2018 NAVIGATE Retreat

January 23-26, 2018 | Beaver Hollow Conference Center | Java NY

This free, three-day professional development conference featured invited speakers on topics that pertain to gender bias, inequity and discrimination in STEM fields. Cases studies, designed to grow the participant's abilities to overcome gender-related career obstacles, was presented. 


Beaver Hollow Conference Center,
1083 Pit Rd, Java Center, NY 14082
(about 1 hour drive from UB)

Transportation to and from Beaver Hollow will be provided using UB’s Stampede Buses. Buses will take participants to the retreat, which will take place between 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23 to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 26.

Professional Development Program

The NAVIGATE Project covered the following topics during the course of the 3-day retreat and 1-day workshop events.

  • Building your professional support network for career resilience
  • Communicating your impacts
  • Managing conflict
  • Managing your manager
  • Becoming a change agent in your organization
  • Cultivating resilience in the face of adversity
  • Forming alliances with other women
  • Organizing with other women across difference (in race, sexuality, class, ability status)
  • Respectful confrontations
  • Working smarter, not harder
  • Negotiating employment conditions