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CHAT BOX: What's Holding Us Back at Work? Making the Impossible Possible and Changing Everything

  • 12 Jan 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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This program is offered at 12:00pm, 5pm London. Please convert your time zone. 

“What is impossible to do that if it were possible, would change everything?” Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations.

If the impossible was possible at work, would it truly change everything? Ringing in 2023 and a new season of The Chat Box, Lisa Donatelli and Sarah E. Spencer discuss how our professional journey of growth and leadership is often defined by what we perceive as the impossible, the possible, and our ability to change ourselves (or others) and our workplace. Through prompts and small group conversation, challenge your own mental framework that might be holding you back. Participants will be invited to share ideas and identify concrete positive steps - within our spheres of influence -  to make our “impossibles” just a bit more possible in 2023.


Lisa D. Donatelli formally joined Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies in 2018 as Chief of Staff to then VP, Lorna Stern after serving as a consultant for several years.  She currently serves as the COO and is responsible for global operations, human resource development, and planning while also working with the leaders of the talented teams of Planning, Analytics and Organizational Effectiveness; Health, Safety and Security; and Advising and Student Engagement.

Lisa has worked in international education for over 28 years. She has held leadership positions at Georgetown University, Bucknell University, and Rollins College. She has been active in the field and has presented on a wide range of topics, ranging from talent development, women’s leadership, program development and administration and the evolving needs of students.

LEAGUE CO-HOST: Sarah E. Spencer

Sarah E. Spencer is the founder of OnPoint Global Strategies & Coaching, supporting global education with strategy and solutions, leadership and team development and professional coaching. She is also a founding member of theGlobal Leadership League’s volunteer-led executive team. Sarah has held a variety of management positions at the University of St. Thomas, and has played an active role in the sector with presentations, committees and elected positions, including NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad and CIEE’s Academic Consortium Board. 


Our members come from different backgrounds, abilities, levels of experience, and parts of the world. Our goal is to embrace this diversity and encourage relationships across generations and experience levels for the benefit of all involved. 

The Global Leadership League was started by a group of women in the field of international education for the purposes of advancing women’s leadership skills, knowledge, and connections.


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