I am excited to bring my interest in leadership and change into the sustainability arena. Leadership fascinates me, from what motivates an individual to pursue a formal leadership role, to the skills, talents, and personal fortitude needed to lead a large scale change effort. Leadership is messy and elegant; change is uncomfortable and exhilarating. Both require the competence and commitment of leaders, followers, community members and engaged citizens. And in this environment of increasing complexity, sustainability champions must call upon their passion, intelligence, integrity, and vision for the future in order to be effective.
My interests are in mindfulness, leadership development, personal and professional leadership identity, and women academic leaders.
- PhD, Antioch University, Leadership and Change
- MEd, Administration and Supervision, Antioch University New England
- BA, Art History, Williams College
- Certificate - Executive Education, The Art and Practice of Leadership Development, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
- HERS Program for Women in Higher Education, Wellesley College
Hertneky, R.P. (2015). Women on a wire: Balance and leadership self-identity in the lives of women college presidents. In Irby, B. J., Abdelrahman, N., Boswell, J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (Eds.), Women in leadership: Case studies from the workplace (1st ed., pp. 167-194). IBook: Beverly J. Irby.
Hertneky, R.P. (2012). Composing our lives – As women and as leaders. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 14(2), 140-155.
Hertneky, R. P. (2010). The role of balance in women’s leadership self-identity. Advancing Women in Leadership Journal, 30(14). Retrieved from http://www.advancingwomen.com/awl/Vol30_2010/Hertneky_Balance_vol_30_No_14_9_21_10.pdf
Hertneky, R. (2008). The leadership self-identity of women college presidents. (PhD, Antioch University).
- Leadership, Ethics & Change
- Leadership for Change (Environmental Studies Department)
Courses taught in the past include:
- Leading Change in Entrepreneurial Organizations
- Leadership and Management Theory and Practice
- Topics in Leadership Self-knowledge for Leaders
- Group Dynamics & Leadership Professional Seminar
“Mindfulness and Leadership,” co-presented with Susan Dreyer Leon, New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, March 2015.
“Fostering women’s leadership within an environment of adaptive challenges,” New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, April 2014.
“Composing our lives – As women and as leaders,” International Leadership Association Annual Global Conference, October 2011.
“Bringing it all together: Observations of self as leader,” New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, April 2009.