2014 Women's Leadership Institute - Laguna Niguel California

Co-produced by members of the Council for Higher Education Management Associations, including ACPA, ACRL, ACUHO-I, ACUI, APPA, CSHEMA, NACUBO, NASPA, and NIRSA.

Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 2 – December 5, 2014
Dana Point, Calif.

If you can participate in only one educational program this year, this is the one!Nomination link for Women's Leadership Institute

Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. Coproduced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions to help you:

  • Hone your leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture
  • Share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to the new reality
  • Create new personal networks and networking skills to better tap the higher education community

Through presentations, small-group exercises, and discussion, you will gain a practical understanding of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus—both the challenges and the rewards. Examine the unique roles, skills, and relationships needed to lead as higher education faces and deals with the most challenging period in 50 years.

What You Will Learn:

  • To effectively utilize key leadership skills: negotiation, communication, introducing and managing change, developing yourself and others, and creating effective work environments
  • To develop your greatest strengths and talents through a highly regarded personal assessment tool
  • To recognize and appreciate the roles, responsibilities, and perspectives of a broad range of higher education professionals
  • To build relationships and improve goal achievement when working with people from across campus
  • To help your institution respond successfully to the unique challenges of today 

Who Should Participate?

The program is designed for women who aspire to become senior leaders in higher education. Current responsibilities should include administrative functions that regularly require decision making that affects departmental operations and involves other important relationships on campus.

Updated Oct. 16, 2014