Women's Leadership Institute - 2013 Amelia Island Florida

Co-produced by members of the Council of Higher Education Management Associations AASHE, ACCED-I, ACPA, ACRL, ACUHO-I, ACUI, APPA, ASCA, CSHEMA, NACA, NACAS, NACUBO, NACUFS, NAEP, NASPA, NIRSA, NODA

Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 3 – December 6, 2013
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.

Program Description

Because of the success of last year’s program, the 2013 Women’s Leadership Institute will again be held in Amelia Island, Fla., during December. Now in its eighth year, the Women’s Leadership Institute continues to provide an experience that caters to women’s needs within the higher education profession. Representing the profession will be women from facilities and operations, administration, auxiliary services, student affairs, recreation, and libraries who aspire to be senior leaders in higher education and share a passion for the profession.Nomination link for Women's Leadership Institute

The Women's Leadership Institute has been underwritten by American Campus Communities, TIAA-CREF, and the Spelman & Johnson Group for many years. 

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Four scholarships were available to the 2013 program. Click here for additional information.

Follow the conversation on the "2010-13 Women's Leadership Institute" Group on LinkedIn. This group is open for registrants and program alumni only. In the meantime, build your LinkedIn profile for full effect. We also use the Twitter hashtag #WLI13 to engage each other and those who could not attend. Join the Facebook page "Women's Leadership Institute for Higher Education."

Learning Outcomes

The Women's Leadership Institute is an experience which provides professional development opportunities on issues that affect women within the higher education community. Attendees are women who represent the many functional areas on campus who aspire to be senior leaders in higher education and share a passion for the field.

Leadership development and positioning continue to be concerns for women in society in general and is a focus for the development of the next generation of leaders in higher education. Research shows that while the gap may be narrowing, pay and promotion disparity continue to be problems for women working on campus.

The Women's Leadership Institute mission is to bring together women who represent the vast communities across institutions of higher education. It provides a special opportunity to learn, not just about leadership skills, but about how other parts of the campus function, what their priorities and challenges are, and how to bridge the communication gap that may exist when we try to work across campus cultures.

The Women's Leadership Institute is a four-day/three-night development opportunity with two primary purposes:

  • To give women in higher education information, education, and support in the pursuit of executive leadership positions on campus, and
  • To increase the knowledge-base of individual participants and partner organizations about topics related to being a woman working on college campuses.

Tentative Schedule

 Tuesday, Dec. 3 
5–7 p.m.Registration and Hors d'Oeuvres Reception
7–9 p.m.Opening Keynote: Marisa Rivera
 Wednesday, Dec. 4 
7–8:30 a.m.Investing in Yourself Morning Activities

Walk on the Beach (7–8 a.m.)
Women of Color Round-Table (8–8:45 a.m.)

8–8:45 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9–9:30 a.m.Community Review: Finding Your Voice
9:30–10:30 a.m.Advancing Your Career I: Erin Fischer
10:30–11 a.m.Small group review with educators-in-residence
11–11:15 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Advancing Your Career II: Melissa Hinrichs
12:15–12:45 p.m.Small Group Review with Educators-in-Residence
12:45–2 p.m.Lunch
2–5 p.m.Investing in Yourself Afternoon Sessions
2–3 p.m.Investing in Yourself: Ellen Heffernan
6–7 p.m.Dinner
7–8:30 p.m.Advancing Your Career III: Manisha Thakor
8:30–9 p.m.Small Group Review with Educators-in-Residence
Thursday, Dec. 5 
7–8:30 a.m.Investing in Yourself Morning Activities

Yoga (7–8 a.m.)
Social Media Coaching (8–8:45 a.m.)

8–8:45 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9–10 a.m.Community Review: Lean In
10–11 a.m.Advancing Your Career IV: Jacque Hamilton
11–11:30 a.m.Small Group Review with Educators-in-Residence
11:30–11:45 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.Table Top Lunch Discussions
12:45–1 p.m.Break
1–2 p.m.Advancing Your Career V: Teri Bump
2–2:30 p.m.Small Group Review with Educators-in-Residence
2:30–5:30 p.m.Investing in Yourself Afternoon Sessions
2:45–4:15 p.m.Postcards From the Future: A Guide to Happily Ever After
5:30–7:30 p.m.Dinner on Your Own
7:30–8:30 p.m.Advancing Your Career VI: Lynn Gangone
8–10 p.m.Evening Activity
 Friday, Dec. 6 
9–11 a.m.Closing Keynote: Pamela Trotman Reid
11 a.m.Brunch and Departures


Updated Dec. 9, 2013