2017 Women’s Leadership Institute 2017-06-26T09:42:58+00:00

2017 Women’s Leadership Institute

In partnership with the Association of College Unions International
& NASPA|Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education

December 3 – December 6, 2017 • Amelia Island, Florida

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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.

2017 Women’s Leadership Institute Website

Two Primary Purposes:

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

Learning Outcomes

The Women’s Leadership Institute is an experience that 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’s 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 content and recommendations drew me to learn how I can improve my contributions and serve my University from a more well-rounded point of view. My department is part of an academic unit, we do not work daily with Student Life professionals and this helped bring me back to the student life perspective.

Becky Todd, University of Arkansas

As a manger I am interested in learning how to improve my leadership skills. I was also interested in interacting with other student affairs professionals. I feel that most of the conferences I attend are very specific to the work I do in fitness and recreation. I wanted to extend my networking web.

Alexia Cervantes, UC San Diego Recreation

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Note: All registrations are handled through ACUI.

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Pricing

Fees Early Bird
By September 22, 2017
Regular
September 23 – November 25, 2017
Member* of a partnering association $799 $999

*Member Fee Details
The member fee listed above is extended to all members of participating associations. At the time of registration, all delegates will view the member fees. Confirmation of membership by your association will occur, and the additional $100 nonmember fee will be assessed and invoiced to you if necessary.

Cancellation Policy
Upon written request, cancellations will be issued a refund and assessed a $75 processing fee prior to the registration deadline of November 4, 2015. A $150 processing fee will be assessed for a cancellation requested after November 5. No refunds will be issued after November 25, and the full registration fee will be assessed. The entire registration fee is due at the time of registration. A $25 processing fee will be added to all registrations not paid in full by the first day of the seminar. Checks or purchase orders should be made payable to the Association of College Unions International. All registration fees will be refunded if the seminar is cancelled because of low registration. Please register as early as possible so we can plan appropriate program materials.

Schedule of Events

NIRSA members should stay tuned to ACUI’s website  for more schedule information as it becomes available.

The 2017 scheduled is still being finalized, but in general, please plan for the following:

Timeline is subject to change.

Key Dates

  • June – Registration Available

  • Sept. 23 – Early Registration Deadline

  • Nov. 3 – Hotel Deadline

  • Nov. 25 – Regular Registration Deadline

  • Dec. 3-6 – WLI, Amelia Island, Florida

Registration open in the afternoon; opening keynote and reception in the late afternoon/evening


Educational and general sessions throughout the day; lunch and dinner provided


Educational and general sessions throughout the day; lunch provided


Educational and general sessions in the morning; brunch provided before departures


The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Rates & Reservations

Lodging is provided by the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The associations have negotiated a deeply discounted rate of $175 for this conference for either single or double occupancy. The resort offers many amenities including spa and golf. You are within a stone’s throw of the beach, and the resort offers complimentary coffee and water for morning beach walkers. A fitness center is available for no charge, but the spa also offers a wonderful day pass for $25, which includes use of the newly remodeled spa pool, sauna, hot tub, relaxation room, and locker room.

The resort is just a short drive to the 55-block historic district in Fernandina Beach. It is a quaint historic sea village with antiques, dining, novelty shops, and jewelers.

Hotel reservations can be made online, or by calling the reservations department at 866-763-2960. Rates are available until capacity using group name “Women’s Leadership Institute 2017”. 

The group rate is available for the nights of December 3, 4, and 5, with scheduled check-out on December 6 (this follows the schedule of the program). Additional nights, if available, may or may not be awarded the group rate of $175. To ensure you receive the group rate, make reservations before November 3.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Rates & Reservations

Make your hotel reservations online!

To make your reservation by phone please call 877.266.6065 and refer to the 2016 Women’s Leadership Institute prior to Nov. 7.

The group rate is available for the nights of Dec. 6, 7, and 8 with scheduled check-out on Dec. 9 (this follows the schedule of the program). Additional nights if available, may or may not be awarded the group rate. Please make your reservations no later than Nov. 7 to receive the group rate.

Lodging is provided by the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, Calif. The associations have negotiated a deeply discounted rate of $175 for this conference for either single or double occupancy. The resort offers many amenities including spa and golf and complimentary access to the fitness center overlooking the ocean. You are within a stone’s throw of the beach, and the resort offers complimentary coffee and water for morning beach walkers. There is a fitness center available for no charge, but the spa also offers a wonderful experience, which participants get a 10% discount on spa treatment services.

A few of the favorite resort experiences include:

  • Overlooking Salt Creek Beach as surfers ride the waves
  • Having a quiet moment at 180blũ while trying to spot a whale during migration
  • Taking an Eco-Excursion as part of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment program

Transportation

  • Click here for the local weather forecast.
  • For information on area attractions, click on one of these destinations: All of Orange County, Orange County Beaches, Laguna Beach,Dana Point Harbor, and San Clemente.
  • Book a service from Ritz-Carlton (spa, transportation, other)
  • The resort offers a friendly, relaxed ambiance, so casual resort wear is recommended. Jackets for men are not required at restaurants.
  • The hotel features free wireless Internet throughout the main part of the hotel. In-room wired service is available at a daily charge at no charge to our group.

For more information, please contact Kristen Gleason, NIRSA Director of Professional Development.