2018 Women’s Leadership Institute

December 2-5, 2018 • Newport Beach, California


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.

To learn more about this event and to register visit Women’s Leadership Institute 2018

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Attending the Women’s Leadership Institute has been the most rewarding professional development opportunity in my career to date. I spent four days being challenged, empowered, inspired and motivated by some of the most accomplished women leaders in Higher Education. I connected with women all over the country, at all different levels of leadership, who helped me remove personal barriers and re-imagine my professional target list. From cover letter must- do’s to crisis management to negotiating, the institute covered all the must know topics for any professional looking to stay current and at the top of their game. This institute helped me understand that connecting with other women and supporting them is vital to our success in the academy; and left me with new connections guiding my journey.
Anna Borgerding, NIRSA member, WLI 2018

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, NIRSA member, WLI 2017


NIRSA Members are encouraged to log in and join the Women’s Leadership Connect Community to connect with others about this event.

2018 WLI Connect Community