2013 Women’s Leadership Institute

December 03 – December 06, 2013
Amelia Island, Florida

Co-produced by 19 associations, the Women’s Leadership Institute is an opportunity for you to join a host of other women to develop and hone your leadership skills.  

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Through presentations, small-group exercises, and discussion, you will gain an 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.  For more information, click here.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Negotiating salary
  • Techniques for good supervision
  • Work/life balance
  • Conducting quality searches
  • Mentoring
  • Financial competency
  • Career mapping
  • Gender communication


Presented By


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Senior Level
  • AVP or “Number Two”


Let others know you are coming!

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Registration is open for the event. Registration will close when event reaches capacity or Tuesday, Dec. 3, whichever comes first.

Roommate matching and ride sharing communications will be facilitated on the "2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Women's Leadership Institute" Group on LinkedIn. This group is open for registrants only, and you will be invited upon registration. 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."

Register early for lower fees and guaranteed space in the program. Early bird rates available until Nov. 4.

Registration fees include general session and breakout sessions, program materials, an opening reception, one dinner, one lunch, one brunch, and two continental breakfasts. There will be group activities to allow participants to refocus after sessions, but there are many other activities you can do on your own. Please see the lodging information on the next page for details.

If you have any registration challenges, please contact ACUI registration services at [email protected] Please keep in mind that fees go up on Nov. 5 and the late registration fee for this program applies after Nov. 18, 2013.

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Early Bird Registration
09/26/2013 to 11/04/2013
Regular Registration
11/05/2013 to 11/18/2013
Late Registration
11/19/2013 to 12/03/2013
NASPA Member


Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 x1171


View Registration Policies

The member fee listed below is extended to all members of  the partnering associations.  Nonmembers will be assessed a $100 increased fee in accordance with association policy and membership benefits. At the time of registration all delegates will view the member fees. After registration is received, confirmation of membership by your association will occur and the $100 nonmember fee will be assessed and invoiced to you if necessary.


Ritz-Carlton Amelia Islan
Amelia Island, Florida

Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida.  As part of our partnership for the Women’s Leadership Institute, NASPA does not manage hotel reservations or event registrations.

Lodging is provided by the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The associations have negotiated a deeply discounted rate of $165 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. There is a fitness center 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.

  • Travel

    The most used airport in the area is the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), located about 30 minutes from resort. For smaller aircraft, Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport is designed to accommodate Gulfstream V aircraft or smaller. It has six runways and serves all aircraft other than major airlines.

  • Transportation

    Rental cars are available at the airport, but please note there is a valet fee of $15 if you have a car at the resort (this is a discounted rate and you must mention ACUI to the valet). There is no option to self-park at the resort.

Additional Info

Click here for information on area attractions.
Click here for the local weather forecast.
Click here for resort activities (many of which are free!)

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 of $9.95. 

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