Women’s Leadership Institute

December 06 – December 09, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA

In its 11th year, the Women’s Leadership Institute provides 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. 

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Due to unprecedented interest, the 2016 program is sold out!

 If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please register as soon as possible. You may register for the program and if space becomes available, you will be contacted.  

In partnership with ACUI and NACUBO, NASPA is proud to host the 11th Women's Leadership Institute. 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 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.
  • To increase the knowledge base of individual participants and partner organizations about topics related to being a woman working on college campuses.

Follow the conversation on the "Women's Leadership Institute for Higher Education" 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 #WLI16 to engage each other and those who could not attend. Join the Facebook page "Women's Leadership Institute Participants & Friends."

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level

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    Schedule

    Tue, Dec 06

    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Preconference: The Modern Job Search
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Registration
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Welcome and Keynote: Avoiding Burnout
    Emilie Aries, CEO, Bossed Up
    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Networking Reception

    Wed, Dec 07

    7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast and Investing in Yourself
    8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Advancing Your Career
    9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Break
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Investing in Your Career Track
    Navigating Organizational Politics
    Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness & Human Resources, University of Arizona
    Conflict Management Essentials
    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    Break
    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Advancing Your Career: Benchmarking Women's Leadership
    12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch
    1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    Advancing Your Career: Executive Presence and Being Sponsorable
    Teri Bump, Vice President of University Relations, American Campus Communities
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Relaxation Time on Your Own or Investing in Yourself
    LGBTQ+ Roundtable
    Allies Roundtable
    4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    Relaxation Time on Your Own or Investing in Yourself
    Women of Color Roundtable
    Building Cultural Competency
    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Dinner
    7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Association Gatherings

    Thu, Dec 08

    7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast and Investing in Yourself
    Eco-Excursion Walk
    Book Club
    Career Prep
    9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Advancing Your Career Session: Developing Your Career Strategy
    Ellen Heffernan, President, The Spelman & Johnson Group
    10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Break
    10:30 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
    Women's Leadership Talks: Developing Women's Professional Confidence
    Sumi Pendakur, Amma Marfo, Ann Marie Klotz
    12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Lunch
    1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Advancing Your Career Session
    Assertive Communication Workshop
    Emilie Aries, Founder and CEO, Bossed Up
    Negotiation Strategies
    3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Investing in Yourself Afternoon Activities
    Addressing Micro/Macroaggressions
    Managing through Crisis
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Investing in Yourself Afternoon Activities
    Changing Careers Roundtable
    Spirituality and Mindfulness
    6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Dinner on Your Own
    8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Evening Activity

    Fri, Dec 09

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Community Review: Paying It Forward
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Closing Keynote
    11:30 a.m.
    Brunch and Departures

    Registration

    Due to unprecedented interest, the 2016 program is sold out! If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please register as soon as possible. You may register for the program and if space becomes available, you will be contacted.  

    Registration fees include general session and breakout sessions, program materials, an opening reception, dinner, lunches, brunch, and two continental breakfasts. Group activities will allow participants to refocus after sessions, but there are many other activities you can do on your own.

    Register early for lower fees and guarenteed space in the program. Early bird rates available until October 19.  If you have any registration challenges, please contact ACUI registration services at [email protected]

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    All

    Early Bird Registration
    4-4-2016 to 10-19-2016
    Regular Registration
    10-19-2016 to 12-06-2016
    NASPA Member
    $799
    $899
    Non-Member
    $899
    $999

    Questions?

    Lucy Fort
    Assistant Director of Educational Programs
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 202-265-7500 x1171

    Policies

    View Registration Policies

    The member fee listed 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.

    Cancellations

    Upon written request, cancellations will be issued a refund and assessed a $75 processing fee prior to the registration deadline of Oct. 19. A $150 processing fee will be assessed for a cancellation requested after Oct. 20. No refunds will be issued after Nov. 9, 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. Please contact ACUI registration services at [email protected] with any cancellation requests.

    Venue

    Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel


    Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
    Dana Point, CA

    As part of our partnership for the Women’s Leadership Institute, NASPA does not manage hotel reservations or event registrations.

    The Ritz-Carlton is currently sold out and has a long waitlist already. Please view information on the secondary hotel, Laguna Cliffs Marriott for an addional room block. 

    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.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.

    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

    • Take a photo tour of the resort.

    Book Your Hotel Now

    For hotel questions, please contact:
    Lucy Fort
    [email protected]

    Hotel Room Rate/Night
    Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
    One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
    949-240-2000
    $175 +tax / night
    • Travel

      The closest airport to the resort is the Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA), located about 20 minutes away. Other nearby airports are Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT), and San Diego International Airport (SAN). Amtrak also has several California routes that serve the San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC) station, about 15 minutes from the Ritz-Carlton. Low fares, inexpensive transfer, and no valet expense.

    • Transportation

      Rental cars are available at the airport, but please note there is a valet fee of $35 if you have a car at the resort. There is no option to self park at the resort. No specific contracts have been made with these companies, but the following businesses service the Ritz-Carlton: Super Shuttle services (SNA, LAX, LGB, ONT, SAN and Amtrak Los Angeles Station) and Best Transportation.

    • Weather

      In December, the average high is in the upper 60s and lows in the mid-40s.

    Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa


    Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
    Dana Point, CA

    The Laguna Cliffs Marriott will serve as the secondary hotel for the program. It's approximately 8 minutes from the Ritz Carlton where the event activities occur. Limited transportation will be provided between venues.

    Guestroom reservations for this event will be made by individuals calling 888-236-2427. In order to receive the special group guestroom rate, individuals must identify themselves as attending the Women's Leadership Institute. Rates are $175 +tax / night.

    All reservation requests must be guaranteed and accompanied with a deposit in the amount of the first night’s room and tax. The deposit can be in the form of a credit card, cash, or check. This deposit is non-refundable unless reservation is cancelled by 4 p.m. three (3) days prior to arrival.

    Use this online link to book your room at the group rate at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.

    Book Your Hotel Now

    For hotel questions, please contact:
    Lucy Fort
    [email protected]

    Hotel Room Rate/Night
    Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
    25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    888-236-2427
    $175 +tax / night
    • Travel

      The closest airport to the resort is the Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA), located about 20 minutes away. Other nearby airports are Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT), and San Diego International Airport (SAN). Amtrak also has several California routes that serve the San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC) station, about 15 minutes from the Ritz-Carlton. Low fares, inexpensive transfer, and no valet expense.

    • Transportation

    • Weather

      In December, the average high is in the upper 60s and lows in the mid-40s.

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