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.
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:
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."
This event is most likely to influence these groups.
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Registration is open for the event and will close when the event reaches capacity or Tuesday, December 6, whichever comes first.
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].Register Online
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 x1171
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.
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.
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 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
For hotel questions, please contact:
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
|$175 +tax / night|
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.
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.
In December, the average high is in the upper 60s and lows in the mid-40s.