Sunday, 3 December, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 (All day)
December 3-6, 2017
Amelia Island, FL
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.


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

  • December 3: Registration open in the afternoon; opening keynote and reception in the late afternoon/evening 
  • December 4: Educational and general sessions throughout the day; lunch and dinner provided 
  • December 5: Educational and general sessions throughout the day; lunch provided
  • December 6: Educational and general sessions in the morning; brunch provided before departures


Registration includes general session and breakout sessions, program materials, an opening reception, dinner, lunches, brunch, and two continental breakfasts.

                    Early (by September 22)        Regular (September 23–November 25)
Member*      $799                                       $999

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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.


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 may 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.