Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 8:00am to Friday, 5 December 2014 - 12:00pm

The Women's Leadership Institute is the premier program for women leaders across campus. The program is held at a resort-style location to maximize learning and minimize distractions, and is designed for women who aspire to new leadership positions on campus. The institute features a curriculum with an overall focus on building the next generation of leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. This is a wonderful program for women of all ages to come together to learn and network with one another, forming bonds that will last a lifetime.

Program dates: 
Dec. 2–5, 2014 | Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.

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Learning Outcomes

The Women's Leadership Institute is an experience which 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 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.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, December 2

 

5–7 p.m.

Registration and hors d'oeuvres reception

7–9 p.m.

Keynote speaker

Wednesday, December 3

 

7–8:30 a.m.

Investing in Yourself: Journaling  

8:30–9 a.m.

Coffee

9–9:30 a.m.

Community review

9:30–11 a.m.

Advancing Your Career: Block I  

11–11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Advancing Your Career: Block II  

12:45–2 p.m.

Lunch

2–5 p.m.

Investing in Yourself: Block III  

6–7 p.m.

Dinner

7–9 p.m.

Plenary Session

Thursday, December 4

 

7–8:30 a.m.

Investing in Yourself: Yoga  

8:30–9 a.m.

Coffee

9–9:30 a.m.

Community review

9:30–11 a.m.

Advancing Your Career: Block IV  

11–11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Etiquette tips and lunch

12:45–1 p.m.

Break

1–2:30 p.m.

Advancing Your Career: Block V  

2:30–5:30 p.m.

Investing in Yourself: Block VI  

6–8 p.m.

Dinner on your own

8–10 p.m.

Evening activity

Friday, December 5

 

9–11 a.m.

Closing keynote

11 a.m.

Brunch and departures