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National Women's Leadership Forum


November 30, 2016


Registration for the 88th Forum is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the National Women's Leadership Forum. This 3-day leadership program is for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship.

To participate in the program, you will need to complete a conference registration as well as submit materials for the program book and mock interviews.

Limited scholarships are available. To apply, please visit Emily Taylor Women's Leadership Scholarship. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact

Travel Logistics

The December 2016 program is taking place at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel. Please review our Hotel and Travel (PDF) document for information on reserving your room and travel.

Program Book Materials

Each participant will receive access to an electronic program book that will contain information for program participants and presenters. Please submit the following information no later than Friday, October 7, 2016:

  • Electronic photo (.jpg format)
  • Web link to your electronic bio
Mock Interview Materials

We have organized an interactive program of plenary sessions, including a mock interview that will assist you with shaping your career development plan. Submit the following materials no later than Friday, October 14, 2016:

  • Administrative Vitae/CV
  • Sample job announcement (of a position you aspire to)
  • Cover letter (the cover letter should be tailored to the job announcement)

Review the following documents to assist you in preparing your mock interview materials:

Payment and Cancellation Policies

Full payment must be received prior to the start of the program. ACE accepts the following payment options:

Credit card - All major credit cards are accepted and you may pay with a credit card when registering for the program. If you would like to pay with a credit card after registering, contact Connie Banks at 202-939-9459 to have the payment processed by phone.

Check - Mail check payments (with a copy of the registration receipt) to:

American Council on Education
P.O. Box 418762
Boston, MA 08841-8762

Note: A purchase order is accepted only as proof of a pending payment. To request an invoice, email both the purchase order and registration receipt to

Cancellation requests received by September 30, 2016 will be refunded in full.
Cancellation requests received by November 9, 2016 will receive a refund less a $300 administrative fee.
Cancellation requests received after November 9, 2016 will receive a refund less a $500 administrative fee.

Send cancellation requests to


Registration for the 88th National Women's Leadership Forum is now closed.  

November 30- December 2, 2016

The Westin Arlington Gateway

Arlington, VA 

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email



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