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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.

Description

The National Women's Leadership Forum is a 3-day interactive program that fosters discussions with women presidents and executive search consultants who help participants develop effective search strategies. The program is conducted 2 times during the year: June and December.

Upcoming Programs

If you would like to be informed when registration opens, or would like more information on the program, please email ACELeadership@acenet.edu.

 
 
Program Content

The forums focus on:

  • Honing critical leadership skills in areas such as fundraising, risk management, and crisis response
  • Media training
  • Developing an effective search strategy
  • Practical training, including mock video-taped interviews and CV/resume critiques
  • Gaining a better understanding of the search process through candid conversations with search firm executives
  • Contract negotiation
  • Gaining a better understanding of the inherent rewards and challenges of a presidency through exposure to outstanding women leaders who share their experiences and serve as role models
Who should attend

Senior-level women administrators (typically at the dean’s level or above) planning to seek a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship. 

Registration Fees
  • Early Bird Registration: ACE Member Institution: $1,850   |   Non-ACE Member Institution: $2,100
  • General Registration: ACE Member Institution: $1,950   |   Non-ACE Member Institution: $2,200

If you are unsure whether your institution is an ACE member institution, please check the ACE Members & Associates Directory.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses - discounted hotel rates available.

Emily Taylor Women's Leadership Scholarship

Emily Taylor was a longtime champion of women's causes and a former director of the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) at the American Council of Education. In honor of her work, ACE will award support grants/scholarships to defray the cost of registration for the ACE National Women's Leadership Forums. For additional information on how to apply for a scholarship, please visit the event page for the forum you are interested in attending.

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 Testimonials

 
  • Connie Gores

    President, Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Beatriz Gonzalez Robinson

    Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Educational Counseling, University of La Verne

General Registration

89th National Women's Leadership Forum

 

June 21-23, 2017

​Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel
Herndon, VA

ACE Member Institution: $1,950
Non-ACE Member Institution: $2,200


Registration closes May 10, 2017

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