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2024 Women’s Leadership Institute

December 10, 2024 December 13, 2024 PST

The Women’s Leadership Institute will return in 2024 to San Diego! The Women’s Leadership Institute is a premier program intended for women in mid to senior-level roles who have been in the field for seven years or more.

This program is for women looking to further their leadership skills, expand their professional network, and take innovative ideas back to their respective campuses. This program is unlike others that you typically attend. Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) programming aspires to offer attendees thought-provoking round table discussions, networking opportunities with professionals across the world, and expert-led sessions and discussions.

A distinctive highlight of this program is the number of associations that come together and support the program. WLI focuses on being interdisciplinary, having a representation from diverse functional areas across higher education.

The choice of location offers a setting that allows attendees to fully immerse themselves in the programming that focuses on professional development and personal development.

Attendees can look forward to:

  • Connecting with other women leaders from across campus to bring light to common challenges and help build supportive networks through which to share future solutions.
  • Going beyond your designated functional area to focus on career advancement and self-improvement.
  • Learning from exuberant and accomplished speakers through sessions and candid conversations.
  • Leaving the institute refreshed and motivated to apply the knowledge they’ve learned and to help others on campus become better leaders as well.
Recommend an Attendee

If you know any women who are looking for opportunities to grow professionally and personally with other women in higher education across the country, recommend the Women’s Leadership Institute. Your thoughtful recommendations will help us ensure a diverse and enriching experience for all attendees.

Anyone recommended will receive information on the event. You do not have to be recommended to attend the institute.

Call for Sessions

ACUI AND NASPA are partnering to bring you a curated experience focused on women leaders in higher education. This Institute offers strategies for women who share a passion for the profession and plan to lead with lasting impact. ACUI and NASPA are seeking programs that will inspire participants to become an inspirational and effective leader. The program is designed by women, for women.

We are looking for speakers at this amazing event. The 2024 theme is “Cycles of Leadership.” Topics include:

  • Supervision and Performance Management
  • Strategic Planning; Financial Wellbeing
  • Upskill, Re-skill: The Bridge to the Future
  • Delegating and Giving Away: Picking Up New Skills/ Put Things Down

Please note that applicants must create a free NASPA account to submit a proposal. All presenters must register to attend the 2024 Women’s Leadership Institute in-person. There will not be any virtual presentation opportunities. 


Early Registration
(Through September 13)
  • Member: $899
  • Nonmember: $1,099
Regular Registration
(September 14–November 11)
  • Member: $999
  • Nonmember: $1,199

Travel & Hotel


Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101

The hotel rate is is $179/per night, plus tax. The group discounted resort fee is $20 per night plus tax. Please note the resort fee will be adjusted to $20 per night once the booking is confirmed.

If you are wanting to book for December 9, please use this link. The hotel rate for December 9 is $279, plus tax.

The hotel booking deadline is November 11.

1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101
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