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Professional Development 

At the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), we are dedicated to forging pathways of growth and opportunity for women in higher education. Our commitment extends beyond mere representation; we focus on empowering women through comprehensive professional development opportunities which are highlighted below. These programs are meticulously designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities women encounter in higher education, with a special emphasis on leadership roles within community colleges.

We understand the importance of learning from those who have navigated these paths successfully. That's why we are excited to offer the AAWCC Podcast, available on Podbean. This series is more than just a collection of conversations; it's a treasure trove of wisdom and insights from the women who are at the forefront of leading America's community colleges. Each episode is a window into their experiences, offering invaluable perspectives that inspire and inform our members.

Whether you're looking to advance in your career, seeking inspiration, or eager to understand the broader landscape of women's roles in community college leadership, AAWCC is your go-to resource. Join us in this journey of learning, empowerment, and leadership.

LEADERS Institute 

The LEADERS Institute is a five-day, content-intensive, experiential workshop, based on the AACC Core Competencies for Community College Leaders. LEADERS promotes the development of women’s leadership skills and qualities at every level in community college education and administration. The Institute is designed to prepare women leaders for career opportunities, career advancement, and executive-level leadership positions, including the presidency. Over the course of 38 years of successes, LEADERS Institute has established a coalition of more than 6,000 women leaders.


National Conference 

AAWCC holds an annual conference every fall to invite community college women - both employees and students - to connect and advance their professional development. AAWCC chapters and their members are invited to submit presentations for consideration of event sessions or speakers. The location for this conference varies year to year.

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Day of Dialogue

In celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, AAWCC organizes its annual Day of Dialogue to encourage chapters to engage in thoughtful conversation about issues impacting women attending and working at community colleges. AAWCC develops a themed topic, as well as resources to assist chapters in planning events and discussions. Chapters develop programming to complement the topic. While called Day of Dialogue, chapter programming takes place throughout the month of March.

Date / Location: TBD

Summer Staycation Series

For summer professional development, AAWCC offers a virtual learning series featuring topics designed to enrich lives and benefit personal health and wellness. The series also provides members an opportunity to showcase their areas of expertise and support other members across the country. 

Date / Location: TBD

Career Resources

AAWCC is committed to both the professional and personal growth of its members.  This section of the website provides information and tools to assist AAWCC members with their career development efforts.

Position Announcements

AAWCC offers this website page to enable member colleges and other AAWCC supporters to post position openings and career website links for our members to peruse.  Please send posting descriptions and website links to the AAWCC National Office at or Be sure to list the expiration date for the position opening.

Other Position Openings/Searches

R.H. Perry & Associates
2607 31st Street NW

Washington, DC 20008

Telephone: 703 743-2273
Mobile: 202 302-7541

Pauly Group, Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Drive, Ste. E.
Springfield, IL 62711
Phone: 217-241-5400
Fax: 217-241-5401

Gold Hill Associates

Dr. Preston Pulliams
1065 Stigger Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39209
Phone: 503-704-3425

Candidate Information

The Pauly Group, a strong supporter of AAWCC, has provided key information for candidates searching for academic positions at community colleges.  Be sure to check out the invaluable information provided below:

The American Association for Women in Community Colleges changes women’s lives through education, service and leadership development.


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