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AAWCC Leaders Institute 2020 Canceled

  • 06/06/2020
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  • 06/11/2020
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LEADERS 2020 will not convene. After much discussion, the executive board of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges made the difficult decision to cancel LEADERS Institute 2020 to protect health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic. We had hoped that the situation would improve in time for LEADERS to continue, but there remains too much uncertainty. 

LEADERS 2020 had accepted the majority of participants for this year by the time states restricted travel. While LEADERS cannot meet this year, please mark your calendar for LEADERS 2021, scheduled for June 6-11, 2021 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding with these changes. We hope to see you at LEADERS Institute 2021. Please stay safe!

The national board for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) supports the advancement of community college women into leadership positions. The LEADERS Institute is a five day, content-intensive, experiential workshop, based on the AACC Core Competencies for Community College Leaders.  In AAWCC, we believe that we lead from where we are, and the LEADERS Institute 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.

Graduates of the LEADERS Institute are recognized for their excellence in collaboration, encouragement and support for each other, their appreciation that many styles of leadership co-exist, and continuing expansion of their professional talents based on a strong personal foundation.  Over the course of 37 years of successes, LEADERS Institute has established a coalition of more than 6,000 women leaders.

Application Process

Application Deadline: April 17, 2020. Apply today!

The Applications for Leaders Institute Class of 2020 can be found here in Word format and should be submitted via email to

Tuition Cost

Tuition fees of $1,995.00 include:

·        15 workshops and presentations led by community college presidents and other senior-level leaders

·        Networking access to women presidents and other senior-level leaders

·        All workshop materials

·        Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily, two dinners

·        Certificate of completion

·        One year of membership in AAWCC

Tuition fees are due within 30 days of notification of acceptance to the program. Once accepted, payment can be made via the AAWCC website or by check.

Hotel Information*

The LEADERS institute has arranged for a group rate of $199 per night at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas. Reservations can be made over the phone or online. Group rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after the Institute dates if you would like to spend some extra time enjoying Galveston.

The Group ID: American Association for Women in Community College

Group Code: AAWCC2020

For Reservations Made over the Telephone

Please call the toll free reservations number; 888-388-8484 any time between 6am and 11pm seven days a week.  In order to get the special $199.00 rate the caller must ask for the Block. 

For Reservations Made Online

Go to the Moody Gardens Hotel website:

You will need the Group code: AAWCC2020

*Deadline for reservations: May 16, 2020

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