LEADERS Institute

LEADERS Institute 2021 has been canceled to protect health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic. We had hoped that the situation would improve in time for LEADERS to continue, and we made the decision to cancel in January 2021 based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Please stay tuned for more information about LEADERS Institute 2022, as we hope we will be able to gather again in person.

The LEADERS Experience

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: Closed.

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.


Contact Us:  info@aawccnatl.org 

AAWCC, P.O. Box 175, Lansdowne , PA 19050


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