LEADERS Institute


The 2023 AAWCC LEADERS Institute will be hosted by Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley and will take place June 4-8, 2023 at Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown Hotel, Kansas City, MO.

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 38 years of successes, LEADERS Institute has established a coalition of more than 6,000 women leaders. 

For more information about the 2023 AAWCC LEADERS Institute, contact Kimberly Watts at kimberly.watts@mcckc.edu

Application Process

Early Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023

Application Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2023


Applications can be downloaded here and should be submitted via email to kimberly.watts@mcckc.edu

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, register at the AAWCC website.  Payment can be made online or by check. Tuition payment should made by May 31, 2023.

Hotel Information

The LEADERS institute has arranged for a group rate of $149 per night at the Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Reservations can be made over the phone or online. Group rate is available two days before and two days after the Institute dates if you would like to spend some extra time enjoying Galveston. Information about hotel reservations will be provided upon acceptance into the LEADERS Institute.


Contact Us:  info@aawccnatl.org 

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


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