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October 21, 2022

Early Registration Deadline

November 6, 2022

Room Block Closes

December 6, 2022

Institute Opens!

2022 Women's Leadership Institute

Division/Group Events Career and Workforce Development Supporting the Profession Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Womxn in Student Affairs Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level

The Women’s Leadership Institute is the premier professional development program for women who aspire to be senior leaders in higher education.


In its 16th year, the Women’s Leadership Institute provides an experience that offers strategies for women to succeed in the higher education profession. Participants include women from facilities and operations, administration, auxiliary services, student affairs, recreation, and libraries who share a passion for the profession and plan to lead with lasting impact.

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Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs.

Coproduced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions to help you:


  • Hone your leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture
  • Share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to the new reality
  • Create new personal networks and networking skills to better tap the higher education community


Through presentations, small-group exercises, and discussion, you will gain a practical understanding of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus—both the challenges and the rewards. Examine the unique roles, skills, and relationships needed to lead as higher education faces and deals with the most challenging period in 50 years.


Registration is Now Open!

To complete registration, please visit ACUI's website using the link below. If you need registration assistance, please contact [email protected] or 812.245.2284.



Early Registration

Through 10/21/2022

Regular Registration

After 10/21/2022

$799 $899
$999 $1099


Member Fee Details 
The member fee listed above is extended to all members ACUI, NASPA, and marketing partner associations. At the time of registration, all delegates will view the member fees. Confirmation of membership by your association will occur, and the additional $200 nonmember fee will be assessed and invoiced to you if necessary. 


Institute Schedule

12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. – Registration Open  
1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. – Preconference Workshops 
3:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. – Registration & Bookstore Opens  
4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. – Opening Session and Keynote  
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. – Networking Reception  

7:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m. – Registration and Bookstore Open  
7:15 a.m. –8:15 a.m. – Morning Restorative Activity 
7:15 a.m. –8:15 a.m. – Continental Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. –10 a.m. – Morning Session and Keynote  
10:15 a.m. –11:15 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions   
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Group Activity  
12:30 p.m. –1:45 p.m. – Lunch   
1:45 p.m. –2:45 p.m. – Keynote Session 
3:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions  
4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions  
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. – Dinner  
7:30 p.m. –9:30 p.m. – Association Gatherings  

7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. – Registration and Bookstore  
7:45 a.m. –8:15 a.m. – Morning Restorative Activity 
7:45 a.m. –9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast  
8:00 –9:00 a.m. – Roundtable Discussions   
9:15 a.m. –10:30 a.m. – Keynote Session: Women Leadership in Higher Education  
10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion  
12:30 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. – Lunch  
1:45 p.m. –3:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions 
1:45 p.m. –3:00  p.m. – Book Club Meeting 
3:15 p.m. –4:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions  
4:30 p.m. –5:45 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions 
6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. – Dinner  
8:00 p.m. –9:30 p.m. – Evening Activity 

7:45 a.m. –8:45 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions  
8:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m. – Registration and Bookstore Open
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. – Closing Keynote  
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Closing Brunch  


Institute activities will take place at the JW Desert Springs Resort & Spa. 


NASPA has arranged special room rates for institute attendees at the JW Desert Springs Resort & Spa.starting at $209/night (not including taxes and fees). The cut-off date to receive the institute room rate is  November 6, 2022. Rooms in the institute block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Reserving a room within the NASPA block by using the hotel's dedicated meeting website or toll-free telephone number not only benefits you, it also helps to support the institute. When you book within our block, you help NASPA keep meeting costs as low as possible and enable us to provide some of the important features meeting attendees have come to enjoy, such as networking receptions, coffee breaks, and off-site transportation.


Hotel booking information:

Hotel Room Rate / Night

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive 
Palm Desert, CA 92260

$209 - King/Double

Reserve a Room Today!

Additional Venue Information

Travel From Airport
Distance from Property: 12.2 Miles
Phone Number: +1 760-318-3800


Other Transportation Options:


ParkingOn-Site Parking

Daily: $28

Hourly: $10

Valet: $40 (Daily)
Electric Car Charging Station Availbe
On-site car rental is available through Hertz

The weather in Palm Desert, CA in December has an average high of 70° and average low of 41°.  For more information on the weather averages in Palm Desert, CA, please visit weather.com or visit here.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policies may vary depending on the rate or dates of your reservation. Please refer to your reservation confirmation to verify your cancellation policy. If you need further assistance, call the hotel directly at +1 760-341-2211. Alternatively, you can manage your reservation online.


To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 NASPA Women's Leadership Institute, please contact Fred Comparato at (202) 719-1179 or by clicking the button below.