Each spring, the Women’s Network at VCU issues a call for applications for the upcoming American Council on Education Virgnia Network's Senior Leadership Seminar. Participants will be selected by the Women’s Network Advisory Group and submitted for nomination to the Virginia Network.
Individuals who display a record of leadership at VCU and the potential to contribute significantly to higher education across Virginia are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to those nominees whose career goals include advancement in higher education. We especially welcome nominations of women of color since we are committed to increasing their representation and involvement in higher education administration.
To be accepted as a member in the ACE Virgnia Network Senior Leadership Seminar class participants are required to commit to all three sessions. Each session includes an overnight stay with time for travel to and from the session’s location. Each session begins in the mid afternoon on a Thursday and concludes mid-afternoon on Friday.
All required documents must be received by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete. Please ensure that your application contains the following:
Completed nomination form
Current job description
100 word professional bio sketch
All supporting application materials should be submitted to:
Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn, Ph.D.
916 W. Franklin Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 842534
Richmond, VA 23284
The unique feature of the Senior Leadership Seminar series is the mix of administrators from both the public and private sectors, from two-year and four-year institutions, and from a wide variety of functional roles. This mix brings together knowledge and experiences which greatly enhance discussions and group interaction. Participants have found professional colleagues with whom they can discuss problems, share perspectives, and gain support and assistance in professional growth and mobility. As a result of the strong bonds among members of previous classes, the seminar series has active alumnae who continue to work to enhance the advancement of women in higher education throughout the state of Virginia.
The American Council on Education Virginia Network is now accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 class of Senior Leadership Seminar. We invite you to nominate up to two women from your campus for participation. Presidents, deans, executive officers, and members of the Virginia Network community, such as Institutional Representatives, executive board members, and past participants of the Senior Leadership Seminar are encouraged to nominate mid- and senior-level women administrators for consideration. We especially welcome nominations of women of color since we are committed to increasing their representation and involvement in higher education administration.
Please contact nominees to confirm their interest in participating and their ability to participate in all three sessions. If multiple nominations are submitted, please prioritize the nominees. Nominations are due April 01, 2016.
Participants are selected based on a record of leadership at their home institution and their potential to contribute significantly to higher education. In addition, preference is given to those nominees whose career goals include advancement in higher education. Individuals selected for participation in the 2016-2017 class of Senior Leadership Seminar will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2016.
Each session includes an overnight stay with time for travel to and from the session's location.
Oct. 13-14, 2016 Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
Jan. 25-26, 2017 Richmond Marriott, Richmond, VA
June 01-02, 2017 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA
Nominees are required to commit to all three sessions.
The tuition to participate in the Senior Leadership Seminar is $675 and covers all program costs including all sessions and the state conference. The fee also covers all materials, speakers, receptions, and lunch and dinner meals. The participation fee does NOT include lodging, breakfast, or transportation to and from the sessions. Once selected, participants will be notified of options to remit payment.
Nominations must be coordinated with the Virginia Network Institutional Representative (IR) from each campus or with a member of the Virginia Network Board. The nomination must be received by April 01, 2016 for full consideration. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
QUESTIONS? Contact Amber Valentine, Virginia Commonwealth University