Leading with Hope

2024 Leadership Institutes for Women and Gender-Diverse Leaders

O.Henry Hotel, Greensboro, North Carolina

The Credo + AAC&U Leadership Institutes for Women and Gender-Diverse Leaders equip participants to lead more courageously, authentically, and effectively. They create a leadership development space where the weight of patriarchal structures is just a little bit lighter than is typical across culture and society.

AAC&U and Credo share a passion for building and supporting an increasingly diverse leadership pipeline across higher education. The Leadership Institutes are focused on the development of leaders who identify as women and gender diverse. The Leadership Institutes are open to all higher education leaders regardless of gender identity.

This year's institutes focus on the theme “Leading with Hope,” and include a mix of panel discussions, attendee-presented sessions, time with industry experts, and space for leader-to-leader conversation and reflection. These institutes focus on building a community of exceptional leaders during this time of intense challenges in higher education.

Important Dates

  • Senior Leadership Institute Starts

  • Senior Leadership Institute Ends

  • Presidential Leadership Institute Starts

  • Presidential Leadership Institute Ends

Who Should Attend?

Senior Leadership Institute
This institute is for senior leaders in higher education who identify as women or gender-diverse leaders. Participants generally are experienced leaders who are members of the campus leadership team and/or have titles like Provost, Vice President, Dean, Chief of Staff, Associate Deans, and Associate Vice President.

Presidential Leadership Institute
This institute is for CEOs of colleges and universities.

AAC&U offers other leadership opportunities for leaders with other titles and roles in higher education—including the Forum on Transformational Leadership, which is designed to prepare leaders in higher education with the knowledge, tools, and courage to meet complex challenges and create change at their institutions.