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NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement

The NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (IAA) is the premier "level one" leadership development program for women in intercollegiate athletics administration. An engaging faculty--including leaders representing all NCAA divisions and pioneers in women's athletics--prepare, empower and inspire participants to become successful administrators and advance within the profession. 

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Current NACWAA member
  • At least three years of full time intercollegiate athletics administration experience
  • Currently working in athletics or desires to move into athletics administration
  • Able to attend the entire week of the Institute

Program Objectives

  • Provide education and information on the History of Women's Athletics and Title IX
  • Prepare female athletics administrators to manage issues currently facing intercollegiate athletics administrators
  • Improve leadership and management skills
  • Enhance self-awareness and personal brand development

Selection Process
Applications for the 2015 programs closed on March 2; participants will be selected and applicants notified of their status by the end of March. Dates for NCAA/NACWAA IAA West are May 27 - May 31, 2015; NCAA/NACWAA IAA East dates are June 22-26, 2015.

Applications will be reviewed by the NACWAA Education & Professional Development Committee and selections are made based on ensuring diversity in age, administrative duties, division and ethnicity. Forty participants are selected to attend each NCAA/NACWAA IAA location for a total of 80 annually.

Tuition fees are $500 per participant and cover all registration fees, four nights of lodging and meal expenses. Travel is not included.

View the 2015 NCAA/NACWAA IAA West Agenda 

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NCAA/NACWAA IAA has been described as an empowering experience that provides the tools to enhance participants’ marketability, professional status and knowledge. Formerly NACWAA/HERS, the institutes celebrates their 20th year in 2014. View the complete list of graduates.

Seventy-nine women participated in the 2014 NCAA/NACWAA IAA.

  • East 2015: June 22-26 in Atlanta (Dolce Atlanta Peachtree Hotel)
    View 2015 East graduates list and photos



  • West 2015: May 27-May 31 in Denver (Inverness Hotel & Conference Center)
    View 2015 West graduates list and photos