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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-actualization and awareness
     

Selection Process
Applications are closed for 2014. Dates for NCAA/NACWAA IAA West were May 28 - June 1, 2014; NCAA/NACWAA IAA East are June 23-27, 2014. Applications are 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 (total of 80).

Tuition
Tuition fees are $500 per participant and cover all registration fees, lodging and meal expenses. (Travel is NOT included.)

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ABOUT THE INSTITUTES
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.

  • West 2014: May 28-June 1 in Denver (Inverness Hotel & Conference Center)

View 2014 West graduates list and photo album

  • East: June 23-27 in Atlanta (Dolce Atlanta Peachtree Hotel)

View 2014 East graduates list and photo album