Institute for Administrative Advancement

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The 2017 NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement will be held:

  • West: May 31-June 3, Inverness Hotel & Conference Center (Denver, Colorado area)
  • East:  June 15-18, Lansdowne Conference Center (Washington D.C. area)

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 2017 programs are now closed as of February 17, 2017, and participants will be notified the first week of March.

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. 50 participants are selected to attend each NCAA/NACWAA IAA location for a total of 100 annually.

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

Thanks to the generous support of the NCAA and NACWAA Foundation Fund, multiple IAA scholarships are provided.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be received in writing by May 17 for Denver and June 5 for Washington DC. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. Refunds will not be granted after those dates nor will they be given for no-shows, no exceptions. 

View the 2016 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 celebrated their 20th year in 2014. View the complete list of graduates.

102 women are participating in the 2016 NCAA/NACWAA IAA.

  • West 2016: June 1-4 in Denver (Inverness Hotel & Conference Center)

View 2016 West graduates list and photo album

  • East: June 27-30 in Washington D.C. (Lansdowne Resort)

View 2016 East graduates list and photo album