NCAA/NACWAA Leadership Enhancement Institute

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The 2016 NCAA/NACWAA Leadership Enhancement Institute was held July 19-22 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The NCAA/NACWAA Leadership Enhancement Institute (LEI) is the premier "level two" leadership development program for women in intercollegiate athletics administration. Open to NACWAA members and graduates of the NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (formerly NACWAA/HERS), LEI provides advanced educational opportunities, professional development and more in-depth training for women athletic administrators.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Current NACWAA member
  • Graduate of NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (formerly NACWAA/HERS) OR at least 10 years of full time experience in intercollegiate athletics
  • Currently in an Assistant or Associate Athletics Director (or equivalent) level position or higher
  • Able to attend the entire week of the Institute

Application and Selection Process
Applications are reviewed by members of the NACWAA Education & Professional Development Committee and staff. Applicants will be notified by late March. Selections are made based on ensuring diversity in age, administrative duties, division and ethnicity. NOTE: only 20 participants are selected to attend LEI.

Tuition fees are $750 per participant and cover all registration fees, lodging and meal expenses. (Travel is NOT included.)

Thanks to the generous support of the NACWAA Foundation Fund, multiple LEI scholarships are available. 

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be received in writing by July 5. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. Refunds will not be granted after that deadline nor will they be given for no-shows, no exceptions. 

View 2016 LEI graduates list.

To view more photos from the 2016 LEI, visit the NACWAA Facebook page.