Women's Leadership Symposium

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NACWAA Women's Leadership SymposiumThe 2017 Women's Leadership Symposium will be held April 26-28 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

The NCAA/NACWAA Women's Leadership Symposium (WLS) is developed for women aspiring to or just beginning a career in intercollegiate athletics. This program aims to enrich participants’ skills, expand their professional network and promote the recruitment and retention of women working in intercollegiate athletics administration. This program will ask participants to take an active role in exploring:

  • Personal Branding
  • Individual Strengths and Values
  • Resume Building
  • Interviewing
  • Goal and Vision Setting

Who is eligible to attend:

Women aspiring for a career in intercollgiate athletics, including but not limited to:

  • NACWAA Member (Student Memberships Available HERE)
  • Graduate Students/Assistants
  • Athletics Interns
  • Entry-level Athletics Staff Members
  • Coaches transitioning into athletics administration

This program is $100 to all accepted participants and includes program materials, meals and two-night's stay at host hotel.
Participants are responsible for travel costs to and from the symposium.

Thanks to the generous support of the Foundation Fund, multiple WLS scholarships are available. 
Application and Selection Process
Applications are closed for Women's Leadership Symposium as of February 17, 2017. Participants will be notified the first week of March regarding acceptance to program. 
Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be received in writing by April 5. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. Refunds will not be granted after April 5 nor will they be given for no-shows, no exceptions. 

 View the 2016 agenda here

Click to view Women's Leadership Symposium History & past Committee Members

View 2015 WLS class list and photo album

Questions? Contact Lisa Thuer.