Conferences and Professional Development Opportunities for Women in Higher Education

Western Association of Women Historians

From: May 14, 2015

To: May 16, 2015

Place: Sacramento, CA

This year’s conference offers panels on a wide range of topics, our first ever graduate student poster session, and something special for the keynote session. Participants represent eighty-seven institutions from twenty-five states and five countries.


From: June 7, 2015

To: June 10, 2015

Place: Asilomar Conference Grounds, CA

This year’s theme, Advancing Women in Leadership: Waves of Possibilities, provides a critical forum for bringing together top scholars, leaders, and practitioners to discuss the latest research and work related to women and leadership.

Twitter Hashtag: #ILA2015Asilomar 

AAUW National Convention

From: Thursday, June 18, 2015
To: Sunday, June 21, 2015

San Diego CA


Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit

From: August 2, 2015

To: August 5, 2015

Place: San Diego, CA

The Summit consist of a variety of activities—including value card exercises, paper/pencil self assessments, ethical dilemmas, drawing activities, acting workshops and motivational speakers. All participants complete a Leadership Circle® 360 survey and the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, and receive personal coaching based on survey results. Through this approach, WHELS helps leaders to formulate their own visions for change and to implement solutions appropriately.

Twitter Hashtag: [forthcoming]



From: November 12, 2015

To: November 15, 2015

Place: Milwaukee, WI

The 2015 conference will open on Thursday, November 12, 2015 with two pre-conferences hosted by the Program Administration and Development and the Women’s Centers Standing Committees.  These daylong events offer networking and professional development opportunities for women’s and gender studies and women’s center administrators. The General Conference will feature concurrent breakout sessions, receptions, and professional development sessions for graduate students and junior faculty. This year’s theme is precarity.

Twitter Hashtag: #NWSA2015