Women's Leadership Forum

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Date: February 11-13, 2019
Location: 7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Leadership Forum Overview

Pre-Conference Workshop
Career Mapping: Narrating Your Leadership Journey, February 11

This year’s event will also feature the opportunity for participants to register for a half-day preconference workshop. In this interactive workshop, participants will be guided through a series of creative writing, storytelling, and close reading activities that draw upon memory, sensory experiences, and affect to begin crafting a leadership narrative about how they see the world and how they hope to make an impact. The workshop will offer models for storytelling and introduce a method to help participants generate a series of texts that can be woven into a meaningful narrative that guides their leadership journey.


Leeann Hunter, Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Undergraduate Studies, Washington State University

Women’s Leadership Forum, February 12-13

Join us for professional development that will help you grow as a leader, develop your career path, and build a support network to help you succeed.

Through creative and informative sessions; thought-provoking panel discussions; and group activities, this event focuses on women partnering with women to build networks for continued career growth; exploring strategies for work and life integration; and leveraging your unique leadership style to achieve your goals.

What You will Learn
  • Participants will examine how to deploy leadership skills that will advance effectiveness on campus and be given the opportunity to build a circle of colleagues to keep in contact with after the event.
  • Participants will discuss unique management structures in higher education and describe how to engage with others across the organization.
  • Participants will analyze the importance and impact of diversity and inclusion in higher education, as well as the unique roles and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings to our institutions.
  • Participants will practice techniques for improved business communication and networking, and how to utilize those techniques in order to attain improved working relationships.
Who Should Attend

People in mid-career positions who aspire to advance their roles in higher education are encouraged to attend this professional development forum.


There will be 20 speakers at the leadership forum.

Program Level: Basic
Advance Preparation Required:
CPE Credits Awarded:
4 for Pre-Conference and 15 for Leadership Forum
Field of Study:
Personal Development

Registration Fees

Pre-Conference Workshop (available only with forum registration): $100 (members and non-members)
Leadership Forum Member Registration Fee: $495
Leadership Forum Non-Member Registration Fee: $595

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given upon written request 30 days prior to program, less a $50 cancellation fee. Substitutions are allowed at any time at no additional charge.

Hotel Information

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Rate: $225 per night + tax. Book by January 18, 2019
Reservations: Book online or call (800) 540-0727 and mention WACUBO

The Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a Quality Assurance Service sponsor of continuing professional education. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit, Complaints regarding QAS program sponsors may be submitted to NASBA through its website: nasbaregistry.org.