Women's Leadership Symposium


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April 24-26, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center
1535 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64108

The NCAA/Women Leaders in College Sports 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. 

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

Women aspiring for a career in intercollegiate athletics, including, but not limited to:    
  • Current Women Leaders in College Sports member
  • Graduate Students/Assistants, interns, entry-level staff
  • Able to attend the entire event

Program Goals

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

  • Connect with other women in the industry and expand your professional network.
  • Improve soft skills (resume, interviewing, personal branding).
  • Get a better understanding of how the college athletics industry works.

Application & Selection Process

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Applications for the 2019 WLS are now open until February 11.  Applications will be reviewed by the Women Leaders in College Sports Education & Professional Development Committee and selections are made based on ensuring diversity in age, administrative duties, division and ethnicity. 100 participants will be selected to attend.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than March 8, 2019. You must be a Women Leaders member to attend.

Tuition

Tuition fees for WLS are $125 per participant and includes registration, meals (breakfast, lunch, breaks), (2) nights' hotel, and all program materials. Travel is NOT included. 

Scholarships

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Thanks to the generous support of the Women Leaders in College Sports Foundation Fund, multiple WLS scholarships are made available for 2019. You can apply here!

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations must be received in writing by April 3, 2019. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. Refunds will not be granted after April 3, nor will they be given for no-shows, no exceptions.

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Questions? Contact Elisha Orama