​​​Each spring the Virginia Network places a call for nominations of women from across the Commonwealth to participate in the Senior Leadership Seminar. Women are selected for the Senior Leadership Seminar based on a record of leadership at their home institution and their potential to contribute significantly to higher education. We especially welcome nominations of women of color since we are committed to increasing their representation and involvement in higher education administration. Up to two women can be nominated from each campus. 
 

2021 Nomination 
The Virginia Network is now accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 class of Senior Leadership Seminar. We invite you to nominate up to two women from your campus for participation. Presidents, deans, executive officers, and members of the Virginia Network community, such as Institutional Representatives, executive board members, and past participants of the Senior Leadership Seminar are encouraged to nominate mid- and senior-level women administrators for consideration. We especially welcome nominations of women of color since we are committed to increasing their representation and involvement in higher education administration.

Please contact nominees to confirm their interest in participating and their ability to participate in all three sessions. If multiple nominations are submitted, please prioritize the nominees. Nominations are due May 14, 2021.

Selection Criteria
Participants are selected based on a record of leadership at their home institution and their potential to contribute significantly to higher education. In addition, preference is given to those nominees whose career goals include advancement in higher education. Individuals selected for participation in the 2021-2022 class of Senior Leadership Seminar will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible after the deadline.

Each session includes an overnight stay with time for travel to and from the session's location. Sessions take place in:

October (dates TBD), 2021 - Virtual              
January 26-27, 2022 - Hilton Richmond Downtown, Richmond, VA
June 8-9, 2022 - Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA

Nominees are required to commit to all three sessions.
 

Tuition
The tuition to participate in the Senior Leadership Seminar is $700 and covers all program costs, including all sessions. The fee also covers all materials, speakers, receptions, and lunch and dinner meals. The participation fee does NOT include lodging, breakfast, or transportation to and from the sessions. Once selected, participants will be notified of options to remit payment. Participants are also eligible for a special rate of $85 for our 2022 state conference.

Scholarships 

The Virginia Network offers a Norrine Bailey Spencer scholarship in the amount of $300 for participation in the 2021-2022 Senior Leadership Seminar. This scholarship is need-based and intended for use by a participant from institutions that are traditionally underrepresented within the ranks of leadership development programs. For questions about the scholarship, please contact Carolyn Cullen, University of Virginia,  cc5ff@virginia.edu or by phone at 434.924.0247.


Nomination Requirements

Nominations must be coordinated with the Virginia Network Institutional Representative (IR) from each campus or with a member of the Virginia Network Board. The nomination must be received by May 14, 2021 for full consideration. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.


Nomination must be completed using the online nomination form.


Questions about the Senior Leadership Seminar Program? Please contact Janette Muir,jmuir@gmu.edu.


Questions about the Nomination Form? Please contact Elaine Densley, edensley@vt.edu.




Senior Seminar Nominations