Nomination Process

​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. 
 

Nomination 
In the spring, Virginia Network will accep nominations for the 2019-2020 class of Senior Leadership Seminar. You may 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. The nomination deadline will be posted once the call is disseminated.
 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 2019-2020 class of Senior Leadership Seminar will be notified of acceptance in May 2019.

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

October 2019               
January 2020
May 2020

Nominees are required to commit to all three sessions.
 

Tuition
The tuition to participate in the Senior Leadership Seminar covers all program costs, including all sessions and the state conference. 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. The tuition fee for 2019-2020 will be coming soon.​

Scholarships 

The Virginia Network offers two Norrine Bailey Spencer scholarships in the amount of $300 (each) for participation in the Senior Leadership Seminar. Scholarships are need-based and are intended for use by participants from institutions that are traditionally underrepresented within the ranks of leadership development programs. Instructions for scholarship consideration will be coming soon.