NCCWSL Leadership Conference
The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), is the only conference that brings together college women to address important and contemporary leadership issues and also promotes career development, job search readiness, and success in the workplace. Students return home ready to improve their campuses and communities.
Each year the Women’s Resource Center, supported by many campus departments, coordinates sending UM-Dearborn women students to this conference. In 2013, UM-Dearborn sent 27 of our students accompanied by 23 students from other Michigan colleges and universities. Travel to the Washington DC area is via charter bus. In addition to being supported by their schools, students are sponsored by their local American Association of University Women branch. NCCWSL 2014 will be June 5-7, 2014 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
NCCWSL 2011 Participant: I was challenged to investigate the diverse points of view held by various women leaders and learned to appreciate the differences among us. I was always aware that women leaders were not a monolith, but this experience led me to understand that our diversity is part of our strength and our ability to respect one another’s experiences and viewpoints is part of what unites us in our shared pursuit of social justice and positive change.
NCCWSL 2011 Participant: Attending National Conference for College Women Student Leaders 2011 allowed me to develop a different kind of self-confidence, a confidence in a form of courage, so to speak, that burnt through me, that fearlessness in dealing with complex obstacles of life. When I had the opportunity to participate and attend the workshop sessions, Graduate School Fair, keynote speakers and most importantly, Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony, I felt that I could achieve anything I set out to do, even if it seemed impossible…
For more information about the conference, please contact Lee Savage in the WRC at 313-583-6445.
NCCWSL 2012 Group Photo