Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar


Submit your application by Friday, December 11, 2015
and receive $100 off the Seminar fee.

March 1–4, 2016
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove



About the Seminar

Class of 2015

The Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar began in 1984 and was created by leaders in the American Association of Women in Community Colleges and the Yosemite CCD. Since 2004 the Community College League of California has sponsored the seminar and provided administrative support. The Seminar is an intensive four-day experience that focuses on the issues facing women who have made a commitment to community college administration, either in their current position or as a future goal. Its purpose is to provide information, strategies, contacts, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. The expected outcome is that participants will be able to acquire and successfully accept expanded leadership responsibilities within their own or other California community colleges.

The Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar was the recipient of the 2012 American Council on Education's State Network Leadership Award. This is a great honor - and particularly as the 2012 award recognizes a community college program for the first time, rather than that of a university.

Who Attends

Over the past 31 years, approximately 2,275 competitively selected women have completed the Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar. The Seminar focuses on administrative leadership issues. However, enrollment is open to those in any leadership position, including classified managers, program directors, trustees, and leaders of senates and unions. Applications are especially welcome from persons of color and from colleges not previously represented at a Seminar.

Registration and Fees

Application Process
Applicants are selected competitively. Your application should include the following:

Seminar Fee
$1,425 includes all costs of seminar (tuition, materials, meals, refreshments, and lodging). If selected to participate, the balance is due by February 12, 2016. If you are not selected, your deposit will be returned to you.

CEO Reservations

CEOs - Reserve your space now and identify your participant later! California community college CEOs may reserve a "slot" for a candidate from their college now, at the discounted price, with the participant to be identified later. Please complete the online reservation form by January 15, 2016 to hold a space for your candidate.


The Marjorie Blaha Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Ron Kong Leadership Scholarship will underwrite partial costs up to two participants. If you are unable to obtain college funding and would like to be considered for this scholarship, please submit an additional letter indicating your interest. (Please note these funds are partial scholarships and are not intended to cover the entire cost of the seminar. The amount of the scholarship will be dependent on the number of scholarship applications granted.)

More Information

Questions should be directed to Cherie Savage, Director of Meetings and Events, at or (916) 444-8641.

Asilomar Alumni Reception at League 2015 Annual Convention

Get your classmates together and plan to attend the Asilomar Alumni Reception at the League's 2015 Annual Convention on Friday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Wear your Asilomar pins and meet up with old friends, start new friendships and share your Asilomar stories. Pam Fisher will be in attendance as well and past Asilomar presenters are sure to drop in! There is no charge for Asilomar alums to attend the reception.  

If wish to check out other Convention activities, you will need to be a registered attendee. To register for all or part of the convention, please click here to begin registration.  Please use this link to reserve your hotel room at the League’s convention room rate of $159. To receive the contracted rate, room reservations must be made on or before October, 25.

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