2023 Women's Leadership Development Institute

June 12 - 16, 2023
Sumas, Washington


The Women’s Leadership Development Institute (WLDI) is a year-long program for female leaders from CCCU institutions beginning with this convening at the Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center in Sumas, Washington. Participants will have opportunities to shadow senior-level leaders from other CCCU campuses, network with other emerging leaders, and curate a year-long professional development plan.

Those interested in participating in the 2023 Women’s Leadership Development Institute must apply. Preference will be given to applicants who: (1) hold a doctorate degree or are actively considering or pursuing doctoral studies; (2) are recognized as “up-and-comers” with demonstrated leadership skills and the potential for future senior-level leadership; (3) provide evidence of increasing levels of leadership responsibility within and/or beyond higher education. For more information and to find the application click here.


The cost of the institute is broken down as follows:

Registration: $500

Lodging: $557

Accommodations, institute materials, and all meals are included in the registration and lodging fees. Participants will stay in single-occupancy rooms on site.

The institute will take place at the Cedar Springs Retreat Center. The closest airport to the facility is the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (SEA). There will be a charter bus available to transport participants to and from the Sea-Tac airport only. Participants must arrange their own transportation from any other airport.


Amy Carey

Karen Dowling

Meghan Griffin

Shirley Hoogstra

Mary Hulst

Karen Longman

Deborah White