2022 Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar

Tue, Feb 15, 2022 to Fri, Feb 18, 2022
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove
General Info
General Info

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 Community College District. 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 professional as well as personal growth. The expected outcome is that participants will be able to acquire and successfully accept expanded leadership responsibilities at their college or another California community college.

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Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend

Over the past 38 years, over 2,510 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.

Seminar Location
Seminar Location

The setting for the seminar is the Asilomar State Conference Center, located in Pacific Grove, between Monterey and Carmel. The Center is in a beautiful wooded area adjoining a state beach. Attire should be casual and appropriate for pleasant, but cool weather. All lodging and meals are provided on-site and are included in the seminar fee. Accommodations are rustic and rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms are available for an additional fee. Guests may not accompany participants as the schedule is intense and space is very limited. For additional information on Asilomar, visit www.visitasilomar.com.

Seminar Topics

All presentations and discussions cover key leadership issues and skills, and will include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Budgeting & Finance
  • Cultural Proficiency
  • Leading Change
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Finding Balance
  • Campus Politics
  • Career Choices
  • Governance
  • Applications & Interviews


Seminar activities begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, and end at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18 (evenings included). Please plan travel arrangements to accommodate these times.

Seminar Facilitator
Seminar Facilitator 


Dr. Pamila Fisher, founder and director of the seminar since its beginning, will serve as Seminar Director, assisted by community college chief executives and other leaders.

Dr. Fisher is Chancellor Emeritus of the Yosemite Community College District and past-president of AACC, AAWCJC, and CACC. She was Facilitator for AACC’s Future Leadership Institutes for ten years and consults widely for individual colleges, districts, and systems in areas related to leadership, diversity and cultural proficiency, communications and team building. Dr. Fisher also conducts presidential searches and board retreats as an associate of the Association of Community College Trustees.

Over the years, more than 50 community college leaders have served as presenters. The presenters and participants together have created an Asilomar network that provides ongoing support for effective leadership in California's community colleges.


Application and Fees
Application and Fees

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022, or until space fills

Application Process: Applicants are selected competitively. Before you begin your form, please be sure to have the following items completed. Application materials are linked below:

Seminar Fee: $1,730
Includes seminar tuition, materials, meals, refreshments, and lodging. (NOTE: Full payment must be made by credit card at the time your application is submitted. In the event an application is declined, full payment will be refunded.)

Single Room Occupancy Additional Fee: $370
If you prefer to have your own room, please select this option during your registration. This additional fee will provide participants with a single room occupancy for their lodging. 

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made in writing and will incur a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after Friday, January 7, 2022. For cancellations, please email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

2022 Class
Meet the 2022 Asilomar Class

COVID-19 Policy
COVID-19 Policy

Effective November 15, 2021, all registrants who attend in-person League events are required to be fully vaccinated (have received the full series of the COVID-19 vaccine) OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the start of the event. Fully vaccinated registrants will be asked to verify their vaccination status when registering for the event and will be asked to show proof on-site at the registration desk upon check-in. Unvaccinated registrants will need to provide their negative COVID-19 test results on-site before entering the event meeting space.

Vaccination Cards
Acceptable proof of the COVID-19 vaccine must include one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine OR two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, as well as the registrant’s first and last name. Digital (including photos) and paper copy vaccination cards will be allowed. 

To receive a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record from the California Department of Public Health, go to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/.  For a video tutorial on how to receive it, click here.

Test Results
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result must include the registrant’s first and last name, birthdate, and show a negative result taken within the last 72 hours. The type of test can be an antigen or PCR/NAAT test for COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2. The test should be administered by a laboratory or healthcare provider. A COVID-19 self-test, sometimes referred to as “home test,” is not acceptable. Registered attendees can provide a printed or digital copy of their test results.

Masks will be required for the duration of the event. Registrants will receive logistical information via email, including safety and prevention measures, before arrival. 


POLICY UPDATED: January 11, 2022