Program Overview

The ExcEL program offers a unique approach to hands-on development and mentorship for women so that current, new, and aspiring leaders can achieve insights into their management and interpersonal styles.

Individually tailored to build upon one competency at a time, this onsite curriculum is a three-day, competency-based developmental and leadership program that addresses topics critical to the personal and professional growth of a high-impact leader. Those who complete the program will receive an AAL ExcEL Certificate.

ExcEL coursework includes:

  • Personal and professional assessments
  • Interprofessional networking opportunities
  • Conflict management
  • Emotional and social intelligence
  • Strategic thinking & decision-making
  • Communication with power
  • Leadership presence and philosophy
  • Action plan development

Download the 2019 ExcEL Brochure!

In partnership with:

Our motivational keynote speakers include:

Sharon K. Hull, MD, MPH, ACC, 2019 ExcEL for Women Speaker,
CEO and Professional Executive Coach, Metta Solutions, LLC
Topic – Authentic Leadership Presence – Taking Your Place at the Table

Susan B. Hitchcock, B.A., 2017 ExcEL for Women Speaker,
Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives & Board Member at Turknett Leadership Group
Topic – Lessons in Leadership & Life: Making an Impact in All the Right Ways

Stacey Abrams, 2016 Inaugural ExcEL for Women Keynote Speaker,
2018 Democratic 
Gubernatorial Nominee and Former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives
Topic – Improving Your Leadership Skills by Embracing Your Unique Personal and Professional Power


Extended Early Bird Pricing of $995 tuition until October 25, 2018 (No other discounts apply)

Beginning October 26, tuition is $1,195. Tuition includes all program materials, welcome keynote dinner, breakfast and lunch during the program.

NEW Dates:

February 23-25, 2019

NEW Registration Deadline: January 23, 2019


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

During this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will engage with fellow participants and the ExcEL for Women facilitators in discussing topics critical to your growth as a high-impact leader.


10:30 a.m.  Arrival / Registration

11:00­ a.m.  Introductions & Icebreaker

11:30 a.m.  Session 1: Assessment for Development: Importance of Resilient Leadership

12:30 p.m.  Working Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Session 1: Assessment for Development: Importance of Resilient Leadership (cont’d)

2:00 p.m.    Session 2: Emotional & Social Intelligence

3:30 p.m.      Break

3:45 p.m.    Session 3: Value Potential

5:00 p.m.     Adjourn

5:00 p.m.    Peer-Coaching Opportunities (Optional)

6:30 p.m.    Welcome Remarks

6:45 p.m.    Dinner Served

7:45 p.m.    Keynote Presentation: Authentic Leadership Presence – Taking Your Place at the Table

8:15 p.m.    Mix & Mingle


7:00 a.m.    Breakfast

8:00 a.m.    Session 4: Women Leading Well – Building Executive Presence

9:45 a.m.    BREAK

10:00 a.m.  Session 5: Conflict Resolution and Transformation

12:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Session 6: Leading with Diverse and Inclusive Lenses

3:00 p.m.    Break

2:30 p.m.    Session 7: Creative and Strategic Thinking

4:00 p.m.    Adjourn (Dinner on own)


7:00 a.m.    Breakfast

8:00 a.m.    Session 8: Leadership Philosophy

9:30 a.m.    Session 9: Mentor Identification: Building Mutual Beneficial Relationships

10:30 a.m.  Closing Pearls: Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Rise of Women as Leaders

11:30 a.m.   Wrap-Up

12:00 p.m.   Peer-Coaching Opportunities (Box Lunch Provided)

Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with organizations and associations to help professionals in healthcare and academia achieve their goals as leaders and agents of change. AAL is working with them to secure scholarship opportunities. Please contact us for additional details.