Leadership & Management

Career Group Coaching by the PDC Coaching Staff – Call for Applications 

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Planning one’s career can be empowering, yet daunting if the path is unclear.  The Career Planning Small Group will help staff members begin to envision and prepare for the next step in their careers.  The group will be limited to eight participants who will meet on five consecutive Tuesdays, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am starting February 3  through March 5.

Application deadline is Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application form at: http://go.wfu.edu/ktv

Be prepared to answer the below questions.

  1. What professional objectives do you hope to accomplish in the next 2 years? 5 years?
  2. What strengths will you use to attain these objectives?
  3. What do you hope to accomplish by participating in this select small group opportunity?

Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP)

The Program, is funded by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, is a unique opportunity to develop a cohort of faculty and staff throughout the academic year.

The Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is geared towards tenured faculty who may someday be asked to assume a leadership position (i.e. program director, center director or department chair), and staff with a minimum of five to seven years of professional experience who are new to a leadership role or who have a desire to attain one in the future.

The cohort, including ten faculty and ten staff, meets for six sessions that are offered throughout the academic year.  The sessions are created from the application materials that indicate the interests and desired outcomes of the cohort, as well as feedback from chairs and direct supervisors.  All sessions are taught by WFU faculty and staff within the Schools of Business, the Communication Department, and Professional Development Center.  Participants will also receive up to four individual coaching sessions with a board certified coach. 

 
The ALP is offered every other year.  The next Program will begin in Fall 2016.

If you are a member of the campus community that meets the aforementioned criteria and is interested in applying for this program please submit the following:

  1. A recent resume/CV
  2. An executive summary (one page only) describing your
    1. Professional responsibilities and/or academic interests
    2. Career development as it relates to leadership: what are your goals for leadership and how this program will assist you to achieve your goals.

Career Development for Women Leaders

The Office of Women in Medicine and Science’s (OWIMS) Leadership & Mentoring Program sponsors the Career Development for Women Leaders (CDWL) Program. The CDWL program is modeled after national programs for women, is nine days and spans nine months, from September through May. Application deadline is March 28. This is a fee-based program. Visit the Career Development for Women Leaders website http://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/WHCOE/CDWL.htm for more information about the program.

Leadership Winston-Salem

As the University strives to build community within Wake Forest, it is equally important to consider developing our relationships with the broader Winston-Salem community.  Leadership Winston-Salem is a 25 year old program that provides a select group of professionals with the opportunity to learn about community leadership.  In addition to Wake Forest being a long-time supporter of Leadership Winston-Salem, this opportunity blends well with the community building aspects of our Strategic Plan, as leaders are immersed into several facets of the Winston-Salem community. Please visit www.leadershipws.org for more information about the program and documents needed to apply.

 

The Leadership Development Program (LDP)

The greatest value of the LDP was learning from the talented leaders and future leaders sitting next to me–about the soul of Wake Forest, about the web of critical relationships across campus, and about how the many pieces of campus life fit together as a working whole.  - Jonathan Cardi, Associate Dean for Research and Development Professor of Law

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is open to administrative senior leaders and tenured faculty members who are in leadership roles, or who have a desire to attain one in the future.  Ten faculty and ten staff meet for monthly sessions throughout the academic year that focus on critical leadership/management topics, as well as individual coaching to focus on personal desired outcomes.  Program participants also work in small teams on project ideas identified within the Strategic Plan or provided by the Cabinet.  The LDP is offered every other year.  The next program will begin in Fall 2015.

The PDC and the LDP selection committee, which consists of faculty and staff administrators, will use the following criteria to select participants for the next program.

  1. A recent CV
  2. An executive summary (one page only) describing your
    1. Professional responsibilities and/or academic interests
    2. Career development as it relates to leadership: what are your goals for leadership and how this program will assist you to achieve your goals.

 

For information about CORE (Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence), please visit: pdc.wfu/CORE.  For general questions about the leadership programs, please contact Andrea Ellis at 758-4322 or e-mail pdc@wfu.edu.