Leadership & Management

 Applications are now being accepted – for several upcoming programs.

Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) Fall 2014 iStock_000028105996XSmall

The Professional Development Center is pleased to open the application process for the Aspiring Leaders Program.  The Program, 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, meet monthly for sessions that include leadership development; budgets and operations; the hiring process; and faculty and staff relations. The curriculum is created to accommodate different perspectives unique to Wake Forest University, with many sessions taught by our own talent within the Schools of Business, the Communication Department, and Human Resources.  Participants will also receive two individual coaching sessions with a board certified coach. The ALP is offered every other year.  The next Program will begin in Fall 2014.

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.

The required application materials must be e-mailed to pdc@wfu.edu no later than March 14, 2014.  Applicants will be notified of the final class participants via e-mail.  If you have any questions in the interim, please contact Andrea Ellis at 758-4322.

Career Group Coaching

Planning one’s career can be empowering, yet daunting if the path is unclear.  The Career Planning Small Group will help participants begin to envision and prepare for the next step of their careers.  The group will be limited to eight faculty and staff who wish to meet on Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for six weeks beginning on Tuesday, February 25. To apply for this opportunity, please send an e-mail to pdc@wfu.edu with responses to the following questions by February 14:

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?

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 Office of the Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, will sponsor up to two faculty or staff to participate in this opportunity.  The application deadline for this program is March 7, 2014. If you are interested in applying please e-mail pdc@wfu.edu with the required documents.

 

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 this year’s program. Application process will start Spring 2015.  If you are interested in applying, please send the below documents to pdc@wfu.edu.

  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.