Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2013 – 2014
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 2013.
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 deadline has been extended to March 22, 2013. If you are interested in applying, please send the below documents to email@example.com.
- A recent CV
- An executive summary (one page only) describing your
- Professional responsibilities and/or academic interests
- 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 PDC also offers the following two programs by partnering with the medical school and Leadership Winston-Salem.
1. Career Development for Women Leaders (CDWL)
The CDWL program for women, modeled after national programs for women in academic health sciences, is 8 days and spans 9 months, from September through May with a maximum class size of 16. The session facilitators and presenters within the CDWL program are nationally and internationally known experts, executive coaches and senior WFU faculty and administrators. All presenters are highly respected in their content areas. The application deadline for this program is March 15, 2013. This is a fee-based program. Please visit http://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/WHCOE/CDWL.htm for more information about the program.
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 Professional Development Center, along with the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, will sponsor up to two faculty or staff to participate in this opportunity. The application deadline for this program is March 15, 2013.
If you are interested in applying please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the required documents.
Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) Fall 2014
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 with a board certified coach. The ALP is offered every other year. The next Program will begin in Fall 2014 – application process will be in the spring of 2014.
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 email@example.com.