ADVANCE Women’s Leadership @UD

UD ADVANCE is partnering with the Lerner Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) to provide a leadership program for mid-career women faculty at UD. ADVANCE Women’s Leadership @ UD addresses the obstacles to women faculty assuming academic leadership roles, inside the institution and beyond. Informed by the latest organizational development research on gender, leadership, and learning, the program enables participants to develop their leadership vision, skills and network necessary to address the challenges of preparing women for academic leadership positions.

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ADVANCE_WLI 2020 Program Flyer

Registration for the 2020 ADVANCE Women’s Leadership @ UD is full.

Next offering in 2022.


2020 Program Structure

Part I: Afternoon of Friday, March 13 and full-day Saturday, March 14, 2020: Overnight residency focusing on academic leadership skills at UD’s campus in Lewes, Delaware

Intersession: 360 Leadership Assessment

Part II: Saturday, May 2, 2020: Full-day executive education session focused on finalizing personal leadership development plans

Program participation is by application.

Who Should Apply

The workshop is geared toward associate professors, but advanced assistant professors or recently promoted professors are welcome to apply. This program is for you if you are interested in:

  • Leadership roles in professional organizations
  • New movements or initiatives
  • Sharing research with a broader audience
  • Recognition in the popular press or mass media
  • Promotion to full professor
  • Administrative roles within UD

If you are accepted to the program, registration and lodging cost for one night will be provided. Participants are responsible for covering travel and meal expenses that are not part of the formal program agenda.

Past Event: Spring 2018

Click here to see an info-graphic about the 2018 program