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Women in Leadership Initiative Launches 2nd Cohort Experience
Continuing its mission to make the University a pacesetter among higher education institutions for cultivating women leaders, Syracuse University’s Women in Leadership Initiative (WiL) announces an open call for applications for its second cohort experience.
The initiative’s cohort offering creates a personalized, intensive professional development opportunity that will:
- Foster self-discovery in work/life exploration and identity while enhancing personal and professional leadership strengths and heightening overall emotional intelligence.
- Expand upon and improve skills in areas of personal branding, public presentations, management, negotiation, collaboration and conflict resolution.
- Provide enhanced knowledge of University governance, academic leadership and the overall educational enterprise.
- Explore career options in higher education and academic leadership in a post-pandemic world.
- Build an extended network of referrals and contacts of women leaders within and beyond academic settings.
- Help participants attain new success—on or off campus.
The cohort experience will span the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Those interested are encouraged to apply for one of 20 class seats by securing nominations from colleagues or by self-nomination. Nominations will be accepted through April 21. Selected participants will be notified by May 12. Those who applied for the first cohort are encouraged to reapply. Your continued interest is greatly appreciated.
The cohort will include emerging leaders from faculty and staff. Sessions will combine group experiential learning or hands-on assignments, executive and peer coaching, personal skill development, self-assessments that promote greater emotional intelligence and networking for professional and personal growth.
Criteria for selecting participants will include such factors as diversity, job and responsibility focus, years of experience, expertise, interest and desire for self-development and a commitment to complete the cohort process and advance personally and professionally.
Each application should have gained at least seven years of professional experience and have served for at least three years in a leadership role (this could be through research, teaching or service for faculty or through a supervisory or committee leadership role for staff). For those wondering whether this program is a good fit, staff members may contact Dara Royer or Candace Campbell Jackson, and faculty members may contact Marcelle Haddix.