Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) promotes personal awareness and critical leadership strategies by

  • Developing awareness of personal leadership strengths and areas of growth,
  • Enhancing the use of individual skills to build collaboration across campus areas, and
  • Integrating a 360-evaluation and individual coaching sessions.

The program includes leadership theory, inventories for deepening leadership self-awareness, opportunities to learn from others in the cohort, and a leadership experiment that will support their efforts to integrate their learning into their work. The program consists of key leadership concepts that are valuable to this level of responsibility and beyond such as leadership foundations, communication, and inclusive leadership, all with a focus on greater self-awareness.

Participants will be either faculty at the associate or full ranking who are serving or preparing to serve in leadership roles, or administrative staff at the director level and above.

Nominator Instructions (Deadline: TBD)

Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by a divisional/department leader. A Letter of Intent from the interested candidate or an Endorsement Letter from the divisional leader should be sent to Melissa Clodfelter, Assistant Vice President, Faculty & Staff Experience by the announced deadline. The letter should include information on the nominee’s qualifications for the program and an assessment of the nominee’s:

  • Leadership abilities and leadership potential.
  • Level of motivation and interest in being a leader.
  • Capacity for self-reflection.

Nominee Instructions (Deadline: TBD)

After an individual is nominated, they will be invited to apply by submitting the following to pdc@wfu.edu:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume.
  2. Written Summary outlining the following:
    • University roles and responsibilities not listed on the CV or resume.
    • Individual program-related development goals.
  3. Endorsement Letter from divisional/department leader (please reference the criteria listed above). 

All application materials must be received by the announced deadline. The LDP Review Committee will review the application materials and notify the selected cohort members. At that time, the participants will receive the dates for the six sessions.