The Leadership Development Program

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. The cohort of faculty and staff meets 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.

The PDC and the LDP selection committee will use the following criteria to select participants for the next program:

  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?

For more information about the Leadership Development Program, contact the Professional Development Center at

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. This is a fee-based program. Visit the Career Development for Women Leaders website 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 the Leadership Winston-Salem website for more information about the program and documents needed to apply.

For information about CORE (Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence), please visit the CORE webpage. For general questions about the leadership programs, please contact the Professional Development Center at