The Women Faculty Leadership Development Institute (WFLDI) includes a range of programs targeted to support and empower women faculty of all academic ranks in their professional and leadership development journeys. “What’s Next?” is targeted to mid-career women faculty (associate or full professors) who are interested in focusing on their career vision and path and enhancing their formal or informal leadership within their academic unit and discipline/profession. It alternates years between tenured and non-tenure track faculty members.
The three session program includes guest speakers, panel discussions, small group discussions and content presentations. The objectives of the program are to enhance leadership and career development skills, articulate a clear career vision, and develop change leadership expertise. Each participant engages in the ESCI (Emotional and Social Competency Inventory), a 360-degree assessment of leadership competencies. Program content is geared to professional and personal development for exercising greater leadership in academic units and disciplines. Two individual coaching sessions are available to each participant throughout the program.