Career Development for Women Leaders Program
The Office of Women in Medicine and Science's (OWIMS) Leadership & Mentoring Program sponsors the professional development fellowship, the Career Development for Women Leaders (CDWL)** Program, which began in January 2008. ** Formerly Career Development Seminar for Emerging Women Leaders
The CDWL fellowship, modeled after national programs for women in academic medicine, covers 9 one-day sessions and spans 9 months. Because national leadership programs for women (AAMC, ELAM, CCL, BRIDGES) are becoming increasingly competitive and expensive and only a few faculty members can benefit each year, the purposes of the cross-campus CDWL program are to provide:
- an affordable, university-based leadership development program for women who are either currently in or aspire to leadership roles at Wake Forest;
- a local, national level quality experience that allows more women to participate in leadership education; and
- bring women together from diverse professional backgrounds (theater, math, anesthesiology) to exchange ideas and foster cross-campus collaboration.
Presenters were nationally and internationally known experts, executive coaches and senior WFU faculty and administrators. All presenters are highly respected in their content areas.
Class of 2008
Class of 2009-2010
Class of 2010-2011
Class of 2011-2012
Class of 2012-2013
Of 74 CDWL graduates in all years (2008-2013), 25 (34%) have accepted a new leadership role after program completion. Of those 25 (34%), 5 (20%) have accepted more than one new leadership role and/or were promoted since program completion. All 5 were in the class that graduated in 2008. This means that 42% of the class of 2008 have accepted more than one leadership role since program completion.
Program Feedback and feedback from a 2011 Graduate: http://cloud.lib.wfu.edu/blog/
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