Women's Leadership Development Institute

About WLDI

The Women’s Leadership Development Institute (WLDI) is targeted toward women leaders across the CCCU campuses.  Approximately 20-25 Women emerging leaders will be selected to participate in the 2018 WLDI.

The WLDI will be held June 15-19, 2018.

WLDI will include the following components:

  • A year-long leadership development program that begins with the Institute at Cedar Springs
  • An individually-tailored “shadowing” experience of 2-3 days with a senior-level leader on another CCCU campus
  • Professional networking with 20-25 current and emerging leaders
  • An introduction to cutting-edge leadership literature and research
  • A one-on-one meeting with a Resource Team member to outline a year-long Professional Development Plan
  • Opportunities to interact about Leadership Lessons, Case Studies, and Best Practices from within and beyond Christian higher education

An application is required to participate.

We are grateful for the ongoing support of Azusa Pacific University
in our efforts to equip individuals for leadership.

 

Deadlines

Applications Deadline: February 28, 2018
Applicant Decisions: March 12, 2018
Registration Fee Due: April 16, 2018

Fees

Upon notification of the acceptance of your application for the workshop, you will be required to immediately register to attend the workshop.

Accommodations, materials, and all meals are included in the registration fee; participation also includes up to $300 in travel support for a 2-3 day “shadowing” experience with a senior-level leader on another campus. Accepted applicants can select from single occupancy accommodations or double occupancy accommodations.

Shadowing experiences on this leadership program are being generously underwritten by fellow leaders who believe in the value of leadership development.

Single Occupancy $775
Double Occupancy $675

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your full registration or any special event associated with your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. Please note that a cancellation will not result in a return of funds. If your register and fail to attend an event, no funds will be returned. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at 202.546-8713.

Application Process for 2018

Preference will be given to applicants who: (1) hold a doctorate or are actively considering/pursuing doctoral studies; (2) are recognized as “up-and- comers” with demonstrated leadership skills and the potential for future senior-level leadership; (3) provide evidence of increasing levels of leadership responsibility within and/or beyond higher education.

Accepted applicants must agree to be actively engaged in the following program components:

  • Completion of their specific institute-related readings
  • Participation in the entire June Institute at Cedar Springs
  • Development and fulfillment of a year-long Professional Development Plan
  • Interaction with a Resource Leader to identify a tailor-made shadowing site and mentor

Submission of a written shadowing report upon completion of the campus visit

Step 1

Complete the LDI and WLDI Application Online Form before submitting your application (See below link).  

Please respond briefly to each of the following questions (no more than one page per question):

  • Describe your higher education leadership experience in faculty and/or administrative roles, indicating evidence of increasing areas of responsibility. Also, please describe what you discern to be your gifts and abilities that allow you to be effective in leadership.  In what specific ways have your leadership gifts been affirmed by others?
  • Identify and briefly describe three individuals who have been, or have the potential to be, professional mentors to you in higher education. Explain what characteristics have led you to include each of these three individuals (e.g., attributes and abilities you deem to be important in such a mentor) and note what current relationship, if any, you have with each of these individuals.
  • Describe briefly your professional, personal, and spiritual goals for the next three-to-five years as you consider the possibility of administrative leadership in Christian higher education. Briefly describe those areas that you perceive to need strengthening as you consider future leadership roles.  Please incorporate your preliminary thinking about the components that might be important to you in your shadowing experience and year-long Professional Development Plan.

Each application must be in sent in Word format only, submitted electronically and include the following:

  • The application cover sheet with personal information completed. Please include the following on your cover sheet:
    • Full Name
    • Title
    • Current Institutional Title
    • Institution
    • Years in Higher Education Teaching/Administration
    • Work Telephone with Extension
    • Work Email
    • Cell Number
    • Date of Submission
  • Your responses to the three questions listed above (no more than one page per question)
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae (no more than three pages)
  • Two letters of reference to be submitted directly by those recommending the applicant. (See below instructions.) Recommendations from participants of previous CCCU Leadership Development Institutes are also encouraged but not necessary.

Registration Deadline – Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Please email your completed application and C.V. directly to Nita Stemmler at: nstemmler@cccu.org.

Step 3

References:

  • One letter of reference from a senior-level administrator (current or previous) who is familiar with your professional abilities and leadership potential
  • One letter of reference from someone in higher education who knows you well and is qualified to address areas of competence and potential, character, areas of giftedness, and spiritual maturity

Reference letters should be sent directly from the referee and separate from the application. The subject of the email should read either ‘WLDI 2018 Reference: <Applicants name>’ or ‘LDI 2018 Reference: <Applicants name>’.   Please send letters via email only to Nita Stemmler at nstemmler@cccu.org.

We will not be accepting paper copies via mail.

Special Note:  If you are accepted, a “head shot” digital photograph that could be used in compiling a booklet of 2016 LDI participants will be requested.

Location

The entire workshop program will take place at the Cedar Springs Retreat Center.The closest airport to the Cedar Springs facility is Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (SEA). A charter bus will transport participants to and from Sea-Tac airport only. Participants must arrange their own transportation from any other airport. Accommodations, materials, and all meals are included in the registration fee; participation also includes up to $300 in travel support for a 2-3 day “shadowing” experience with a senior-level leader on another campus. Accepted applicants can select from single occupancy accommodations or double occupancy accommodations.

Facilitators

Shirley Hoogstra

President
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Karen Longman

Professor and Ph.D. Program Director
Doctoral Higher Education
Azusa Pacific University, CA

Melanie Humphreys

President
The King’s University, AB, Canada

MaryKate Morse

Professor or Leadership & Spiritual Formation
Portland Seminary, George Fox College, OR

Irene Neller

VP for Communications, Marketing & Admissions
Fuller Theological Seminary, CA

Doretha O’Quinn

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vanguard University of Southern California, CA

Amy Bragg Carey

President
Friends University, KS

Leadership Development Institute

Learn more about the Leadership Development Institute here.