ELAW – Program Information

Executive Leadership Academy for Women

The Executive Leadership Academy for Women (ELAW) is designed to provide professional development for Georgia State University’s junior and senior leaders. Through collaboration with the Advancement of Women Staff Steering Committee and the Robinson College of Business, the ELAW curriculum is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills. The program targets female junior and senior staff from all segments of the University.

To provide the skills necessary to help advance female staff into senior leadership positions.

Qualified applicants will meet the following:

  • Hold the position of Assistant Director (or equivalent) or higher for at least one-year of full-time service with Georgia State University
  • Demonstrate high performance in professional experience
  • Considered a “high potential” applicant for future advancement

Attendance is mandatory for program events, including the orientation kickoff, workshops, and graduation. Prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to review the program summary.

Each applicant must have an official Georgia State sponsor who signs the participant’s application and submits a letter of recommendation. The sponsor must be an Assistant Dean, Assistant Vice President or higher held position. An additional letter of recommendation is required from an immediate supervisor if not an Assistant Dean, Assistant Vice President or higher held position. The sponsor can only recommend one potential candidate from the same department/unit.

Interested applicants should refer to the ELAW Application Packet 2017, which includes the application, leadership characteristic and skills, requirements, program summary, and additional program information.

Submit the completed ELAW Application Packet electronically by December 1, 2016 to aofw@gsu.edu.

A selection committee reviews application materials and selects applicants for in-person interviews. The interviews are based upon the overall strength of the applicant, and looks specifically to the leadership characteristics and skills presented as well as diversity, educational and experiential backgrounds. In each application cycle up to 15 selected applicants are invited to participate in the program to represent a cross-section of the university’s community.

All applicants will be notified by January 13, 2017 of the final decisions.