The Executive Leadership Academy for Women (ELAW) provides professional development to help advance female staff into senior leadership positions. We seek to identify those individuals most apt to utilize their leadership for the long-term benefit of the Georgia State University community.
To meet the basic criteria for achieving this selection, applicants will:
- Have carried out job responsibilities equivalent to the level of Assistant Director (e.g., leadership, supervision) for at least one year of full-time service at Georgia State University
- Have demonstrated high performance in their professional experience
- Be regarded as having “high potential” for future advancement
To apply, complete the online application below, including at least one letter of recommendation or nomination addressing the eligibility criteria above. If your direct supervisor is at the level of Assistant Dean, Assistant Vice President or above, a letter from that individual is sufficient. If your direct supervisor is not at the level of Assistant Dean, Assistant Vice President or above, please submit two letters of recommendation: one from your direct supervisor and one from an individual at the level of Assistant Dean, Assistant Vice President or above.
Submit your application, including the letter(s) of recommendation, by Friday, May 24, 2019 through the online form below. Interviews will take place during the middle of June.
Membership in the ELAW class is rewarding but also demanding. It requires a substantial commitment of time and energy as well as full and active participation. The program is designed to maximize interaction between participants so any absences will affect the group as a whole.
A less-than-full commitment is unfair to fellow participants and to the many qualified candidates who were not accepted. The program year spans a nine-month time frame. Attendance is mandatory for all program events, including the orientation kickoff, workshops, and graduation. Before applying, please review the Tentative Schedule at the bottom of this page.
There will also be a collaborative group project that may require time outside of the monthly sessions to complete.
A selection committee will review application materials and invite promising applicants for in-person interviews. The interviews consider the overall strength of the applicant, with specific attention to leadership characteristics, skills, diversity, and educational and experiential backgrounds. Applicants will be notified of the results by July 1.
If you have a question about this program, please email us here.
Tentative Schedule 2019-2020
Class sessions will be on Wednesdays, approximately 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated below. Topics may be adjusted depending on facilitator availability.
|August 14||Kick-Off/Orientation (3:30-5:00pm)|
|September 11||Personal Leadership – Challenge Course Team Building|
|October 9||Profile of an Executive Leader Assessment/Leadership Development Plan|
|December 11||Strategic Change Leadership|
|January 15||How the University Works|
|February 12||Business Improv/Leading a Team|
|March 11||The Art of Negotiation|
|April 15||Executive Communication|
|May 13||Graduation/Closing Ceremony|