The Executive Leadership Academy for Women (ELAW) provides professional development to help women staff members build the skills necessary to be successful regardless of whether they are in a new role or are more experienced supervisors who have not had formal leadership training.
Eligible applicants include women staff members who:
- Have been employed at least one year full-time at Georgia State
- Have job responsibilities equivalent to that of an assistant director, supervises employees, or oversees large programs, and/or complex projects
- Demonstrated high performance in professional experience
- Have shown high potential for advancement and enhancing their skills and abilities as leaders
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 an eight-month time frame. Attendance is mandatory for all program events, including the orientation kickoff, workshops, and graduation.
Before applying, please review the schedule at the bottom of this page. Sessions will meet monthly in-person for a full day (9am-4pm) at the Downtown Campus unless noted.
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 select participants based on 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 late July.
If you have a question about this program, please email us here.
|September 15||Orientation (3:30pm-5pm)|
|October 6||Personal Leadership; Assessment/Leadership Development Plan|
|November 10||How the University Works|
|January 12||Strategic Change Leadership and Communication (Buckhead Campus)|
|February 9||Business Improv/Leading a Team|
|March 9||The Art of Negotiation|
|April 6||Graduation/Closing Ceremony|