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 that level, 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 25, 2018 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.
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 2.
If you have a question about this program, please email us here.
The ELAW application deadline has passed for 2018-2019.
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 1||Kick-Off/Orientation (3:30-5:00pm)|
|September 12||Profile of an Executive Leader Assessment/Executive Communication|
|October 10||Personal Leadership – Challenge Course Teambuilding|
|December 12||Strategic Change Leadership|
|January 16||How the University Works|
|February 13||Leading a Team/Business Improv|
|March 13||The Art of Negotiation|
|April 10||Leadership Development Plan|
|May 1||Graduation/Closing Ceremony|