Women‘s Leadership & Mentoring Program

What is the Women's Leadership and Mentoring Program (WLMP)?

In collaboration with senior administrators and faculty at Virginia Tech, the Women’s Center is delighted to sponsor the 2018-19 VT Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program (WLMP). Entering its 11th year, this program provides a cohort-based experience for post-masters professionals in a series of sessions on topics related to professional development.  The WLMP is specifically designed for women who are [aspiring] higher education administrators and wish to gain leadership knowledge and experience.

Each session is taught by a senior administrator and the topics include management of personnel, budget, governance and institutional decision-making, supervision, performance planning and evaluation, team-building and collaboration, career development, government relations, and other topics that the group may identify. Organized sessions may be supplemented by brown-bag opportunities to learn more about issues and topics of interest to the group.

In addition to the monthly seminars, participants will have the opportunity to be paired with a program mentor.  This is a valuable opportunity for participants to connect with senior leaders, discuss goals and strategies, process seminar content, and gain from mentors’ experiences and insights.

The cost for participation in the WLMP is $195.00, which covers all necessary materials for the seminar, including a 360-degree assessment tool. Directors and department heads are encouraged to sponsor the nominee by using departmental funds to cover the cost of the program.

The Call for Nominations for the 2019-20 cohort will be available in June 2019.

The WLMP is the recipient of the 2015 American Council on Education State Network Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, which recognizes an outstanding and innovative program that helps advance or support women or women's issues in higher education.

Check it Out! -- a spotlight on the peer coaching workshop for the Women's Leadership & Mentoring Program (WLMP) on February 10th, 2011.

Melissa Lubin, WLMP Faculty Member and Program Mentor, shares top 5 tips on leadership.

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