Women's Emerging Leaders Application

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Applicant Information


Executive Director

Organization Information

Please answer the following questions in a separate document (i.e., Microsoft Word, PDF).  The response for each question should range from a few sentences to no more than a paragraph.  

  • Why are you interested in the Women’s Emerging Leaders Program? 
  • What are your personal and professional goals? 
  • What do you hope to gain from the program? 
  • What is the greatest goal/challenge you face in developing your leadership skills over the next 3-5 years? 
  • Have you had any other group learning or leadership development experiences?

Upload the file below.

File format: Microsoft Word, PDF

Please provide a letter from your Executive Director.

On your organization’s letterhead verifying your position with the organization and his/her support for your participation in the program.

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Program Requirements. There are two distinct parts of the Women’s Emerging Leaders program (WEL) and participants must commit to fully attending both. The first part is a two and one-half day intensive Leadership Essentials for Women workshop on August 28, August 29, and August 30. The second part is the Nonprofit Essentials Program, which involves ten skill-building classes jointly offered by HandsOn NWNC and Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute. These half-day classes meet monthly, beginning in September, from 12:00 to 4:30 pm, and include a networking lunch. All Nonprofit Essentials classes are held in the Winston-Salem Foundation building, located at 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Evaluations/Assessments. Program participants will be required to complete an evaluation at the end of the two and one-half day Leadership Essentials for Women workshop and develop a personal Leadership Action Plan. Participants must also participate in 6 month and 1 year overall assessments from the date of the workshop. The purpose of the assessments is to determine if the program has helped to strengthen the participant’s leadership skills/capacity and follow up with progress on the Leadership Action Plan. The participant’s supervisor/Executive Director will further be required to complete an initial assessment of the participant prior to the workshop.  Participants will also complete an evaluation at the end of each Nonprofit Essentials class and an overall evaluation of the program at the end of the series.