Applications for WILMA’s 2020 Leadership Institute closed October 31. Notifications will go out about the results after our judging panel meets. Thanks to all of those who applied or nominated.
WILMA’s Leadership Institute gives up-and-coming leaders a unique opportunity to learn from top leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.
Individuals can apply themselves, and companies are encouraged to nominate high-potential leaders in their organizations.
To see the program’s agenda for 2020, including skills topics, site locations, and guest speakers, click here. (The agenda will be updated with additional details as they come in.)
The nine-month program starts in January and meets once a month. The group will meet once a month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. January-September, except for the January session, which will be a full-day kick-off session, 8 a.m.- 6.p.m.
The program is geared toward those from New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Women from a range of backgrounds including large companies, small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, educational fields, and others are encouraged to apply.
A panel of judges will review all of the submitted applications. If selected as a finalist, the applicant will be notified to schedule an in-person interview in November with the selection committee, which will choose the final class.
If an applicant is accepted by the judges, the cost of the nine-month program is $2,150. The Leadership Institute has some scholarships that are underwritten by our sponsors available for those who work for nonprofits. Payment is due by January 15.
FOCUS AREAS INCLUDE:
- Understanding Communication Styles
- Leveraging Strengths
- Thinking Strategically
- Motivating Teams & Managing Conflict
- Negotiating Techniques
- Selling Skills & Techniques
- Chip Mahan, Live Oak Bank CEO
- Dana Cook, Julia’s Florist Owner
- Marty Fukuda, N2 Publishing
- Natalie English, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President
- John Gizdic, NHRMC CEO
- Julie Wilsey, ILM Airport Director
- Lisa Leath, Leath HR Group
The Institute is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, which has a mission is to help develop more women leaders in the Wilmington area.
Questions? Contact us at w2w@WILMAmag.com
WILMA Women to Watch Leadership Initiative Co-Directors
Maggi Apel, WILMA magazine and Greater Wilmington Business Journal events director and Vicky Janowski,WILMA magazine/Greater Wilmington Business Journal editor