Applications are open for WILMA’s 2020 Leadership Institute. Click here to apply. Application deadline is October 31.
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 2019 agenda, including skills topics, site locations, and guest speakers, click here. The 2020 agenda will be posted soon!
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.
You can apply yourself or nominate a person you know from your organization, and 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