Leadership UMW

Program Objectives:

  • To understand yourself and others (through self- and multi-rater feedback assessments and group interaction);
  • To learn the things that effective leaders do to motivate/improve individual and team performance;
  • To develop an individual development plan; and
  • To learn the inner workings of UMW as an academic institution and as a business.

Commitment and Attendance:

Requirements of the Leadership UMW are:

  • Monthly cohort meetings;
  • Monthly mentor meetings;
  • Assigned readings; and
  • Group projects.

Supervisor approval is required.


  • Cohort Meetings
    • September – May;
    • 3-5 hours per month; this includes a 3-hour formal session each month, plus outside work; and
    • The format includes presentations, group work, readings, mentoring and hands on leadership experience.
  • Mixed group of Faculty and Staff;
  • Supervisor approval required; cabinet member will be informed;
  • The curriculum will focus on the specific leadership competencies.

Roll out:

  • May 13 – Application Deadline
  • Selected participants will be notified shortly thereafter. Information will be shared about the required individual leadership assessment (including the deadline for its completion).  A sketch of the upcoming schedule will also be provided.
  • June – August – Cohort members will complete assigned readings.
  • September – Cohort begins


The online application is available for you to fill out.