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Women ADVANCE Leadership is a workshop series to encourage and support mid-career women faculty (associate professor and higher, tenured and fixed-term) seeking to enhance their skills and advance to senior leadership, research, and teaching positions. Participants join a multidisciplinary cohort of mid-career women faculty to attend a monthly Women ADVANCE Leadership Workshop. Each workshop features a pre-recorded interview with a respected and accomplished woman leader sharing her story followed by an interactive discussion and activities. Featured speakers represent a breadth of academic leadership roles, and many are renowned for their careers in STEM fields

As part of the Women ADVANCE Leadership experience, participants have the opportunity to conduct or plan a project, which they will lead and for which they will provide recommendations. Ideally, the project will benefit both their professional advancement and the effectiveness and efficiency of their UNC-CH unit or department. Project guidelines are available here.

Faculty interested in participating in Women ADVANCE Leadership should complete our application. The application window closed August 27; however, we may accommodate additional participants before the program launches (September 17). Contact Emily Boehm with any questions or concerns, or if you would like to apply but are unable to meet this deadline.

Complete the Women ADVANCE Application

2021-22 Workshop Topics and Schedule

Session 1: Leading with Values
Friday, September 17, 2:30-4:30 PM

Session 2: Naming Your Strengths
Friday, October 15, 2:30-4:30 PM

Session 3: The Power of Feedback
Friday, November 19, 2:30-4:30 PM

Session 4: The Art of Influencing
Friday, December 10, 2:30-4:30 PM

Session 5: Leading Change
Friday, January 21, 2:30-4:30

Session 6: Networking to Develop Mentors and Sponsors
Friday, February 18, 2:30-4:30

Session 7: Moving Forward with Vision
Friday, March 11, 2:30-4:30 PM

Session 8: Project Showcase
Friday, April 22, 2:30-4:30 PM

Faculty who complete the Women ADVANCE Leadership series will receive recognition from the Office of the Provost, TEAM ADVANCE, and the Center for Faculty Excellence. Faculty from STEM and related disciplines may be invited to participate in TEAM ADVANCE research activities; however, involvement in research activities is voluntary and not required to participate in Women ADVANCE Leadership.