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The application for Women ADVANCE Leadership 2022-23 is closed.

For questions or more information, contact Joanna Helene Foland.

Women ADVANCE Leadership is a workshop series to encourage and support mid-career 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 faculty to attend a monthly Women ADVANCE Leadership workshop. Each workshop includes self-reflection activities (sent ahead of time), interactive discussion, and small group activities.

The program showcases respected and accomplished women in academic leadership, who contribute pre-recorded interviews sharing their stories, challenges, and successes. Each speaker will join a Women ADVANCE Leadership workshop for live Q&A with participants. Featured speakers represent a breadth of academic leadership roles and disciplines.

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.

2022-23 Workshop Schedule and Proposed Topics

We hope to offer the first and final sessions in person, Other sessions will be offered virtually, with at least one in-person session midway through the program.

Session 1: Leading with Values – In Person
Friday, September 9, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 2: Naming Your Strengths
Friday, October 14, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 3: The Power of Feedback
Friday, November 11, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 4: The Art of Influencing
Friday, December 9, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 5: Leading Change
Friday, January 13, 2023, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 6: Networking to Develop Mentors and Sponsors
Friday, February 10, 2023, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 7: Self-Care and Well-Being
Friday, March 10, 2023, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 8: Moving Forward with Vision – In Person
Friday, April 14, 2023, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Faculty who complete the Women ADVANCE Leadership series will receive recognition from the Center for Faculty Excellence and TEAM ADVANCE.

Facilitation Team

 Joanna Helene Foland

Faculty Development Consultant in Leadership and Mentoring
Center for Faculty Excellence

Cloe LipariniCloe Liparini

Director of Education, Community Engagement and Belonging
University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Women ADVANCE Leadership welcomes all participants regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. In particular, we encourage individuals, regardless of gender, gender expression, gender identity, and sex, to participate in this program.

Women ADVANCE Leadership has been made possible through collaboration between TEAM ADVANCE, the Center for Faculty Excellence, and the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

TEAM ADVANCE Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring


UNC Center for Faculty Excellence