L.E.A.D. - Information

LEAD Candidates

Candidates must currently be in a supervisory role to be considered and must currently supervise a minimum of two employees.


Program Requirements:

Applicants accepted into the program must:

  • Be a CWRU employee who is willing to fully invest time into themselves and their team
  • Supervise others (minimally 2 direct reports)
  • Gain the support of their supervisor
  • Commit to attending ALL sessions
  • Fully complete the application
  • Purchase Becoming a Resonant Leader workbook by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, and Frances Johnston


Program Curriculum:

Participants must attend all sessions. The sessions include the following themes:

  • Skills Development:
    Explore learning styles, team dynamics, conflict management, managing diversity and emotional intelligence.
  • Building and Managing Relationships:
    Learn best practices for leading others, building trust, rewards and recognition, coaching and developing others and networking for career success.
  • HR Policies:
    Understand current policies and how to apply them pragmatically.
Program Facilitators:

Lisa Board-McShepard, Training Analyst, Organizational Development & Learning/Employee Relations Specialist, Department of Human Resources

Denise Douglas, Associate Dean, Dively Executive Education, Weatherhead School of Management

Deborah Fatica, Associate Dean, Dively Executive Education, Weatherhead School of Management

Jason Goodrick, Director, Emergency Management

Janetta Hammock, Diversity Program Manager, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity

Tony Lingham, Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management

Shirley Mosley, Assistant Dean of Students, Office of Student Affairs

Bonnie Richley, AVP for Human Resources; Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management

Elisabeth Roccoforte, Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center


Participants will be selected as a cohort group. By creating a shared experience participants will have the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues from different departments and divisions. The peer interaction strengthens the learning experience, promotes networking and increases the long term impact of the program.

Program Design

Unique Program Features:

  • Assessment Groups
  • Individual Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Feedback Intensive Program