Applications for the Class of 2014 are now closed.
Listed below are application guidelines from previous years.
All material for applications MUST be submitted as part of an Adobe PDF Portfolio
Deadline: 5:00 P.M. June 3, 2013
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with "WSLDI Application" in the subject line
See below for FAQ's and list of people who will help.
Note from your director or chair agreeing to the following:
A commitment to contribute $350 to help defray the expense of the program – payable before the series begins (The actual cost per participant is much higher.) – Required, no points
Agreement that you may take the time off from your regular assignments to attend the mandatory classes and meetings – Required, no points
An updated copy of your resume – Required, no points
Letter of Intent – 30 points
In your letter, please describe your short-term and long-term career goals, how you believe WSLDI will benefit you and what you feel you will be able to contribute to the program.
Analysis of Current Position – 20 points
Please answer the following questions:
What is the mission of my department/unit?
Are there informal missions? If so, describe them.
What are the resources of my department/unit (fiscal, political, etc.)?
What are the constraints on my department/unit (fiscal, political, etc.)?
Is your department/unit central or peripheral to the mission of the university?
What are the major resources you have to do your job (fiscal, social, political, etc.)?
What are the major constraints on your job?
Over what policies and procedural decisions do you have authority?
How are you regarded at the university? What is your reputation? How do you know?
With who in the university have you shared your ambitions and/or career goals? Who is the most senior person with influence who has shown an interest in my career?
How have you gotten to know the university in your time here?
How often do you participate in committees, task forces or other group work that include people from across the organization?
What groups and professional associations do you belong to outside of the university?
5. Career Analysis – 20 points
(Please note: This is meant to be a first draft of your career plan. If selected for WSLDI you will spend additional time refining this working document. )
Directions: Develop an action plan for your career using whatever format is most comfortable (essay, chart, graphs, etc.).
A) Begin with your present position with a brief description of your current responsibilities.
B) How do you see yourself growing as a leader?
C) Project your title, potential salary, and responsibilities over the next 5-10 years. What processes did you use to arrive at this conclusion?
D) Note any concerns or barriers in your career plan (i.e. conflicts with your value system, personal situation, etc.).
Additional (Could be a tie-breaker)
Is there anything else we should know about you that would make you most qualified for the program?
There is no "form" per se but a list of questions that we ask that you answer. We also ask you to submit your resume and a note from your supervisor (see below).
All applications are submitted online. Send your application to: Centerforwomen@case.edu and put WSLDI Application on the subject line. Please submit all documents in pdf form in a "pdf portfolio" (using Acrobat Pro) so that everything we need is together in one file.
Applicants' materials will be reviewed by the entire planning committee plus several former "graduates" of the program. We are looking for applications that are thoughtful, specific to you, show your motivation for being in the program, your commitment to the university, and that communicate with honesty and depth. We want to get to know you via your application. We want to know what you expect to gain from the program. We'd like you to tell us what is real about you, not what you think you "ought" to say. (NOTE: all applications are available only to the review committee and are kept confidential by them.)
The following CWRU women are either current participants or "alums" of WSLDI. They are available to help you with your application – to answer questions, share their experiences, or just give you support! Feel free to contact them!
Betsy Banks – email@example.com
Barb Boveington-Molter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Bryden – email@example.com
Helen Jones Toms – firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Fatica – email@example.com
JC Scharf-Deering – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitzi Vazquez-Long- email@example.com