Details for Applicants for the Virtual Leadership Institute

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Applications for the 2020 Virtual Leadership Institute are open until 8/28/2020! The fee for the Leadership Institute is $1250 (early bird rate, application submitted by 8/14/20) and $1500 (regular rate, application submitted on or after 8/15/20) and includes all materials but does not include needed technology (more below).

Institute Highlights:

The Virtual Leadership Institute will run from September 29, 2020 to October 29, 2020 and will have set meeting times and individual work to be done between meetings.

The class is limited to a select group of no more than 27 emerging leaders, offering opportunity for collaboration and an enduring network of support. After the Virtual Leadership Institute, participants will have access to other graduates and speakers, numbering over 2500 leaders across the United States and internationally, via our online Community of Practice Leadership Network.

To participate in the Virtual leadership Institute, participants must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, and speakers and internet access. The Institute will use Zoom as the meeting platform. You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate, although a desktop version of Zoom is recommended.

The schedule of meetings is as follows and all participants will be expected to be online during each block of time.

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Week 1Tuesday9/29/202012:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday9/30/202012:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Week 2Wednesday10/07/202012:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Thursday10/08/202012:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Week 3Thursday10/15/202012:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Friday10/16/202012:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Week 4Tuesday10/20/202012:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday10/21/202012:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Week 5Wednesday10/28/202012:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday10/29/202012:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Download a PDF of the time schedule here

A significant amount of preparation work is required. Prior to and throughout the Institute, participants will be asked to read two books, to submit a personal leadership challenge, complete the Organizational Practices and Priorities Inventory assessment, fill out a pre-survey and to take a 360-degree assessment of leadership skills. In between meetings, there may also be recommended activities and individual assignments. They will not take more than an hour total.

More than one person from an organization may apply but applicants may be deferred for acceptance to a future session to ensure equal opportunities to attend the Institute for all organizations.

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To learn more about the Virtual Leadership Institute, e-mail Kristen Loomis at kloomis@udel.edu.