Apply for the Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD)!

Application now available for the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD)!

Since 1996, the Women’s Institute for Leadership

Development at Old Dominion University has focused on developing the leadership skills of women students. The Institute incorporates theory and practice and is divided into eight modules.


Dedicated to building community among members and refining essential leadership skills, the program provides students with the opportunity to network

with other student leaders.






Old Dominion University.


Application Information





Fall 2013 Modules


Welcome/Orientation: The Call to Leadership

Monday, September 23rd, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

Participants learn about the “call” to leadership, meet their cohort, and will explore their values and what inspires them to be a leader.

Facilitator: La Wanza Lett-Brewington


The Art of Team Building

Monday, September 30th, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

At the heart of most high performing organizations is a sense of commitment to the team. This experiential session will give participants the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and learn how these activities can positively impact individuals and groups.

Facilitator: Suzan Thompson


Women’s Leadership Styles Monday, October 7th, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

Women often bring special strengths, characteristics, and values to leadership. Using guided discussion and structured activities, students will explore these leadership styles and principles for leading authentically.

Facilitator: La Wanza Lett-Brewington


The Journey

Monday, October 21st, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

Effective leadership requires skills in managing diversity of all types. This interactive dialog will challenge students to move beyond their leadership “comfort zone” through activities and reflection.

Facilitator: Lesa Clark

Strategies for Effective Communication

Monday, October 28th, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

Effective communication skills are important for any leader. This experiential workshop will focus on gender communication, communication styles, and the skills needed to be an effective communicator.

Facilitator: Carla Harrell


Balanced Leadership: Understanding when Leaders Fail

Monday, November 4th, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

This workshop focuses on what makes a great leader fall. The purpose of this workshop is highlight how unresolved issues can become barriers to success. Through discussion and personal reflection activities participants will determine what some of their internal barriers might be and create action steps for how to address them. Facilitator: Crista Gambrell


Build Your Stairway to Success: Women’s Career Development Monday, November 11th, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

Today it takes a lot of planning and negotiating to enhance your career development and opportunities. Students will exit this experiential workshop with a variety of strategies including goal setting and career decision making skills, best practices for getting a promotion, and how to establish and start an action plan.

Facilitator: Alice Jones


Bringing it all Together: Sustaining Leadership & Engagement

Monday, November 18th, 2:00PM-4:00PM Cape Charles Room, Webb Center

With the focus on what the students learned about themselves during the Institute, students will present their leadership vision and action plan for engagement on campus and in the community.

Facilitator: La Wanza Lett-Brewington



For More Information:

Women’s Center @ Old Dominion University

1000 Webb Center

Norfolk, VA 23529


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Posted By: Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer
Date: Thu Sep 05 16:53:55 EDT 2013