RISE UP: UD’s Leadership Forum for Women
Make it to the C-suite. Start your own venture. Get a job where you can really thrive. You know you’re ready. RISE UP will help you achieve your goals.
Informed by the latest research on gender, leadership and learning, RISE UP addresses the specific challenges and opportunities facing women in organizations. In three intensive days, you’ll prepare to move to senior-level leadership roles or the next phase in your career. Over 30% of past participants moved into new roles within 1 year of the forum.
Spring 2022: May 4-6, 2022
Delaware Art MuseumWilmington, DE
Registration, materials & meals:
$3,750 – Corporate
$3,400 – Government/Nonprofit
10% Early bird discount | Early bird deadline April 6
Contact us if you require hotel accommodations – we may be able to arrange discounted rates.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for mid-career people who identify as female and are looking to advance in their leadership journey. We welcome participants from all sectors (for-profit, nonprofit, government) and industries who want to move into more senior leadership in a company or start an entrepreneurial venture.
In this video, Wendy Smith, Faculty Director, and two program alumnae explain how the program has helped over 30% of participants advance to a new position or role.
Watch the video
What You Will Gain
The forum is centered around our 3C Model of Leadership:
- Clarity: Develop a leadership vision for the next 5-10 years based on your unique values, goals and strengths
- Competence: Build skills that will allow you to be more powerful in your current role and ready to move into a new role
- Community: Connect to a powerful regional network of women leaders from a variety of industries
You will join unique conversations in women-only space, giving you the opportunity to address gender-based issues that may not emerge in other programs. You will also earn a Lerner College of Business executive education certificate to build your formal leadership credentials.
- Values clarification
- Strength assessment
- Emotional intelligence
- Assertive communication
- Executive presence
- Leadership mindsets
- “Both/and” thinking
- Networking skills
- Prepares women for new leadership roles in their organization. 30% of past participants were promoted or changed roles.
- Helps organizations improve the diversity of their mid and senior-level leadership teams. Studies show that when women join leadership teams, public companies perform better in terms of shareholder value.
- Graduates champion the creation and expansion of Women’s Affinity Networks where they work.
- Provides organizations with a research-based women’s executive education program that complements in-house leadership development programs.
Wendy Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Management, Co-founder – Women’s Leadership Initiative
Wendy believes that leadership success comes from living in the AND. She works to help leaders be compassionate and competent, assertive and engaging, committed to family and committed to work. Her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review and in prominent academic journals. Her book Embracing AND: How to Tap the Power of Paradox for Growth will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2021. She earned her Ph.D. at Harvard Business School.
Amanda Bullough, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management, Co-founder – Women’s Leadership Initiative
Mandi’s research and teaching span organizational behavior and leadership, cross-cultural and international management, and entrepreneurship, all with a strong focus on women. She publishes in top journals and serves on the editorial review board for Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. With experience in approximately 40 countries, she presents at numerous academic conferences, conducts research around the world, and consults for high-profile global businesses and organizations.
Barbara Roche, M.S.
Managing Partner, Barbara Roche & Associates
After many years as a consultant helping organizations advance their employee engagement efforts, Barbara launched her own company in 2005 to combine her three favorite jobs: workplace learning, organizational development, and coaching. She is a certified facilitator with the NeuroLeadership Institute, and author of Commit to Confidence: 30 Strategies to Help Women Step Up and Stand Out.
We will provide a full refund for cancellations received in writing by April 29, 2022. After this date, you can transfer your registration to the next scheduled forum or to another individual. Transfer registrations are valid for the next scheduled forum only.
For more information, please contact:
Managing Director, Women’s Leadership Initiative