Management and Leadership Programs

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LEAD (Leadership Education, Action, and Development) Program

The Wellesley LEAD Program is designed to equip administrative leaders with skills and behaviors related to the College’s core competencies.  The program will provide an opportunity for selected administrative employees to sharpen their supervisory, management, and leadership skills, to work on cross-institutional initiatives, and to help prepare for future leadership roles.

  • Who would benefit:  Emerging leaders interested in strengthening supervisory and management skills as well as developing leadership concepts and skills through cross-functional learning projects.
  • Program Commitment: Eight Half-Day Sessions, and project time outside of the session in the spring semester. 
  • Registration Dates: TBA
  • Learn more about the LEAD program

CALL (Collaborative Administrators Learning Leadership) Program

This four-day program focuses on self-awareness and leadership skills, diversity and inclusion, communications skills and relationship building, and managing personal and organizational change to create transferable skills, knowledge, and expertise.

  • Who would benefit: High potential, high performing individual contributors; non-managers.
  • Program Commitment: Four Half-Day Sessions
  • Registration Dates: TBA
  • Learn more about the CALL program

MEET (Manager Education and Engagement Training)

Managers must aim to co-create a working environment that engages and energizes staff towards high-levels of performance. The MEET program focuses on building trust, holding employees accountable, and providing opportunities for growth and development.

EXCEL (Executive Coaching for Effective Leadership)

Designed in partnership with Wellesley Human Resources, experienced leaders will hone their leadership skills. The cohort will meet with an expert coach every two weeks for the first two months, and then monthly thereafter to explore priorities in management strategies, models for leadership, and building a high performing team.

  • Who would benefit: Direct reports of Wellesley Senior Leadership
  • Program Commitment: Monthly 1.5 hour meetings (October to June)
  • Registration Dates: TBA
  • Learn more about the EXCEL program

The Susan Vogt Fellowship Program

The Susan Vogt Fellowship connects, develops, and supports emerging leaders within the schools of the Boston Consortium. The Fellowship seeks to increase awareness of the Consortium’s values and activities at the grassroots level, connect and engage practitioners in meaningful projects, and foster collaboration and camaraderie in the next generation of leaders.

*Several Wellesley College administrators have participated in the Vogt program.  You can see a full listing of past participants on the Boston Consortium webpage.  Please feel free to contact Wellesley College past participants for feedback on the program. 

Higher Education Resource Services

Since 1972, HERS has served the higher education community, preparing more than 4,300 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles. The program provides four sequential seminar weekends so as to take full advantage of homework and to encourage immediate application of newly acquired skills in the interval between sessions.

  • Who would benefit: Emerging leaders interested in focusing on leadership and management development for women in higher education administration.
  • Registration Dates: TBA
  • How to Register: Contact Human Resources regarding interest in program and then apply online at
  • Learn more about HERS



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