Women's Executive Leadership Development Program (WELD)













About the Program

Our eight month long curriculum consists of 2 two-day retreats and monthly meetings covering topics that include leadership attributes, budgeting, strategic planning, legal issues and regulations and crisis management.  In addition, participants will work on mentored, team-based projects focused on areas of improvement at the University of Kentucky.

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Applicants to the program will need to submit a CV or resume’ and two references, and answer questions regarding leadership experience and goals.
Application period for the 2019 program is closed.




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Leadership Presentations by Dr. Swanson

1. “A Model for Implementing a Dean-Mentored, Individual Leadership Development Program within an Academic Health Center Swanson”, HI and Perman, J.A., Presented at the American Association of Medical Colleges Meeting, November 2006. View Here

2. “Building a Culture that Embraces Change”, presented at the College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky Annual Retreat, January 2012. View Here

3. “Developing a Leadership Style that Works for You”, presented at the National Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, March 2014. View Here

4. “Undertaking a range of activities and adapting to changes for the future in academia as a thought leader, a communicator and teacher” presented at the National Society of Toxicology Annual, March 2015. View Here


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