Selected participants will commit to complete the one year program and must be able to actively work to gain experience that would make them more attractive as a for-profit corporate board member. Participants should expect to dedicate an average of 10-15 hours per month for Board member executive development activities. These activities include one 2-3 day Board training session, quarterly participant group meetings, and at least 2 networking events. In addition to scheduled activities, the selected participants will require dedicated time to build their own competencies and make appropriate networking connection.
The Leadership Foundry Program Management Office (PMO) will interface with WIT leadership, other WIT committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), The Leadership Foundry Steering Committee, partnering organizations and the press on behalf of the participants as a group. Participants will be expected to interface directly as individuals in setting up networking meetings with WIT members, The Leadership Foundry Steering Committee members, partner organization members or attendees of networking events. These objectives are designed to encourage productive networking and facilitate the Participants’ deeper involvement in their professional advancement.
Upon completion of the one year program, the selected participants will be asked to provide feedback on the The Leadership Foundry program to improve the success of future participants. Graduates from the program may also be provided opportunities to assist future participants by participating in the The Leadership Foundry Steering Committee and through direct mentorship. Each participant must be willing to commit sufficient time to discharge the duties of Board membership and should have sufficient years available for service to make a significant contribution over time.
This program is based in the Washington DC area and requires participation in all planned activities to maximize the value of the program. Applicants from outside of the Washington DC area are advised, that in addition to attending the planned events, that they may be required to be in Washington DC several times a month to properly interact with their colleagues in the The Leadership Foundry program for ad hoc meetings.