Women’s Leadership Institute | Fall 2022

Invest in your future. Invest in yourself.

The Women’s Leadership Institute at Furman University is a leadership development program for both existing female leaders and developing female leaders. This curriculum is focused on teaching participants evidence-based leadership theory and practical application of these theories to help them inspire followers, lead groups, and achieve organizational goals—all in the context of better understanding the unique challenges women face in the workplace.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 AM till 1:00 PM




Virtually Via Zoom


LIVE Virtual Women’s Leadership Institute: $1,895 per person

What we will cover:

Module 1: Know Thyself/Know Others

  • Cultural Awareness

Module 2: Inspiration, Influence & Inclusion

  • Inspires
  • Influences
  • Inclusion
  • EQ
  • Leading Teams

Module 3: Challenging Conversations/Self Awareness

  • Self Awareness
  • Accepting and Giving Feedback
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Feed Forward

Module 4: The Heart of the Deal

  • Negotiating
  • Political Savviness

Module 5: True North

  • Conveying Vision & Strategy
  • Communicating Effectively

Module 6: Innovative Leadership

  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation

Module 7: Adapting to Challenges

  • Respect/ Equality/ Bias
  • Developing Your Personal Brand
  • Transforming Performance

Who will benefit?

  • Rising Women Leaders interested in developing their skills as leaders and growing their professional network
  • Experienced Women Leaders who are interested in refreshing their skills and growing their professional networks

Powerful Network

Past participants represent both for profit and non profit businesses and corporations:

  • Baldor Electric Company
  • BMW
  • Bob Jones University
  • Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC
  • Draexlmaier Automotive of America, LLC
  • Fitesa
  • Fluor Enterprises, Inc
  • Gordian
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville County Schools
  • Lockheed Martin
  • LS3P Architects
  • McMillan, Pazdan, Smith
  • Michelin
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Prisma Health
  • Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Table 301
  • Timken
  • United Way
  • USC Upstate School of Medicine



About the Center for Corporate and Professional Development

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development can provide your organization with the professional development and performance consulting tools needed to excel in today’s business climate.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​We offer a wide range of customized seminars facilitated by members of the Furman faculty and instructors recruited from today’s most successful companies. Our seminars can be customized to each client organization, ensuring you’ll achieve the impact that you desire. ​


How do I go about applying?
What does it mean to nominate someone to participate? and How can I nominate someone?
If I am nominated to participate, do I still have to pay the registration fee to participate?

Yes, you will still have to pay the registration fee.

Do I have to currently be in a leadership role at my company in order to participate?

No. You do not have to currently be in a formal leadership role to participate. This program is for those interested in growing and improving their leadership knowledge and skills.

Is attendance mandatory in order to receive the WLI Certificate?

Yes. Attendance is mandatory. If you happen to miss a session or more, you can attend the session you miss during the next run of the program in order to complete your certificate requirements.

Will there will be homework and/or prework required of the participants?

Yes. There will be session pre work and homework required of the participants.