The Inclusive Leadership Development Program (ILDP) promotes personal awareness and critical inclusive leadership strategies by:

  • Developing awareness of strengths, and growth areas related to the critical traits required for leading inclusively in a complex university setting (i.e., leading from one’s unique position within Wake Forest University )
  • Enhancing the ability of leaders to lead inclusively
  • Understanding the role of inclusive leadership in effective leadership practices

The program includes leadership theory encompassing inclusive excellence and leading from one’s unique position as a leader at Wake Forest University, inventories for deepening leadership self-awareness, opportunities to learn from others in the cohort, and ways to support efforts to integrate learning into the leader’s day-to-day work. The program consists of key leadership concepts that are valuable to this level of responsibility and beyond such as leadership foundations, communication, influence, collaboration, resilience, and inclusive leadership, all with a focus on greater self-awareness.

Participants will be either staff who are people leaders at the director level or above or full-time faculty at the rank of associate and above serving in or preparing to serve in leadership roles.

  • Dr. Melissa Clodfelter
  • Dr. Bill Gentry
  • Dr. Malika Roman Isler 
  • Camry Wilborn Mercer