2013 Call for Applications to the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
6th Annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
Oct. 29-31, 2013 and March 20, 2014, Washington, D.C.
Deadline to submit: March 15, 2013.
The American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) announces its sixth annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 and Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. This year we are accepting approximately 30 mid-career women psychologists who work full time in academic or academic medical settings, and approximately 30 mid-career women psychologists who work primarily in clinical or consulting settings. Mid-career women psychologists in leadership roles in integrated primary care settings in academic health centers, public, community or private sectors are encouraged to apply as well.
This is a competitive process and modesty is not helpful in this regard. The applications for each group are different. Please complete one application only, for the group with which you most clearly identify and for which you meet the eligibility criteria discussed below.
The overall mission of the APA LIWP is to empower, prepare and support women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional, organizational and practice settings as well as APA and State, Provincial and Territorial Associations (SPTA) governance and increase the diversity, number and effectiveness of women psychologists as leaders. The program's mission supports APA's goal to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.
The APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology has several objectives:
Ensure that mid-career women in psychology have the knowledge and skills necessary to compete for leadership/senior management positions in academic, practice and other professional settings as well as APA and SPTA governance.
Enhance the number and effectiveness of women psychologists holding leadership positions in academic, practice and other professional settings as well as APA and SPTA governance.
Increase the diversity of women psychologists in academic, practice, and other leadership positions as well as APA and SPTA governance.
Create networks of women psychologists in leadership/senior management positions in varied professional settings including APA and SPTA governance.
Document the career movement, professional advancement as well as the perceived impact of the LIWP among participants.
Who Should Apply?
Mid-career (10-20 years post doctoral degree*) women psychologists who are APA members with demonstrated leadership experience, strengths and goals:
a) holding either full-time, paid faculty appointments at the associate professor or clinical associate professor level or above in academic or academic medicine settings
b) working 20 or more hours per week primarily in clinical or consulting settings. If you are in a clinical setting, you must be a licensed psychologist to apply to the LIWP.
* If you are more than 20 years post doctoral degree but view yourself as mid-career, you may apply but must provide careful justification for your application as a mid-career psychologist.
If you are in an academic setting that does not have traditional faculty ranks and promotion processes, you may apply if you can provide an articulate justification for being at a career development stage that is comparable to that of associate professor or associate clinical professor.
Women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, transgender women and women with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Highly interactive, skills-focused workshops with experts in the field. The core curriculum includes:
- Leadership Models
- Mid-Career Management, Goal Setting and Planning
- Negotiation Skills
- Mentoring Networks, including gender and diversity issues
Previous institutes and web seminars during the year have also addressed:
- Sustaining and Funding a Research Program
- Managing Work-Life Balance
- Strategic Planning
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Ethics from the Leadership Perspective
Individuals who participate will leave with clearly defined professional goals and identify next steps towards promotion and leadership positions.
Applications and supporting materials (CV or resume and one letter of recommendation) are due by 5:00 pm eastern time on Friday, March 15, 2013. Please visit the websites and make sure you complete either the application for mid-career women in academic and academic medical settings or the application for mid-career women in clinical and consulting settings. The applications have different questions, requirements and guidance for letters of recommendations. You may also print out the completed application and: 1) fax it with accompanying documents to the Women's Programs Office at (202) 336-6117 or 2) email it to LIWP.
If selected, participants will be asked to pay a $600 fee, which helps to defray costs of program materials and food (breakfast, lunch and snacks). In addition, participants are expected to attend a follow-up leadership program on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Application to the program indicates a commitment on the successful applicant's part to complete surveys on an annual basis regarding career advancement and leadership training needs. Participants are also invited to web seminars on leadership issues throughout the year and have access to an email list for LIWP participants, faculty and staff.
Selections will be announced by Monday, May 10, 2013.
For additional information, please review frequently asked questions or contact Shari Miles-Cohen, PhD, Senior Director, Women's Programs Office.
1. Via surface mail at the American Psychological Association, 750 First St., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
2. Via phone at (202) 336-6044
3. Via email.
The American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology 2012-2013 funders include the APA Women's Programs Office, the Women's Caucus of the APA Council of Representatives, the Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW), and the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology (CEMRRAT).