Women’s School Leadership Academy Taking Applications for 2021 Program

Professional development for K-12 leaders to be taught by experts with a social justice focus in a wide range of leadership topics; deadline for applications is Dec. 1.

The UCLA Women’s School Leadership Academy (WSLA) provides women leaders with the tools and knowledge needed to be more impactful educational leaders. The 6-month program, geared toward working professionals in varied K-12 settings, is created to help women realize their voices and strengths through a lens of equity, access and inclusion.The deadline to apply is December 1.

Taught by instructors who are expert leaders in a variety of education-related fields, the WSLA also offers invaluable networking opportunities. The program focuses on three strands of communicating for impact; navigating public and private lives; and effectively leading up and down. The strands are informed by the themes of leading as a woman; making decisions based on multiple perspectives; building relationships and cultivating mentors; and networking for career development.

According to WSLA Director Linda Rose, “WSLA offers participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge about their own leadership objectives and to acquire tools to help them to reach their goals.”

The 2021 WSLA will be held remotely via Zoom. The schedule is as follows:

Three 2-Day 4 hour Intensives: January 15-16, April 9-10, and June 25-26

Eight Monday Evening Sessions (6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.): February 8, 22; March 1, 15; April 5, May 3, 17; June 7

Four Saturday Mornings (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): February 27, March 20, May 22, July 10

To apply and for more information, visit these links. For further information, visit the links below, or contact WSLA Director Linda Rose, Ph.D., at lrose@g.ucla.edu.

WSLA Website

A Sampling of Instructors and Topics 2020


Why Participate in UCLA WSLA

Academy Write-up in Ampersand

WSLA Program Schedule 2021

WSLA Application Form (pdf)