Women’s Leadership Online Certificate

Women’s Leadership Online Certificate

UD’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and Human Resources are pleased to partner together to offer employees an opportunity for leadership development in a dynamic interactive program. 


  • UD employees who are in a benefit-eligible position.
  • Employees must commit to time requirement of 5 live Zoom sessions and 4 self-paced online modules.

UD HR will cover the registration fee for up to 10 applicants. Women in this interactive program achieve their leadership goals and build strong professional networks through small group settings where expert facilitators lead focused cohorts. 

The Women’s Leadership Online Certificate (WLOC) empowers women to:

  • Clarify Leadership Vision    
  • Communicate with Power           
  • Lead with Emotional Intelligence                              
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion 

Visit the WLI website for more details about the Women’s Leadership Online Certificate


Application Process:

To apply in the Feb. 23–March 22, 2024 UD-HR sponsored cohort, please read the following:

Step 1. Submit Application Form (Dec. 31 deadline)

Step 2. Acceptance notification (Jan. 22)

Step 3. If application approved, register for the WLOC (Feb 1 deadline) 

Applications for the Spring 2024 cohort are open through Dec. 31, 2023. 

When are the applications open for the Spring 2024 cohort?

Spring 2024

Applications open through Dec. 31, 2023

Fall 2024

Applications open June 1, 2024


Is there any cost to the participant for this program? Human Resources will fund up to 10 applicants per program offering (Spring 2024 and Fall 2024).

What is the process to apply? Individuals interested in participating in the program will discuss with their manager and then complete an application. Individuals will be notified of the results of their application and those who are accepted will complete a WLOC Registration Form.  



Spring 2024

Fall 2024

Step 1

Discuss the program with your manager



Step 2

Submit application form

Dec. 31

July 31

Step 3

Get notified of acceptance

Jan. 22

Aug. 19

Step 4

Register for WLOC

Feb. 1

Sept. 1


How will I know if I have been selected for the program? Participants will be notified within three weeks after the deadline to apply.

What if I can’t commit to all the meeting dates? We understand that people may have standing conflicts. Attendance is critical for the program and to build relationships within the cohort. If you think you may have to miss a session, we suggest that you wait for a future offering.

How will my participation be recognized? All participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a certificate from the Women’s Leadership Initiative at UD.

If I am not selected to participate through UD’s Human Resources, can the registration fees be covered by another source, such as myself or my department? If you are not selected through the UD partnership, you are encouraged to contact the womensleadership@udel.edu if you have an alternative source to cover the registration fees.

What are the benefits and outcomes of participating in this program? Many participants share that they 1) have clarity of  their leadership vision; 2) gain new awareness of their strengths and weaknesses; 3) cultivate meaningful connections and expand their professional network; and 4) discover tools for practicing inclusive leadership and embracing diversity.