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Developing Leadership Program Scholarships to Attend DISCUS Academy


Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) Foundation 501(c)3 is pleased to offer (1) Developing Leadership Program Scholarships to attend DISCUS Academy. The Leadership Program is an eight-month commitment consisting of virtual and in-person elements.


The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation is able to provide these scholarships due to the generous support of our donors.





Applications are currently closed.

 


The Developing Leadership Program is designed for any professional with an interest in growing their leadership skills. This program will transform early-stage managers into true leaders, by learning your leadership style, developing interpersonal skills, and understanding how to build and manage a high-performance team. Entrepreneurs, new managers and employees with limited management experience are encouraged to apply.

These scholarships are open to members and non-members of WOTVS as well as members and non-members of DISCUS. The DISCUS Academy Leadership Programs are open only to U.S. residents, therefore our scholarships are also open only to U.S residents. DISCUS Academy has set the criteria for selection of recipients and selection of the recipients will be made by DISCUS Academy. Applicants will be chosen based on their demonstrated leadership potential, initiative and commitment to the industry. Participants should be prepared to engage in self-reflection and introspective work required by this course and be prepared to put their leadership commitment into action following the program. The Leadership Certificate will use a selection process that maximizes diversity of the participant cohort.



Applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria:


  • Demonstrated leadership potential, initiative and commitment to the industry.

  • Those who are emerging leaders seeking opportunities to grow and develop.

  • Applicants should be prepared to engage in self-reflection and introspective work required by this course and be prepared to put their leadership commitment into action following the program.

  • Only candidates who commit to the involvement and participation in the entire program will be considered.

  • In selection, we seek diversity in all aspects to enrich the cohort with diverse opinions and experiences. 


DISCUS Academy is committed to upholding the principles of diversity and equality in all areas of its work, seeking to ensure that all participants and other stakeholders are treated fairly and equally at all times. In accordance with this policy, minorities, people with disabilities, people of all genders, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


2024 Program Deliverables


  • Cornell Leadership Program Certificate

  • DISCUS Academy Leadership Certificate

  • Dare to Lead Certificate of Completion

  • Personality Type Indicator Report

  • DISCUS Conference/Women of the Vine & Spirits Global CONNECT! (registration, hotel and meals included in program fee)

  • Leadership Retreat (hotel and meals included in program fee)

  • Connected and engaged cohort

  • Better understanding of the self

  • Tools to develop skilled leadership


2024 Program Components:

 

March 3-6, 2024

Introductory Session (At DISCUS Conference/Women of the Vine & Spirits Global CONNECT! in-person)

 

March 22, 2024

Type Indicator Workshop (3 hrs)

 

April 2024

Cornell Class #1 – Active Listening

 

April 19, 2024

C-Suite Insights and Culture + Active Listening Cohort Call (2 hrs)

 

May 3, 2024

Stress and Health as a Leader (2 hrs)

 

May 2024

Cornell Class #2 – Elective

 

May 31, 2024

Cohort Call

 

June 2024

Cornell Class #3 – Elective

 

June 20, 2024

Cohort Call for class #3

 

Early July 2024

Cornell Class #4

 

July 19, 2024

Cornell Cohort Call + Dare to Lead Leadership Training (Part 1)

 

Late July 2024

Cornell Class #5

 

August 16, 2024 & September 6, 2024

Cornell Cohort Call + Dare to Lead Leadership Training (Part 2 and Part 3)

 

Late September or early October 2024

In-person Leadership Retreat and Graduation (mandatory)

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