Women's Leadership Development Program

 

“One of the highest callings of a great leader is to coach, mentor and develop others.”

Dr. Shirley J. Everett
Senior Associate Vice Provost
Residential & Dining Enterprises

 

 

The Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) Women’s Leadership Development Program (WLDP) at Stanford University is dedicated to advancing women leaders through personal and professional development. WLDP was inspired by and modeled after the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), an organization that provides competency development programming especially for women leaders in the foodservice industry.

While the WLDP is focused on the success of women, programming is open to anyone in R&DE interested in personal and professional development.

Our Purpose
To encourage women leaders through personal and professional development.

Our Mission
To provide leadership development resources focused on women leaders in order to enhance opportunities, engagement, and job satisfaction through personal and professional growth.

Women’s Leadership Development Program Council

The R&DE Women’s Leadership Development Program is run by the R&DE Women’s Leadership Development Program Council. 

Role of the Council

  • To utilize a council of diverse members to focus on needs, content and communication of the program, its purpose, and goals.
  • To provide a calendar of webinars, classes, and resources available to all members of the management teams.
  • To act as a steering committee for the program.
  • To become ambassadors for the program, its goals, and its ability to impact the individuals, organization, and overall effectiveness.
  • To provide open, honest, direct perspectives and points of view on needs and development that will support the success of women in R&DE.
  • To review data as it relates to turnover, recruiting, engagement, and job satisfaction to help with focus and development of programs.
  • To help establish development goals, content, calendar, and metrics for the program.

Events
We accomplish our mission through a variety of leadership development events:

Monthly:

Quarterly:

  • ​WLDP Leadership Speaker Series
  • ​WLDP Leadership Development Workshop
  • ​WLDP Community Events
  • ​WLDP Mentorship Program Event

Yearly:

  • ​WLDP Leadership Scholarship for WFF Leadership Conference
  • ​WLDP Council and scholarship recipients attend WFF Leadership Conference
  • WFF Leadership Conference Panel Discussion for R&DE Community
  • Annual WLDP Open House
  • Annual WLDP Community Outreach Event​

Resources: 

Competency Development Programs

The R&DE Women’s Leadership Development Program (WLDP) is based on the Core Competency Development Model as established by the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF).

This research-based competency model serves as a guide for individuals to identify and define development goals, “beginning with an end in mind.”

About the Core Competency Development Model

There are three main components of the Core Competency Development Model: Self, People, and Business. These overarching categories encompass 12 core competencies that differentiate among individuals at the emerging leader, emerging executive, executive, and c-suite stages of their career.

Women's Leadership Development Program Core Competency Development Model

Developing Self
This component focuses on individual development through assessment, gap analysis, career map, and personal brand identification.

Developing People
Shifting the lens to focus on teams, this component emphasizes communication and listening strategies to cultivate strong relationships that support team growth.

Developing Business
This component emphasizes developing personal skills that will facilitate the growth and success of the business, including financial acumen, strategic visioning, and driving for results.

Women's Leadership Development Program Council


(left to right) Rosa Barbosa, Co-Chair Cynthia McCollister, Michelle Radisich, Ambassador Charnette Richard, Chair Amanda Gotthold, Hamsa Samaraie, Dara Silverstein, Jackie Bertoldo, Mary Duch (not pictured),
Debbie Main (not pictured), Mari Saucedo (not pictured)

Contact Us
For more information about the Women’s Leadership Development Program at Stanford University, please e-mail rde_womenscouncil@lists.stanford.edu
For more information on the Women’s Foodservice Forum, please visit womensfoodserviceforum.com/