The Leadership Academy is open to GAWL members who graduated from law school during or before 2011 and are looking for an opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills to become an effective leader at work and in the community. You do not have to be a GAWL member to apply to the Leadership Academy, but you do have to be a GAWL member to attend.
The Leadership Academy offers Intensive leadership training where you will learn and develop meaningful and practical leadership skills for use in your practice, your community, and your life. Through the Leadership Academy, participants will also have the opportunity to interact and develop new professional relationships with other key leaders within the Bar and the State, including judges, politicians, and attorneys.
The Academy takes place over four monthly sessions from January through April. The 2017 overnight locations were held at The Ritz Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation and Chateau Elan, as well as two all-day weekday sessions in Atlanta.
“Through GAWL’s Leadership Academy we will continue to foster an environment where women can grow and develop professionally and personally. We look forward to another year of successful, inspiring, motivating, and intellectually stimulating sessions!"
~ Michelle West, GAWL President
“The GAWL Leadership Academy gave me the space and tools I needed to reflect on my goals and develop a plan to achieve them. It was a real luxury to just focus on myself and to be surrounded by so many inspiring and encouraging women! It was worth every penny and I would recommend it to anyone that it is interested! “
~ Meeta Dama, 2016 Leadership Academy Participant
“I work in-house for county government. I joined the GAWL Leadership Academy to learn the tools and techniques to move my career forward and to enhance my network. But this program has offered so much more. I had an opportunity to reflect on my strengths, my true desires and how to capitalize on them in my professional life. I also made lifelong friendships. I could not have asked for anything more.”
~ Shalanda Miller, 2015 Leadership Academy Participant