L.E.A.D. - Application

LEAD Certificate Program for Supervisors
Application – Class of 2014-2015

Please review this application carefully and submit your completed application no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Your application materials will be reviewed by the planning committee and several former graduates of the program.  We are looking for applications that are thoughtful, specific to you, show your motivation for being in the program, and your commitment to the university. We want to learn more about you through this application.

Please note the following dates as you prepare your application:

  • Applications due by 5:00 p.m. on or before Wednesday, August 27, 2014 
  • Interviews conducted by management team from August 29, 2014- September 17, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance decision by September 22, 2014.


The following should be submitted in an Adobe (“PDF”) format to orglearning@case.edu:

  • Written support from your supervisor agreeing that you may take the time off from your regular assignments to attend the mandatory learning labs and coaching sessions.
  • An updated copy of your resume is required.
  • Letter of Intent: 1-2 pages (describing your short-term and long-term career goals, how you believe the LEAD Certificate Program for Supervisors will benefit you and what you feel you will be able to contribute to the program)  
  • Current Position Analysis (please include the following questions in your analysis):
    • What are your primary responsibilities within your department/unit?
    • How many direct reports to do you supervise?  How many staff?  How many students?
    • How would you describe your relationship with your direct reports?  How do you know?
    • What would your supervisor, direct reports and peers say about your leadership and management style?  How do you know?
    • Have you participated in a supervisory or leadership program at CWRU?  If yes, when?
    • What is your experience as an effective leader or demonstrated by another?
    • What key leadership skills do you want to learn to become an effective leader?
    • What team development skills do you currently use at work?  Have you been successful?  Why or Why not?
  • Leadership Analysis:
    • Develop an action plan for your leadership development using whatever format is most comfortable (i.e., essay, chart, graphs, etc.)
    • Over the next 5-10 years, how do you see yourself growing as an university leader?
    • Note any concerns or barriers in your development plan (i.e., conflicts with your value system, personal situation, etc.).
  • Is there anything else we should know about you that would make you most qualified for the program?

NOTE:  Please include your Campus Phone Number and Case E-mail address in your application.