2022 VCU Leadership Development Program Application

Thank you for applying to the VCU Leadership Development Program. The application will ask for different types of information, including your thoughts about an ideal mentor. Additionally, you will be asked to identify three references and upload documents, including a personal statement, biosketch, CV/resume, and current position description. You can close out and comeback to the form and your data will be saved.

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Personal Information

Professional Information

Select the major area you work in within the University, and the major unit.
Please note the major area of academic schools and departments fall under the Office of the Provost. If you work in the College of Humanities and Sciences, you will be redirected to a menu to select your specific department. (Refer to this org chart)

Ex: Rodney Ram, Executive Assistant, Department of Psychology
Major Area: Office of the Provost
Unit: College of Humanities & Sciences
Professional Title: Executive Assistant

Professional Role & Responsibilities

Demographic Information

The demographic information collected in this section is aggregated and used to inform GEHLI recruitment, program development, evaluation, and strategic planning. Answering these questions are optional; your responses or decision not to respond will not play a role in the application process.

Mentor Alignment

The following questions are designed to help clarify your needs and expectations so that we might pair you with an appropriate university mentor as part of the program. We will be sharing your responses with your mentor once they are assigned.

Required Supplemental Information
A completed application must include the following supplemental documents:

  • Current position description (200 words or less)
  • Personal Statement (700 words or less)
  • Biosketch (100 words or less)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

You may save your application progress and return at any time (make sure to note the return code generated by the system). We recommend copy/pasting the questions into a word document for your convenience. Please note that missing components of the supplemental information and/or failure to answer the questions in the specified word limits may result in a delay of the processing of your application.

Personal Statement (Limit: 700 words or less)

Responses to the following personal statement questions are used to help us learn more about you and as a part of the mentor matching process. Please provide a short essay responding to the following prompts (Limit - 250 words per question). We recommend copy/pasting the questions from a word document for your convenience.


Three letters of references from the following sources are required for your application:

  1. your dean or vice president
  2. your direct supervisor
  3. a colleague or leader who can comment on your current responsibilities, leadership skills, and career development

If your direct supervisor is also your dean or vice president, please submit two references from colleagues or other university leaders along with the recommendation from your dean/vice president. 

References should be submitted via this form: https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=X9CYFLTTYA

Reference #1

First Name Last Name
This reference is:Organization  

Reference #2

First Name Last Name
This reference is:Organization  

Reference #3

First Name Last Name
This reference is:Organization  

Review & Submit

This application must be complete and include the following supplemental documents by October 15, 2021 in order for your application to be considered for acceptance into the program:

*All applicants must submit three references and ensure completed references are submitted using the appropriate reference form. If you are supervised directly by your dean/vice president, then submit one letter from that person and two from other colleagues/university leaders.

Electronic Signature

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