SWE is proud to share that we received the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Gold Award in Learning and Development for our Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) program!
Each year, Brandon Hall Group awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.
ALWE provides female academics in engineering with tangible skills and knowledge needed to pursue, acquire and gainfully maintain institutional leadership positions at a university. SWE also hopes this program provides women with skills to help them grow personally as leaders.
ALWE is primarily a virtual cohort-based learning program, running annually from fall through spring. Participants are women in the early and middle stages of their careers at academic institutions who aspire to move into leadership roles.
Over the last two years, the ALWE program has undergone major changes to support the improvement of program outcomes and effectiveness, including a revision to the overall program design and incorporation of a leadership coaching program in partnership with Academic Leadership Group.
These changes have resulted in a drastically improved program and participant outcomes as seen in pre-, during-, and post-program data collection — including an overall Net Promoter Score increase of 22 points during the first year of the program design improvements!