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Executive Leadership Program & Developing Leadership Program

Scholarships to Attend DISCUS Academy

 

About these Scholarship Opportunities

Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) Foundation 501(c)3 is pleased to offer three (3) Executive Leadership Program Scholarships and (2) Developing Leadership Program Scholarships to attend DISCUS Academy. Both Leadership Programs are an eight-month commitment consisting of virtual and in-person elements.

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation could not provide these scholarship opportunities without the generous support of Corporate Members, Beam Suntory and Breakthru Beverage Group. For the second year in a row, Beam Suntory is graciously funding three scholarships for The Executive Leadership Program. Breakthru Beverage Group is generously funding two scholarships for The Developing Leadership Program. All scholarships include full funding of all program components, with the exception of travel.

 

The Executive Leadership Program is designed for experienced spirits professionals with at least 5-7 years of management experience, during which they have demonstrated responsibility for cross-functional leadership and/or strategy-level decision-making in the distilled spirits industry. The Certificate will build upon the student’s leadership skills and develop the professional’s ability to communicate strategy, negotiate skillfully and influence team behaviors and deliver results. Program Components detailed below. 

The Developing Leadership Program is designed for any professional with an interest in growing their leadership skills. This program will transform early-stage managers into true leaders, by learning your leadership style, developing interpersonal skills, and understanding how to build and manage a high-performance team. Entrepreneurs, new managers and employees with limited management experience are encouraged to apply. Program Components detailed below. 

 

These scholarships are open to members and non-members of WOTVS as well as members and non-members of DISCUS. DISCUS Academy has set the criteria for selection of recipients and selection of the recipients will be made by DISCUS Academy. Applicants will be chosen based on their demonstrated leadership potential, initiative and commitment to the industry. Participants should be prepared to engage in self-reflection and introspective work required by this course and be prepared to put their leadership commitment into action following the program. The Leadership Certificate will use a selection process that maximizes diversity of the participant cohort.

 

Apply for Executive Leadership Program

Apply for Developing Leadership Program

Applications are due by January 20, 2022.
All applicants will be notified via email by the Foundation if they have been accepted by February 18.
For questions about this scholarship please contact Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation at foundation@womenofthevine.com.

 

Applications Open: November 1, 2021

Application Deadline: January 20, 2022 (by 11:59 PM PST)

Scholarships Awarded: February 2022

Executive Leadership Program 

The Executive Leadership Program is designed for experienced spirits professionals with at least 5-7 years of management experience, during which they have demonstrated responsibility for cross-functional leadership and/or strategy-level decision-making in the distilled spirits industry. The Certificate will build upon the student’s leadership skills and develop the professional’s ability to communicate strategy, influence team behaviors and deliver results. The program will ensure that students have the right blend of soft skills and strategic mindset to achieve performance outcomes at their company. Participation in this program is not contingent upon completing the Developing Leadership Program. 

2022 Program Components:

*Program dates will be confirmed prior to the start of the program and participants will be notified

March 

Introductory Meeting (2-hrs)

March 

Predictive Index Workshop (4-hrs)

April 

Leading for Business Results (2-hrs)

April 

Challenge of Change (2-hrs)

May 

Diversity & Inclusion Training (4-hrs)

May

Diversity & Inclusion Training (4-hrs)

June 8-10

DISCUS Annual Conference (optional)

June - September

University of Kentucky Programming

June 

Monthly Cohort Call (1-hr)

July 

Monthly Cohort Call (1-hr)

August 

Monthly Cohort Call (1-hr)

September 

Monthly Cohort Call (1-hr)

October

Leadership Retreat (mandatory)

2022 Program Deliverables

  • University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business Leadership Program Certificate
  • Predictive Index Report & Content
  • Executive Leadership Training
  • Leading with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program
  • Leadership Retreat (hotel and meals included in program fee)
  • DISCUS Academy Leadership Certificate
  • Connected and engaged cohort
  • Better understanding of the self
  • Tools to develop skilled leadership

 

Developing Leadership Program 

The Developing Leadership Program is designed for any professional with an interest in growing their leadership skills. This program will transform early-stage managers into true leaders, by learning your leadership style, developing interpersonal skills, and understanding how to build and manage a high-performance team. Entrepreneurs, new managers and employees with limited management experience are encouraged to apply.

2022 Program Components:

*Program dates will be confirmed prior to the start of the program and participants will be notified 

March 

Introductory Meeting (2-hrs)

March 

Type Indicator Workshop (4-hrs)

April 

CEO Insights and Culture (2-hrs)

April 

Stress and Health as a Leader (2 -hrs)

May 

Dare to Lead Leadership Training (4-hrs)

May 

Dare to Lead Leadership Training (4-hrs)

June 7-10, 2022

DISCUS Annual Conference (optional)

June - September

Cornell University Programming 

June

Cohort Call (1-hr)

July

Cohort Call (1-hr)

August 

Cohort Call (1-hr)

September

Cohort Call (1-hr)

October

Leadership Retreat (mandatory)

2022 Program Deliverables

  • Cornell Leadership Program Certificate
  • Type Indicator Report
  • Dare to Lead Certificate of Completion
  • Leadership Retreat (hotel and meals included in program fee)
  • DISCUS Academy Leadership Certificate
  • Connected and engaged cohort
  • Better understanding of the self 

Tools to develop skilled leadership