CSWE Leadership Scholars in Social Work Education Program (LSSEP)

The CSWE Leadership Scholars in Social Work Education Program (LSSEP) is designed to attract a cohort of future leaders each year and provide them targeted education, training, and mentoring. The program will prepare these future leaders for diverse roles and positions within academia such as associate and full professors; program directors; deans; associate deans; field education directors; and members of boards, commissions, and councils, among others. LSSEP requires a 1-year commitment in which participants attend specifically designed sessions at APM called CSWE Leadership Institutes in Social Work Education (LISWE) and a Summer Leadership Institute, and are mentored by senior leaders in the field.

CSWE 2019 Summer Leadership Scholarship Programs

The application period for the 2019 Summer Leadership Scholarship Programs opens on Tuesday, November 27, 2018! 

Harvard Institutes of Higher Education

This program is a joint effort with the Harvard Institutes of Higher Education (HIHE) for the participation of CSWE-recommended persons in HIHE summer residential sessions. Up to three scholarships covering 50% of the program tuition are available for deans, associate deans, directors, program directors, and administrators to participate in the Harvard programs.

  • Participants
    The Harvard Management Development Program (MDP) is designed for deans, associate deans, directors, program directors, and other administrators with 3–7 Years of administrative experience, and the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) is designed for administrators with 5–12 years of experience. Both programs are open to CSWE-selected participants. HIHE reserves the right to redirect applicants to the most appropriate program and to accept or refuse applicants.
  • Timeline
    • Week of November 27, 2018: Applications cycle opens
    • Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5pm EST: Applications deadline
    • Monday, January 28, 2019: CSWE notifies applicants; accepted applicants begin the HIHE application process
    • Monday, March 4, 2019: Admissions deadline for HIHE

Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute: Higher Education Leadership Development Program

The HERS Institute is a transformational, leadership development program for women in higher education, founded to fill leadership pipelines across the United States with dynamic women, each capable of ushering their respective institutions into a more inclusive and equitable future.

Participants are asked to share their vision of leadership and what they hope to contribute to their respective institutions, and are then challenged to develop the skills to actualize their professional vision. As a noncompetitive space, participants are also encouraged to champion the growth of other participants. Alumnae of the HERS Institute emerge better-skilled and more confident in leading with their unique voice, providing a much-needed infusion of bold, new leadership to their respective institutions.

  • Participants
    Each summer since 1976, the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration has provided a residential program with an intensive leadership and management curriculum for approximately 70 women faculty members and administrators on the Bryn Mawr College campus.
  • The HERS Institute is offered three times annually at three different locations: Bryn Mawr College, the University of Denver, and Wellesley College. In partnership with HERS, CSWE provides up to three scholarships to the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College covering 50% of the HERS Institute tuition to women in social work higher education administration. However, HERS reserves the right to accept or refuse the applicants.
  • Timeline
    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018: Applications cycle opens
    • Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5 pm EST: Applications deadline
    • Monday, January 28, 2019: CSWE notifies applicants; accepted applicants begin the HERS Bryn Mawr application process
    • Thursday, January 31, 2019: Admissions deadline for HERS Bryn Mawr