What Is WLI?
Women’s Leadership Institute encourages the full flowering of every woman’s potential, creating a community for women of all ages and cultures committed to liberation and an awareness of the empowering, energizing presence of God’s spirit in our lives.
Led by Professor Miriam Therese Winter, WLI meets once a month from September through May. In seminars that take place on Friday evening and on Saturday morning and afternoon, participants hone leadership skills rooted in a feminist perspective that is justice-based, globally oriented, attentive to diversity, and ritually expressed. The outcome is an embodied spirituality grounded in the very real world of our personal and public lives.
For more information about the Women’s Leadership Institute, please contact our admissions office at 860-509-9549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WLI meets once a month from September through May. Seminars take place on Friday evening and on Saturday morning and afternoon. Participants will hone leadership skills rooted in a feminist perspective that is justice-based, globally oriented, attentive to diversity, and ritually expressed.
2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR
During nine weekend seminars that meet monthly from September through May, participants strengthen leadership skills rooted in a feminist perspective that is justice-based, globally oriented, attentive to diversity, and ritually expressed. Essential elements of the program are:
• completion of the nine core seminars
• a cross-cultural experience
• project in leadership
• enrollment in an additional Seminary course
The curriculum, which includes selected readings, presents a feminist perspective of scripture, theology, psychology, spirituality, ritual, and leadership. A guided analysis of academic content and reflection on life experience emphasize integration and practical application. Discussion, storytelling, and the shared leadership of community prayer take place within the larger circle and in smaller wisdom circles.
HOW TO ENROLL
The enrollment process begins with the applicant contacting Miriam Therese Winter (email@example.com) or Tina Demo (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email. Next, the applicant will fill out and return the WLI enrollment forms found here. Accepted applicants will receive a letter in the mail notifying them of their status.
The above forms may be printed and completed by hand or electronically within a PDF editor. A recent version of Adobe Acrobat is required. Completed forms are to be mailed, hand-delivered, or emailed to:
Miriam Therese Winter
77 Sherman Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
There are two enrollment options: non-credit and credit. Prerequisite for receiving six graduate credits for WLI and three graduate credits for the additional Seminary course is a baccalaureate degree or its educational equivalent. All graduates of the program receive a WLI certificate. Receipt of graduate credit is contingent upon the successful completion of course-for-credit requirements. Graduate credits acquired through WLI may be applied toward the Seminary’s Graduate Certificate in Spirituality and/or Master of Arts Degree.
There are no academic prerequisites for admission to the program for the basic enrollment option. Graduate credit options require a baccalaureate degree (or its educational equivalent). Required of all participants are an openness to a feminist perspective in religion and society and a willingness to honor diverse points of view. The admission process requires completion of an application form, payment of the $40 application fee, and an interview with a member of the WLI team.
The cost of the Women’s Leadership Institute is $1,500 (tuition) for the non-credit option plus $100 (hospitality assessment). Additional tuition is required for graduate credit. Limited financial aid is available for those who would otherwise be unable to participate. There is also a graduation fee of $65.