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WICT Announces Opening of Application Period for Rising Leaders Program

Applications for 120 Slots Accepted from October 2 through November 12, 2013


Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced that the application period will open tomorrow for the 120 slots in its highly-regarded Rising Leaders Program. Applications for all four classes will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, October 2, at www.wictrlp.org and must be received no later than 1:00 pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

WICT's Rising Leaders Program (RLP) is designed for industry professionals at the manager and director level who have demonstrated their potential and their desire for leadership and career advancement. During this intensive immersion program, participants take part in leadership analysis and case study work while expanding their cable business acumen.

Created in 2006 with the assistance of a grant by the Walter Kaitz Foundation, the program was doubled in size in 2011 due to the overwhelming interest of the cable industry. Additional support provided by the Kaitz Foundation was instrumental in the expansion of the program.

The four classes will be split into two time frames and geographic regions for the convenience of class participants as noted. Program details, including the application and fees, are available on WICT's website at www.wictrlp.org

  • April 6-11, 2014 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • June 1-6, 2014 (San Diego, CA)

After completing this program, participants will know how to:

  • Leverage key management tools to build and develop high-performance teams.
  • Utilize advanced tactical and strategic methods to maximize organizational impact.
  • Map the landscape, build alliances and become an effective advocate.
  • Assess diverse leadership styles and align team competencies to exceed organizational goals.
  • Create and manage a personalized leadership development plan.

In addition to support from the Walter Kaitz Foundation, WICT recognizes Comcast|NBCUniversal as the Silver Sponsor and Suddenlink Communications as the Bronze Sponsor of the Rising Leaders Program.

About WICT
For over thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast|NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.