Management Development Program 

The Management Development Program provides new and aspiring supervisors, managers and team leads with training to develop skills that are necessary for managerial success. As an interactive series of live, virtual workshops, the Management Development Program helps women develop authentic and effective leadership skills that enhance their competitive advantage and added value in the manufacturing workplace.

The Spring 2024 cohort is full and registration is closed
The next program begins October 2024; registration opens July 26, 2024

Click here to be added to our wait list for future Management Development Program cohorts and

other WiM Education Foundation professional development programs! 

Scholarship Opportunity

Thanks to our generous sponsor, CLA, six Management Development Program

participants received 50% off their program registration!

Program Details

Program audience: Female manufacturing professionals with three or less years of experience and/or individuals interested in becoming a manager or supervisor.  

Examples of past participant job titles include: Engineering Administrator, Sales Manager, Executive Assistant, Operational Perfect, Associate Manager, Office Manager and Industry Analyst.

Program description: This is a two-week, virtual program with a 90-minute virtual workshop per day. Each virtual workshop is interactive, engaging, and facilitated by an expert with plenty of opportunity to share your ideas, ask questions, interact with your peers, and document how you plan to practice your new skills in the workplace.

With each cohort limited to 30 participants, this is a personalized learning environment for women enhanced by one-on-one coaching, peer networking, and a facilitated DiSC skills assessment. This program provides new and future managers with valuable leadership skills for success throughout their manufacturing career.

NEW to the program: WiM is thrilled to partner with The Bolder Group to offer enhanced program features: 

  • Program orientation and kickoff
  • Two DiSC skills assessment workshops
  • One-on-one professional coaching


Since the program's inception in 2017, more than 140 leaders have graduated from the WiM Education Foundation's Management Development Program. Graduates have transitioned successfully into leadership roles, added more value to their companies and served as role models for other women in the industry. This program is offered for women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender-nonconforming people.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Questions about the Management Development Program? Contact Alana Lesnansky at