The BRIDGES Academic Leadership Program offers UNC Charlotte faculty and staff the opportunity to develop and strengthen their leadership skills, knowledge, and networking in order to be successful change agents in their communities.


JOIN US for the Virtual 2022 BRIDGES Information Session


April 20, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 996 5859 1288

Passcode: 093823

Or Dial In: +1 929 205 6099 US


BRIDGES Participants in Zoom Grid 2021


BRIDGES 2021 Graduates Zooming through the Friday Center for Continuing Edcuation at UNC Chapel Hill  Photo incudes new UNC Charlotte BRIDGES participant: Sonya Ramsey

BRIDGES is an inclusive professional development program dedicated to supporting cisgender or transgender women and nonbinary colleagues in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen their academic leadership capabilities, and/or individuals who demonstrate a commitment to supporting women and gender issues and equity in the academy. It is designed to help participants identify, understand, and build their leadership roles in the academy. Through an intensive program, participants will:

  • develop insights into leadership, with a particular focus on the special skills and attributes unique to leadership roles
  • acquire an understanding of the many facets of colleges and universities
  • build strategic negotiation skills, and
  • create a program of personal and professional development to benefit themselves and their institutions.

Who should participate? Individuals of any gender identity, from four-year North Carolina institutions of higher education, both public and independent, who want to position themselves for advancement in the academy and/or who demonstrate a strong interest or commitment to supporting women and gender equity in the academy, including:

  • faculty interested in developing their leadership skills
  • faculty looking to move into academic administration
  • administrators with managerial and supervisory responsibilities
  • administrators seeking a greater range of responsibilities


Fall 2022 Schedule:





Part 1

Friday, 9/9, Noon - 6:00 pm AND Saturday, 9/10, 9am - 5:00 pm

Chapel Hill/In-person

Part 2

Friday, 9/30, Noon - 6:30 pm AND Saturday, 10/1, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Part 3

Noon - 6:30pm AND 

Saturday, 10/22, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Part 4

Friday, 11/11, Noon-6:30pm

Chapel Hill/In-person

Reflection Time with Alumnae and Graduation

Saturday, 11/12, 9:00am-2:00pm

Chapel Hill/In-person

For more information, including program details and cost, you may also wish to visit the UNC Chapel Hill BRIDGES' website.