Leadership Program Evaluation


This website was developed as part of the Cornerstones of Leadership Program Evaluation project, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to promote effective models for research and practices that advance academic women’s leadership.

Since the inception of ICELA's first leadership development program for academic women in 1995, program evaluation has been integral to improving curriculum content and instructional methods. Our evaluation and research efforts have also led to a better understanding of leadership and advancement into leadership roles, particularly for women in academic medicine and science. The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) and the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE at Drexel®) are core programs of the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics (ICELA at Drexel®) and are designed around a common theoretical framework that incorporates program evaluation and research questions including: 

  1. How does formal leadership training advance participant skills, confidence, and organizational knowledge? 
  2. Do the aspirations, opportunities for institutional contribution, and leadership roles of senior academic women change as a result of intensive leadership training and, if so, how?
  3. What types of projects and mentoring actions result in career advancement?
  4. What types of projects and mentoring actions result in the advancement of institutional initiatives?

ICELA's Program Evaluation Instruments

Educators and researchers seeking to adapt these tools may contact ICELA program staff at for additional information.