The Academic Leadership Group Receives
Gold HCM Excellence Award®
for Leadership Coaching Program

Cambridge, MA, September 07, 2023Academic Leadership Group (ALG), in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), received a gold 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Award® in Learning and Development, recognizing the leadership coaching program it offers as part of SWE’s Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) program.

“We were thrilled to have this recognition from the Brandon Hall Group™, one of the foremost learning industry award programs,” said Julie Jungalwala, President of the Academic Leadership Group. “Adding coaching to a leadership development program is a proven approach to enhance effectiveness and impact.”

The group and peer coaching component of the ALWE program was designed and delivered by ALG last year and is being offered again in 2023-24. Adding coaching to ALWE increased the focus on core leadership development activities, including enhancing self-awareness, practicing communication skills, and learning through application and reflection.

The coaching component also provided opportunities for enhanced networking and mentoring during structured group and peer coaching experiences, where participants shared and provided input on their strengths, visions and goals.

Coaching benefits include developing participants’ self-awareness of their leadership abilities, applying concepts learned from coaching and the ALWE program to specific situations and challenges, and building mutually supportive relationships with other program participants.

“Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves,” said Brandon Hall Group™ Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, the HCM Excellence Awards® program leader.

The award was announced on September 17, 2023. You can view the complete list of winners here.

The Academic Leadership Group also offers individual leadership coaching for junior and senior faculty at top universities nationally, as well as leadership development and higher education consulting.

“An outgrowth of our coaching and leadership development work,” Jungalwala said, “is groundbreaking work our firm is currently getting ready to roll out on human possibility and reinvention.” She explained, “For the past three years, we have been researching how people reinvent their professional identities to enhance purpose and motivation, and we look forward to sharing this soon.”

To learn more about the Academic Leadership Group and the services it offers, visit

About the Academic Leadership Group, Inc.

The Academic Leadership Group (ALG), founded in 2019, is a woman-owned consulting firm focused on providing coaching and organizational assessment services to universities. Our passion is to partner with organizations desiring to unleash the potential of their mission and people and to bring humanity to this work. We build partnerships grounded in these values: We put people and relationships first. We meet our clients where they are and partner over the long term. We work with our clients to balance the important and the urgent and to succeed at both. We celebrate learning and excellence. For more information about ALG and its services, please visit

About SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit

About Brandon Hall Group™

Brandon Hall Group™ is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group™ to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards® program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits and associations.

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