In last week’s Fall Convocation remarks, Webster University President Beth Stroble reiterated how investing in human resources is a key part of the University’s strategic plan and is one of six components in the strategic framework prism.
The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) is a prime example of this investment.
Launched during the 2011-12 academic year, the GLA is a Webster University employee leadership development program created as a way to invest in employees and develop internal talent and leadership.
Sixteen participants are selected from all areas of the University each year for this unique opportunity to build cross-departmental relationships and explore all facets of Webster University’s educational and business model. GLA fellows work side by side as together they explore topics that make Webster tick in three four-day sessions per year.
The participants in the pilot year raved about the value of the program:
“As a staff member, this gives you the chance to step out of the box that you might find yourself in day after day,” said Laura Wainz, a GLA fellow in 2011-12. “It’s an opportunity to focus on our strengths and think about what we are good at and how we can use our personal strengths to help Webster achieve its goals. Each and every faculty and staff member can contribute and think about what he/she can do to serve students more effectively.”
Participants meet monthly at the St. Louis downtown campus location and have the opportunity to travel and experience first-hand Webster’s military, metro, and international campus locations. Upon successful completion, GLA fellows are awarded a certificate of completion.
Lead from Within: Apply for the GLA by Oct. 1
All faculty and staff (full-time and part-time) with at least one year of experience at Webster may apply for the program. Applications for the 2013 GLA cohort are being accepted until Oct. 1, 2012. GLA fellows learn the importance of leading from wherever they are in the university.
Learn more and apply today at www.webster.edu/leadershipacademy.