2014 Global Leadership Academy: Apply by Sept. 27

| July 29, 2013

The Webster University Global Leadership Academy (GLA), launched during the 2011-2012 academic year, is an employee leadership development program created as a way to invest in employees and develop internal talent and leadership.

“The overarching goal of the GLA is to invest in the people of Webster University because we each play a distinct role in advancing Webster’s vision and mission,” said President Beth Stroble.

Lead from Within: Apply for the GLA by Sept. 27
GLA fellows discuss the strategic prism.

2013 GLA fellows discuss the University’s strategic prism at the summer meeting in Geneva.

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 2014 GLA cohort are being accepted until Sept. 27, 2013. Click here to learn more and submit your application.

Sixteen fellows will be selected from all areas of the University for this unique opportunity to build cross-departmental relationships and explore all facets of Webster’s educational and business model.

GLA fellows work side by side together to:

  • explore leadership
  • learn and use the tools required to break down barriers
  • effectively respond to opportunities and challenges facing Webster University

The 2014 Global Leadership Academy Cohort will convene three times per year for the following week-long meetings.

Meeting One: Spring Break 2014

Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14, 2014
Location: St. Louis

Meeting Two: Summer 2014

Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20, 2014
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands

Meeting Three: Fall Break 2014

Monday, Oct. 20 – Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Location: U.S. Extended Campus Area TBA

Insight from Previous GLA Fellows

Read about the 2013 fellows’ week of GLA programs in Geneva.

Participants in the 2012 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, manager of licensure and information resources. “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.”

Similarly, participants in the 2013 expressed profound appreciation for the program, especially the visit to an international campus. Library department head Holly Hubenschmidt said her experiences as a GLA fellow in Geneva were incredible. “To discuss leadership and then visit the United Nations or CERN really brought home the powerful effects that an organization with engaged leaders can have in the world.”

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