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GLA fellows toured Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Global Leadership Academy 2017 Concludes

October 27, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy has its final sessions together Friday, concluding an 10-month journey of leadership development and reflection and deeper understanding of the complexities of the Webster University network. Fellows visited Scott Air Force Base on Thursday for perspectives on military and online education, while Friday features a wrap-up session and group project presentations. Congratulations to the 2017 GLA fellows!

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GLA fellows heard from university leadership on Monday.

GLA Fall Week Opens with Talks on Leadership, Student Success, Finance

October 23, 2017

The 2017 Global Leadership Academy cohort meets throughout this week for its fall session and final week together. On Monday morning the fellows heard from President Stroble and Provost Schuster on leadership, from Walker School dean Simone Cummings and Lori Sharp on preparing students for graduation. The afternoon includes a session with Ana Karaman, chief financial officer. Tuesday brings a deep dive into learning-centered leadership.

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Broeder Named Global Leadership Academy Director

September 27, 2017

Jenny Broeder has been named director of the Global Leadership Academy (GLA), Webster University’s leadership development program for faculty and staff. She will assume duties from the current GLA director and dean of University Libraries, Laura Rein, who is retiring from the University in December 2017. Broeder, a professor of nursing in Webster’s College of Arts & Sciences, will assume this role in October 2017.

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Global Leadership Academy 2018 Applications Open

August 01, 2017

Applications for the 2018 Global Leadership Academy are now open. Faculty and staff throughout the Webster University network are encouraged to apply for this cohort program, which entails a series of workshop and activities that help faculty and staff lead successfully within the university. There will be three information sessions at the end of August for those interested in applying by the application deadline of Sept. 29.

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GLA 2017 fellows in Thailand.

GLA Concludes Week in Thailand with Team Presentations

June 16, 2017

The Global Leadership Academy 2017 cohort concluded its summer week in Thailand with group presentations on different topics in higher education and Webster's network, followed by a campus thank you lunch and farewell dinner. They now head back to their respective campuses before a final week together in the fall in St. Louis. The application period for 2018 GLA opens July 28.

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GLA fellows and the provost joined staff in Bangkok in creating paper flowers, part of a nationwide remembrance of the King of Thailand.

GLA Summer Session in Thailand Continues with Leadership, Cultural Activities

June 14, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy continued its summer session in Thailand with leadership and personality reflections with David Pendleton before the group transferred from Bangkok to Cha-am, with cultural activities along the way including a visit to Phra Nakorn Khiri National Museum and Historical Park. The group also participated in the nationwide creation of 60 million paper flowers to commemorate the king who passed away last year.

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GLA fellows settled in Sunday with a cultural tour of Bangkok and group lunch.

GLA Summer Session Opens in Thailand

June 12, 2017

The summer session for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy opened this past weekend in Thailand with a cultural tour of Bangkok followed by Monday's international campus focus and symposium on leadership. The cohort will remain in Thailand's capital for the first half of the week before relocating to Cha-Am and Webster's campus there.

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Global Leadership Academy Summer Destinations for 2018, 2019

May 10, 2017

The Global Leadership Academy directors have announced the destinations of the June sessions for the 2018 and 2019 cohorts. The 2018 cohort will take a deeper dive into the U.S. metro and military campuses, exploring campuses in Florida in June 2018, enabling additional fellows from the international campuses and applicants in the U.S. who cannot do longer-distance travel. The 2019 cohort will return to international travel, visiting the campus in Accra, Ghana, in June 2019.

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Heof, Broeder, Buck and Preuss (clockwise from top left)

GLA Spring Week Wraps with Focus on Leadership, Student Experience

March 17, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy fellows is spending the year working around the theme of "Informed advocacy for engaged leadership." This theme is framed in five sessions delving deeper into the lifecycle of the student from recruitment through the alumni experience. The group's spring week together in St. Louis wrapped up with Webster experts explaining how different points in this cycle are handled.

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GLA fellows study and practice leadership topics in workshop settings and engage in activities that complement the curriculum.

GLA Focuses on Students as Learners, Understanding Network

March 15, 2017

Global Leadership Academy's week in St. Louis continued with examinations of ways to support students as learners, with presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday from Institutional Effectiveness, the Faculty Development Center, the dean of the School of Education, a student panel and leaders of metro campuses.

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Webster sponsored the Command and General Staff College Foundation's International Friendship Gala.

Around Webster: Ervin at Leavenworth, GLA in Atlanta, Gaynor in journal

November 09, 2016

Midwest regional director Katie Ervin was elected to the Command and General Staff Foundation board of trustees, Global Leadership Academy directors Holly Hubenschmidt, Erik Palmore, and Laura Rein co-authored a panel presentation on global inclusive leadership development for an international conference, and librarian and archivist Kathy Gaynor had a counseling teaching reflection published in the book, "The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide."

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2017 Global Leadership Academy Fellows Announced

October 31, 2016

The 2017 Global Leadership Academy fellows have been announced. Now preparing for its sixth year, the Global Leadership Academy (GLA) at Webster University helps build the distributed leadership that is critical to Webster’s success. The goals GLA are to develop and enhance the leadership skills of faculty and staff and to provide a comprehensive and grounded understanding of the University in all its complexity.

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