GLA Cohort Visits Scott AFB, Talks Strategic Plan, Learning-Centered Leadership

Oct. 22, 2015

GLA Cohort Visits Scott AFB, Talks Strategic Plan
GLA fellows heard from the strategic plan theme team leaders.

In St. Louis for their final weeklong gathering of this yearlong transformative experience, the 2015 cohort of the Global Leadership Academy spent Tuesday and Wednesday hearing from deans, leaders of the University's strategic plan themes, and visited Webster's Scott Air Force Base campus location in Illinois.

On Tuesday, the fellows heard from Eric Rothenbuhler, dean of the School of Communications, and Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, to gain insights on these schools' programs and hear these deans' leadership stories.

Later in the day, they experienced an up-close look at Webster's military education on a visit to Scott AFB. On base, they received a tour of the Education Center by Cheryl Kennedy, representative at the campus.

GLA at Scott AFB
GLA fellows visited the Scott AFB campus location.

Wednesday brought more leadership reflection as well as more in-depth understanding of how the global Webster network operates. They spent the morning with the leaders of the new strategic plan themes: Nancy Hellerud, Rob Parrent, Eric Rothenbuhler and Greg Gunderson

Their presentation, “Implementing Global Impact for the Next Century: Leading from Where We Are,” covered the 15 primary metrics of the strategic plan, "Global Impact for the Next Century." Together the fellows and theme team leaders discussed how to bring all the needed voices into the conversations. 

After lunch on Wednesday, the fellows participated in a workshop on learning-centered leadership led by Paul Paese, of Paese Management Consulting and Washington University’s Olin School of Business.

On the itinerary for Thursday is a visit to the Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis -- including a tour of the Arcade Building, the historic building undergoing renovation as part of the Gateway Campus -- plus a panel of metro campus students.

On Friday, the fellows will present their group projects, hear from GLA alumni and formally graduate from this leadership development program.

Read more: See highlights from the beginning of their week, where they heard from the president and provost, the Online Learning Center and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

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