Applications Open for 2017 Global Leadership Academy

Jul. 28, 2016

Applications Open for 2017 Global Leadership Academy
GLA develops leadership skills and knowledge of the entire Webster University network through a cohort program for faculty and staff.

The application period for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy (GLA) officially opens on Friday, July 29, and applications will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 30.

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. The 2017 cohort will include sessions in St. Louis, Thailand and a U.S. extended campus location.

If you have questions about GLA, two online informational sessions are scheduled via WebEx on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.

Schedule for 2017

The schedule for the 2017 program is as follows:

Meeting One: Spring Break 2017
Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17, 2016
Location: St. Louis

The workshops held at this meeting will focus on leadership models and theories, and strategic and operational concepts. GLA fellows will have the opportunity to learn more about the functions of the St. Louis campus and its unique characteristics. Travel to be scheduled for the weekend so that GLA fellows are each present on Monday morning.

Meeting Two: Summer 2017
Sunday, June 11 – Friday, June 16, 2017
Location: Webster University Thailand campuses

The workshops held at this meeting will focus on international and intercultural topics, as well as additional topics that impact Webster's global network of campuses. GLA fellows will have the opportunity to learn about the nature of Webster's international campuses, including opportunities to interact with different student populations, and to participate in activities to learn more about the communities in which they are situated.

Travel to be scheduled for the weekend (from the United States, fellows will depart on Friday, June 9) so that GLA fellows are each present on Sunday afternoon.

Meeting Three: Fall Break 2017
Monday, Oct. 23 - Friday Oct. 27, 2017
Location: St. Louis with side trips to nearby US Extended Campuses TBA 

Application Process and Informational Sessions

All of the information about applying is at www.webster.edu/globalleadershipacademy/apply.html including: 

  • The link to the application
  • A detailed description of what is needed for the application
  • Links to two WebEx information sessions scheduled for Aug. 30 and Sept. 1

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