GLA Continues Fall Week with Advancement, GMC, Inclusive Leadership, Scott AFB Visit

Oct. 25, 2017

Global Leadership Academy fellows discussed leadership with students and a leadership consultant
GLA fellows heard from leadership consultant Paul Paese and saw presentations from students in the Webster LEADS program.

The 2017 Global Leadership Academy cohort continued its fall week Tuesday with a deep dive into learning-centered leadership facilitated by Paul Paese, principal of Paese Management Consulting.

Tuesday night, they saw an example of leadership as cultivated among Webster students with presentations from students whoa re in the Webster LEADS program.

Wednesday's activities include a wide cross-section of units within Webster University.

The morning began with a session on partnering with Advancement and alumni led by Patty Arnold, vice president of Advancement, and Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. They discussed the culture of philanthropy at Webster and how alumni engagement and fundraising are connected.

That was followed by group activities and a lunch panel with representatives from Global Marketing and Communications, including chief communications officer Rick Rockwell and GLA alumni Jennifer Starkey and Dominik Jansky. They gave an overview of GMC operations and the planning, leadership, decision-making and collaboration among GMC's strategic communications, public relations, digital marketing and marketing and creative services units.

Alumni, GMC and Advancement and LGCFA
GLA fellows engaged with representatives from Global Marketing & Communications (center) as well as sessions on alumni engagement and fundraising (left and right) that also included the dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.

Wednesday afternoon includes sessions on inclusive leadership led by Betsy Schmutz, chief human resources officer, and Nicole Roach, associate vice president for Diversity and Inclusion. Their sessions include strategies for cultivating an inclusive leadership culture, plus interactive sessions to practice positive micromessaging.

On Thursday the GLA fellows head to Scott Air Force Base to get a deeper look into a military campus location and also discuss online programs with Michael Cottam, dean and associate vice president of Military Campuses and Online Education.

Then on Friday comes final group project presentations and graduation after a year of engaging in leadership and understanding of the broader Webster network.

Earlier Activities

See information from earlier activities in this year's cohort here:

About Global Leadership Academy

The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) is a leadership development program open to the faculty and staff of the Webster University global community. GLA fellows are selected each year to participate in a series of workshop and activities that help them to lead successfully in their roles and positions within the University.

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