Washington University is dedicated to developing the next generation of academic leaders through a robust suite of formal and informal leadership development opportunities. Inspired by the talent that exists in our community, we are actively investing in our faculty and staff.

Faculty Transformational Leadership Institute (FTLI)


This new cohort-based program is open to tenured and mid-career teaching, research, and practice faculty who currently serve or aspire to serve in administrative or academic leadership positions on the Danforth Campus. It will offer skill development in critical leadership areas and encourage professional networking for faculty across disciplines.

Meeting Dates

FTLI will run from January to April 2024. The Institute will host half-day sessions (8:30 am -1:00 pm) each month focused on effective and transformational leadership practices.   The sessions will be highly interactive, and all will take place in-person on the Danforth Campus.

The program schedule and session topics are listed below:

Wednesday, January 10Kick-off Dinner – 5:30pm
Friday, January 26Laying the Foundation for Transformational Leadership
Friday, February 16How to be an Inclusive Leader and Build Trust
Friday, March 1Managing Difficult Conversations
Friday, March 29Understanding Higher Education Finances and Fundraising
Friday, April 26Leading Change and Transformation

The application process will open on September 1, 2023 and close on November 6, 2023.  Applicants will be notified of decisions by November 13, 2023. Applicants should have one reference letter from a WashU faculty or staff member sent to vpfad@wustl.edu by October 31, 2023. The letter should address their interests and strengths related to academic leadership. 

Because this is a competitive program with a limited number of spaces, those selected must commit to attending at least four of the five sessions in addition to the Kick-off Dinner.

For more information contact: Cecilia Hanan Reyes, Senior Program Manager, Office of the Provost, chanan@wustl.edu


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