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.
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 10
|Kick-off Dinner – 5:30pm
|Friday, January 26
|Laying the Foundation for Transformational Leadership
|Friday, February 16
|How to be an Inclusive Leader and Build Trust
|Friday, March 1
|Managing Difficult Conversations
|Friday, March 29
|Understanding Higher Education Finances and Fundraising
|Friday, April 26
|Leading 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com