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 2023. 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 11Kick-off Dinner – 5:30pm
Friday, January 27Laying the Foundation for Transformational Leadership
Friday, February 10How to be an Inclusive Leader and Build Trust
Friday, March 3Managing Difficult Conversations
Friday, March 24Understanding Higher Education Finances and Fundraising
Friday, April 21Leading Change and Transformation

The application process will open on October 1, 2022 and close on November 15, 2022.  Applicants will be notified of decisions by December 1, 2022. Applicants should have two reference letters sent to vpfad@wustl.edu by November 15, 2022 that address their interests and strengths related to academic leadership.  At least one letter should be from a WashU faculty or staff member.

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, Program Manager, Office of the Provost, chanan@wustl.edu

The application process is close.

Faculty Transformational Leadership Institute (FTLI) Application
Referees must send the recommendation letters via email to vpfad@wustl.edu
Referees must send the recommendation letters via email to vpfad@wustl.edu

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