GW Academic Leaders Portal

While much of the work that you do is unique to your school, this site serves as a central resource to save you time. Because you have a critical role that requires you to access both school-specific and university-wide information, this site has been designed provide you with links to as many relevant resources as possible.

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Learn Now Guides: Professional Development When You Want It

View all Learn Now GuidesFrom the Center for Creative leadership (CCL), we recommend academic leaders follow the 70-20-10 rule when it comes to professional development. The Learn Now Guides are organized applying this framework:

  • Challenging assignments and learning from experiences (70%)
  • Developmental relationships and learning from others (20%)
  • Reading, coursework and training (10%)

Use these at your convenience. 

Your Wellbeing Matters

Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic with Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt

This podcast gives us a local view of COVID-19 by hearing from Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the D.C. Department of Health. As one of the key decision-makers in reopening the District she shares what metrics the D.C. government is basing this decision on. Hosted by Frank Sesno, Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic is a co-production of GWSPH and GWSMPA.

Laughter Will Keep Your Team Connected — Even While You’re Apart

So much of our wellbeing, and by extension what makes us productive, is predicated on physical proximity, that the removal of that proximity for any period of time can be severely damaging.  One surprising casualty of social distancing?  Laughter.

The Science of Helping Out

The Science of Helping Out: During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others.

People Don’t Have to Succumb to Anxiety during This Pandemic

That emotion is natural in a situation like this, but there are ways to mitigate it

5 Ways to Be a More Resilient Leader

Leaders need the emotional and physical resilience to manage through change and respond to critical incidents; yet, it is the everyday challenges that tap their emotions, drain their energy and redirect their attention.  

Practical Tips: Caring For Your and Your Team’s Wellbeing

 Michelle McQuaid, wellbeing expert and best-selling author, who translates cutting-edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience into practical actions.

CDC COVID-19 Stress and Coping Resources

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Advice for Faculty Members in a Turbulent Time

Mindi Thompson gives some practical advice that leaders can use to support faculty (and themselves) as it relates to physical and mental health and wellness.

The PERMA model: Strategies for promoting workplace flourishing

Workplace happiness and well-being have received increasing attention, as organizations strive to address the challenges associated with employee stress and burnout. Universities are dedicated to creating positive workplace cultures that support the well-being of the faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral scholars.

Good Work For Well-Being by Dan Goleman

Would you say you are generally happy? If so, would you say you have “well-being”?  More to the point, are happiness and well-being the same? Learn what these questions might mean for you.

A Beginners Guide to Mindfulness in Academia

The term “mindfulness” has been increasingly thrown around in recent years. It get attached to everything from meditation to work life balance to self-care. But what does mindfulness actually mean? How do you put it into practice?