GWALA Program Highlights

Fellows engage in a series of sessions to build key competencies. The tentative schedule is as follows (each session 9:00am - 1:00pm):
1. Vision and Values (9/9/22)
2. Quality Decision Making (10/14/22)
3. Conflict Management (11/18/22)
4. Effective Communication (12/9/22) 
5. Emotional Intelligence (1/13/23)
6. Faculty Development (2/3/23)
7. Staff Engagement (3/10/23)

The program also offers additional leadership development opportunities such as:

 - Hearing from a cross section of GW senior leaders
 - Individual and group project mentoring
 - Networking with colleagues across the campus
 - Executive coaching, feedback and insights from a 360 multi-rater feedback tool and/or the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personal Impact Report



GWALA Nomination Process


We are now recruiting for the third GWALA cohort.

Eligibility requires a minimum of five years of professional experience in a university setting, one reference, and an interest in serving in an academic leadership position at GW.

The ideal candidate is a leader in a lab, school or academic unit and/or a faculty member in a position to lead a project or team.  

There are two ways to submit a nomination:

  1. Faculty may submit a self-nomination form.

  2. GW leaders may submit a candidate nomination form.

Nominations close on August 19, 2022.

Selection decisions will be based forming a diverse cohort of fellows from across GW. As needed, based on the number of nominiations we receive, we will factor in interest and need to prioritize.

If you have questions or would like more information, send an email to the program facilitator. 

To learn more, view the Cohort II roster, and hear about the first cohort, visit the GWALA overview page.



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