Global Leadership Academy
A sustainable organization must invest in its most important resource: its people. The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) at Webster University helps build the distributed leadership that is critical to Webster's success. President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost, Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer Julian Z. Schuster created the Global Leadership Academy to develop talent within the university that is essential for achieving its vision.
The goals of the Global Leadership Academy are to develop and enhance the leadership skills of faculty and staff at Webster University, to provide a comprehensive and grounded understanding of Webster in all its complexity, and to create ambassadors to the communities Webster serves. Each year these goals are advanced as a cohort of fellows study and practice relevant leadership topics in workshop settings, as well as engage in activities designed to complement the curriculum.
The Global Leadership Academy provides a diverse environment with meaningful experiences that help fellows learn and use the tools required to break down barriers and effectively respond to opportunities and challenges facing Webster University.