Western Kentucky University

CWD: Professional Development: Staff Leadership Institute

 Staff Leadership Institute

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The Staff Leadership Institute seeks to enhance job performance and personal development skills while challenging the spirit of each individual who participates. Sponsored by the Staff Council and Human Resources and coordinated by the Continuing & Professional Development office, this annual program is open to any staff member of WKU.


Objectives of Program:

To provide a rigorous year-long course of programming focused on leadership development for a cohort of WKU staff members who have demonstrated advancement potential.

Learning Outcomes for Participants:

Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Use improved leadership competencies
  • Apply basic leadership principles
  • Employ knowledge of WKU resources

Assessment of learning outcomes will be done with Pre- and Post-Test of leadership knowledge, performance in class and reflection activities, and evaluation by immediate supervisor.

General information:

Program consists of one full day each month (3rd Wednesday) beginning in January and concluding prior to the start of the fall semester. Application process will begin on the first day of October, close on the last day of October and selected staff notified no later than Thanksgiving break.

Selection for participation in the program is competitive and requires recommendation and approval by supervisor(s). Cost of participation is borne by sponsoring unit/department/college in the amount of $575 per person.


Click Here to apply for the Class of 2014.    Application deadline: October 31, 2013


 Last Modified 9/24/13