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WKU Staff Leadership Institute

The Staff Leadership Institute seeks to enhance job performance and personal development skills by challenging the spirit of each participant. This 8-month program is open to any staff member of WKU. The SLI is sponsored by the WKU Staff Council and WKU Human Resources and coordinated by the Continuing & Professional Development office. 

Objective of Program:

To provide a rigorous program that develops leadership skills for a cohort of WKU staff who have demonstrated advancement potential.

General information:

2018 DATES: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 8
COST$600/person (paid by sponsoring unit/dept/college)

Program runs January-August. Participants must commit to attending the 1-day sessions each month.

Application process typically runs mid-October through mid-November.

Application Deadline:  Noon on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Participants are notified of their acceptance into the program by December 1. 

Selection for participation in the program is competitive and requires recommendation and approval by supervisor(s).

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

Learning outcomes are measured through a pre-program and post-program assessment of leadership knowledge, performance in class & reflection activities, as well as an evaluation by immediate supervisor. 

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 Last Modified 10/24/17