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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 Senate and WKU Human Resources and coordinated by the Continuing & Professional Development office. 


Program Objective

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


General information

2021-2022 DATES:

  • September 29, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 1, 2021
  • January 5, 2022
  • January 26, 2022
  • February 23, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • March 30, 2022

(Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

COST: $600/person (paid by sponsoring unit/department/college)

Application Deadline: Friday, September 3

  • Participants are notified of their acceptance into the program by Thursday, September 16
  • Selection for participation in the program is competitive and requires recommendation and approval by supervisor(s)

2021 SLI Features

Learn from our experienced trainers and proven content, while also benefitting from our new features:
  • Meet in new and unique places across campus
  • Tour campus areas and hear from guest speakers
  • Increased communication with the participants' supervisors

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


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SLI Class of 2020

The SLI class of 2020 during one of their Zoom meetings.


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SLI 2019

SLI 2019


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 Last Modified 12/5/21