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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, impactful program of personal and professional development for a cohort of WKU staff.

General information

2023-2024 DATES:

  • September 27, 2023
  • October 18, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • November 29, 2023
  • January 10, 2024
  • January 31, 2024
  • February 21, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • April 10, 2024

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

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

Application Deadline: Monday, September 18th

  • Participants are notified of their acceptance into the program by Monday, September 25th.
  • Selection for participation in the program is competitive and requires recommendation and approval by supervisor(s)

2023-2024 SLI Features

Learn from our experienced trainers and proven content, while also benefitting from our new features:
  • 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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Staff Leadership Graduation 2021


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 Last Modified 9/22/23