Nomination Process Opens for GW Academic Leadership Academy

The program allows faculty leaders to develop practical skills and build cross-university relationships.

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(William Atkins/ GW Today)
August 03, 2022

The yearlong GW Academic Leadership Academy (GWALA), overseen by Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Emily Hammond, has opened nominations for the 2022-23 academic year. 

Established in 2019 by the Office of the Provost, GWALA provides an opportunity for select academic leaders across GW to deepen their skills, build lasting relationships across the university, and focus on strategic priorities in a supportive, engaging cohort of their peers. These leaders apply what they have learned to shape both the everyday experience of the community and the long-term success of the university. 

“This September, we will graduate our 2021-22 leaders and welcome those who are joining our 2022-23 cohort,” said Provost Christopher Alan Bracey. “We had an incredibly diverse cohort this past year with representation from every school. The fellows were deeply committed and developed strong relationships with colleagues they otherwise may have never met. We hope to repeat that same success this year.”

The academy will continue to focus on coaching, networking, self-development and skill-building. Information on eligibility requirements and the program is available on the GWALA nomination page. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations are due by Aug. 19. Those selected for the third cohort will begin the academy in September.

“GW’s investment in its academic leaders is an investment in our future, and I am excited to be launching this year’s academy,” Hammond said. “The curriculum attends to the many nuances of leadership in higher education, develops practical skills, and fosters an inclusive, service-oriented mindset. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty leaders. I look forward to engaging with our GWALA alumni as well as welcoming our incoming cohort.”

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