Opening of the nomination process for the GW Academic Leadership Academy | Today

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

Established in 2019 by the Provost’s Office, GWALA offers select GW university leaders the opportunity to deepen their skills, build lasting relationships across the university, and focus on strategic priorities in a supportive cohort and commitment from their peers. These leaders apply what they have learned to shape both the daily experience of the community and the long-term success of the university.

“In September, we will be graduating our 2021-22 leaders and welcoming those joining our 2022-23 cohort,” Provost Christopher Alan Bracey said. “We had an incredibly diverse cohort last year with representation from every school. Fellows were deeply engaged and developed strong relationships with colleagues they might never have met otherwise. We hope to repeat this same success this year.

The academy will continue to focus on coaching, networking, personal development and skill building. Information on eligibility criteria and the program is available on the GWALA Appointment Page. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations are due by August 19. Those selected for the third cohort will start the academy in September.

“GW’s investment in its academic leaders is an investment in our future, and I’m thrilled to launch this year’s academy,” Hammond said. “The program takes into account the many nuances of leadership in higher education, develops practical skills and fosters an inclusive and service-oriented mindset. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers. I look forward to engaging with our GWALA alumni and welcoming our incoming cohort.

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