Global Leadership Academy


We recognized the need to develop individuals' and the university's capacity for leadership in inclusive ways by providing our own leadership program focused on "leading where you are." 


The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) at Webster University is a leadership development program open to the faculty and staff of the university's global community. GLA fellows are selected each year to participate in a series of workshop and activities that help them to lead successfully in their roles and positions within the university. The primary mission of the GLA is to invest in the people of Webster University so that they may lead from where they are.

The GLA is unique in its approach to leadership development, with a fellows-developed curriculum that addresses the leadership domains required for successful leadership in higher education as well as opportunities to understand the global complexities of Webster University. GLA fellows study and learn with others from around the university with close access to the initiatives, people, and places that make Webster University a distinctive place to work.

The fellows of the GLA divide responsibilities for facilitating workshops with internal and external subject matter experts, along with previous GLA fellows.


Webster University has graduated six (6) GLA Fellows, a total of 103 individuals, faculty and staff from across the global network. The GLA has recently received national recognition for the quality of its social collaboration and knowledge sharing and global/international programs.


Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble


The Global Leadership Academy provides the platform for strengthening Webster's global community, bringing together faculty and staff members from our worldwide campuses to learn about themselves and each other as leaders. With that knowledge and the experience of intense study at one of Webster's international campuses, they are empowered to advance their personal and professional goals in our globally diverse community.

Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble
President, Webster University
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