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Leadership Academies

Since 2009, the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST) has worked to provide leadership development academies for supervisors, managers, and executives in a variety of different industries, including healthcare and veteran services. Taught by instructors with extensive experience working with leaders across a broad spectrum of organizations, the academies have now expanded.

Specifically, these programs are also open to other facilities around the country (including healthcare), as well as other organizations. Additional questions about these programs should be directed to us at:  [email protected]

Detailed program information

Currently, the program can be offered as three academies (Leadership, Advanced Leadership, and Executive Leadership) developed with specific audiences and learning objectives in mind. Instructors for all three academies are selected by the Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking based on their expertise to work in each of these respective programs.
This program is for supervisors through executives and includes four one-day classes described below. This will be the first step in the Academy progression and is a pre-requisite for the next level of leadership development – the Advanced Leadership Academy). The Leadership Academy is held at several convenient locations around the United States and can also be held at your own facilities. Participants attend all four days of training, complete web-based development assessments, and receive one-on-one coaching to receive a leadership certificate of completion from the University of Washington’s CLST. As in all of our work at CLST, each class is based on our research findings and best practices in healthcare, as well as many other types of organizations.

About the Foster School and the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST)

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Accredited by AACSB International for outstanding faculty, staff, and students, we also offer programs and certificates for VA executive leaders and supervisors interested in continuing education based on models and methods validated by our Center.

The Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST) was founded in 2009. Our vision is to be the country’s preeminent academic source for education and research in the fields of leadership and strategic thinking. We aspire to transform the intangible states of leadership into tangible successes. Ultimately, we aim to steward individuals, groups, and organizations toward a heightened potential through advancing leadership science and practice.