Creating Tomorrow's Leaders Today

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Is your next career step a college vice-president or president position? Are you interested in updating your leadership skills and bringing new insights and knowledge about Washington State’s community and technical college system to your current position? Would you like to improve your written and spoken communication skills? Would you like help polishing your resume and building your interview knowledge?

Participants in the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA) develop a valuable network of friends, colleagues and connections throughout Washington State's community and technical college system, while learning about its administration. They develop relationships with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and learn about the legislative process. Successful college leaders share their talents and experience with the WELA cohorts.

Thanks to the vision of WELA's sponsors, the program is set up to build future higher education leaders – a succession plan specifically for Washington's community and technical colleges senior administration.