The Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA) is a valuable supplement to graduate studies. Candidates for
this program may already hold doctorates or masters in educational leadership, but find themselves
needing assistance in the pragmatic aspects of obtaining and succeeding in a high-level position where
they can put their formal learning into practice. Other administrators may wonder whether they are
ready or truly desirous of moving to a higher level position and wish to do serious exploration before
committing to an advanced degree.
Individual administrators already working on degrees may find that their graduate institution will
allow credit for portions of the Academy's work. The Academy will gladly assist in that evaluation
Our goal is to build a cadre of attractive candidates who, in addition to their experience and formal
education, have the job search skills and system recognition necessary to make successful transitions
into vice-presidential and presidential positions in our community and technical college system.