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About WLA

Alumni Publications About Leadership

See what some alumni have written about the WLA and leadership.

WLA Mission

The mission of the WLA is to develop tomorrow's leaders so they are prepared to create, articulate, and achieve organizational vision for the benefit of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

WLA Goals

To develop proficient, effective leaders within an academic health center by achieving the following objectives:

WLA Nomination Information

The mission of the WLA is to develop tomorrow's leaders so they are prepared to create, articulate, and achieve organizational vision for the benefit of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC). 

The WLA was formed to help professionals and managers within the WHSC to further advance their leadership skills, with the over-arching goal of developing proficient, effective future leaders for the WHSC.  Individuals chosen for WLA fellowships have demonstrated leadership skills at some level of their organizations, and are identified as having a high probability of even greater leadership potential.  

Additional information about the WLA:

1. The WLA nominations process begins in mid-July. 

2. The deadline for nominations is mid-to-late August.

3. Nominations are accepted from WLA Alumni and WHSC Senior Leaders.  

4. Typically, we receive 90-100 nominations, and around 20-24 are selected for each class.  

5. We strive to select a group with a diversity of roles, responsibilities, units, and locations from all areas of the WHSC and Emory Healthcare. Nominations are reviewed during August and selected participants are notified in September.

6. There is no cost to the individual or his/her department.          

For additional information, or for any questions, please contact Paula Heard, WLA Administrator, at paula.heard@emory.edu or (404) 727-2449.