Institute of Leadership
Developing Courageous Leaders of Character
Whitworth University's Institute of Leadership is guided by the foundational principles of gratitude, humility and service. It harnesses the strength and collaborative power of business and community leaders to create a connected, passionate and continuously educated network of leader-citizens. The Institute of Leadership is designed to prepare and empower high-potential individuals to make innovative and sustainable impact in their positions of leadership.
This dynamic reinvention of leadership training is built upon an intensive retreat model, engaging participants in a three-part series of offsite weekend retreats located in scenic locations along the West Coast. They will have the opportunity to reflect and relate in a close community of peers. In this three-part series, participants will explore the history of leadership theory and practice – from classical to contemporary – and collaborate to develop a plan for personal and professional growth.
Who should apply?
The Institute of Leadership seeks ambitious and high-achieving, rising professionals and activists who have a demonstrated track record of execution and results – who desire to lead with humility, gratitude and service in order to meaningfully and positively contribute to their organization, cause and/or community. If that's you, we'd love to chat.
Leadership Advisory Board
CEO, Northwest Farm Credit Services
President & COO, Washington Trust Bank
Vice President of Community and Economic Vitality, Avista
Retired Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School
Retired, CEO, Hitachi and BAB member
Retired COO, DAA Northwest
President & CEO, Canopy Credit Union
Owner, Dutch Bros Coffee
Founding Partner, NorthWest CFO
Retired, CEO, Liquid Development, current Whitworth trustee and BAB member
Retired, COO, INHS
CEO, BDS Connected Solutions, LLC