Office of Research

Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking


To advance the science and practice that connect leadership and strategic thinking for high performance impact.

Core Services Offered

We are a research and development Center that provides support to organizations in designing and executing applied field research that addresses the mission of our Center. As part of these activities, we provide organizations with online assessments that are used to develop leadership. We also work with organizations to conduct multi-level assessments of their leadership systems. We are currently designing leadership assessment and development systems with a variety of organizations in and outside the region. As part of this work, we are building development online systems for use in organizations to further leadership development at all organizational levels.

Funding Information:

Foster School of Business.
Army Research Institute.
Catholic Health Initiative.
Veteran's Administration - VISN1.
Puget Sound Energy.
UW Pediatric Dentistry.
UW Health care - Departments of Radiology, GI and OD.
Public Health School's Master in Health care Administration.
Swedish Medical Systems.

Reporting Structure:

Dean, Foster School of Business

Related UW Entities:

Public Health School, Dental School, UW Healthcare System

Center Details

Director: Avolio, Bruce
Location: McKenzie Hall, room 255
Year Started: 2009
Administrator / Program Manager:">Patterson, Chelley
Administering College/School: Foster School of Business 
P.I. Home Department: Management & Organization 
Faculty Involvement: 8