UW Research

Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking


Center’s Foundational Base Vision

We aim to steward individuals, groups, and organizations toward a heightened potential through advancing leadership science and practice.


To transform the intangible states of leadership into tangible successes.

Core Value

To be an authentic reflection of what we investigate and expect from others.

Core Services Offered

Comprehensive Leadership Academies/Certification Program Interventions.
Custom-designed Leadership & Team interventions based on evidence-based models/practice.
Development of technology to accelerate leadership and team development in the form of gamulations.
Applied field research projects connect to CLST mission.
Leadership Coaching Certification Program

Funding Information

NSF 2016-2019
Army Research Institute 2010-2019
VA Healthcare Systems 2009-2018

Reporting Structure

We have a team-based flat structure to enhance agility. The Center Director reports to the Associate Dean of Foster School of Business.

Related UW Entities

Management & Organization Department Foster
MHA/EMHA Programs Public School of Health
MAISS Jackson School
UW Resiliency LAB
UW Facilities Services

External Partners

Recurrence Inc.
VA Healthcare Systems VISN1