PLAN, the Professional Leadership Academy & Network, is a yearlong professional development program for staff at the Danforth Campus and the School of Medicine.

It is a professional development program intended to cultivate future leaders and impact tomorrow’s education through university-wide initiatives and projects.

PLAN participants present their final proposals to administrators, faculty and staff.

Applicants should be committed to diversity of thought, perspective and identity — including an understanding of how inclusion strengthens the university.

“PLAN has given me a network of peer mentors across the university. I have found their diverse experiences immediately applicable to my professional situations and rely on their willingness to serve as sounding boards on a regular basis.”

Heather Hageman, Director, Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Washington University Medical Center

PLAN offers staff a curriculum strategically designed to strengthen institutional knowledge, develop an appreciation for the importance of inclusion, and cultivate core leadership skills, such as strategic thinking, innovation, creativity and project management.

Learn more about and apply to PLAN.