Foster School Receives Telly Award for Leadership TV Program

March 18, 2011

The University of Washington Foster School of Business has received industry recognition for its TV series, Fostering Leadership, produced in partnership with UWTV. The series’ episode, Extreme Leadership, was recognized with a 2011 Bronze Telly Award for Outstanding Achievement from a field of more than 13,000 entries.  The Telly Awards  is a nationally respected competition for the broadcast industry.

Over the course of six 30 minute episodes, Fostering Leadership explores the cutting edge of thought, practice and teaching in leadership and strategic thinking. Through candid interviews with top leaders from private and public sectors, the series reveals the dynamic aspects of leadership and how it involves far more than just one person at the top of an organizational chart. 

“Our mission for Fostering Leadership was to bring the very best science and practice regarding leadership to a broad demographic audience in an engaging and thought provoking manner,” explained Bruce Avolio, Executive Director for the Foster Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking.

“Creating Fostering Leadership gave the Foster School an opportunity to inform a broader audience about our unique approach to educating the next generation of leaders,” commented Pamela McCoy, Executive Director of Foster Marketing & Communications and Executive Producer of Fostering Leadership. “Receiving these awards is highly gratifying and validates the creative approach we’ve used to tell our story.”

Earlier this year, the series was also recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support in Education (CASE) District VIII. In January, Fostering Leadership  received a Bronze Award in the category of Branding and Image Development/Identity Programs and Projects.