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Assessment, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness

Welcome to the Office of Assessment, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness (ALOE)

The Office of Assessment, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness (ALOE) serves as a WesternU internal consulting unit that works with academic and operational leadership to align business strategy with people strategy, translating WesternU’s business needs for transformation into talent management strategies.

  • Mission

    Enable career development and successes for individuals through leadership development, career enhancement, talent assessment and performance measurement.

  • Vision

    Grow transformational leaders and provide a career path for every employee.

  • Mission Critical Goals


    • Create an organizational culture that fosters and supports leadership, career development and staff development.
    • Work with campus leaders to establish accepted leadership competency models and a common language or set of operational definitions to describe leadership strengths at WesternU.
    • Develop staff career development pathways, frameworks or models.
    • Design assessments, programs, initiatives, or processes that improve leadership, employee development and engagement.

    Contact Information

    Portrait of David N. Dickter, PhD

    David N. Dickter, PhD

    Assistant Vice President, Assessment, Leadership, & Organizational Effectiveness

    909-469-8786

    ddickter@westernu.edu