DEFINING A LEADER
Advancing Your Leadership Abilities
AcademicThroughout our courses and electives, you are exposed to the fundamental core values that drive principled, effective leaders.
ExperientialWe integrate experiential opportunities so you practice resilient leadership in real-life situations.
ReflectiveWoven throughout are opportunities for you to receive immediate and consistent feedback from coaches, mentors, faculty, and other students.
As a way to combine the academic leadership offerings and the co-curricular leadership experiences, you will have the opportunity to be awarded the Certificate of Advanced Leadership. In addition to completing the required academic courses and experiential activities, you will be required to take the capstone course in the spring semester of your final year.
The capstone course is a leadership seminar combining Professor Rick Gilkey’s research on cognitive leadership behaviors as well as teachings from Professors Karl Kuhnert and Peter Topping. Students will be required to write a capstone reflection paper that touches on one or more aspects of Goizueta’s leadership model:
- working across boundaries
- acting with integrity
- creating vision
- taking action
- demonstrating resilience
By completing all of the required items, you will be eligible to receive the certificate at the end of your final semester.