Goodman Leadership Center
The Goodman Leadership Center was established in 2010 through a generous donation from University Trustee and Whitman alumnus Kenneth Goodman. Goodman served as the former President and Chief Operating Officer at Forest Laboratories, a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical firm. His leadership qualities demonstrated throughout his illustrious career inform the philosophy and mission of the Goodman Leadership Center at Whitman.
The Goodman Leadership Center:
- Provides undergraduates diverse opportunities to learn and practice essential leadership skills and ethical awareness throughout their educational careers
- Guides students to more effective and productive early career readiness through a rigorous set of leadership experiences, activities and course work
- Directs and administers the prestigious Goodman Fellowship Certificate Program, a distinction that leadership students can earn by applying to the program and fulfilling program requirements
PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH
What sets the Goodman Center apart is its philosophy and core tenet that leadership can be learned. The Center focuses on a hands-on approach, using situational and role-related techniques and tools to teach and develop leadership skills both inside and outside the classroom. Students practice leadership by interacting with our corporate & community partners, guest speaker executives and program alumni. The Goodman Center’s innovative experience offerings, activities and coursework focus on skill development in the following areas:
- Career Focus
- Professional Conduct & Ethics
- Effective Workplace Communications
- Successful Team Development
- How to Supervise and Be Supervised
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM & CERTIFICATE
Outstanding leadership students can achieve the distinction of being named a Goodman Leadership Fellow by fulfilling a rigorous set of program requirements. Goodman Leadership Fellows earn a Certificate upon graduating from the program. To be accepted into the Fellowship Program, applications must be received by September 3.