Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.
In our work with students, faculty, and staff, the Wurtele Center for Leadership embraces and advocates for a collaborative approach to leadership. We strive to empower members of the Smith community with an understanding that they can lead from any vantage point, whether they hold positional power or not. At the same time, we recognize and seek to dismantle the power structures that produce inequities in leadership. We design workshops, programs, talks, partnerships with other campus units, and other learning experiences that encourage participants to understand themselves (ME) and collaborate productively with others (WE) in order to apply their knowledge and lead change (IMPACT).
Featured Leadership Events
The Art of Leading Teams: Virtual Collaboration 201
- 12:15-1:30p.m. EST; email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom details.
- Open to any faculty or staff member interested in cross-campus community building, discussion, and learning about methods for leading and working collaboratively in teams.
Amplify Panel: The Public Voice Tax
- 8-9 p.m. EST; Register here for Zoom details.
- Join Shereen Marisol Meraji, the award-winning co-producer of the NPR podcast Code Switch (tagline: Race. In Your Face.), for a discussion of her experience as a journalist and her perspectives on the “tax” she and others have had to pay as a result of their adopting a public voice.
A Center for Women’s Leadership
A visionary gift from Margaret Wurtele ’67 and her late husband, Angus Wurtele, has enabled Smith to further distinguish itself as the preeminent college for women’s leadership.