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Wurtele Center for Leadership

Group of students outside holding letters to spell out the word "activism"

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).

The Wurtele Center is also the institutional home of the Collaborative Innovation Concentration (CIX).


Wurtele Center for Leadership
146 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-585-3657

Director: Erin Park Cohn