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Wentworth Leadership Institute


Wentworth Leadership Institute Phase I is an nine week, non-credit course designed to enhance each participant's Capacity, Commitment and Character to lead. Grounded in the Worthy Leadership Model (2008), Wentworth Leadership Institute coursework utilizes practical theory, skill building and real-world application to foster in-depth practical, professional and personal leadership development. Wentworth Leadership Institute is a powerful and transformational experience that will prepare students to be effective leaders at Wentworth and in their chosen professions.

Career Preparation

Employers, now more than ever, are seeking candidates with exceptional skills in the areas of interpersonal and group management, problem solving, critical thinking and effective communication. Wentworth Leadership Institute prepares students to be an attractive candidates, impactful employees and effective leaders in their fields.


Wentworth Leadership Institute participants will gain:

  • Personalized leadership training and development
  • A powerful experience to add to their resumes
  • Knowledge and skills on how to effectively work in and lead groups a fundamental part of professional expectations
  • Institutional Recognition, including a Leadership Certificate upon completion of all 3 Phases, recognized at the Annual Awards ceremony.


Wentworth Leadership Institute is an nine week, non-credit course that meets once per week during the Spring 2012 semester. Wentworth Leadership Institute classes start the week of January 28, 2013. Classes are offered on a variety of days/times. Please indicate your preferred class sessions on your online registration form. 


Wentworth Leadership Institute coursework is designed to expose you to leadership concepts that encouraging deep, personal learning, fast assimilation of conceptual models and practical application to use at Wentworth and in your future career. All courses utilize a variety of teaching methods but ultimately include some form of experiential learning, practical application, and reflective learning.

Course Topics

  • What is Leadership?
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving, & Adaptability
  • Inclusion
  • Ethics & Living According to Your Values
  • Identifying your Leadership Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Budgeting
  • Teamwork & How to be an Effective Member of a Team

Course Instructors

Wentworth Leadership Institute courses are facilitated by Wentworth staff members that are committed to and trained in leadership education. Course instructors are available to work with students throughout the year.


Wentworth Leadership Institute is open to all students, in any year, in any major. Participants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (If you are a first year student, you currently do not have a GPA. Wentworth Leadership Institute staff will check your GPA once grades are posted in the spring semester). You do not need to be a member of a club or in a positional leadership role to join. Wentworth Leadership Institute Phase I is mandatory for students in the following positions: NEW Resident Assistants, NEW Orientation/WOW Staff, NEW PEAK members, NEW CSB members, and NEW Career Peers. We are looking for students with a diverse range of experiences to enhance group discussion.

How to Register

Register online on our Applications Page. Applications are due by January 18, 2013 at Noon. Classes begin the week of January 28.


Contact Steven Rossi, Assistant Director of Student Leadership Programs, at or 617-989-4087.

Leadership. . . the ability to guide, direct, or influence people in a way that has great merit, character, and value.

(Thompson, Phillips, Grahek & Fay, 2008)

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