General information

Leadership Development Program

Full-Time MBA Program

Your leadership development is an important part of your experience at the Graduate School of Management and is outlined in the First-Year Leadership and Career Development 2011-2012 Syllabus. Many opportunities are available to MBA students which will assist them in refining their leadership skills. Examples of leadership opportunities include:

  • Hold a leadership position in the ASM, a student club, or other outside organization
  • Complete course work with an emphasis on leadership
  • Participate in Lam Leadership Skills Workshops
  • Teach an undergraduate leadership development workshop at the Center for Leadership Learning in your second year
  • Serve as a team leader for the Integrated Management Project Course

Your Personalized Leadership Development Plan

Students attend a workshop each fall which assists them in exploring their personal leadership style as well as areas for development. This session provides background and information to help students prepare a personal leadership development plan which is due at the beginning of winter quarter.


  • Friday, December 2, 2011 —  Sign up on MBA Accelerator for a mandatory 30 minute appointment to discuss your LDP with leadership coach Marla Goonan.
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2012 — Upload your LDP to MBA Accelerator.
  • Week of January 9, 2012 — Attend your scheduled LDP Appointment and complete the evaluation form.

Additional Resources:

Leadership Development Plan Template
Marla Goonan’s 30-Question Handout