Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program
Learning how to be leaders who can develop others through coaching and mentoring.
The Arbuckle Leadership Fellows program was established in 2007, as part of an innovative MBA curriculum redesign, putting a greater emphasis on personal leadership awareness and skills development. Named in honor of former business school dean, Ernest Arbuckle, the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows have been selected from among high-potential MBA students, to spend two quarters in their second year developing interpersonal skills by facilitating, coaching and mentoring their first-year MBA peers.
First year students receive coaching and support from Leadership Fellows, in the context of the required team-based Leadership Labs they take in the Fall quarter, culminating with the GSB Executive Challenge. Additionally, first year students can opt-in to receive structured one-on-one coaching that takes place over a period of 20 weeks.
Through the Fellows curriculum, students learn how to be leaders who can develop others through coaching and mentoring. Students work in depth with first-year students, both in small team settings and one-on-one, for two quarters. In addition to class sessions, students also meet in clinics with master coaches to further develop their skills and competencies. Armed with an in-depth understanding of fundamental coaching and mentoring concepts and strategies and tools, students will be able to help future employees develop new capabilities, build skills to solve their own problems, and achieve professional growth.
Learn how to become an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow.