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GOLD Leadership Program at Geneseo

The Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) program offers unique workshops to help students develop the personal skills and knowledge necessary for future success in both life and career.

The GOLD mission is accomplished through education, development, and training of students in an extensive series of personal development programs, institutes, leadership certificates, service learning, volunteer work, and active engagement in college and community life.

Account Information

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All SUNY Geneseo students have a GOLD account!

Learn more about the GOLD Leadership Certificate Program.

2020-2021 Student Experience

94.7% of students rated the GOLD workshops as either "good" or "excellent."

88.7% of students either agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend the GOLD workshop to another student.

89.9% of students either agreed or strongly agreed that they expected to utilize the information learned in their current or future endeavors.

Core Leadership Certificate Program

2020-2021 Student Engagement

3,635 student participants in 214 GOLD workshops taught by 45 faculty and staff.

Over 60% of students participating in GOLD workshops worked toward completing at least one leadership certificate.

Student participants submitted 2,525 post-workshop surveys and over 1,000 journal reflections.

Togetherness

2020-2021 Student Experience in the School of Business Professional Development Certificate Program

93.3% of students either agreed or strongly agreed the professional development workshop they attended was helpful to their career development.

92.6% of students either agreed or strongly agreed the professional development workshop they attended increased their knowledge on the topic.

92.5% of students either agreed or strongly agreed the professional development workshop they attended was presented in a way that was respectful to diversity and inclusivity.

School of Business Professional Development Program

The School of Business Professional Development Certificate is open to ALL Geneseo students, regardless of major!

Become A GOLD Leader Mentor! 

The GOLD Leader Mentor position is open to ALL Geneseo students!

Dr. Tom Matthews with Students

History of GOLD

Since 2000, the GOLD program has been developing leaders at Geneseo! The approach, efforts, and impact of GOLD were captured in the 2014 book Building Leaders One Hour At A Time.

The GOLD program has been recognized nationally as a program of excellence and distinction by the National Association for Campus Activities and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Most recently, in 2021 the GOLD program received the Excellence in Career Development Services/Programming Award by the SUNY Career Development Organization (CDO).

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Visit the GOLD Leadership Center

MacVittie College Union, Room 114
SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo NY 14454

Contact the GOLD Leadership Program

585-245-5884

gold@geneseo.edu

Fall 2021 GOLD Office Hours

Mondays - Noon to 4:00 PM

Tuesdays - Noon to 4:00 PM

Wednesdays - Noon to 4:00 PM

Thursdays - Noon to 4:00 PM