Bethany Godsoe
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Bethany Godsoe is the Associate Vice President for Student Leadership Initiatives at New York University. She came to this role after serving for six years as the Executive Director at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action. She specializes in the design and delivery of leadership development programs and is a highly skilled facilitator with deep expertise in action learning and collaborative action research methodologies. She is passionate about helping people develop their capacity for leadership and realize their vision for change in the world.

Previously, Bethany served as NYU Wagner's Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services and Director of Admissions from 2003 to 2007. Prior to joining the NYU Wagner administration, she served as Associate Project Director for the Research and Documentation component of Leadership for a Changing World, a national effort to build knowledge about social change leadership. She began her career in HIV services developing and managing youth programs and serving as a director of development.

Bethany is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner where she teaches strategic leadership to the Executive MPA students. She received her BA in Anthropology from Cornell University and her MPA from NYU Wagner.

Semester Course
Fall 2014 EXEC-GP.1194.001 Exec MPA Seminar: Strategic Leadership for Public Service Organizations

Only open to Executive MPA students.

Strategic Leadership is an advanced seminar designed to equip mid-career students with the tools, perspectives, and frameworks for executing high-impact strategy within mission-driven organizations. Topics include conceptual frameworks for understanding high impact organizations and the role of strategic leadership, analytical tools for developing and assessing strategy, approaches to working with stakeholders to mobilize commitment, and methods for leading change and achieving scale. We will explore a wide range of sources from established approaches to strategic planning and management to emerging practices such as narrative leadership and a campaign approach to change and will draw heavily on the experiences students bring to the classroom as well.


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Fall 2012 EXEC-GP.1194.001 Exec MPA Seminar: Strategic Leadership for Public Service Organizations

Only open to Executive MPA students.

Strategic Leadership is an advanced seminar designed to equip mid-career students with the tools, perspectives, and frameworks for executing high-impact strategy within mission-driven organizations. Topics include conceptual frameworks for understanding high impact organizations and the role of strategic leadership, analytical tools for developing and assessing strategy, approaches to working with stakeholders to mobilize commitment, and methods for leading change and achieving scale. We will explore a wide range of sources from established approaches to strategic planning and management to emerging practices such as narrative leadership and a campaign approach to change and will draw heavily on the experiences students bring to the classroom as well.


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Date Publication/Paper
2002

Schall, E., Ospina, S., Godsoe, B., and Dodge, J. 2002. Appreciative narratives as leadership research: Matching method to lens. Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, a new book series edited by David Cooperrider and Michel Avital, Case Western Reserve University.