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Dartmouth SEAD Director Jay Davis '90 leads RLF Facilitative Leadership Session

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Jay Davis '90, director of the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program, opened the session on November 4th by sharing how his time as an undergrad at Dartmouth led him to the world of education and back to the Upper Valley.  He then opened the discussion by asking Fellows to reflect on what leadership qualities they value that others do not.  The conversation led to the focus of the evening, an activity in which Fellows had to identify and understand their own leadership style. 

Davis used the compass model to divide Fellows into four groups (north, east, south, and west) based on their values and personalities.  In these small groups Fellows brainstormed the strengths and limitations of their "direction," and identified which other "directions" they worked well with.  The practical implications of the activity were evident in the discussion that followed, and Davis closed the session by reminding Fellows of the importance of building in time to reflect on group dynamics both individually and collectively.

-- Karen Doster '11

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