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Leadership Requires Confidence and Innovation

17W MLDP

Akiirayi Ademoyo '18 and fellow MLDP participants take part in Casual Thursday's improv activity "Freeze" to practice creative thinking. Photo by Faith Rotich '18.

17W MLDP

Casual Thursday, an on-campus improv group, set the tone for a learning environment that rewards individuals for pushing boundaries. Photo by Faith Rotich.

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The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) begins the term with opportunities for participants to get to know each other. Casual Thursday, an on-campus improv group, set the tone for a learning environment that rewards individuals for pushing the boundaries of their comfort zones in order to grow as individuals. One of the activities introduced by Casual Thursday was called Freeze.

"This activity was a really fun and innovative way to get that message across," according to Sarah Gupta '19, "and to remind us that many things we're proud of are the things that challenge us the most."

"It was a way for me to step a little out of my comfort zone and to think creatively on my feet," says Akiirayi Ademoyo '18. "Although, it was a silly game, it conveyed leadership qualities such as confidence and innovation. It was also a great bonding experience with my fellow MLDP peers because it was quite an engaging game.”

Deputy Director Sadhana Hall concluded the session with an interactive exercise that explored the program’s personal leadership challenge and how to craft SMART goals to achieve the challenge.

The MLDP leadership team consists of Program Officers, Robin Frye and Eric Janisch, and Student Program Assistants, Taringana Guranungo, Ashley Dotson, and Arati Gangadharan.

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