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MLDP Winter 2021 Excellence

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MDLP Excellence

From left to right:
Top row -- Siera Daly ('23), Sheen Kim ('23), Mia Seymour ('23), Emily Dwyer ('23) 
Middle row -- Ned Stabnick ('22), Katie Hoover ('22), Arabella McGowan ('23), Megan Tao ('23), Madeline Gochee ('23) 
Bottom row -- Sarah Hong ('21), Ellie Rudnick ('23), Richard Desir ('23), Hannah Burd ('22). 

Each term, the Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At each session, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated multiple times, by multiple peers to complete the program with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Winter 2021. We thank them for their effort and commitment to the program. Congratulations!

Hannah Burd ’22: Other MLPD participants believed her regular contributions to the sessions were invaluable and insightful. Moreover, she was described as engaging, supportive, and a great listener. Her thoughtful weekly reflections and her Personal Leadership Challenge were always well written. Her effort put into the program did not go unnoticed.

Siera Daly ’23: Siera has been an enthusiastic and active participant in all areas of the program. She fully committed to engaging with the program content, which resulted in a transformative experience. Her peers appreciated how she made others feel comfortable during discussions. Siera took the initiative to foster connection by cultivating fun and engagement.  

Richard Desir ’23: Richard consistently brought a lot of warm energy to the MLDP main sessions and discussions. His peers remarked that they "personally benefited from his vulnerability in sharing." His promptness and positive demeanor gave the discussions a cheerful tone in both the main session and small discussion groups. Richard has been a pleasure to have had in MLDP this term!

Emily Dwyer ’23:  Since the beginning of the program, we have enjoyed reading Emily's insightful reflections. All of her work was of the highest quality and demonstrated extensive insight. Her reflections and her Personal Leadership Challenge highlighted how she clearly connected her progress to the various skills she learned each week. Also, Emily's peers truly appreciated the compassion and thoughtfulness she brought into the discussions. 

Madeline Gochee ’23: Madeline brought a kind, thoughtful, and reflective energy to her work in MLDP. Her deep reflections and timely communication was appreciated by MLDP staff every week. Her peers noted that they were "impressed with her ability to communicate and take initiative over the Zoom platform." Thank you for your commitment to the program!

Sarah Hong ’21: Sarah's willingness to share openly and support her peers was exemplary this term. Everyone appreciated her warm energy and generosity. She gave detailed and thoughtful feedback in the speaker sessions and the discussion groups. In her assignments, Sarah reflected with honesty and vulnerability. Finally, her final Personal Leadership Challenge reflection demonstrated her intentionality and dedication to growth.  

Katie Hoover ’22: Katie's peers, week after week, admired her insightful comments, vulnerability, and genuine introspection. Her presence encouraged others to approach each discussion with the same deliberate reflection as she did. We appreciated Katie's consistency and positive energy brought to every part of the program.

Sheen Kim ’23: Sheen's final Personal Leadership Challenge reflection beautifully showed how invested she is in personal and professional growth. Her peers commented on how she enriched conversations with her confidence and eloquence. She was often willing to provide an intersectional lens on important topics. The MLDP staff also appreciated her timely communication and steady commitment to the program.

Arabella McGowan ’23: Arabelle consistently submitted excellent reflections each week. Her peers thought she did a great job "moving conversations forward and avoiding awkward pauses." Her enthusiastic commitment to the program and her cheerful personality made her a joy to have in the main sessions and the weekly discussion groups. 

Ellie Rudnick ’23: Ellie was extremely committed to her Personal Leadership Challenge, which demonstrated how deeply she cares for the Dartmouth community. With both her PLC and in-group discussions, Ellie's vulnerability created space for intimacy to foster between peers. Fellow participants noted that her friendliness and attentiveness often made discussions go more smoothly. Ellie's impact on others was clearly indicated by receiving the highest number of nominations this term.

Mia Seymour ’23: Mia's dedication to MLDP and growing as a servant leader really stood out to everyone. We commend Mia's resilience as she pushed through to meet all of the requirements despite obstacles, which she dealt with openly and graciously. She consistently brought positivity and enthusiasm to discussions with her fellow peers. We appreciated how Mia offered insights and perspectives that made conversations engaging.

Ned Stabnick ’22: Ned's peers appreciated his succinct and thoughtful responses in the discussions. The MLDP staff really appreciated his professional and honest feedback in the surveys. His assignments were consistently done with a fair amount of effort. His organizational skills were noticed by all as second to none.

Megan Tao ’23: Megan has been a pleasure to have in MLDP this term. Aside from her insightful reflections each week, seeing her growth throughout the program was exciting. We all watched with glee as Megan thoughtfully applied the MLDP lessons, reflected on her progress, and gained greater confidence. She exemplified a growth mindset and showed us gradual progress can be profound with an unwavering commitment towards a goal. 

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