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October 09, 2020 1:30PM

Members of both the synchronous and asynchronous cohorts of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Class of 2021 attended the annual fall retreat on September 25-26, 2020.

RLF Retreat Day 1 (September 25, 2020)

The first retreat of the year began with a session hosted by Eugene Korsunskiy, one of the lecturers for the famous Dartmouth class ENGS 12, Design Thinking. Eugene began the session by asking the Fellows to complete a simple drawing exercise. Despite the...

October 09, 2020 1:13PM

For the third session of the program, the Fellows were joined by Dr. Stephen Gonzalez, the Assistant Athletic Director for Leadership and Mental Performance at Dartmouth College. With the week’s assignments focusing on leadership philosophies and values, Stephen’s focus on leadership theories was apt. Stephen began by introducing the evolution of leadership theories through time, from the “Great Man Theory” that supported monarchies to the more modern theories that are endorsed today....

October 09, 2020 1:02PM
RLF Session Recap Graphic

For the second session of the Fall 2020 term of RLF, the Fellows were joined by their first guest speaker, Nate Fick ’99, whose session was titled “Into the Arena: Translating Thought to Action as a Young Leader.” Prior to the session, the Fellows were asked to read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” and a speech given at West Point by William Deresiewicz. The focus of both articles was the power and importance of solitude, in all its connotations, to leadership. Although a perhaps...

October 02, 2020 9:41AM
Illustration of Welton Chang in a parachute against a white background

Welton Chang '05, a Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Board of Visitors member, has recently been featured in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine as well as published on the Defense One Website.

In the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, he talks about his career and how he is using technology to defend human rights. “I’m in a nontraditional role for a human rights organization. It’s a hybrid of what a chief product officer would do at a startup, responsible for the...

October 01, 2020 4:19PM
Illustration of a nature scene with engineers working underneath the scene

Excerpt from Dartmouth Engineer Magazine article by Kristen Senz, with Illustration by Mike Ellis. Read full article here.

Browsing the daily news headlines might lead one to conclude that we live in an era ruled by populism, fear, and misinformation...

September 29, 2020 10:10AM
Class of 2022 First-Year Fellows group photo in front of Rockefeller Center

The First-Year Fellows program is uniquely designed to be much more than an internship. Prior to their placement, Fellows take two academic courses—one on public policy and one on statistical methods—and participate in the Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors program. 

During the spring term, Fellows are selected through a competitive application and interview process...



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