The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Next fall, become the leader you’re meant to be! MDLP Registration Deadline this Friday, May 15th

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The Rockefeller Center's Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College.

You have recently stepped into a position of leadership in a student organization on campus, but you really don’t know where to start or how to contribute in the most effective way.

You’ve been running the same group for a while, but are having trouble maintaining a consistent following of people, and communicating a centralizing vision.

You’re preparing for an important internship for your upcoming off-term, but aren’t quite sure what all the aspects to proper ‘professionalism’ are. How exactly do you phrase that email to your supervisor? How do you interact with co-workers?

These are all situations that you as a Dartmouth student and as a leader on this campus may encounter. Have you ever wondered if there was a way to formally train and develop your leadership skills to be more effective at what you do?

Spring 2015 MLDP Participants. Photo by Abigail Chen '17.

This coming Fall Term 2015, the Rockefeller Center is offering the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP), a co-curricular leadership program designed specifically to enable Dartmouth students to become more effective leaders on campus, as well as after Dartmouth, in any sector pursued. MLDP is not a conventional seminar where students sit down and listen to a speaker for an hour. Instead, it uses experiential learning techniques and interactive workshop-style sessions to help develop skills, both in theory and practice, to best equip participants with the knowledge and skills they need.

Students in MLDP will learn how to write that e-mail to communicate with professionalism in the workplace as well as the skills needed to more effectively engage with individuals while networking. Participants will learn skills to become more effective as both a manager and a leader, along with gaining an understanding of how certain situations call for different approaches. Effective management and leadership skills can be immediately implemented on this campus and used throughout life. The program meets once a week, and free dinner is provided. Connect with others who are also actively seeking to develop their management and leadership skills as well, make an investment, and sign up today!

Learn more about MLDP by visiting our webpage. To register for MLDP this spring, please click here to complete the online registration by Friday, May 15th.

For more info about additional leadership development programs offered by the Rockefeller Center, see our Student Opportunities page.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences