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Exeter Visit

Deputy Director Sadhana Hall talks with students from the Phillip Exeter Academy’s Charles J. Hamm Leadership Program at the Rockefeller Center.

Exeter Visit

Students from Phillip Exeter Academy get a glimpse of what active engagement in leadership learning looks like in college.

Exeter Visit

Class of 2018 First-Year Fellow, Riley Collins, talks with students from Phillip Exeter Academy about leadership styles and how it impacts collaboration.

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On Wednesday, July 20, the Rockefeller Center facilitated a visit to Dartmouth’s campus for 26 students in Phillip Exeter Academy’s Charles J. Hamm Leadership Program. The students from the program came from across the globe, including countries such as Venezuela and Australia.

The Leadership Program is a selective part of Exeter Summer School where Exeter provides students with the opportunity to live on campus and take classes for five weeks in the summer. In the program, students are submerged in a learning environment designed to foster reflection upon what enables effective leadership and to develop their own leadership abilities through academic coursework, study of leadership theory, examination of the lives of historical leaders, group excursions across New England, and practical team-based projects.

Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant Audrey Zheng ’18, who planned the visit along with other Rockefeller Center staff, said that the purpose of the Exeter visit to Dartmouth was to both introduce high school students to our campus as well as to give the students “a sneak peek at what active engagement in leadership learning looks like in college.”

The student activities were facilitated by Audrey and three other Class of 2018 First-Year Fellows: Riley Collins, Connie Lee, and Andrew Wolff. Together they organized a campus tour and the opportunity for the students to participate in the True Colors leadership style assessment, which is a tool used for teaching collaboration.

Immediately following the assessment, students debriefed the activity with discussions on what they learned about their leadership styles and how their particular style impacts their work with others.

The Exeter visit is not only a great chance for students to actively engage in leadership learning at the college-level, but it also fosters the “Exeter-Dartmouth relationship,” which is something that Audrey was extremely excited to do as an Exeter alumna.

-Written by Rachel Favors, Class of 2018 First-Year Fellow and Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant for Communications.

For more information about Phillip Exeter Academy’s Charles J. Hamm Leadership Program visit: https://www.exeter.edu/summer_programs/7313.aspx

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