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

Rocky Staff Bonds over Ropes Activity.

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This past Sunday, over 40 Rockefeller Center Staff took part in a team building exercise at the Odyssey High Ropes Course at Storrs Pond Recreation Center. The Odyssey High Ropes Course is a linear rope course that is designed for a group of eight to complete simultaneously. As such, the course hopes that "participants acting as a group will share a more productive, fun, educational challenge course experience than participants in a traditional ropes course design".

Spearheaded by Student Staff members Lorelei Yang '15 and Andres Ramirez '14, along with Program Officer Vincent Mack and Program Coordinator for Co-Curricular Programs Thanh Nguyen, the Ropes activity was a great way to kick off the new school year.
"The ropes course is a great resource at Dartmouth. I'm so glad that we were able to incorporate this type of activity to kick-off the new year with our staff, including our student staff members, and our Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program," Nguyen said. "It was fantastic to have yet another opportunity through Rocky to put together, and this time participate in, intentional programming that's based in experimental learning and reflection."
Due to the success of the activity, the Ropes Course may be used in other Rocky programs in the future such as the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP).

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