MLDP Excellence - Winter 2022

Each term, the Management Leadership Development Program (MLDP) 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, on-time assignments, 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 2022. We thank them for their effort and commitment to the program. Congratulations!

Sarrah-Ann Allen '23  

Sarrah-Ann was an excellent facilitator of group conversations throughout the program. Many participants noted that she encouraged those around her to be equally motivated in her dedication to learning the most she could from MLDP. Sarrah-Ann was an optimistically vocal participant. One of her peers said of her: "She was very open to sharing ideas and communicated well when we were doing our activities." Thank you for your dedicated leadership in the program.

Kelly Beaupre '24

Kelly was an active and thoughtful contributor to MLDP. She was committed to using skills and insights learned in the program, such as greater perspectives on peers' leadership styles and diversity, equity, and inclusivity, in her commitments across and outside the campus. Many of her peers picked up on her thoughtful and deliberate questions that helped "drive the conversation forward."  She persevered in her personal leadership challenge to better understand "leadership from within." Thank you for your extensive leadership in the program.

Aya Hajjeh '25

Aya was an excellent and vocal participant in the small group conversations. Her peers consistently noted that they enjoyed being partnered with her for discussion. One peer commented, "I think she has taken her growth as a leader as her primary objective, which is why she keeps improving those skills." Aya was able to bravely use her voice to enhance the program. Thank you for your courageous leadership in the program.

Amana Hill '23

Amana was intentional with her words, which helped her achieve heightened reflection on her decisions and conversations. Her full participation and insightful contributions were appreciated by her peers. In openly discussing her personal leadership challenge, Amana was recognized for her willingness to be vulnerable. Thank you for your elegant leadership in the program.

Momodou Jaata '24

Momodou's peers appreciated his superior listening skills and willingness to be open-minded in conversations. In one instance, Momodou impressed one of his peers with his organizational strength to plan out his personal leadership challenge. He put a lot of effort and pushed through obstacles to achieve success with his challenge. Thank you for your compassionate leadership in the program.

Lillian Johnson '23

Lillian's comfort in acknowledging the uncomfortable made her a valuable participant in small and large group discussions, which led to "more productive" conversations. She came to each session ready to be engaged was never "afraid to speak up." One participant even noted how, in stepping up, Lillian would make the visiting speaker feel more comfortable. Thank you for your enthusiastic leadership in the program.

Kiki Levy '24   

Many participants noticed and valued Kiki's willingness to "step up" in small and large group discussions. Throughout the program, she demonstrated her strong ability to lead a conversation, think thoughtfully, and answer deliberately in her responses. In her own words, Kiki takes the lessons she has learned from MLDP "to heart." Thank you for your sincere leadership in the program.

Ethan Litmans '24

Ethan was an active participant in MLDP. One peer commented on how, in discussions, Ethan showed "how persistent he could be despite academic challenges and setbacks." Ethan demonstrated impressive, ongoing effort in addressing a difficult personal leadership challenge and made many positive changes as a result. Thank you for your tenacious leadership in the program.

Ryan Penney '24

Ryan's ability to speak clearly was appreciated by his fellow participants. As an MLDP cohort discussion leader, Ryan put his organizational and facilitation strengths to good use, allowing his group to forge relationships while remaining on topic. In addition, he tirelessly dedicated himself to his personal leadership challenge and produced insightful reflections as a result. Thank you for your outstanding leadership in the program.

Malachi Phillips '24     Malachi excelled in using MLDP as an opportunity to develop his public speaking skills. In engaging with one session's speaker in front of the entire program, many participants noted his bravery, vulnerability, and willingness to challenge himself. Malachi was always engaged, responsive, and an attentive listener in discussions. Malachi received the most nominations for excellence this term. Thank you for your valiant leadership in the program.

Martha Rand '23

Martha was a proactive creator of the engaging environment that MLDP depends on. She was able to walk the fine line between voicing her own ideas and opinions and elevating and encouraging the voices of others. She was noted by her peers for her intentionality, vulnerability, and for being "very caring" when giving feedback. She diligently addressed her personal leadership challenge and made meaningful connections with the material. Thank you for your exceptional leadership in the program.

Manasi Singh '24

Manasi's initiative always allowed her to "get the ball rolling," in the words of one of her peers. Other participants appreciated her willingness to offer new perspectives to keep conversations engaging. Manasi's engagement during sessions and dinner discussions made her peers feel welcomed. Thank you for your authentic leadership in the program.

Paola Tejada Gonzalez '23

Paola was an essential member of her discussion groups, consistently being the first to speak up and share her ideas. Her peers quickly observed her warmth and empathy, one of whom noted that she was "very supportive of others when they spoke." Paola was always one to take the initiative, be that in offering to be her groups' scribe or engaging others to share their ideas. Thank you for your supportive leadership in the program.

Love Tsai '23

Love's peers picked up on her thoughtfulness and insight more so than others. One mentioned that her comments "provided key insights that helped others think about their values." Love was an excellent group discussion facilitator in her clear and understanding communication ability. Thank you for your insightful leadership in the program.