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Students Complete MLDP with Distinction

  Waritorn (Earth) Chariyawattanarut '14, Dengyang (Max) Liu '14, and Rose Song Wang ’14 completed MLDP with distinction in Spring 2012
Congratulations to the 29 students who have completed the Management and Leadership Program (MLDP) during the 2011-2012 academic year with distinction! 
MLDP participants who demonstrated a commitment to the development of their personal management and leadership skills by participating in multiple levels within the program are eligible to receive this honor.  Participants are highly encouraged to volunteer for leadership roles within the structure of the program and to connect ideas from other various events offered by the Rockefeller Center to the concepts covered in MLDP.  Additionally, participants deepen their understanding and develop a mindful pattern of behavior by intentionally incorporating the practical elements of MLDP into their everyday behavior, helping them to better navigate their current and future management and leadership roles.

Spring 2012 MLDP Wraps Up its Term

On Tuesday, May 22, the Spring 2012 section of the Management and Leadership Development Program held its final session facilitated by Rockefeller staff and Dartmouth Professor Julie Kalish.

Students participated in a small group ‘case study’ exercise in which they reviewed key concepts and skills learned throughout the term. Participants contributed to the ever-evolving program by crafting professionally formatted workplace memos that give feedback and serve as a general analysis of their experience. Program facilitators emphasized a sense of shared ownership over the program by encouraging students to identify opportunities for improvement.
Amber Porter ’14, a Theater major modified with Leadership, was the top point earner over the course of the program. Overall, 42 undergraduates completed the program this term. Ten completed with distinction. Congratulations to all who complete MLDP this term!
For more information on MLDP, please visit our website.

Spring 2012 Round-Up: Our Public Programs

This spring was another busy term here at the Rockefeller Center. Visit our Rocky @ Dartmouth YouTube playlist to watch and revisit many of our public programs that were offered this term.

Visit the links below to read about the public program events Rocky hosted this season as featured in The Dartmouth.

"Schramm praises entrepreneurship," April 20, 2012.

"Kim recounts Korean refugee work," April 24, 2012.

"Walsh speaks in praise of community governments," April 30, 2012.

"Verrilli talks executive powers," May 4, 2012.

"Panel discussions take look at legal questions," May 7, 2012.

"Katyal talks history of solicitor gen.," May 8, 2012.

"Shafy discusses science and politics," May 15, 2012.

PRS Briefing to Gov. Lynch picked up by media outlets

Gov. Lynch taking notes during the PRS briefing.

As previously mentioned, following up on their testimony before the New Hampshire Department of Safety on March 8, 2012, Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students Amy Couture ‘14, Michael Danaher ’13, and Tina Meng ’14 traveled back to Concord on May 10, 2012 to brief Governor John Lynch on the findings they had presented to the Department of Safety in their PRS Policy Brief, “Performance Measurement for State Governmental Agencies: Comparative Case Studies.”

2012 CST Participants meet on campus for networking session

The 2012 Civic Skills Training Participants, including this year's First Year Fellows class, attended a dinner session on Sunday May 20th.

Keneisha Grayson, the creator of "The Art of Applying" admissions consulting, first presented a networking session titled "The Power of Ask."

A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, Grayson is self-employed and works full time running "The Art of Applying." Grayson has extensive background in both the private and public sectors working for private companies such as Nestle USA and the Sylvan Learning Center and non-profit organizations such as the River City Youth Foundation and CollegeBound. Grayson is also a writer who focuses on issues of self-help, dating, lifestyle and career advice.

Participants of the 2012 Civic Skills Training Program were then able to discuss the themes from Grayson's presentation with members of the Class of 2013 who were recently selected as the next class of Rockefeller Leadership Fellows.

Rocky Alum Echo Brown '06 reflects on Dartmouth experience

Echo Brown '06 was recently featured in a May 20 article in The Plain Dealer, the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio. 



Courtesy of Challenge Day

Brown, who was a part of The Plain Dealer's "Senior Standouts" Class of 2002, describes her transition from urban Cleveland to Hanover ten years later.

From the article:





"It was a huge adjustment," Brown says. "I had only been around poor people and black people and there I was in this whole new world that I had no idea existed."



MDLP Recap: Power of Strategic Planning and Systems Thinking

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here.

The Benefits of Alumni Networking: At Dartmouth and Beyond

 2011 Rockefeller Center Summer Networking Reception in Washington, D.C.

When pursuing an internship or beginning an entry-level position in a new city, connecting with Dartmouth alumni in the area is a great step to building a professional network. Local clubs often host events, gatherings, lectures and other opportunities to meet fellow Dartmouth students and alumni.
To find a Dartmouth alumni club near you, click here.

Rocky Board Member to be honored by LA African American Women's Political Action Committee

Rockefeller Center board member Crystal Crawford '87 will be one of the 2012 honorees of the Los Angeles African American Women's Political Action Committee. 

MLDP Recap: Problem Solving, Decision Making and Negotiation

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here.


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