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RLF Recap: "Creative Collaboration" with Professor Peter Robbie '69

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program. RLF provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles.

How can an organization solve difficult problems? A natural first step for many is to look at the options presented and make tough decisions. But, as Thayer School of Engineering Professor Peter Robbie ’69 emphasized to the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows in a recent session, this approach is flawed. His message was clear: don’t make decisions, design better options. This sounded simple enough. As students of Professor Robbie’s Design Thinking course know, however, there are important structural considerations that enable creative thinking and collaboration.

Public Programs: Veterans Day Program Lecture - “International Environmental Security: What in the World is Worth Fighting For” with Dr. W. Chris King

Please join us for our Veterans Day Program Lecture, “International Environmental Security: What in the World is Worth Fighting For,” presented by Dr. W. Chris King, Dean at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm this Thursday, November 6.

After the talk, there will be a student dinner with Dr. King from 6:15 to 7:15 pm in Treasure Room, Baker Library. Register here for the dinner. 

Environmental security concerns itself with the human-induced changes to the Earth’s environment that threaten the peace and security of the world. Dr. W. Chris King, Dean at US Army Command and General Staff College, will discuss how environmental issues become security and defense concerns. Preventing future disasters and ensuring environmental security will be critical to securing peace, the existence of stable human conditions that provide for basic human dignity. 

Notes from the Field: Emma Lape '16

Student Intern: Emma Lape '16


Internship Organization:
New America Foundation

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new ideas to address challenges facing the United States and world. The Health Policy Program, led by Dr. Susan Blumenthal, seeks to improve health by advancing research, service delivery, and education programs through public policy. Current areas of interest include the implementation of healthcare reform, women’s health, issues with scientific discovery, the impact of globalization with the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging concerns such as obesity, pandemic flu and Ebola.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

John Broderick Named Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences has announced John T. Broderick, a former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the first Warren B. Rudman chairman at UNH Law, as the Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor for 2014-2015. 

A former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the first Warren B. Rudman chairman at UNH Law, John T. Broderick has dedicated almost his entire life to public service. He served on the New Hampshire Supreme Court for 15 years and was also appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Board of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), on which he served for 10 years. Broderick is the recipient of several honorary degrees, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association. He was President of the New Hampshire Bar Association from 1990 to 1991 and also served as a litigation attorney.

Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Cade Cross '15

This ongoing series introduces the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles. Throughout the program, fellows learn from the insight and experience of distinguished guests as well as from each other.

This winter, become the better leader you’re meant to be! MDLP Registration Deadline this Friday, October 31st

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?

Notes from the Field: Austin Boral '16

Student Intern: Austin Boral '16


Internship Organization:
The Clinton Foundation

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The mission of the Clinton Foundation is to strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. The Foundations focuses on five primary issue areas within the civic sphere: climate change, economic development, global health, health and wellness, and women and girls. With an emphasis on collaboration, the Foundation strives to convene businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to craft and implement effective solutions to these global problems.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

RLF Recap: "Leadership in Civil Society" with Professor Ronald Shaiko

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program. RLF provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles.

Public Program: The Brooks Family Lecture - "The Coming Battles over Social Security" with Michael Astrue

Please join us for the Brooks Family Lecture presented by Michael Astrue entitled, “The Coming Battles over Social Security,” in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall at 5:30 pm on October 27, 2014.

Social Security has remained a source of controversy as the United States considers how it can reconcile the program’s increasing costs with budgetary demands. The current gridlock raises questions as to how we can address disability and retirement in the United States. Additionally, it is important to discuss what will happen with Social Security looking forward.

Michael Astrue, the former Commissioner of Social Security, will discussing the implications of the insolvency of the disability trust fund in 2016 and the insolvency of the retirement and survivors trust fund in 2033. How will we fix disability? How will we fix retirement?

 

 

 

RGLP Recap: Yoga

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) through participant narratives. RGLP engages Dartmouth students who have demonstrated leadership skills and would like to extend these skills on a globally conscious level. In this program, students focus on and further develop international leadership competencies, which have become increasingly crucial in corporate, public and non-profit sectors today.

When we had our first session of RGLP and the program overview presentation mentioned yoga as the activity for one of the sessions, I was definitely skeptical of its relevance to the RGLP curriculum. To me, yoga has always been just a glorified stretching routine. I never really saw its importance or took the people who regularly practiced and swore by it seriously. I had never done yoga before, so jumping right in at “hot” yoga had never really crossed my mind as a potential activity of mine.

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