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MLDP Recap: “Manager or Leader? Understanding Your Strengths in the Context of Management and Leadership” with Dr. Gama Perruci

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.

"A manager is the person responsible for planning and directing the worker of a group of individuals... A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision." -F. John Reh

2014 Constitution Day: Q&A with Professor Jennifer Sargent

For this year’s Constitution Day, the Rockefeller Center featured Jennifer Sargent, a Visiting Associate Professor of Writing at Dartmouth College. In her lecture, Professor Sargent discussed the scope of the Fourth Amendment’s privacy law as it applies to digital technology and information.

In addition to being a part of the Dartmouth faculty, Professor Sargent is also a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Professor Sargent served as a District Court Judge in New Hampshire for eight years before she resigned from the bench to serve as Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office.

RGLP Recap: "Solving 21st century problems Demands intercultural competence."

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.

MLDP Recap: “Writing in the Workplace” with Professor Jennifer Sargent

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.

As a student, an employee, a job applicant, or a colleague, effective written communication in formal settings is essential. Young adults, however, are rarely taught the explicit "do’s" and "don’ts" of professional writing, leaving much up to guesswork. Professor Jennifer Sargent, a Visiting Professor of Writing at Dartmouth, took the guesswork out of formal written communication by dissecting and analyzing each facet of written messages with her lecture entitled “Writing in the Workplace.”

Public Program: The Presidency in Real Time - A Rudman Center Conversation with Presidential Chiefs of Staff

Please join us for “The Presidency in Real Time: A Rudman Center Conversation with Presidential Chiefs of Staff”, live-streamed from the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire inRockefeller 003 at 3:00 pm on October 9, 2014.

The Rockefeller Center is excited to bring to students and faculty the chance to directly ask questions to various Presidential Chiefs of Staff who have loyally served for many years in the White House. Co-hosted with the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy, as well as UNH's Carsey Institute, three Chiefs of Staffs will be participating in a riveting panel hosted by Christopher Whipple, the Executive Producer of the documentary film The Presidential Gatekeepers. Professor Dean Lacy will host at Dartmouth.
These Chiefs of Staffs have been at the forefront of the Presidency and this is your opportunity to ask them about their exciting experiences.

Joining us will be:

RLF Recap: "Letting Others Have It Your Way: The Art and Science of Negotiation" with Brian Mandell

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 William H. Timbers '37 Lecture - "Mechanical Brains and Responsible Choices: Challenges of Neuroscience to Responsibility" this Wednesday

Please join us for the William H. Timbers ’37 Lecture: “Mechanical Brains and Responsible Choices: Challenges of Neuroscience to Responsibility” with Michael Moore in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm in October 8, 2014.

What is the cause of human behavior? Is it something abstract that exists in our psychological consciousness, or is it the result of a fundamental physical chain of processes that gets transferred form neuron to neuron? A 2013 article from The New York Times stated, “Once we understand the brain well enough, we will be able to understand behavior…We will see that people don’t really possess free will; their actions are caused by material processes emerging directly out of nature.” If humans don’t possess control over their own mental processes, does it mean that scientists will eventually have the capability to control behavior if they are able to solve the biological chain of psychological processes?

Public Program: 5th Annual C. Everett Koop Panel Discussion - “Corporate Threats to Children’s Health” this Monday

Please join us for the 5th Annual C. Everett Koop Panel Discussion, “Corporate Threats to Children’s Health” in Silsby 028 at 4:30 pm on October 6, 2014. A reception and student dinner will follow the public talk.

People's days are so busy that most people don’t take the time to really think about what they are putting into their bodies. In fact, the leading causes of chronic disease and death are from products that people voluntarily consume such as heavily processed foods, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and environmental toxins. Voluntary use of these products, which often begins in childhood, means that their associated harms are entirely preventable. Society should be aware of the outcomes of its decision-making and lifestyle choices as well as the influence of the corporations that profit from the sale of these harmful products.

Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick - The Leadership Implications of 'Too Big to Fail'

Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick was featured recently in an opinion piece in The New York Times. In the piece, Director Samwick discusses the leadership implications of the phrase "too big to fail.

Read the full article at the following link: http://nytimesinleadership.com/leading-thoughts/

Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick

Director Samwick recently completed twenty years of teaching at Dartmouth and ten years of leading the Rockefeller Center. Under his guidance, the Rockefeller Center has witnessed the growth of its curricular and co-curricular programs and renewed its commitment to Dartmouth's mission to educate the most promising students and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and responsible leadership.

RLF Recap: "Facilitative Leadership: Blending Individual Styles to Achieve Common Goals" with Jay Davis '90

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. Throughout the program, fellows learn from the insight and experience of distinguished guests as well as from each other.

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