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VoxMasters Recap: Group Facilitation

VoxMasters allows students to practice impromptu public speaking in a comfortable and casual environment. At weekly, open meetings, attendees can speak extemporaneously on topics and get feedback from their peers. Read more about the Rockefeller Center's student discussion groups here.

VoxMasters is a dynamic group of students brought together by a common desire to become more
confident public speakers. We meet every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Rockefeller Center to practice extemporaneous speeches on topics such as "Introducing a Speaker" or "Elevator Pitches." Furthermore, VoxMasters is a safe and friendly environment where students can receive constructive feedback on their public speaking skills. Last but not least, there is always free dinner!

MLDP Recap: “Communicating with Professionalism” 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.

Our second MLDP session with Professor Jennifer Sargent, a Visiting Professor of Writing at Dartmouth, began with as much enthusiasm as the first. This time teaching us about personalities and the workplace through a session entitled "Communicating with Professionalism," Professor Sargent began by describing an exercise we were to perform similar to those she taught new judges at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

This spring, become the better leader you’re meant to be! MDLP Registration Deadline this Friday, February 20th

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?

D-LAB Session 3: Leadership with Others

This ongoing series shares the experiences of participants and facilitators in D-LAB (Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors), a student-facilitated program designed for first-year students to discover the relationship between leadership and personal values.

 

 

Rockefeller Center Congratulates Robin Frye on her promotion to Program Officer

This term, Robin Frye moved into a new position at the Rockefeller Center as a Program Officer for co-curricular programs. In this new position, Robin is responsible for coordinating one of the Center’s largest programs, the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP). MLDP runs three terms a year, impacts over 100 students each year, and embodies the experiential learning aspect of co-curricular programming to its core. During weekly sessions, students engage with one another and expert guest speakers on topics ranging from innovation and collaboration to networking and crafting a public narrative, and expand upon their skills as managers and leaders by practicing and reflecting upon key leadership competencies. "The one message that I hope students take from this program," Robin recently reflected, "is if you can live your life with a high standard of integrity, and acute situational and self-awareness, people will look to you as a leader."

Apply by March 2nd for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellowship

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellowship, 2015-2016
For Juniors graduating in 2017 or Seniors graduating in 2016, the deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015.
This fellowship enables one student from Dartmouth to participate in a year-long program from the Dartmouth campus, as well as through attending two separate conferences in Washington, DC. It is a unique opportunity to study the US Presidency, the public policy-making process, and our Chief Executive's relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public, through on-campus research and off-campus conference participation.
At these conferences, the Fellows have the opportunity to discuss national issues with presidential scholars and White House Fellows, are briefed by senior government officials and nationally recognized policy experts, and prepare and present an original research paper.


Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Amanda Lamothe-Cadet '15

In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

When Amanda Lamothe-Cadet walked into her first meeting for the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP), she didn’t know she would be staying with the program for the next two years. Amanda can thank her best friend for introducing her to the Rockefeller Center during her sophomore year. Due to her interest in international law, Amanda chose to sign up for RGLP her sophomore spring. She enjoyed the program so much that by sophomore summer she was working for the program.

RLF Recap: "Leadership, Establishing Credibility, and Building Power" with Harvard Business School's David Ager

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.

Professor David Ager, a Senior Fellow in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program, joined the 2014-2015 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows recently and exposed us to a business school case study to demonstrate challenges of management and the consequences that can follow from failing to manage people well.

VoxMasters Recap: Interviews with the Center for Professional Development

VoxMasters allows students to practice impromptu public speaking in a comfortable and casual environment. At weekly, open meetings, attendees can speak extemporaneously on topics and get feedback from their peers. Read more about the Rockefeller Center's student discussion groups here.

VoxMasters is a dynamic group of students brought together by a common desire to become more confident public speakers. We meet every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Rockefeller Center to practice extemporaneous speeches on topics such as "Introducing a Speaker" or "Elevator Pitches." Furthermore, VoxMasters is a safe and friendly environment where students can receive constructive feedback on their public speaking skills. Last but not least, there is always free dinner!

Mini-Grants Recap: J Street U Winter Leadership Institute

Students reflect on the opportunities provided to them by the Rockefeller Center's Mini-Grants program through this ongoing series. The Mini-Grants program funds registration fees for students attending conferences relevant to the Rockefeller Center's mission as well as the costs of bringing speakers to the Dartmouth campus.

Asher Mayerson '15 and other J Street U leaders engage with Rabbi Steve Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

The J Street U Winter Leadership Institute was almost entirely focused on self-interest: the self-interest of ourselves, of other student leaders, and of political and communal leaders. Much more so than before, I was able to interrogate my own self-interest in incredibly productive ways. More than ever before, I can articulate why I do the things I do and why I care about the things I care about.

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