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Higher Education’s Social Responsibilities & Its Relations with Society and Business Community: Report from First Annual Summer Palace Forum

The Rockefeller Center is led by talented staff and faculty, whose expertise is often called upon to speak at events large and small.  The Center's Deputy Director, Sadhana Hall, was a featured speaker at a new conference in China during the summer of 2013.  Read on for takeaways and highlights.

On June 29-30, 2013, the University of International Relations’ Center for International Strategy and Security Studies and Marietta College’s China Institute and McDonough Leadership Center co-sponsored the First Annual Summer Palace Forum in Beijing, China. Forum speakers and participants discussed the relationship between higher education, the promotion of social responsibility, and the preparation of students for the workplace. Forum organizers included speakers from Marietta College, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and leaders of major Chinese enterprises.

What Does it Mean to Live and Lead with Purpose? Find out May 5th at the Hanover Inn - Register by April 30th

 Sunday, May 5th – Hanover Inn
 A FREE one-day conference on meaning, mindfulness and purpose in one’s life.  Some of life’s big questions include: What is my purpose? How do I make meaning of my life? These questions will be addressed in a variety of ways, including through speakers such as Lodro Rinzler, author of The Buddha Walks Into a Bar; alumni “Stories of Purpose” panels; dialogue with faculty, administrators and students; mindful workshops such as quigong guided meditation, intentional journaling and mindful eating; “DOP Talks” (short, TED talk-like presentations) on innovative ways in which we can integrate purpose and meaning into our own lives & into the ways in which we interact and connect with others and our communities. 
Conference attendees (open to students, faculty & staff) will:
1. Explore their own internal motivations/purpose & experience a mindful practice during the conference
2. Learn how others find purpose in leading & living their lives

Mini Grant Recap: The Paganucci Fellows' Trip to Liberia

The ProjectThe Paganucci Fellows social impact consulting project this year was to develop an expansion strategy for the Global Grassroots eAcademy for Social Change, a web-based social innovation platform. The eAcademy is tailored toward early-stage, grassroots social change agents who are interested in starting their own non-governmental or civil society organizations to address social issues in their communities. Global Grassroots has developed a beta version of the eAcademy and is about to wrap up the first round of pilot testing with pilot users in 10 countries which The modules are delivered entirely online.

Get Funding from Rocky Mini-Grants!

Looking for program FUNDING for yourself or a student organization???

Rockefeller Center mini-grants can be requested to cover the cost of conference registration fees up to $300 for an individual student and for programs and event costs up to $1000 for a student organization.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE website.Application deadlines for the fall term: Sunday, September 30Sunday, October 14Sunday, October 28Sunday, November 11
***The Rockefeller Center’s mission is to inspire, energize, and train the next generation of leaders in all endeavors.***

NextGen Conference (@nextgengov) 2012 Summit Recap - Great Resources and Advice for New and Future Professionals

The Next Generation of Government Training Summit began in 2010 and has enhanced the working and personal lives of 1,000+ Generation X and Y government employees. The sessions and workshops presented during the two day summit are jam packed with information focused on educating, inspiring and training emerging government leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.

Speakers this year included Dartmouth '97 and three-time Olympian Adam Nelson, and one of our Management and Leadership Development Program speakers, Dave Uejio.

Leadership Conferences This Fall: Collegiate EmPowerment

Looking for a high quality & cost effective Leadership Conference for students this fall? Check out the Collegiate EmPowerment Conferences:

OHIO Region: Sat, September 22nd
PHILADELPHIA Region: Sat, September 29th

THE COLLEGIATE EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE IS A HIGH-ENERGY, INTERACTIVE, AND UNIQUELY ENGAGING EXPERIENCE for top student leaders, programmers, executive boards, and advisors. This conference focuses on real-time learning and action to support your leadership and organizational development. The goal is to drive greater impact on campus.

THIS EXPERIENCE IS DESIGNED BY MASTER FACILITATORS, BUT DEFINED BY YOU. This journey is about what’s possible. We will work as a team to achieve your goals through a commitment to clarity, strategy, action, and of course, accountability. The conference will be great, but what happens after the conference is much more important to us. That’s why each session blends the elements of a great Collegiate EmPowerment seminar with the team discussion of a workshop – it’s all about application.

Project Z Conference this Saturday, May 5th 2-5 PM

Read the announcement below about an exciting new student-organized conference co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center.

Students and Professors Present Policy Research Shop Model at SPPC Academic Conference

Spring 2011 Special Project: Powershift 2011 Conference

During the Spring 2011 term, The Rockefeller Center provided special project support to the group of Dartmouth students who attended the Powershift 2011 conference.  Read on for comments and photos from the group.  You can also see this article from The Dartmouth, published on April 19, 2011.


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