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D-LAB

Leadership From Within: Part I

January 18th, 2016 marked the beginning of D-LAB, Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors, a six-week long program co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center and the Collis Center for Student Involvement. David Pack and Robin Frye started the meeting by explaining how this program enables participants to reflect on individual values to increase self awareness. Another goal of the program is to identify one’s strengths and weaknesses and learn how they arise in a group setting. Student facilitator Austin Boral continued the discussion of D-LAB’s goals by introducing the concept of “breadth versus depth” and how it relates to leadership.  He noted how in high school most students possess a multitude of skills, but stated the importance in transitioning to possessing a few skills in areas one is most passionate about.  Over the course of the program, the first year student participants will have the opportunity to converse with their peers and upperclassmen about their experiences at Dartmouth, and discover the values most important to them.

2016 D-LAB Facilitators

D-LAB (Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors) is a student-facilitated program designed for first-year students to discover the relationship between leadership and personal values. Through self-reflection and challenging discussion, students will soon find their place among the Dartmouth community and beyond.

Attention Student Leaders: Apply Now to Facilitate the D-LAB program

Attention student leaders: here is your opportunity to mentor first-year students and contribute positively to the future of Dartmouth. Apply for a facilitator position to lead the 2015-2016 Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors Program (D-LAB), co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center and the Collis Center.

D-LAB is a student-facilitated program designed to offer first-year students an opportunity for profound self-reflection and challenging discussion in a practical setting. Through this program, participants will be taught to recognize their "true self" and how this relates to who they are striving to be, to analyze and apply the relationship between perception, intent, and impact and to align their core values with the greater community.

The impact you have on first-year students is the most important legacy you will leave at Dartmouth.

D-LAB Session 2: Leadership from Within, Part Two

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.

D-LAB participants during the second part of the Leadership from Within session. Photo by May Nguyen '18.

The second session of D-LAB, part two of Leadership from Within, focused on individual values. Participants were asked to choose the ten values that are most important to them and another ten that are the least important from a list of forty values prior to attending the session.

D-LAB Kick-Off Session: Leadership from Within, Part One

Participants during the kick-off session of D-LAB, Leadership from Within. Photo by Abigail Chen '17.


On January 26, the first meeting of D-LAB, Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors, kicked off with part one of the Leadership from Within session. Co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center and the Collis Center for Student Involvement, Robin Frye and David Pack began with a quick explanation of the motivations behind creating the D-LAB program and what they hope the participants will gain from it. They then turned the session over to Austin Boral '17 and the other twenty-two student facilitators. The facilitators went on to explain in more detail some of D-LAB’s goals, which include providing an opportunity to reflect on one’s individual experiences at Dartmouth while still on campus and to effectively use the wide variety of resources provided by the college. Another goal is to create valuable time for first-year students to interact with upperclassman students in a positive manner.

D-LAB Recap: Freshmen Discuss Individual Values and How They Relate to the Community

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.

D-LAB's third and final session, "Know Your Community," prompted us to discuss our individual values and how these values relate to our membership in the Dartmouth community. In our first activity, we considered what three laws we would choose as guiding principles for a new society. This activity helped us mentally transcend Dartmouth's culture and consider what our ideal communities might look like.

D-LAB Recap: Freshmen Balance Their Characters by Selecting Presidential Campaign Running Mates

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.

For Session Two of the Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behavior Program (D-LAB), we expanded our conversation about leadership from knowing oneself to knowing others. Entitled "Know Your Friends," participants needed to submit real-life scenarios that would serve as the focal points to discussion. The essence of that main discussion, however, may be gleaned from responses to our opening question.

Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors Program Kick-off Proves a Resounding Success

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.

So what does baking a cake have to do with leadership? I know of no better person to ask than any of the 70 freshman who gathered in Fahey first floor last Monday for the inaugural session of the Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors (D-LAB) Program. D-LAB, a new student-facilitated initiative co-sponsored by the Rockefeller and Collis centers, offers first year students an opportunity to engage in profound self-reflection and discussion.

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