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Leadership

2015 Mandela Washington Fellow: Hyasintha Ntuyeko

This is part of an ongoing series of articles on the Rockefeller Center's participation in the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI.

Inspired by her own struggles, Hyasintha Ntuyeko devised a solution that has helped her entire community. Working as a telecom engineer in Tanzania, Hyasintha noticed the stigma surrounding menstruation. Humiliation led many girls to stay at home for however many days their periods lasted. These girls would miss school and sometime not even finish their education. Not having an education would put them in conditions where they would depend on men for sustenance, leaving many women unhappy. On top of this, girls who suffered from menstruation issues or experienced excessive levels of pain were too embarrassed to address their health problems. 

YALI at the Rockefeller Center: Leading High Performing Teams with Professor David Ager

This is part of an ongoing series of articles on the Rockefeller Center's participation in the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI.

Jamila Mayanja
2015 Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellow
CEO, Smart Girls Uganda
Uganda

I am a girl who loves working on teams. I’m all about holding meetings to accomplish a project, but here’s what I don’t understand: Why is it that after I mobilize people to be part of a team to accomplish a project, there will practically be no one left by the end of the project, or I have ended up doing all the work?

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.

Apply Now to be part of the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program by Sunday, Feb. 23rd!

The Rockefeller Center's Global Leadership Program engages Dartmouth students who have demonstrated leadership skills and would like to extend these skills on a globally conscious level. In this program, students will focus on and further develop international leadership competencies, which have become increasingly crucial in corporate, public and non-profit sectors today. 

Once a week throughout spring term, a carefully selected group of students will have the opportunity to explore the topics of cultural identity and leadership in-depth and also gain first-hand experience in cross-cultural communication. These students will develop a comprehensive understanding of leadership in a global context through a multitude of small group and individual activities, including scenario act-outs, country analysis, group presentations, and themed discussions. These important cross-cultural leadership skills have proven to be practical in many Dartmouth students' internships abroad, international volunteering experiences, and research positions. 

Some of the modules include:

RLF Recap: How to Frame Three Hard Cases - Abortion, Same Sex Marriage, and Affirmative Action

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program below. For more information about RLF, click here. 

This week, RLF had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Sonu Bedi from the Government department. Professor Bedi, who has a PhD in political science and a law degree, drew from his extensive background on constitutional law and political theory to discuss three controversial topics with the fellow: abortion, same-sex marriage, and affirmative action.

MLDP Recap: MLDP Goes Outside, Braving the Winter Cold with Steven Spaulding

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information about MLDP, click here.
 
This week’s session of the Management Leadership Development Program was a little out of the ordinary. Rather than meeting in a classroom and discussing different aspects of leadership and character, we finally tested our skills in an interactive session titled, “Leading Through Action.” Steven Spaulding, the Assistant Athletic Director for Leadership, applied lessons from the Dartmouth Peak Performance program, and helped each MLDP participant more clearly define and strengthen their leadership skills.

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.

Rocky Hosts Hamm Leadership Program

In late July, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center welcomed twenty-four student visitors from all over the world to Dartmouth. Hailing from Pakistan to Venezuela to New Hampshire, the students participated in the Charles J. Hamm ’55 Leadership Program at Philips Exeter Academy.

Hamm program participants spent the summer questioning leadership theories, studying notable leaders throughout history, and developing personal leadership skills through interactive projects. Dartmouth was a natural stop for Hamm program participants; the Rockefeller Center’s mission of public policy and civic leadership, co-curricular, and curricular offerings fit well with the Hamm program participants’ interests and goals.

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

DARTMOUTH ON PURPOSE CONFERENCE: Live & Lead with Meaning
 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

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