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PRS Students Testify Before Claremont, NH Committee

On the evening of May 24, 2011 four Dartmouth students from the Policy Research Shop at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center traveled to Claremont, New Hampshire to present and discuss their research into methods for conducting an inventory of residential properties in Claremont. Travis Blalock '12, Kelsey Clark '11, Austin Major '14, and Eric Yang '14 met with Claremont's "City Center Project" Steering Committee, several town officials, and interested citizens during the monthly meeting of  the Steering Committee.

PRS Students Testify Before New Hampshire Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee

On May 24, 2011, three Dartmouth student researchers from the Policy Research Shop at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center traveled to Concord to testify before the Health, Human  Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Catie Burkhard '11, Karen Doster '11, and Hope McIntyre '11, presented their PRS report, "Shared Decision Making: Background Information and Policy Options for New Hampshire," that describes, summarizes, and analyzes shared decision making in doctor-patient relationships.

Dartmouth PRS Students Testify About NH Mental Health and Budget Cuts

Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students Caroline Buck '13 and David Lumbert '12 posing with Representative James MacKay,  Chair of the New Hampshire Behavioral Health Caucus, at the PRS Mental Health Testimony in Concord, NH on March 29, 2011.

On March 29, 2011, two students from the Policy Research Shop at the Rockefeller Center testified before the New Hampshire Behavioral Health Caucus, comprised of State Representatives, State Senators, and other stakeholders interested in behavioral health issues. The students, Caroline Buck '13 and David Lumbert '12, presented the results of an intensive study of the current status of mental health services in New Hampshire and the consequences of a series of budget cutbacks.

PRS Students Testify Before the New Hampshire Commission for the Study of Business Taxes

Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop students William M. Danaher '13, Katherine M. Schade '13 and Galen M. Pospisil '13 testify regarding their research on business tax practices before the New Hampshire Business Tax Commission.

On February 18, 2011, three students from the Rockefeller Center's Policy Research Shop testified before the New Hampshire Commission for the Study of Business Taxes. The Commission is comprised of seven NH State Legislators and private citizens who have expertise in finance, accounting, and/or business. The PRS students, William Danaher '13, Katherine Schade '13, and Galen Pospisil ‘13 presented their findings about New Hampshire's business tax climate and the connections between different tax structures and business growth.

PRS Students Testify Before Vermont Child Poverty Council

Three Dartmouth undergraduates from the Policy Research Shop of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center provided formal testimony to members of the Vermont Child Poverty Council on January 31, 2011 at the State Capitol Building in Montpelier, Vermont.  Eric Yang '14, Austin Major '14, and Jae Hyuk Chang '11 presented the findings of their research, which evaluated the accessibility of data necessary to track a series of benchmarks created by the Council.

Rockefeller Center Provides Research about Poverty in Vermont to VT Child Poverty Council

On September 9, 2010, Travis Blalock '12 of the Policy Research Shop (PRS) gave testimony before the Vermont Child Poverty Council at the State House in Montpelier, VT. The Council, chaired by Rep. Ann Pugh and Sen. Douglas Racine, is a working group composed of legislators, non profit leaders, and representatives from executive agencies who deal with child poverty issues in Vermont. The presentation was mentioned in a recent post on the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition web site.

MLDP Recap:“Not Just Dressing for Success: Courtesy, Respect, and Professional Behavior” with James Burger

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.


MLDP participants learn how business etiquette and professionalism must be practiced in the work place 

Business etiquette and professionalism must be practiced within the workplace, according to James Burger, Human Resources Communications Manager, who served as the facilitator during the May 25 MLDP session. Burger drew from his experiences in human resources to inform students how to be more professional and more active and efficient at work.

MLDP Recap: “Turning Dreams into Reality: The Power of Strategic Planning and Systems Thinking” with Marty Jacobs '82

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.


MLDP participants during a systems thinking activity 

"Systems thinking is a state of mind; it's a process," Marty Jacobs ’82 told students during the eighth spring-term session of MLDP. According to Jacobs, president of Systems In Sync in Thetford, VT, systems thinking is an alternative to problem solving; it focuses on creating a broad vision. "When you practice systems thinking, it provides an environment where more people are more likely to take risks," Jacobs said.

MLDP Recap: “Diversity in the Workplace: What, Why, How” with Giavanna Munafo

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. 

MLDP Recap: “Facilitation: Putting an End to Boring Meetings!” with Karen Liot Hill

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.

MDLP Participants discussing meeting scenarios

Boring and inefficient meetings can be a thing of the past, Lebanon City Councilwoman Karen Liot Hill told students during the sixth session of MLDP on Tuesday. Much of the responsibility for how to make meetings easier and more engaging lies with the meeting's facilitator.

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