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    • 10/7/2013 Darin Eich, Ph.D. Founder, InnovationLearning.org Author, Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs Catalyze: MLDP Kick-off to Network, Connect, and Communicate Network, communicate, zero-in on developing your interpersonal skills, and engage in a new group dynamic during the MLDP kick-off session. We will be making rapid connections with fellow student co-learners in the program to begin MLDP and set the stage to take ownership of your own leadership development. During this opening session, we will focus on making leadership practical and real world for you. You’ll think about, construct, and share your own “leadership for what” ideas and explore your call to leadership. Connect with Rockefeller Center Students and Staff to build community in our program. Focus in on strategies and models for innovative and engaged learning, and to build a platform to focus on your own leadership development. Strategize to take practical action to grow in the areas that you choose so you can become a better leader in real-time during the duration of the program. Darin Eich earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin where his research focused on leadership development programs. He has been a graduate student and developer of programs at the University of Maryland & William and Mary. Darin’s passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative & successful leaders. Professionally, Darin does projects ranging from hundreds of college speeches to helping institutions develop leadership programs & retreats to facilitating innovation sessions for the most innovative Fortune 500 companies. Darin has been consulting with Dartmouth since 2009 and is the founder of various leadership development and innovation initiatives and organizations, including a global innovation generation company called BrainReactions. He is the author of Root Down and Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs and Innovation Step-by-Step. Visit www.InnovationLearning.org for more of Darin’s resources. The Management and Leadership Development Program (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. Participants work individually and in small groups throughout the program to develop practical skills that they can apply immediately to their leadership roles in campus organizations, internships, projects, and in their careers. Since beginning to offer the program in fall 2009, more than 400 students have participated in MLDP. For more information about MLDP, including registration deadlines for the 2013-14 academic year, please visit us at: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/studentopps/mldp.html Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios Fall 2013
    • 10/7/2013 Gama Perruci, Ph.D. Dean of the McDonough Leadership Center, Marietta College (Ohio) Board of Directors Chair, International Leadership Association (ILA) “Leading Thoughts” Section Facilitator, The New York Times in Leadership Project Leadership and Followership What do we mean when we use the terms leadership and followership? What are our expectations of leaders and followers? Why do we seek to be leaders and followers? This session is designed to introduce the participants to the Rockefeller Center’s definition of leadership, and in the process challenge us to answer these questions on a personal level. This session will use a “Leadership Continuum,” contrasting leader-focused processes (leaders “in charge”) versus group-focused processes (leaders and followers collaborating toward a common goal). The main purpose of this continuum is to allow the participants to identify how they lead and follow. This session will be highly interactive and will draw from the participants’ own experiences and personal insights. Using a framework developed by Robert Bellah in his book, Habits of the Heart, the session will end with an open dialogue about why people choose to participate in leadership development activities. Dr. Gama Perruci is the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College. Aside from his research and administrative duties, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant to colleges and corporations. He currently serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students. His most recent consulting assignments also include a review of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law (LEL) at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) and an evaluation of the leadership program at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Perruci will be a visiting lecturer in the Global Leadership Program at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. He currently serves as the Chair of the International Leadership Association, Inc. (ILA) Board of Directors – a global nonprofit organization focused on the study and practice of leadership. Dr. Perruci has been a frequent guest analyst for the London-based BBC World Service and Paris-based Radio France International broadcast to Brazil. He served as a member of the National Selection Committee (America’s Best Leaders Project, Top American Leaders Project) convened by Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership in collaboration with the weekly magazine, U.S. News & World Report (2009-2010), and The Washington Post (2011). A native of Brazil, Dr. Perruci has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s in international journalism (M.I.J.) from Baylor University in Texas. Kate Hilton ’99 Director, Organizing for Health, ReThink Health Principal in Practice, Leading Change Project, Harvard University How Do Leaders Motivate Others to Join Them in Action? The Art of Public Narrative How do leaders recruit others to join them in action? What kind of stories do they tell, and how do they tell them? Public narrative combines the art of public speaking and communication with a story of self (why you’re called to act), story of us (why your audience’s values reflect that they should join you), and story of now (the urgent and hopeful action you’re asking them to commit to). In this session, we’ll practice public speaking and communication skills while exploring our call to public leadership. The session will be interactive, thought-provoking, and fun!
    • 10/7/2013 Kate Hilton graduated from Dartmouth College in 1999 with a degree in environmental ethics. After college, she traveled across the U.S. by Volkswagen van to examine community-based conservation projects, lived on a homestead in East Corinth, Vermont, worked with Maasai communities on community development projects in Kenya, and led high school community service trips abroad. In 2004, Kate received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School where she focused her work on moral leadership. While at Harvard, she founded a conference for international community leaders that is now in its ninth year and continues to be organized by students. After that, she worked in microfinance in India and with social entrepreneurs in the U.S. Program at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public In 2008, Kate received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she examined public leadership. She currently serves as the Director of Organizing for Health, where she is leading a team to explore what community organizing can contribute to the transformation of health and health care. She is also a licensed lawyer in Wisconsin and Massachusetts and a Principal in Practice for Leading Change at Harvard University. She helps run campaigns, lead workshops on organizing and leadership skills, and teach a distance learning course. Sara Biggs Chaney Lecturer in Writing, Institute for Writing & Rhetoric, Dartmouth College Writing in the Workplace Picture this: You are in the first week of your new internship and the agency you are working for is facing a rhetorical crisis. Your supervisor recently sent out a letter to clients explaining an important policy change. Unfortunately, clients misinterpreted a key part of the letter, and the complaints are rolling in! Your busy supervisor tasks you to write a short letter clearing up the misunderstanding. How can you effectively craft such a document? What tone would be appropriate? What are the in-house rules for letter writing? How do you balance the concerns of different audiences? In this session, we will use interactive and engaging case studies to improve our strategic writing skills. You will have an opportunity to work your way through a range of different sticky writing situations. We’ll learn from the issues that arise from these cases and come away with a greater appreciation of the workplace writer’s rhetorical situation. Sara Biggs Chaney received her Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Composition, Literacy, and Culture from Indiana University in 2008. She has been a Lecturer in Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric since 2005, where she teaches first-year and upper-level writing courses. Her scholarly writing has appeared in Rhetoric Review, Composition Forum, Enculturation and The Journal of Basic Writing. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of literary magazines. Her first chapbook, Precipice Fruit, is forthcoming from ELJ Publications in October, 2013. Steven Spaulding Assistant Athletic Director for Leadership, Dartmouth College Athletics Dartmouth Peak Performance at MLDP: Leading Through Action Developing leadership skills takes practice. In this session, you will put into action the concepts you have learned in MLDP to provide vision, direction, and motivation to your peers. Drawing upon kinesthetic teaching techniques, this session will be focused on helping you to develop strategies to maximize team performance while overcoming obstacles under changing conditions.
    • 10/7/2013 Steven has a Bachelors of Science degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point where he majored in systems engineering and human factors engineering within the department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. He is an Airborne Ranger and a Veteran of the Iraq War. After serving in the military Steven managed a small business, worked in the telecom industry and for the twelve years prior to his current position served as the Director of college ministries in Texas and Dartmouth College. Steven has served in leadership positions for over twenty years and brings his energy and passion to everything he does. He has completed two half ironman competitions and enjoys time with his four children and wife of 15 years. David Uejio Strategy Program Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Presentation Design for the User Experience Few words provoke a more visceral negative reaction than “PowerPoint.” Learn how to use this and other visual tools responsibly by engaging your audience, framing your narrative and accentuating your story. Dave Uejio is a Strategy Program Manager at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C.. In that role, he provides strategic support to help the Bureau achieve it's mission: making markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. Following his graduation from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs with a Masters in Public Policy, Dave began his career at NIH as a Presidential Management Fellow. Dave is well regarded as a public speaker, presenting on public service, human capital strategy, recruitment, and 21st century competencies (networking, personal branding, and career stewardship) at events across the country. John Burwell Garvey Professor and Director, Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program University of New Hampshire School of Law Problem Solving, Decision Making and Negotiation: You CAN get There from Here! Everyone has problems, makes daily decisions and negotiates. But have you ever thought about the process involved? Did you know that there are basic tools and processes available which can allow you to: systematically identify problems (including wants and needs); identify the desired outcome; decide what options are available to best achieve the desired outcome, and; negotiate with those who must be included in the process of obtaining the desired outcome? All leaders and managers must acquire these basic tools and processes and become proficient in their use. This session will introduce you these important skills and processes which will assist you in your career and in everyday life. Professor Garvey is the Director of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. This first in the nation program prepares law students for admission to the bar based upon rigorous evaluation of their practical legal skills as well as substantive knowledge of the law. Initiated by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the program is a collaborative effort of the Court, the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners, the New Hampshire Bar Association and UNH Law. This ground-breaking program has already received national praise and encouragement from judges, lawyers and legal education scholars. Law School Confidential calls it “the future of legal education.” Carnegie Report co-author Lloyd Bond calls it “...the sea change we had in mind.”
    • 10/7/2013 Professor Garvey has been identified as a national leader in the evolution of legal education; he was selected to serve on the Carnegie Foundation’s Initiative on the Future of Legal Education and is often asked to speak at national and international conferences about the Webster Scholar Program and legal education. In recognition of his work, he is this year’s recipient of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Award for Outstanding Professionalism. In addition to his extensive experience as a teacher, he has over 30 years of trial experience and is an accomplished mediator and negotiator. Professor Garvey’s courses include Pretrial Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Evidence and Client Counseling. Along with Professor Charles Craver of George Washington University Law School, he is authoring ADR, a new book for the Lexis/Nexis Skills & Values Series. Christianne Hardy Wohlforth Director, Montgomery Endowment Associate Director, Dickey Center for International Understanding Developing a Global Mindset Technical competency is absolutely essential in the workplace, but to be effective one needs to be able to navigate cross-cultural differences. This session is designed to help students to recognize cross-cultural experiences and associate them with learning opportunities, to understand what constitutes a global mindset and how it influences one’s effectiveness in working in different settings and to explore different ways to enhance one’s cross cultural sensitivity and effectiveness. Chris Wohlforth is an educator and academic administrator. She came to Dartmouth in 2000 to expand the programmatic offerings of the Dickey Center for International Understanding where she worked for 13 years. She is currently the Director of the Montgomery Fellows Program, which brings inspiring individuals from all fields to Dartmouth to interact with students and faculty in informal and dynamic ways. In her time at Dartmouth she has had the pleasure of working with the entire Dartmouth community, including students, faculty, alumni and staff. She is a frequent cross-campus collaborator, serving on a wide range of committees, and is part of the College's mentor program. A political scientist, Wohlforth has taught courses on European Politics in the Government department where she holds an adjunct appointment, and on Social Science Field Research for the International Studies Minor. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Chris served as the Associate Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, and was a member of the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Fordham University. She holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, where she spent a year studying at the Institute d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, and MA and PhD in Politics from Princeton. She is married to William Wohlforth, a Professor in Dartmouth's Government Department, with whom she has two sons. They reside in Lyme, New Hampshire. About the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center The Rockefeller Center is a lively, intellectual gathering place for students and faculty, and a catalyst for public policy research and education. Through the opportunities it offers for discussion and interaction with scholars, policymakers and political figures, the Center prepares students for lives of leadership and service in a diverse and globally interdependent world. Students are encouraged to bridge their academic and personal lives through informal discussions and structured, intentional programming. Scholarly work of the Dartmouth faculty is supported through interdisciplinary workshops and seminars. The Center also funds research and classroom enhancements. The community as a whole benefits from the distinguished guests the Center brings to campus for public programs. For more information, please visit our website at http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu