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  1. 1. Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios Spring 2012 The Management and Leadership Development Program is a term-long program offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring to engage sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the development of management and leadership skills common to corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Participants will come away with new and improved management and leadership skills, and the ability to better apply these skills to roles within campus organizations, internships, projects, and in careers in "life after Dartmouth". Each Tuesday evening throughout the term is led by an expert guest speaker to lead discussion and learning exercises on vital elements of management and leadership. Successful completion of MLDP is a prerequisite to become a paid student assistant or a student discussion group leader at the Center, and strengthens students’ applications for Rockefeller Center funding for unpaid internships in the field of public policy and selection into other Rockefeller Center programs, such as Rockefeller Leadership Fellows. For more information about MLDP, including application deadlines for the 2012-13 academic year, please visit us at: Darin Eich Founder, University of Wisconsin Tools and Techniques for Facilitating Group Leadership Discussion and Activities How do you get a group of students to engage in activities, discuss topics, and learn? How do you get the activity started quickly and guide the flow? How do you engage all of the voices to share somewhat equally? Learn tips, tools, and techniques for facilitation and engage in different activities at this fast paced experiential session. Catalyze: Connecting to Collaborators, Challenges, Leadership, and Learning Make rapid connections to begin MLDP and set the stage to take ownership of your ownleadership development. This highly interactive session will orient you to the MLDP program and we will guideyou through connecting rapidly with fellow student collaborators and co-learners in the program. We will helpyou to reflect on the leadership challenges that you currently face in your life and those larger challenges insociety that you are most passionate about. We will also connect you to strategies and models for more engagedlearning in the program and a platform to focus on your own leadership development to grow in the areas that youchoose 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 Wisconsinwhere his research focused on leadership development programs. He has been a graduate student and developerof programs at the University of Maryland & William and Mary. Darin’s passion involves helping people tobecome 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 developleadership programs & retreats to facilitating innovation sessions for the most innovative Fortune 500companies. Darin has been consulting with Dartmouth since 2009 and is the founder of various leadershipdevelopment and innovation initiatives and organizations, including a global innovation generation companycalled BrainReactions. He is the author of “Root Down and Branch Out: Best Practices for LeadershipDevelopment Programs.” View our calendar online at: 3/19/2012
  2. 2. Elizabeth Winslow ‘83 Associate Director of the MBA Program and Adjunct Asst. Prof. of Business Administration Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College What Makes a Good Leader? Vision, Confidence, Training and Commitment Do you think you have the ability to become a good leader? Do you think leadership is learned, or are some people simply “born leaders?” Actually, the answer is: both! Leadership is a combination of innate ability, training, and situational control. In this session, we’ll explore the way leadership is defined, the various competencies necessary for leadership, and the ways each of us can assess our own skills and become better leaders and managers.Betsy Winslow is an Associate Director of the MBA Program at the Tuck School of Business at DartmouthCollege, and an Adjunct Asst. Prof. of Business Administration. Before coming to Tuck, Winslow spent sevenyears as first an Assistant Director and then an Associate Director in the undergraduate admissions office atDartmouth College, where she was responsible for hiring and training new admissions officers, organizing staffdevelopment activities, acting as a liaison for all alumni volunteers, and representing the admissions office on theCommittee on Standards. Prior to her time in admissions, she taught English and coached soccer, ice hockey,cross-country and track, at several secondary schools in New England, including The Noble and GreenoughSchool, The Salisbury School, The Loomis Chaffee School and Lebanon High School. Winslow did herundergraduate work at Dartmouth College, graduating with a degree in English in 1983. She completed herMasters in Education (EdM) and her doctorate in Education (EdD) at the Harvard Graduate School ofEducation, in June of 2004, with a focus on Administration, Planning and Social Policy. Her dissertation, titledProposing Significant Organizational Change: A Case Study Examining the Views of a Cross-Section ofParticipants’ Perspectives About Dartmouth’s Student Life Initiative, is a case study of the Student Life Initiativeat Dartmouth, analyzed through the lens of Organizational Change Theory and Organizational Behavior. Shealso holds a faculty appointment at the Tuck School as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Administration,and teaches a course called “Comparative Models of Leadership.” Julie L. Kalish, Esq. ‘91 Lecturer in Writing Institute for Writing & Rhetoric, Dartmouth College Writing in the Workplace: Understanding the Collective Context You’ve gotten “A’s” on all of your college papers, but your boss just returned your newsletter article covered with so much red ink you can’t find five words strung together as you originally wrote them. What happened?! While many values of good writing – clarity, “correctness,” concision – are constants in all writing contexts, the workplace presents a host of new considerations that can (and do) dramatically affect writing and the capacities required to do it effectively. If your boss gave you a “research project,” would you know what she wants? How much research? Analysis orjust the facts? How long? Email or hard copy? “Memo” or “report” … or both? Should you vet any of it withcolleagues before submitting? Will someone other than your boss be reading it? How would that affect yourwork? We will use hypothetical situations to explore these issues and produce a series of student-written e-mails,which we will discuss, as a group, in class. At the end of the term, students will have another opportunity topractice with a standard form of workplace communication when they are asked to write a professionalmemorandum exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the MLDP experience. View our calendar online at: 3/19/2012
  3. 3. Julie Kalish is a Vermont attorney and Lecturer in Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. She teachesWriting 5 and Writing & Public Policy 41: Writing and Speaking Public Policy. Julie earned her BA fromDartmouth in 1991, an MA in Literature from University College, London in 1992, and a JD from Vermont LawSchool in 2005. She serves as a cooperating attorney for the ACLU of Vermont and is a member of its LegalAdvisory Panel. Julie has given talks on topics ranging from academic program design and pedagogy, to “TheUse of Narrative and Storytelling in Cases of Maternal Infanticide,” to First Amendment Free Speech and “Sext-ing.” Before her most recent return to Dartmouth, Julie was the Assistant Director of Academic Success atVermont Law School, in charge of creating and developing bar passage policy and programming for the school.She has also taught Advanced Appellate Advocacy for Vermont Law School’s Legal Writing Department. David Uejio Lead for Talent Acquisition 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 currently serves as Lead for Talent Acquisition at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Following his graduation from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs with a Masters in Public Policy, Dave came toNIH as a Presidential Management Fellow. He is currently the principal analyst in the Office of the Director ofOHR, overseeing the NIH’s employer branding, social media recruitment, and executive recruitment andonboarding programs. He also manages the Office’s Presidential Management Fellows. Dave has a great deal ofexperience briefing senior leadership on pressing matters, as well as contributing as a member of the OHRleadership team. Dave is also the founding President of YGL’s Bethesda Chapter, and previously served as theChief Strategic Officer of the YGL Executive Board. Dave is also well regarded as a public speaker, presentingon personal branding, public speaking, intergenerational recruitment strategies and social media at conferencesand events across the country. Kari Jo Grant Health Education Programs Coordinator Dartmouth College Relax? I don’t have time to relax! Stress Management Tips & Techniques This session is intended to teach you the principles & benefits of relaxation and time management. Dartmouth is often described as a place that “breeds stress & anxiety”. If this has been your experience, come to practice relaxation with your peers who are also yearning for a more balanced life as a student. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to practice “active relaxation”. Kari Jo Grant is the Health Education Coordinator in Student Health Promotion &Wellness Office. She serves as the trainer and advisor to Sexperts and Eating Disorder Peer Advisors (EDPAs),and co-facilitates the termly 5-week Mindfulness Program. She also advises the COSO-sponsored group ActiveMinds”. She has worked at Dartmouth since Fall 2004. View our calendar online at: 3/19/2012
  4. 4. Christianne Hardy Wohlforth Acting 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 Dartmouthin 2000 to expand the programmatic offerings of the Dickey Center for International Understanding and currentlyserves as the Acting Director. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Centers academic, faculty and publicprograms, as well as management of the Centers staff and public relations. In these responsibilities she has thepleasure of working with the entire Dartmouth community, including students, faculty, alumni and staff. She is afrequent cross-campus collaborator, serving on a wide range of committees, and is part of the Colleges mentorprogram. She has taught courses on European Politics in the Government department where she holds an adjunctappointment, and on Social Science Field Research for the International Studies Minor. Prior to coming toDartmouth, Chris served as the Associate Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East EuropeanStudies at Georgetown University, and was a member of the faculty of the Department of Political Science atFordham University. She holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, where she spenta year studying at the Institute dEtudes Politiques in Paris, and MA and PhD in Politics from Princeton. She ismarried to William Wohlforth, a Professor in Dartmouths Government Department, with whom she has two sons.They reside in Lyme, New Hampshire. 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 introduceyou 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 NewHampshire School of Law. This first in the nation program prepares law students for admission to the bar basedupon rigorous evaluation of their practical legal skills as well as substantive knowledge of the law. Initiated bythe New Hampshire Supreme Court, the program is a collaborative effort of the Court, the New Hampshire Boardof Bar Examiners, the New Hampshire Bar Association and UNH Law. This ground-breaking program hasalready received national praise and encouragement from judges, lawyers and legal education scholars. LawSchool Confidential calls it “the future of legal education.” Carnegie Report co-author Lloyd Bond calls it “...thesea change we had in mind.” View our calendar online at: 3/19/2012
  5. 5. Professor Garvey has been identified as a national leader in the evolution of legal education; he was selected toserve on the Carnegie Foundation’s Initiative on the Future of Legal Education and is often asked to speak atnational and international conferences about the Webster Scholar Program and legal education. In recognition ofhis work, he is this year’s recipient of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Award for OutstandingProfessionalism. In addition to his extensive experience as a teacher, he has over 30 years of trial experience andis an accomplished mediator and negotiator. Professor Garvey’s courses include Pretrial Advocacy, AlternativeDispute Resolution, Evidence and Client Counseling. Along with Professor Charles Craver of GeorgeWashington University Law School, he is authoring ADR, a new book for the Lexis/Nexis Skills & Values Series. Marty Jacobs ‘82 President Systems In Sync Turning Dreams Into Reality: The Power of Strategic Planning Got a great idea but can’t seem to marshal the resources to make it happen? Feel like every time you try to do something, barriers are placed in front of you? Or maybe it just feels like a moving target. Well, it probably is. This session will help you learn a framework that will enable you to reach your goals. We’ll discuss the steps to a strategic planning process and some basic premises that will help the process be successful, and you’ll be asked to apply your learning to a case study. You’ll also be given sample strategic plans to evaluate with respect to the concepts presented.Marty Jacobs, president of Systems In Sync, has been teaching and consulting for twenty years, applying asystems thinking approach to organizations. She currently provides strategic planning and policy governanceexpertise for the Vermont School Boards Association and has worked with several school districts to engage themin community conversations. In the nonprofit sector, Marty provides strategic planning, board leadershiptraining, Policy Governance implementation, community engagement facilitation, and staff development.Additionally, Marty has served on a variety of nonprofit, professional, and school boards over the past twentyyears. Marty has also written for The Systems Thinker, Vermont Business Magazine, American School BoardJournal, Leverage Points Blog, and Confident Voices for Nurses on topics related to organizational learning,systems thinking, workplace culture, board governance, and community engagement. A graduate of DartmouthCollege, Marty received her M.S. in Organization and Management from Antioch University New England inKeene, NH. 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 View our calendar online at: 3/19/2012