Dartmouth LEADS Program

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Leadership is about inspiring others to give their best, cultivating collaboration, and delivering results. 

Dartmouth LEADS is an investment in individuals who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development. The dynamic and engaging nine month program is cohort-based, with space for 16-20 participants representing a unique cross-section of Dartmouth. 

Over the course of the program, participants will:

  • Create a personalized leadership development plan anchored in a 360-degree assessment of their unique strengths and growth areas.
  • Create an Action Learning Project that meets a departmental/divisional priority.
  • Strengthen communication and leadership skills.
  • Gain confidence to serve as a leader in their departments, teams, and divisions.
  • Create a collaborative cross-institutional learning community.
  • Learn and develop skills to create and maintain an environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Dartmouth LEADS is a selective program. Applicants must be nominated by their supervisor or a divisional leader in consultation with the nominee’s supervisor to apply. Applications do not guarantee participation in the program, as we aim to create a well-balanced and diverse cohort. 

The nomination and application period for the 2021-2022 LEADS Cohort is now closed. Nominees will be notified of the committee's decision by Monday, June 14, 2021.

To view the Information Packet and learn more about the LEADS program, click here.

To learn about the criteria to nominate an individual for the LEADS Program, click here 

For Frequently Asked Questions about the LEADS program, click here

Dates for Dartmouth LEADS Sessions:  2021 – 2022

Prerequisite workshop (if accepted to the LEADS program)

Communicating with Impact must be attended prior to the two day retreat. A link will be sent to LEADS participants to register for the session, which will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to noon. 

LEADS Kick-off Breakfast

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Breakfast (for cohort and supervisors): 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  

Cohort Meeting: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Opening Program Retreat 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with networking opportunity from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learning Days

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Action Learning Project Presentations

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.