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 9-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.

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. Once employees are nominated, they will be invited via email to submit an application, due by Friday, May 10, 2019

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 

Dates for Dartmouth LEADS Sessions:  2019 – 2020

Prerequisite workshop (if accepted to the LEADS program)

Communicating with Impact must be attended prior to the two day retreat. For upcoming sessions, please click here.

LEADS Kick-off

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Breakfast: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  

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

Opening Program Retreat and Training

Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Training Days 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Event

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.