MLDP: Leadership & Followership with Gama Perruci
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Leadership and Followership
with Dr. Gama Perruci
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
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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.
!!Dinner will be served!!
Dr. Gama Perruci
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.
This is a special opportunity that is open to all students to join us for one session in MLDP this term.
More information about MLDP:
The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) engages sophomores, juniors, and seniors to develop management and leadership skills common to corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors. In weekly sessions, guest speakers use experiential teaching techniques to encourage participants to conceptualize, experiment, act, and reflect on various concepts and technical competencies through a multitude of small group and individual activities. Participants develop practical skills that they can apply immediately to their leadership roles in campus organizations, internships, projects, and in their careers. Since offering the program in fall 2009, more than 400 students have participated in MLDP.
When & Where
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College
The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College is a catalyst for teaching, research, and deliberation about public policy. Dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary perspective on policy-related topics, the center fosters a commitment to the ideals of public service and informed public debate exemplified by the man for which the Center is named, Nelson A. Rockefeller.
The Center inspires and energizes students to become effective leaders in their communities & to cherish and participate in democracy.
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