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Rockefeller Center

Dartmouth College

North Main St & Webster Avenue

Hanover, NH 03755

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Final details for the RLF Alumni Conference are below.


Gregory B. Northcraft '75

Gregory Northcraft is the Harry J. Gray Professor of Executive Leadership in the Department of Business Administration, at the University of Illinois, and is the Associate Dean of Faculty & Research for the College of Business. Professor Northcraft received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (in Social Psychology), and also has degrees from Dartmouth College (Psychology, Russian Language & Literature) and Oxford University (Psychology & Philosophy). Professor Northcraft has held visiting professor appointments in the business schools at Stanford University, Northwestern University and Dartmouth College, and at universities in Australia, Bulgaria, Israel, Thailand, and the Peoples Republic of China. His major research interests include collaboration in teams, conflict management, managerial decision making, and employ motivation and job design, particular in high-technology manufacturing settings.

Gregg Fairbrothers '76

For two decades, Professor Fairbrothers managed and founded oil and gas exploration and production companies on three continents. He served as founding director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network and founding chair of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center. Professor Fairbrothers teaches the electives Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship.

Danielle Benware Thompson '97 MS '98

Is the Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Programs at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Center team, Danielle worked with public health non-profits in Vermont and New Hampshire as community coalition coordinator and as an executive director. She has also been an adjunct instructor and coordinator of academic services at the Community College of Vermont, teaching Bioethics and other courses and developing health careers programs. Committed to community activism and leadership development, Danielle has served on the boards of several local, regional and state non-profit organizations devoted to health care access & other public health interests, early childhood care & education, community partnerships and non-profit leadership. She is a Girl Scout leader and volunteers with several local organizations. A native of northeastern Vermont, Danielle was a government major as a Dartmouth undergrad and earned a Masters of Science degree in Evaluative Clinical Sciences from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in 1998. She lives in Enfield, NH with her husband and three young children.



1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: (Optional) Picnic with First Year Fellows or Sophomores in MLDP

3:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Registration (Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center)

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM: Cocktail Reception (Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Dinner, Welcome by Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: First and Second Things, Gregg Fairbrothers

9:00 PM - 12:00 PM: (Optional) Thinkers and Drinkers, Salt Hill Pub Hanover


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: The Head & Heart of Leadership: Group Decision Making, Gregory Northcraft (Rocky 001)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Putting Yourself Out There: Using Social Media Effectively, Danielle Thompson

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch, Kyle Krater

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: The Head & Heart of Leadership: Negotiation and Conflict Management, Gregory Northcraft

3:30 - 4:00 PM: Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM: Roundtable Discussions, RLF Alumni

5:15 - 6:30 PM: Career Advising Panel and Discussion with Sophomore Students, RLF Alumni

6:30 PM: BBQ Dinner


8:00 - 10:00 AM: Reflect & Reconnect, Gregg Fairbrothers (Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center)


For attendees who requested housing, we have reserved rooms at Six South Street Hotel in Hanover.

Check-in: 3:00 PM on Friday, August 19

Check-out: 11:00 AM on Sunday, August 21

The Rockefeller Center is covering reservation fees and room taxes, but is not responsible for extra charges including valet parking.

Further Details

Dress Code for Conference: Casual

If anyone has any food allergies or dietary restrictions please contact Kyle Krater, so that he can make arrangements with the caterers.

If you were granted a travel stipend, please submit all receipts to Kyle Krater upon arrival.

If anyone is planning on arriving early on Friday and you are interested in our optional picnic, please let Kyle Krater know.

If you plan to use this weekend to bring family members to Dartmouth, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly. We want to ensure that even the youngest members of our Dartmouth family have a great time!

We look forward to seeing you this Friday!

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Rockefeller Center

Dartmouth College

North Main St & Webster Avenue

Hanover, NH 03755

Organizer The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College

Organizer of Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Alumni Conference: Learn. Reconnect. Reflect.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College fosters a commitment to the ideals of public service, leadership, and informed civic engagement exemplified by the man for which the Center is named, Nelson A. Rockefeller. The Center endevors to inspire and energize students to become effective leaders in their communities & to cherish and participate in democracy. Connect with us online!

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