Emerging Leaders Retreat

The Emerging Leaders Retreat is a program for first-year students at Dickinson College. The program is designed to pair first-year students and upper-class mentors in a program that is designed to help develop self-awareness, cultivate collaboration skills and begin to develop leadership habits of mind.

The theme of the 2017 ELR is Making It Better. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant will be used to discuss different roles individuals have in groups and how to make the best of a situation.

The theme of the 2016 ELR was Working Together. First years will use Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull, to imagine collaborative practices and spaces. They will relate Pixar stories to real life situations and assess leadership traits in Toy Story.