Leadership Ropes Course

On October 13, 2011 by Grad Forum


Cold morning? A mini-hike before work? Challenges that require team effort? No problem! Graduate students can do it all! Eleven group leaders from the Graduate Student Council (GSC), International Graduate Mentorship Program (IGMP), Dartmouth Graduate Outing Club (DGOC), and Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE), met up and combined their skills and efforts to succeed as a group in the ropes course and demonstrate excellent leadership qualities. The Dartmouth Ropes Course consists of three separate facilities and is located at Storrs Pond in Hanover, New Hampshire. On the course, small groups are expected to work together, problem solving to complete a team challenge course, and that’s exactly what the grad students did! All challenges were done in record time. Even the course director was impressed!

After the training session, GSC president, Wesley Whitaker, said, “I really enjoyed myself. It was a beautiful morning, and I think all of the Graduate Student Leaders generated ideas which helped us complete the challenges. All in all, it was a great experience.”

The graduate students demonstrated excellent leadership skills: patience, listening, taking turns speaking, and following the “no one gets left behind” motto. Congrats graduate leaders for a wonderful time and brilliant success!

article by Gilbert Rahme

Filmed by Kerry Landers
Edited by Erin O’Flaherty

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