On May 12, 2010, the Leadership Development Program recognized and celebrated the leadership accomplishments of 18 graduating seniors who earned the LDP’s Certificate in Leadership.
The LDP Class of 2010 is:
||Cape May, NJ
||Cape May, NJ
||Basking Ridge, NJ
||Journalism/Law & Justice
||Elementary Ed./Int. Science & Math
||Mgmt & Leadership/Health Admin.
||Franklin Square, NY
||Elementary Ed./Psychology & Sp. Ed.
||Pine Brook, NJ
||Psychology/Law & Justice
||Old Bridge, NJ
||Business Mgmt/Mgmt & Leadership
Graduating LDP members will be moving on to a variety of new endeavors, including graduate school and employment at companies such as Johnson & Johnson and KPMG, the US Government, and elementary and secondary school settings. We sincerely hope that our new LDP alumni continue to develop their leadership capacities, serve their communities with passion and care, develop the leadership skills of those around them, and remain life-long learners.
We wish all of our LDP graduates the best of luck and much future success!
The CDLS Has Been Nationally Recognized!
A few weeks ago, News@Rider published an article highlighting the CDLS’s recent ranking in the “2009 Best in Leadership Development” edition of Leadership Excellence, a magazine that focuses on leadership development, managerial effectiveness, and organizational productivity. The article can be found here.
John Farrell, Director of the CDLS, and I are proud to have the Center recognized as one that offers students quality and effective collegiate leadership programs. Since its inception in the Fall of 2004, the Center for the Development of Leadership Skills has innovated leadership education at Rider, and we will continue to create new and exciting opportunities for the community. We realize, however, that the CLDS would not be successful without the support of our Leadership Development Program members and the Rider community! It is the participation of students in the LDP and our collaborative efforts with various Rider departments that make this recognition possible.
Those students who are active and involved members of the Leadership Development Program demonstrate to both the Rider and larger global community that developing leadership skills is important and crucial to personal, professional, and societal success. Their efforts show that leadership can improve one’s quality of life and positively influence others. We urge our members to get involved in every leadership related opportunity they have time for (e.g., leadership positions, training, workshops, networking events), but more importantly, to take the time to reflect upon what they’ve accomplished and how they’ve affected their lives and the lives of others. While active participation is wonderful, reflection is that element that allows personal growth and development to occur.
The CDLS and LDP have a great Spring semester planned! Be sure to click on the Events link to see all that will be offered. Between LDP 200, the Leadership Skills Seminars, organizational involvement, and the MANY events we are offering, I am positive that there will be a lot of leadership development happening on this campus! FYI - By the end of this year, the CDLS expects to touch the lives of over 750 Rider students through our programs and events!
All the best for a safe and happy holiday season!
Associate Director, CDLS and Director, LDP