The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) is the capstone leadership program for seniors. 

RLF Fall Retreat

Each fall the newest cohort of fellows kick the year off durng a weekend retreat that focuses on team building.

17F RLF

Each week guest speakers share with fellows their own thoughts on leadership and experiences during their careers.

RLF Student Presentations

Fellows practice their presentation and public speaking skills by giving a short talk about a leadership concept important to them.

17F RLF

Through experiential exercises, the program highlights key approaches to promoting teamwork and achieving goals.

RLF Reception

Each spring graduating fellows welcome the incoming class of fellows during a reception hosted by the Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) is the capstone leadership program for seniors. 

About the Program

As Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, seniors gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities expected of leaders and learn to adapt their own leadership styles to different situations. Fellows are selected during their junior spring and begin the program as seniors the following academic year. As they take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises, the  Fellows examine their skills, qualities, and attributes as leaders, and analyze how these influence teamwork and play out in their lives.

Through the study of various theories of leadership and experiential exercises, the program highlights key approaches to promoting teamwork and achieving goals. The program concludes with a look at leadership challenges both in a work environment and at a societal level, and with a study of how Fellows can strengthen their own effectiveness as leaders.

Who is eligible?

Any rising senior who:

  • has demonstrated leadership at some capacity on and/or off campus.
  • has an interest in and willingness to commitment to the program.
  • will be on campus over the fall, winter, and spring of their senior year. No exception.

Application Process

The application deadline for the Class of 2019 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows is Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

The online application requirements:

  • Upload an updated PDF version of your resume with your first and last name in the file name within the application.
  • Submit a PDF version of your Written Statement of Interest with your first and last name in the file name.
  • Request a Faculty/Administrator recommendation.
  • Remind your peer recommender to use the PDF iconhandout to draft their responses before submitting the recommendation form on your behalf.

For detailed instructions on the application process please review our PDF iconapplication_tip_sheet2.pdf.

Apply to become a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow.

For more information, contact Bise Wood Saint Eugene, Program Officer, (603) 646-1464.

RLF Fall Retreat

Each fall the newest cohort of fellows kick the year off durng a weekend retreat that focuses on team building.

17F RLF

Each week guest speakers share with fellows their own thoughts on leadership and experiences during their careers.

RLF Student Presentations

Fellows practice their presentation and public speaking skills by giving a short talk about a leadership concept important to them.

17F RLF

Through experiential exercises, the program highlights key approaches to promoting teamwork and achieving goals.

RLF Reception

Each spring graduating fellows welcome the incoming class of fellows during a reception hosted by the Rockefeller Center.

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