Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders held a debriefing session May 24 for coaches involved with the coaching pilot programs held during the 2015-2016 academic year. Approximately 20 coaches - including those who attended the session - will be involved with the pilot program during the 2016-2017 academic year, which will be available to Rice's entire sophomore class as part of what Director Tom Kolditz calls "the most comprehensive leader development initiative at any top 20 university."
The Doerr Institute for New Leaders, launched in 2015, seeks to offer undergraduate students from every major the opportunity to be guided by a certified leadership coach. After a successful pilot year in 2015-16, the program will now expand free of charge to serve all sophomores who request the opportunity. Get a glimpse of a day in the life of a student leader in the Doerr Institute through this video.
After only a year on campus, Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders is making great strides in developing what Director Tom Kolditz calls "the most comprehensive leader development initiative at any top 20 university."" ...
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2016) - Baylor University has named Michelle Rae Hebl, Ph.D., Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology at Rice University, as the 2016 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award - with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 - presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The award program is designed to honor ...
What does it mean to be a leader? Tom Kolditz, left, director of Rice's Doerr Institute, led an Oct. 23 panel of undergraduate students who participated in the institute's first pilot program. According to Tom Kolditz, director of Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders, leadership has more to do with the people being led than it does with the person doing the leading.
With a $50 million gift from venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, through their private family foundation, Rice University is planning an unconventional approach to developing students into leaders. Retired Brig. Gen. Tom Kolditz, who has headed leadership training at Yale and West Point, will direct the Doerr Institute for New Leaders to maximize the leadership capabilities of all students at Rice.