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Visit the Doerr Institute

Visit the Doerr Institute

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Doerr Institute for New Leaders. Our team has set aside various dates throughout 2021 for interested parties to visit the Doerr Institute and gain more insight into the methods we use to develop tomorrow's leaders. These visit days are designed for leadership and higher education professionals eager to learn more about our university-wide approach to leader development and methods we use to measure the impact of our training. If you are a current Rice student wanting to learn more about the Doerr Institute, please visit our calendar of events here to join us at our next info session or open house event for students.

Intended Audience

  • Leadership practitioners
  • Leadership scholars
  • Higher education professionals

You have the option of visiting in person or virtually. Please see the scheduled dates below with the delivery format identified.

All guests follow the session schedule below. If you would like to attend, please complete our interest form. Answering 10 questions will help us plan a great experience for you.

Interest Form


Upcoming Visit Days

Virtual Options
  • September 14, 2021
  • November 11, 2021
  • April 19, 2022
  • June 9, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
In-person Options
  • February 17, 2022
  • September 22, 2022

Session Schedule (all times listed in CST)

  • 10:00 – 10:15 am: DINL Team Introductions
  • 10:15 – 11:15 am: DINL Overview – Tom Kolditz & Lillie Besozzi
  • 11:15 – 11:30 am: Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 pm: Leader Development – Ruth Reitmeier & Stephanie Taylor
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Digital Marketing & Communication – Brooklyn Holt
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Measurement – Dr. Ryan Brown
  • 2:30 – 2:45 pm: Break
  • 2:45 – 3:15 pm: Improvement Science – Dr. Carla Ortega
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm: Next Steps & Closeout – Tom Kolditz
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm: Optional Walking Tour - Ruth Reitmeier (*In-person Visit Days only)

For any questions related to visiting the Doerr Institute, please email leadership@rice.edu. Prior to visiting, check out our playbook and annual report to learn more about our approach to leader development.