In October 2004 the faculty of Rutgers, School of Business-Camden approved a new program, the Business Leader Development Program (BLDP). The BLDP provides an opportunity for students to participate in and be rewarded and recognized for their leadership initiative. The BLDP is not a formulaic program in which a fixed set of activities must be completed but, rather, offers each student an opportunity to participate in a range of activities, tailoring the program to his/her own interests. Completion of the BLDP requires an accumulation of verified leadership involvement at the time of graduation. One required component of the BLDP is to enroll in at least one BLDP seminar course. The BLDP seminar is by application only and counts as a general business elective fro most majors/concentrations. A BLDP seminar is offered each semester, and its topics are intended to appeal to students with diverse backgrounds, i.e., students do not need in-depth background in any particular discipline. Proposed seminar topics for upcoming semesters are: management and marketing.
For More Information: Please contact Carol Kaufman-Scarborough 856-225-6592 Room BSB 251
Important Message: BLDP Seminar for Fall 2013 – “Power Corrupted”
About the Seminar: The focus of our study will be consideration of the inherent responsibility in reaching a position of influence, and the negative outcomes when that power is used for personal gain at the expense of others. With emphasis on business careers, we will cover both corporate crime (institution level) and white collar crime (individual level); additional comparisons come from malfeasance examples in politics, religion, and education. Weekly sessions will include numerous speakers and at least 2 field trips. Each participant is responsible for constructing an interpretation of root causes, through comparing and contrasting across these examples, and formulating a strategy for some element of improvement.
About the Professor: Gayle Porter is a Professor of Management specializing in Human Resource Management. She joined the faculty at Rutgers-Camden following 20 years of industry experience encompassing technical work, finance and accounting positions and consulting on employee and organization development. Professor Porter is a strong supporter of BLDP, having been involved through its design stage and the first offering of seminars in 2004.
Who Can Apply: Students in both the School of Business (SBC) and College of Arts and Science (CAS) are invited to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria: Have sophomore standing or above and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. A student can take the seminar without completing any of the other requirements for the BLDP. The 3 credits earned from the seminar are accepted as a business elective for most majors and concentrations.
Meeting Time: Friday 9:00 AM – 11:40 BSB-109
First Round Application Deadline: Ensure your spot in this unique seminar by applying before the early registration deadline of Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5 p.m.. Space in the seminar is limited to 15 students. Applications will be taken until the seminar is filled.
Application Information: https://business.camden.rutgers.edu/bldp/application/
New BLDP applicants: Each application must be supported by two reference letters. One of the references must be from a professor or instructor, the other from a non-relative (preferably a current or former employer or supervisor) who can attest to the applicant’s character, motivation, and/or leadership potential. All reference letters should be directed to: Dr. Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, BLDP Director, School of Business, Rutgers University, 227 Penn St., Camden, NJ 08102 at ude.sregtur.nedmacnull@pihsredael. Your application will not be considered complete until the two reference letters have been received.
Repeat seminar participants: Repeat seminar participants will be asked to write a brief essay explaining their desire to take the additional seminar. This essay should be submitted via the BLDP online application, including your name and anticipated date of graduation. New letters of recommendation are NOT required.
Statement of Values:
Our selection criteria and development activities are based on a belief that leaders:
- Go beyond what is required in developing personal and intellectual capabilities.
- Initiate or contribute substantially to programs, activities, or events that help others.
- Serve as a model of excellence to others in their determination, drive, self-discipline, demeanor, sense of fairness, self-confidence, respect for others and highest ethical behavior.
- Be accountable for getting things done with and through others.
Program Premise and Benefits:
The Business Leader Development Program is a customized approach through which high potential students develop the skills and habits of leadership to carry forward into their business careers.
- Through a seminar application process we identify leadership potential in high-caliber School of Business students
- By promoting the program, we create awareness of special opportunities available in the School of Business, from which each individual can select his or her preferred activities by which to excel.
- Through special recognition for program completion, we offer a mechanism for showcasing student’s leadership during their time at Rutgers.
- With ongoing involvement of area executives and past program participants, we supply exceptional networking opportunities to facilitate career opportunities.
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