Oct. 21, 2011
Rice University student-athletes will have an opportunity to hone leadership and management skills through a new program during the course of the academic year. Funded by McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP (MJLM) through Rice football letterman Bobby Dixon, the Developing Leaders in Sports and in Life program will focus on different aspects of leadership.
"The advancement of today's society is contingent upon the emergence and development of leaders, whether they be in business, medicine, politics ore the community," said Dixon, a 1997 Rice graduate who leads the Strategy and Operations group at MJLM. "I can say first-hand that Rice University aids in this pursuit by providing a solid foundation of leadership qualities I have used throughout my professional career. I am both proud and honored that MJLM is sponsoring the program and involved in shaping the leaders of the future."
McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP is a professional consulting firm providing a range of services in, but not limited to, accounting, financial planning management, operations, human resources, supply change management and strategic operations planning.
"We are pleased to offer our student-athletes the opportunity to impact their teams and community by enhancing the leadership skills they already possess," said Rick Greenspan, Rice University's Director of Athletics. "The leadership development program provides additional tools our student-athletes will utilize beyond their collegiate careers and instill within them the importance of developing a culture of respect and responsibility toward others."
Two student-athletes from each athletic program at Rice will take part in this year's pilot program which has the potential to impact every student-athlete at the university in the future. The Rice athletic department has partnered with veteran business advisor and performance coach Mike Van Hoozer to develop the program.
The leadership development program will take a proactive approach to developing leaders at Rice and provide resources, training and coaching for student-athletes both on and off the field or courts of play.
Monthly sessions will focus on aspects of leadership including developing a leadership voice, how to influence and make an impact in the life of another person and how to survive and lead when the presence of leadership is non-existent.
The program is also designed to engage participants between monthly sessions. Student-athletes will be exposed to Rice and community leaders and mentors.
Participating in this year's pilot program will be 29 student-athletes:
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