Create Your Path

A career-leadership-advising blended program for innovative universities

Your facilitator, Dr. Darin Eich has developed and facilitated Create your Path and other leadership programs at universities like these for 7 years.

Are you in the general leadership center at your institution, a faculty member teaching courses,  or a leader in a specific department like orientation, residence life, career services, greek life, etc.? This program is highly reflective with our online workshop activities...and highly interactive when we get students together at the same time and place. The video above shows you what a live "Create Your Path" retreat looks like. Contact us to talk about offering a custom program for your audience and type of program.

Originally created as a blended, hybrid, or “Flip The Classroom” style program for Dartmouth College, Create Your Path teaches skills and methods focused on helping university students create unique paths that integrate the academic, professional, and personal together. In workshop videos, students are guided through step-by-step activities designed to help them gain insight about themselves and innovate for the future.

Key Features

-Blended program style is scalable and can be integrated with other campus programs and resources.

-Build in optional kick-off or closing events, mentoring, advising, coaching, projects, presentations and more.

-Blend highly personal and collaborative approaches like peer-to-peer groups with technology, online tools and social media.

-Program consulting from leadership development expert Darin Eich, Ph.D. to design the best delivery for your institution.

The Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College was the first institution to launch Create your Path. The program has grown rapidly over the past 3 years. Within the last 12 months, over 350 students have signed up for the program...out 2,500 that are on campus.

Here's what Dartmouth students & staff are saying:

  • Article from Dartmouth College about the program.
  • Collection of other posts and testimonials about Create your Path from Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center.
  • Student testimonials about their experiences (see below).
  • Save time by building a more innovative and effective program for you and your students and running it effectively! Whether you are creating your own unique programs or delivering something that fits with the social change model, leadership challenge, or other theory, this online workshop can help you to up your impact. You will receive a leadership development innovator toolkit of:

    • Leadership program best practices eBook
    • Quantiative & qualitative assessments to use
    • Innovation step-by-step eBook
    • Additional PDFs, links, and resources
  • Contact us to learn more about Create your Path…or any of our other “blended” programs. This style of program is new…and different. It is easiest to explain over a conversation and demo…but first we would like to hear about what you are working on. Just email [email protected].

Collaborative activities from the Create your Path Retreat at the University of Maryland

About Darin

Darin Eich is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.  Darin earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin. Darin is the president and co-founder of and BrainReactions, an innovation consulting company founded by UW students, where he led idea development and innovation projects for organizations like P&G, the United Nations, and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Darin has also been a graduate student and developer of programs at the University of Maryland & William and Mary. Darin’s passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative and successful leaders. Professionally, Darin does projects ranging from hundreds of college speeches to helping institutions develop leadership programs & retreats to facilitating professional brainstorm innovation sessions for the most innovative Fortune 500 companies. Darin is a leadership program consultant to Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin, and USA TODAY.

Get in Touch

Interested in discussing this or other program ideas? Have questions or want to get started! Email [email protected] today.