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AUGUST Week 4 | Week 5

Building Respectful Relationships: Understanding the Essentials of Interpersonal Communication [Leadership Symposium] (Silver)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Interpersonal communication competence is integral to the developmental and maintenance of respectful relationships. This workshop will introduce participants to the essentials of interpersonal communication. Particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of taking a dual perspective, maintaining confirming climates, and mindfully using nonverbal cues.
Instructor: Dr. Meredith Marko Harrigan - Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Communicating Between Genders [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 109
Are women really from Venus and men from Mars? Do our communication styles differ even while we're speaking the same language? In this interactive workshop, we will explore gender perceptions and discover Ways to communicate that will increase positive relationships between genders.
Instructors: Patricia Gonzalez - Counselor, Access Opportunity Programs; Gabe Iturbides - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Programs

Communication! Communication! Communication! [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 107
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff declares "You must have mastery of all means of communication, along with the willingness to use them-otherwise, you're just talking to yourself." Come learn how to master many different forms of communication.
Instructor: Ryan Moton - Area Coordinator, Steuben & Jones Residence Halls

Crucial Confrontations: Where Do You Stand? [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 108
Participants learn practical and effective tools to not only improve their individual performance, but their organization's overall success as well. At times there may be breakdown in your relationships at work or home. This workshop will address how to break through and master the art of maintaining effective communication and relationships with others in your life. Communication takes on a variety of forms in one on one situations and group settings. When working directly with others, confrontations and disagreements arise and it is an effective leader who knows how to deal with these. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify their own conflict style and then how to deal with confrontations from individuals of all conflict styles. Different types of confrontations will be outlined and participants will be instructed to recognize and turn confrontations into "care-frontations" while maintaining a cool head and leadership authority.
Instructor: Vicky Gebel - Area Coordinator of Ontario Hall & Writer's House, Residence Life

Employing Curiosity [Leadership Symposium] (Silver)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 104
This session will review some communication theory involving curiosity with the primary focus on developing various techniques for defusing aggressive situations and improving interpersonal relationships.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life

Five Tricks [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 103
In this interactive session, we will begin by playing a card game called five tricks. However, this game has a twist as we will take away your use of common language while making the card game a tournament. Join us to see how well you can communicate and how far you will move up in the tournament.
Instructors: Lauren Dougherty - Assistant Director, Student Life; Lauren Thompson - Coordinator of Late Knight Programs and Activities, Student Life

How Do You Manage First Impressions? [Leadership Symposium] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Whether we like it or not, we are all judged by the first impressions that we make. The challenge for each of us is whether our first impressions are made by design or by default. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to evaluate the first impressions made by others and to develop practical awareness of the way that we can control the first impressions that we make.
Instructor: Dale Hartnett - Instructor at The College at Brockport and Monroe Community College

Leveraging Social Media for Personal Communication [Leadership Symposium] (Ruby)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
Become familiar with some of the social media technologies the savvy professional will need, including social networks, social bookmarking, and other relevant web 2.0 applications. The focus of this workshop is to encourage students to establish good habits that lead to a professional online representation of themselves. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of presenting themselves in a positive manner in order to reap the benefits later in life.
Instructor: Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Listening Skills [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
What makes someone a "good listener?" Think of their characteristics. What can prevent someone from listening carefully? This workshop will examine listening skills and offer ways to improve them.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Media Literacy: Mass Media and Our Socio-Cultural Learning [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze) or (Opal)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 111
An average American watches TV four hours a day or more. This means 13 years straight of your life is spent watching TV. You are exposed to 4,000 ads or more; every 15 seconds while you are awake. Though subconsciously, you are constantly exposed to a massive amount of information through the media. How is your favorite Hollywood star doing? What is trendy clothing? How to be classy? We all learn these from mass-mediated messages, such as TV, the Internet, and ads. This workshop explores a few areas where the mass media influence our socio-cultural learning, including areas closely related to our campus life. It then focuses on media literacy: how to critically read and analyze media messages that are surrounded us.
Instructor: Dr. Atsushi Tajima - Assistant Professor, Communication

Presentation Skills II [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323, 325 & 344
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Talking to the News Media [Leadership Symposium] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 106
The preponderance of social media and other technology is dramatically changing how news media report stories and how the public consumes them. This session will describe how the news media work and provide tips on speaking with a reporter during an interview.
Instructor: David Irwin - Media Relations Manager, College Communications

The $10,000 Email: Writing Multiple Drafts Beyond the Classroom [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Thursday, August 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Sturges 105
Conscientious students know they should write academic papers in multiple drafts, whether or not they take the time to do so. But how conscientious are you about the writing you do outside your academic work? This workshop may convince you to write reports, appeals, requests, and notes of thanks as carefully as you would a polished academic paper, when even more than a grade depends on how well you express yourself and how well you convince your reader to agree with your claim or request. The workshop will include hands-on editing exercises and tips on essential proof-reading.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

AUGUST Week 5 | Week 4

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, August 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, August 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, August 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

SMART Goals (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, August 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Relevant and Time-bound. Participants will learn how to create SMART goals and use them effectively to establish priorities that meet the needs of a group or organization. This workshop presents a strategy for creating and reviewing goals that is known as SMART. The application of the SMART goals strategy ensures that goals can be used by a person working on a short term or long term task. In addition, a person can guarantee that their task is fulfilled to the desired level of quality, while not wasting resources or time. Participants practice creating SMART goals and receive feedback from the instructor.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Time Management (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, August 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, August 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Teambuilding (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, August 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Who Moved My Cheese? (Silver)
Thursday, August 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
We all get comfortable with routine and many of us like to repeat things and do things the way we did them last year. However, change happens, and we have to be flexible and ready to adapt to new situations. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, author and consultant to major corporations. Learn what corporate executives are taught about dealing with change in work and in life.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

SEPTEMBER Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 2, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Make an appointment with GOLD Leader Mentor Staff. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for successfully completing the GOLD Certificate Program. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, or call 245-5884, or e-mail gold@geneseo.edu. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Assertiveness Training (Silver) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, September 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Do you often say "yes" when you really want to say "no"? Is it difficult for you to speak up for yourself? If so, come to the Assertiveness Training workshop where you'll learn about the differences between assertiveness and aggression, have a chance to assess your own assertiveness level, and learn new skills. This interactive workshop features activities that help participants evaluate their own behavior.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Volunteer Fair (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 4, 10:00 – 3:00 pm | MacVittle College Union Ballroom & Lobby
Representatives from college and community organizations will be present to recruit volunteers and explain their programs and services. Students involved in the GOLD program and the Sapphire Certificate Program should attend and visit with as many organizations as possible in order to discover the range of possibilities for volunteer involvement. Sapphire students will need to complete additional paper work and submit a reflection. As opposed to a traditional workshop format, this is a fair, offered once each semester that features over thirty organizations and agencies from on campus and in the community that offer volunteer opportunities. Students wishing to obtain credit for the Volunteer Fair must visit a minimum of ten representatives and then reflect on the Volunteer Fair in a journal.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Presentation Skills (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 201
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Charles McLaughlin - Adjunct Lecturer, Communication

Running Effective Meetings (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

Starting a New Organization (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Geneseo offers many opportunities for campus involvement, one of which is student organizations. If you have an idea for a new club or organization then this workshop is for you! We will discuss both the current organizations on campus along with the newly proposed organizations, review the new organization process, and share the benefits of being a recognized student organization. You will also learn some tips and tools to use when putting together your proposed organization from fellow students who have already gone through the process.
Instructor: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life

What is Civic & Community Engagement? [LRW] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Engaging in one's community includes personal action to join a group that is interesting to you, work on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, help with community projects, participate in local political party activities, or simply serve on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process.
Instructor: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Grabbing the Initiative (Silver)
Thursday, September 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
How do you differentiate yourself from others? What will separate you from someone who is equally qualified? Grabbing the initiative is as simple as being personally invested in your work. Let the achievements and downfalls of your place of work feel like your own achievements and downfalls. Never settle for complacency. The key to grabbing the initiative is understanding the bigger picture. Every company needs to make money to survive; how do you contribute to their bottom line and assume responsibility that shows that you value the life of the company?
Instructor: Brandon Gaylord - GOLD Leader Mentor

SEPTEMBER Week 2 | Week 1 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Got Credibility? [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Monday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Kouzes and Posner assert in The Leadership Challenge that credibility is the foundation of leadership. Loyalty, commitment, energy, and productivity depend on it. What's the basis of that claim? Student leaders are constantly making decisions and taking actions that enhance or damage their credibility. What determines credibility?
Instructor: James Whitehead - NYS OPWDD, Associate Commissioner (Retired)

Lessons from the Most Positive Person in Town (Silver) or (Diamond)
Monday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
We all know "Positive People." What is is that makes these people different from the other people in our lives? And what lessons can we learn from them? This presentation shares lessons learned and stories collected from "The Most Positive Person in Town," people from small towns across the Appalachian Mountain region of the eastern US. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of positive people in their own lives and be challenged to consider whether they want to take the steps to become more positive people themselves.
Instructor: Dale Hartnett - Class of 1970, Professor, The College at Brockport & Monroe Community College

Preparing Your Resume (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Got a resume? If not, this workshop will help you get started. A review of resume content and structure will be followed by a question and answer period to address any questions concerning how to write and produce a professional resume.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Training for the Sport of Taking Risks (Silver)
Monday, September 9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Being a leader means having the courage to take risks. Being an exceptional leader means having the courage to take risks, navigate through the outcomes, and move forward with even greater passion, purpose and power. Being an exceptional leader takes training. This is an interactive high-impact workshop that challenges each participant to look inward, look outward, and then to move forward with greater passion, purpose, and confidence. Attendees will participate in a series of exercises that transform fear into freedom and turn obstacles into a springboard to future success. Attendees will leave with unwavering confidence and the ability to overcome everyday adversity. Once participants complete their personal training, this same model can be applied to risk-taking in their organizations and communities.
Instructor: Harlan Cohen - Author, The Naked Roommate

Meditation 101 (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this session students will discover how meditation benefits them both physically and emotionally and how it can be used to decrease stress levels and anxiety. Basic meditation skills will be taught and practiced.
Instructor: Heather Webster - Counseling Intern, Health & Counseling

Identity Expression (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Everyone has multiple identities. This session will demonstrate how people express their different identities and provide a new understanding of the wide range of diversity that exists in our daily interactions with other people. This is a required workshop for the Opal Diversity and Cultural Competency Certificate. As the foundation of the Opal Certificate, Identity Expression introduces participants to an interactive analysis of diversity. They will learn what aspects go into creating an identity. Using their own lives as examples, participants will take a look at how they express that identity.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

Interviewing Skills for Jobs and Internships (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills as well as how to handle Behavioral Based Interviewing or BBI. BBI is used by most employers and is significantly more challenging than answering traditional interview questions. Other formats covered are open-ended and opinion questions. Be prepared to learn and practice these types of very important questions that will help you get the job offer.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Sapphire)
Tuesday, September 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Successful volunteers and leaders often cite a mentor who helped guide them in their leadership journey. In this session, students will learn the 10 Principles of Effective Mentoring. This workshop is designed for students to learn about mentoring, become more comfortable as mentors, and be more prepared to serve in mentoring roles. This is a required workshop for mentors participating in the HEROS Mentoring Program.
Instructors: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community; Emily Morley - Coordinator, HEROS; Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Listening Skills (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
What makes someone a "good listener?" Think of their characteristics. What can prevent someone from listening carefully? This workshop will examine listening skills and offer ways to improve them.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling

Student Organization Expo (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Each semester the Student Organization Expo, sponsored by the College Union & Activities Department, provides an opportunity for new and returning students to talk to leaders of student organizations and volunteer for membership. New students in the GOLD program may earn Silver Certificate credit by registering for this program, obtaining an instructional handout at the GOLD Student Organization Expo Fair Table and visiting at least ten organizations' tables. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to become involved in organizations where they can practice the leadership skills they are learning in GOLD workshops.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Filling Your Bucket and Preventing Burnout (Emerald)
Wednesday, September 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Each and every time we have an interaction with another person, we have an opportunity to have an impact on their day and affect our own. Based on the book, How Full Is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, this workshop will explore how the interactions we have and actions we take can both fill us up and drain us as well as some introduce some helpful tips to ensure that we are always filling our buckets.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

If Sustainability in the Solution, What is the Problem? (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
All people on the planet participate in activities that impact the environment through use of power sources and water, heat, transportation, food consumption and waste production. The impacts of these activities differ depending on the technologies used and the number of people involved. This seminar will help participants better understand environmental issues related to overpopulation, consumption, pollution, climate change, etc. that result from human activities, and that have led to the rise of sustainability as a mindset/strategy to mitigate these problems. The workshop will follow the theme of "Think Globally, Act Locally" by examining the issues from a global perspective, considering the campus community's carbon footprint, and helping participants understand their individual contributions to the problems through the use of an ecological footprint calculator.
Instructor: Dr. Kristi Hannam - Professor, Biology

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Sapphire)
Wednesday, September 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Successful volunteers and leaders often cite a mentor who helped guide them in their leadership journey. In this session, students will learn the 10 Principles of Effective Mentoring. This workshop is designed for students to learn about mentoring, become more comfortable as mentors, and be more prepared to serve in mentoring roles. This workshop is required for students in the HEROS Mentoring Program.
Instructors: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community; Emily Morley - Coordinator, HEROS; Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

New Student Employees Session (Emerald)
Wednesday, September 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This session is an orientation session for new students who are working for the first time at the College either in Work Study or Temporary Service positions. A panel of administrators and staff will provide basic information and advice on how to become a successful employee.
Instructor: Administrative Panel

Write for Success (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, September 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop focuses on the importance of strong written communication skills outside the classroom. This workshop in effective professional writing addresses the formal expectations of business and professional communication both within and outside the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to critique and revise business memos and letters and think about the keys to writing for success: directness, succinctness, clarity, and correctness.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

[Financial Empowerment Conference] Opening Session Panel: Ask the Experts [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, September 13, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Think you know everything there is to know about personal finance? Still have to fine-tune your knowledge about banks, credit cards, loans, and the ever-exciting taxes? Sponsored by the School of Business, Office of Financial Aid, Key Bank, Credit Counseling Service of Rochester and GOLD, the Financial Empowerment Conference strives to increase your financial knowledge and independence, while sifting through all the information that you will one day have to tackle,putting it into a small 2.5 hour dose. Students will have the chance to talk directly with a panel of guest speakers, interact with hands on personal finance activities, and attend one of four GOLD workshops, each specifically designed provide useful but manageable information about what lies ahead in your financial future. The conference will begin with panel presentations from the Credit Education Bureau of Rochester, Key Bank in Geneseo, SUNY Geneseo Financial Aid office and School of Business. This opening session will also include time for you to "ask the experts."
Instructors: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Education Bureau of Rochester; Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo; Archie Cureton - Director, Financial Aid; Dr. Michael Schinski - Professor, Jones School of Business

Confessions of a Shopaholic [Personal Finance Series] [Financial Empowerment Conference] (Bronze)
Friday, September 13, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Overspending has become a celebrated activity in our culture. Everyone likes to spend money on the latest and greatest... tablets, smartphones, smart TV's, etc. Unfortunately, overspending can severely hinder our financial wellness and prevent us from achieving our full potential in building wealth and security. In this session you will learn how to gain control over your spending, have a correct "money mentality", be a savvy shopper, and overcome spending problems.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Education Bureau of Rochester

Don't Live for Your (Student) Loans [Personal Finance Series] [Financial Empowerment Conference] (Bronze)
Friday, September 13, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
The average college student graduates with approximately $27,000 in student loan debt. This session will equip you with the knowledge and power to handle your student loans like a pro!! You will learn about the vast benefits of paying off your loans faster, the helpful payoff programs that are available through the federal loan program, and how to maximize your repayment efforts so you won't ever be buried by your loans. Corresponding materials and handouts will be provided to arm you with useful tools and practical resources.
Instructor: Destiney Fraguada-Ortiz - Credit Education Bureau of Rochester

Invest in Your Future [Personal Finance Series] [Financial Empowerment Conference] (Bronze)
Friday, September 13, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Forty-six percent of all Americans have less than $10,000 saved for their future. Fortunately, college students have a major advantage in building wealth--Time! Understanding the right way to save and invest as a young person is imperative for building a strong financial foundation that will grow throughout your entire life. Learn how, when and where to contribute to your retirement, future goals, and financial security. Receive resources that will provide helpful guidance and assistance along the way. Money is in your future, but only you can control where it comes from. In this workshop you will learn all about investing in your future! Learn how, when, and where to contribute to investments and retirement.
Instructor: Joe Cavaleri - Met Life

Paper or Plastic: Avoiding Debt Disaster [Personal Finance Series] [Financial Empowerment Conference] (Bronze)
Friday, September 13, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Borrowing money doesn't usually conjure thoughts of anxiety or fear, but often borrowers end up with debt "horror stories". The first area that many individuals get tripped up with is a credit card. In this session you will learn about the good and the bad of credit cards - rewards, interest, fees, limits and more. Find out how to use a credit card to establish your credit history, stay out of debt, and use credit the right way. You will also find out about some of the consequences of a debt disaster such as bankruptcy, judgments, and garnishments.
Instructor: Andrea Colline - Credit Education Bureau of Rochester

SEPTEMBER Week 3 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 4 | Week 5

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Monday, September 16, 2013, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while Enrolled: 50/50 Attended: 0 Location: MacVittie College Union Hunt Room Instructors: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Modeling the Way [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Monday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
The age old adage, "Do as I say, not as I do" doesn't work well with children, and even less so as one grows older. Based on Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge, modeling the way is highlighted as one of the five practices of exemplary leaders. Leaders establish principles concerning the way people should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. Are you, "modeling the way?"
Instructor: Vicky Gebel - Area Coordinator of Ontario Hall & Writer's House, Residence Life

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Silver) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Stephen Covey developed a plan for building true success and personal leadership. This workshop will help participants to understand, through examples and a self-test, their strengths and weaknesses within each of the seven habits of highly effective people. This process should help clarify participants' vision and values and align their lives with these timeless Covey principles.
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Who Knows You: Speed Networking on the Clock (Bronze) or (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
So you think you can network? Come learn basic networking techniques and put them to practice during this workshop. Participants will beat the clock by engaging in speed networking to put those skills to practice. This high energy and interactive workshop is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn how to network and make a good impression. Participants learn the proper ways to greet others, the keys of small-talk, and how to be confident in this often frightening situation. The program includes an interactive discussion of the do's and do not's of social networking where students learn valuable skills and techniques.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls

Community Peace Circles [LRW] (Silver)
Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Come learn about Community/Talking Circles (Circles are deeply rooted in the traditions of Native Americans and First Nation People of Canada). The use of a Circle allows participants to explore the root of the problem/concern, allow all participants to safely share their feelings and thoughts about the problem/concern and collectively resolve the problem/concern to the satisfaction of all participants.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Democracy at Risk in America [Social Justice Series] [Constitution Day Program] (Diamond)
Tuesday, September 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In June, the Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The panel will discuss the historical context of the law, possible effects of this decision, and other issues related to voting.
Instructors: Dr. David Gordon - Associate Provost; Dr. Justin Behrend - Assistant Professor, History Department; Dr. Jeffrey Koch - Professor & Chair of Political Science; Dr. Catherine Adams - Associate Professor, History

Introduction to Design for Fliers & Other Promotional Materials (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Ever needed a quick flier for an event or project and didn't have the budget for a professional designer? Learn about basic design principles to make your publicity a success no matter what software you use!
Instructor: Kristen Fuest - SA Graphics

New York Times Leadership Project Webcast on Resiliency with David Gonzalez (Silver)
Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Every day, leaders and followers engage in a variety of activities in many different settings - business, nonprofit organizations, political institutions. They face local, as well as global, leadership challenges. Their responses to these challenges will give you valuable insights that will become powerful classroom discussion topics. Join David Gonzalez in this discussion based New York Times webinar regarding resiliency. Gonzalez is a reporter on the Metro Desk of The New York Times. Over the years, his work has focused on the city's neighborhoods and how they reflect the larger social and cultural issues in American society. Among his prizes, Mr. Gonzalez earned a 2008 Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors for "House Afire," a three part series on the life of a struggling a pentecostal storefront church. Engaged participants of this workshop should leave with a more enlightened view of resiliency. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the New York Times. Please register in advance for the sessions. Additional sessions in this series will be offered on October 24 and November 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the GOLD Leadership Center. Spring dates will be announced in November. .
Instructor: David Gonzalez - Metro Desk Reporter, New York Times

Finding an Internship (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Listening Skills (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
What makes someone a "good listener?" Think of their characteristics. What can prevent someone from listening carefully? This workshop will examine listening skills and offer ways to improve them.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

MS Access: Creating and Using Tables (Ruby)
Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
MS Access is a database application that allows you to enter, store, retrieve, and print data related to a particular topic or purpose. This workshop will focus on the design and creation of tables used to store a collection of related information in a rectangular arrangement of rows and columns.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Taking Action, Once You Know: Anthropology & Social Justice [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop today has been cancelled. Anthropologists have been on the ground in the center of issues of community, change and social justice. What is the relationship between the international and local codes of social justice: are they similar, different, antagonistic, or complementary, etc.? What are the different cultural perspectives - international and local - on unjust practices in social life? How do people in different social contexts construct interpretations of unjust practices through their language, symbolism, narratives and testimonies?
Instructors: Denice Szafran - Visiting Lecturer, Anthropology; Sam Cramer - GOLD Leader Mentor

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This session is an introduction to volunteerism, community engagement, and service learning. You will learn a conceptual framework for volunteer service and explore the myriad of opportunities to volunteer in the Geneseo and Greater Livingston and Monroe County area or the Livingston County CARES programs and projects in Harrison County, Mississippi. Learn how to get the most out of your volunteer experience by choosing a volunteer and service opportunity that will benefit you, as well as the recipients.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Time Management (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, September 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

The Secret Sauce for a Successful Career [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, September 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Dave Sanderson earned his bachelor's degree in Business and Computer Science from Geneseo. Prior to joining Lifetime Healthcare Companies in January of 2011, Sanderson spent 36 years with Eastman Kodak Company, as an HR professional. His most recent position was Vice President, Human Resources, Consumer Digital and Traditional Film Groups. During his career with Kodak he held positions with responsibility for HR functions such as Benefits, Staffing, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Relations, Compensation, Leadership Development, Organizational Development & Change Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Dave spent the majority of his career as a strategic HR business partner to the senior line management teams of numerous lines of businesses within Kodak. Dave and Amy Sanderson's sons, Blake and Brent, graduated from Geneseo in May 2013. In this workshop, Dave will share his story and highlight ten critically important career guidance messages for students.
Instructor: Dave Sanderson - Class of '75, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Excellus Blue Cross Shield

The Role of Student Organizations in Promoting the Value of Diversity & Community (Silver) or (Opal)
Friday, September 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The report Campus Life: In Search of Community, by the late, former SUNY Chancellor, Ernest Boyer, defined the fundamental elements of a highly functioning academic community. This workshop will examine the ways in which student organizations can demonstrate the values of diversity and community and contribute to Boyer's vision of a purposeful, just, open, disciplined, caring, and celebrative community. This discussion-based workshop is designed to encourage students to think about how their organizations can effectively promote values and impact the community.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio - Vice President for Student and Campus Life

SEPTEMBER Week 4 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 5

Assessing Attitudes About Sustainability - Challenges & Opportunities for Sustainability Leaders (Jade)
Monday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
As individuals whose goal is to lead their community or organization through changes to bring about a more sustainable world, it is important for leaders to know the current attitudes and activities of the people they are working with. In this workshop, we will examine survey data from populations both on and off campus to assess attitudes about sustainability, and compare them to our own survey results. We will use these surveys as a starting point to discuss what the data may tell us about the challenges and opportunities for making changes at Geneseo and beyond.
Instructor: Dr. Kristi Hannam - Professor, Biology

Basics of Money Management [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Monday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In today's economic environment, keeping your financial house in order can be a challenge. Through this workshop, participants learn the basics of money management and personal finance. Find out about the key do's and don'ts when it comes to achieving financial success. The session will address budgeting, debt management, saving and investing, and the power of compound interest.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Schinski - Professor, Jones School of Business

Confronting Poverty Wages, Worker Deaths and The Global Apparel Industry's Race to the Bottom...[Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
The global race to the bottom for cheaply made apparel carries a tremendous pricetag for workers and the environment. Sara Niccoli, Director of the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS, will discuss the factors leading up to the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed approximately 1200 workers last April. We will inventory the true cost of cheap goods and explore what we as a consumers, investors, and taxpayers can do to improve industry standards.
Instructor: Sara Niccoli - Director of Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS

Critical Inquiry in Research (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
Great leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research.
Instructor: Michelle Costello - Visiting Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Game On! Planning Programs & Major Events (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
King Kandy is hosting a grand celebration and everyone's invited to his castle for a concert! You are in charge of making all of the arrangements for the concert and you will need to travel the rainbow path to put all the details in order. Along the way, you'll encounter challenges and tasks that will help you prepare, and travel the ups and downs of event preparation. But watch out for those pitfalls in planning, they are everywhere and you will need to learn ways to avoid unexpected roadblocks and keep moving forward to bring everything together! The first to reach the castle with a good event plan in place wins the treats!
Instructors: Andrea Klein - Director, Scheduling & Events; Patty Hamilton-Rodgers - Associate, Sponsored Research

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Silver)
Tuesday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop will utilize the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain to spark a discussion about introversion in America. The workshop will cover the "Extroverted Ideal" both in America and internationally, how introverts and extroverts are different, how to communicate better with the opposite type, and the biology of introversion. The exemplary leadership of introverts such as Rosa Parks or Eleanor Roosevelt will be used to illustrate the potential for introverts to serve and become more effective leaders.
Instructor: Megan Barrett - GOLD Leader Mentor

Teambuilding (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Discover the Seven Secrets of Schmoozing Success (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Getting ready for that first job? Wondering how to make people delighted that you are working with them? Explore the skills for proper handshakes, making small talk, cubicle courtesy, remembering names, maintaining the "proper" distance, where to sit in a meeting, writing thank-you's, and more.
Instructor: Ginni Jurkowski - Lecturer, Department of Communication

Effective Promotion & Publicity (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The success of any event or program is often determined by how it is publicized. In this session, open your creative mind and gain tools that will assist you in promoting events. The room is decorated with various forms of promotion and publicity like t-shirts, cups, pens, and rulers in order to create a stimulating environment. By completing an interactive group activity, participants are encouraged to think outside the box to come up with creative promotional solutions that they can then use in their own organizations.
Instructor: Tom Rodgers - Director of Campus Life, St. John Fisher College

From Preservation to Conservation to Sustainability & Intergenerational Equity (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This seminar will help participants better understand the terms and concepts surrounding environmental issues in general and sustainability specifically. In order to be a successful leader in sustainability, it is critical to have working definitions of the important terms that are used by academics, politicians, and the media. Discussed are the differences between preservation, conservation, and sustainability. Particular attention will be given to different definitions and concepts of sustainability with a discussion of both intergenerational equity and intergenerational equity.
Instructor: Dr. Chris Annala - Professor, School of Business

Graduate School Application Process (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Each year over 40% of Geneseo's new graduates enroll in graduate school full-time for the following fall. (The national rate is about 25%). This general session will provide strategies on how to identify schools and programs as well as an overview of the numerous components of the application process.
Instructors: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development; Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Ungifted: Redefining Intelligence [Social Justice Series] (Silver) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Scott Barry Kaufman is an American psychologist, author, and popular science writer known for his research and writing on intelligence and creativity. Kaufman is adjunct assistant professor of Psychology at New York University and co-founder of The Creativity Post. Kaufman won the 2011 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research on aesthetics, creativity, and the arts by a junior scholar. Kaufman is a recipient of the 2011-2012 Mensa International Award for Excellence in Research. His latest book, "Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined" offers reflections on the ways we teach and learn and how those experiences shape our lives moving forward. The All-College Hour Lecture Series is sponsored by the Division of Student & Campus Life. http://scottbarrykaufman.com/about/
Instructor: Scott Barry Kaufman - Psychologist & Author

Accelerated Leadership Institute (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 25, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Accelerated Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program designed for students who are sophomores, juniors, or transfers currently involved in student organizations and campus activities. ALI will help students gain valuable knowledge and skills that will aid them in future leadership positions on campus. ALI is a group process, and participants are expected to attend all four sessions. Topics to be covered include: goal setting and getting results; communication and problem solving; motivation and teambuilding; running effective meetings; leadership styles; ethical leadership; managing your stress and time; and diversity and leadership. Students completing this program and the required journal reflections will earn Bronze certificates. This series of four (4) ninety-minute workshops provides an alternative to taking the standard eight workshops in order to complete the Bronze "Life Skills and Leadership Certificate." Students must register and attend all four sessions: September 25 (this session), October 2, October 9 and October 16.It is an accelerated way to achieve the Bronze Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life; Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

Building Your Stress Toolbox: 10 Techniques for Managing Stress [HBHM] (Bronze)
Thursday, September 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this interactive session, you will identify a variety of strategies, or "tools," for managing stress. These will include cognitive strategies, breathing techniques, relaxation skills, and more.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling

Creating e-Portfolios for the Job Market (Ruby) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Thursday, September 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
An e-portfolio is a means of showcasing your accomplishments in digital format. It demonstrates your skills and competencies and is a reflection of who you are. Come and learn how to create your own free e-portfolio and add various forms of digital content, such as documents, videos, presentations and photos.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Merger Integration/Business Transformation: Leadership Practices for Process Improvement Using Six Sigma & Kanri Principles (Gold) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, September 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Daniel Ward introduces students to the mathematical principles of Six Sigma and the organizational skills of Hushin Planning and Kanri Principles. He applies these to business, but also shows how they can be applied to everything in life. He uses a combination of personal experience with Bank of America and business and math theory.
Instructor: Dan Ward '87 - Senior Vice President & Senior Manager Business Financial Support, Bank of America

From Geneseo to Chico's and Charming Charlies and MeeshandMia.com [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Friday, September 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Charlie Kleman grew up in Waterloo, NY and came to Geneseo to study accounting. After scoring in the top ten raw grades on the CAP exam in New York State, he was nominated for the prestigious Haskin Award. His career included a partnership at the CPA firm of Dermody, Burke & Brown, service as a manager at Arthur Anderson, and service as CFO's at three major corporations including Chico's. Chico's was named the stock of the decade in 2006 by the Wall Street Journal. Charlie was also named as CFO of the year in 2005 and 2006 by Institutional Investor Magazine. Currently in partial retirement, Charlie is serving on the Board of Directors of Charming Charlie MeeshandMia.com and the Geneseo Foundation. Charlie is also a proud alumnus of DK fraternity and helped the members purchase and rebuild their house on Franklin Street. Charlie will share his story, answer questions about his career and share some pearls of wisdom on how to succeed in the business world.
Instructor: Charlie Kleman - Class of '72, Board of Directors of Charming Charlies, MeeshandMia.com and the Geneseo Foundation

GOLD Leader Mentor Alumni Leadership Lessons (Silver)
Friday, September 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Since the fall of 2000 when the GOLD Certificate Program was established, the GOLD Leader Mentors have been fully engaged in helping manage the program and staffing the GOLD Leadership Center. GOLD mentors have helped shape and expand the program from 60 workshops and three certificates in 2000 to over 380 workshops in 2012-13 and nine leadership certificates. GOLD mentors helped create our recently published book, "Building Leaders One Hour at a Time." Alumni GOLD mentors will share leadership lessons and how they are applying their skills and knowledge to effective leadership in their careers. The emphasis will be on the application and practice of leadership
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Career Connections Brunch (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Saturday, September 28, 11:00 – 12:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Seeking opportunities to learn more about a particular career field through networking? Attend the 9th Annual Career Connections Brunch. This event will give current students the opportunity to network with Geneseo alumni and learn about their career experiences. The Career Connections Brunch will help students develop their networking skills, gain career advice, and be better prepared for life after Geneseo. The deadline for registering and holding a seat at this event is September 20th. This event is sponsored by Office of Career Development, Activities Commission, GOLD, and Alumni Relations.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

SEPTEMBER Week 5 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Developing Inter-Group Relations (Opal) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Having the ability to interact with people of different backgrounds is a process. It depends on our awareness and comfort level with diverse groups. This workshop will examine our relationships with individuals different from ourselves. The workshop is designed to help individuals explore their own perceptions, experiences, and comfort level with diverse groups through an eye-opening activity. Ultimately, individuals will gain some insight into their own ways of thinking and can begin to apply what they've uncovered to future interactions with other groups and individuals.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

From Leading a Successful College Performing Arts Program to...Consulting Business [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Craig Schlusberg served as Chair of the Limelight Performing Arts Series and was engaged in numerous other activities related to his major in business administration while at Geneseo, but he wouldn't have known then the lessons learned in working with performers and volunteers would pave the way to a successful career in healthcare IT consulting and later to co-owning a healthcare technology consulting firm. In this workshop, Craig will share some stories about being a student leader at Geneseo along with his insights into management, leadership, and the importance of relationship development.
Instructor: Craig Schlusberg - Class of '90, Principal-Aspen Advisors, LLC

OCTOBER Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Mobile Apps for Research and Education (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
Explore (mostly) free smartphone apps that will help you research scholarly articles, organize your notes, access important documents on your phone and much more. We will explore apps for multiple platforms, as well as offer an opportunity for participants to share their favorite apps.
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty

Village Ordinances [LRW] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Join the office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Geneseo Police and University Police Departments and a local attorney to learn about the local ordinances/law that impact all Geneseo students (i.e.: tickets for fraudulent identification, open containers of alcohol, noise violations). Come learn about what it means for you on and off campus with you or a friend gets a ticket for a violation of a local ordinance or state law.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

How to SWOT Your Way to Success (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 323/323
Learn how to develop a strategic planning method, called a SWOT analysis that one can apply to anything he/she wants to succeed in. It's a planning vehicle that actually shows what needs to be worked on in order to succeed at anything ranging from that tough exam you have next week to beating the next level of a video game.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Programs

Problem Solving (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, October 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Have you ever played the "whack-a-mole" game? In this session, participants will learn a methodology to solve problems so that they do not feel as if they are constantly hitting the same concerns only in different areas. The workshop will discuss the process of problem solving in detail and participants will have some fun at the same time.
Instructor: Barbara Wale - President/CEO, The Arc of Monroe County

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, October 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Make an appointment with GOLD Leader Mentor Staff. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for successfully completing the GOLD Certificate Program. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, or call 245-5884, or e-mail gold@geneseo.edu. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Financing Your Life [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, October 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this day and age knowing your FICO is imperative to living a comfortable life. Don't understand what FICO is? Come and learn from a professional that is well-versed in the financial world. It is so important that your money is well managed and monitored and that you take charge of your life and your bank account.
Instructor: Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo

Community Resource Mapping (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of 1979, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

EcoHouse Panel Discussion: Getting Involved (Jade)
Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Join a panel of EcoHouse students to learn how you can cultivate your own environmental awareness and activism. This workshop will include a holistic approach to environmentalism on our campus. Learn how you can become involved from the individual level to activism in the greater Geneseo community. The workshop is a panel discussion in which several members from the EcoHouse community speak about their involvement in the House and how others can get involved as well. The presenters use a PowerPoint presentation to aid in their discussion.
Instructor: Jennifer Benson - Student, SUNY Geneseo

Presentation Skills (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Welles 24
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Dr. Joseph Bulsys - Professor of Communication

Social Networking for Professionals (Ruby) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Become familiar with some of the social media technologies the savvy professional will need, including social networks, social bookmarking, and other relevant web 2.0 applications. The focus of this workshop is to encourage students to establish good habits that lead to a professional online representation of themselves. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of presenting themselves in a positive manner in order to reap the benefits later in life.
Instructors: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty; Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading (Gold) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Different leadership approaches are suitable to different situations. This session will cover some of the major concepts of the Path-Goal approach and help you determine strategies for what might work best for you in a variety of leadership situations.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business

Accelerated Leadership Institute (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 2, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Accelerated Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program designed for students who are sophomores, juniors, or transfers currently involved in student organizations and campus activities. ALI will help students gain valuable knowledge and skills that will aid them in future leadership positions on campus. ALI is a group process, and participants are expected to attend all four sessions. Topics to be covered include: goal setting and getting results; communication and problem solving; motivation and teambuilding; running effective meetings; leadership styles; ethical leadership; managing your stress and time; and diversity and leadership. Students completing this program and the required journal reflections will earn Bronze certificates. This series of four (4) ninety-minute workshops provides an alternative to taking the standard eight workshops in order to complete the Bronze "Life Skills and Leadership Certificate." Students must register and attend all four sessions: September 25, October 2 (this session), October 9 and October 16.It is an accelerated way to achieve the Bronze Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life; Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

Safe Zone Training [HBHM] (Silver)
Thursday, October 3, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This program is designed to develop a deeper awareness of and comfort level with sexual diversity, along with ways individuals can be supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. Personal ideas and assumptions related to GLBT topics will be addressed in an interactive format with ideas and reactions being openly discussed, along with ways to address sexual oppression.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

Listening Skills (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, October 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
What makes someone a "good listener?" Think of their characteristics. What can prevent someone from listening carefully? This workshop will examine listening skills and offer ways to improve them.
Instructor: Vincent Gravanda - Counseling Intern, Health & Counseling

OCTOBER Week 2 | Week 1 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, October 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will help you to recognize common thought patterns which serve to worsen stress as well as to increase anxiety. Using an example from your own recent experience, you will practice to both recognizing and disputing your negative thoughts.
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator

Getting Real About Race in Education [Social Justice Series] (Opal)
Monday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This seminar is an introduction to becoming more culturally responsive in diverse professional settings and also about understanding how to cross cultural boundaries in a sensitive manner. The instructor provides samples of conversations with colleagues who are working in the community using current media examples. Participants will be able to use the strategies in the seminar and apply them to k-12 classroom situations or in training environments where urban professionals are working with diverse populations.
Instructor: Susan Norman - Director, Xerox Center for Multicultural Education

Listening Skills (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Romm 322/323
What makes someone a "good listener?" Think of their characteristics. What can prevent someone from listening carefully? This workshop will examine listening skills and offer ways to improve them.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Situational Leadership (Gold)
Monday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
As a leader, participants need to make adjustments in their leadership style based on the needs of the group or organization. This adjustment can be made in response to the group's demonstrated capacity level and its confidence and willingness with regard to performing tasks at the time they must be performed. This session will show ways to work with groups in different situations/levels.
Instructor: Ryan Moton - Area Coordinator, Steuben & Jones Residence Halls

Grim Lessons on Leadership (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Long before you'd ever heard the word "leader," you were learning about leadership from the stories in children's books or that had been passed down in fairytale form. This workshop uses the Grimm Fairytales to facilitate a dialogue among students on what it means to be a good leader and the potential pitfalls that a person may encounter on their leadership path.
Instructor: Carey Backman - Director of Student Activities & Leadership, Nazareth College

Social Change Model of Leadership [LRW] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a difference in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

It's a Two-Way Street: Leader Member Exchange Theory (Gold)
Tuesday, October 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Most of the leadership theories you've learned about probably center on leadership from the point of view of the leader but Leader-Member Exhange Theory is different. This theory focuses on the relationship between the leader and the follower - a two-way relationship that gives the follower an important role in shaping the leadership process. During this workshop, we'll discuss the Leader-Member Exchange Theory, the role that communication plays in developing relationships, and how you can utilize the Leader-Member Exchange Theory to become a better leader.
Instructor: Carey Backman - Director of Student Activities & Leadership, Nazareth College

The Men Must See Us Today: Tales of Courage and Leadership in Gettysburg (Gold)
Tuesday, October 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Conspicuous displays of bravery were expected of Civil War commanders, but other traits likewise inspired soldiers to follow their leaders in combat. This July's 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg provides the occasion to explore actions on and off the battlefield which illustrate those qualities. Brian Bennett has spoken on Civil War topics to numerous audiences. Among his programs are presentations on leadership to Army Reserve units, including a traditional "Staff Ride" (battlefield tour) at Gettysburg for officers and NCOs. He is the author of three books on the 140th New York Volunteer Infantry, a regiment from Rochester, and has also contributed to various periodicals, including "The Gettysburg Magazine."
Instructor: Brian Bennett - Director of Design & College Publications, Author

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments (Gold) or (Opal) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In any career and at any level, you will find yourself working with a diverse atmosphere. With a wide range of diversity, how do you identify differences? How do you ensure everyone feels they are a key member? How do you create a welcoming environment? These are tricky, but critical skills a leader must possess to create a positive and productive team.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

Leadership Styles (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Each individual has a leadership style that he/she prefers to use and to follow. It is valuable to recognize that different situations call for different leadership styles. In this interactive workshop you will learn about different leadership styles and you will review some of the effective uses of these leadership styles.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Rights & Responsibilities of Volunteers (Sapphire) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
As a volunteer, people have rights and responsibilities. This session will provide participants with both a set of expectations for them as a volunteer and expectations from the people that direct their volunteer work. Participants will learn the basic do's and don'ts of volunteer work.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Teambuilding (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Accelerated Leadership Institute (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 9, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Accelerated Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program designed for students who are sophomores, juniors, or transfers currently involved in student organizations and campus activities. ALI will help students gain valuable knowledge and skills that will aid them in future leadership positions on campus. ALI is a group process, and participants are expected to attend all four sessions. Topics to be covered include: goal setting and getting results; communication and problem solving; motivation and teambuilding; running effective meetings; leadership styles; ethical leadership; managing your stress and time; and diversity and leadership. Students completing this program and the required journal reflections will earn Bronze certificates. This series of four (4) ninety-minute workshops provides an alternative to taking the standard eight workshops in order to complete the Bronze "Life Skills and Leadership Certificate." Students must register and attend all four sessions: September 25, October 2, October 9 (this session), and October 16.It is an accelerated way to achieve the Bronze Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life; Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

Writing Your Grad School & Scholarship Application Essays (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, October 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Thinking about applying to graduate school or a scholarship? Time to get rid of all the cliches you thought belonged in an application essay. Graduate schools want you to present yourself as an up-and-coming scholar and researcher, and you need to write an essay that conveys clear goals and concrete experiences to win one of the available open slots in a graduate class. This workshop is for students who are just beginning to think about their essays as well as for those who have started a draft. While we can't give you the particular disciplinary conventions of the program you're applying for--your professors and advisor can help you with that--we will review the basics of clear expression and principles of organization as well as tone and style.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

OCTOBER Week 3 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 4 | Week 5

Motivating the Middle (Silver)
Wednesday, October 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Making the most of the members of your student organization. Many times in student organizations the focus is on the over achievers and the underachievers, leaving the middle members lacking attention, encouragement and drive. This workshop will help focus in on this groups population on how to become more successful as a member and as an organization.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls

Free Money and It's Not Monopoly: Grant Opportunities for Your Organization (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Have you ever wanted to put on a program or have food at an event but realized you didn't have the budget for it? Come learn about the multiple resources and available grants on campus that can help you gain access to programming money for your organizational events.
Instructor: Lauren Thompson - Coordinator of Late Knight Programs and Activities, Student Life

Running Effective Meetings (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

The Historical Origins of the Current Environmental Crisis (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop traces the historical roots of the current environmental crisis to the ideology of Manifest Destiny. Participants will come to understand that the latter is an amalgam of: (1) an anti-environmental interpretation of Christianity (White 1967), (2) the idea of progress which, beginning with Aristotle, defines "the Good" as independence from external forces (Lovejoy 1936; Nisbet 1969), and (3) Francis Bacon's conceptualization of science as the masculine domination of female nature (Keller 1985). We will discuss how these closely interrelated ideas were used to legitimatize environmentally destructive technologies and organizational practices over the last three hundred years. The workshop consists of a PowerPoint lecture with breaks for student discussion.
Instructor: Dr. Paul McLaughlin - Professor, Sociology

The Privilege Walk (Opal)
Wednesday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This interactive workshop provides a great opportunity to explore issues of privilege, power and inequality. A "privilege walk" will expose the lifelong impact of privileges and normality that we were either born into, or born without, followed by a group discussion.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

Accelerated Leadership Institute (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 16, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Accelerated Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program designed for students who are sophomores, juniors, or transfers currently involved in student organizations and campus activities. ALI will help students gain valuable knowledge and skills that will aid them in future leadership positions on campus. ALI is a group process, and participants are expected to attend all four sessions. Topics to be covered include: goal setting and getting results; communication and problem solving; motivation and teambuilding; running effective meetings; leadership styles; ethical leadership; managing your stress and time; and diversity and leadership. Students completing this program and the required journal reflections will earn Bronze certificates. This series of four (4) ninety-minute workshops provides an alternative to taking the standard eight workshops in order to complete the Bronze "Life Skills and Leadership Certificate." Students must register and attend all four sessions: September 25, October 2, October 9, and October 16 (this session).It is an accelerated way to achieve the Bronze Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life; Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

Conflict Resolution [LRW] (Silver) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, October 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Conflict is a part of every group and organization. Success and growth depend on the positive resolution of conflicts that occur. This workshop will provide methods and activities that can help participants effectively manage conflict and deal with difficult people in your group. The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about peaceful and effective ways to resolve both positive and negative conflict within their organizations. They will learn about elements, causes, and ways of dealing with conflict. A group discussion atmosphere will be created where participants can share their thoughts on the definition of conflict, ways they deal with conflict, and ways in which to escalate or deescalate a conflict. This workshop will stress the idea that conflict can be positive and how members of a group can change and learn from it.
Instructor: Dr. Leonard Sancilio - Dean of Students

Group Dynamics (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, October 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This session will help you understand how groups interact and work with each other. The session will focus on the group process, roles that people play, strategies for interacting effectively in any group situation and resolving problems to become a high achieving organization. This lecture-style workshop also includes interactive components where participation and discussion are encouraged.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Friday, October 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Leaders recognize they are part of a larger social community, and any problems of that community are therefore also problems for the individual leader. Students pursuing this leadership certificate may choose to either work on a community project with a local agency or engage in multiple activities related to a social justice issue. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of deciding which tract to follow and what types of projects or issues will be the best fit for their interests and timeframe. Instructors will help participants define the nature of the service and activities they will be doing and help them develop an engagement plan to complete the Diamond Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

OCTOBER Week 4 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 5

An Introduction to Yourself [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, October 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Since the 1960s, Western research has shown that the cultivation of mindful awareness actually changes the physical structure of the human brain, helping to alleviate fear and anxiety, resolve grief and depression, ease pain, and cope with eating disorders, to name a few. If you're tired of being stressed out, burned out, or just plain tired out, learn how you can jump out of old habits and learn to "SOaR".
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator

Activism, Disruption and Eco-Terrorism (Jade)
Monday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
What does it mean to take a stand up for something you believe in? In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced, via lecture and video clips, to three levels of "advocacy" for the environment. Students, both individually and collectively, will be to identify their own experiences and comfort levels with each of these levels, & then to (privately) commit to action.
Instructor: Dr. Leigh O'Brien - Professor, Shear School of Education

Financing Graduate School & Managing Student Loans [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Monday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Are you concerned about financing graduate school or what you need to do to manage paying off existing college loans? This session will help you prepare for managing your loans and other financial commitments after graduation.
Instructor: Archie Cureton - Director, Financial Aid

The Indirect Leader: How to Boss People Around Without Being Bossy (Silver)
Monday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Overtly directing people to attain a work or organizational objective (bossing) can backfire as a leadership tactic. Indirect leadership relies on shared vision and intrinsic motivation to achieving objectives. This workshop will compare direct and indirect leadership styles.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Kallio - Associate Professor, Psychology

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? Rights & Responsibilities of Renters [LRW] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
You've signed a lease and you are ready to move in. Come learn about tenant's rights and local campus and community resources that can assist you off-campus. We'll also discuss how to prepare a move-in checklist, roommate agreement, and how to have other important conversations with house mates that will help you have a great off-campus living experience.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Innovative Fundraising 101 (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you looking for fresh ideas of how to successfully fundraise for your student organization or for a charity? This session will provide an opportunity for you to think "outside the box" for new, innovative fundraising ideas, as well as, how to effectively publicize for them. Bring your enthusiasm! This workshop utilizes small and large group discussion in order to encourage the exchange of creative and novel fundraising ideas. Participants will also learn how to utilize campus resources to make their fundraising plans a reality.
Instructor: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life

Office Etiquette (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Working in an office requires employees to meet performance and behavior standards. Learn the survival skills needed to become a high performing, valued and trusted employee.
Instructor: Julie Briggs - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Servent Leadership [LRW] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Leadership (Silver) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
IQ and technical skills are entry-level qualifications, but it is emotional intelligence (EQ) that leaders must possess to be successful. This session will familiarize you with the 5 dimensions of emotional intelligence, drawing from Daniel Goleman's book on the topic. His research indicates that the most effective leaders have one important thing in common: they have a high degree of emotional intelligence. This session will include a video and substantive discussion on emotional intelligence and its impact on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business

Exploring Your Future Through the Strong Interest Inventory (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
When I grow up, I want to be a __________. Not sure how to fill in the blank? Unsure of what to do after graduation? This workshop will connect your results from the career assessment - The Strong Interest Inventory (which participants take prior to this workshop) to potential career paths. Our staff will walk you through your results and help you feel a lot less stressed about filling in the blank. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Fostering Creativity (Silver)
Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Vibrant and successful organizations and leaders encourage and foster creativity. Participants will find out what creativity is and how they can use it to bring out the best in the members of their groups. In this workshop, participants learn how to enrich their creative minds and use creativity every day. Participants will also focus on how to work with others to develop creative and effective solutions to problems.
Instructor: Joe VanRemmen - Police Manager, University Police

Haiti After the Earthquake [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Claire Pierre, born in Haiti, is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University's six-year combined accelerated BS-MD program. She trained in internal medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), where she served as chief medical resident and later as clinical director of quality informatics, a role that focused on health care improvement and the use of information technology to support safe and effective patient-centered care. In 2009, Dr. Pierre assisted Dr. Paul Farmer as a volunteer at the UN Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti with President Bill Clinton. In 2010, she joined the earthquake rescue and relief efforts in Haiti where she remained to work with the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, as the senior health advisor and sector lead. In this role, she worked closely with the Ministry of Health, country donors, multinational organizations, and partners across sectors on key policies and programs to support the long-term reconstruction of the health sector in Haiti. She currently serves as director of the Program in Health Systems Strengthening and Social Change in Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.
Instructor: Dr. Claire Pierre - Director, Programs in Health Systems, Harvard Medical School

Online Emerging Technologies for Creating Multimedia Content (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
The interactive tools available on the web are becoming just as popular as many of the computer software applications installed on our computers. We find ourselves more and more using the web to design and create various forms of content. This workshop will look at and demonstrate some of those tools that can help you deliver your content more effectively. Examples include: Prezi, Animoto, bubbl.us, Jing, Wordle, Poll Everwhere and more. Bring your notebook computers to see for yourself.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

New York Times Leadership Project Webcast: Decision Making (Silver)
Thursday, October 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
BILL KELLER writes an Op-Ed column that appears on Mondays and also writes for The New York Times Magazine. From July 2003 until September 2011, he was the executive editor of The Times, presiding over the newsroom during a time of journalistic distinction, economic challenge and transformation. Previous to that position he was managing editor and foreign editor. Earlier assignments included serving as bureau chief in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the end of white rule, and Moscow correspondent. In 1989 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the easing and ultimate collapse of Communist rule and the breakup of the Soviet Union. Every day, leaders and followers engage in a variety of activities in many different settings - business, nonprofit organizations, political institutions. They face local, as well as global, leadership challenges. Their responses to these challenges will give you valuable insights that will become powerful classroom discussion topics. These sessions will be offered in the fall semester on September 18, October 24 and November 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the GOLD Leadership Center. Spring dates will be announced in November. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the New York Times. Please register in advance for the sessions.
Instructor: Bill Keller - Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times

OCTOBER Week 5 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Apartment Maintenance/Code Enforcement: [LRW] (Bronze)
Monday, October 28, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Do you know the local codes and regulations about apartment maintenance and fire safety? What should you do if something breaks and your landlord hasn't fixed It? What can you do to ensure that your apartment is a safe environment in which to live? Come hear from experts about the ins and outs of property safety and how to best communicate with your landlord if an issue arises.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Leadership in Energy Sustainability (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, October 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Civic engagement in modern times often requires addressing issues involving technology. Using energy sustainability as a case study, we will examine how we can understand the limits of technological solutions to social problems and possible ways this thinking might influence leadership for social change
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Showers - Professor, School of Education

Understanding Your Learning Style (Silver)
Monday, October 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
A good leader knows his/her learning style. Each person has a distinct learning style in which s/he learns best. You may be surprised by your preferred learning style. Are you a visual learner - someone who learns through seeing? Are you an auditory learner - someone who learns through listening? Are you a tactile/kinesthetic learner - someone who learns through moving, doing, and touching? We will explore the various styles and you can determine your preferred learning style or the way you learn best. Through a series of quizzes and activities, workshop participants will learn if they tend to use more of the left part of their brain or the right part of their brain. Participants will discuss their tendencies in certain situations and will learn how to become more "middle brained." Participants will also learn if they tend to learn better visually, auditory, kinesthetically, or multi- modal (a combination of learning styles).
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education

Writing Cover Letters that Get You the Interview (Emerald)
Monday, October 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Just Breathe! [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Inhale and Exhale - learn helpful stress reduction breathing techniques that you can use in everyday life. We will also be exploring therapeutic pressure points on the body that can be used to release tension. Take an hour for yourself to come and explore, relax, and de-stress.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Crucial Confrontations: Where Do You Stand? (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, October 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Participants learn practical and effective tools to not only improve their individual performance, but their organization's overall success as well. At times there may be breakdown in your relationships at work or home. This workshop will address how to break through and master the art of maintaining effective communication and relationships with others in your life. Communication takes on a variety of forms in one on one situations and group settings. When working directly with others, confrontations and disagreements arise and it is an effective leader who knows how to deal with these. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify their own conflict style and then how to deal with confrontations from individuals of all conflict styles. Different types of confrontations will be outlined and participants will be instructed to recognize and turn confrontations into "care-frontations" while maintaining a cool head and leadership authority.
Instructor: Vicky Gebel - Area Coordinator of Ontario Hall & Writer's House, Residence Life

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership & Business (Gold) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, October 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When do the ends justify the means? Just how ethical do you need to be? Who is the leader responsible to for his/her actions? Are results all that matter? What actions are appropriate and which go beyond the ethical parameters? These are the questions begging for attention by the American business and professional world. The instructor has extensive experience with one of the major auditing firms and will help you think through how you will answer the questions in your current and future leadership roles.
Instructor: John Thorne - PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner (Retired)

Maximizing Your Internship Experience (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, October 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Geared towards students registered for internships in either spring or summer semesters, this workshop covers: the work environment, assessing your strengths and weaknesses, documenting your learning, setting meaningful learning objectives and registering for appropriate internship credits. The opportunity to share information about your internship with other interns will also be provided.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Inspiring a Shared Vision [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Wednesday, October 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The classic leadership text, Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge, focuses on five practices of exemplary leaders. The second of those is the practice of inspiring a shared vision. An inspirational vision provides the energy and power necessary to drive achievement. Exemplary leaders help others to imagine a highly attractive, common future for themselves and their organization. It gets them to "buy in" to change and improved performance, and justifies hard work and self-sacrifice. How difficult is it to master the practice of inspiring a shared vision? Do you need to be a bit of a huckster, a preacher, or a con artist? Let's explore.
Instructor: James Whitehead - NYS OPWDD, Associate Commissioner (Retired)

Philanthropy (Diamond)
Wednesday, October 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Maya Angelou suggested, "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." Our parents tried to teach us all to share when we were kids. Philanthropists are grown up sharers. They are most often thought of as individuals, but communities can also be philanthropic. In fact, Geneseo is a very philanthropic community. And wealth is not a prerequisite to be a great sharer. Philanthropists also give work...and wisdom. Learn about philanthropy from a member of the advancement team at the College.
Instructor: William Brower - Vice President, College Advancement

Toolkit for Ethical Dilemmas (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Wednesday, October 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This session will focus on strategies for young people in the workforce to deal with the inevitable and frequent ethical dilemmas that arise. Our instructor is the founder of The Kane Firm CPA and Column of Hope (a public health charity). His "toolkit" has been developed during his roles in industry finance and sales, bio tech companies as well as in public accounting and charity work.
Instructor: Mark S. Kane - Class of '80; The Kane Firm, CPA, PC, President, Column of Hope Foundation

Relational Theory of Leadership (Gold)
Thursday, October 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Positive relationships are critical to effective and thriving organizations. The GOLD program defines leadership as a relational process of people together attempting to accomplish, change or make a difference to benefit the common good. In this session, participants will learn the major components of the Relational Leadership Model.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

NOVEMBER Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Use Financial Avenue Software for Personal Finance [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, November 1, 12:00 – 11:59 pm | Online
This is an interactive workshop where participants log into the financial avenue website at www.financialavenue.org. Students will learn useful money management skills, and have access to several different financial topics, ranging from budgeting to student loan repayment, to credit cards, and even understanding you first paycheck. Participation in this "workshop" is unlike any other. There is no physical workshop you have to attend, but rather, take two short "courses" on the website, along with a "mini-module". The journal will be a reflection on what you learned in each of these. Detailed instructions on how to take the courses will be emailed to you upon registration
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, November 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Make an appointment with GOLD Leader Mentor Staff. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for successfully completing the GOLD Certificate Program. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, or call 245-5884, or e-mail gold@geneseo.edu. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

NOVEMBER Week 2 | Week 1 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Beyond the 3 R's: Education for Living in Ethical & Sustainable Ways [Social Justice Series] (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
At the center of most sustainability education is a focus on the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Unfortunately, most of us, because it's easier, put recycling at the center of our efforts rather than use it as a last resort. What would it look like if we all believed -- and acted as if -- it was our ethical obligation not to consume, but to conserve; to, as the catch-phrase puts it, live simply so that others may simply live? Is this even feasible in a country operating under a system Oliver James calls "selfish capitalism"?
Instructor: Dr. Leigh O'Brien - Professor, Shear School of Education

Building Personal Wealth [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Monday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Learn from an independent financial planner the tools and techniques to start you on the road to a more secure financial future. Learn how planners interact with clients to achieve goals through saving, asset allocation strategies, and managing income streams. Common terminology and the types of decisions you may need to make for your own future 401k's, 403b's, and Roth IRA's will be discussed.
Instructor: Kevin Gavagan - CFA, Class of '75, Principal, QCI Asset Management

College to Work: Identifying & Marketing Your Skills (Emerald)
Monday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Leaders recognize they are part of a larger social community, and any problems of that community are therefore also problems for the individual leader. Students pursuing this leadership certificate may choose to either work on a community project with a local agency or engage in multiple activities related to a social justice issue. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of deciding which tract to follow and what types of projects or issues will be the best fit for their interests and timeframe. Instructors will help participants define the nature of the service and activities they will be doing and help them develop an engagement plan to complete the Diamond Leadership Certificate.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond)
Monday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Leaders recognize they are part of a larger social community, and any problems of that community are therefore also problems for the individual leader. Students pursuing this leadership certificate may choose to either work on a community project with a local agency or engage in multiple activities related to a social justice issue. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of deciding which tract to follow and what types of projects or issues will be the best fit for their interests and timeframe. Instructors will help participants define the nature of the service and activities they will be doing and help them develop an engagement plan to complete the Diamond Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Self-Hypnosis [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, November 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This is an experiential session designed to introduce students to the relaxation technique of self-hypnosis. Along with some of the techniques used to facilitate deep relaxation and resources to help them develop their own self-hypnosis regiment, myths regarding hypnosis will be dispelled.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate [Social Justice Series] (Diamond) or (Jade)
Tuesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How much and what kind of energy we choose to use will have a direct impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. There are many possible routes to "carbon footprint" reduction, however it is often difficult to choose the most effective option. We will examine methods for evaluating the impact of different technologies and/or lifestyle changes on your personal contribution to climate change.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Giorgis - Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This session will use a model created as a process for collaboratively understanding and addressing conflicts and issues related to difference, discrimination, and inter-group tensions in a school context. Learn to apply this model in solving cross-cultural problems. This is a required workshop that informs participants about the cross-cultural problem-solving model, which includes six different steps. Within the interactive workshop, participants engage by working in groups, addressing a real life problem in order to further their understanding of the model.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

Finding Images and Sound Clips (Ruby)
Tuesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
An introduction to finding and using images, visual and audio media. We will survey Flickr, image search engines and other free image resources, as well as databases available via Milne Library.
Instructors: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty; Michelle Costello - Visiting Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Genocide After the Holocaust: Why "Never Again" is Still an Elusive Goal [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The term "genocide" was coined after World War II. After the Holocaust, people around the world pledged that "never again" would there be such suffering, cruelty and horror. But why is genocide still with us, and what can be done to prevent it?
Instructor: Dr. Edward Drachman - Professor, Political Science and International Relations

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
When did you first discover that there was such a thing as a leader? When did you decide that you could be a leader? When did you first experience leading? Can you remember what you did? Where do you think you are in the developmental process of leading? This session is based on the recent research on leadership identity development by the American College Personnel Association. Participants will critically evaluate the development of their personal leadership identity by connecting their own experiences and stages of development to this important theory. The workshop will also assist students in preparing their Personal Leadership Model.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Presentation Skills (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 201
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Recognition of Child Abuse: What Happens Next? (Sapphire)
Wednesday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Volunteers sometimes observe and need to deal with their suspicions of child abuse. This workshop will review the signs of child abuse and help participants sort through who is responsible for reporting the alleged abuse, and what happens after the reporting. This session is a must for students who volunteer to work with children. Working with children is a common and rewarding volunteerism opportunity, but also one that comes with the added responsibility of being part of protecting their well-being. This workshop brings in a guest instructor who is a child-protective case worker from the local County Social Services Department to discuss the rules, regulations, and realities of not only recognizing signs of abuse but also the role of mandated reporters. Participants are given numerous real life examples and the opportunity to ask questions, work through decision making styles, and process feelings and experiences relating to issues surrounding child abuse and how reporting abuse impacts relationships. Further, each participant is given an orientation regarding what social services are available and how these services operate on a day-to-day basis.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

DIY Publishing - Books and E-books (Ruby)
Thursday, November 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
Experience a hands-on introduction to preparing books for publishing. Whether you are an aspiring writer, designer, or just curious, mastering the tools, methods and workflow in the publishing process is a useful skill. This workshop will give an overview of the free services available for publishing in print and online and some basic industry standards. Participants will then utilize recommended tools to prepare a manuscript for print and as an epub ebook. This session requires basic computer literacy and comfort with Microsoft Office.
Instructor: Allison Brown - Milne Library

Socialized for Change (Opal) or (Diamond)
Thursday, November 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This discussion based session will focus on Dr. Bobbie Harro's theory of /Cycle of Socialization/. Participants will be challenged to think critically about their role in the perpetuation of inequities in society. Geneseo students stand up for one another and take action. This session will discuss ways to intervene and find ways to make change in today's society.
Instructor: Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

The Significance and Insignificance of American Indian Treaties [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Friday, November 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
November 11 is the anniversary of the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty, in which the United States guaranteed to the Six Nations of the Iroquois the "free use and enjoyment of their lands." What relevance to treaties possess in the twenty first century, nearly a century and a half after Congress abolished the practice of negotiating treaties with Indian nations? What does it mean, today, to "Honor Indian Treaties."
Instructor: Dr. Michael Oberg - Professor & Chair, History, History Department

From SA President to a Stellar Career in Gov't, Politics & Environmental Action [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Opal)
Friday, November 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Steve Allinger started his leadership journey as SA President leading a student protest in Erwin Hall in 1976 and later moved on to serve as President of the State University Student Union (SASU). He began his public service career in 1979 working as a Program Associate for Higher Education on the NYS Assembly's Program and Counsel staff and later served in several positions including Deputy Director of Budget Studies for the NYS Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Allinger also worked for the New York City Board of Education as Legislative Director and was appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo as Executive Director of the New York State Special Commission on Educational Structure, Policies and Practices. He also served as Executive Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the NYC Department of Education prior to assuming his current position as Director of Legislation for the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Allinger is an activist in environmental issues in New York State and nationwide and is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Association. Students interested in government, politics, education and environmental issues will have an opportunity to network with Steve and learn about his amazing leadership journey in government, politics and environmental action.
Instructor: Steve Allinger - NYSUT Director of Legislation, Chair, BOD - National Wildlife Federation

NOVEMBER Week 3 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 4 | Week 5

Dumb Things People Say and Why We Say Them (Opal)
Monday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Based on Maura Cullen's 35 Dumb Things Well-Intentioned People Say that Widen the Diversity Gap, this workshop will explore some of those dumb things we say and hear each and every day. In addition, we will explore why these phrases have the impact they do and how we can be more sensitive in our interactions with others.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) (Silver) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $15 (now $25.00)fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been assigned. A printed inventory report will be provided to each individual at the workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

The Job Search and Internship Search (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is designed for juniors and seniors beginning their professional job search. A typical job search for a college senior takes 3-6 months to land that first professional position in a field related to their major. Attend this workshop to learn about job search tools, plans and strategies to get you started. We will discuss the importance of having a clear assessment of your interests, skills, values and goals and the typical steps you will take in developing your job search plan. You will also learn about the resources available in the Career Development office and beyond.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Decision Making with Character (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This session mixes group and individual case studies with discussion in examining how the decisions we make reflect our ethical convictions. The focus will be on examining multiple viewpoints and factors because there are no black and white answers, only varying shades of grey.
Instructor: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life

MS Access: Creating and Using Queries (Ruby)
Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
MS Access is a database application that allows you to enter, store, retrieve, and print data related to a particular topic or purpose. This workshop will focus on the design and creation of queries (questions) that enable you to select specific information from tables.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Social Media and Your Job/Internship Search (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
In this workshop, you will learn how to create a powerful online presence that will facilitate the achievement of your personal and professional goals. We will discuss how social media can help you make that critical connection or find that dream job or internship. This workshop will cover using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in your job search, along with much more.
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Painless Networking (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Sturges Aud
While commonly considered a superficial frill of a bygone era, professional networking is an essential professional skill. Come learn how to handle business situations from conferences to cocktail parties, with poise and confidence. This is an interactive program designed to be both educational and entertaining. You will have the opportunity to practice what you learn in class. We will cover such topics as: What to Know Before You Go, Nametags: Where They Go and Why, Handshakes: Lessons from Goldilocks, Introductions: What They Say About You, Body Language: What You Are Really Saying, Conversation: Business versus Social, Connecting With Clients and Customers, Building Business Relationships
Instructor: Marianne Cohen - Consultant, Mannersmith

Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $15 (now $25.00) fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been assigned. A printed inventory report will be provided to each individual at the workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Creating a Climate of Care [LRW] (Bronze)
Wednesday, November 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Does your organization or life feel sticky? Trust is the glue that bonds great people, processes, and environments in order to ensure long-term success. Based on the book, The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey, this workshop will explore the first three waves of trust--self-trust, relationship trust, and organizational trust. Trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year, so come join this lively discussion as we look into how we can make trust the core of our personal and professional lives.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

BaFa BaFa (Gold) or (Opal)
Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
BaFa BaFa is a game designed to help people understand the challenges of social interaction across cultural groups. This highly interactive game has been used by thousands of groups all over the world to teach an appreciation of group differences and cross-cultural conflicts. This workshop builds on the lessons imparted by playing the game BaFa BaFa by Simulation Training Systems. Participants are split between two teams, an Alpha and a Beta culture. Each culture has its own distinctive traits. At its core, BaFa BaFa is a cultural studies game that allows participants to experience otherness, act out questions of diversity, and be conscious of their actions around other cultures. Participants, through facilitated exploration of their experiences, are encouraged to explore differing perspectives and points of view while reflecting on their own perspectives of different cultures. This workshop is particularly well suited for the introduction of diversity education and consciousness and serves as a valuable preparation for those wishing to travel abroad.
Instructors: Stephanie Haynes - Director, Monroe & Saratoga Terrace Residence Halls; Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls

God Grew Tired of Us [All-College Lecture Series] [Social Justice Series] (Gold) or (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
One of the storied "Lost Boys of Sudan," John Bul Dau, featured in the award-winning documentary, God Grew Tired of Us, has experienced trials in life that most people never imagine. But now he is living the American Dream. Born in war-torn Southern Sudan, Dau is one of 27,000 boys driven from their villages when the northern Arab government attacked the ethnic minority population in 1987. For the next five years, Dau led groups of displaced boys across Sudan for hundreds of miles facing starvation, disease, and violence. In 2001, he immigrated to the US, but he hasn't forgotten his homeland. Today, he is President of the John Dau Foundation, and counts among his accomplishments the opening the Dau Lost Boys Clinic in his home village, which has been responsible for: more than 9,000 vaccinations for children, more than 3,000 mothers have given birth for the first time ever in a medical facility, more than 110,000 patients have received life-saving medical care since the clinic opened, 600 patients who were blind had their eyesight restored, and over 1,500 malnourished children and elderly served. http://www.johndaufoundation.org/ The All-College Hour Lecture Series is sponsored by the Division of Student & Campus Life.
Instructor: John Dau - Lost Boys of Sudan

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This required workshop for the Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program will provide participants with a review of the history of leadership theories and concepts. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold Certificate in the current semester. This required workshop is crucial to the overall Gold Certificate because it provides basic knowledge that will be useful when participants prepare their final papers. Participants learn about sixteen different historical perspectives on leadership during the workshop. Participants will also be encouraged to attend workshops that focus on individual theories of leadership in the future.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Open (Yes, free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates (Ruby)
Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
You've just graduated from college. What are you going to do now? If you are like other graduating seniors, you may be overwhelmed and frustrated knowing that you no longer have access to the myriad paid resources offered by your campus library. How will you continue your research, plan for your lessons, or find professional development opportunities? In this workshop, an education librarian and practicing teacher will share some of the strategies and resources gleaned during their personal experiences with teaching and learning. Students will walk away with a plethora of resources and specific examples of how to use them.
Instructor: Michelle Costello - Visiting Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Exercise Is Medicine [HBHM] (Bronze)
Thursday, November 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
"What if there was one medicine so powerful in maintaining and improving health that it could prevent or treat dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity?" There is: exercise. This workshop will discuss the American College of Sports Medicine Initiative "Exercise Is Medicine," the evidence-based benefits of regular exercise, the exercise prescription and its application to a college campus community. The results and implications of the Spring 2012 Geneseo Exercise Is Medicine survey will also be discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Radi - Medical Director, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Using imovie to Create Winning Video (Ruby)
Thursday, November 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Brodie 239
Learn how to use iMovie to spice up your video for YouTube, PowerPoint, DVD, and more! This class will teach you the basics of video ingestion, how to trim your footage, add transitions, and effects as well as how to share your video with the world.
Instructor: Joe Dolce - Computing Information and Technology

From Business Major to CEO of Muesli Fusion in Three Years [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Friday, November 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Ian Szalinski, started his own thriving company at the age of just 23. Ian Szalinski, president and founder of Muesli Fusion, fed up with the lack of healthy breakfast choices, turned this frustration into opportunity, and created a thriving business that now spans several states, and even exports internationally. Szalinski will share his story that started with his studies as a business administration major and psychology minor and his student entrepreneurial efforts creating and managing new student organizations. His story continues to unfold with his current position as the founder and president of a new business in a very competitive food industry.
Instructor: Ian Szalinski - Class of '10, President, Muesli Fusion

NOVEMBER Week 4 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 5

How's Your Sleep? [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, November 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The lack of sleep, or insomnia, is a common complaint among students. Healthy sleep improves the memory, lifts the mood and boosts energy levels for both men and women. The research and best-selling books of Dr. James B. Maas, PhD of Cornell University provide the facts for a short game of Jeopardy that teaches you about healthy sleep and how to get more of it.
Instructor: Sandy Glantz - Nurse Practitioner, Health and Counseling

Developing Your Supervision Skills (Emerald)
Monday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Leading includes responsibilities for supervising others. Whether supervising employees, peers, or volunteers, there are various skills and techniques that a leader can use to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor. Learn tips and tools that you can use immediately in any leadership and employee role you may aspire to on the campus or in the future.
Instructor: Mark Scott - Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary Services

Hope 101: An Introduction to Hope Theory (Bronze)
Monday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Your leadership style, your personality type, your top five, your true colors...you know them all. However, what is your hope level? Hope is defined as the "sum of perceived capabilities to produce routes to desired goals, along with the perceived motivation to use those routes" (Snyder, 200, p.8). A tenant of positive psychology, hope can be used to measure personal as well as academic potential (Seligman, 2002). Participants in this workshop will be introduced to Snyder's Hope Theory and will discuss implications that hope has on leadership
Instructor: Tom Priester - Faculty, Genesee Community College

Cultivating Happiness [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will review some basic happiness theory and research with the primary focus on developing various techniques that can be used to nurture a fun positive outlook on life.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Sexual Harassment (Silver) or (Opal)
Tuesday, November 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Sometimes, people who are being sexually harassed feel that if they ignore the problem it will go away. The truth is, the situation could continue or get worse. Learn what sexual harassment is, and what steps you can take to have it addressed and make sure it stops. This workshop is intended to furnish participants with the tools needed to recognize sexual harassment as well as the means to report incidents.
Instructor: Melinda DuBois - Administrative Director, Health & Counseling

Talking to the News Media (Silver)
Tuesday, November 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The preponderance of social media and other technology is dramatically changing how news media report stories and how the public consumes them. This session will describe how the news media work and provide tips on speaking with a reporter during an interview.
Instructor: David Irwin - Media Relations Manager, College Communications

New York Times Leadership Webcast with Bill Rhoden, Sports Columnist ... (Silver)
Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
BILL RHODEN is a sports columnist for The New York Times, where he has been writing about sports since 1983. He came to the paper in 1981 as a copy editor in the Week in Review section. Before joining The Times, Mr. Rhoden spent more than three years with The Baltimore Sun as a columnist. Before that, he was associate editor of Ebony magazine from 1974 to 1978. Mr. Rhoden won the 1996 Peabody Award for Broadcasting as a writer of the HBO documentary, "Journey of the African American Athlete." He is also the author of two books: "Forty Million Dollar Slaves" (Three Rivers Press, 2006) and "Third and a Mile: The Trials and Triumphs of the Black Quarterback" (ESPN, 2007). In this discussion based New York Times Webinar, Bill Rhoden will be discussing his perspective on Self-Awareness. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the The New York Times. Please register in advance for the session.
Instructor: Bill Rhoden - Sports Columnist, New York Times

Applying for Service Jobs: AmeriCorps VISTA and Rochester Youth Year (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you looking to take a year or more after college to do service work? Come to this workshop and learn about the application process and opportunities for service through AmeriCorps VISTA and the local Rochester Youth Year program.
Instructors: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community; Patrice Cummings - VISTA AmeriCorps, Center for Community; Jenna Dell - Assistant Director, University of Rochester Center for Community Leadership & Rochester Youth Year Coordinator; Alykhan Alani - Rochester Youth Year Fellow

Developing a Personal Leadership Model (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Hunt Room
The Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program requires students to articulate written and verbal statements of their personal philosophy of leadership. This informal coaching session will provide students with an opportunity to work on their model with the assistance of the instructor. Reference materials and resources will be available. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold certificate this semester. Participants complete self-evaluation activities and individual goal setting exercises designed to help them formulate their personal philosophies of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Grant Writing: A Brief Look at Locating Sources & Learning to Write Proposals (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 319
Agencies and foundations give away billions of dollars each year from donations or legacies that are held as endowments. The money is allocated to support a huge variety of causes and activities, but you have to know where to look and how to ask for it. Whether you are thinking about writing a proposal now, are planning to go to grad school, work for an NGO or a public institution, knowing the basics of grant writing will help you along the way. This workshop provides information about the types of grants available and how to pursue them. [NOTE: ATTENDEES WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS WITH THEM TO THIS WORKSHOP]
Instructors: Helen Thomas - Grants Writer, Sponsored Research; Patty Hamilton-Rodgers - Associate, Sponsored Research

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal) or (Opal)
Wednesday, November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
If you could buy specific attributes for your future baby, what would they be? How much value do you place on height, athletic ability, and prevention for autism? This game was created just as "The Human Genome Project" was making headline news. Participants are led through a simulated "Baby Mall" where they are confronted with various issues and controversies, including the future of medical insurance, ethics, classism, and prejudice towards non-traditional parents. The game is a fun, interactive program that challenges participants to think critically about the many differences that make us who we are.
Instructor: Dr. Terry Bazzett - Professor, Psychology

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library

Obamacare: Leadership in Resolving Disparities in Health Care [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Thursday, November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Hunt Room
A panel of three Livingston County department heads from Social Services, Health, and Office for the Aging will share the challenges in implementing the Affordable Health Care Act that represents the most significant social change legislation in American history. Learn how these community leaders are working together to implement the requirements of Obamacare and its impact on the residents of Livingston County. The panelists will explore the challenges of delivering socially responsible health, social and aging services to the community in the current climate of economic change.
Instructors: Kaaren Smith - Director, Livingston County Office of the Aging; Jennifer Rodriguez - Director, Health Department; Diane Deane - Commissioner, Department of Social Services

Presentation Skills II (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 323/323
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Why Public Service is Still a Noble Calling [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Friday, November 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Eddie Lee majored in political science and while at Geneseo spent eight months interning and working in Washington DC - a life-changing experience that ultimately influenced his career path. After obtaining a Master of Public Administration degree from SUNY Albany, Eddie began a 32-year career in New York State government - serving five different Governors. Eddie worked in the Division of the Budget for 11 years, with responsibility for mental hygiene and substance abuse/alcoholism agency budgets totaling over $1.8 billion. Later, Eddie spent 21 years in senior management positions at the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Significantly, during his career in both agencies, Eddie oversaw the closure of most of the State's 20 developmental centers - in favor of community and home-based services. Eddie will discuss how public service (much maligned these days) can be and remains a viable and effective engine for social and political change by drawing from his first-hand experience working in the murky intersections of administration, policy, and politics. Eddie retired in 2010 and is currently President of the Geneseo Alumni Association Board of Directors. Eddie believes he is successfully fulfilling his post-employment vision of "giving back" through active involvement in many local and statewide community service causes including his recent participation in the March Livingston CARES work trip to Long Island.
Instructor: Eddie Lee - President, Geneseo Alumni Association

NOVEMBER Week 5 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Creating a Closer Community (Silver)
Sunday, November 24, 3:00 – 5:00 pm | Sturges Aud
Building a community means working towards establishing the relationships between people with common goals and interests. Leadership is key when trying to build a community and there are evident qualities that are shown in people when expressing it. These include honest, organized, a good communicator, confident, dedicated and much more. We all can have a part in building our own community by contributing our unique talents. This workshop will include icebreakers, a talk from one member of the Residence Life staff, and food!
Instructor: Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

Gap Year Opportunities - Featuring Dove Russo, Peace Corps Recruiter (Emerald)
Monday, November 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
The primary focus of this session will be the Peace Corps and its' application process. However, information on other Gap Year options will be available. Dove Russo is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and is based in Rochester, New York. Since its inception in 1961, more than 270 Geneseo alumnae have participated in the Peace Corps. Come find out about this great opportunity and other Gap Year opportunities.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Is It Your Job or Your Passion? Visioning Your Future (Silver) or (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, November 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Is it possible to create a job that meets all of your interests, makes you want to come to work every day? Learn how to take your vision and map your future. This workshop is intended to help participants realize that when exploring career options they should involve content that the participants are passionate about.
Instructor: Marilyn Moore - Emeriti Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Take Care of Your Sexual Health [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, November 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 319
A question and answer forum addressing issues of contraception, sexually transmitted infections, healthy intimate relationships and general men's and women's health.
Instructors: Peggy Wirth - Nurse Practitioner, Lauderdale Center for Health & Counseling; Julie Kueppers - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling

DECEMBER Week 1

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Sunday, December 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Make an appointment with GOLD Leader Mentor Staff. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for successfully completing the GOLD Certificate Program. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, or call 245-5884, or e-mail gold@geneseo.edu. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Strategies for Introverts (Silver)
Monday, December 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 319
So you're an introvert in an extroverted world. Introverts, while often disadvantaged in societal settings like academia and the workplace, it turns out, do have their own advantages that help them succeed. This workshop will draw on the experiences of introverts in educational, professional and social environments, and cover a range strategies for success in a world of extroverted expectations. Beginning in the classroom, through the social sphere, and into professionalism, this workshop will speak to the introverted student, the extroverted teacher, coworker and friend, on how to make the most of the gift of introversion.
Instructor: Meghan Barrett - GOLD Leader Mentor

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, December 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Just Breathe! [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, December 2, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Onondaga Hall Iroquois Room
Inhale and Exhale - learn helpful stress reduction breathing techniques that you can use in everyday life. We will also be exploring therapeutic pressure points on the body that can be used to release tension. Take an hour for yourself to come and explore, relax, and de-stress.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Healthy Relationships [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, December 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
How do you keep the lines of communication open so that you can maintain strong, honest, and respectful relationships? What are signs of an unhealthy relationship? Learn about ways to foster happiness in your relationships and how to intervene if needed.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Leading Through Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are (Silver)
Tuesday, December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
An African philosophy involving self-sacrifice and the genuine support of others, ubuntu is a lifestyle and idea espoused by leaders ranging from Nelson Mandela to Doc Rivers, coach of the Boston Celtics. In this workshop, we will explore ways in which we can integrate ubuntu into our leadership styles, and how practicing and living ubuntu can make us better leaders
Instructor: Kevin Hahn - Assistant Director, Residence Life

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Taking the Next Steps (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 319
This workshop is the conclusion of the Opal Certificate Program. Participants will share their experiences by reflecting on the workshops they participated in and explain growth that they experienced. Participants will also create a Personal Action Plan for the future. The purpose of this workshop is to review what participants of the Opal certificate have learned thus far and how they can improve in the future.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

Developing Your Negotiation Skills (Silver) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, December 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Hunt Room
We all negotiate every day with our friends, parents, spouses, classmates, professors, bosses and members of our organizations. This session will help you develop positive strategies for win-win negotiations based on the concepts of Roger Fisher's best-selling book, Getting to Yes. The instructor's experience includes a dissertation study on negotiations and service as a chief negotiator for two labor contracts for academic and professional faculty in SUNY.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Styles (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, December 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 323/323
Each individual has a leadership style that he/she prefers to use and to follow. It is valuable to recognize that different situations call for different leadership styles. In this interactive workshop you will learn about different leadership styles and you will review some of the effective uses of these leadership styles.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Picking Cotton [Social Justice Series] [All-College Lecture Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, December 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Serious case of mistaken identity! Jennifer Thompson was a victim of sexual violence, identified Ronald Cotton as the perpetrator. Cotton was convicted, served 11 years, then proven innocent by DNA. Thompson and Cotton became friends. This is a story of crime, perception, memory, race, forgiveness, and reception. http://www.pickingcottonbook.com/home.html The All-College Hour Lecture Series is sponsored by the Division of Student & Campus Life.
Instructors: Jennifer Thompson-Cannino - Co-Author of Picking Cotton; Ronald Cotton - Co_Author of Picking Cotton

Time Management (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, December 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the student and the leader parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructors: Instructors(s): TBA; GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Volunteer Involvement Reflection (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, December 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 319
All students pursuing the Sapphire Volunteerism & Leadership Certificate are required to complete a minimum of ten hours in a volunteer activity. The activity should be an approved volunteer opportunity of the College's Volunteer Center. This session will provide an opportunity for students to share their volunteer experiences. This workshop gives participants who have completed volunteering activities an opportunity to share experiences with fellow volunteers and those interested in getting involved in volunteering. During this moderated discussion, participants will give brief public presentations on the volunteer work that was done and share impressions on the experience with everyone. Questions are encouraged as participants come together to collaborate and share knowledge. Additionally, participants will be asked to brainstorm and share journal reflection questions and ideas as a means to prompt further discussion and exploration.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Communication! Communication! Communication! (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, December 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff declares "You must have mastery of all means of communication, along with the willingness to use them-otherwise, you're just talking to yourself." Come learn how to master many different forms of communication.
Instructor: Ryan Moton - Area Coordinator, Steuben & Jones Residence Halls

Mass Imprisonment in the United States [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Friday, December 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Over the past four decades, the imprisonment rate in the US has increased by more than 500%, leading to the highest rate of imprisonment in our history and in the world. This program explores why US imprisonment rates are so high, the financial costs of mass imprisonment, and its effects on families, communities, and democracy.
Instructor: Dr. William Lofquist - Professor, Sociology Department

JANUARY Week 4 | Week 5

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF LEADERSHIP & SERVICE [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] (Diamond)
Monday, January 20, 10:00 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service will take place in the MacVittie College Union from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on January 20, 2014. This day of leadership and service is planned as an inter-generational and interfaith event with SUNY Geneseo students and area senior citizen volunteers learning and working together on an important outreach effort to home-bound senior citizens in Livingston County. Signing up for this "workshop" includes registration and participation in the entire program from the opening keynote at 10:00 am through the service projects in the afternoon ending at 3:00 pm. Lunch is included. You must also select and register for one of the five 11:00 am morning GOLD workshops. The program will include presentations by Dr. William Cook on "What Would MLK Jr. Do?: Translating His Life for Action in the 21st Century" and Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin's story of her arrest and imprisonment in Americus, Georgia as a young girl during the Civil Rights Movement. After lunch volunteers will assemble several kits to be distributed to 400 home bound seniors and low income K-12 students in area schools. The program will also feature musical selections by student soloists. The GOLD Program at SUNY Geneseo is partnering with Student & Campus Life, Center for Community, Multicultural Programs & Services, Volunteerism & Service Learning, Student Life, Student Association, Campus Auxiliary Services, ABVI-Goodwill, Livingston CARES and the Livingston County Office of the Aging to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The deadline for registration is Thursday, January 16.
Instructors: Dr. William Cook - Emeritus Distinguished Teaching Professor of History; Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin - Civil Rights Activist

Community Resource Mapping [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 20, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
You must also register for the entire program (Workshop # 1400) in order to participate in this workshop. Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of 1979, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

Giving a Global Voice to Emancipation: How Does Martin Luther King Jr.s' International Vision Influence Leaders Today? [MLK Jr. Day of Lead. & Ser.] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 20, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 130
You must also register for the entire program (Workshop # 1400) in order to participate in this workshop. In the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Psalms was the songbook that reminded the ancient Hebrew community of their victories and struggles as they faced the challenges of their time. Dr. King lifted up voices from America, West Africa, India, Ancient Greece and Rome to mind us of how far we have come and how far we still must go to live up to the foundational principles of equality and freedom. The past year's celebration of American emancipation raises key issues for global leadership today. Every time we revisit the documents that outline our democratic values, we must wrestle with the ways in which our generation has or has not lived up to those ideals. McClure will explore a variety of ways in which these texts have been used to inspire civic activism and the development of regional identity as it pertains to leadership in government, education and business.
Instructor: Glenn McClure - Lecturer, English

Servant Leadership [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 20, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
You must also register for the entire program (Workshop # 1400) in order to participate in this workshop. Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 20, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
You must also register for the program (Workshop #1400) in order to participate in this workshop. Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This session is an introduction to volunteerism, community engagement, and service learning. You will learn a conceptual framework for volunteer service and explore the myriad of opportunities to volunteer in the Geneseo and Greater Livingston and Monroe County area or the Livingston County CARES programs and projects in Harrison County, Mississippi. Learn how to get the most out of your volunteer experience by choosing a volunteer and service opportunity that will benefit you, as well as the recipients.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Who Was Fortune? [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] (Opal)
Monday, January 20, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
You must also register for the entire program (Workshop # 1400) in order to participate in this workshop. Fortune was an African American man enslaved by Waterbury physician Dr. Porter in the late 18th century. Upon Fortune's death in 1798, Dr. Porter, a renowned bone surgeon, prepared his skeleton to serve the study of anatomy. In 1910, Fortune's skeleton was found and was donated to Mattatuck Museum where it was on display until 1970. Come and learn more about Fortune and the work of the African American History Project.
Instructor: Dr. Catherine Adams - Associate Professor, History

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. This required program serves as both an introduction and foundation to the leadership programs within the GOLD program. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants are asked to engage in a variety of activities. The activities range from self-reflection on what leadership means from a personal perspective, to identifying with leadership philosophies of a great number of leaders from both history and the present. Further, the instructor explains to the participants the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and guides participants through a foundational understanding of what leadership is and what role everyone has to play as leaders.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Servant Leadership [LRW] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, January 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When did you first discover that there was such a thing as a leader? When did you decide that you could be a leader? When did you first experience leading? Can you remember what you did? Where do you think you are in the developmental process of leading? This session is based on the recent research on leadership identity development by the American College Personnel Association. Participants will critically evaluate the development of their personal leadership identity by connecting their own experiences and stages of development to this important theory. The workshop will also assist students in preparing their Personal Leadership Model.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Teambuilding (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

True Colors: What Color Are You? (Silver) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, January 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In building relationships with members of your organization or team, you help others to connect and recognize how personality plays a role in the overall effectiveness of your team. This workshop will examine various personality assessment tools, look at ways in which personality effects relationships and work-style; and provide suggestions for using these tools to create a stellar team that works collaboratively based on individual assets. This highly participatory workshop offers one perspective on personality type and its impact on teambuilding and teamwork. Participants are encouraged to share experiences with one another and to see this model not as explanation for all behaviors and interactions but as another component for looking at interpersonal dynamics.
Instructor: Kimberly Harvey - Director, New Student Programs

New York Times Leadership Project Webcast on Crisis Leadership with Laurie Goodstein (Silver)
Thursday, January 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
This webcast will feature Laurie Goodstein, National Religion Correspondent for the New York Times. She will speak about the leadership of Pope Francis. Every day, leaders and followers engage in a variety of activities in many different settings - business, nonprofit organizations, political institutions. They face local, as well as global, leadership challenges. Their responses to these challenges will give you valuable insights that will become powerful classroom discussion topics. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the New York Times. Please register in advance for this event. Additional sessions in this series will be offered on Tuesday, February 25 and Thursday, March 25 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the GOLD Leadership Center.
Instructor: Laurie Goodstein - National Religion Correspondent, New York Times

Making the Right Career Moves [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, January 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Laura Lane, President and CEO of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce and Livingston County Education Alliance, has been a prominent leader and businesswoman in New York State since she began serving in the Chamber of Commerce arena over a decade ago. A graduate from SUNY Fredonia, with degrees in International Relations and History, Lane is adept at leading organizations, communities, and initiatives. Lane will share how many of her personal and professional decisions relate to the well-known Green Day lyric, "It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life." Lane has navigated several successful career advancements, and will convey how to recognize when it's best to make a move, in your life and career.
Instructor: Laura Lane - President & CEO, Livingston County Chamber of Commerce

JANUARY Week 5 | Week 4

FISH! (Silver)
Monday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
FISH! Catch the energy and release the potential. This interactive and fun workshop will review the four simple principles of the national bestseller FISH: Choose to make today a great day; Play, be serious about your work but make it fun; Be there, take the time to be present in your interactions with others; Make another's day by offering a helping hand or a word of encouragement. The format of this workshop is a short movie presentation and then a group discussion afterwards.
Instructor: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life

Philanthropy (Diamond)
Monday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Maya Angelou suggested, "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." Our parents tried to teach us all to share when we were kids. Philanthropists are grown up sharers. They are most often thought of as individuals, but communities can also be philanthropic. In fact, Geneseo is a very philanthropic community. And wealth is not a prerequisite to be a great sharer. Philanthropists also give work...and wisdom. Learn about philanthropy from a member of the advancement team at the College.
Instructor: William Brower - Vice President, College Advancement

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Silver) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Stephen Covey developed a plan for building true success and personal leadership. This workshop will help participants to understand, through examples and a self-test, their strengths and weaknesses within each of the seven habits of highly effective people. This process should help clarify participants' vision and values and align their lives with these timeless Covey principles.
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education

Write for Success (Bronze) or (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop focuses on the importance of strong written communication skills outside the classroom. This workshop in effective professional writing addresses the formal expectations of business and professional communication both within and outside the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to critique and revise business memos and letters and think about the keys to writing for success: directness, succinctness, clarity, and correctness.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

Community Peace Circles [LRW] (Silver)
Tuesday, January 28, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Come learn about Community/Talking Circles (Circles are deeply rooted in the traditions of Native Americans and First Nation People of Canada). The use of a Circle allows participants to explore the root of the problem/concern, allow all participants to safely share their feelings and thoughts about the problem/concern and collectively resolve the problem/concern to the satisfaction of all participants.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Assertiveness Training (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Do you often say "yes" when you really want to say "no"? Is it difficult for you to speak up for yourself? If so, come to the Assertiveness Training workshop where you'll learn about the differences between assertiveness and aggression, have a chance to assess your own assertiveness level, and learn new skills. This interactive workshop features activities that help participants evaluate their own behavior.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Starpower [Social Justice Series] (Opal)
Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This provocative leadership game allows participants to play with power. It is a simulation of the distribution of power in society. Students with majors in education, political science, business, sociology, psychology and communication may find this game of particular interest, but all students are welcome to attend.
Instructor: Kevin Hahn - Assistant Director, Residence Life

Social Change Model of Leadership [LRW] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a difference in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Stress and Your Health [HBHM] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This seminar will explore the mind/body links as they apply to specific physical illnesses and anxiety states. Learn more about the relationship between anxiety/stress and physical symptoms of illness and clinical disease syndromes. Recognition of specific syndromes and intervention strategies will be discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Radi - Medical Director, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Student Organization Expo (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Each semester the Student Organization Expo, sponsored by the College Union & Activities Department, provides an opportunity for new and returning students to talk to leaders of student organizations and volunteer for membership. New students in the GOLD program may earn Silver Certificate credit by registering for this program, obtaining an instructional handout at the GOLD Student Organization Expo Fair Table and visiting at least ten organizations' tables. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to become involved in organizations where they can practice the leadership skills they are learning in GOLD workshops.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Basics of Money Management [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In today's economic environment, keeping your financial house in order can be a challenge. Through this workshop, participants learn the basics of money management and personal finance. Find out about the key do's and don'ts when it comes to achieving financial success. The session will address budgeting, debt management, saving and investing, and the power of compound interest.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Schinski - Professor, Jones School of Business

Presentation Skills (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 201
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Charles McLaughlin - Adjunct Lecturer, Communication

Running Effective Meetings (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

What Is Civic and Community Engagement? [LRW] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Engaging in one's community includes personal action to join a group that is interesting to you, work on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, help with community projects, participate in local political party activities, or simply serve on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process.
Instructor: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Planning and Leading Service Trips (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Thursday, January 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
If an individuals' passion is service work and they would like to further develop their service and leadership skills, this workshop is designed for them! Learn what is involved in planning a successful service event or in leading a group of peers on a service-related activity. This workshop will cover the "do's" and "don'ts" and help prepare participants to step into the role of a team leader or trip coordinator.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Developing a Personal Leadership Model (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program requires students to articulate written and verbal statements of their personal philosophy of leadership. This informal coaching session will provide students with an opportunity to work on their model with the assistance of the instructor. Reference materials and resources will be available. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold certificate this semester. Participants complete self-evaluation activities and individual goal setting exercises designed to help them formulate their personal philosophies of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Listening Skills (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
What makes someone a "good listener?" Think of their characteristics. What can prevent someone from listening carefully? This workshop will examine listening skills and offer ways to improve them.
Instructor: Vincent Gravanda - Counseling Intern, Health & Counseling

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Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Saturday, February 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Make an appointment with GOLD Leader Mentor Staff. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for successfully completing the GOLD Certificate Program. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, or call 245-5884, or e-mail gold@geneseo.edu. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

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Professionalism in the Workplace (Emerald)
Monday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop will cover how to succeed in the workforce through employers tips and advice. Learn more about the Do's and Dont's of office culture, interview etiquette, social media, work ethic and office relationships. Learning how to navigate office culture and business etiquette can make or break your career, so come explore these and other office taboo’s.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

The Indirect Leader (Silver)
Monday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Overtly directing people to attain a work or organizational objective (bossing) can backfire as a leadership tactic. Indirect leadership relies on shared vision and intrinsic motivation to achieving objectives. This workshop will compare direct and indirect leadership styles.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Kallio - Associate Professor, Psychology

Understanding Your Learning Style (Silver)
Monday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
A good leader knows his/her learning style. Each person has a distinct learning style in which s/he learns best. You may be surprised by your preferred learning style. Are you a visual learner - someone who learns through seeing? Are you an auditory learner - someone who learns through listening? Are you a tactile/kinesthetic learner - someone who learns through moving, doing, and touching? We will explore the various styles and you can determine your preferred learning style or the way you learn best. Through a series of quizzes and activities, workshop participants will learn if they tend to use more of the left part of their brain or the right part of their brain. Participants will discuss their tendencies in certain situations and will learn how to become more "middle brained." Participants will also learn if they tend to learn better visually, auditory, kinesthetically, or multi-modal (a combination of learning styles).
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education

Village Ordinances [LRW] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Join the office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Geneseo Police and University Police Departments and a local attorney to learn about the local ordinances/law that impact all Geneseo students (i.e.: tickets for fraudulent identification, open containers of alcohol, noise violations). Come learn about what it means for you on and off campus with you or a friend gets a ticket for a violation of a local ordinance or state law.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Identity Expression (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Everyone has multiple identities. This session will demonstrate how people express their different identities and provide a new understanding of the wide range of diversity that exists in our daily interactions with other people. This is a required workshop for the Opal Diversity and Cultural Competency Certificate. As the foundation of the Opal Certificate, Identity Expression introduces participants to an interactive analysis of diversity. They will learn what aspects go into creating an identity. Using their own lives as examples, participants will take a look at how they express that identity.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

Social Media and Your Job/Internship Search (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, February 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this workshop, you will learn how to create a powerful online presence that will facilitate the achievement of your personal and professional goals. We will discuss how social media can help you make that critical connection or find that dream job or internship. This workshop will cover using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in your job search, along with much more.
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Time Management (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, February 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Study Abroad/Volunteer Fair (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 11:00 – 3:00 pm | MacVittie Colllege Ballroom & Lobby
VOLUNTEER FAIR (Sapphire Certificate Requirement) Representatives from college and community organizations will be present to recruit volunteers and explain their programs and services. Students involved in the GOLD program and the Sapphire Certificate Program should attend and visit with as many organizations as possible in order to discover the range of possibilities for volunteer involvement. Sapphire students will need to complete additional paper work and submit a reflection. As opposed to a traditional workshop format, this is a fair, offered once each semester that features over thirty organizations and agencies from on campus and in the community that offer volunteer opportunities. Students wishing to obtain credit for the Volunteer Fair must visit a minimum of ten representatives and then reflect on the Volunteer Fair in a journal.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Community Resource Mapping (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of 1979, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

BaFa BaFa (Gold) or (Opal)
Wednesday, February 5, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
BaFa BaFa is a game designed to help people understand the challenges of social interaction across cultural groups. This highly interactive game has been used by thousands of groups all over the world to teach an appreciation of group differences and cross-cultural conflicts. This workshop builds on the lessons imparted by playing the game BaFa BaFa by Simulation Training Systems. Participants are split between two teams, an Alpha and a Beta culture. Each culture has its own distinctive traits. At its core, BaFa BaFa is a cultural studies game that allows participants to experience otherness, act out questions of diversity, and be conscious of their actions around other cultures. Participants, through facilitated exploration of their experiences, are encouraged to explore differing perspectives and points of view while reflecting on their own perspectives of different cultures. This workshop is particularly well suited for the introduction of diversity education and consciousness and serves as a valuable preparation for those wishing to travel abroad.
Instructors: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls; Stephanie Haynes - Director, Monroe & Saratoga Terrace Residence Halls

If Sustainability is the Solution, What Is The Problem? (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
All people on the planet participate in activities that impact the environment through use of power sources and water, heat, transportation, food consumption and waste production. The impacts of these activities differ depending on the technologies used and the number of people involved. This seminar will help participants better understand environmental issues related to overpopulation, consumption, pollution, climate change, etc. that result from human activities, and that have led to the rise of sustainability as a mindset/strategy to mitigate these problems. The workshop will follow the theme of "Think Globally, Act Locally" by examining the issues from a global perspective, considering the campus community's carbon footprint, and helping participants understand their individual contributions to the problems through the use of an ecological footprint calculator.
Instructor: Dr. Kristi Hannam - Professor, Biology

Listening Skills (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
What makes someone a "good listener?" Think of their characteristics. What can prevent someone from listening carefully? This workshop will examine listening skills and offer ways to improve them.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling

Time Management for Busy Geeks (Ruby) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Time management is an important skill for getting your work done, finding a satisfactory work/life balance, and keeping your sanity. CIT's Laurie Fox will present strategies of time management and how best to apply them to our ever-changing, technology-laden lives.
Instructor: Laurie Fox - Assistant Director & Manager for Support Services, Computing and Information Technology

An Introduction to Yourself [HBHM] (Bronze)
Thursday, February 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Since the 1960s, Western research has shown that the cultivation of mindful awareness actually changes the physical structure of the human brain, helping to alleviate fear and anxiety, resolve grief and depression, ease pain, and cope with eating disorders, to name a few. If you're tired of being stressed out, burned out, or just plain tired out, learn how you can jump out of old habits and learn to "SOaR".
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator

Relational Theory of Leadership (Gold)
Thursday, February 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Positive relationships are critical to effective and thriving organizations. The GOLD program defines leadership as a relational process of people together attempting to accomplish, change or make a difference to benefit the common good. In this session, participants will learn the major components of the Relational Leadership Model.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, February 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This required workshop for the Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program will provide participants with a review of the history of leadership theories and concepts. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold Certificate in the current semester. This required workshop is crucial to the overall Gold Certificate because it provides basic knowledge that will be useful when participants prepare their final papers. Participants learn about sixteen different historical perspectives on leadership during the workshop. Participants will also be encouraged to attend workshops that focus on individual theories of leadership in the future.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

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Challenging the Process [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership] (Silver)
Monday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Based on Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge, challenging the process is highlighted as one of the five practices of exemplary leaders. Leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve the organization. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. And because leaders know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.
Instructor: Sarah Frank - Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residence Life

Discover the Seven Secrets of Schmoozing Success (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Getting ready for that first job? Wondering how to make people delighted that you are working with them? Explore the skills for proper handshakes, making small talk, cubicle courtesy, remembering names, maintaining the "proper" distance, where to sit in a meeting, writing thank-you's, and more.
Instructor: Ginni Jurkowski - Lecturer, Department of Communication

Preparing Your Resume (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Got a resume? If not, this workshop will help you get started. A review of resume content and structure will be followed by a question and answer period to address any questions concerning how to write and produce a professional resume.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? [LRW] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 11, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
You've signed a lease and you are ready to move in. Come learn about tenant's rights and local campus and community resources that can assist you off-campus. We'll also discuss how to prepare a move-in checklist, roommate agreement, and how to have other important conversations with house mates that will help you have a great off-campus living experience.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Building Your Personal Brand [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, February 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Kathleen Cattrall is a dynamic trailblazer, communicator, leader, manager, and mentor credited with establishing new industry standards in many industries around the world. Her clients have included Apple, Xerox, Time Warner Cable and Army National Guard. She has a reputation as a published subject matter expert in the branded customer experience space. Kathleen is the interim Chief Experience Officer (iCXO) for VCA Antech in Los Angeles, CA where she is in charge of building the company's customer experience strategy for nearly 700 animal hospitals in North America. You and Kathleen will explore how companies like Apple, Starbucks and Abercrombie + Fitch brand their customer experiences and learn how you can build your personal brand to differentiate yourself in the job market.
Instructor: Kathleen Cattrall - Class of '77, Chief Experience Officer, VCA Antech

Critical Evaluation of Energy Use (Jade) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
How much and what kind of energy we choose to use will have a direct impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. There are many possible routes to "carbon footprint" reduction, however it is often difficult to choose the most effective option. We will examine methods for evaluating the impact of different technologies and/or lifestyle changes on your personal contribution to climate change.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Giorgis - Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Community Dinner & Dialogue on Sharing Our Stories (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 11, 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Interfaith Center, Franklin Street, Geneseo
The White House Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge known locally as the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP) is sponsoring a campus-wide discussion. Panelists from a variety of spiritual backgrounds (Jewish--Eli Bass, Mennonite--Ernie Stoltzfus, Native American--Darrell & Terry Terrance, Sikh--Gurnaina Chawla, Zen Buddhist--Cecily Fuhr, M Zaman Marwat--Islamic Center Imam), will present on a story that they find personally meaningful from their tradition. Participants will then meet in small groups to discuss the panelists remarks and share their "Own Stories." This event is FREE and open to the public. Students should register for the program in their GOLD accounts. Community residents may register either by calling the Interfaith Center at 243-1460 or online at http://go.geneseo.edu/interfaithdinner.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This session is an introduction to volunteerism, community engagement, and service learning. You will learn a conceptual framework for volunteer service and explore the myriad of opportunities to volunteer in the Geneseo and Greater Livingston and Monroe County area or the Livingston County CARES programs and projects in Harrison County, Mississippi. Learn how to get the most out of your volunteer experience by choosing a volunteer and service opportunity that will benefit you, as well as the recipients.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Leaders recognize they are part of a larger social community, and any problems of that community are therefore also problems for the individual leader. Students pursuing this leadership certificate may choose to either work on a community project with a local agency or engage in multiple activities related to a social justice issue. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of deciding which tract to follow and what types of projects or issues will be the best fit for their interests and timeframe. Instructors will help participants define the nature of the service and activities they will be doing and help them develop an engagement plan to complete the Diamond Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments (Gold) or (Opal) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In any career and at any level, you will find yourself working with a diverse atmosphere. With a wide range of diversity, how do you identify differences? How do you ensure everyone feels they are a key member? How do you create a welcoming environment? These are tricky, but critical skills a leader must possess to create a positive and productive team.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

Critical Inquiry in Research (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Great leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research
Instructor: Michelle Costello - Visiting Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Finding an Internship (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Nothing But Nets (Diamond)
Wednesday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Christopher Helfrich is the Director of the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets, a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. Nothing But Nets provides individuals--from students to CEO's--the opportunity to join the fight against malaria by sending a net to save a life. Since the UN Foundation launched the campaign in 2006, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $35 million to distribute more than 4 million nets to families throughout Africa.Before joining Nothing But Nets, Chris served as the Director of Development and Marketing at Public Citizen, a national, public interest advocacy organization. There, he managed all fundraising, including major giving and events, and helped lead the organization's online fundraising and advocacy program. Prior to Public Citizen, Chris was Director of Development at public radio stations in San Antonio, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and a fundraiser at Davidson College during their $270 million capital campaign, Let Learning Be Cherished.
Instructor: Christopher Helfrich - Director, United Nations Nothing But Nets Foundation

Creating e-Portfolios for the Job Market (Ruby) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
An e-portfolio is a means of showcasing your accomplishments in digital format. It demonstrates your skills and competencies and is a reflection of who you are. Come and learn how to create your own free e-portfolio and add various forms of digital content, such as documents, videos, presentations and photos.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Writing Your Grad School and Scholarship Application Essays (Emerald)
Thursday, February 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Thinking about applying to graduate school or a scholarship? Time to get rid of all the cliches you thought belonged in an application essay. Graduate schools want you to present yourself as an up-and-coming scholar and researcher, and you need to write an essay that conveys clear goals and concrete experiences to win one of the available open slots in a graduate class. This workshop is for students who are just beginning to think about their essays as well as for those who have started a draft. While we can't give you the particular disciplinary conventions of the program you're applying for--your professors and advisor can help you with that--we will review the basics of clear expression and principles of organization as well as tone and style.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

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Financing Graduate School & Managing Personal Loans [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Monday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you concerned about financing graduate school or what you need to do to manage paying off existing college loans? This session will help you prepare for managing your loans and other financial commitments after graduation.
Instructor: Archie Cureton - Director, Financial Aid

From Preservation to Conservation to Sustainability and Intergenerational Equity (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This seminar will help participants better understand the terms and concepts surrounding environmental issues in general and sustainability specifically. In order to be a successful leader in sustainability, it is critical to have working definitions of the important terms that are used by academics, politicians, and the media. Discussed are the differences between preservation, conservation, and sustainability. Particular attention will be given to different definitions and concepts of sustainability with a discussion of both intergenerational equity and intergenerational equity.
Instructor: Dr. Chris Annala - Professor, School of Business

The Job Search and Internship Search (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop is designed for juniors and seniors beginning their professional job search. A typical job search for a college senior takes 3-6 months to land that first professional position in a field related to their major. Attend this workshop to learn about job search tools, plans and strategies to get you started. We will discuss the importance of having a clear assessment of your interests, skills, values and goals and the typical steps you will take in developing your job search plan. You will also learn about the resources available in the Career Development office and beyond.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

How's Your Sleep? [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The lack of sleep, or insomnia, is a common complaint among students. Healthy sleep improves the memory, lifts the mood and boosts energy levels for both men and women. The research and best-selling books of Dr. James B. Maas, PhD of Cornell University provide the facts for a short game of Jeopardy that teaches you about healthy sleep and how to get more of it.
Instructor: Sandy Glantz - Nurse Practitioner, Health and Counseling

Office Etiquette (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Working in an office requires employees to meet performance and behavior standards. Learn the survival skills needed to become a high performing, valued and trusted employee.
Instructor: Julie Briggs - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Situational Leadership (Gold)
Tuesday, February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
As a leader, participants need to make adjustments in their leadership style based on the needs of the group or organization. This adjustment can be made in response to the group's demonstrated capacity level and its confidence and willingness with regard to performing tasks at the time they must be performed. This session will show ways to work with groups in different situations/levels.
Instructor: Ryan Moton - Area Coordinator, Steuben & Jones Residence Halls

Etiquette Dinner (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The annual Etiquette Dinner will help you navigate and learn critical etiquette skills and knowledge. No matter your field of study, this dinner will educate you on how to conduct yourself socially, an important factor to being a successful leader. Networking etiquette is often a confusing maze for many during the job search or the first few years. Join us for an evening that will include a first class dinner and dessert while our speakers guide you through the experience with valuable tips and tricks. Registration deadline is February 11, 2014. This program is cosponsored with the Office of Career Development. The program requires payment of $5.00 by check, payable to GOLD and submitted to the Center for Community in MacVittie College Union Room 353 by February 11, 2014.
Instructors: Mark Cronin - Class of '88, Chief Executive Officer, University Cardiovascular Associates; Jonna Anne - Director of Culinary Operations, Campus Auxiliary Services

Cultivating Happiness [HBHM] (Bronze)
Wednesday, February 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will review some basic happiness theory and research with the primary focus on developing various techniques that can be used to nurture a fun positive outlook on life.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Using imovie to Create Winning Video (Ruby)
Wednesday, February 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Brodie 239
Learn how to use iMovie to spice up your video for YouTube, PowerPoint, DVD, and more! This class will teach you the basics of video ingestion, how to trim your footage, add transitions, and effects as well as how to share your video with the world.
Instructor: Joe Dolce - Computing Information and Technology

Live Green Expo (Jade)
Wednesday, February 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The sixth annual Live Green Expo will include informational tables staffed by several local college and community organizations involved in green initiatives. Students in the GOLD Program and the Leadership in Community Engagement and Social Justice Certificate will earn credit in the program by participating and engaging in conversations with the green organizations. Check livegreen.geneseo.edu or gold.geneseo.edu for details on the exhibits and other Live Green events. This event is a collaborative effort with Residence Life.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Enabling Others to Act [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Decision making styles are often a part of team dynamics and working with others. Based on Kouzes and Posner's, The Leadership Challenge, this workshop will focus on enabling others to act through building competence, offering choices, inspiring others, and creating a climate of learning and communication. Participants will think about how their actions and the ways in which they make organization decisions can influence the ability of other members to act.
Instructor: Kimberly Harvey - Director, New Student Programs

Interviewing Skills for Jobs and Internships (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Welles 24
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills as well as how to handle Behavioral Based Interviewing or BBI. BBI is used by most employers and is significantly more challenging than answering traditional interview questions. Other formats covered are open-ended and opinion questions. Be prepared to learn and practice these types of very important questions that will help you get the job offer.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Running Effective Meetings (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, February 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
If you could buy specific attributes for your future baby, what would they be? How much value do you place on height, athletic ability, and prevention for autism? This game was created just as "The Human Genome Project" was making headline news. Participants are led through a simulated "Baby Mall" where they are confronted with various issues and controversies, including the future of medical insurance, ethics, classism, and prejudice towards non-traditional parents. The game is a fun, interactive program that challenges participants to think critically about the many differences that make us who we are.
Instructor: Dr. Terry Bazzett - Professor, Psychology

Sustainable Leadership: Leadership that lasts... (Jade)
Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
What if you could construct a program, initiative, relationship, facility, procedure or even a culture that lived beyond your presence or involvement? Get inspired to have a lasting impact in your organization and in your campus community by grounding yourself with tools to be more deliberate, responsible, and productive. Leadership is not about you but it starts with you! We'll use the triple bottom line of sustainability--People, Planet, Profit as a framework for take-back tools to increase your impact and reduce your footprint. "Green" your leadership - increase your impact and reduction your footprint - with a toolkit to maximize your capacity for collaboration and inclusion, extend the reach of your programs and sustain yourself in the process. Keep Calm and Lead Green!
Instructor: Kristin Skarie - President, Teamworks

How to SWOT Your Way to Success (Bronze)
Thursday, February 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Learn how to develop a strategic planning method, called a SWOT analysis that one can apply to anything he/she wants to succeed in. It's a planning vehicle that actually shows what needs to be worked on in order to succeed at anything ranging from that tough exam you have next week to beating the next level of a video game.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Programs

Social Networking for Professionals (Ruby) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Become familiar with some of the social media technologies the savvy professional will need, including social networks, social bookmarking, and other relevant web 2.0 applications. The focus of this workshop is to encourage students to establish good habits that lead to a professional online representation of themselves. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of presenting themselves in a positive manner in order to reap the benefits later in life.
Instructors: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty; Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Building Personal Wealth [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, February 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Learn from an independent financial planner the tools and techniques to start you on the road to a more secure financial future. Learn how planners interact with clients to achieve goals through saving, asset allocation strategies, and managing income streams. Common terminology and the types of decisions you may need to make for your own future 401k's, 403b's, and Roth IRA's will be discussed.
Instructor: Kevin Gavagan - CFA, Class of '75, Principal, QCI Asset Management

FEBRUARY Week 5 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Grim Lessons on Leadership (Bronze)
Monday, February 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Long before you'd ever heard the word "leader," you were learning about leadership from the stories in children's books or that had been passed down in fairytale form. This workshop uses the Grimm Fairytales to facilitate a dialogue among students on what it means to be a good leader and the potential pitfalls that a person may encounter on their leadership path.
Instructor: Carey Backman - Director of Student Activities & Leadership, Nazareth College

Developing Your Supervision Skills (Emerald)
Monday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Leading includes responsibilities for supervising others. Whether supervising employees, peers, or volunteers, there are various skills and techniques that a leader can use to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor. Learn tips and tools that you can use immediately in any leadership and employee role you may aspire to on the campus or in the future.
Instructor: Mark Scott - Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary Services

It's a Two-Way Street: Leader Member Exchange Theory (Gold)
Monday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Most of the leadership theories you've learned about probably center on leadership from the point of view of the leader but Leader-Member Exchange Theory is different. This theory focuses on the relationship between the leader and the follower - a two-way relationship that gives the follower an important role in shaping the leadership process. During this workshop, we'll discuss the Leader-Member Exchange Theory, the role that communication plays in developing relationships, and how you can utilize the Leader-Member Exchange Theory to become a better leader.
Instructor: Carey Backman - Director of Student Activities & Leadership, Nazareth College

Navigating the Credit Road [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Monday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Understanding the ins and outs of credit can be like trying to fight your way through a treacherous maze. One wrong move or turn can lead to disastrous consequences with long-lasting effects. Navigating the Credit Road leads students through the process of establishing and maintaining good credit without becoming burdened by debt. Learn how to order your credit report for free from the annual credit reporting service, read and understand the information in your credit file, how credit scores work, what things affect your credit score, how to establish and maintain good credit without going into debt, and how to live a lifestyle that uses good debt instead of bad debt.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Education Bureau of Rochester

New York Times Leadership Project Webcast with Seawell Chan on Cultural Awareness and Sensibility (Silver)
Tuesday, February 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Every day, leaders and followers engage in a variety of activities in many different settings - business, nonprofit organizations, political institutions. They face local, as well as global, leadership challenges. Their responses to these challenges will give you valuable insights that will become powerful classroom discussion topics. This webcast will focus on Cultural Awareness and Sensibility with commentary from guest speaker, Sewell Chan, Deputy Op-Ed Editor of The New York Times. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the New York Times. Please register in advance for this event. An additional session in this series will be offered on Thursday, March 25 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the GOLD Leadership Center.
Instructor: Sewell Chan - Deputy Op-Ed Editor, New York Times

Grant Writing: A Brief Look at Locating Sources and Learning to Write Proposals (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Agencies and foundations give away billions of dollars each year from donations or legacies that are held as endowments. The money is allocated to support a huge variety of causes and activities, but you have to know where to look and how to ask for it. Whether you are thinking about writing a proposal now, are planning to go to grad school, work for an NGO or a public institution, knowing the basics of grant writing will help you along the way. This workshop provides information about the types of grants available and how to pursue them. [NOTE: ATTENDEES WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS WITH THEM TO THIS WORKSHOP]
Instructor: Patty Hamilton-Rodgers - Associate, Sponsored Research

Mendeley: PDF Management & Automatic Bibliographies (Ruby)
Tuesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Learn how to use the free program Mendeley to assist with your research. Mendeley can organize article PDFs on your computer and automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations. Web syncing allows you to access you articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account prior to this workshop and bring their laptop computers. See www.mendeley.com
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger - Instructional Support Associate, Milne Library

Who Knows You: Speed Networking on the Clock (Bronze) or (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
So you think you can network? Come learn basic networking techniques and put them to practice during this workshop. Participants will beat the clock by engaging in speed networking to put those skills to practice. This high energy and interactive workshop is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn how to network and make a good impression. Participants learn the proper ways to greet others, the keys of small-talk, and how to be confident in this often frightening situation. The program includes an interactive discussion of the do's and do not's of social networking where students learn valuable skills and techniques.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls

Writing Cover Letters that Get You the Interview (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Self-Hypnosis [HBHM] (Bronze)
Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This is an experiential session designed to introduce students to the relaxation technique of self-hypnosis. Along with some of the techniques used to facilitate deep relaxation and resources to help them develop their own self-hypnosis regiment, myths regarding hypnosis will be dispelled.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Infographics (Ruby)
Wednesday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Infographics are a great way to quickly and easily present complex information. In this session, you'll get a brief introduction to infographics, learn a few design best practices, and discover some of the free software available for creating your own infographics
Instructor: Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Leadership Styles (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Each individual has a leadership style that he/she prefers to use and to follow. It is valuable to recognize that different situations call for different leadership styles. In this interactive workshop you will learn about different leadership styles and you will review some of the effective uses of these leadership styles.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Presentation Skills (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Welles 24
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Reframing Leadership (Gold)
Wednesday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
A leader's effectiveness is enhanced by his or her ability to try on different "lenses" when looking at problems facing his/her organization. This process, according to Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal, is called "reframing." Reframing requires vision, flexibility, and a commitment to the organization's core values. This workshop will review the four lenses for organizational management described by Bolman and Deal, and will offer participants the opportunity to learn which lens is best to use in a given situation.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio - Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers (Sapphire) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
As a volunteer, people have rights and responsibilities. This session will provide participants with both a set of expectations for them as a volunteer and expectations from the people that direct their volunteer work. Participants will learn the basic do's and don'ts of volunteer work.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

What's Culture Got to Do With It? (Opal)
Wednesday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
We live in an ever-evolving, ever-shrinking world. We are interacting with folks from other cultures and other countries each and every day. Understanding cultural values, orientation toward relationships, importance of rules, and focus of time are all important in interacting with individuals from other cultures. In this workshop, we will explore the 7 dimensions of culture and how they impact our daily interactions.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

Hone Your Brain, Follow Your Heart and Do Something That Matters! [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) or (Diamond) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, February 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
An outstanding Geneseo education, three years as an RA, a year as a Psych Statistics teaching assistant, and an internship in the student affairs division all combined to position Lynn Manning, class of '79, for a full scholarship Masters/Certificate of Advanced Study program in Student Personnel & Counseling. This was the start of a career that began in the university setting, and quickly led to successive roles in human resources and people leadership with the GE Company, a high tech telecommunications start-up firm, the Research Foundation of SUNY, and now to the senior people position with MVP Health Care. Creating the right balance of home, outside interests and work is an important challenge that Lynn addresses every day in her own life as she advises others at work and in her mentoring activities with young girls through the I am I can organization. Through it all, Lynn's friends and mentors from Geneseo have remained an important part of her personal and professional life.
Instructor: Lynn Manning - Class of '79, Vice President, MVP Health Care, Inc.

MS Access: Forms (Ruby)
Thursday, February 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
MS Access is a database application that allows you to enter, store, retrieve, and print data related to a particular topic or purpose. This workshop will focus on the design and creation of forms used for entering and viewing information stored in a table or query.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

MARCH Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 5 | Week 6

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Saturday, March 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Make an appointment with GOLD Leader Mentor Staff. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for successfully completing the GOLD Certificate Program. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, or call 245-5884, or e-mail gold@geneseo.edu. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

MARCH Week 2 | Week 1 | Week 3 | Week 5 | Week 6

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership and Business (Gold) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
When do the ends justify the means? Just how ethical do you need to be? Who is the leader responsible to for his/her actions? Are results all that matter? What actions are appropriate and which go beyond the ethical parameters? These are the questions begging for attention by the American business and professional world. The instructor has extensive experience with one of the major auditing firms and will help you think through how you will answer the questions in your current and future leadership roles.
Instructor: John Thorne - PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner (Retired)

Teaching/Coaching Leadership (Silver)
Monday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This session will discuss changing one's leadership style from delegating and decision making to coaching and enabling your "team." Emphasis will be on interpersonal skills such as communication, listening, and involving every member as part of the process.
Instructor: Jim Lyons - Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation

The Historical Origins of the Current Environmental Crisis (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop traces the historical roots of the current environmental crisis to the ideology of Manifest Destiny. Participants will come to understand that the latter is an amalgam of: (1) an anti-environmental interpretation of Christianity (White 1967), (2) the idea of progress which, beginning with Aristotle, defines "the Good" as independence from external forces (Lovejoy 1936; Nisbet 1969), and (3) Francis Bacon's conceptualization of science as the masculine domination of female nature (Keller 1985). We will discuss how these closely interrelated ideas were used to legitimatize environmentally destructive technologies and organizational practices over the last three hundred years. The workshop consists of a PowerPoint lecture with breaks for student discussion.
Instructor: Dr. Paul McLaughlin - Professor, Sociology

Oxfam Hunger Banquet: Where Will You Sit? (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, March 3, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Did you know that globally 1 in 7 people experience hunger? This experience of hunger exists despite that a sufficient amount of food is produced globally to feed every child and adult. These inequalities extend beyond food, but in overall unequal access to resources resulting in illiteracy, poverty, war and the inability of families to grow or buy food. At the Oxfam Hunger Banquet, participants are seated based on the luck of the draw--just as in real life when some are born into prosperity and others into poverty. Guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high, middle, or low income tier based on the latest statistics on global poverty, and receive a corresponding meal-filling and nutritious or sparse and simple. A discussion and group response portion follows the conclusion of the meal. This event will change the way you think about hunger. At the event we will also be collecting NONPERISHABLE food items for donation to a local food pantry.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Building Your Stress Toolbox [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this interactive session, you will identify a variety of strategies, or "tools," for managing stress. These will include cognitive strategies, breathing techniques, relaxation skills, and more.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling

Developing Inter-Group Relations (Opal) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Having the ability to interact with people of different backgrounds is a process. It depends on our awareness and comfort level with diverse groups. This workshop will examine our relationships with individuals different from ourselves. The workshop is designed to help individuals explore their own perceptions, experiences, and comfort level with diverse groups through an eye-opening activity. Ultimately, individuals will gain some insight into their own ways of thinking and can begin to apply what they've uncovered to future interactions with other groups and individuals.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

Financing Your Life [WLC] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In this day and age knowing your FICO is imperative to living a comfortable life. Don't understand what FICO is? Come and learn from a professional that is well-versed in the financial world. It is so important that your money is well managed and monitored and that you take charge of your life and your bank account.
Instructor: Phil Ricci - Batavia Branch Manager, Key Bank

Finding an Internship [WLC] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Brandi Martin - Peer Career Advisor, Department of Career Development

Healthy Relationships [HBHM] [WLC] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
How do you keep the lines of communication open so that you can maintain strong, honest, and respectful relationships? What are signs of an unhealthy relationship? Learn about ways to foster happiness in your relationships and how to intervene if needed.
Instructor: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life

Power Couples [WLC] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Want to marry someone as driven as you? In this session, we will take a look at the daily lives of two very busy married people. The panelists will discuss how they balance personal life and work. While success is great, wouldn't you want to share it with another person?
Instructors: Tracy Gagnier - Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, College Advancement; George Gagnier - Assistant Director of Athletics, Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation

Breaking the Glass Ceiling [WLC] (Opal) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 5, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
What are some of the gender disparities in the workplace? How do women navigate a career in a male-dominated work environment? This workshop will examine the challenges and successes that women experience in predominantly male-oriented careers.
Instructors: Adrienne Collier - Assistant to the President for Diversity & Equity/Director of Affirmative Action; Marilyn Moore - Emeriti Director, Intercollegiate Athletics; Theresa Little - Assistant to the Dean, Jones School of Business

Dive In To Leadership: Panel Discussion on Women's Leadership [WLC] (Silver)
Wednesday, March 5, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Does our culture lack an image of female success? What sacrifices do women make in their careers and positions of power? What are some ways women can take greater risks in leadership and career? This panel of students and faculty will explore the concept of women's leadership based on themes covered in Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
Instructors: Kimberly Harvey - Director, New Student Programs; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Women's Issues in Social Justice [WLC] [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 5, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Reproductive rights, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and gender inequality are all issues that directly affect women. In this workshop, we will explore various social justice issues and discuss the steps you can take to be informed and empowered to create change in the world.
Instructor: Rejoyce Owusu - Talent Management Recruiter, Class of '11, ESL Federal Credit Union

Women's Leadership Conference: Networking Mixer & Dinner [WLC] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Cosponsored by Geneseo Alumni Association, Women's Leadership Institute, Klainer Center for Women & Business, Multicultural Programs and Services & GOLD. The conference is scheduled on March 5, 2014 and will begin with workshops centered on Women in Leadership at 2:30 pm and end with the networking dinner from 5:30-7:30 pm.. The networking dinner will provide an opportunity to meet with alumnae from business, non-profit agencies and government to learn about their personal leadership journeys. The keynote speaker at dinner will be Andrea Holland, Executive Communications Consultant.
Instructor: Andrea Holland - Class of '01, Executive Communications Consultant

Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, March 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $25 fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been assigned. A printed inventory report will be provided to each individual at the workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) (Silver) *Required Workshop
Friday, March 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $25 fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been assigned. A printed inventory report will be provided to each individual at the workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

MARCH Week 3 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 5 | Week 6

Encouraging the Heart [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership] (Silver)
Monday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The development of human relationships and the promotion of values are core to the execution of exceptional leadership. Based on Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge, "Encouraging the Heart" is one of the five practices of exemplary leaders. "Encouraging the Heart" through simple, intention acts of kindness and empowering others to be their best can achieve exceptional leadership.
Instructor: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life

Sustainability: Debating the Issues (Jade)
Monday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This seminar will help participants better understand the issues surrounding sustainability and sustainability practices. The focus of the seminar will be on the balance between environmental concerns and business. There is a clear need to balance the future welfare of the environment with the needs of the present. Businesses often believe that the use of excessive regulations restrain a firm's ability to provide the economic growth needed to raise the standard of living for people in the present. Proponents of sustainability argue that improvements in environmental quality will not only increase standards of living for the current generation, but also for future generations.
Instructor: Dr. Chris Annala - Professor, School of Business

Multiple Intelligences (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Are you looking for ways to liven up your presentations and engage your audience? In this workshop students will learn to create more interactive presentations using active learning techniques such as learning groups and games and by exploring learning styles such as multiple intelligences.
Instructors: Kim Hoffman - Library Faculty, Milne Library; Michelle Costello - Visiting Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Using Your Personality Type: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, March 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a premier tool to help you understand yourself and how your personality relates to your work and communication styles, and eventually your leadership style. The majority of the workshop will be spent verifying your four-letter Type with exercises, followed by a discussion on how we function at work and communication with others. Key information for developing leaders! Completion of the MBTI Form M questionnaire is required prior to the workshop. You will receive instructions on how to access Form M one week prior to the workshop. Class size limited to 20.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

The Decision to Be a Leader (Gold)
Wednesday, March 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Everything is a thought before it is reality. The same is true of leadership. Self-awareness seems to be a prerequisite as well as a product of leadership. The defining moments of realizing one's leaderness help to pinpoint the catalyst. How did you know you were a leader? Did you realize your own potential? Was it because you just accomplished a task made a decision planned an event? This workshop will discuss what other leaders have said about understanding their leaderness. Meeting and accepting your inner LEADER contributes to the kinetic acceptance and expansion of future performance. When did you know?
Instructor: Dr. Richard Whitney - Assistant Professor, College Student Development Counseling, DePaul University

Create Professional Resumes Using MS Word (Ruby)
Thursday, March 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
How do I line up text? How can I keep my paragraphs looking the same throughout my document? Is there a way to line up my decimals? Successful document layout requires a proper understanding of how and when to use the assortment of MS Word's paragraph formatting tools. Come and learn how to effectively use tabs, indents, tables, and styles.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

MARCH Week 5 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 6

Bad vs. Good Leadership (Gold)
Monday, March 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Much of the discussion in the literature on leadership centers on the concept of how to be a good and effective leader. Barbara Kellerman, Research Director of the Center for Public Leadership in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, concluded in her recent book, Bad Leadership, that one has to study the entire continuum of leadership from bad to good in order to understand the practice of leadership. Kellerman's book will be the starting place for a lively discussion on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Fostering Creativity (Silver)
Monday, March 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Vibrant and successful organizations and leaders encourage and foster creativity. Participants will find out what creativity is and how they can use it to bring out the best in the members of their groups. In this workshop, participants learn how to enrich their creative minds and use creativity every day. Participants will also focus on how to work with others to develop creative and effective solutions to problems.
Instructor: Joe VanRemmen - Police Manager, University Police

New York Times Leadership Project Webcast on Political Leadership with Jeremy Peters (Silver)
Tuesday, March 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Every day, leaders and followers engage in a variety of activities in many different settings - business, nonprofit organizations, political institutions. They face local, as well as global, leadership challenges. Their responses to these challenges will give you valuable insights that will become powerful classroom discussion topics. The guest speaker for this webcast is Jeremy Peters, New York Times Congressional Reporter. Jeremy W. Peters is a reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. He covers Congress, writing about the full range of issues that the House and Senate confront, and the personalities that run the Capitol. He has reported on a variety of topics for the paper, including the 2012 presidential election. His focus was on the ways campaigns and outside groups used advertising and other media to sell their candidates and ideologies. Pizza will be provided courtesy of the New York Times. Please register in advance for this event.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Organize Your Web Research with Diigo (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
No longer do you need to print web pages to highlight and take personalized notes! Diigo is a powerful research and collaboration tool that can help you save, organize, and share what you discover on the web. Students will learn how to save, annotate, tag and share their favorite sites while creating their own personal archive.
Instructor: Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Group Dynamics (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will help you understand how groups interact and work with each other. The session will focus on the group process, roles that people play, strategies for interacting effectively in any group situation and resolving problems to become a high achieving organization. This lecture-style workshop also includes interactive components where participation and discussion are encouraged.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life

Maximizing Your Internship Experience (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Geared towards students registered for internships in either spring or summer semesters, this workshop covers: the work environment, assessing your strengths and weaknesses, documenting your learning, setting meaningful learning objectives and registering for appropriate internship credits. The opportunity to share information about your internship with other interns will also be provided.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Graduate School Application Process (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Each year over 40% of Geneseo's new graduates enroll in graduate school full-time for the following fall. (The national rate is about 25%). This general session will provide strategies on how to identify schools and programs as well as an overview of the numerous components of the application process.
Instructors: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development; Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

How to Grow an Organic Garden (Jade)
Wednesday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In order to emphasize the need to support local food production, proponents of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement have long used the example; a tomato usually travels about 1,500 miles from where it is grown to your salad bowl. Yet few contemplate how many miles herbs have traveled. The vast majority of herbs that American companies are using and selling do not come from within the U.S. Most are imported (some estimates range over 95%) from Eastern Europe, India, China, Mexico and many third-world countries. Many herbs are grown using pesticides and are fumigated when they are brought into the US. Given these facts, it is critical to ask questions about where our herbs come from and whether or not our choices are sustainable. (courtesy of Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs)
Instructor: Darlene Necaster - Environmental Health & Safety Officer, SUNY Geneseo

Leveraging Introversion to Your Benefit (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this workshop, we will explore ways in which being an introvert impacts you in school and the workplace. During this session, we will discuss and demystify introversion by understanding it more deeply. We will share tips and strategies that will make your job search and networking experiences more fruitful and less stressful. Learn how to transform your job search/networking experiences from agonizing to effective, to enjoyable.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Navigating Through Guyland (Opal)
Wednesday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Growing up can be difficult and complex. For young men today, there is a belief that that they are putting off adulthood and remain in a prolonged adolescence that is more than just hanging out, partying, and watching sports. Based on Michael Kimmel's book, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, learn what exactly "Guyland" is and how it is affecting the way boys navigate their way towards manhood.
Instructor: Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

From VISTA to Visionary: A Leader Creating Social Impact [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) or (Diamond) and (Business PD Event)
Friday, March 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Jennifer Dunlap was a political science major at Geneseo who became a VISTA volunteer and that experience propelled her into a career focused on making a difference. Whether it was the United Way in Rochester, the Easter Seal Society in Albany, the feeding camps in Ethiopia for CARE, or leading the global fundraising, marketing and communications operations for the American Red Cross, Jennifer has been a pioneer in bringing innovative solutions to the non-profit sector. Leading a non-profit organization takes business savvy, creativity, innovation and a dedication to the people you serve. Jennifer now runs her own company focused on working with large and small charitable organizations helping to improve resource generation, leadership, governance and impact analysis.
Instructor: Jennifer Dunlap - Class of '81, President & CEO, Development Resources Inc., Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors

MARCH Week 6 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 5

Group Think: Recognizing & Reacting Before It's Too Late (Silver)
Monday, March 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Why do groups of intelligent, talented, and experienced people make very bad decisions that often have disastrous consequences? Why do we allow ourselves to make decisions that we know are wrong and may have severe repercussions? In this workshop we will identify, and learn to recognize, the decision-making elements first expounded on by Dr. Irving L. Janis of Yale University in his seminal work known as Groupthink and The Groupthink Syndrome. We will review the Abilene Paradox, discuss ways of preventing Groupthink and use role-play to recognize those times when we have all been engaged in Groupthink, for better or worse, and how we reacted in hindsight.
Instructor: James Swarts - Adjunct Lecturer, History Department

Investing in the Stock Market [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, March 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Student managers of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) at Geneseo will share their recent experience buying and selling stocks. Learn from their School of Business training and their hands on experience with financial analysis, searching for opportunities, and managing a portfolio. This session will provide tips and tools you will need to get started with investing in the stock market.
Instructors: Nick Russo - President, Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF); Taylor Weeks - Portfolio Manger, Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

APRIL Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Online Use Financial Aid Software for Personal Finance (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 1, 12:00 – 11:59 pm | Online
This is an interactive workshop where participants log into the financial avenue website at www.financialavenue.org. Students will learn useful money management skills, and have access to several different financial topics, ranging from budgeting to student loan repayment, to credit cards, and even understanding you first paycheck. Participation in this "workshop" is unlike any other. There is no physical workshop you have to attend, but rather, take two short "courses" on the website, along with a "mini-module". The journal will be a reflection on what you learned in each of these. Detailed instructions on how to take the courses will be emailed to you upon registration.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Creating a Climate of Care [LRW] (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Does your organization or life feel sticky? Trust is the glue that bonds great people, processes, and environments in order to ensure long-term success. Based on the book, The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey, this workshop will explore the first three waves of trust--self-trust, relationship trust, and organizational trust. Trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year, so come join this lively discussion as we look into how we can make trust the core of our personal and professional lives.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 319
This session will use a model created as a process for collaboratively understanding and addressing conflicts and issues related to difference, discrimination, and inter-group tensions in a school context. Learn to apply this model in solving cross-cultural problems. This is a required workshop that informs participants about the cross-cultural problem-solving model, which includes six different steps. Within the interactive workshop, participants engage by working in groups, addressing a real life problem in order to further their understanding of the model.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Coordinator, Multicultural Programs & Services

Data Management for Undergraduates (Ruby)
Tuesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
This session provides a brief introduction to best practices for data management for undergraduate students in any discipline. Students will learn about basic data management concepts by working with data and files they already have. Discover useful tips for naming, organizing and preserving your files, photos and other digital content.
Instructors: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library; Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Got Talent? Find Your Strengths (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you interested in learning about your strengths and how they can help you in your career or life? Gallup's StrengthsQuest is an opportunity for you to do just that. Come understand your talents and how to maximize your strengths rather than focusing on your weaknesses. This workshop will also help you navigate your strengths in your daily life to make you a success. Prior to this workshop, you will be assigned as access code for completion of this instrument. Class size is limited to 20.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Make an appointment with GOLD Leader Mentor Staff. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for successfully completing the GOLD Certificate Program. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, or call 245-5884, or e-mail gold@geneseo.edu. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library

Healthy Relationships [HBHM] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
How do you keep the lines of communication open so that you can maintain strong, honest, and respectful relationships? What are signs of an unhealthy relationship? Learn about ways to foster happiness in your relationships and how to intervene if needed.
Instructor: Melinda DuBois - Administrative Director, Health & Counseling

MS Access: Reports (Ruby)
Wednesday, April 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
MS Access is a database application that allows you to enter, store, retrieve, and print data related to a particular topic or purpose. This workshop will focus on the design and creation of reports that enable you to analyze and print data in a specific format.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Presentation Skills II (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, April 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Rooms 322/323
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Teambuilding (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Volunteer Involvement Reflection (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
All students pursuing the Sapphire Volunteerism & Leadership Certificate are required to complete a minimum of ten hours in a volunteer activity. The activity should be an approved volunteer opportunity of the College's Volunteer Center. This session will provide an opportunity for students to share their volunteer experiences. This workshop gives participants who have completed volunteering activities an opportunity to share experiences with fellow volunteers and those interested in getting involved in volunteering. During this moderated discussion, participants will give brief public presentations on the volunteer work that was done and share impressions on the experience with everyone. Questions are encouraged as participants come together to collaborate and share knowledge. Additionally, participants will be asked to brainstorm and share journal reflection questions and ideas as a means to prompt further discussion and exploration
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Exploring Your Future Through the Strong Interest Inventory (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, April 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
When I grow up, I want to be a __________. Not sure how to fill in the blank? Unsure of what to do after graduation? This workshop will connect your results from the career assessment - The Strong Interest Inventory (which participants take prior to this workshop) to potential career paths. Our staff will walk you through your results and help you feel a lot less stressed about filling in the blank. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

APRIL Week 2 | Week 1 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Take Care of Your Sexual Health [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, April 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
A question and answer forum addressing issues of contraception, sexually transmitted infections, healthy intimate relationships and general men and women's health.
Instructors: Peggy Wirth - Nurse Practitioner, Lauderdale Center for Health & Counseling; Julie Kueppers - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling

Who Moved My Cheese? (Silver)
Monday, April 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
We all get comfortable with routine and many of us like to repeat things and do things the way we did them last year. However, change happens, and we have to be flexible and ready to adapt to new situations. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, author and consultant to major corporations. Learn what corporate executives are taught about dealing with change in work and in life.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

G.O.D. - Getting in touch with Other Deities (Opal)
Monday, April 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Interfaith Center on Franklin Street
Have you ever wondered how a specific religion worships but were afraid to ask? Do you confuse different faiths but not intentionally? A diverse group of people from different faiths will talk about how prayer and or worship is practiced in their religion. This workshop consists of presentation, discussion and a question and answer session. A free dinner will be served consisting of various South East Asian dishes.Come out and learn something new, even if you have no religious affiliation. Cosponsored by GOLD and GISP Register by Wednesday April 2nd, 10 PM. Doors will open at 5:30.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activities - Structured Reflection (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 8, 2:25 – 5:05 pm | MacVittie, Room 114
Leaders must be able to think clearly about complex issues and act in an appropriate and responsible way. In order to make connections between your community engagement activities and the larger social community, you will be required to reflect on your experience in a structured manner and to make a brief presentation in the GREAT Day Program. After the reflection and presentation, you will produce a written reflection and structured report on your service or social justice activities.
Instructors: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Beyond the 3 R's: Education for Living in Ethical & Sustainable Ways [Social Justice Series] (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Monday, November 4, 2013, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm At the center of most sustainability education is a focus on the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Unfortunately, most of us, because it's easier, put recycling at the center of our efforts rather than use it as a last resort. What would it look like if we all believed -- and acted as if -- it was our ethical obligation not to consume, but to conserve; to, as the catch-phrase puts it, live simply so that others may simply live? Is this even feasible in a country operating under a system Oliver James calls "selfish capitalism"?
Instructor: Dr. Leigh O'Brien - Professor, Shear School of Education

From Geneseo to 9/11 to Private Investment: Reaching Your Goals & Beyond [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, April 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Robert (Bob) Murray earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Geneseo in 1983. After graduation, he accepted a position on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch and soon thereafter moved to Dean Witter. Throughout his years on Wall Street, Bob climbed the proverbial ladder and was working at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter at the World Trade Center when United Airlines Flight 175 hit Tower Two on 9/11/2001. Escaping from the 62nd floor and helping guide hundreds of employees out of the burning building changed his life forever. Bob now works in Norwalk, Conn where he is the Chief Executive Officer, and a Principal of the Hedge Fund Graham Capital Management L.P. He is currently responsible for the management and oversight of a Hedge Fund with more than 230 employees managing more than $7 billion in assets for global institutions and high net worth investors. Prior to joining Graham, from 1984 until June 2003, Bob held positions of increasing responsibility at various Morgan Stanley entities (and predecessors), including Managing Director of the Strategic Products Group, Chairman of Demeter Management Corporation, and Chairman of Morgan Stanley Futures & Currency Management Inc. You will be inspired by Bob's story and learn about the twists and turns on the road from Geneseo to Wall Street and what matters most in life.
Instructor: Robert (Bob) Murray - Class of '83, Chief Executive Officer, and a Principal of the Hedge Fund, Graham Capital Management, L.LP

Time Management (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, April 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Safe Zone Training [HBHM] (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, April 10, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This program is designed to develop a deeper awareness of and comfort level with sexual diversity, along with ways individuals can be supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. Personal ideas and assumptions related to GLBT topics will be addressed in an interactive format with ideas and reactions being openly discussed, along with ways to address sexual oppression.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

Global Leadership: What Happens There, Matters Here [Social Justice Series] (Gold) or (Opal)
Friday, April 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Globalization is a reality and it is essential to understand leadership in other parts of the world. In this session, you will learn about how leadership is practiced in several other countries and cultures. Whether you want to enrich your leadership knowledge, prepare to work in a multinational enterprise, develop your life awareness, or prepare to study abroad, this workshop is for you.
Instructors: Dr. Kodjo Adabra - Assistant Professor, Languages & Literatures; Adrianna Betts - Lecturer, Languages & Literatures; Jasmine Tang - Lecturer, Languages & Literatures; Dr. Mansokku Lee - Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business

APRIL Week 3 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 4 | Week 5

Apartment Maintenance/Code Enforcement [LRW] (Bronze)
Monday, April 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Do you know the local codes and regulations about apartment maintenance and fire safety? What should you do if something breaks and your landlord hasn't fixed it? What can you do to ensure that your apartment is a safe environment in which to live? Come hear from experts about the ins and outs of property safety and how to best communicate with your landlord if an issue arises.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Conflict Resolution [LRW] (Silver) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, April 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Conflict is a part of every group and organization. Success and growth depend on the positive resolution of conflicts that occur. This workshop will provide methods and activities that can help participants effectively manage conflict and deal with difficult people in your group. The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about peaceful and effective ways to resolve both positive and negative conflict within their organizations. They will learn about elements, causes, and ways of dealing with conflict. A group discussion atmosphere will be created where participants can share their thoughts on the definition of conflict, ways they deal with conflict, and ways in which to escalate or deescalate a conflict. This workshop will stress the idea that conflict can be positive and how members of a group can change and learn from it.
Instructor: Dr. Leonard Sancilio - Dean of Students

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will help you to recognize common thought patterns which serve to worsen stress as well as to increase anxiety. Using an example from your own recent experience, you will practice to both recognizing and disputing your negative thoughts.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Getting Ready for the Real World (Emerald)
Tuesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Has preparing for the leap from college to work been on your mind? Then plan on attending this action packed hour where you'll be exposed to pertinent information on: dressing for success; professionalism in the workplace; effectively communicating across generations; how to stand out in the workplace; and volunteerism and career opportunities.
Instructor: Denise Reed-Lamoreaux - Class of '84, Corporate Trainer, Hewlett Packard

Taking the Next Steps (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop is the conclusion of the Opal Certificate Program. Participants will share their experiences by reflecting on the workshops they participated in and explain growth that they experienced. Participants will also create a Personal Action Plan for the future. The purpose of this workshop is to review what participants of the Opal certificate have learned thus far and how they can improve in the future.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

A Drop of Life (Diamond)
Wednesday, April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Shalini Kantayya's work focuses on human rights at the intersection of water, food, and energy. Her feature screenplay, Dark Tide, inspired by the Detroit water shut-offs, is a finalist at the Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Screenwriters Lab. A William D. Fulbright Scholar, Kantayya won Best Documentary at the Asian American Film Festival for her film Manthan. Kantayya is currently working on the feature documentary Solarize This. A Sundance Fellow and a TED Fellow, Shalini has lectured at respected colleges including Harvard, Yale, Wesleyan, Northeastern and USC. Kantayya has received recognition from the Sundance Documentary Program, the Jerome Hill Centennial, IFP, New York Women in Film and Television, and Media Action Network for Asian Americans. She finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on Fox's On the Lot, a show by Steven Spielberg in search of Hollywood's next great director. The mission of Kantayya's production company, 7th Empire Media, is to create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through wildly imaginative media that makes a real social impact. Her clients include the ACLU, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, History Channel, and Link TV. She was nominated for the Reebok Human Rights Award and received a Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. Kantayya is currently working on the feature documentary Solarize This, which was awarded the 2012 MacArthur Foundation Documentary Film Grant. In a city where oil spills, air quality red-alerts, and poverty are commonplace, Solarize This asks the hard questions of how a clean energy economy may actually be built, through the stories of unemployed American workers seeking to retool at a solar power jobs training program in Richmond, California. The film was nominated by the Sundance Documentary Program for a Hilton Worldwide Sustainability Award, and anticipates release in 2013.
Instructor: Shalini Kantayya - Filmaker

Motivating Others: A Key to Successful Leadership (Silver)
Wednesday, April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Leaders and members of organizations are frequently faced with challenges relating to motivation and achievement. During this session, the issue of deciding whether one takes on or avoids a challenging task will be explored as well as how leaders can facilitate achievement for themselves and members of their organizations.
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Repinski - Associate Professor of Psychology

Recognition of Child Abuse: What Happens Next? (Sapphire)
Wednesday, April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Volunteers sometimes observe and need to deal with their suspicions of child abuse. This workshop will review the signs of child abuse and help participants sort through who is responsible for reporting the alleged abuse, and what happens after the reporting. This session is a must for students who volunteer to work with children. Working with children is a common and rewarding volunteerism opportunity, but also one that comes with the added responsibility of being part of protecting their well-being. This workshop brings in a guest instructor who is a child-protective case worker from the local County Social Services Department to discuss the rules, regulations, and realities of not only recognizing signs of abuse but also the role of mandated reporters. Participants are given numerous real life examples and the opportunity to ask questions, work through decision making styles, and process feelings and experiences relating to issues surrounding child abuse and how reporting abuse impacts relationships. Further, each participant is given an orientation regarding what social services are available and how these services operate on a day-to-day basis.
Instructor: Kay Fly - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism & Service Learning, Center for Community

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

APRIL Week 4 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 5

Breathing & Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, April 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha. In this session, you will practice relaxing your body and mind through simple tools such as special breathing techniques and mantra meditation.
Instructor: Melinda DuBois - Administrative Director, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Constructive Responses to Sexual Assault Disclosures (Diamond)
Tuesday, April 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Supportive responses from others may be helpful for sexual assault victims and can potentially even buffer effects of possible post-traumatic stress disorder. This program aims to discuss the social reactions and specific responses that people may demonstrate toward sexual assault victims. Types of positive and negative reactions will be discussed in the program, including examples and activities. Presenters: Sexual Assault Awareness Week Committee
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

GOLD Leadership Presentations (No Certificate Credit)
Tuesday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 22 or 23. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 11 to Associate Dean, Leadership & Service. This workshop is the final step in the process of earning the Gold Leadership Certificate.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register (no certificate credit)]

GOLD Leadership Presentations (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, April 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 22 or 23. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 11 to Associate Dean, Leadership & Service. This workshop is the final step in the process of earning the Gold Leadership Certificate.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register (no certificate credit)]

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, April 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Working with The Simpsons: How Birth Order Affects You and Your Organization (Silver)
Friday, April 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 330
Come and learn how to manage your "Simpsons" by understanding the impact that birth order has on you and on the members of your organization. Birth order can help you understand all the players and can be a tool in motivating and organizing your group to meet your goals. There are a number of interesting and fun theories available about working with team dynamics. One such theory is how your birth order impacts your personality and thus impacts how individuals of differing birth orders interact in teams. In this interactive, informative, and fun workshop, participants use the timeless example of the "Simpsons" to get to know the differences, strengths, weaknesses, and interactions of differing birth orders.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Your Career - A Marathon, Not a Sprint (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Friday, April 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Schrader 1
Andrea Vavonese, Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, a large, Washington DC law firm, will discuss how life's experiences can impact your career path in ways you least expect. Her education as an accounting major and leadership roles with Geneseo's Activities Commission gave Andrea the skills and confidence to ultimately become an attorney for a leading law firm in one of the most competitive cities in this nation. Vavonese's accounting degree from Geneseo started her on a course to her current career. If asked when she left Geneseo where she would be today, however, she would never have predicted her path. She has reinvented her career several times along the way, based on her reassessment of her career objectives and her commitment to her family and her community. She will explain how you can have it all, but not all at the same time.
Instructor: Andrea Vavonese - Class of '91, Attorney, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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Leadership & Recognition Awards Ceremony (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, April 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
This annual awards ceremony will include a variety of leadership awards to student organizations and student leaders such as The President's Outstanding Achievement Awards for Student Organizations; GOLD Outstanding Advisor Award; Student Association Leadership, Service & Diversity Awards; PATH Awards; and GOLD Leadership Certificate Program recipients. Students who have earned, or expect to earn, leadership certificates this academic year, and who wish to receive the certificates at the ceremony, should register for this event in advance. All other students earning certificates may pick up the certificates in MacVittie 353 any weekday after the ceremony.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register (no certificate credit)]

MAY Week 1

Problem Solving (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Thursday, May 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Have you ever played the "whack-a-mole" game? In this session, participants will learn a methodology to solve problems so that they do not feel as if they are constantly hitting the same concerns only in different areas. The workshop will discuss the process of problem solving in detail and participants will have some fun at the same time.
Instructor: Barbara Wale - President/CEO, The Arc of Monroe County
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]


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