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AUGUST Week 4 | Week 5

Building Mission, Vision and Legacy [Leadership Symposium] (Silver)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Building or changing an organizational culture begins with clarifying why the organization exists and what it can reasonably be expected to achieve. Participants in this workshop will learn about several theoretical constructs for building an organizational mission, vision, and legacy, and how those constructs describe the process for the transformation of the student affairs program at SUNY Geneseo. Workshop participants will be introduced to the work of organizational management theorists John Kotter, Patrick Sanaghan and Rod Napier, Lee Bolman and Joan Gallos, and Jim Collins.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio - Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Building Your Dream Team [Leadership Symposium] [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | Sturges 114
This session will help you to understand the work involved in changing a group of individuals into an effective team. This session includes a quick introduction to personal leadership, group dynamics, as well as strategies for team development. The remainder of this session will focus on real world application of these theories on new teams, dysfunctional teams, and dream teams.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life

Building Your Personal Philosophy [Leadership Symposium] (Silver)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | Sturges 113
Thinking about and developing a personal philosophy or mission statement is helpful for many reasons. It is a tool you can use to guide you in decision-making, to inform your thinking about the future or to assess how you are developing as a person. Time invested in this process can pay valuable dividends in the future. It may also help you find your flow. Activities and discussion will help you begin the process of developing your own personal philosophy and mission statement.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Cultivating Happiness [Leadership Symposium] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
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

Helping Your Members through Coaching and Teaching Leadership [Leadership Sympoisum] (Silver)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | Sturges 108
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

High Performance through Self-Awareness and Renewal [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Fireside Lounge
This workshop will help you focus on the development of techniques for identifying conflict causing triggers and the development of methods for improving interpersonal interactions.
Instructors: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life; Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life

Learning to Lead - From Theory to Practice [Leadership Symposium] (Silver)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | Sturges 112
Using attentional leadership concepts, this workshop will provide attendees with practical coaching/management tips that will increase their own leadership influence. Specifically, this workshop will explore ways in which you as a leader can create new cultural norms/values/expectations/etc. for your group through what you pay attention to, measure, and control.
Instructor: Michelle Walsh - Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation

Resilience: How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) [Leadership Symposium] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | Sturges 109
Daily stressors take their toll and can make you feel depleted. How do you replenish your physical, mental, and emotional strength? There are certain things you can do to increase your resilience, which will help you bounce, not break, when challenges come your way.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

SMART Choices: A Guide to Making Better Decisions [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Decisions shape our experiences, from choosing which job offer to accept, to buying the right car, to selecting a restaurant to dine in. How do we know which choice is the smart one? How can we be consistent and confident in our decisions? This workshop will outline the eight elements involved in making the right decision, from identifying exactly what the decision is and specifying your objectives to considering risk tolerance and looking at how what you decide on today influences what you may decide in the future.
Instructor: Kimberly Harvey - Director, New Student Programs

SMART Goals and Building an Architecture of Focus [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | MacVittie College Union 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

Spirituality And The Flow: Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Success [Leadership Symposium] (Silver)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | Sturges 111
Does our spiritual life impact our success? How can our spirituality help us attend to what's important, and work through our challenges? This workshop will explore the spiritual dimension of success and how it relates to personal development.
Instructor: Dr. Shannon Loughlin - Director of Young Adult & Campus Ministry, Catholic Diocese of Rochester

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Leadership Symposium] (Bronze)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 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

Using Your Personality Type: The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator [Leadership Symposium] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Thursday, August 21, 12:45 – 1:45 pm | Sturges 104
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: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

AUGUST Week 5 | Week 4

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, August 25, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, August 25, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, August 25, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, August 26, 1:00 – 2:00 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]

Employing Curiosity (Bronze)
Tuesday, August 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This session will review communication theory involving curiosity. The primary focus will be on developing various techniques for defusing aggressive situations and improving interpersonal relationships.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, August 26, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Situational Leadership (Gold) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, August 27, 1:00 – 2:00 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: Kevin Hahn - Assistant Director, Residence Life
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Running Effective Meetings [SOLE Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 2, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 2, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, September 2, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Who Moved My Cheese? (Silver) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, September 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Volunteer Fair (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 3, 10:00 – 3:00 pm | MacVittie 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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 3, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

SMART Goals (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, September 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 3, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

What is Civic and Community Engagement? [Living in the Real World Series] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 3, 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
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Just Breathe! [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, September 4, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

A Calling & A Career - A Dialogue on the Value of Public Service [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald)
Thursday, September 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Ian Coyle, Livingston County Administrator, grew up in Buffalo. He earned his BA in Political Science at St. Bonaventure University and a Master's in Public Administration at the SUNY Albany Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. He worked for the State of New York in various capacities, including appointments at the New York State Assembly and the State of New York University System (SUNY). Later, he worked as the Treasurer and Village Manager for the Village of Brockport and was selected as the Livingston County Administrator in 2009. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest County Administrator in the State of New York. Coyle is a credentialed manager (ICMA-CM) and a full member of the International City/County Management Association and serves on their Advisory Board on Graduate Education. He is a full member of the American Society of Public Administration and serves on the Board of Editors of State and Local Government Review, a professional journal. Coyle presently develops MPA courses for Excelsior College and teaches MPA courses in Public Management and Administrative Ethics for Northeastern University. He has also been a training instructor at Cornell University's Municipal Clerks Institute and NYSAC's Elected Officials' Workshops. Coyle will share his personal story, answer questions about his career and share some pearls of wisdom on how to succeed and lead in the public sector.
Instructor: Ian Cole - Livingston County Administrator, Livingston County
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Starting a New Organization [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Friday, September 5, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Knight's First Day of Service (Sapphire)
Saturday, September 6, 8:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The Knight's First Day of Service is open only to new students and transfers. Students will be assigned to work in groups helping community agencies with multiple service projects. In order to accommodate student volunteers and community agencies, you will be assigned to either an 8:00 am or 8:45 am time slot to arrive at the MacVittie Ballroom. A free lunch at the Geneseo Interfaith Center will follow the service projects.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

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

Preparing Your Resume (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 8, 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Assertiveness Training [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) or (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Interviewing Skills for Jobs & Internships [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, September 9, 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 prepared to serve in mentoring roles.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 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: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Filling Your Bucket and Preventing Burnout [SOLE Series] (Emerald)
Wednesday, September 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Student Organization Expo [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 10, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, September 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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 prepared to serve in mentoring roles.
Instructors: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community; Paige O'Connor - Student Coordinator, HEROS Program
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

New Student Employees Session (Emerald)
Wednesday, September 10, 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Meeting the People Who Will Change Your Life (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, September 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
We all have personal networks. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. This workshop will lead you toward developing your professional network. College Advancement will share techniques to make you an effective net worker with particular emphases on the Geneseo Alumni network.
Instructor: William Brower - Vice President, College Advancement
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Write for Success [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) or (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, September 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Basics of Money Management [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 15, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Inside a Presidential Campaign (Silver) or (Emerald)
Monday, September 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you interested in politics? Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in the Super Bowl of political campaigns? This session will provide students the opportunity to learn about the structure of a campaign, the start-up mentality required to be a successful contributor, and what goes into keeping a $1 billion organization on the rails. The presenter oversaw a number of operational aspects (including human resources and internships) for the 2012 Romney for President Campaign and will provide insights regarding how to best position yourself to get hired as a campaign intern or staffer. The session will also include a question and answer period.
Instructor: Jim Rogers - Class of '06, Major Gifts Officer, College Advancement
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Restorative practices is based on four principles - inclusive decision making, active accountability, repairing the harms to the involved parties and rebuilding trust.. Got a conflict with your roommate, a friend or a neighbor? Come learn a new way to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner that allows both parties the opportunity to share their concerns, repair the harm that may have been caused by the conflict.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Day in the Life - Health Care (Emerald)
Monday, September 15, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2014-2015 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers!
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Introduction to Design for Fliers & Promotional Materials (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 16, 1:00 – 2:00 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Lessons from the Most Positive Person in Town (Silver)
Tuesday, September 16, 1:00 – 2:00 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 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. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Democracy at Risk? Panel Discussion on Civil Rights Legislation 50 Years Later [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Tuesday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In July 1964, congress passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Right Law Act of 1964. Faculty members will share perspectives on how this landmark act has affected democracy in America.
Instructor: Dr. David Gordon - Interim Provost
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Innovative Fundraising 101 [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Community Resource Mapping (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 17, 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
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Finding an Internship (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 17, 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, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

If Sustainability is the Solution, What is the Problem? (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 17, 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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills II [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Thursday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

The Role of Student Organizations in Promoting the Values of Diversity and Community [SOLE Series] (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, September 18, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Who Moved My Cheese? [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Saturday, September 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm | Newton 204
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: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) or (Sapphire) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 22, 1:00 – 2:00 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Game On! Planning Programs & Major Events [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Monday, September 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Identity Expression (Opal) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 22, 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in the World that Can't Stop Talking (Silver)
Monday, September 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Critial Inquiry in Research (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 22, 3:30 – 4:30 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 - Edcation & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Grabbing the Initiative [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, September 23, 1:00 – 2:00 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Crucial Confrontations: Where Do You Stand? [SOLE Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, September 23, 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: Jacob Sherry - Director, Allegany Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Social Change Model of Leadership [Living in the Real World Series] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Adaptive Leadership (Gold)
Wednesday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
How skilled are you at helping your group adapt to new situations and changing realities? How prepared are you to deal with group members who don't want to change their minds? In this session, you'll learn how to build a strong group culture that can adapt to new situations and unexpected events.
Instructor: Dr. David Rosch - Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Eric Alva: Overcoming Obstacles (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
See All-College Hour Series for description
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Accelerated Leadership Institute [ALI] (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 24, 3:45 – 5:15 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." 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Meet & Greet the Candidates: Election 2014 (Diamond)
Thursday, September 25, 12:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Lobby
Candidates running in the November 4 election for the 27th Congressional District, the 57th and 59th New Your State Senate Districts, the 133rd New York State Assembly District, Livingston County Clerk, Livingston County Corner, Geneseo Town Justice, and the political parties have been invited to campus to meet and greet students and the campus community. Candidates will have tables to distribute information and students will have an opportunity to talk with the candidates about the issues in the fall 2014 election. Sponsored by Democracy Matters, Student Association, Center for Community & GOLD
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

The Accidental Corporate Man: Navigating Through a Career Without Ever Having a Map [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald)
Thursday, September 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
John O'Malley came to Geneseo as a freshman English major with a vague career goal of becoming a teacher. More than 30 years later, he's forged a career that began as an advertising agency copywriter and wound its way through stints in corporate communications in the plastics and healthcare industries to his current role directing public relations efforts for Verizon Wireless in Upstate New York. During that time, he's seen the communications profession evolve from one heavily focused on print advertising and broadcast media to one that values a heavily retweeted blog post as much as a front page news story. O'Malley will talk about his time at Geneseo and his subsequent career, much of which he admits happened by accident. He'll share his thoughts on the value of embracing change, focusing on opportunities versus following a path, and building a career based on transformation versus aspiration.
Instructor: John O'Malley - Class of '85, Public Relations Manager for Upstate New York Region, Verizon Wireless
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, September 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Unpacking Study Abroad: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Studying abroad positively influences your marketability to future employers. Skills and knowledge learned abroad can be easily transferable into the working world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to demonstrate through your resume, cover letter, online presence, and interview the link between your study abroad experience and the skills valued by the company or organization you are applying to.
Instructor: Sam Cardamone - Study Aboard Advisor, Office of International Programs
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Assessing Attitudes About Sustainability-Challenges & Opportunities for Sustainability Leaders (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 29, 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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Study Skills & Test Anxiety [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze)
Monday, September 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session focuses on learning styles and study skills. You will learn skills for managing your time and ways to increase your motivation. You will practice specific memory strategies as well as learn various ways to manage test anxiety.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Elder Abuse: More Than Just Broken Bones [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Tuesday, September 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Elder mistreatment is unfortunately a common phenomenon but is frequently unrecognized, unreported and under prosecuted. This workshop will cover the different forms elder abuse may take, how many older adults are affected, why it's so hard to identify and intervene in and what services and resources are available to victims. We will also discuss what role academic institutions and college age young adults have in protecting older adults from mistreatment.
Instructor: Paul Caccanise - Vice President for Program, Lifespan of Greater Rochester
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Creating e-Portfolios for the Job Market (Ruby) and (Business PD Event)
Tuesday, September 30, 1:30 – 2:30 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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Elder Abuse: A Growing Epidemic [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Tuesday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop will focus on the growing tragedy of elder mistreatment in the United States and the actions taken and still needed to combat this growing epidemic.
Instructors: Kaaren Smith - Director, Livingston County Office of the Aging; Audry Rapp - Adult Protective Services, Livingston County Social Services Department
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Got Credibility? (Introductory workshop to the Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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)
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Faculty Research in Elder Issues [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Tuesday, September 30, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
From the political to the biological to the sociological, Geneseo faculty study different aspects of aging and the life course. Our research and writing often serve as the basis for specific social policies and their implementation. For some, our research seeks to identify ways to improve how Americans experience the aging process.
Instructors: Dr. Anne Eisenberg - Professor, Sociology; Dr. Kazushige Yokoyama - Professor, Chemistry; Bonnie McCracken - Adjunct Lecture, Communication; Dr. Melanie Medeiros - Assistant Professor, Anthropology
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

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

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Learn how yoga can reduce stress, help with sleep, and improve your overall well-being. We will be practicing some simple yoga exercises so dress in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move.
Instructor: Melinda DuBois - Administrative Director, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 1, 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: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Problem Solving [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, October 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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]

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading (Gold) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, October 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Village Ordinances [Living in the Real World Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

The Accelerated Leadership Institute [ALI] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 1, 3:45 – 5:15 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." 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 203
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

What is Giving Back? (Diamond) and (Business PD Event)
Thursday, October 2, 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
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Finding Your Financial Focus [Savvy Money Series Day] [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Friday, October 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
With almost everything we do in life the first step is the most challenging. It's no different when it comes to our personal finances - many people don't know where to start or how to move forward in the right direction. Finding Your Financial Focus will help you tackle this challenge and provide you with a hands-on opportunity to develop the right mindset about your financial future. Set goals, create the right outlook, and gain a clear picture of how to accomplish your dreams.
Instructor: Andrea Colline - Credit Education Bureau of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Confessions of a Shopaholic [Savvy Money Series Day] [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Eating Healthy on a Budget [Savvy Money Series Day] [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 3, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Looking to eat healthy without breaking the bank? It can be done. This workshop will show you how to reduce your spending on food and meals through healthy alternatives and options. Learn how to create a spending plan that impacts your health in a positive way, ways to prepare yourself before entering the grocery store, what foods give you the best bang for your buck, and how to create a weekly meal plan that keeps your health and budget on track.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Education Bureau of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Developing Inter-Group Relationships (Opal) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Monday, October 6, 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Developing Your Personal Sustainability Plan (Jade)
Monday, October 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
A sustainable lifestyle is about making choices and considering the environmental impacts of your daily decisions. In this session you will be given the opportunity for reflective and conversational activities that will guide you to make and sustain a change in our life that you can be inspired and passionate about. Your changes will be captured in your Personal Sustainability Plan, helping you to track and measure your impact.
Instructor: Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, October 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

What Do Employers Want? [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Emerald) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Monday, October 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. What is the unique combination of skills and values that make employers salivate with excitement? "What Do Employers Want?" will answer that question by sharing with you the results of a recent survey of loyal Geneseo employers. Once you know what these employers are looking for (and most employers are looking for similar things), you can tailor your job-search communications (resume, cover letter) to showcase how well your background matches those characteristics and experiences. Get a leg up on the competition by attending this important workshop!
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Free Money and Grant Opportunities for Your Organization [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 7, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Getting Real About Race in Education [Social Justice Series] (Opal)
Tuesday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Leadership Styles (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, October 7, 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 for Judicial Affairs, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Modeling the Way [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Luke Haumesser - Area Coordinator, Suffolk & Wayne Halls, Residence Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Demystifying Windows 8 (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 7, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
This session will provide an overview of Windows 8.1 including how it looks, what's changed from Windows 7, as well as neat tips and tricks for making the most out of Microsoft's latest operating system. Please bring your laptop, and your questions!
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 8, 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. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments (Gold) or (Opal) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 8, 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Financing Your Life [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, October 8, 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: Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

From Preservation to Conservation to Sustainability & Intergenerational Equity (Jade) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Accelerated Leadership Institute [ALI] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 8, 3:45 – 5:15 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." 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Sexual Harassment: What Leaders Need to Know (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, October 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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.
Instructors: Adrienne Collier - Assistant to the President for Diversity & Equity/Director of Affirmative Action; Melinda DuBois - Administrative Director, Health & Counseling
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

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

Motivating the Middle [SOLE Series] (Silver)
Wednesday, October 15, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

The Privilege Walk (Opal)
Wednesday, October 15, 1:00 – 2:00 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Merger Integration/Business Transformation: Leadership Practices...Using Six Sigma & Kanri Principles (Gold) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, October 15, 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Running Effective Meetings [SOLE Series][The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) and (Business PD Event) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 15, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

The Historical Orgins of the Current Environmental Crisis (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Accelerated Leadership Institute [ALI] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 15, 3:45 – 5:15 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." 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Breathing & Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [HBHM] (Bronze)
Thursday, October 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | 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]

Building Your Dream Team [Business PD Event] [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, October 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will help you to understand the work involved in changing a group of individuals into an effective team. This session includes a quick introduction to personal leadership, group dynamics, as well as strategies for team development. The remainder of this session will focus on real world application of these theories on new teams, dysfunctional teams, and dream teams.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Becoming an Uber-Efficient Researcher Using Research Management Tools (Ruby)
Thursday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Find out how to use research management tools like Zotero to gather, organize and automatically create citations for research papers. In this workshop, you will learn about the options available and gain hands-on experience with one of these tools to capture, save and export citations into a word document in the citation style of your choice.
Instructor: Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Never Underestimate the Power of Determination, Networking, Flexibility and a Little Luck [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] (Emerald)
Thursday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Kristin Graham Koehler knew she wanted to be a lawyer at a young age - even though there were no lawyers in her family - immediate or extended. At Geneseo, Kristin majored in political science with a minor in legal studies, interning at the Geneseo law firm Streb, Porter and Meyer. (She also was a Clio.) She went on to Law School at SUNY Buffalo and started her career at Phillips Lytle, the then-largest law firm in Buffalo, and then clerked for then-Chief Judge David G. Larimer, United States District Court, Western District of New York, in Rochester. Kristin moved unexpectedly to DC and joined Sidley Austin, the 9th largest law firm in the US, where she has practiced as a white collar crime and government investigations attorney for the past 15 years. Kristin will share her thoughts on how determination, networking, flexibility, and a little luck have impacted her career.
Instructor: Kristin Graham Koehler - Esq., Class of '91, Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

There is No Secret to Success [Pearls of Wisdom From Successful Leaders] (Emerald)
Friday, October 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Jonna Shutowick has been following her heart since she made the decision to attend Geneseo based on a t-shirt she saw that read, "Cheers! SUNY Geneseo" with a picture of Snoopy and Woodstock banging two beer mugs. That might not seem like the best way to make a decision, but so often young people are asked to make important decisions before they are ready. This was certainly true for Jonna and it was one of the best decisions she ever made. Many gut-level decisions since have led this award winning teacher to where she is now and she is here today to share what she considers to be one of the most important lessons she's learned along the way: The number one secret to success is realizing there is no secret to success. Shutowick earned her BA in Psychology at Geneseo and her MS in Counselor Education from The College at Brockport. She works in the Boca Raton, Florida school district and is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions to the education profession. She is an active member of the Geneseo Alumni Association and is currently serving on the Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors.
Instructor: Jonna Shuttowick - Class of '88, Counselor/Teacher, Boca Raton, Florida Community High School
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

ECO House Panel (Jade)
Friday, October 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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: Travis Wheeler - ECOHouse, Residence Life
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

GOLD Leader Mentor Alumni Panel (Silver)
Friday, October 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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 389 workshops in 2013-14 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: Travis Wheeler - ECOHouse, Residence Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Career Connections Brunch (Emerald)
Saturday, October 18, 11:00 – 12:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Seeking opportunities to learn more about a particular career field through networking? Attend the 10th 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 registration is October 10th. This event is sponsored by The Department of Career Development, Activities Commission, GOLD, and Alumni Relations.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Drinker's Ed [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Monday, October 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Humans are social beings...if you choose to socialize with alcohol, make sure you've thought about the effects this may have. This workshop will teach you how to get what you want from your experiences with alcohol and avoid any nasty pitfalls.
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Financing Graduate School (Bronze)
Monday, October 20, 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: Doug Cuerton - Founder of Creativiteam and, Senior Training Consultant for the Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Institute
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Servant Leadership (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Monday, October 20, 2:30 – 3:30 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Day in the Life - Business/Financial Services (Emerald)
Monday, October 20, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2014-2015 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers!
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Recognition of Child Abuse (Sapphire)
Tuesday, October 21, 1:00 – 2:00 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. Instructors: TBA
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

DIY Publishing - Books and eBooks (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 21, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Milne Library Room 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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership & Business [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, October 21, 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)
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Inspiring a Shared Vision [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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)
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Emotional Intelligence (Silver)
Wednesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Media Literacy: Mass Media and our Socio-Cultural Learning (Bronze) or (Opal)
Wednesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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 surround us.
Instructor: Dr. Atsushi Tajima - Assistant Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

MS Excel Series: Creating Spreadsheets (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Learn the essentials for creating and manipulating worksheets using Microsoft Excel along with a few tips and tricks. Come and learn how to create and modify worksheets, create formulas and insert functions, manipulate worksheet elements and modify the appearance of a worksheet.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Removing Barriers: Women in Academic, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
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Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register (no certificate credit)]

What Do Employers Want? [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. What is the unique combination of skills and values that make employers salivate with excitement? "What Do Employers Want?" will answer that question by sharing with you the results of a recent survey of loyal Geneseo employers. Once you know what these employers are looking for (and most employers are looking for similar things), you can tailor your job-search communications (resume, cover letter) to showcase how well your background matches those characteristics and experiences. Get a leg up on the competition by attending this important workshop!
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Exploring Your Future Through the Strong Interest Inventory [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, October 23, 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.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Building Your Stress Toolbox [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 24, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Cultivating Happiness [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Grim Lessons on Leadership (Gold)
Monday, October 27, 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Using FREE Online Resources for Better Group Communication [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Monday, October 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie 322/323
Student clubs often don't have much money, so finding free tools to help the club grow and collaborate is important. Participants will receive information and instructions for free online resources that are helpful to clubs, teams and group projects. This program is great for students in charge of communications for a club, RAs, committee chairs, and anyone else who works with groups of people (which is everyone). This workshop will include programs such as Google Apps, GroupMe, Doodle, and others. Please bring a laptop or tablet so you can try things out on site and ask questions! Kourtney Spaulding - Graduate Assistant, Student Activities and Leadership at Nazareth College
Instructor: Kourtney Spaulding - Graduate Assistant, Student Activities and Leadership at Nazareth College
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

It's a Two-Way Street: Exploring Leader-Member Exchange Theory (Gold)
Monday, October 27, 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Mobile Apps for Research and Education (Ruby)
Monday, October 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne Library Room 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, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

The Indirect Leader: How to Boss People Around Without Being Bossy [SOLE Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, October 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Toolkit for Ethical Dilemmas (Gold) or (Sapphire)
Monday, October 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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: Barbara Kane - Class of '80, Special Education Teacher, Co-Founder Column of Hope
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, October 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Writing Your Grad School and Scholarship Application Essays (Emerald)
Tuesday, October 28, 1:00 – 2:00 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 cliche's 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Apartment Maintenance (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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. Instructors: Andrew Chandler, Geneseo Fire Marshal, Wendi Kinney, Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternal Life & Off Campus Service
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Conflict Resolution [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, October 28, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Enabling Others to Act Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, October 28, 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, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

How's Your Sleep? [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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. This workshop will teach you about healthy sleep and how to get more of it!
Instructor: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Fostering Creativity (Silver)
Wednesday, October 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Healthy Relationships [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 29, 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 what to do if relationships are unhealthy.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 29, 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: Courtney Havens - Academic Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

MS Excel Series: Create Effective and Visually Appealing Charts (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne Library Room 104
You have all this spreadsheet data, and need to present that data using charts. What do you do? This workshop will focus on creating, modifying and formatting various types of charts such as column, line and scatter.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Relational Theory of Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, October 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

BaFa BaFa (Gold) or (Opal)
Thursday, October 30, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | College Union Room 319, 322, 323
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.
Instructors: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls; Stephanie Haynes - Director, Monroe & Saratoga Terrace Residence Halls
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Office Etiquette [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, October 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Friday, October 31, 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]

Using Financial Avenue Software for Personal Finance [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 31, 2:30 – 3:30 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Saturday, November 1, 11:58 – 12:58 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity Preparation [Business PD Event] (Diamond)
Monday, November 3, 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. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Understanding Your Learning Style [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, November 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Challenging the Process [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Safe Zone Training [HBHM] (Silver) or (Opal)
Tuesday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? (Bronze)
Tuesday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Stress and Your Health [HBHM] (Bronze)
Wednesday, November 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Communication Between Genders [The Golden Ticket to Success Series][Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Programs
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Genocide After the Holocaust: Why Never Again! is Still an Elusive Goal (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

MS Excel Series: Organize Worksheet Data (Ruby)
Wednesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Your worksheet contains hundreds of rows and several columns. Now what? Use Excel's tools that give you the ability to easily manipulate lists of data. Learn how to create and modify tables to structure your data and allow for easy sorting and filtering; use Excel's summary and database functions to calculate your data.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Welles Hall Room 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Self-Hypnosis [HBHM] (Bronze)
Thursday, November 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

My Story As An Entrepreneur in the Entertainment Business [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
Will Irwin, President and Master FunCrafter at Blue Apple Productions, started his business as a magician during his freshman year of high school. He found his niche in entertainment and event production and continued to operate and build his business while studying Business Administration at SUNY Geneseo. After graduation, Irwin grew the business into a full time endeavor and the business continues to grow and expand in all different directions. This workshop will address challenges and rewards of being a small business owner, how business evolves, developing company culture, and marketing and growing a business.
Instructor: William Irwin - '02, President of Blue Apple Productions
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

The $10,000 Email: Writing Multiple Drafts Beyond the Classroom (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Friday, November 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity Preparation [Business PD Event] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Friday, November 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

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

Activism, Disruption and Eco-Terrorism (Jade)
Monday, November 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Room 322/323
What does it mean to 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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Building Personal Wealth [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, November 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Taking the Next Steps (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

True Colors: What Color Are You? [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Monday, November 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Dumb Things People Say and Why We Say Them [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Opal)
Tuesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Social Media and Your Job/Internship Search [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt Room
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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Creating a Climate of Care (Bronze)
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

MS Excel Series: Analyze Your Data (Ruby)
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Learn about some of MS Excel's Analysis tools to convert your lists of data into organized, attractive, easy to read reports. You will learn about PivotTables, what-if analysis, consolidating, scenarios and sparklines.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Oliver Bendorg on (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Ballroom
TBA
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Motivating Your (Greek) Brothers and Sisters (Silver)
Thursday, November 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop will focus on finding ways to motivate your Greek brothers and sisters to take on more responsibility in your organization without damaging your relationships. The workshop will deal with the struggle of having positions of authority over your closest friends, and how to deal with intra-sorority and intra-fraternity conflict that arises from having positions of power.
Instructor: Megan Barrett - GOLD Leader Mentor
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 13, 4:30 – 5:30 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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders: How to Succeed in Life and Business Without an Ivy League Degree [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, November 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
David Rose graduated from Geneseo in 2005 with a Mathematics major and Business minor. With both parents already working in the school system, Rose had more than enough networking opportunities to become a high school teacher. However, he was intrigued with the world of finance. Without an Ivy League name on his resume or "easy in", Rose thought it was impossible to land a seat on the trading floor. Through a step-by-step journey, he worked his way from an entry level position in the back office to his current role in the front office on the US Bond Syndicate desk at Societe Generale in NYC. Rose will share what helped him build a successful career from the ground up, while navigating through the 2008 financial crisis, and the many challenges that followed. As a former GOLD mentor, David Rose is excited to show you some of his strategies that proved useful in realizing the vision he had for his career, as well as the life he had always imagined.
Instructor: Dave Rose - Senior Leader Mentor, GOLD
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Developing Your Supervision Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, November 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Leadership in Energy Sustainability (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, November 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Mass Imprisonment in the United States (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, November 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Using iMovie to Create Winning Video (Ruby)
Monday, November 17, 3:30 – 4:30 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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Encouraging the Heart (Silver)
Tuesday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
The development of human relationships and the promotion of values are core to the execution of exceptional leadership. Based on Kouzes and Posner's 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Grant Writing (Diamond)
Tuesday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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]
Instructor: Patty Hamilton-Rodgers - Associate, Sponsored Research
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Navigating Through Guyland (Opal)
Tuesday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 18, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Leveraging Social Media to Make and Impact [Business PD Event] (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 18, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
Become familiar with some of the social media technologies needed to represent yourself as a professional, your organization, or your cause. These include social networks, social bookmarking, and other relevant web 2.0 applications. The focus of this workshop is to establish best practices, begin developing your message, and to take a closer look at the techniques and tactics used for getting noticed.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Speed Networking [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 18, 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Big Tree Inn
Based on the speed dating concept, Speed Networking brings Geneseo students together with staff and alumni/ae to build networking skills in a no-pressure environment. The event will begin at 5:00 pm at the Big Tree Inn with the "Speed Networking" portion of the program taking place from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to chat with alumni and staff both before and after the structured portion of the program. Dress will be business casual (no jeans, collared shirt for men, dress slacks/skirt and blouse for women). Don't miss this fun opportunity to gain valuable networking tips and practice making a positive first impression! The program will conclude at 7:30 pm. Participation is limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

MacVittie Lecture & GISP Series: Claiming Identity at the Middle Ground: Life Cycles of a Biblical Site (Opal) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Doty Recital Hall
The MacVittie Lecture Series is an annual event honoring SUNY Geneseo President Dr. Robert MacVittie. This event with guest speaker Dr. Ron E. Tappy is also a featured program in the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP). Dr. Tappy's teaching focuses on the life and literature of the Old Testament period, biblical archaeology, and the history of Israel. Tappy's research and publication interests center on the interrelated nature of the cultural, political, and economic history of Iron Age Israel as well as the various cultural groups with whom Israel interacted. He began excavating at various sites in Israel more than 30 years ago, and his current field research as Project Director and Principal Investigator of the Zeitah Excavations involves a full-scale field exploration of a Late Bronze Iron Age town in the Shephelah ("lowlands") region of biblical Judah in south-central Israel. Guest Speaker: Ron E. Tappy is the G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Director of the James L. Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology in Pittsburgh.
Instructor: Dr. Ron E. Tappy - Professor of Bible and Archeology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Applying for Service Jobs: Americorps VISTA and Rochester Youth Year [Business PD Event] (Sapphire) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, November 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development; Dan Matthews - AmeriCorps VISTA, SUNY Geneseo Center for Community & Livingston County Office for the Aging; Rhaia Hull - AmeriCorps VISTA at Rochester City School District, Rochester Youth Year & University of Rochester
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Beyone the 3 R's: Education for Living in Ethical & Sustainable Ways (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Developing a Personal Leadership Model [Business PD Event] (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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 the current academic year. 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, November 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Socialized for Change (Gold) or (Diamond)
Thursday, November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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: Courtney Havens - Academic Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

The Significance and Insignificance of American Indian Treaties (Opal) or (Diamond)
Friday, November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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 do 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
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

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

Is it Your Job or Your Passion? Visioning Your Future [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Monday, November 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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 - Emerita Director, Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

What is a Gap Year and Why Should You Consider It? (Emerald)
Monday, November 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
The primary focus of this session will be the Peace Corps and it's 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

DECEMBER Week 1 | Week 2

Deconstructing the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, December 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
Does anyone really know what to expect during the interview process? Deconstructing an Interview lets you peer into the mind of a recruiter by looking at the pieces of the process from application to interview from a recruiter's perspective. If you're baffled by what recruiters really look for, have ever interviewed and did not receive the position, or left an interview thinking it could have gone better - this workshop is for you! Deconstructing an Interview may not help you predict the outcome of an interview, but it will help you put your best foot forward as you prepare for life beyond Geneseo!
Instructor: Rejoyce Owusu - Talent Management Recruiter, Class of '11, ESL Federal Credit Union
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Volunteer Involvement Reflections (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, December 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Personal Developement Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, December 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Time Management [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, December 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | College Union 322/323
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Resilience: How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) [Healthy Bodies, Health Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, December 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
Daily stressors take their toll and can make you feel depleted. How do you replenish your physical, mental, and emotional strength? There are certain things you can do to increase your resilience, which will help you bounce, not break, when challenges come your way.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, 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: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, December 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 322/323
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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Developing Your Negotiation Skills [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Wednesday, December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the U.S. (Diamond)
Wednesday, December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Ballroom
TBA
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Leading Through Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are (Silver)
Wednesday, December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
An African philosophy involving self-sacrifice and the genuine support of others, ubuntu is a lifestyle and idea espoused by leaders ranging from the late Nelson Mandela to Doc Rivers, former 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Communication! Communication! Communication! [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Thursday, December 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 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: Stephanie Haynes - Director, Monroe & Saratoga Terrace Residence Halls
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Negotiating Between the Common Good and Individual Choice (Diamond)
Thursday, December 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop will explore the delicate balance between the common good and individual rights. A common good is a benefit that all members of society have access to and from which no one should be excluded such as clean air and water or access to quality health care and education. However, decisions about what constitute a common good often seem to clash with the right of individuals to manage their own lives. For example, should the majority pay for services which they may never need such as avalanche prevention or better libraries in public schools. A discussion of the public good is as much a discussion about ethics, human rights and individual rights among others. Students will learn to discern what is the Common Good and individual rights and explore the various alternatives that communities use to negotiate between these often opposite goals.
Instructor: Dr. Rose-Marie Chierici - Associate Professor, Anthropology
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

DECEMBER Week 2 | Week 1

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, December 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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]

JANUARY Week 4 | Week 5

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF LEADERSHIP & SERVICE [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] (Diamond)
Monday, January 19, 10:00 – 3:00 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 19, 2015. 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. Catherine Adams on "Dr. King's Beloved Community". Afterwards, 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 15. Guest Speaker: Dr. Catherine Adams, Associate Professor of History.
Instructor: Dr. Catherine Adams - Associate Professor, History

Community Resource Mapping [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 19, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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 Marthin Luther King Jr.s' International Vision Influence Leaders Today? [MLK Jr. Day of Lead. & Ser.] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 19, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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 Service & Leadership] [Living in the Real World Series] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 19, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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 Lead. & Ser.] (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 19, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Workshop on Civil Rights Act (Bronze)
Monday, January 19, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 130
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Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 20, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 20, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 20, 11:58 – 11:59 am | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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
Wednesday, 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. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

If Sustainability is the Solution, What is the Problem ? (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 21, 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

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 21, 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

Unpacking Study Abroad: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, January 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Studying abroad positively influences your marketability to future employers. Skills and knowledge learned abroad can be easily transferable into the working world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to demonstrate through your resume, cover letter, online presence, and interview the link between your study abroad experience and the skills valued by the company or organization You are applying to.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

What is Civic & Community Engagement? [Living in the Real World Series] (Bronze) or (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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

Servant Leadership [Living in the Real World Series] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Thursday, January 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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

JANUARY Week 5 | Week 4

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Silver) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, January 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Write for Success [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze) or (Emerald) and (Business PD Event)
Monday, January 26, 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

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 27, 1:00 – 2:00 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: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling

FISH! (Silver)
Tuesday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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

Identity Expression [Business PD Event] (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 27, 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

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 27, 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

Student Organization Expo [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 28, 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

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity Preparation [Business PD Event] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 28, 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. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Discover the Seven Secrets to Schmoozing Success [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, January 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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

Presentation Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 28, 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 [SOLE Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 28, 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

Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Restorative practices is based on four principles - inclusive decision making, active accountability, repairing the harms to the involved parties and rebuilding trust.. Got a conflict with your roommate, a friend or a neighbor? Come learn a new way to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner that allows both parties the opportunity to share their concerns, repair the harm that may have been caused by the conflict.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Center for Community

Planning and Leading Service Trips (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Thursday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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 "dos" 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 [Business PD Event] (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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 the current academic year. 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

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

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Sunday, February 1, 11:58 – 11:59 am | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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

Village Ordinances [Living in the Real World Series] (Bronze)
Monday, February 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | College Union 319
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

Basics of Money Management [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, February 2, 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 dos 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

Community Resource Mapping (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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

Just Breathe! [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Monday, February 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt 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

The Indirect Leader: How to Boss People Around Without Being Bossy [SOLE Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, February 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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

How's Your Sleep [Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 3, 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. This workshop will teach you about healthy sleep and how to get more of it!
Instructor: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health & Counseling

Assertiveness Training [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 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

Situational Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Tuesday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
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: Kevin Hahn - Assistant Director, Residence Life

What is Giving Back? [Business PD Event] (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Hunt Room
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

Volunteer & Study Abroad Fair (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 4, 11:00 – 3:00 pm | Ballroom
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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Leadership in Health Care [Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
This session will explore ways in which individuals can impact the lives of their families, friends and community by promoting healthy life habits.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Radi - Medical Director, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Presentation Skills II [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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

Relational Theory of Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, February 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Starpower [Business PD Event] (Opal)
Wednesday, February 4, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Hunt Room
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

BaFa BaFa (Gold) or (Opal)
Thursday, February 5, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | College Union 319
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

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, February 6, 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

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

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [Healthy Bodies, Health Minds Wellness Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, February 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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

Rights & Responsibilities of Volunteers (Sapphire) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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 dos and don'ts of volunteer work.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire)
Monday, February 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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

Day in the Life - Human Resources (Emerald)
Monday, February 9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Gold Leadership Center
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2014-2015 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers!
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Take Care of Your Sexual Health [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Gold Leadership Center
A question and answer forum addressing issues of contraception, sexually transmitted infections, healthy intimate relationships and general men's and women's health.
Instructor: Peggy Wirth - Nurse Practitioner, Lauderdale Center for Health & Counseling

Developing Inter-Group Relationships [Business PD Event] (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 10, 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

SMART Goals [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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

Social Justice Series: Gulf Wars and Warriors at the Post-Katrina Crossroads (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVitie College Union Hunt Room
Lingering effects of PTSD long outlive wars and natural disasters. This workshop will consider stories about trauma effects of PTSD from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Mexico. Scenes from the documentary "Trouble the Water" will used as references.
Instructor: Dr. Beth McCoy - Distinguished Teaching Professor, English

Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP) Community Dinner & Dialogue on "Am I My Grandmother's Keeper (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 10, 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Interfaith Center
The Third Annual Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP) Community Dinner & Dialogue is one of the featured events in the GISP Series. An interfaith panel of clergy/lay leaders will share their theological perspectives on intergenerational issues related to the theme of "Am I My Grandmother's Keeper? All campus and community faith groups and individuals are invited to participate in the discussion and enjoy a free meal courtesy of the Philanthropic Chefs and the Center for Community. Students and community residents may register for the dinner beginning December 1.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity Preparation [Business PD Event] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Presentation Skills II [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, February 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Critical Inquiry in Research (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 12, 1:30 – 2:30 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 - Edcation & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Express yourself to Ex-Stress Yourself [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
This workshop will incorporate meditation with a simple art project. Participants will learn about how art can be a valuable tool for stress-relief by experiencing firsthand the calming effects of coloring mandalas.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Lessons Learned on Perseverance From An Olympic Gold Medalist [Pearls of Wisdom From Successful Leaders] (Silver)
Friday, February 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Kris Thorsness learned the value of hard work, contingency planning, overcoming obstacles, and persevering early in life -- skills that bore fruit when she was one of 12 women, out of 150 candidates, who made it through the rigors of the storied University of Wisconsin rowing team tryouts as a freshman walk-on. After rowing in the first varsity boat for 3 years at UW and winning a national championship, Kris was selected to her first US National Team in 1982. Despite being told by some of the best coaches in the world that she was "too small" to row (at 5'9"), Kris excelled and went on to win three World Championship silver medals (1982, '83 and '87) and an Olympic Gold Medal and World Championship in 1984. Forcing her "undersized" body through elite training took a heavy physical toll - resulting in 6 surgeries -- as did juggling twice-a-day National Team training while going to law school, but Kris' determination and drive to succeed prevailed. Kris retired from international competition rowing in 1988, began practicing law with an international firm in San Francisco, moved to New York in 2001, earned a Master's Degree from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs, and is currently Assistant County Attorney for Ontario County.
Instructor: Kris Thorsness, Esq. - Olympic Gold Medalist; Ontario County, Assistant District Attorney

Safe Zone Training [Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Silver) or (Opal)
Friday, February 13, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | College Union 319
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

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

Developing Your Supervision Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, February 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Financing Grad School (Bronze)
Monday, February 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
Not on Alpha List
Instructor: Archie Cureton - Director, Financial Aid

From Preservation to Conservation to Sustainability & Intergenerational Equity [Business PD Event] (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Understanding Your Learning Style [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, February 16, 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

Crucial Confrontations: Where Do You Stand? [SOLE Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Instructor(s): TBA

It's A Two Way Street: Exploring Leader-Member Exchange Theory (Gold)
Tuesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 17, 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

Eating Etiquette Dinner [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Ballroom
The annual Etiquette Dinner will help you learn critical etiquette skills while enjoying a deliciously prepared meal. No matter your field of study, this dinner will educate you on how to conduct yourself at a food-related professional event, an important factor in being a successful leader. Networking etiquette is often an anxiety-producing issue for many during the job search process or the first few years at the job. Joins us for an evening that will include a first class dinner and desert while our speakers guide you through the experience with valuable tips and tricks. This program costs $7.00, payable by credit or debit card. Registration and payments can be made through your Knightjobs account, under Events starting December 1. The deadline for payment will be February 10, 2015.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

From Agonized to Organized: Tips to Better Manage Your Computer Files & Folders (Ruby)
Wednesday, February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
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.
Instructor: Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Interviewing Skills for Jobs & Internships [The Golden Ticket for Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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

What's Culture Got To Do With It? (Opal)
Wednesday, February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Office Etiquette [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, February 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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

Navigating the Credit Road [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, February 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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

Don't Live For Your Student Loans [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, February 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Education Bureau of Rochester

Buying Your First Car Without Selling Your Soul [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, February 20, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | Gold Leadership Center
Whether you're ready to trade in that hand-me-down station wagon your parents gave you when you left for college, or it's simply time to toss that bus pass in the trash and get your own wheels, you're in for an adventure! Even when approached properly, buying your first car can be time-consuming and frustrating. This class will equip you with all the knowledge and confidence you need to shop effectively, find a reliable vehicle, negotiate the best price, and get the best loan for your first car.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Education Bureau of Rochester

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

Breathing & Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Monday, February 23, 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

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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

The Historical Origins of the Current Environmental Crisis (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability

Time Management for Busy Geeks [Business PD Event] (Ruby)
Tuesday, February 24, 1:30 – 2:30 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

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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 Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate (Diamond) or (Jade)
Tuesday, February 24, 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

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 24, 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

Leveraging Social Media to Make and Impact [Business PD Event] (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Become familiar with some of the social media technologies needed to represent yourself as a professional, your organization, or your cause. These include social networks, social bookmarking, and other relevant web 2.0 applications. The focus of this workshop is to establish best practices, begin developing your message, and to take a closer look at the techniques and tactics used for getting noticed.
Instructor: Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Reframing Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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

Running Effective Meetings [SOLE Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 25, 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

Sexual Harassment: What Leaders Need to Know (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Creating e-Portfolios for the Job Market [Business PD Event] (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 26, 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

Presentation Skills [The Golden Ticket to Sucess Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 26, 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

Speed Networking [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Based on the speed dating concept, Speed Networking brings Geneseo students together with staff and alumni/ae to build networking skills in a no-pressure environment. The event will begin at 5:00 pm at the Big Tree Inn with the "Speed Networking" portion of the program taking place from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to chat with alumni and staff both before and after the structured portion of the program. Dress will be business casual (no jeans, collared shirt for men, dress slacks/skirt and blouse for women). Don't miss this fun opportunity to gain valuable networking tips and practice making a positive first impression! The program will conclude at 7:30 pm. Participation is limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls

From Campus Leader To Managing Human Resources and The Soft Skills Advantage [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leader] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, February 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Christopher Quinn was an active student leader at Geneseo. He was a GOLD Leader Mentor, President of the Inter-Greek Council, President of the Phi Kappa Chi/Prometheus Fraternity and Business Major. Quinn left Geneseo to complete his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Labor Relations and Organizational Development at the Rockefeller School of Public Policy at the University at Albany. His professional career started at Albany Medical Center as a Human Resource Manager and later Practice Manager for a large academic department. He received his Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a graduate of the Capital Region HR Leadership Program. Quinn is currently the Chief Operating Officer at The Vascular Group, a physicians group with 19 physicians and over 130 employees based out of Albany, NY, that covers a region from Poughkeepsie to Glens Falls. He is a volunteer at the St John/St Anne Outreach Center in Albany's South End and a regular participant in St Baldrick's Day, a charitable event that raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Quinn believes students should strive for good grades, study hard, worry about upcoming tests and whether transcripts will be good enough for the ideal job, or if GRE scores will mean admission to the right graduate program. He also advises students combining a great education with exceptional soft skills as the ticket to success. Quinn has conducted thousands of interviews, hired hundreds of employees and human resources is the focus of his career, He knows what makes a good employee and very little of it has to do with what goes on your resume. Quinn will share his advice on the soft skills and how to build a portfolio for your career.
Instructor: Christopher Quinn - Class of '91, Chief Operating Officer, The Vascular Group, PLLC

MARCH Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 4 | Week 5

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Sunday, March 1, 11:58 – 11:59 am | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. 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 participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. 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

Infographics 101 (Ruby)
Monday, March 2, 1:30 – 2:30 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

Building Personal Wealth [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, March 2, 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

Exploring Your Future Through the Strong Interest Inventory [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 2, 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.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Oxfam Hunger Banquet (Opal) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, March 2, 7:00 – 8:30 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: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership & Business [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
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)

Helping Your Members Through Teaching/Coaching Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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

Organize Your Web Research With Diigo (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 3, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
No longer do you need to print web pages to highlight and take personalizes 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: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty

Breaking the Glass Ceiling [WLC] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Opal) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Financing Your Life [WLC] [Business PD Event] [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 4, 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: Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo

Healthy Relationships [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [WLC] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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 what to do if relationships are unhealthy.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Communication Between Genders [WLC] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 4, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Programs

Dive Into Leadership Panel [WLC] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, March 4, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
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

Power Couples [WLC] (Opal) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 4, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | 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?
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Women's Issues In Social Justice [WLC] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 4, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | College Union 322/323
The growing participation of women in business, politics, law, education, technology, and media has and continues to transform the world. Said participation has introduced innovative approaches to work, family, and civic engagement. Workshop participants will explore the intersection of individual passion, academic preparation and social justice during this interactive session and discuss the steps they can take to be informed and empowered to create the change they wish to see in the world. Social justice issues such as human rights and equity, poverty, reproductive rights, domestic violence, and sex trafficking will be explored.
Instructor: Karen Podsiadly - Class of '90, Director of Leadership & Community Development, The College at Brockport

Networking Dinner [WLC] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 – 7:00 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 T'sah Rodriquez on Change, Challenge, and Opportunity
Instructor: T'Sah Rodriguez - Class of '00 and Former Leader Mentor

Building Your Stress Toolbox: 10 Techniques for Managing Stress [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, March 5, 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

Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, March 5, 2:30 – 3:30 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. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Multiple Intelligences (Ruby)
Thursday, March 5, 3:30 – 4:30 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.
Instructor: Michelle Costello - Edcation & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Silver) *Required Workshop
Friday, March 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
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 2 | Week 1 | Week 4 | Week 5

Fostering Creativity (Silver)
Monday, March 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
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

Sustainability: Debating the Issues [Business PD Event] (Jade)
Monday, March 9, 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

What Do Employers Want? [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. What is the unique combination of skills and values that make employers salivate with excitement? "What Do Employers Want?" will answer that question by sharing with you the results of a recent survey of loyal Geneseo employers. Once you know what these employers are looking for (and most employers are looking for similar things), you can tailor your job-search communications (resume, cover letter) to showcase how well your background matches those characteristics and experiences. Get a leg up on the competition by attending this important workshop!
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Who Is Disabled Anyway? [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Monday, March 9, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Eddie Lee majored in political science and while at Geneseo interned and worked 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 health and substance abuse/alcoholism agency services. Eddie also spent 21 years in senior management positions at the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. During his career in both agencies, Eddie oversaw the closure of most of the State's 20 developmental centers for the disabled - moving services to communities and homes. Eddie will ask students to experience disabilities first-hand, and discuss historical perspectives on disabilities and recent public policy developments. He will lead a conversation on factors that affect personal, social and political change - drawing from his own public service and nonprofit sector experiences. Eddie retired in 2010 and is currently President of the Geneseo Alumni Association Board of Directors. He advises and serves on the Board of several charitable organizations including New York Special Olympics. Eddie believes he is successfully fulfilling his retirement vision of "giving back" through community service including regular participation in Livingston CARES work trips to Long Island.
Instructor: Eddie Lee - President, Geneseo Alumni Association

Cultivating Happiness [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 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

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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

Online Emerging Technologies for Creating Multimedia Content (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 10, 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. This workshop will look at and demonstrate some web tools that can help you deliver your content more effectively. Examples include: Prezi, Animoto, bubbl.us, Wordle, Poll Everywhere and more.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Social Change Model of Leadership (Gold)
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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

Beyond the 3 R's: Education for Living in Ethical & Sustainable Ways [Social Justice Series] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Problem Solving [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 11, 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

Finding Images and Sound Clips (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 11, 3:30 – 4:30 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.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty

MARCH Week 4 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 5

Bad vs. Good Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Monday, March 23, 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

Can Social Networking Sites Do It All?: Exploring the Functionality of Communication Channels [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Monday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
Have you ever stopped to consider whether or not the tools you use to communicate with colleagues, friends, and family allow you to effectively accomplish your relational and personal goals? This workshop will explore advantages and disadvantages of a variety of communication channels as well as the implications of channel choice for personal and professional relationships. Participants will be challenged to become more mindful of their communicative choices.
Instructor: Dr. Meredith Marko Harrigan - Assocaite Professor, Communication

Building Your Dream Team [Business PD Event] [SOLE Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This session will help you to understand the work involved in changing a group of individuals into an effective team. This session includes a quick introduction to personal leadership, group dynamics, as well as strategies for team development. The remainder of this session will focus on real world application of these theories on new teams, dysfunctional teams, and dream teams.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life

From VISTA to Visionary: A Leaders Creating Social Impact [Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leader] [Business PD Event] (Emerald) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, March 24, 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

Using iMovie to Create Winning Video (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 25, 1:30 – 2:30 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

Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Health Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt Room
Learn how yoga can reduce stress, help with sleep, and improve your overall well-being. We will be practicing some simple yoga exercises so dress in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move
Instructor: Melinda DuBois - Administrative Director, Health & Counseling

Open (yes, free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates (Ruby)
Thursday, March 26, 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 - Edcation & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Getting Aligned: Steps for Achieving Success in a Job Search [Pearls of Wisdom From Successful Leaders] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, March 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Denise Reed Lamoreaux is the Learning and Development Manager for the Americas Region at HP. Her 29 year career spans secondary education and corporate training, with a concentration on coaching and mentoring, career development, and generational learning and communication styles. She was named the 2009 Businesswoman of the year by Rochester Women's Network, and is on the Geneseo Alumni Board. Join Denise Reed Lamoreaux as she takes you through a tried and true set of processes to sharpen your job search tools and prepare you for success in your search efforts. In this session you will learn if your resume is ready for prime time and if you have crafted answers to behavioral interview questions.
Instructor: Denise Reed-Lamoreaux - Class of '84, Corporate Trainer, Hewlett Packard

MARCH Week 5 | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 4

Group Think: Recognizing and Reacting Before It's Too Late (Silver)
Monday, March 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire)
Monday, March 30, 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

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 30, 4:30 – 5:30 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

Employing Curiosity (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 31, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
This session will review communication theory involving curiosity. The primary focus will be on developing various techniques for defusing aggressive situations and improving interpersonal relationships.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Resident Director of Nassau Hall, Residence Life

Mendeley: PDF Management and Automatic Bibliographies (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 31, 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 your articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account and install the desktop program prior to this workshop. Please bring your laptop computers. See www.mendeley.com.
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

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

Creating a Climate of Care (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Investing in the Stock Market [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | 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.
Instructor: Student Managers - Student Managed Investment Fund, School of Business

Use Financial Avenue Software for Personal Finance [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | No Room Needed
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

Day in the Life - Education (Emerald)
Wednesday, April 1, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
TBA
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

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

Using Your Personality Type: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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

Who Moved My Cheese? [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
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

Create Professional Resumes with MS Word (Ruby)
Tuesday, April 7, 1:30 – 2:30 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

Advanced Database Searching: Using Filters and Citation Tracking to Improve your Search Results (Ruby)
Wednesday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Leaders, scholars, and professionals all have one thing in common: they have complex information needs. This workshop will teach participants to leverage the power of online search tools by applying filters, citation tracking, and other techniques rarely used by casual researchers. You'll be expert researchers after this workshop!
Instructors: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library; Kim Hoffman - Library Faculty, Milne Library; Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library

Conflict Resolution [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Wednesday, April 8, 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

Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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

Global Leadership Panel: What Happens There, Matters Here (Gold) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt Room
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.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Making the Right Career Moves [Pearls of Wisdom From Successful Leaders] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, April 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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

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

Self-Hypnosis [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] (Bronze)
Monday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 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

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, April 13, 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
Monday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 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

Apartment Maintenance (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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

Birth Order: How it Affects You & Your Organization (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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

Enabling, Empowering and Engaging Readers (Diamond)
Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Ballroom
All-College Hour
Instructor: SMIF Managers - - Zubair Daewood

Motivating Others: A Key to Successful Leadership [SOLE Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, April 15, 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

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 15, 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

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Volunteer Involvement Reflections (No Certificate Credit) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 20, 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: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activities - Structured Reflection (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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. The journal for this "workshop" will be a written report approximately eight to ten typewritten pages reporting on your activities and reflecting on your experience and lessons learned with the diamond project/social justice activities.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

GOLD Leadership Presentations (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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 of Leadership & Service. This workshop is the final step in the process of earning the Gold Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

LIVE Green Expo (Diamond) or (Jade)
Wednesday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Ballroom
The seventh 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

GOLD Leadership Presentations (Gold) *Required Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
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 of 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


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