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

Financing Graduate School & Managing Student Loans [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, February 11, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Are you concerned about financing graduate school or what you need to do to manage paying off existing college loans? This session will help you prepare for managing your loans and other financial commitments after graduation.
Instructor: Megan Kennerknecht - Senior Financial Aid Counselor/Student Loan Coordinator, Financial Aid

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 11, 3:00 – 4:00 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 - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, February 11, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing. Instructors: Librarians Milne Library
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library

Pearls of Wisdom from Successful Leaders: The Reluctant Leader - One Person's Leadership Story (Silver)
Friday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The journey of someone who defined herself as a supporter and surprised herself by emerging to lead a nonprofit organization. So often we hear about 'born leaders," individuals who knew from an early age that they wanted to lead people, companies, and institutions. How did an individual who was much more comfortable in the background and was sure that she never wanted the leadership role end up as President and CEO? This leadership discussion will include reflections on the twenty-five years since graduation from SUNY Geneseo, lessons learned along the way and critical decision points along the path. What will determine your leadership trajectory and what motivates you to lead? Instructor: Sue Davin, Director, Livingston County Office for the Aging
Instructor: Sue Davin - Class of '85, Director, Livingston County Office for the Aging
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Finding an Internship (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 213
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]

Leadership in Health Care [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver)
Monday, February 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver)
Monday, February 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie 319
Stephen Covey developed a plan for building true success and personal leadership. This workshop will help participants to understand, through examples and a self-test, their strengths and weaknesses within each of the seven habits of highly effective people. This process should help clarify participants' vision and values and align their lives with these timeless Covey principles.
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, February 15, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 15, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | To Be Scheduled in GOLD Leadership Center
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]

Special Plagiarism Workshop (GOLD Account Required) (Ruby)
Monday, February 15, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | TBA
This workshop date, location, and time will be determined by your course instructor. You will need a GOLD Account at gold.geneseo.edu in order to register for this workshop. Use the link below to actually register. You will not be able to register after 10 am on 2/15 for this workshop. Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing. Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Dumb Things People Say and Why We Say Them [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 319
Based on Maura Cullen's 35 Dumb Things Well-Intentioned People Say that Widen the Diversity Gap, this workshop will explore some of those dumb things we say and hear each and every day. In addition, we will explore why these phrases have the impact they do and how we can be more sensitive in our interactions with others.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie 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: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director for South Village Counseling Services, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Planning and Leading Service Trips (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
If an individuals' passion is service work and they would like to further develop their service and leadership skills, this workshop is designed for them! Learn what is involved in planning a successful service event or in leading a group of peers on a service-related activity. This workshop will cover the "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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Etiquette Dinner [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | MacVittie College Union 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. Payments must be made through your Knightjobs account, through the Career Development website: https://www.geneseo.edu/career_development/job_search, under the Career Events tab on KnightJobs. Students can register starting December 1. The deadline for payment will be February 9, 2016.
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Evaluating Agriculture's Environmental Impact (Jade)
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
This workshop will focus on how agricultural practices - like manure management, factory farming, and more, impact the environment. The workshop will focus on solutions within agriculture to many of the harmful and unsustainable practices currently used in agriculture, as well as how individuals can reduce their impact by changing the way the use America's agricultural systems.
Instructor: Caroline Smith - Intern, Sustainability Office
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Situational Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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: Neal Brooks - Area Coordinator, Residence Life
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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]

Time Management for Busy Geeks [CIDD] (Ruby)
Thursday, February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Time management is an important skill for getting your work done, finding a satisfactory work / life balance, and keeping your sanity. CIT's Laurie Fox will present strategies of time management and how best to apply them to our ever-changing, technology-laden lives.
Instructor: Laurie Fox - Assistant Director & Manager for Support Services, Computing and Information Technology
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Happiness, Materialism, and Intentional Living [Social Justice Series] (Jade)
Thursday, February 18, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
What does it mean to be successful? American society (and capitalism) is based around the idea that success, and therefore happiness, requires having a high-paying job that will enable us to buy the newest, biggest, and best items to show people that we are successful. Consumerism is a significant driver of our energy use, waste, and un-sustainable development. But does it improve our lives and make us happy? This session explores the relationship between our consumer culture, personal happiness and well-being, and sustainability.
Instructor: Dr. Meg Reitz - Coordinator of Residential Education, Residence Life
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 18, 3:00 – 4:00 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]

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

Employing Curiosity (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Monday, February 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 319
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 - Area Coordinator, Residence Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Evaluating Energy Options II: Alternative Energies (Jade)
Monday, February 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
Energy sources are not as straight-forward as people might think. There are hidden harms and benefits to many energy sources. Part two of a series on evaluating energy options, this workshop will discuss the environmental impact of alternative energy sources. Alternative energies, like solar, wind, etc, will be explained, and the merits and harms of each source debated.
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Showers - Professor, School of Education
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Reframing Leadership (Gold)
Monday, February 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
A leader's effectiveness is enhanced by his or her ability to try on different "lenses" when looking at problems facing his/her organization. This process, according to Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal, is called "reframing." Reframing requires vision, flexibility, and a commitment to the organization's core values. This workshop will review the four lenses for organizational management described by Bolman and Deal, and will offer participants the opportunity to learn which lens is best to use in a given situation.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio - Vice President for Student and Campus Life
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, February 22, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

What is Eco-Feminism? (Jade)
Tuesday, February 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
This workshop will discuss ecofeminism - a movement that links the ideas of feminism with ecology. The workshop will discuss prominent ecofeminist writers in both fiction and nonfiction, and will examine the relationship between women’s rights and issues facing the earth.
Instructor: Meghan Barrett - GOLD Leader Mentor
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership & Business [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, February 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
When do the ends justify the means? Just how ethical do you need to be? Who is the leader responsible to for his/her actions? Are results all that matter? What actions are appropriate and which go beyond the ethical parameters? These are the questions begging for attention by the American business and professional world. The instructor has extensive experience with one of the major auditing firms and will help you think through how you will answer the questions in your current and future leadership roles.
Instructor: John Thorne - PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner (Retired)
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Get in the Zone! - Achieving High Performance. What do you need to perform at a high level, to be in the zone? (Silver)
Tuesday, February 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 319
Most of us would agree that our feelings affect our performance and that our environments trigger specific feelings. This session will cover how feelings affect functioning and the steps that can be taken to improve performance through increased self-awareness and renewal.
Instructor: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
(Emerald Certificate Requirement) (Business PD Event) 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]

Advanced Database Searching: Using Filters and Citation Tracking to Improve Your Search Results (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 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; Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 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. This workshop is required for the Gold Certificate and an option for the Amethyst and Opal Certificates.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Emotional Intelligence & Its Impact on Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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]

Enabling Others to Act [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Sexual Harassment: What Leaders Need to Know [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, February 25, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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; Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, February 25, 4:00 – 4:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Using LinkedIn for Your Job/Internship Search [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Don't have a LinkedIn account? Or do you have one but don't know what to do with it? During this workshop you will learn how to create a LinkedIn account, develop a marketable profile, build a professional network and land your dream job or internship. Knowing how to effectively market yourself on LinkedIn can make all the difference in your job or internship search! Please Bring your lap top. Any questions? Contact the Career Development Office (585) 245-5721
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director for Programming and Development, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Building Personal Wealth [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, February 29, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Intersectionality and LGBTQ Identities (Opal)
Monday, February 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
Each person has many identities through which they express themselves in their day to day lives. This workshop will focus on how the intersection of LGBTQ identities with a range of other identities can lead to various health and social outcomes.
Instructor: Aiden Cropsey - Center for Community, Coordinator, LGBTQ Programs and Services
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Understanding Your Learning Style [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver)
Monday, February 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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]

Oxfam Hunger Banquet: Where Will You Sit? [Social Justice Series] (Amethyst) or (Opal) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, February 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
(Opal) or (Diamond) or (Jade) 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: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

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

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 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.This workshop is required for the Amethyst and for the Opal Certificates.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Helping Your Members Through Coaching and Teaching Leadership (Silver)
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Running Effective Meetings [SOLE] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 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]

Write for Success [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

UAA's Annual Seminar on Survival (or S.O.S.) (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Newton 204
This seminar will feature five experts in the fields of Insurance, Human Resources, Personal Finance, The Law and Personal Organization to prepare you to go out into the "real world" after graduation. The presenters and class years are as follows: Eric Fluker, class of 2005, is a personal sales agent for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, with six years of experience, he will be speaking on Insurance matters. This is Eric's third time presenting at SOS. Michelle Facteau Pedzich, class of 1994 is a Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust with over 15 years experience in the HR field. This is Michelle's second year serving as a panelist. Emily Casey, class of 2007 is a Benefit and Planning Counselor at Principal serving the Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania market. This is Emily's fourth year presenting at SOS and she will be speaking on financial issues.Christian Valentino, class of 1995 is a member of the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC. He focuses his practice on representation of individuals seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others, including motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, products liability, and other forms of negligence. Christian has served as an SOS panelist many times in the past but this is his second year in a row on the panel. Tamara Turcott, class of 1998, is a registered member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and the owner of An Eye For Detail Professional Organizing. This is Tamara's first year participating in the SOS program. Tracy Young Gagnier, class of 1993 is the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Geneseo and will start us off by sharing with you some tips about how you can stay connected and continue to feel close to Geneseo once you leave campus.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | To Be Scheduled in GOLD Leadership Center
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]

Using Financial Avenue Software for Personal Finance [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | To Be Scheduled 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 from completing the "courses" and modules. After registering for this workshop, write an email to gold.geneseo.edu and request the link and access to the software.
Instructor: Jordan Griffen - GOLD Leader Mentor, GOLD
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Financing Your Life [Personal Finance Series] [Women's Leadership Conference] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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]

Healthy Relationships [Women's Leadership Conference] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
(Bronze) [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] 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]

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Hirsch [Women's Leadership Conference] (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:45 pm | Newton 202
Dr. Jennifer Hirsch will be discussing her research on gender, sexuality, and reproductive health, U.S.- Mexico migration and migrant health, the comparative anthropology of love, and the applications of anthropological theory and methods to public health research and programs.
Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Hirsch - Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Breaking the Glass Ceiling [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Women's Leadership Conference] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Opal) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 2, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
What are some of the gender disparities in the workplace? How do women navigate a career in a male-dominated work environment? This workshop will examine the challenges and successes that women experience in predominantly male-oriented careers.
Instructors: Dr. Denise Rotondo - Dean, School of Business; Marilyn Moore - Emeriti Director, Intercollegiate Athletics; Dr. Eunju Kang - Assistant Professor, Political Science & International Relations
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Gender and Communication [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Women's Leadership Conference] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 2, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | CU 319
How does gender affect communication in leadership roles and positions of power? What is the recent media coverage of "vocal fry" about? Do women really tend to end their statements in questions more often than men and why? Does gender constrain what one can say and how what one says will be taken in situations of power differences? In this workshop we will think through what the media and empirical evidence shows regarding these issues and consider how women might use this knowledge to their own benefit.
Instructor: Dr. Amanda Roth - Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Women's Studies
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Why Transgender Issues Should Matter to ALL Women [Women's Leadership Conference] (Bronze) or (Opal)
Wednesday, March 2, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MacVittie Union MOSAIC
Though it might seem that the challenges facing transgender individuals in our culture right now affect only a tiny segment of the population- those folks who identify as trans - this session proposes that the understanding of trans identities is crucial to all women, especially those in leadership positions. This highly interactive workshop will introduce basic terminology and issues around trans identities and politics and require that participants think critically about definitions of sex, gender and gender roles in our culture.
Instructors: Dr. Alice Rutowski - Associate Professor, English; Jes Heppler - Class of '17, President of Women's Action Coalition
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Women's Issues in Social Justice [Social Justice Series] [Women's Leadership Conference] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 2, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | CU 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.
Instructor: Kimberly Piatt - Class of '06, Assistant Director of Community Development, The College at Brockport
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 2, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Women's Networking Dinner [Women's Leadership Conference] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Cosponsored by Geneseo Alumni Association, Women's Leadership Institute, School of Business, Multicultural Programs and Services & GOLD. The theme of the 2016 Women's Leadership Conference on March 2 is "Lean in to Your Geneseo Experience." Conference workshops centered on Women in Leadership are scheduled at 2:30-3:30 pm and 3:45-4:45 pm. The networking dinner is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 pm. The networking dinner will provide an opportunity for students 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 Karen Podsiadly, Class of '90 and Director of Community Development, The College at Brockport. The dinner is free. Dress is business professional. Since a final guarantee for numbers is required by CAS Impressions Catering on Tuesday morning, students who are unable to attend need to drop this event no later than Monday, February 29.
Instructor: Karen Podsiadly - Class of '90, Director of Community Development, The College at Brockport
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Leadership for Young Professionals (Silver) or (Emerald)
Thursday, March 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Oscar Wilde noted,"The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything; the young know everything." Take everything you know and use it to become a leader at a young age. During this workshop you'll discover traits of successful young leaders, paths to leadership, and the struggles of becoming a young leader. We'll also discuss strategies for overcoming these struggles and ways to build confidence as you begin your journey of leadership. Although experience helps, you don't have to wait until you're older to become a leader.
Instructor: Dr. Meaghan Arena - Vice President, Enrollment Management
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Building the Foundation for Financial Wellness: Laying the Building Blocks for a Solid Future [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, March 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you looking to improve your financial picture, but you're not sure where to begin? Building the Foundation for Financial Wellness offers students the opportunity to get started the right way... with vision, outlook, and motivation backed by a solid plan. Learn how to develop specific, attainable goals that fit with personal values, follow the correct steps in developing an effective spending and savings plan, and build the foundation for financial wellness.
Instructor: Andrea Colline - Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby) (Jade)
Friday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Protecting Your Personal Information: Keeping Your Identity Safe From Threats [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
It's been said that a good name is more valuable than gold. Needless to say, few things are more frightening than the prospect of falling victim to identity theft. It's estimated that the average victim will spend over 100 hours and spend more than $1,000 clearing their name. Learn what it takes to keep your personal information safe from harm, how ID theft commonly happens, how to minimize your risk, steps to take if we you're a victim, and available resources.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Networking 101: Making a Lasting Impression (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Friday, March 4, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Through this workshop, you will learn what networking is all about: establishing and building professional relationships, and how the more thought and effort you put into networking, the more you will get out of it in the long-run. At this workshop you will learn important networking related skills including: how to introduce yourself through a memorable 20 second elevator pitch, how to successfully navigate networking events including starting conversations and gracefully exiting them. The program will also provide an introduction to online networking and researching companies using LinkedIn and Facebook. Join us for this workshop and you will discover how to leverage networking as a powerful tool in your internship and job searches.
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Life Beyond Your (Student) Loans [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, March 4, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The average college student graduates with approximately $27,000 in student loan debt. This session will equip you with the knowledge and power to handle your student loans like a pro!! You will learn about the vast benefits of paying off your loans faster, the helpful payoff programs that are available through the federal loan program, and how to maximize your repayment efforts so you won't ever be buried by your loans. Corresponding materials and handouts will be provided to arm you with useful tools and practical resources. Instructor: Destiney Fraguada, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
Instructor: Destiney Fraguada,, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Challenging the Process [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Monday, March 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Cultivating Happiness [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, March 7, 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]

Developing Your Supervision Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, March 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Leading includes responsibilities for supervising others. Whether supervising employees, peers, or volunteers, there are various skills and techniques that a leader can use to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor. Learn tips and tools that you can use immediately in any leadership and employee role you may aspire to on the campus or in the future.
Instructor: Mark Scott - Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Leveraging Social Media to Make an Impact [Business PD Event] (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 8, 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: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Apartment Maintenance [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 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]

How to SWOT Your Way to Success! [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 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 - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [CIDD] [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $25 fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been assigned. A printed inventory report will be provided to each individual at the workshop. Deadline for registration is February 15.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

What Do Employers Want? [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 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!
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Day in the Life - Marketing/PR/Advertising (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 8, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2015-2016 "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: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 8, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Conflict Resolution [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Town Gown Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Amethyst)
Wednesday, March 9, 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 Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [CIDD] [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $25 fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been assigned. A printed inventory report will be provided to each individual at the workshop. The registration deadline is February 15.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Dining Etiquette Luncheon [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, March 10, 12:30 – 1:30 pm | Food Studio North at Letchworth
Join us for an eating etiquette lesson and delicious sit down culinary lunch. CAS Executive Chef, Jonna Anne will provide you with proper etiquette tips and you will leave feeling confident and prepared for potential job related luncheons and dining experiences. The cost of the luncheon will be $10.00 and you will pay the cashier at the Letchworth Dining Complex as you arrive at the Food Studio North. The registration deadline for this event is Monday, March 7 at noon.
Instructor: Jonna Anne - Director of Culinary Operations, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Interviewing Skills for Jobs & Internships [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, March 21, 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]

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Monday, March 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will help you to recognize common thought patterns which serve to worsen stress as well as to increase anxiety. Using an example from your own recent experience, you will practice to both recognizing and disputing your negative thoughts.
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Creating a Climate of Care [Town Gown Success] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, March 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 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 - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 22, 3:00 – 4:00 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]

Safe Zone Training [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, March 23, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This program is designed to develop a deeper awareness of and comfort level with sexual diversity, along with ways individuals can be supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. Personal ideas and assumptions related to GLBT topics will be addressed in an interactive format with ideas and reactions being openly discussed, along with ways to address sexual oppression.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 23, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Infographics 101 [Business PD Event] (Ruby)
Thursday, March 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Infographics are a great way to quickly and easily present complex information. In this session, you'll get a brief introduction to infographics, learn a few design best practices, and discover some of the free software available for creating your own infographics.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Building Your Personal Philosophy and Mission Statement (Silver)
Thursday, March 24, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
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. 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Building and Sustaining Organizations (Silver) or (Jade)
Monday, March 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Your time at Geneseo is limited because you will graduate within four years. But you can have a lasting and powerful impact on the campus if you help to leave behind powerful organization that continues the work you started after your time at Geneseo is done. Learn how to build an organization and grow its membership in this workshop. You cannot change the world in four years, but others can add to your important contributions if you leave a thriving organization behind after you graduate.
Instructor: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Can Social Networking Sites Do It All?: Exploring the Functionality of Communication Channels [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Monday, March 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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 - Associate Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, March 28, 3:30 – 4:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
(Bronze) (Business PD Event) [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] 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]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Values in Action [Town Gown Success] (Silver)
Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 319
This work shop will provide you with the opportunity to identify your personal values through small and large group activities. You will become more self-aware of how your values influence your choices, and how those choices impact the community. The interactive activities will provide you with skills that will assist you in making future decisions that are consistent with your values.
Instructor: Heather York - Coordinator of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Center For Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 29, 3:30 – 4:30 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]

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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]

Day in the Life -- Health Care Services (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 30, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2015-2016 "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: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Open (yes free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 30, 5:30 – 6:30 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 - Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, April 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | To Be Scheduled in GOLD Leadership Center
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]

Using Financial Avenue Software for Personal Finance [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, April 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | To Be Scheduled 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 from completing the "courses" and modules. After registering for this workshop, write an email to gold.geneseo.edu and request the link and access to the software.
Instructor: Jordan Griffen - GOLD Leader Mentor, GOLD
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Group Think: Recognizing and Reacting Before It's Too Late [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Amethyst)
Monday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills II [CIDD] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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]

Taking the Next Steps (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop is the conclusion of the Opal Certificate Program. Participants will share their experiences by reflecting on the workshops they participated in and explain growth that they experienced. Participants will also create a Personal Action Plan for the future. The purpose of this workshop is to review what participants of the Opal certificate have learned thus far and how they can improve in the future.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

The Elevator Speech (Part 2): Engage People and Move Them to Action in 1-2 Minutes (Emerald)
Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Elevator speeches are well-prepared, short (1-2 minutes) persuasive speeches, which convey a message that results in a desired outcome from a targeted stakeholder. In 1-2 minutes, you will probably not convince someone to hire you, accept you into graduate school, get a funding commitment, or sell a product. However, you can get a commitment from them to spend more time with you in order to learn why they should hire, accept, fund, buy, or join you. Part 1 will focus on the elevator speech and how to get started. Part 2 will help participants practice delivering your speech and getting feedback, tips, and pointers from various reactors.
Instructors: Rebecca Landy - Adjunct, Communication; Eddie Lee - President, Geneseo Alumni Association
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Using Your Personality Type: The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, April 5, 4:00 – 4:50 pm | Newton 214
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Bad vs. Good Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

BaFa BaFa (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | CU 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.
Instructor: Noah Wilson - Area Coordinator of Ontario & Writers House, Residence Life
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 6, 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]

It's a Two-Way Street: Exploring Leader-Member Exchange Theory [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Thursday, April 7, 3:00 – 4:00 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]

Self-Hypnosis [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Thursday, April 7, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, April 7, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Newton 204
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Day in the Life--Insurance (Risk Management/Sales/Consulting) [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2015-2016 "A Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of law/legal services, human services, marketing/PR/Advertising, and insurance. Our speakers on 4/8/16 will be: Bob and Linda Pruett. Bob Pruett graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1981 with a BS in Management Science and a minor in Public Relations. After graduating, he continued at Geneseo and served as Assistant to the Dean of College Union and Activities. In 1985, Bob moved to Atlanta and joined Safeco Insurance as a Marketing Representative and transferred to Charlotte NC in 1988. Bob is currently a Sr. Territory Manager for Safeco Insurance and manages 225 Independent Insurance Agencies in North and South Carolina that sell Personal Insurance. Linda Pruett graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1982 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. After graduating, Linda worked as a graduate intern in the Student Activities and later worked as an Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities. In 1988, Linda began her career at Allstate Insurance Company and has held numerous leadership positions including Manager of Customer Service, Market Support Manager of Operations, and Unit Manager of Education. Linda currently works as an Agency Process Specialist where she on-boards new Allstate Agency Owners and consults with established agencies on best practices. In this session, Bob and Linda will share their stories of how they began careers in the Insurance industry and moved up the corporate ladder in their respective companies. The will also provide information about the endless opportunities that are available to new college graduates in this industry.
Instructors: Bob Pruett - Class of '81, Sr. Territory Manager, Safeco Insurance; Linda Pruett - Class of '82, Agency Process Specialist, Allstate Insurance
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success (Silver)
Monday, April 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How do you define success? It is a word used so frequently, yet it has a rather unclear definition. Legendary UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden defined it as: "peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable." Coach Wooden developed the Pyramid of Success to teach his players to reach their full potential, ultimately turning UCLA basketball into a dynasty. With each block of the pyramid strategically placed, Coach Wooden identified 15 invaluable characteristics to leadership. Yet when these attributes are unified as a cohesive unit, it truly allows any leader to "become the best of which he/she is capable."
Instructor: Matt Brooks - GOLD Program Student
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Who Moved My Cheese? [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, April 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
We all get comfortable with routine and many of us like to repeat things and do things the way we did them last year. However, change happens, and we have to be flexible and ready to adapt to new situations. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, author and consultant to major corporations. Learn what corporate executives are taught about dealing with change in work and in life.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Your Happiness and the Environment (Jade)
Monday, April 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
Happiness and environmental sustainability are strongly linked. Learn more about this connection and some of the scientific research in the area. Most importantly, attend this workshop to pick up some tips for how we can all live in a happier, and greener world.
Instructor: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Birth Order: How it Affects You & Your Organization (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 – 4:00 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 - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Interviewing Skills for Jobs & Internships [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 – 4:00 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]

Global Leadership: What Happens There, Matters Here [CIDD] (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Globalization is a reality and it is essential to understand leadership in other parts of the world. In this session, you will learn about how leadership is practiced in several other countries and cultures. Whether you want to enrich your leadership knowledge, prepare to work in a multinational enterprise, develop your life awareness, or prepare to study abroad, this workshop is for you.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Investing in the Stock Market [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Student managers of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) at Geneseo will share their recent experience buying and selling stocks. Learn from their School of Business training and their hands on experience with financial analysis, searching for opportunities, and managing a portfolio. This session will provide tips and tools you will need to get started with investing in the stock
Instructor: SMIF Managers -
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Reflection in Current Environmental Issues (Limited to Students Who Have Completed 10 Hour Service Requirement) (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 319
This workshop is intended for those who have completed the ten hour service requirement for Jade. This workshop will discuss the completed service projects and how those projects can be continued. The workshop attendees will discuss what they enjoyed about their experiences and how the completed service aligns with their sustainability goals.
Instructor: Joshua Murphy - Intern, Sustainability Office
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

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

Volunteer Involvement Reflection (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
All students pursuing the Sapphire Volunteerism & Leadership Certificate are required to complete a minimum of twenty 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: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activities - Structured Reflection (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 19, 2:25 – 3:40 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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 five to seven 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
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

GOLD Leadership Presentations (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, April 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 21 or 22. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 15 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
[Register (no certificate credit)]

Stress Management [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Wednesday, April 20, 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: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Gold Leadership Presentations (No Certificate Credit)
Thursday, April 21, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 21 or 22. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 15 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
[Register (no certificate credit)]

Live Green Expo (Earth Day) (Diamond) or (Jade)
Friday, April 22, 12:00 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom & Lobby
The eight 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 and Jade Leadership in Sustainability may earn credit in the program by participating and engaging in conversations with the green organizations. Check livegreen.geneseo.edu, the Office of Sustainability, or gold.geneseo.edu for details on the exhibits and other Live Green events. This event is a collaborative effort with Residence Life.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

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

Leadership & Recognition Awards Ceremony (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, April 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
This annual awards ceremony will include a variety of leadership awards to student organizations and student leaders such as The President's Outstanding Achievement Awards for Student Organizations; GOLD Outstanding Advisor Award; Student Association Leadership, Service & Diversity Awards; PATH Awards; and GOLD Leadership Certificate Program recipients. Students who have earned, or expect to earn, leadership certificates this academic year, and who wish to receive the certificates at the ceremony, should register for this event in advance. All other students earning certificates may pick up the certificates in MacVittie 353 any weekday after the ceremony.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register (no certificate credit)]


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