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AUGUST Week 5

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, August 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Getting Your First Job (Emerald)
Tuesday, August 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Looking for your first job? Searching for your first job can be an exciting, but overwhelming process. If you are looking for a part-time job or job on-campus, this workshop will help you in securing your first job. Attending this session before the Volunteer and Part-time Job Fair on September 7, 12 pm-4 pm, will further your skills before meeting potential employers. This workshop includes an overview of resume, applications, interview preparation and how to keep a job.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, August 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Stress Management [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, August 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room

"Now with these effective steps, I believe that I am able to manage several clubs, sports, and classes without panicking and being successful." Chaz A.

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

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, August 30, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the 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 after you register for the workshop. The mentor staff is available between 11:00 AM -7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 11:00 AM -5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, August 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, August 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Study Skills & Test Anxiety [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, August 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This session focuses on learning styles and study skills. You will learn skills for managing your time and ways to increase your motivation. You will practice specific memory strategies as well as learn various ways to manage test anxiety.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

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

Assertiveness Training [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Amethyst) or (Emerald)
Thursday, September 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323

"I've always struggled with assertiveness but now I feel I have the tools I need!" Barbara B.

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

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, September 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, September 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

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

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 6, 1:00 – 2:00 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: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health & Counseling

Lessons from the Most Positive Person in Town (Silver)
Tuesday, September 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
We all know "Positive People." What is is that makes these people different from the other people in our lives? And what lessons can we learn from them? This presentation shares lessons learned and stories collected from "The Most Positive Person in Town," people from small towns across the Appalachian Mountain region of the eastern US. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of positive people in their own lives and be challenged to consider whether they want to take the steps to become more positive people themselves.
Instructor: Dale Hartnett - Instructor at The College at Brockport and Monroe Community College

Who Moved My Cheese? [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Tuesday, September 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114

"In the future, I also want to apply the things I learned in this workshop about the different perspectives people take on change in my leadership positions." Patrick B.

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

Breathing & Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Onondaga Hall 220

"I needed to center myself because I have been very stressed and this gave me exactly what I needed. I love the sound meditation." Sam H.

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha. In this session, you will practice relaxing your body and mind through simple tools such as special breathing techniques and mantra meditation.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director for South Village Counseling Services, Health & Counseling

Volunteer & Study Abroad Fair (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 7, 12:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Lobby and Ballroom
Representatives from college and community organizations will be present to recruit volunteers and explain their programs and services. Students involved in the GOLD program and the Sapphire Certificate Program should attend and visit with as many organizations as possible in order to discover the range of possibilities for volunteer involvement. Sapphire students will need to complete additional paper work and submit a reflection. As opposed to a traditional workshop format, this is a fair, offered once each semester that features over thirty organizations and agencies from on campus and in the community that offer volunteer opportunities. Students wishing to obtain credit for the Volunteer Fair must visit a minimum of ten representatives and then reflect on the Volunteer Fair in a journal.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Cultiviating Happiness [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Sapphire)
Wednesday, September 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will review some basic happiness theory and research with the primary focus on developing various techniques that can be used to nurture a fun positive outlook on life.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

New Student Employee Session (Emerald)
Wednesday, September 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This session is an orientation session for new students who are working for the first time at the College either in Work Study or Temporary Service positions. A panel of administrators and staff will provide basic information and advice on how to become a successful employee. Instructors: Administrative Panel including: Lenny Sancilio, Dean of Students; Paul Jackson, Assistant Director of CIT Computing Services; Julie Briggs, Assistant Vice-President for Human Resources; Jon Heininger, Financial Aid Counselor; Stacey Wiley, Director of Career Development; Paula McClure, Community Outreach & Student Employment Services Coordinator; Tom Matthews, Associate Dean of Leadership & Service.
Instructor: Administrative Panel

Teambuilding: When Lives Are on the Line (Silver)
Wednesday, September 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Revisit the leadership and teambuilding lessons of the 1914-1917 Imperial Antarctic Expedition of Sir Ernest of the Endurance, on the 100th year anniversary of their expedition. The instructor for this workshop is the author of 15 books on teambuilding and has taught teambuilding and teamplay across the globe in hundreds of organizations ranging from grade schools to major corporations. This will be an interactive and fun workshop.
Instructor: Jim Cain - CEO, Teamworks & Teamplay

Be Kind and Unwind: An Introduction to Self-Compassion [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Thursday, September 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Discover the benefits of self-compassion in this new workshop. Self-compassion involves being kind to yourself, connecting with a sense of common humanity, and being mindful of your feelings. Through a blend of reflection, meditation, and discussion, students will learn how to practice self-compassion and boost their emotional resilience.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Friday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Knight's First Day of Service (Sapphire)
Saturday, September 10, 8:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The Knight's First Day of Service is open only to new students and transfers. Students will be assigned to work in groups helping community agencies with multiple service projects. In order to accommodate student volunteers and community agencies, you will be assigned to either an 8:00 am or 8:45 am time slot to arrive at the MacVittie Ballroom. A free lunch at the Geneseo Interfaith Center will follow the service projects.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

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

Basic Database Searching (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323

"Although I did know about some methods of research already this workshop introduced me to even more effective methods that will be extremely helpful." Paula M.

(Please bring a laptop to the workshop). Great leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research.
Instructor: Dan Ross - Academic Excellence, Milne Library

Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership (90-minute workshop) (No Certificate Credit)
Monday, September 12, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Want a group to follow you? What character trait will convince them to willingly accept your direction? If they see it, they'll give you their loyalty, commitment, energy, and productivity. How about the most important behaviors that exemplary leaders consistently practice ? Learn to behave like them and you will successfully drive achievement through group action. Can it really be that simple?
Instructors: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life; James Whitehead - NYS OPWDD, Associate Commissioner (Retired)

Opportunities in the Current Environmental Crisis (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
This workshop is intended to introduce students to the ten hour service requirement for the Jade certificate. Dan DeZarn, Director of the Office for Sustainability, will introduce attendees to local projects they can participate in and resources for personal sustainability projects. He will show students online resources for getting involved with the Office, and keeping up to date with the college's sustainability initiatives.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability

Self-Hypnosis [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, September 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room

"This workshop largely left behind the structure and fact-based learning evident in other workshops in favor of a more informal, relaxed environment." Robert S.

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

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Sapphire)
Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323

"The information I learned in this workshop proves useful in not just mentoring younger students, but also in helping close friends open up and confide in another." Ashley T.

Successful volunteers and leaders often cite a mentor who helped guide them in their leadership journey. In this session, students will learn the 10 Principles of Effective Mentoring. This workshop is designed for students to learn about mentoring, become more comfortable as mentors, and be prepared to serve in mentoring roles. Required for Mentors in the HEROS mentoring program.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Situational Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
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: Elliot Zenilman - Assistant Director for Housing and Facilities, Residence Life

Structured Reflection: Processing Your International Experience (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
So, you have just returned from studying abroad. Now, what? This session will guide students through the process of making sense of their international experience in relation to their daily life back at Geneseo. Time will be spent focusing on study abroad and its effects on interpersonal relationships, intrapersonal dimensions of self, and future academic and professional endeavors. Following this session, students will be required to submit a reflective paper to pursue the Global Engagement Series.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This workshop is an introduction to volunteerism and community engagement. You will gain a basic understanding of what it means to volunteer, why volunteerism matters, and how to find the right fit for you to provide quality service. Together, you will explore a wide range of volunteer opportunities including direct service, advocacy, and philanthropy and how to get the most out of your experiences. The instructor will cover local volunteer opportunities within Livingston and Monroe county as well as opportunities to serve around the country and the world. Please note: this workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Amethyst Certificate.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Student Organization Expo [SOLE] (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Lobby and Ballroom
Each semester the Student Organization Expo, sponsored by the College Union & Activities Department, provides an opportunity for new and returning students to talk to leaders of student organizations and volunteer for membership. New students in the GOLD program may earn Silver Certificate credit by registering for this program, obtaining an instructional handout at the GOLD Student Organization Expo Fair Table and visiting at least ten organizations' tables. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to become involved in organizations where they can practice the leadership skills they are learning in GOLD workshops.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Presentation Skills [Business PD Event] [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 204
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: Instructor(s): TBA

Running Effective Meetings [Business PD Event] [SOLE] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, September 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114

"I thought this workshop was very helpful in learning a new way to resolve conflict. Very touching." Stephanie G.

Restorative practices is based on four principles - inclusive decision making, active accountability, repairing the harms to the involved parties and rebuilding trust.. Got a conflict with your roommate, a friend or a neighbor? Come learn a new way to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner that allows both parties the opportunity to share their concerns, repair the harm that may have been caused by the conflict.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life

It's a Two-Way Street: Exploring Leader-Member Exchange Theory [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Thursday, September 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, September 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, September 15, 4:30 – 5:20 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Constitution Day Program (Gold) or (Opal)
Friday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
DESCRIPTION TO BE POSTED
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Sapphire)
Friday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114

"The information I learned in this workshop proves useful in not just mentoring younger students, but also in helping close friends open up and confide in another." Ashley T.

Successful volunteers and leaders often cite a mentor who helped guide them in their leadership journey. In this session, students will learn the 10 Principles of Effective Mentoring. This workshop is designed for students to learn about mentoring, become more comfortable as mentors, and be prepared to serve in mentoring roles. Required for Mentors in the HEROS mentoring program.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

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

Basics of Money Management [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, September 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In today's economic environment, keeping your financial house in order can be a challenge. Through this workshop, participants learn the basics of money management and personal finance. Find out about the key do's and don'ts when it comes to achieving financial success. The session will address budgeting, debt management, saving and investing, and the power of compound interest.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Schinski - Professor, Jones School of Business

Getting Your First Job (Emerald)
Monday, September 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Looking for your first job? Searching for your first job can be an exciting, but overwhelming process. If you are looking for a part-time job or job on-campus, this workshop will help you in securing your first job. Attending this session before the Volunteer and Part-time Job Fair on September 7, 12pm-4pm, will further your skills before meeting potential employers. This workshop includes an overview of resume, applications, interview preparation and how to keep a job.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, September 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Transitions from Abroad: Easing the Study Abroad Re-Entry Process (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
This workshop is most relevant to individuals who have already been abroad. Adjusting to life back at Geneseo after studying abroad can lead to a range of emotions and unexpected reactions. With a little exploration, this transition time can be a period of great personal growth and increased insight. This interactive workshop will provide students with the opportunity to engage in self-reflection, discuss their recent international experiences, and learn how to navigate the challenges associated with the re-entry process.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Coaching Leadership (Silver)
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
DESCRIPTION TO BE POSTED
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Financing Graduate School & Managing Student Loans [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Are you concerned about financing graduate school or what you need to do to manage paying off existing college loans? This session will help you prepare for managing your loans and other financial commitments after graduation.
Instructor: Megan Kennerknecht - Senior Financial Aid Counselor/Student Loan Coordinator, Financial Aid

Identity Expression (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
Everyone has multiple identities. This session will demonstrate how people express their different identities and provide a new understanding of the wide range of diversity that exists in our daily interactions with other people. This is a required workshop for the Opal Diversity and Cultural Competency Certificate. As the foundation of the Opal Certificate, Identity Expression introduces participants to an interactive analysis of diversity. They will learn what aspects go into creating an identity. Using their own lives as examples, participants will take a look at how they express that identity.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 – 2:00 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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, September 21, 1:00 – 1:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Becoming an Uber Efficient Researcher Using Research Management Tools (Ruby)
Wednesday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
(Please bring a laptop to the workshop). Find out how to use research management tools like Zotero to gather, organize and automatically create citations for research papers. In this workshop, you will learn about the options available and gain hands-on experience with one of these tools to capture, save and export citations into a word document in the citation style of your choice.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

What Is Civic & Community Engagement? [CIDD] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
Engaging in one's community includes personal action to join a group that is interesting to you, work on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, help with community projects, participate in local political party activities, or simply serve on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process.
Instructor: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Graduate School Application Process (Emerald)
Thursday, September 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Each year over 40% of Geneseo's new graduates enroll in graduate school full-time for the following fall. (The national rate is about 25%). This general session will provide information on key factors to consider in deciding if graduate school makes sense for you, how to identify schools and programs, as well as an overview of the numerous components of the application process.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, September 22, 1:00 – 2:00 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

Off Campus Living Fair (Bronze)
Thursday, September 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The Off Campus Living Fair features dozens of community agencies, businesses, and community groups. Come explore what they can offer to students living off campus to make your transition to your new home a success. The Fair will also feature cooking demonstrations, home maintenance clinics, and fire extinguisher training. If you have recently moved off campus, or are considering moving off campus next year, this event should not be missed!
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Building Your Personal Philosophy & Mission Statement (Silver) or (Amethyst)
Friday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114

"I liked this workshop a lot and I am now inspired to think about my interests and passions more and try to focus my intentions and decision making." Andrew C.

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

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

Social Change Model of Leadership [Business PD Event] [CIDD] [Leadership Symposium] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, September 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a differrence in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, and Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Unpacking Study Abroad: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers [Business PD Event] (Amethyst) or (Emerald)
Monday, September 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Studying abroad positively influences your marketability to future employers. Skills and knowledge learned abroad can be easily transferable into the working world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to demonstrate through your resume, cover letter, online presence, and interview the link between your study abroad experience and the skills valued by the company or organization you are applying to.
Instructor: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs

Write for Success [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [CIDD] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Monday, September 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop focuses on the importance of strong written communication skills outside the classroom. This workshop in effective professional writing addresses the formal expectations of business and professional communication both within and outside the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to critique and revise business memos and letters and think about the keys to writing for success: directness, succinctness, clarity, and correctness.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, September 26, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Advanced Interviewing Skills (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop is intended for students whom have attended Career Development's Basic Interviewing Skills workshop or for students with significant interview experience. Attendees need to have a basic understanding of the interview process to attend this workshop. In depth information on behavioral based interview questions, role playing, interview scenarios and salary negotiation will be covered. Pre-employment testing, handling multiple job offers and gracefully declining offers will also be addressed.
Instructors: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development; Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development

Servant Leadership [CIDD] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life

Rights & Responsibilities of Volunteers (Sapphire) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
As you get started in a new volunteer opportunity, do you know what you should be expecting or what your community organization is expecting of you? This session provides participants with a set of expectations organizations may have of them as volunteers and expectations participants may have of their volunteer experience. The instructor will also lead discussion through several case study scenarios to help volunteers feel prepared to advocate for themselves. Please note: this workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Jade Certificate.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activities - Structured Reflection (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Leaders must be able to think clearly about complex issues and act in an appropriate and responsible way. In order to make connections between your community engagement activities and the larger social community, you will be required to reflect on your experience in a structured manner and to make a brief presentation in the GREAT Day Program. 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. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Game on! Planning Programs & Major Events [SOLE] (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 213
King Kandy is hosting a grand celebration and everyone's invited to his castle for a concert! You are in charge of making all of the arrangements for the concert and you will need to travel the rainbow path to put all the details in order. Along the way, you'll encounter challenges and tasks that will help you prepare, and travel the ups and downs of event preparation. But watch out for those pitfalls in planning, they are everywhere and you will need to learn ways to avoid unexpected roadblocks and keep moving forward to bring everything together! The first to reach the castle with a good event plan in place wins the treats!
Instructors: Andrea Klein - Director, Scheduling & Events; Patty Hamilton-Rodgers - Associate, Sponsored Research

Healthy Relationships [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Unpacking Portrayals of Sustainability (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop will offer students a critical perspective on how sustainability issues are portrayed in our culture by scientists, politicians, activist groups, the media and more. How do these differing portrayals influence the way the general public sees sustainability? What has changed in public opinion about sustainability since the first Earth Day and why? When leaving the workshop students will understand how to look for bias in sustainability sources, and where to go for the best sustainability news.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability

Developing Inter-Group Relationships (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Thursday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Having the ability to interact with people of different backgrounds is a process. It depends on our awareness and comfort level with diverse groups. This workshop will examine our relationships with individuals different from ourselves. The workshop is designed to help individuals explore their own perceptions, experiences, and comfort level with diverse groups through an eye-opening activity. Ultimately, individuals will gain some insight into their own ways of thinking and can begin to apply what they've uncovered to future interactions with other groups and individuals.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

DIY Publishing (Ruby)
Thursday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the workshop). Experience a hands-on introduction to preparing books for publishing. Whether you are an aspiring writer, designer, or just curious, understanding the tools, methods and workflow in the publishing process is useful. This workshop will give an overview of the services available for publishing in print and online and some basic industry standards. Participants will then begin to prepare a manuscript for print and as an epub ebook. This session requires basic computer literacy and comfort with Microsoft Office.
Instructor: Allison Brown - Milne Library

Presentation Skills II [CIDD] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Thursday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Active Citizenship (Sapphire)
Friday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Many individuals have a desire to serve within their communities or other communities in need, but how does that desire to help you better understand the world you live in? Is there an end goal for service? This workshop introduces the Active Citizen Continuum, a model for understanding how you can turn a volunteer experience and empower yourself to work as a leader to make change in the world. Learn how to make sense of your community engagement journey, explore ways to share your experience with others, and understand how to make community part of your everyday life.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Friday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Each individual has a leadership style that he/she prefers to use and to follow. It is valuable to recognize that different situations call for different leadership styles. In this interactive workshop you will learn about different leadership styles and you will review some of the effective uses of these leadership styles.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Friday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

OCTOBER Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

Establishing Your Financial Life...the Right Way! [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Monday, October 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The years we spend in college not only mark the beginning of our career path, but also the beginning of our financial path. What will we save? What will we spend? What will we borrow? These are all important questions to answer! This course will equip you with the mindset and knowledge needed to answer these questions confidently and establish your financial life on a firm foundation.
Instructor: Andrea Colline - Credit Counseling Services of Rochester

Building Your Coping Toolbox: 10 Techniques for Managing Stress [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, October 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In this interactive session, you will identify a variety of strategies, or "tools," for managing stress. These will include cognitive strategies, breathing techniques, relaxation skills, and more.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director for South Village Counseling Services, Health & Counseling

Establishing Your Credit...the Right Way! [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Monday, October 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The thought of establishing your credit might feel like facing a treacherous maze - one wrong move may lead to disaster. The truth is, establishing your credit the right way doesnÂ’t have to be difficult! This course will help you understand the exact steps to get your credit on track without falling into any pitfalls. You will learn how to order your credit report, understand your credit report, what truly affects your credit score, and how to establish and maintain good credit without going into debt.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Leveraging Social Media to Make an Impact [Business PD Event] (Ruby)
Monday, October 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
(Please bring a laptop to the workshop). 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

Office Etiquette [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, October 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
Working in an office requires employees to meet performance and behavior standards. Learn the survival skills needed to become a high performing, valued and trusted employee.
Instructor: Julie Briggs - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Buying Your First Car Without Selling Your Soul [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Monday, October 3, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Whether you're ready to trade in that hand-me-down station wagon your parents gave you when you left for college, or it's simply time to toss that bus pass in the trash and get your own wheels, you're in for an adventure! Even when approached properly, buying your first car can be time-consuming and frustrating. This class will equip you with all the knowledge and confidence you need to shop effectively, find a reliable vehicle, negotiate the best price, and get the best loan for your first car.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Counseling Services of Rochester

Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate [Social Justice Series] (Jade)
Tuesday, October 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How much and what kind of energy we choose to use will have a direct impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. There are many possible routes to "carbon footprint" reduction, however it is often difficult to choose the most effective option. We will examine methods for evaluating the impact of different technologies and/or lifestyle changes on your personal contribution to climate change.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Giorgis - Professor, Geological Sciences

Financing Your Life [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this day and age knowing your FICO is imperative to living a comfortable life. Don't understand what FICO is? Come and learn from a professional that is well-versed in the financial world. It is so important that your money is well managed and monitored and that you take charge of your life and your bank account.
Instructor: Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo

Innovative Fundraising 101 [SOLE] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Are you looking for fresh ideas of how to successfully fundraise for your student organization or for a charity? This session will provide an opportunity for you to think "outside the box" for new, innovative fundraising ideas, as well as, how to effectively publicize for them. Bring your enthusiasm! This workshop utilizes small and large group discussion in order to encourage the exchange of creative and novel fundraising ideas. Participants will also learn how to utilize campus resources to make their fundraising plans a reality.
Instructor: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life

Don't Believe Everything Your Read: Critical Analysis of Sources (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323

"Very informative workshop! This changes the way I conduct research." Patrick W.

(Please bring a laptop to the workshop). Determining a source's worth is more complicated than identifying whether or not it is scholarly or popular. All types of sources--even those that are scholarly--can potentially host biased stances and/or flawed conclusions. Workshop attendees will be empowered to evaluate all of their sources beyond the surface-level, enhancing the quality of their own scholarship.
Instructor: Dan Ross - Academic Excellence Librarian, Milne Library

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 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

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 204
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

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, October 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114

"My biggest takeaway from this workshop would be to remember that leadership styles change with the situation." Taylor S.

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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 – 4:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In any career and at any level, you will find yourself working with a diverse atmosphere. With a wide range of diversity, how do you identify differences? How do you ensure everyone feels they are a key member? How do you create a welcoming environment? These are tricky, but critical skills a leader must possess to create a positive and productive team.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

What Do Employers Want? [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, October 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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

Day in the Life - Medical/Healthcare (Emerald)
Thursday, October 6, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2016-2017 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers!
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

OCTOBER Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Merger Integration/Business Transformation...Using Six Sigma & Kanri Principles [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, October 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Daniel Ward introduces students to the mathematical principles of Six Sigma and the organizational skills of Hushin Planning and Kanri Principles. He applies these to business, but also shows how they can be applied to everything in life. He uses a combination of personal experience with Bank of America and business and math theory.
Instructor: Dan Ward '87 - Senior Vice President & Program Management Executive, Bank of America

Persuading the Powerful [Social Justice] (Jade)
Wednesday, October 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
You're a member of a social activist group and you have lots of great ideas about how to make Geneseo and the larger world better. How do you get administrators and other powerful people to say yes to your great ideas so that you can implement new programs and services? It is easier than you might think. Pick up some great tips about how to do this in this workshop.
Instructors: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology; Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

The Privilege Walk (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Thursday, October 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114

"The privilege walk was interesting because it gave a visual representation of different systematic privileges." Paula M.

This interactive workshop provides a great opportunity to explore issues of privilege, power and inequality. A privilege walk will expose the lifelong impact of privileges and normality that we were either born into, or born without, followed by a group discussion.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

Get Your ZZZs [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Thursday, October 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
College students are one of the most sleep-deprived populations and there are many reasons why maintaining a regular sleep schedule is difficult. The demanding lives of high achieving and engaged students can make it challenging to maintain healthy sleep habits. This workshop will offer useful tools and tips for ways you can modify your daily routine to promote better sleep.
Instructor: Rebecca Ledwin - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, October 13, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Candidates Forum (Diamond)
Thursday, October 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
DESCRIPTION TO BE POSTED
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

OCTOBER Week 4 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 5 | Week 6

Advanced Interviewing Skills (Emerald)
Monday, October 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop is intended for students whom have attended Career Development's Basic Interviewing Skills workshop or for students with significant interview experience. Attendees need to have a basic understanding of the interview process to attend this workshop. In depth information on behavioral based interview questions, role playing, interview scenarios and salary negotiation will be covered. Pre-employment testing, handling multiple job offers and gracefully declining offers will also be addressed.
Instructor: SMIF Managers -

Writing Your Graduate School & Scholarship Application Essays (Emerald)
Monday, October 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Thinking about applying to graduate school or a scholarship? Time to get rid of all the cliche's you thought belonged in an application essay. Graduate schools want you to present yourself as an up-and-coming scholar and researcher, and you need to write an essay that conveys clear goals and concrete experiences to win one of the available open slots in a graduate class. This workshop is for students who are just beginning to think about their essays as well as for those who have started a draft. While we can't give you the particular disciplinary conventions of the program you're applying for--your professors and advisor can help you with that--we will review the basics of clear expression and principles of organization as well as tone and style.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, October 17, 4:00 – 4:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues (Jade) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, October 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is intended to introduce students to the ten hour service requirement for the Jade certificate. Dan DeZarn, Director of the Office for Sustainability, will introduce attendees to local projects they can participate in and resources for personal sustainability projects. He will show students online resources for getting involved with the Office, and keeping up to date with the college's sustainability initiatives.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability

The Power of Everyday People: Stories of Inspiration from Around the Globe [Social Justice] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Kris Dreessen gave away her possessions and took leave from her position at Geneseo as alumni magazine editor to live her dream: to travel the world and share stories that prove the power of everyday people to have a tremendous impact in the lives of others. She started by crowdfunding to build a school in El Sauce, Nicaragua, then shared stories of people she met who enact change. Meet Masai warriors, rural farmers, and others who show us what sometimes a single act and bravery can do. Participants will learn about the various ways individual from all income levels and often with few resources are affecting the future of others, wildlife conservation and more, and find out how they can join or start an effort they believe in.
Instructor: Kris Dreeseen - Manager of Editorial Services & Editor of The Scene, Advancement

Graduate School Fair (Emerald)
Tuesday, October 18, 5:00 – 7:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
DESCRIPTION TO BE ADDED
Instructor: Administrative Panel

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Community Resource Mapping [CIDD] (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Fireside Lounge
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy U [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In this workshop you will learn the impact of blood sugar on weight gain, how to manage food/sugar cravings, the role of toxins in weight loss resistance, how stress, hormones, and sleep come into play in weight maintenance, stress management techniques, and the importance of gut health in overall health. This class will help you determine the best eating style and lifestyle habits for you to maintain a healthy weight year round, and give you the tools to make and maintain healthy choices that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Instructor: Heather Carrera - Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services

Motivating the Middle [SOLE] (Silver)
Wednesday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Making the most of the members of your student organization. Many times in student organizations the focus is on the over achievers and the underachievers, leaving the middle members lacking attention, encouragement and drive. This workshop will help focus in on this groups population on how to become more successful as a member and as an organization.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Assistant Director for Housing and Facilities, Residence Life

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This workshop is an introduction to volunteerism and community engagement. You will gain a basic understanding of what it means to volunteer, why volunteerism matters, and how to find the right fit for you to provide quality service. Together, you will explore a wide range of volunteer opportunities including direct service, advocacy, and philanthropy and how to get the most out of your experiences. The instructor will cover local volunteer opportunities within Livingston and Monroe county as well as opportunities to serve around the country and the world. Please note: this workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Amethyst Certificate.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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

Networking 101: How to Make a Lasting Impression (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:00 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

Evaluating Argriculture's Environmental Impact (Jade)
Friday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
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

Mental Health Stigma: Where It Comes From and Why It Matters [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Friday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This presentation will focus on how the stigma of mental health issues can affect people both individually and as a collective. The program will be largely discussion based and will look at modern media portrayals as well as current events that relate to mental health awareness and stigma.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Career Connections Networking Reception [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, October 21, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | Big Tree Inn, Main Street, Geneseo
Interested in learning more about a particular career field, connecting with Alumni and practicing your networking skills all in a single afternoon? The Career Connections Networking Reception will provide you an opportunity to meet and network with an array of successful Geneseo alumni over hors d'oeuvres and great conversations. Alumni will share their career-related guidance and advice with students during this networking reception. All majors and years are welcome to attend this event to connect with alumni, gain insight into different careers and polish their networking skills. This event is sponsored by The Department of Career Development, Activities Commission, GOLD, and Alumni Relations.
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development

OCTOBER Week 5 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 6

Going Global: Examing Intercultural Competency Models (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Monday, October 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
A major priority for higher education institutions today, including SUNY Geneseo, is preparing students to engage in an increasingly global climate. Internationalization is at the core of many arenas, from education to business. This workshop will introduce participants to a number of intercultural competence models from various disciplines. Having a base of cross-cultural knowledge and increased awareness of how to operate in an international context will prove beneficial for studying abroad and for the innumerable intercultural experiences that will follow post-graduation
Instructor: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs

Healthy Bodies Need Good Nutrition [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, October 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Learn the proper balance of nutrients that are needed to maintain optimal health. Explore how to lose and maintain weight healthfully and how the right kind of food and timing of meals keep your brain functioning at peak levels.
Instructor: Rebecca Ledwin - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling

The Indirect Leader: How to Boss People Around Without Being Bossy [SOLE] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, October 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie Collge Union Hunt Room
Overtly directing people to attain a work or organizational objective (bossing) can backfire as a leadership tactic. Indirect leadership relies on shared vision and intrinsic motivation to achieving objectives. This workshop will compare direct and indirect leadership styles.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Kallio - Associate Professor, Psychology

Advanced Database Searching: Using Filters & Citation Tracking to Improve Your Search Results (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
(Please bring a laptop to the workshop). 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

Exploring Your Future Through Strong the Interest Inventory (Emerald)
Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
When I grow up, I want to be a __________. Not sure how to fill in the blank? Unsure of what to do after graduation? This workshop will connect your results from the career assessment - The Strong Interest Inventory (which participants take prior to this workshop) to potential career paths. Our staff will walk you through your results and help you feel a lot less stressed about filling in the blank. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Instructors: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development; Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Toolkit for Ethical Dilemmas [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This session will focus on strategies for young people in the workforce to deal with the inevitable and frequent ethical dilemmas that arise. Our instructor is the founder of The Kane Firm CPA and Column of Hope (a public health charity). His "toolkit" has been developed during his roles in industry finance and sales, bio tech companies as well as in public accounting and charity work.
Instructor: Mark S. Kane - Class of '80; The Kane Firm, CPA, PC, President, Column of Hope Foundation

Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, October 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
IQ and technical skills are entry-level qualifications, but it is emotional intelligence (EQ) that leaders must possess to be successful. This session will familiarize you with the 5 dimensions of emotional intelligence, drawing from Daniel Goleman's book on the topic. His research indicates that the most effective leaders have one important thing in common: they have a high degree of emotional intelligence. This session will include a video and substantive discussion on emotional intelligence and its impact on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This required workshop for the Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program will provide participants with a review of the history of leadership theories and concepts. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold Certificate in the current semester. This required workshop is crucial to the overall Gold Certificate because it provides basic knowledge that will be useful when participants prepare their final papers. Participants learn about sixteen different historical perspectives on leadership during the workshop. Participants will also be encouraged to attend workshops that focus on individual theories of leadership in the future.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, October 27, 1:00 – 1:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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: Librarian Milne Library

Relational Theory of Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Thursday, October 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Positive relationships are critical to effective and thriving organizations. The GOLD program defines leadership as a relational process of people together attempting to accomplish, change or make a difference to benefit the common good. In this session, participants will learn the major components of the Relational Leadership Model.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

OCTOBER Week 6 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, October 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
This session will use a model created as a process for collaboratively understanding and addressing conflicts and issues related to difference, discrimination, and inter-group tensions in a school context. Learn to apply this model in solving cross-cultural problems. This is a required workshop that informs participants about the cross-cultural problem-solving model, which includes six different steps. Within the interactive workshop, participants engage by working in groups, addressing a real life problem in order to further their understanding of the model.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

Just Breathe! [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, October 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Inhale and Exhale--learn helpful stress reduction breathing techniques that you can use in everyday life. We will also be exploring therapeutic pressure points on the body that can be used to release tension. Take an hour for yourself to come and explore, relax, and de-stress.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Interim Director of New Student Programs, Center for Community

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Silver)
Monday, October 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Do you ever feel like you can't be a leader because you aren't an extrovert? This workshop is based on Susan Cain's book, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" and explores concepts of what it means to be introverted and how to use your strengths in leadership roles. The instructor will lead discussion and provide examples of the "Extroverted Ideal," differences between introverts and extroverts, how to communicate with the opposite type, and the biology of introversion. Through developing an understanding of and appreciation for introversion, introverted students will learn how to become more effective leaders and extroverted students will gain an appreciation for and understanding of alternative leadership styles and methods.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

The History of Energy Use in America (Jade)
Monday, October 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Energy, technology, quality of life and environmental impact are all tied together in modern society and especially in the United States. Energy came to be recognized as a vital component of our way of life leading to the creation of the Energy Department as a cabinet-level post in 1979. We will examine the democratic and economic forces that have shaped governmental policy and free-market performance.
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Showers - Professor, School of Education

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

Developing Your Supervision Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 1, 1:00 – 2:00 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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, November 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Recognizing Child Abuse: What Happens Next? (Sapphire)
Tuesday, November 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Volunteers sometimes observe and need to deal with their suspicions of child abuse. This workshop will review the signs of child abuse and help participants sort through who is responsible for reporting the alleged abuse, and what happens after the reporting. This session is a must for students who volunteer to work with children. Working with children is a common and rewarding volunteerism opportunity, but also one that comes with the added responsibility of being part of protecting their well-being. This workshop brings in a guest instructor who is a child-protective case worker from the Livingston County Social Services Department to discuss the rules, regulations, and realities of not only recognizing signs of abuse but also the role of mandated reporters. Participants are given numerous real life examples and the opportunity to ask questions, work through decision making styles, and process feelings and experiences relating to issues surrounding child abuse and how reporting abuse impacts relationships. Further, each participant is given an orientation regarding what social services are available and how these services operate on a day-to-day basis.
Instructor: Marsha Mitchell - Case Supervisor, Livingston County Social Services Department Child Protective Unit

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

Introduction to Interviewing Skills (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
DESCRIPTION TO BE POSTED
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Building an Awareness of Unintentional Discrimination and Oppressive-Isms (Amethyst)
Thursday, November 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
During this interactive workshop, you will learn how microaggressions and socially constructed "isms" (racism, sexism, classism, etc.) affect everyday interactions. We will reveal how even the best intentions may still perpetuate discrimination through the use of subtle, yet oppressive, stereotypes and misconceptions. By recognizing these behaviors, you will develop an awareness to help guide your daily interactions with diverse demographics.
Instructor: Leiah Heckathorn - Study Abroad Intern, Office of International Programs

Introduction to Video Creation (Ruby)
Thursday, November 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
There is much more involved in creating a quality video than having a shiny camera and knowing what buttons to push in your video editing software. Video editing is a craft that if not pursued with a level of efficiency can become time consuming and frustrating, when it should be enjoyable and rewarding. The purpose of this session will be to provide GOLD students with an introduction to many of the facets involved in capturing, editing, and exporting video. At the end of your time in this session you will have a basic familiarity with the workflow, challenges, and skills necessary to complete a quality video project.
Instructor: Joe Dolce - Computing Information and Technology

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Newton
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: Instructor(s): TBA

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, November 3, 3:30 – 4:20 pm | Newton 204
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Indians and the Constitution (Diamond)
Friday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
DESCRIPTION TO BE POSTED
Instructor: Dr. Michael Oberg - SUNY Distinguished Professor, History Department

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

Building Personal Wealth [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, November 7, 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

LinkedIn and Your Job/Internship Search [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, November 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In this workshop, you will learn how to create a powerful online presence that will facilitate the achievement of your personal and professional goals. We will discuss how social media can help you make that critical connection or find that dream job or internship. This workshop will cover using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in your job search, along with much more.
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development

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

The Future of Energy Use in America (Jade)
Monday, November 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
As energy use impacts the economy, world affairs, the environment and personal decision-making, understanding the roles of energy and technology is important to informed leadership. We will look at predictions of supply and demand as they are affected by various scenarios and discuss implications.
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Showers - Professor, School of Education

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [CIDD] [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $25 fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been assigned. A printed inventory report will be provided to each individual at the workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

What is a Gap Year and Why You Should Consider It (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The primary focus of this session will be the Peace Corps and it's application process. However, information on other Gap Year options will be available. Dove Russo is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and is based in Rochester, New York. Since its inception in 1961, more than 270 Geneseo alumnae have participated in the Peace Corps. Come find out about this great opportunity and other Gap Year opportunities.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

What Is Civic and Community Engagement? [CIDD] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Engaging in one's community includes personal action to join a group that is interesting to you, work on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, help with community projects, participate in local political party activities, or simply serve on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process.
Instructor: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When did you first discover that there was such a thing as a leader? When did you decide that you could be a leader? When did you first experience leading? Can you remember what you did? Where do you think you are in the developmental process of leading? This session is based on the recent research on leadership identity development by the American College Personnel Association. Participants will critically evaluate the development of their personal leadership identity by connecting their own experiences and stages of development to this important theory. The workshop will also assist students in preparing their Personal Leadership Model.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Safe Zone Training (2-hour workshop) [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, November 9, 2:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This program is designed to develop a deeper awareness of and comfort level with sexual diversity, along with ways individuals can be supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. Personal ideas and assumptions related to GLBT topics will be addressed in an interactive format with ideas and reactions being openly discussed, along with ways to address sexual oppression.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life

Stress and Your Health [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, November 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This seminar will explore the mind/body links as they apply to specific physical illnesses and anxiety states. Learn more about the relationship between anxiety/stress and physical symptoms of illness and clinical disease syndromes. Recognition of specific syndromes and intervention strategies will be discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Radi - Medical Director, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Newton 204
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, November 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

From Agonized to Organized: Tips to Better Manage Your Computer Files & Folders (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
(Please bring a laptop to the workshop). This session provides a brief introduction to best practices for data management for undergraduate students in any discipline. Students will learn about basic data management concepts by working with data and files they already have. Discover useful tips for naming, organizing and preserving your files, photos and other digital content.
Instructors: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library; Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library

Day in the Life - Education (Emerald)
Thursday, November 10, 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: Instructor(s): TBA

Running Effective Meetings [Business PD Event] [SOLE] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Friday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

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

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 131
Leaders recognize they are part of a larger social community, and any problems of that community are therefore also problems for the individual leader. Students pursuing this leadership certificate may choose to either work on a service project with a community agency (broadly defined) or engage and reflect on multiple activities related to a social justice issue. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of deciding which tract to follow and what types of projects or issues will be the best fit for their interests and timeframe. Instructors will help participants define the nature of the service and activities they will be doing and help them develop an engagement plan to complete the Diamond Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Enhancing Your Academic Course Work Through International Education (Amethyst)
Monday, November 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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Instructor: Faculty Panel

Mindfulness in a Minute [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, November 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator

Writing Cover Letters That Get You The Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, November 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Civility in Leadership and In Life (Silver)
Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
P.M. Forni, professor of Italian literature at Johns Hopkins, describes civility as "gracious goodness," and "the benevolent awareness of others." This workshop will explore Forni's writing on civility, and how the concept relates to our obligations to the Geneseo community. Participants will, as a result of participating in this session, learn Forni's "Nine Rules for a Civil Life."
Instructors: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio - Vice President for Student and Campus Life; Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership and Business [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
When do the ends justify the means? Just how ethical do you need to be? Who is the leader responsible to for his/her actions? Are results all that matter? What actions are appropriate and which go beyond the ethical parameters? These are the questions begging for attention by the American business and professional world. The instructor has extensive experience with one of the major auditing firms and will help you think through how you will answer the questions in your current and future leadership roles.
Instructor: John Thorne - PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner (Retired)

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 – 2:00 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

MacVittie Lecture: One Nation, Under God: The Myth, Ethic and Hope of Religious Freedom in the USA (Diamond)
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Doty Recital Hall
While the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America suggests a sovereign God over all, the nation's First Amendment guarantees religious freedom for all citizens. Is complete religious freedom credible, even when some religious views may threaten harm? In a land of increasing religious diversity, and in a world fraught with violent conflict over religious ideas, can the historic US commitment to religious freedom (1) foster constructive relationships within communities and, (2) provide a solid, practical ethic to help secure the nation's future? Our guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Wendy J. Deichmann is Professor of History and Theology at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Deichmann served as the president of the seminary for 8 years. Her areas of teaching and research include the history of Christianity, women in the history of Christianity, historical theology, and Wesleyan/United Methodist studies. Deichmann has published numerous articles on the history of Christian missions and the social gospel movement and is the author of Gender and the Social Gospel. This event is cosponsored by the MacVittie Lecture Committee, the Office of the President, GOLD, and the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP).
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Wendy J. Deichmann - Professor of History and Theology, United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.

Post-Graduate Opportunities Abroad (Amethyst)
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Bailey 103
Considering volunteering, working, or teaching abroad after graduation? In this session, students will explore the practical considerations of such a decision and employ reflective activities to begin to craft their ideal post-graduate experience abroad.
Instructor: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs

Developing a Personal Leadership Model (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program requires students to articulate written and verbal statements of their personal philosophy of leadership. This informal coaching session will provide students with an opportunity to work on their model with the assistance of the instructor. Reference materials and resources will be available. Participants complete self-evaluation activities and individual goal setting exercises designed to help them formulate their personal philosophies of leadership. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold certificate during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Identity Abroad and At Home (Amethyst)
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Crossing national borders can have a dramatic impact on how you interpret your own identity. In this panel presentation, current Geneseo students will speak about their experiences with identity and how it changes and grows through international experience. Panelists from around the world will represent a variety of locations studied, academic disciplines, duration of travel, and various aspects of identity.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Media Literacy: Mass Media and our Socio-Cultural Learning (Bronze) or (Opal)
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
An average American watches TV four hours a day or more. This means 13 years straight of your life is spent watching TV. You are exposed to 4,000 ads or more; every 15 seconds while you are awake. Though subconsciously, you are constantly exposed to a massive amount of information through the media. How is your favorite Hollywood star doing? What is trendy clothing? How to be classy? We all learn these from mass-mediated messages, such as TV, the Internet, and ads. This workshop explores a few areas where the mass media influence our socio-cultural learning, including areas closely related to our campus life. It then focuses on media literacy: how to critically read and analyze media messages that surround us.
Instructor: Dr. Atsushi Tajima - Associate Professor, Communication

What's Up With Fracking? (Jade)
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Fireside Lounge
Fracking is a hot button issue in our political sphere - but what is it? What are the actual environmental harms of fracking? What can we do to combat fracking at the local, state, and national levels? Dan DeZarn, Director of the Office of Sustainability, will answer all these questions and more, giving a complete overview of fracking and his personal experiences with it.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability

Networking 101: Making a Lasting Impression (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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

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

Creating a Climate of Care (Bronze)
Monday, November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Does your organization or life feel sticky? Trust is the glue that bonds great people, processes, and environments in order to ensure long-term success. Based on the book, The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey, this workshop will explore the first three waves of trust--self-trust, relationship trust, and organizational trust. Trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year, so come join this lively discussion as we look into how we can make trust the core of our personal and professional lives.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Learn how to develop a strategic planning method, called a SWOT analysis that one can apply to anything he/she wants to succeed in. It's a planning vehicle that actually shows what needs to be worked on in order to succeed at anything ranging from that tough exam you have next week to beating the next level of a video game.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs

Kognito Debriefing (Silver)
Monday, November 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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Conflict Resolution [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Amethyst) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, November 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Problem Solving [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Amethyst) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, November 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Have you ever played the "whack-a-mole" game? In this session, participants will learn a methodology to solve problems so that they do not feel as if they are constantly hitting the same concerns only in different areas. The workshop will discuss the process of problem solving in detail and participants will have some fun at the same time.
Instructors: Andrea Klein - Director, Scheduling & Events; Heather DiFino - Interim Director of New Student Programs, Center for Community

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

Mass Imprisonment in the United States [Social Justice] (Opal)
Monday, November 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Over the past four decades, the imprisonment rate in the US has increased by more than 500%, leading to the highest rate of imprisonment in our history and in the world. This program explores why US imprisonment rates are so high, the financial costs of mass imprisonment, and its effects on families, communities, and democracy.
Instructor: Dr. William Lofquist - Professor, Sociology Department

SMART Goals [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, November 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Relevant and Time-bound. Participants will learn how to create SMART goals and use them effectively to establish priorities that meet the needs of a group or organization. This workshop presents a strategy for creating and reviewing goals that is known as SMART. The application of the SMART goals strategy ensures that goals can be used by a person working on a short term or long term task. In addition, a person can guarantee that their task is fulfilled to the desired level of quality, while not wasting resources or time. Participants practice creating SMART goals and receive feedback from the instructor.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life

Applying for Service Jobs - AmeriCorps VISTA & Rochester Youth Year (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Are you looking to take a year or more after college to do service work? Come to this workshop and learn about the application process and opportunities for service through AmeriCorps VISTA and the local Rochester Youth Year program.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Each individual has a leadership style that he/she prefers to use and to follow. It is valuable to recognize that different situations call for different leadership styles. In this interactive workshop you will learn about different leadership styles and you will review some of the effective uses of these leadership styles.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life

True Colors: What Color Are You? [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In building relationships with members of your organization or team, you help others to connect and recognize how personality plays a role in the overall effectiveness of your team. This workshop will examine various personality assessment tools, look at ways in which personality effects relationships and work-style; and provide suggestions for using these tools to create a stellar team that works collaboratively based on individual assets. This highly participatory workshop offers one perspective on personality type and its impact on teambuilding and teamwork. Participants are encouraged to share experiences with one another and to see this model not as explanation for all behaviors and interactions but as another component for looking at interpersonal dynamics.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

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

Developing Your Personal Sustainability Plan (Jade)
Wednesday, November 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
A sustainable lifestyle is about making choices and considering the environmental impacts of your daily decisions. In this session you will be given the opportunity for reflective and conversational activities that will guide you to make and sustain a change in our life that you can be inspired and passionate about. Your changes will be captured in your Personal Sustainability Plan, helping you to track and measure your impact.
Instructor: Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services

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

DECEMBER Week 1 | Week 2

Volunteer Involvement Reflection (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Thursday, December 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
All students pursuing the Sapphire Volunteerism & Leadership Certificate are required to complete a minimum of ten hours in a volunteer activity. The activity should be an approved volunteer opportunity of the College's Volunteer Center. This session will provide an opportunity for students to share their volunteer experiences. This workshop gives participants who have completed volunteering activities an opportunity to share experiences with fellow volunteers and those interested in getting involved in volunteering. During this moderated discussion, participants will give brief public presentations on the volunteer work that was done and share impressions on the experience with everyone. Questions are encouraged as participants come together to collaborate and share knowledge. Additionally, participants will be asked to brainstorm and share journal reflection questions and ideas as a means to prompt further discussion and exploration.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Speed Networking (90-minute workshop) [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, December 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Big Tree Inn, Main Street, Geneseo
Based on the speed dating concept, Speed Networking brings Geneseo students together with staff and alumni/ae to build networking skills in a no-pressure environment. The event will begin at 5:30 pm at the Big Tree Inn with the "Speed Networking" portion of the program taking place from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to chat with alumni and staff both before and after the structured portion of the program. Dress will be business casual (no jeans, collared shirt for men, dress slacks/skirt and blouse for women). Don't miss this fun opportunity to gain valuable networking tips and practice making a positive first impression! The program will conclude at 7:00 pm. Participation is limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development

DECEMBER Week 2 | Week 1

Following the Money: Economics & the Environment (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, December 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop will teach students how to 'follow the money' when thinking about environmental issues. The workshop will give an overview of some economic terms and then apply that language to environmental practices today. The workshop will also teach students how to do energy-use calculations to determine what practices in their own lives are costing, or saving, them money, while helping the environment.
Instructor: Dr. Chris Annala - Professor, School of Business

Planning & Leading Service Trips (Silver) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Monday, December 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
If an individuals' passion is service work and they would like to further develop their service and leadership skills, this workshop is designed for them! Learn what is involved in planning a successful service event or in leading a group of peers on a service-related activity. This workshop will cover the "dos" and "don'ts" and help prepare participants to step into the role of a team leader or trip coordinator.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Stress Reduction [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, December 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This program will include various stress reduction techniques to provide multiple avenues for students to control the effects of stress inherent to the collegiate setting. Techniques will include but are not limited to: coloring, mindfulness, and time management. Through hands on activities and a brief presentation and discussion, students will gain knowledge and practice in combating stress. The goal of this program is to have an open dialogue about stress and explore options for reducing it your life.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

A Simple "Thank You" (Gold)
Tuesday, December 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Everyone likes to be recognized for a job well done, for going the extra mile, and for accomplishing more than what was expected. In fact, employees who feel recognized for the work that they do are more likely to exude positively in the workplace and repeat their positive contributions- a win/win! Any form of recognition has the power to change the environment in which you lead and effective leaders make it a point to insert acts of appreciation into their daily routine. This presentation will discuss the benefits of appreciative leadership as well as simple yet meaningful ways you can give thanks while simultaneously building a stronger team.
Instructor: Erin Halligan-Avery - Administrative Director of Student Health & Counseling, Health & Counseling

Is It Your Job or Your Passion? Visioning Your Future [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, December 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Is it possible to create a job that meets all of your interests, makes you want to come to work every day? Learn how to take your vision and map your future. This workshop is intended to help participants realize that when exploring career options they should involve content that the participants are passionate about.
Instructor: Marilyn Moore - Emeriti Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Taking the Next Steps (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, December 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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

Deconstructing the Interview (Emerald)
Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Does anyone really know what to expect during the interview process? Deconstructing an Interview lets you peer into the mind of a recruiter by looking at the pieces of the process from application to interview from a recruiter's perspective. If you're baffled by what recruiters really look for, have ever interviewed and did not receive the position, or left an interview thinking it could have gone better - this workshop is for you! Deconstructing an Interview may not help you predict the outcome of an interview, but it will help you put your best foot forward as you prepare for life beyond Geneseo!
Instructor: Rejoyce Owusu - Talent Management Recruiter, Class of '11, ESL Federal Credit Union

Reflections in Current Environmental Issues (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability

Kognito Debriefing (Silver)
Thursday, December 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
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Instructor: Erin Halligan-Avery - Administrative Director of Student Health & Counseling, Health & Counseling

JANUARY Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Servant Leadership [CIDD] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This workshop is an introduction to volunteerism and community engagement. You will gain a basic understanding of what it means to volunteer, why volunteerism matters, and how to find the right fit for you to provide quality service. Together, you will explore a wide range of volunteer opportunities including direct service, advocacy, and philanthropy and how to get the most out of your experiences. The instructor will cover local volunteer opportunities within Livingston and Monroe county as well as opportunities to serve around the country and the world. Please note: this workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Amethyst Certificate.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Getting Your First Job (Emerald)
Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Looking for your first job? Searching for your first job can be an exciting, but overwhelming process. If you are looking for a part-time job or job on-campus, this workshop will help you in securing your first job. Attending this session before the Volunteer and Part-time Job Fair on September 7, 12pm-4pm, will further your skills before meeting potential employers. This workshop includes an overview of resume, applications, interview preparation and how to keep a job.
Instructor: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Social Change Model of Leadership [CIDD] [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a differrence in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, and Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When did you first discover that there was such a thing as a leader? When did you decide that you could be a leader? When did you first experience leading? Can you remember what you did? Where do you think you are in the developmental process of leading? This session is based on the recent research on leadership identity development by the American College Personnel Association. Participants will critically evaluate the development of their personal leadership identity by connecting their own experiences and stages of development to this important theory. The workshop will also assist students in preparing their Personal Leadership Model.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

What is Civic & Community Engagement? [CIDD] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Thursday, January 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Engaging in one's community includes personal action to join a group that is interesting to you, work on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, help with community projects, participate in local political party activities, or simply serve on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process.
Instructor: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Leaders recognize they are part of a larger social community, and any problems of that community are therefore also problems for the individual leader. Students pursuing this leadership certificate may choose to either work on a service project with a community agency (broadly defined) or engage and reflect on multiple activities related to a social justice issue. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of deciding which tract to follow and what types of projects or issues will be the best fit for their interests and timeframe. Instructors will help participants define the nature of the service and activities they will be doing and help them develop an engagement plan to complete the Diamond Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

JANUARY Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 5

Get Your ZZZs! [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, January 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
College students are one of the most sleep-deprived populations and there are many reasons why maintaining a regular sleep schedule is difficult. The demanding lives of high achieving and engaged students can make it challenging to maintain healthy sleep habits. This workshop will offer useful tools and tips for ways you can modify your daily routine to promote better sleep.
Instructor: Rebecca Ledwin - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling

Relational Theory of Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Monday, January 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Positive relationships are critical to effective and thriving organizations. The GOLD program defines leadership as a relational process of people together attempting to accomplish, change or make a difference to benefit the common good. In this session, participants will learn the major components of the Relational Leadership Model.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 130
Each semester the Student Organization Expo, sponsored by the College Union & Activities Department, provides an opportunity for new and returning students to talk to leaders of student organizations and volunteer for membership. New students in the GOLD program may earn Silver Certificate credit by registering for this program, obtaining an instructional handout at the GOLD Student Organization Expo Fair Table and visiting at least ten organizations' tables. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to become involved in organizations where they can practice the leadership skills they are learning in GOLD workshops.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Onondaga 220
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

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Unpacking Study Abroad: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers [Business PD Event] (Amethyst) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Studying abroad positively influences your marketability to future employers. Skills and knowledge learned abroad can be easily transferable into the working world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to demonstrate through your resume, cover letter, online presence, and interview the link between your study abroad experience and the skills valued by the company or organization you are applying to.
Instructor: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs

Writing Your Graduate School & Scholarship Application Essays (Emerald)
Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Thinking about applying to graduate school or a scholarship? Time to get rid of all the cliche's you thought belonged in an application essay. Graduate schools want you to present yourself as an up-and-coming scholar and researcher, and you need to write an essay that conveys clear goals and concrete experiences to win one of the available open slots in a graduate class. This workshop is for students who are just beginning to think about their essays as well as for those who have started a draft. While we can't give you the particular disciplinary conventions of the program you're applying for--your professors and advisor can help you with that--we will review the basics of clear expression and principles of organization as well as tone and style.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

Student Organization Expo [SOLE] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Each semester the Student Organization Expo, sponsored by the College Union & Activities Department, provides an opportunity for new and returning students to talk to leaders of student organizations and volunteer for membership. New students in the GOLD program may earn Silver Certificate credit by registering for this program, obtaining an instructional handout at the GOLD Student Organization Expo Fair Table and visiting at least ten organizations' tables. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to become involved in organizations where they can practice the leadership skills they are learning in GOLD workshops.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Discover the Seven Secrets of Schmoozing Success [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, January 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Getting ready for that first job? Wondering how to make people delighted that you are working with them? Explore the skills for proper handshakes, making small talk, cubicle courtesy, remembering names, maintaining the "proper" distance, where to sit in a meeting, writing thank-you's, and more.
Instructor: Ginni Jurkowski - Lecturer, Department of Communication

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This required workshop for the Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program will provide participants with a review of the history of leadership theories and concepts. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold Certificate in the current semester. This required workshop is crucial to the overall Gold Certificate because it provides basic knowledge that will be useful when participants prepare their final papers. Participants learn about sixteen different historical perspectives on leadership during the workshop. Participants will also be encouraged to attend workshops that focus on individual theories of leadership in the future.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Running Effective Meetings [Business PD Event] [SOLE] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services

Developing a Personal Leadership Model (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program requires students to articulate written and verbal statements of their personal philosophy of leadership. This informal coaching session will provide students with an opportunity to work on their model with the assistance of the instructor. Reference materials and resources will be available. Participants complete self-evaluation activities and individual goal setting exercises designed to help them formulate their personal philosophies of leadership. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold certificate during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

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Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate [Social Justice] (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, January 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 130
How much and what kind of energy we choose to use will have a direct impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. There are many possible routes to "carbon footprint" reduction, however it is often difficult to choose the most effective option. We will examine methods for evaluating the impact of different technologies and/or lifestyle changes on your personal contribution to climate change.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Giorgis - Professor, Geological Sciences

Five Exemplary Leadership Practices (90-minute workshop) (No Certificate Credit)
Monday, January 30, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Want a group to follow you? What character trait will convince them to willingly accept your direction? If they see it, they'll give you their loyalty, commitment, energy, and productivity. How about the most important behaviors that exemplary leaders consistently practice ? Learn to behave like them and you will successfully drive achievement through group action. Can it really be that simple?
Instructors: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life; James Whitehead - NYS OPWDD, Associate Commissioner (Retired)

Persuading the Powerful [Social Justice] (Jade)
Monday, January 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
You're a member of a social activist group and you have lots of great ideas about how to make Geneseo and the larger world better. How do you get administrators and other powerful people to say yes to your great ideas so that you can implement new programs and services? It is easier than you might think. Pick up some great tips about how to do this in this workshop.
Instructors: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology Department; Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services

Write for Success [Business PD Event] [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze)
Monday, January 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, January 30, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne 104
(Please bring a laptop to the 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

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Office Etiquette [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Working in an office requires employees to meet performance and behavior standards. Learn the survival skills needed to become a high performing, valued and trusted employee.
Instructor: Julie Briggs - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Servant Leadership [CIDD] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Services & Title IX Coordinator for Students, Student & Campus Life


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