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

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire)
Thursday, September 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, September 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying with leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 8, 3:00 – 4:00 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Who Moved My Cheese? [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Tuesday, September 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Volunteer Fair (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 9, 12:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Lobby & 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
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Healthy Relationships [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Wednesday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
How do you keep the lines of communication open so that you can maintain strong, honest, and respectful relationships? What are signs of an unhealthy relationship? Learn about ways to foster happiness in your relationships and what to do if relationships are unhealthy.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

New Employees Session (Emerald)
Wednesday, September 9, 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 203
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, September 9, 3:30 – 4:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Interviewing Skills for Jobs and Internships [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, September 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills as well as how to handle Behavioral Based Interviewing or BBI. BBI is used by most employers and is significantly more challenging than answering traditional interview questions. Other formats covered are open-ended and opinion questions. Be prepared to learn and practice these types of very important questions that will help you get the job offer.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Writing Your Grad School and Scholarship Application Essays (Emerald)
Thursday, September 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Thinking about applying to graduate school or a scholarship? Time to get rid of all the cliche's you thought belonged in an application essay. Graduate schools want you to present yourself as an up-and-coming scholar and researcher, and you need to write an essay that conveys clear goals and concrete experiences to win one of the available open slots in a graduate class. This workshop is for students who are just beginning to think about their essays as well as for those who have started a draft. While we can't give you the particular disciplinary conventions of the program you're applying for--your professors and advisor can help you with that--we will review the basics of clear expression and principles of organization as well as tone and style.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, September 10, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Friday, September 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Friday, September 11, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leader Center
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Knight's First Day of Service [GISP Event] (Sapphire)
Saturday, September 12, 8:00 – 1:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Knights First Day of Service is a program for new transfer and first-year students who will begin their studies at Geneseo in the fall. This volunteer effort gives you the opportunity to give back to Geneseo and the surrounding community while meeting and working with other new students. Students spend a Saturday morning at locations around Livingston County helping people or programs. Projects may include painting a barn, cleaning up a trail in Letchworth State Park, serving a senior citizen, or organizing books at the library. We'll identify a project for you, and you'll make new friends! We plan this event near the beginning of September in memory of the victims of the attacks of 9/11.

 Sign up today to join your classmates on Saturday, September 12, 2015! The program will run from 8:00am to 2:00pm and includes a luncheon near campus. Transportation will be provided for students who are placed at sites not within walking distance. Space is limited so sign up today!
Instructors: Center for Community & GOLD Leader Mentors - Staff Members; Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

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

Innovative Fundraising 101 [SOLE] (Bronze)
Monday, September 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Are you looking for fresh ideas of how to successfully fundraise for your student organization or for a charity? This session will provide an opportunity for you to think "outside the box" for new, innovative fundraising ideas, as well as, how to effectively publicize for them. Bring your enthusiasm! This workshop utilizes small and large group discussion in order to encourage the exchange of creative and novel fundraising ideas. Participants will also learn how to utilize campus resources to make their fundraising plans a reality.
Instructor: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Monday, September 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Successful volunteers and leaders often cite a mentor who helped guide them in their leadership journey. In this session, students will learn the 10 Principles of Effective Mentoring. This workshop is designed for students to learn about mentoring, become more comfortable as mentors, and be prepared to serve in mentoring roles.
Instructors: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community; Paige O'Connor - Student Coordinator, HEROS Program
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Opportunities in the Current Environmental Crisis (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Game On! Planning Programs & Major Events [SOLE] (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 15, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
King Kandy is hosting a grand celebration and everyone's invited to his castle for a concert! You are in charge of making all of the arrangements for the concert and you will need to travel the rainbow path to put all the details in order. Along the way, you'll encounter challenges and tasks that will help you prepare, and travel the ups and downs of event preparation. But watch out for those pitfalls in planning, they are everywhere and you will need to learn ways to avoid unexpected roadblocks and keep moving forward to bring everything together! The first to reach the castle with a good event plan in place wins the treats!
Instructors: Andrea Klein - Director, Scheduling & Events; Patty Hamilton-Rodgers - Associate, Sponsored Research
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Keys to Effective Mentoring (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, September 15, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Successful volunteers and leaders often cite a mentor who helped guide them in their leadership journey. In this session, students will learn the 10 Principles of Effective Mentoring. This workshop is designed for students to learn about mentoring, become more comfortable as mentors, and be prepared to serve in mentoring roles.
Instructors: Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community; Paige O'Connor - Student Coordinator, HEROS Program
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 15, 3:00 – 4:00 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: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director of Counseling Services, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts [Town Gown Success] (Silver) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, September 15, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Restorative practices is based on four principles - inclusive decision making, active accountability, repairing the harms to the involved parties and rebuilding trust.. Got a conflict with your roommate, a friend or a neighbor? Come learn a new way to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner that allows both parties the opportunity to share their concerns, repair the harm that may have been caused by the conflict.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, September 15, 4:30 – 5:20 pm | Milne 208
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Student Organization Expo [SOLE] (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 16, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Each semester the Student Organization Expo, sponsored by the College Union & Activities Department, provides an opportunity for new and returning students to talk to leaders of student organizations and volunteer for membership. New students in the GOLD program may earn Silver Certificate credit by registering for this program, obtaining an instructional handout at the GOLD Student Organization Expo Fair Table and visiting at least ten organizations' tables. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to become involved in organizations where they can practice the leadership skills they are learning in GOLD workshops.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Confederate Battle Flag and Freedom of Expression: Constitution Day Event [GISP Event] (Gold) or (Diamond)
Thursday, September 17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
On December 15th, 1791, the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified, establishing such concepts as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. Nearly 225 years later, first amendment rights continue to provoke widespread debate throughout the country, especially when it comes to the public display of the Confederate battle flag on state and federal lands. In this workshop, a panel comprised of faculty members will discuss applying the first amendment in the 21st century and the debate surrounding controversial symbols like the Confederate battle flag.
Instructors: Dr. Catherine Adams - Associate Professor, History Department; Dr. Justin Behrend - Associate Professor, History Department; James Moor - Lecturer, Political Science & International Relations; Dr. David Gordon - Associate Provost
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Day in the Life - Law/Legal Service (Emerald)
Thursday, September 17, 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Unpacking Portrayals of Sustainability (Jade) *Required Workshop
Friday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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.
Instructors: Joshua Murphy - Intern, Sustainability Office; Joanna Ostroot - Intern, Office of Sustainibility
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

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

Basics of Money Management [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop will be rescheduled later in the semester. In today's economic environment, keeping your financial house in order can be a challenge. Through this workshop, participants learn the basics of money management and personal finance. Find out about the key do's and don'ts when it comes to achieving financial success. The session will address budgeting, debt management, saving and investing, and the power of compound interest.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Schinski - Professor, Jones School of Business
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Got Credibility? [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Monday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Kouzes and Posner assert in The Leadership Challenge that credibility is the foundation of leadership. Loyalty, commitment, energy, and productivity depend on it. What's the basis of that claim? Student leaders are constantly making decisions and taking actions that enhance or damage their credibility. What determines credibility?
Instructor: James Whitehead - NYS OPWDD, Associate Commissioner (Retired)
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Identity Expression (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 319
Everyone has multiple identities. This session will demonstrate how people express their different identities and provide a new understanding of the wide range of diversity that exists in our daily interactions with other people. This is a required workshop for the Opal Diversity and Cultural Competency Certificate. As the foundation of the Opal Certificate, Identity Expression introduces participants to an interactive analysis of diversity. They will learn what aspects go into creating an identity. Using their own lives as examples, participants will take a look at how they express that identity. This workshop is required for the Opal Certificate and is optional for Amethyst.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Just Breathe! [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, September 21, 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 - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Lessons from the Most Positive Person in Town (Silver)
Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
We all know "Positive People." What is is that makes these people different from the other people in our lives? And what lessons can we learn from them? This presentation shares lessons learned and stories collected from "The Most Positive Person in Town," people from small towns across the Appalachian Mountain region of the eastern US. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of positive people in their own lives and be challenged to consider whether they want to take the steps to become more positive people themselves.
Instructor: Dale Hartnett - Class of '70, Professor, The College at Brockport & Monroe Community College
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 – 4:00 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.
Instructors: Courtney Havens - Academic Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Bryan Rivera - EOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Beverly Henke-Lofquist - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Structured Reflection: Processing Your International Experience (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
(Amethyst Certificate Requirement) 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 Certificate.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Volunteerism, Engagement and Service [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Amethyst) or (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This session is an introduction to volunteerism, community engagement, and service learning. You will learn a conceptual framework for volunteer service and explore the myriad of opportunities to volunteer in the Geneseo and Greater Livingston and Monroe County area or the Livingston County CARES programs and projects in Harrison County, Mississippi. Learn how to get the most out of your volunteer experience by choosing a volunteer and service opportunity that will benefit you, as well as the recipients. This workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Amethyst.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

From Agonized to Organized: Tips to Better Manage Your Computer Files and Folders (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
This session provides a brief introduction to best practices for data management for undergraduate students in any discipline. Students will learn about basic data management concepts by working with data and files they already have. Discover useful tips for naming, organizing and preserving your files, photos and other digital content.
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Graduate School Application Process [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Wednesday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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.
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

What Is Civic and Community Engagement? [CIDD] [Town Gown Success] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Engaging in one's community includes personal action to join a group that is interesting to you, work on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, help with community projects, participate in local political party activities, or simply serve on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process.
Instructor: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Worlds in Translation: The Future Lies in Comparison: All-College Hour Lecture with Maria Lima [Social Justice Series] [All-College Hour Lecture Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Maria Helena Lima, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at SUNY Geneseo, was born in Brazil. Her research and teaching focus on the Caribbean, the African diaspora, and Black British writing. Some of her publications include "The Politics of Teaching Black and British Writing" (Palgrave 2004) and entries on Andrea Levy, Dorothea Smartt, and Meera Syal in the Dictionary of Literary Biography (Vol. 347, 2009). With Miriam Alves, she translated and co-edited a bilingual anthology of fiction by Afro-Brazilian women, Women Righting/Mulheres Escrevendo (Mango 2005). She has published "A Written Song: Andrea Levy's Neo-Slave Narrative" in Entertext (http://www.brunel.ac.uk/arts/research/entertext/issues/entertext-9) and TThe Choice of Opera for a Revisionist History: Joan Anim-Addo's Imoinda as a Neo-Slave Narrative, in Transcultural Roots Uprising: The Rhizomatic Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean (2013). She's currently co-editing (with Joan Anim-Addo, University of London) a special issue of Callaloo on contemporary neo-slave narratives. Lima has been chosen as the "James and Julia Lockhart Professor, 2014-2017," but this is not the Lockhart Lecture she's supposed to deliver.
Instructor: Dr. Maria Lima - Professor, English
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Basic Database Searching (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:00 pm | Milne 104
Great leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research.
Instructor: Dan Ross - Academic Excellence, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Off-Campus Living Fair [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Thursday, September 24, 2:30 – 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

It's a Two-Way Street: Exploring Leader-Member Exchange Theory [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Thursday, September 24, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Most of the leadership theories you've learned about probably center on leadership from the point of view of the leader but Leader-Member Exchange Theory is different. This theory focuses on the relationship between the leader and the follower - a two-way relationship that gives the follower an important role in shaping the leadership process. During this workshop, we'll discuss the Leader-Member Exchange Theory, the role that communication plays in developing relationships, and how you can utilize the Leader-Member Exchange Theory to become a better leader. Instructor: Carey Backman, Director of Student Activities & Leadership, Nazareth College
Instructor: Carey Backman - Director of Student Activities & Leadership, Nazareth College
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills II [CIDD] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Thursday, September 24, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Bad vs. Good Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Saturday, September 26, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Much of the discussion in the literature on leadership centers on the concept of how to be a good and effective leader. Barbara Kellerman, Research Director of the Center for Public Leadership in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, concluded in her recent book, "Bad Leadership," that one has to study the entire continuum of leadership from bad to good in order to understand the practice of leadership. Kellerman's book will be the starting place for a lively discussion on the practice of leadership.This workshop is offered in conjunction with family weekend. Registration will be limited to 25 students and open to 25 parents. Students must register in advance.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

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

Dining Etiquette Luncheon (Emerald) (Emerald)
Monday, September 28, 12:30 – 1:30 pm | Food Studio North at Letchworth
Join us for an eating etiquette lesson and delicious sit down culinary lunch. CAS Executive Chef, Jonna Anne will provide you with proper etiquette tips and you will leave feeling confident and prepared for potential job related luncheons and dining experiences. The cost of the luncheon will be $10.00 and you will pay the cashier at the Letchworth Dining Complex as you arrive at the Food Studio North. The registration deadline for this event is Friday, September 25 at noon.
Instructor: Jonna Anne - Director of Culinary Operations, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Developing Inter-Group Relationships (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, September 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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. This workshop is required for the Opal Certificate and optional for the Amethyst Certificate.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Social Change Model of Leadership [CIDD] [Leadership Symposium] [Town Gown Success] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, September 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a difference in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, September 28, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, September 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Learn how yoga can reduce stress, help with sleep, and improve your overall well-being. We will be practicing some simple yoga exercises so dress in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move
Instructor: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers (Amethyst) or (Sapphire) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, September 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
As a volunteer, people have rights and responsibilities. This session will provide participants with both a set of expectations for them as a volunteer and expectations from the people that direct their volunteer work. Participants will learn the basic do's and don'ts of volunteer work. Please note that this workshop is required for the Sapphire but not the Jade Certificate.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Steps to Improving Motivation (FISH!) (Silver)
Tuesday, September 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
FISH! Catch the energy and release the potential. This interactive and fun workshop will review the four simple principles of the national bestseller FISH: Choose to make today a great day; Play, be serious about your work but make it fun; Be there, take the time to be present in your interactions with others; Make another's day by offering a helping hand or a word of encouragement. The format of this workshop is a short movie presentation and then a group discussion afterwards.
Instructor: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Unpacking Study Abroad: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers [Business PD Event] (Amethyst) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, September 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Studying abroad positively influences your marketability to future employers. Skills and knowledge learned abroad can be easily transferable into the working world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to demonstrate through your resume, cover letter, online presence, and interview the link between your study abroad experience and the skills valued by the company or organization you are applying to.
Instructors: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development; Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Community Engagement and Social Justice Activity -Prep (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 30, 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
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In any career and at any level, you will find yourself working with a diverse atmosphere. With a wide range of diversity, how do you identify differences? How do you ensure everyone feels they are a key member? How do you create a welcoming environment? These are tricky, but critical skills a leader must possess to create a positive and productive team. This workshop is required for the Gold Certificate and is optional for the Opal and Amethyst Certificates.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, 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
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Living with Village Laws [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Wednesday, September 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Join the office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Geneseo Police and University Police Departments and a local attorney to learn about the local ordinances/law that impact all Geneseo students (i.e.: tickets for fraudulent identification, open containers of alcohol, noise violations, social host law). Come learn about what it means for you on and off campus when you or a friend gets a ticket for a violation of a local ordinance or state law.
Instructor: Heather York - Coordinator of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Center For Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Becoming an Uber-Efficient Researcher (Ruby)
Wednesday, September 30, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
Find out how to use research management tools like Zotero to gather, organize and automatically create citations for research papers. In this workshop, you will learn about the options available and gain hands-on experience with one of these tools to capture, save and export citations into a word document in the citation style of your choice.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Winning at Risk-Taking with Harlan Cohen (Silver)
Wednesday, September 30, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
We often find that, in order to achieve our goals in school, or in our extra-curricular and professional lives, we must take risks in order to create results that are truly outside of the box. However, when these results don't develop as planned, how can we recover and carry onto the next challenge? Award-winning author Harlan Cohen will explain the mental endurance involved in risk-taking, requiring a fierce "emotional stamina." He will lead an interactive and entertaining workshop, outlining five steps to a more confident and adventurous career
Instructor: Harlan Cohen - Award-Winning Author
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Newton 209
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

The Role of Student Organizations in Promoting Values of Diversity [SOLE] (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, October 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The report Campus Life: In Search of Community, by the late, former SUNY Chancellor, Ernest Boyer, defined the fundamental elements of a highly functioning academic community. This workshop will examine the ways in which student organizations can demonstrate the values of diversity and community and contribute to Boyer's vision of a purposeful, just, open, disciplined, caring, and celebrative community. This discussion-based workshop is designed to encourage students to think about how their organizations can effectively promote values and impact the community.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio - Vice President for Student and Campus Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

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

Earthship Biotechture and Sustainable Development (Jade)
Monday, October 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
At this workshop attendees will learn about alternative building techniques and sustainable development practices used around the globe. Several forms of sustainable architecture and methods will be discussed, with a focus on those that utilize natural materials and passive utilities. Ways to learn more and to get hands on experience with such work (both locally and internationally) will be highlighted.
Instructor: Joseph Murphy - Intern, Office of Sustainibility
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Financing Your Life [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, October 5, 2:30 – 3:30 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Office Etiquette [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, October 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Working in an office requires employees to meet performance and behavior standards. Learn the survival skills needed to become a high performing, valued and trusted employee.
Instructor: Julie Briggs - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

DIY Publishing - Books and eBooks (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 6, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Milne 104
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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Apartment Maintenance [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Do you know the local codes and regulations about apartment maintenance and fire safety? What should you do if something breaks and your landlord hasn't fixed it? What can you do to ensure that your apartment is a safe environment in which to live? Come hear from experts about the ins and outs of property safety and how to best communicate with your landlord if an issue arises. Instructors: Andrew Chandler, Geneseo Fire
Instructors: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community; Andrew Chandler - Geneseo Fire Marshal
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Breathing and Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha. In this session, you will practice relaxing your body and mind through simple tools such as special breathing techniques and mantra meditation.
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate [Social Justice Series] (Diamond) or (Jade)
Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 – 4:00 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 - Chair & Associate Professor, Geological Sciences
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Sexual Harassment: What Leaders Need to Know [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Opal)
Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Sometimes, people who are being sexually harassed feel that if they ignore the problem it will go away. The truth is, the situation could continue or get worse. Learn what sexual harassment is, and what steps you can take to have it addressed and make sure it stops. This workshop is intended to furnish participants with the tools needed to recognize sexual harassment as well as the means to report incidents.
Instructors: Adrienne Collier - Assistant to the President for Diversity & Equity/Director of Affirmative Action; Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 6, 4:30 – 5:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Community Resource Mapping [CIDD] (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement. Please note that this workshop is required for the Sapphire but not the Jade Certificate.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
IQ and technical skills are entry-level qualifications, but it is emotional intelligence (EQ) that leaders must possess to be successful. This session will familiarize you with the 5 dimensions of emotional intelligence, drawing from Daniel Goleman's book on the topic. His research indicates that the most effective leaders have one important thing in common: they have a high degree of emotional intelligence. This session will include a video and substantive discussion on emotional intelligence and its impact on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Find Your Inner Activist! [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Students often believe that making a difference in their community is too difficult or unrealistic. This workshop is dedicated to helping students understand the tangibility and logistics of activism, civil engagement and leadership. Students Against Social Injustice will lead a brief discussion about what it means to be a activist student leader. Students will then select and participate in an activity: how to start your own grass roots organization, how to organize a protest, how to create protest arts & crafts and how to capitalize and use social media.
Instructor: Students Against Social Injustice - Executive Board
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Mobile Apps for Research and Education (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Explore (mostly) free smartphone apps that will help you research scholarly articles, organize your notes, access important documents on your phone and much more. We will explore apps for multiple platforms, as well as offer an opportunity for participants to share their favorite apps.
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Study Skills and Text Anxiety [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 7, 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
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

The Art of Creativity (Silver)
Thursday, October 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Art of Creativity (Silver) Explore the relevance of art in a corporate world. Create original art using your imagination and prepare yourself to become an innovative leader at Geneseo and beyond.
Instructors: Neal Brooks - Area Coordinator, Residence Life; Katie Newcomb - Area Coordinator - Steuben/Jones Halls, Residence Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

What Do Employers Want? [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, October 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. What is the unique combination of skills and values that make employers salivate with excitement? "What Do Employers Want?" will answer that question by sharing with you the results of a recent survey of loyal Geneseo employers. Once you know what these employers are looking for (and most employers are looking for similar things), you can tailor your job-search communications (resume, cover letter) to showcase how well your background matches those characteristics and experiences. Get a leg up on the competition by attending this important workshop!
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director for Programming and Development, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, October 8, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Using Financial Avenue Software for Personal Finance [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 9, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | Personal Computer
This is an interactive workshop where participants log into the financial avenue website at www.financialavenue.org. Students will learn useful money management skills, and have access to several different financial topics, ranging from budgeting to student loan repayment, to credit cards, and even understanding you first paycheck. Participation in this "workshop" is unlike any other. There is no physical workshop you have to attend, but rather, take two short "courses" on the website, along with a "mini-module". The journal will be a reflection on what you learned from completing the "courses" and modules. After registering for this workshop, write an email to gold.geneseo.edu and request the link and access to the software.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Financing Graduate School and Managing Student Loans [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, October 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you concerned about financing graduate school or what you need to do to manage paying off existing college loans? This session will help you prepare for managing your loans and other financial commitments after graduation.
Instructor: Megan Kennerknecht - Senior Financial Aid Counselor/Student Loan Coordinator, Financial Aid
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Persuading the Powerful [Social Justice Series] (Jade)
Wednesday, October 14, 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, Pyschology Department; Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

The Privilege Walk (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Wednesday, October 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This interactive workshop provides a great opportunity to explore issues of privilege, power and inequality. A "privilege walk" will expose lifelong impact of privileges and normality that we were either born into, or born without, followed by a group discussion.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Internet Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 15, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104
Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

Crucial Confrontations: Where Do You Stand? [SOLE] (Bronze)
Monday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Participants learn practical and effective tools to not only improve their individual performance, but their organization's overall success as well. At times there may be breakdown in your relationships at work or home. This workshop will address how to break through and master the art of maintaining effective communication and relationships with others in your life. Communication takes on a variety of forms in one on one situations and group settings. When working directly with others, confrontations and disagreements arise and it is an effective leader who knows how to deal with these. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify their own conflict style and then how to deal with confrontations from individuals of all conflict styles. Different types of confrontations will be outlined and participants will be instructed to recognize and turn confrontations into "care-frontations" while maintaining a cool head and leadership authority.
Instructor: Jacob Sherry - Director, Allegany Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Exploring Your Future Via the Strong Interest Inventory (Emerald)
Monday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When I grow up, I want to be a __________. Not sure how to fill in the blank? Unsure of what to do after graduation? This workshop will connect your results from the career assessment - The Strong Interest Inventory (which participants take prior to this workshop) to potential career paths. Our staff will walk you through your results and help you feel a lot less stressed about filling in the blank. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Instructors: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development; Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Silver)
Monday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop will utilize the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain to spark a discussion about introversion in America. The workshop will cover the "Extroverted Ideal" both in America and internationally, how introverts and extroverts are different, how to communicate better with the opposite type, and the biology of introversion. The exemplary leadership of introverts such as Rosa Parks or Eleanor Roosevelt will be used to illustrate the potential for introverts to serve and become more effective leaders.
Instructor: Megan Barrett - GOLD Leader Mentor
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Revisiting Transculturalism: The Emperor's New Clothes [Social Justice Series] [GISP Event] [Cultural Harmony Week Event] (Opal)
Monday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Our world is forever evolving in all kinds of ways from shifts in geography and landscapes to the ways in which members of groups observe, engage and contemplate these changes. Dr. Bolles' presentation will look at a number of events in a handful of cultures and societies to illustrate this evolution. This Cultural Harmony Week Event is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Black Studies and Comparative Literature (English Department).
Instructor: Dr. A Lynn Bolles - Professor, Department of Women's Studies at University of Maryland College Park
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Building Your Dream Team [SOLE] (Bronze)
Tuesday, October 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will help you to understand the work involved in changing a group of individuals into an effective team. This session includes a quick introduction to personal leadership, group dynamics, as well as strategies for team development. The remainder of this session will focus on real world application of these theories on new teams, dysfunctional teams, and dream teams.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Area Coordinator, Residence Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Servant Leadership [CIDD] [Town Gown Success] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, October 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

What's Up With Fracking? (Jade)
Tuesday, October 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Superpowers Across the Planet: Mystics in India and Iceland [GISP Event] [Cultural Harmony Week Event] (Opal)
Tuesday, October 20, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Riviera Theater, Center Street, Geneseo
This Cultural Harmony Week lecture will focus on the impact of globalization on religion. Dempsey's presentation will be on Mystics in India and Iceland. Corinne Dempsey is the Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Rosemary Benton Chair for International Studies, Nazareth College. This event is also supported by the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Philosophy
Instructors: Corinne Dempsey - Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Nazareth College; Rosemary Benton - Chair for International Studies, Nazareth College
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Merger Integration/Business Transformation: Leadership Practices...Using Six Sigma & Kanri Principles [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Daniel Ward introduces students to the mathematical principles of Six Sigma and the organizational skills of Hushin Planning and Kanri Principles. He applies these to business, but also shows how they can be applied to everything in life. He uses a combination of personal experience with Bank of America and business and math theory.
Instructor: Dan Ward '87 - Senior Vice President & Senior Manager Business Financial Support, Bank of America
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Networking 101: Making a Lasting Impression (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, October 21, 2:30 – 3:30 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 for Programming and Development, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Diaspora Times Two: Photographic Essay & Conversation with Ben Cleeton [Cultural Harmony Week Event] [Social Justice Series] (Opal)
Wednesday, October 21, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Lockhart Gallery, Main Street, Geneseo
Photographic essay by photojournalist Ben Cleeton portrays the lives of West African immigrants seeking employment in Guanzhou, China, and Chinese entrepreneurs based in Accra, Ghana. There will also be a reception and conversation with the artist. Sponsored by LLB Galleries
Instructor: Ben Cleeton - Photojournalist
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Career Connections Networking Reception [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, October 23, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | Big Tree Inn
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.
Instructors: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director for Programming and Development, Office of Career Development; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Building an Awareness of Unintentional Discrimination and Oppressive - isms (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Monday, October 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Stress and Your Health [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Monday, October 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This seminar will explore the mind/body links as they apply to specific physical illnesses and anxiety states. Learn more about the relationship between anxiety/stress and physical symptoms of illness and clinical disease syndromes. Recognition of specific syndromes and intervention strategies will be discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Radi - Medical Director, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

The Elevator Speech (Part 1): Engage People and Move Them to Action in 1-2 Minutes (Emerald)
Monday, October 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Elevator speeches are well-prepared, short (1-2 minutes) persuasive speeches, which convey a message that results in a desired outcome from a targeted stakeholder. In 1-2 minutes, you will probably not convince someone to hire you, accept you into graduate school, get a funding commitment, or sell a product. However, you can get a commitment from them to spend more time with you in order to learn why they should hire, accept, fund, buy, or join you. Part 1 will focus on the elevator speech and how to get started. Part 2 on December 3 will help participants practice delivering your speech and getting feedback, tips, and pointers from various reactors.
Instructors: Rebecca Landy - Adjunct, Communication; Eddie Lee - President, Geneseo Alumni Association
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

The Indirect Leader: How to Boss People Around Without Being Bossy [SOLE] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, October 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Overtly directing people to attain a work or organizational objective (bossing) can backfire as a leadership tactic. Indirect leadership relies on shared vision and intrinsic motivation to achieving objectives. This workshop will compare direct and indirect leadership styles.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Kallio - Associate Professor, Psychology
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Cultivating Happiness [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, October 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will review some basic happiness theory and research with the primary focus on developing various techniques that can be used to nurture a fun positive outlook on life.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Toolkit for Ethical Dilemmas [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, October 27, 3:00 – 4:00 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Write for Success [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, October 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop focuses on the importance of strong written communication skills outside the classroom. This workshop in effective professional writing addresses the formal expectations of business and professional communication both within and outside the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to critique and revise business memos and letters and think about the keys to writing for success: directness, succinctness, clarity, and correctness.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Leveraging Social Media to Make an Impact [Business PD Event] (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 27, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104
Become familiar with some of the social media technologies needed to represent yourself as a professional, your organization, or your cause. These include social networks, social bookmarking, and other relevant web 2.0 applications. The focus of this workshop is to establish best practices, begin developing your message, and to take a closer look at the techniques and tactics used for getting noticed.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, October 27, 5:30 – 6:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Relational Theory of Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Understanding Your Learning Style [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver)
Wednesday, October 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
A good leader knows his/her learning style. Each person has a distinct learning style in which s/he learns best. You may be surprised by your preferred learning style. Are you a visual learner - someone who learns through seeing? Are you an auditory learner - someone who learns through listening? Are you a tactile/kinesthetic learner - someone who learns through moving, doing, and touching? We will explore the various styles and you can determine your preferred learning style or the way you learn best. Through a series of quizzes and activities, workshop participants will learn if they tend to use more of the left part of their brain or the right part of their brain. Participants will discuss their tendencies in certain situations and will learn how to become more "middle brained." Participants will also learn if they tend to learn better visually, auditory, kinesthetically, or multi- modal (a combination of learning styles).
Instructor: Dr. Susan Salmon - Assistant Professor, School of Education
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, October 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Different leadership approaches are suitable to different situations. This session will cover some of the major concepts of the Path-Goal approach and help you determine strategies for what might work best for you in a variety of leadership situations.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Advanced Database Searching: Using Filters and Citation Tracking to Improve Your Search Results (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Leaders, scholars, and professionals all have one thing in common: they have complex information needs. This workshop will teach participants to leverage the power of online search tools by applying filters, citation tracking, and other techniques rarely used by casual researchers. You'll be expert researchers after this workshop!
Instructors: Bonnie Swoger - Instructional Support Associate, Milne Library; Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Safe Zone Training [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, October 29, 3:00 – 4:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This program is designed to develop a deeper awareness of and comfort level with sexual diversity, along with ways individuals can be supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. Personal ideas and assumptions related to GLBT topics will be addressed in an interactive format with ideas and reactions being openly discussed, along with ways to address sexual oppression.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters that Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Strengthening Your Financial Focus: Setting Goals, Creating Direction and Accomplishing Your Dreams [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
With almost everything we do in life the first step is the most challenging. It's no different when it comes to our personal finances - many people don't know where to start or how to move forward in the right direction. Strengthening Your Financial Focus will help you tackle this challenge and provide you with a hands-on opportunity to develop the right mindset about your financial future. Set goals, create the right outlook, and gain a clear picture of how to accomplish your dreams.
Instructor: Andrea Colline - Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Healthy Credit: Maintaining a Credit Report and Score That Keeps You Living Right [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Credit affects so many important areas of our lives - buying a home, renting an apartment, buying a car and applying for a job. It is like the life blood of our finances. Unfortunately, there are many things that cause our credit to suffer. Healthy Credit will give you a shot of know-how that will help you keep your credit in tip top shape. Learn how to get your credit report for free, how to read and understand your report, how to correct errors, how to understand and build your credit score and more.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Education Bureau of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Avoiding Financial Weakness: How to Stay Out of Debt and Avoid Financial Problems [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, October 30, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Any financial situation can become weak if it is not given the right attention. Without the right approach and strategies, debt can grow quickly and threaten our financial well-being. It's important to know the right exercises to practice from the start that will help you avoid the common pitfalls and traps that lead to financial weakness. Learn how to avoid debt, recognize good versus bad deals and manage your finances wisely.
Instructor: Andrea Colline - Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Dining Etiquette Luncheon [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, November 2, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Food Studio North, Letchworth Dining Complex
Dining Etiquette Luncheon (Emerald) Join us for an eating etiquette lesson and delicious sit down culinary lunch. CAS Executive Chef, Jonna Anne will provide you with proper etiquette tips and you will leave feeling confident and prepared for potential job related luncheons and dining experiences. The cost of the luncheon will be $10.00 and you will pay the cashier at the Letchworth Dining Complex as you arrive at the Food Studio North. The registration deadline for this event is Friday, October 30 at noon.
Instructor: Jonna Anne - Director of Culinary Operations, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Leadership in Energy Sustainability [Social Justice Series] (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, November 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Civic engagement in modern times often requires addressing issues involving technology. Using energy sustainability as a case study, we will examine how we can understand the limits of technological solutions to social problems and possible ways this thinking might influence leadership for social change.
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Showers - Professor, School of Education
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, November 2, 4:00 – 4:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Day in the Life - Health Care (Emerald)
Monday, November 2, 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Back to Basics [SOLE] (Bronze)
Tuesday, November 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Understanding your organization's purpose is crucial to the success of your organization. In this presentation, you will examine how your organization can get back to the basics and catapult yourself to be a leader within.
Instructors: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life; Kristina Barsema - Coordinator of Student Organizations & Activities, Student Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Building Your Coping Toolbox: 10 Techniques for Managing Stress [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, November 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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 of Counseling Services, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Interviewing Skills for Jobs and Internships [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills as well as how to handle Behavioral Based Interviewing or BBI. BBI is used by most employers and is significantly more challenging than answering traditional interview questions. Other formats covered are open-ended and opinion questions. Be prepared to learn and practice these types of very important questions that will help you get the job offer.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, November 3, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Newton 214
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Creating a Climate of Care [Town Gown Success] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Wednesday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Does your organization or life feel sticky? Trust is the glue that bonds great people, processes, and environments in order to ensure long-term success. Based on the book, The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey, this workshop will explore the first three waves of trust--self-trust, relationship trust, and organizational trust. Trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year, so come join this lively discussion as we look into how we can make trust the core of our personal and professional lives.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 4, 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Wednesday, November 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
You've signed a lease and you are ready to move in. Come learn about tenant's rights and local campus and community resources that can assist you off-campus. We'll also discuss how to prepare a move-in checklist, roommate agreement, and how to have other important conversations with house mates that will help you have a great off-campus living experience.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

SMART Goals [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Thursday, November 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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 Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Don't Believe Everything You Read: Critical Analysis of Sources (Ruby)
Thursday, November 5, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Milne 104
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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Recognizing Child Abuse: What Happens Next? (Sapphire)
Friday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

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

Building Personal Wealth [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, November 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Learn from an independent financial planner the tools and techniques to start you on the road to a more secure financial future. Learn how planners interact with clients to achieve goals through saving, asset allocation strategies, and managing income streams. Common terminology and the types of decisions you may need to make for your own future 401k's, 403b's, and Roth IRA's will be discussed.
Instructor: Kevin Gavagan - CFA, Class of '75, Principal, QCI Asset Management
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Motivating the Middle [SOLE] (Silver)
Monday, November 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Making the most of the members of your student organization. Many times in student organizations the focus is on the over achievers and the underachievers, leaving the middle members lacking attention, encouragement and drive. This workshop will help focus in on this groups population on how to become more successful as a member and as an organization.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Transgender 101 (Opal)
Monday, November 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Often times in our society gender is thought of in terms of a binary: male and female. This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of how gender exists within a spectrum. The workshop will serve to unpack the term "transgender" and allow for an interactive conversation about gender and the identities that are formed around it.
Instructor: Aiden Cropsey - Center for Community, Coordinator, LGBTQ Programs and Services
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Encouraging the Heart [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, November 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
The development of human relationships and the promotion of values are core to the execution of exceptional leadership. Based on Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge, "Encouraging the Heart" is one of the five practices of exemplary leaders. "Encouraging the Heart" through simple, intention acts of kindness and empowering others to be their best can achieve exceptional leadership.
Instructor: Chip Matthews - Director, Student Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Social Media and Your Job/Internship Search [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 10, 3:00 – 4:00 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.
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [CIDD] [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, November 10, 3:00 – 4:00 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Anti-Plagiarism - MLA (Ruby)
Tuesday, November 10, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the MLA style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

MacVittie Lecture: Dr. William Cavanaugh on" Does Religion Cause Violence? " [Social Justice Series] [GISP Event] (Diamond)
Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Doty Recital Hall
Is something peculiar in religion that gives it a tendency to promote violence? Our guest speaker will argue that there is no reason to suppose that religious ideologies are more inclined than secular ideologies to promote violence, because there is no essential difference between the two. Secular ideologies can and do inspire as much lethal devotion as religions. Dr. William T. Cavanaugh is the Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. His degrees are from the universities of Notre Dame, Cambridge, and Duke. He is the author of six books, and the editor of two more. His books and articles have been published in nine languages.
Instructor: Dr. William Cavanaugh - Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Anti-Plagiarism - Citing Correctly Using APA (Ruby)
Wednesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the APA style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Dan Ross - Academic Excellence Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 11, 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
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Media Literacy: Mass Media and our Socio-Cultural Learning (Bronze) or (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Wednesday, November 11, 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 - Assistant Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Values in Action [Town Gown Success] (Silver)
Wednesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This work shop will provide you with the opportunity to identify your personal values through small and large group activities. You will become more self-aware of how your values influence your choices, and how those choices impact the community. The interactive activities will provide you with skills that will assist you in making future decisions that are consistent with your values.
Instructor: Heather York - Coordinator of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Center For Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

What is a Gap Year and Why You Should Consider It? (Amethyst) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
The primary focus of this session will be the Peace Corps and it's application process. However, information on other Gap Year options will be available. Dove Russo is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and is based in Rochester, New York. Since its inception in 1961, more than 270 Geneseo alumnae have participated in the Peace Corps. Come find out about this great opportunity and other Gap Year opportunities.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, November 11, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Newton 214
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 12, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 12, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director of Counseling Services, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Anti-Plagiarism - Citing Correctly Using Chicago/Turabian (Ruby)
Thursday, November 12, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the Chicago/Turabian style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

Community Engagement and Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Leaders recognize they are part of a larger social community, and any problems of that community are therefore also problems for the individual leader. Students pursuing this leadership certificate may choose to either work on a community project with a local agency or engage in multiple activities related to a social justice issue. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of deciding which tract to follow and what types of projects or issues will be the best fit for their interests and timeframe. Instructors will help participants define the nature of the service and activities they will be doing and help them develop an engagement plan to complete the Diamond Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Developing Your Supervision Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Leading includes responsibilities for supervising others. Whether supervising employees, peers, or volunteers, there are various skills and techniques that a leader can use to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor. Learn tips and tools that you can use immediately in any leadership and employee role you may aspire to on the campus or in the future.
Instructor: Mark Scott - Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Reflection in Current Environmental Issues (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop is intended for those who have completed the ten hour service requirement for Jade. This workshop will discuss the completed service projects and how those projects can be continued. The workshop attendees will discuss what they enjoyed about their experiences and how the completed service aligns with their sustainability goals.
Instructors: Joshua Murphy - Intern, Sustainability Office; Joanna Ostroot - Intern, Office of Sustainibility
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

True Colors: What Color Are You? [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Monday, November 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In building relationships with members of your organization or team, you help others to connect and recognize how personality plays a role in the overall effectiveness of your team. This workshop will examine various personality assessment tools, look at ways in which personality effects relationships and work-style; and provide suggestions for using these tools to create a stellar team that works collaboratively based on individual assets. This highly participatory workshop offers one perspective on personality type and its impact on teambuilding and teamwork. Participants are encouraged to share experiences with one another and to see this model not as explanation for all behaviors and interactions but as another component for looking at interpersonal dynamics.
Instructor: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Applying for Service Jobs - AmeriCorps VISTA & Rochester Youth Year (Sapphire) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, November 17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Are you looking to take a year or more after college to do service work? Come to this workshop and learn about the application process and opportunities for service through AmeriCorps VISTA and the local Rochester Youth Year program.
Instructors: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development; Alyssa Penn - AmeriCorps VISTA, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership and Business [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, November 17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When do the ends justify the means? Just how ethical do you need to be? Who is the leader responsible to for his/her actions? Are results all that matter? What actions are appropriate and which go beyond the ethical parameters? These are the questions begging for attention by the American business and professional world. The instructor has extensive experience with one of the major auditing firms and will help you think through how you will answer the questions in your current and future leadership roles.
Instructor: John Thorne - PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner (Retired)
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, November 17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Learn how to develop a strategic planning method, called a SWOT analysis that one can apply to anything he/she wants to succeed in. It's a planning vehicle that actually shows what needs to be worked on in order to succeed at anything ranging from that tough exam you have next week to beating the next level of a video game.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Self-Hypnosis [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, November 17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This is an experiential session designed to introduce students to the relaxation technique of self-hypnosis. Along with some of the techniques used to facilitate deep relaxation and resources to help them develop their own self-hypnosis regiment, myths regarding hypnosis will be dispelled.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Developing a Personal Leadership Model (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 18, 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 2015-2016 academic year.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Happiness, Materialism and Intentional Living [Social Justice Series] (Jade)
Wednesday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
What does it mean to be successful? American society (and capitalism) is based around the idea that success, and therefore happiness, requires having a high-paying job that will enable us to buy the newest, biggest, and best items to show people that we are successful. Consumerism is a significant driver of our energy use, waste, and un-sustainable development. But does it improve our lives and make us happy? This session explores the relationship between our consumer culture, personal happiness and well-being, and sustainability.
Instructor: Dr. Meg Reitz - Coordinator of Residential Education, Residence Life
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Challenge to Isreal [Social Justice Series] [GISP Event] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues unabated. Both sides feel aggrieved and seek justice. The Palestinian BDS strategy to pressure Israel has become global and is being debated on many college campuses. How should Geneseo students respond?
Instructor: Dr. Edward Drachman - Professor, Political Science and International Relations
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

World of Wander: Living with People with Disappearing and Under-documented Languages, and sharing Stories that Highlight the Power of Everyday People [Social Justice Series] [All-College Hour Lecture Series] (Bronze) or (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 202
Kris Dreessen spent a year traveling around the world helping to document tribes with disappearing or changing languages, and sharing stories of everyday people who make a difference in the lives of others. She started by living with Nicaraguan farmers in El Sauce, with whom she built a preschool using $5,200 raised from people who support the idea of do-it-yourself change. She collaborated with linguists working with groups with under-studied languages in Kenya, Senegal and Australia, and is creating a visual scrapbook of the communities of what is important to them, changing culture and traditions still in use. She will bring us on her journey through photographs, videos and insight into living with remote communities.
Instructor: Kris Dreeseen - Manager of Editorial Services & Editor of The Scene, Advancement
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, November 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Identity Abroad and At Home (Amethyst)
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Bailey 202
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: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Developing a Personal Sustainability Plan (Jade)
Thursday, November 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Grant Writing: A Brief Look at Locating Sources and Learning to Write Proposals (Diamond)
Thursday, November 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Agencies and foundations give away billions of dollars each year from donations or legacies that are held as endowments. The money is allocated to support a huge variety of causes and activities, but you have to know where to look and how to ask for it. Whether you are thinking about writing a proposal now, are planning to go to grad school, work for an NGO or a public institution, knowing the basics of grant writing will help you along the way. This workshop provides information about the types of grants available and how to pursue them. [NOTE: ATTENDEES WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS WITH THEM TO THIS WORKSHOP]
Instructor: Suzanna Engman - Proposal Developer, Sponsored Research
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, November 19, 3:00 – 4:00 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Speed Networking [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, November 19, 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 5:00 pm at the Big Tree Inn with the "Speed Networking" portion of the program taking place from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to chat with alumni and staff both before and after the structured portion of the program. Dress will be business casual (no jeans, collared shirt for men, dress slacks/skirt and blouse for women). Don't miss this fun opportunity to gain valuable networking tips and practice making a positive first impression! The program will conclude at 7:30 pm. Participation is limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Post-Graduate Opportunities Abroad (Emerald) or (Amethyst)
Thursday, November 19, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Bailey 202
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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

The Significance and Insignificance of American Indian Treaties [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Friday, November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
November 11 was the anniversary of the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty, in which the United States guaranteed to the Six Nations of the Iroquois the "free use and enjoyment of their lands." What relevance do treaties possess in the twenty-first century, nearly a century and a half after Congress abolished the practice of negotiating treaties with Indian nations? What does it mean, today, to "Honor Indian Treaties"?
Instructor: Dr. Michael Oberg - SUNY Distinguished Professor, History Department
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

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

Conflict Resolution [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Town Gown Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Amethyst) or (Sapphire)
Monday, November 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Conflict is a part of every group and organization. Success and growth depend on the positive resolution of conflicts that occur. This workshop will provide methods and activities that can help participants effectively manage conflict and deal with difficult people in your group. The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about peaceful and effective ways to resolve both positive and negative conflict within their organizations. They will learn about elements, causes, and ways of dealing with conflict. A group discussion atmosphere will be created where participants can share their thoughts on the definition of conflict, ways they deal with conflict, and ways in which to escalate or deescalate a conflict. This workshop will stress the idea that conflict can be positive and how members of a group can change and learn from it.
Instructor: Dr. Leonard Sancilio - Dean of Students
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Sales 101 (Silver)
Monday, November 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
How do you sell something to a potential buyer? The question may be harder to answer than you think. In this workshop, students will learn sales fundamentals such as: asking for the sale, understanding and overcoming objections and the importance of open-ended and leading questions. This information is valuable to everyone and students will leave feeling confident in their ability to close sales in a soft or hard-sales environment. Gaylord has sold art on cruise ships and can sell anything to anyone at any time.
Instructor: Brandon Gaylord - GOLD Leader Mentor
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Monday, November 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Healthy Bodies Need Good Nutrition [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, November 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
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.
Instructors: Rebecca Ledwin - Nurse Practictioner, Health & Counseling; Heather Dailor - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Mass Imprisonment in the United States [Social Justice] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, November 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Over the past four decades, the imprisonment rate in the US has increased by more than 500%, leading to the highest rate of imprisonment in our history and in the world. This program explores why US imprisonment rates are so high, the financial costs of mass imprisonment, and its effects on families, communities, and democracy.
Instructor: Dr. William Lofquist - Professor, Sociology Department
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

DECEMBER Week 1 | Week 2

BaFa BaFa (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Tuesday, December 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
BaFa BaFa is a game designed to help people understand the challenges of social interaction across cultural groups. This highly interactive game has been used by thousands of groups all over the world to teach an appreciation of group differences and cross-cultural conflicts. This workshop builds on the lessons imparted by playing the game BaFa BaFa by Simulation Training Systems. Participants are split between two teams, an Alpha and a Beta culture. Each culture has its own distinctive traits. At its core, BaFa BaFa is a cultural studies game that allows participants to experience otherness, act out questions of diversity, and be conscious of their actions around other cultures. Participants, through facilitated exploration of their experiences, are encouraged to explore differing perspectives and points of view while reflecting on their own perspectives of different cultures. This workshop is particularly well suited for the introduction of diversity education and consciousness and serves as a valuable preparation for those wishing to travel abroad.
Instructor: Noah Wilson - Area Coordinator of Ontario & Writers House, Residence Life
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Is It Your Job or Your Passion? Visioning Your Future [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, December 1, 3:00 – 4:00 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Problem Solving [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Amethyst) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, December 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Have you ever played the "whack-a-mole" game? In this session, participants will learn a methodology to solve problems so that they do not feel as if they are constantly hitting the same concerns only in different areas. The workshop will discuss the process of problem solving in detail and participants will have some fun at the same time.
Instructors: Andrea Klein - Director, Scheduling & Events; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Developing Your Negotiation Skills [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Wednesday, December 2, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

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

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, December 2, 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
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

The Elevator Speech (Part 2): Engage People and Move Them to Action in 1-2 Minutes (Emerald)
Thursday, December 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Elevator speeches are well-prepared, short (1-2 minutes) persuasive speeches, which convey a message that results in a desired outcome from a targeted stakeholder. In 1-2 minutes, you will probably not convince someone to hire you, accept you into graduate school, get a funding commitment, or sell a product. However, you can get a commitment from them to spend more time with you in order to learn why they should hire, accept, fund, buy, or join you. Part 1 will focus on the elevator speech and how to get started. Part 2 will help participants practice delivering your speech and getting feedback, tips, and pointers from various reactors.
Instructors: Rebecca Landy - Adjunct, Communication; Eddie Lee - President, Geneseo Alumni Association
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

DECEMBER Week 2 | Week 1

Following the Money: Economy and Environment (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, December 7, 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
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Inspiring a Shared Vision [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, December 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The classic leadership text, Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge, focuses on five practices of exemplary leaders. The second of those is the practice of inspiring a shared vision. An inspirational vision provides the energy and power necessary to drive achievement. Exemplary leaders help others to imagine a highly attractive, common future for themselves and their organization. It gets them to "buy in" to change and improved performance, and justifies hard work and self-sacrifice. How difficult is it to master the practice of inspiring a shared vision? Do you need to be a bit of a huckster, a preacher, or a con artist? Let's explore.
Instructor: James Whitehead - NYS OPWDD, Associate Commissioner (Retired)
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Taking the Next Steps (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, December 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This workshop is the conclusion of the Opal Certificate Program. Participants will share their experiences by reflecting on the workshops they participated in and explain growth that they experienced. Participants will also create a Personal Action Plan for the future. The purpose of this workshop is to review what participants of the Opal certificate have learned thus far and how they can improve in the future.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, December 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Each individual has a leadership style that he/she prefers to use and to follow. It is valuable to recognize that different situations call for different leadership styles. In this interactive workshop you will learn about different leadership styles and you will review some of the effective uses of these leadership styles.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Meeting the People Who Will Change Your Life [CIDD] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, December 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
We all have personal networks. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. This workshop will lead you toward developing your professional network. Geneseo's Office of Alumni Relations will share techniques to make you an effective networker with particular emphasis on the Geneseo Alumni network.
Instructor: Tracy Gagnier - Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, College Advancement
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Volunteer Involvement Reflection (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, December 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
All students pursuing the Sapphire Volunteerism & Leadership Certificate are required to complete a minimum of twenty hours in a volunteer activity. The activity should be an approved volunteer opportunity of the College's Volunteer Center. This session will provide an opportunity for students to share their volunteer experiences. This workshop gives participants who have completed volunteering activities an opportunity to share experiences with fellow volunteers and those interested in getting involved in volunteering. During this moderated discussion, participants will give brief public presentations on the volunteer work that was done and share impressions on the experience with everyone. Questions are encouraged as participants come together to collaborate and share knowledge. Additionally, participants will be asked to brainstorm and share journal reflection questions and ideas as a means to prompt further discussion and exploration.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Deconstructing an Interview (Emerald)
Wednesday, December 9, 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
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Soul of a Citizen: How You Can Make Your Voice Heard and Your Actions Count [Social Justice Series] [All-College Hour Lecture Series] (Silver) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, December 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Paul Rogat Loeb is the author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times (St Martin's Press 1999 and 2010, now with 145,000 copies in print), The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (Basic Books, 2004, and named the #3 political book of that year by the History Channel and the American Book Association), Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus (Rutgers University Press, 1994), Nuclear Culture, and Hope in Hard Times. Both The Impossible and Soul won the Nautilus Award for best social change books of their respective publication years. Paul has written on social involvement for The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, AARP Bulletin, Boston Globe, Psychology Today, Utne Reader, Redbook, Parents magazine, Christian Science Monitor, ,Mother Jones, Salon, the Village Voice, National Catholic Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education, and the International Herald Tribune. He's been interviewed on CNN, NPR, PBS, C-SPAN, NBC TV, the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, American Urban Radio, Voice of America, and national German and Australian radio. He's lectured on 400 college campuses and at numerous national and international conferences. In 2008 Loeb founded the Campus Election Engagement Project, a national nonpartisan student engagement effort that helped 500 colleges and universities engage their students in the election, on 750 campuses in 2012, and which is working in over 20 states in 2014. Loeb also participated in the Department of Education's 2011 roundtable on higher education and civic engagement and blogs regularly at Huffington Post. When Georgia's Kennesaw State University made Soul of a Citizen their common first-year reading, it inspired students to get involved in projects from literacy programs to a gay rights effort and an NRA-backed concealed weapons initiative.
Instructor: Paul Loeb - Author & Citizen Activist
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, December 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

JANUARY Week 4 | Week 5

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadrship & Service [Social Justice Series] [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] (Diamond)
Monday, January 18, 9:45 – 3:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service will take place in the MacVittie College Union from 9:45 am to 3:00 pm on January 18, 2016. This day of leadership and service is planned as an inter-generational and interfaith event with SUNY Geneseo students and area senior citizen volunteers learning and working together on an important outreach effort to home-bound senior citizens in Livingston County. Signing up for this "workshop" includes registration and participation in the entire program from the opening keynote at 10:00 am through the service projects in the afternoon ending at 3:00 pm. The program will begin with a key-note address by Dr. Emilye Crosby on "Dr. King and the Movement, and Why It Matters Today." One hour GOLD workshops will follow at 11:00 am and all participants must select and register for one of the five topics (TBA). Lunch is included with special guest, Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin, who will share her story as a young black girl arrested and imprisoned for protesting at a whites-only movie theatre in Americus, Georgia in 1963. After lunch volunteers will assemble kits and greeting cards to be distributed to 400 home bound seniors, area veterans, families served by the Migrant Center, and low income K-12 students in eight area schools. The program will also feature musical selections by student soloists. The GOLD Program at SUNY Geneseo is partnering with Student & Campus Life, Center for Community, Multicultural Programs & Services, Volunteerism & Service Learning, Residence Life, Student Life, Student Association, Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP), Campus Auxiliary Services, ABVI-Goodwill, Livingston CARES and the Livingston County Office of the Aging to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Instructors: Dr. Emilye Crosby - Associate Professor, History; Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin - Civil Rights Activist

Community Resource Mapping [CIDD] [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 18, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | CU 319
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement. Please note that this workshop is required for the Diamond Certificate and an option for the Sapphire and Jade Certificates.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

Giving a Global Voice to Emancipation: How Does Martin Luther King Jr.s' International Vision Influence Leaders Today? [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 18, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Psalms was the songbook that reminded the ancient Hebrew community of their victories and struggles as they faced the challenges of their time. Dr. King lifted up voices from America, West Africa, India, Ancient Greece and Rome to mind us of how far we have come and how far we still must go to live up to the foundational principles of equality and freedom. The past year's celebration of American emancipation raises key issues for global leadership today. Every time we revisit the documents that outline our democratic values, we must wrestle with the ways in which our generation has or has not lived up to those ideals. McClure will explore a variety of ways in which these texts have been used to inspire civic activism and the development of regional identity as it pertains to leadership in government, education and business.
Instructor: Glenn McClure - Lecturer, English

MLK Jr. Workshop [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 18, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | MOSAIC
TBA
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Servant Leadership [CIDD] [Town Gown Success] [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 18, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | CU 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 Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service [The Golden Ticket to Success] [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] (Amethyst) or (Sapphire)
Monday, January 18, 11:00 – 12:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This session is an introduction to volunteerism, community engagement, and service learning. You will learn a conceptual framework for volunteer service and explore the myriad of opportunities to volunteer in the Geneseo and Greater Livingston and Monroe County area or the Livingston County CARES programs and projects in Harrison County, Mississippi. Learn how to get the most out of your volunteer experience by choosing a volunteer and service opportunity that will benefit you, as well as the recipients. this workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Amethyst.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. 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

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

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. 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
Tuesday, January 19, 3:00 – 4:00 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: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director of Counseling Services, Health & Counseling

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Leadership Concepts (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. 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 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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 20, 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: Erin Halligan-Avery - Administrative Director of Student Health & Counseling, Health & Counseling

Social Change Model of Leadership [CIDD] [Town Gown Success] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Wednesday, January 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a difference in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

What is Civic & Community Engagement? [CIDD] [Town Gown Success] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Engaging in one's community includes personal action to join a group that is interesting to you, work on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, help with community projects, participate in local political party activities, or simply serve on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process.
Instructor: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

SMART Goals [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Thursday, January 21, 3:00 – 4:00 am | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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 Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Unpacking Study Abroad: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers [Business PD Event] (Amethyst) or (Emerald)
Thursday, January 21, 3:00 – 4:00 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.
Instructors: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activity - Preparation (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 22, 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 time-frame. 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

JANUARY Week 5 | Week 4

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 25, 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

Living With Village Laws [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Monday, January 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
Join the office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Geneseo Police and University Police Departments and a local attorney to learn about the local ordinances/law that impact all Geneseo students (i.e.: tickets for fraudulent identification, open containers of alcohol, noise violations, social host law). Come learn about what it means for you on and off campus when you or a friend gets a ticket for a violation of a local ordinance or state law.
Instructor: Heather York - Coordinator of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Center For Community

Relational Theory of Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Monday, January 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 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 [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Amethyst) or (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room114
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This session is an introduction to volunteerism, community engagement, and service learning. You will learn a conceptual framework for volunteer service and explore the myriad of opportunities to volunteer in the Geneseo and Greater Livingston and Monroe County area or the Livingston County CARES programs and projects in Harrison County, Mississippi. Learn how to get the most out of your volunteer experience by choosing a volunteer and service opportunity that will benefit you, as well as the recipients.This workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Amethyst.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate [Social Justice Series] (Diamond) or (Jade)
Tuesday, January 26, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 322/323
(Diamond) or (Jade) [Social Justice Series] How much and what kind of energy we choose to use will have a direct impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. There are many possible routes to "carbon footprint" reduction, however it is often difficult to choose the most effective option. We will examine methods for evaluating the impact of different technologies and/or lifestyle changes on your personal contribution to climate change.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Giorgis - Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Identity Expression (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 26, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 319
Everyone has multiple identities. This session will demonstrate how people express their different identities and provide a new understanding of the wide range of diversity that exists in our daily interactions with other people. This is a required workshop for the Opal Diversity and Cultural Competency Certificate. As the foundation of the Opal Certificate, Identity Expression introduces participants to an interactive analysis of diversity. They will learn what aspects go into creating an identity. Using their own lives as examples, participants will take a look at how they express that identity. This is a required workshop for Opal but not for Amethyst.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

Servant Leadership [CIDD] [Town Gown Success] (Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, January 26, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
(Gold) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond) [Town Gown Success Series] [CIDD] [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service] 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 Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 26, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Hunt Room
Teambuilding (Silver Certificate Requirement) (Business PD Event) [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff

Student Organization Expo [SOLE] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
[SOLE Series] 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

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 27, 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

Running Effective Meetings [SOLE] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

Unpacking Portrayals of Sustainability (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
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. Instructors: Joshua Murphy and Joanna Ostroot, Office of Sustainability Interns
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Following the Money: Economy and the Environment (Jade) *Required Workshop
Thursday, January 28, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 319
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

Writing Your Grad School and Scholarship Application Essays (Emerald)
Thursday, January 28, 3:00 – 4:00 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

Developing a Personal Leadership Model (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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 2015-2016 academic year.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

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Basics of Money Management [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, February 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop will be rescheduled later in the semester. 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

Crucial Confrontations: Where Do You Stand? [SOLE] (Bronze)
Monday, February 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Participants learn practical and effective tools to not only improve their individual performance, but their organization's overall success as well. At times there may be breakdown in your relationships at work or home. This workshop will address how to break through and master the art of maintaining effective communication and relationships with others in your life. Communication takes on a variety of forms in one on one situations and group settings. When working directly with others, confrontations and disagreements arise and it is an effective leader who knows how to deal with these. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify their own conflict style and then how to deal with confrontations from individuals of all conflict styles. Different types of confrontations will be outlined and participants will be instructed to recognize and turn confrontations into "care-frontations" while maintaining a cool head and leadership authority.
Instructor: Jacob Sherry - Director, Allegany Hall, Residence Life

Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers (Sapphire) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
As volunteers, people have rights and responsibilities. This session will provide participants with both a set of expectations for them as a volunteer and expectations from the people that direct their volunteer work. Participants will learn the basic do's and don'ts of volunteer work. Please note that this workshop is required for the Sapphire but not the Jade Certificate.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA

Express Yourself to Ex-Stress Yourself [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 2, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop will incorporate meditation with a simple art project. Participants will learn about how art can be a valuable tool for stress-relief by experiencing first-hand the calming effects of coloring mandalas.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Office Etiquette [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 2, 3:00 – 4:00 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

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

The Indirect Leader: How to Boss People Around Without Being Bossy [SOLE] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Tuesday, February 2, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Overtly directing people to attain a work or organizational objective (bossing) can backfire as a leadership tactic. Indirect leadership relies on shared vision and intrinsic motivation to achieving objectives. This workshop will compare direct and indirect leadership styles.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Kallio - Associate Professor, Psychology

Volunteer and Study Abroad Fair (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 3, 10:00 – 3:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Lobby & 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

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

Discover the Seven Secrets to Schmoozing Success [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, February 3, 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

Just Breathe! [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Inhale and Exhale--learn helpful stress reduction breathing techniques that you can use in everyday life. We will also be exploring therapeutic pressure points on the body that can be used to release tension. Take an hour for yourself to come and explore, relax, and de-stress.
Instructor: Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development

Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Basic Database Searching (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104
Great leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research.
Instructor: Dan Ross - Academic Excellence, Milne Library

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

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

Modeling the Way [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Friday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Modeling the Way (Silver) [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] The age old adage, "Do as I say, not as I do," doesn't work well with children, and even less so as one grows older. Based on Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge, modeling the way is highlighted as one of the five practices of exemplary leaders. Leaders establish principles concerning the way people should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. Are you, "modeling the way?"
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Friday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library

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Breathing and Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, February 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha. In this session, you will practice relaxing your body and mind through simple tools such as special breathing techniques and mantra meditation.
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator

Community Resource Mapping [CIDD] (Sapphire) or (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement. Please note that this workshop is required for the Sapphire but not the Jade Certificate.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

Evaluating Energy Options I: Traditional Sources (Jade)
Monday, February 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Energy sources are not as straight-forward as people might think. There are hidden harms and benefits to many energy sources. Part one of a two part series on evaluation energy options, this workshop will discuss the environmental impact of traditional energy sources. Traditional energy sources, including coal, natural gas, etc, will be explained, and the merits and harms of each source debated. Instructor: Dennis Showers, Professor of Education
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Showers - Professor, School of Education

From Agonized to Organized: Tips to Better Manage Your Computer Files and Folders (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
This session provides a brief introduction to best practices for data management for undergraduate students in any discipline. Students will learn about basic data management concepts by working with data and files they already have. Discover useful tips for naming, organizing and preserving your files, photos and other digital content
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library

Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts [Town Gown Success] (Silver)
Monday, February 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Restorative practices is based on four principles - inclusive decision making, active accountability, repairing the harms to the involved parties and rebuilding trust.. Got a conflict with your roommate, a friend or a neighbor? Come learn a new way to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner that allows both parties the opportunity to share their concerns, repair the harm that may have been caused by the conflict.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Communication! Communication! Communication! (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, February 9, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff declares "You must have mastery of all means of communication, along with the willingness to use them-otherwise, you're just talking to yourself." Come learn how to master many different forms of communication.
Instructor: Jacob Sherry - Director, Allegany Hall, Residence Life

Developing Inter-Group Relationships (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 9, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Having the ability to interact with people of different backgrounds is a process. It depends on our awareness and comfort level with diverse groups. This workshop will examine our relationships with individuals different from ourselves. The workshop is designed to help individuals explore their own perceptions, experiences, and comfort level with diverse groups through an eye-opening activity. Ultimately, individuals will gain some insight into their own ways of thinking and can begin to apply what they've uncovered to future interactions with other groups and individuals. This workshop is required for the Opal Certificate and an option for the Amethyst Certificate.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 9, 3:00 – 4:00 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

Freedom of Expression: Embrace It or Waste It GISP Dinner and Dialogue [GISP Event] (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Interfaith Center, Franklin Street, Geneseo
Fifth Annual Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP) Community Dinner & Dialogue is one of the featured events in the GISP Series. A panel representing the faith community and the faculty will share their perspectives on the freedom of expression from multi faith perspectives. All campus and community faith groups and individuals are invited to participate in the discussion and enjoy a free meal courtesy of the Philanthropic Chefs and the Center for Community. Students and community residents may register for the dinner beginning December 1.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Everything You Want to Know About Sex, but Are Afraid to Ask [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
A question and answer forum addressing issues of contraception, sexually transmitted infections, healthy intimate relationships and general men's and women's health.
Instructors: Peggy Wirth - Nurse Practitioner, Lauderdale Center for Health & Counseling; Julie Kueppers - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling

Persuading the Powerful [Social Justice Series] (Jade)
Wednesday, February 10, 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; Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services

Structured Reflection: Processing Your International Experience (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, February 10, 3:30 – 4:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library

EcoHouse Panel Discussion: Getting Involved (Jade)
Thursday, February 11, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 322/323
Join a panel of EcoHouse students to learn how you can cultivate your own environmental awareness and activism. This workshop will include a holistic approach to environmentalism on our campus. Learn how you can become involved from the individual level to activism in the greater Geneseo community. The workshop is a panel discussion in which several members from the EcoHouse community speak about their involvement in the House and what the future of the House will look like.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

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

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

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

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Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

Leadership in Health Care [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver)
Monday, February 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
This session will explore ways in which individuals can impact the lives of their families, friends and community by promoting healthy life habits.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Radi - Medical Director, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver)
Monday, February 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Stephen Covey developed a plan for building true success and personal leadership. This workshop will help participants to understand, through examples and a self-test, their strengths and weaknesses within each of the seven habits of highly effective people. This process should help clarify participants' vision and values and align their lives with these timeless Covey principles.
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education

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

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

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Learn how yoga can reduce stress, help with sleep, and improve your overall well-being. We will be practicing some simple yoga exercises so dress in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director of Counseling Services, Health & Counseling

Planning and Leading Service Trips (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
If an individuals' passion is service work and they would like to further develop their service and leadership skills, this workshop is designed for them! Learn what is involved in planning a successful service event or in leading a group of peers on a service-related activity. This workshop will cover the "dos" and "don'ts" and help prepare participants to step into the role of a team leader or trip coordinator.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Etiquette Dinner [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The annual Etiquette Dinner will help you learn critical etiquette skills while enjoying a deliciously prepared meal. No matter your field of study, this dinner will educate you on how to conduct yourself at a food-related professional event, an important factor in being a successful leader. Networking etiquette is often an anxiety-producing issue for many during the job search process or the first few years at the job. Joins us for an evening that will include a first class dinner and desert while our speakers guide you through the experience with valuable tips and tricks. This program costs $7.00, payable by credit or debit card. Payments must be made through your Knightjobs account, through the Career Development website: https://www.geneseo.edu/career_development/job_search, under the Career Events tab on KnightJobs. Students can register starting December 1. The deadline for payment will be February 9, 2016.
Instructor: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development

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

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

Situational Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
As a leader, participants need to make adjustments in their leadership style based on the needs of the group or organization. This adjustment can be made in response to the group's demonstrated capacity level and its confidence and willingness with regard to performing tasks at the time they must be performed. This session will show ways to work with groups in different situations/levels.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Area Coordinator, Residence Life

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal)
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
If you could buy specific attributes for your future baby, what would they be? How much value do you place on height, athletic ability, and prevention for autism? This game was created just as "The Human Genome Project" was making headline news. Participants are led through a simulated "Baby Mall" where they are confronted with various issues and controversies, including the future of medical insurance, ethics, classism, and prejudice towards non-traditional parents. The game is a fun, interactive program that challenges participants to think critically about the many differences that make us who we are.
Instructor: Dr. Terry Bazzett - Professor, Psychology

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

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

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 18, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Newton 214
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

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Employing Curiosity (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Monday, February 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 319
This session will review communication theory involving curiosity. The primary focus will be on developing various techniques for defusing aggressive situations and improving interpersonal relationships.
Instructor: Neal Brooks - Area Coordinator, Residence Life

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

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

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

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

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

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
(Emerald Certificate Requirement) (Business PD Event) I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Advanced Database Searching: Using Filters and Citation Tracking to Improve Your Search Results (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Leaders, scholars, and professionals all have one thing in common: they have complex information needs. This workshop will teach participants to leverage the power of online search tools by applying filters, citation tracking, and other techniques rarely used by casual researchers. You'll be expert researchers after this workshop!
Instructors: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library; Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library

Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In any career and at any level, you will find yourself working with a diverse atmosphere. With a wide range of diversity, how do you identify differences? How do you ensure everyone feels they are a key member? How do you create a welcoming environment? These are tricky, but critical skills a leader must possess to create a positive and productive team. This workshop is required for the Gold Certificate and an option for the Amethyst and Opal Certificates.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

Emotional Intelligence & Its Impact on Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
IQ and technical skills are entry-level qualifications, but it is emotional intelligence (EQ) that leaders must possess to be successful. This session will familiarize you with the 5 dimensions of emotional intelligence, drawing from Daniel Goleman's book on the topic. His research indicates that the most effective leaders have one important thing in common: they have a high degree of emotional intelligence. This session will include a video and substantive discussion on emotional intelligence and its impact on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business

Enabling Others to Act [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Decision making styles are often a part of team dynamics and working with others. Based on Kouzes and Posner's, Leadership Challenge, this workshop will focus on enabling others to act through building competence, offering choices, inspiring others, and creating a climate of learning and communication. Participants will think about how their actions and the ways in which they make organization decisions can influence the ability of other members to act.
Instructor: Kimberly Harvey - Director New Student Programs, Center for Community

Sexual Harassment: What Leaders Need to Know [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, February 25, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Sometimes, people who are being sexually harassed feel that if they ignore the problem it will go away. The truth is, the situation could continue or get worse. Learn what sexual harassment is, and what steps you can take to have it addressed and make sure it stops. This workshop is intended to furnish participants with the tools needed to recognize sexual harassment as well as the means to report incidents.
Instructors: Adrienne Collier - Assistant to the President for Diversity & Equity/Director of Affirmative Action; Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

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

What is Eco-Feminism? (Jade)
Friday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
This workshop will discuss ecofeminism - a movement that links the ideas of feminism with ecology. The workshop will discuss prominent ecofeminist writers in both fiction and nonfiction, and will examine the relationship between women’s rights and issues facing the earth.
Instructor: Meghan Barrett - GOLD Leader Mentor

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

Building Personal Wealth [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, February 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Learn from an independent financial planner the tools and techniques to start you on the road to a more secure financial future. Learn how planners interact with clients to achieve goals through saving, asset allocation strategies, and managing income streams. Common terminology and the types of decisions you may need to make for your own future 401k's, 403b's, and Roth IRA's will be discussed.
Instructor: Kevin Gavagan - CFA, Class of '75, Principal, QCI Asset Management

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

Understanding Your Learning Style [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver)
Monday, February 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
A good leader knows his/her learning style. Each person has a distinct learning style in which s/he learns best. You may be surprised by your preferred learning style. Are you a visual learner - someone who learns through seeing? Are you an auditory learner - someone who learns through listening? Are you a tactile/kinesthetic learner - someone who learns through moving, doing, and touching? We will explore the various styles and you can determine your preferred learning style or the way you learn best. Through a series of quizzes and activities, workshop participants will learn if they tend to use more of the left part of their brain or the right part of their brain. Participants will discuss their tendencies in certain situations and will learn how to become more "middle brained." Participants will also learn if they tend to learn better visually, auditory, kinesthetically, or multi- modal (a combination of learning styles).
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education

Oxfam Hunger Banquet: Where Will You Sit? [Social Justice Series] (Amethyst) or (Opal) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, February 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
(Opal) or (Diamond) or (Jade) Did you know that globally 1 in 7 people experience hunger? This experience of hunger exists despite that a sufficient amount of food is produced globally to feed every child and adult. These inequalities extend beyond food, but in overall unequal access to resources resulting in illiteracy, poverty, war and the inability of families to grow or buy food. At the Oxfam Hunger Banquet, participants are seated based on the luck of the draw--just as in real life when some are born into prosperity and others into poverty. Guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high, middle, or low income tier based on the latest statistics on global poverty, and receive a corresponding meal-filling and nutritious or sparse and simple. A discussion and group response portion follows the conclusion of the meal. This event will change the way you think about hunger. At the event we will also be collecting NONPERISHABLE food items for donation to a local food pantry.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

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

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 319
This session will use a model created as a process for collaboratively understanding and addressing conflicts and issues related to difference, discrimination, and inter-group tensions in a school context. Learn to apply this model in solving cross-cultural problems. This is a required workshop that informs participants about the cross-cultural problem-solving model, which includes six different steps. Within the interactive workshop, participants engage by working in groups, addressing a real life problem in order to further their understanding of the model.This workshop is required for the Amethyst and for the Opal Certificates.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community

Helping Your Members Through Coaching and Teaching Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
This session will discuss changing one's leadership style from delegating and decision making to coaching and enabling your "team." Emphasis will be on interpersonal skills such as communication, listening, and involving every member as part of the process.
Instructor: Jim Lyons - Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation

Running Effective Meetings [SOLE] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Barbara Stewart - Lecturer, Mathematics

Write for Success [CIDD] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | CU 322/323
This workshop focuses on the importance of strong written communication skills outside the classroom. This workshop in effective professional writing addresses the formal expectations of business and professional communication both within and outside the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to critique and revise business memos and letters and think about the keys to writing for success: directness, succinctness, clarity, and correctness.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean for Residential Living and Professor of English, Residence Life

Financing Your Life [Personal Finance Series] [Women's Leadership Conference] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
In this day and age knowing your FICO is imperative to living a comfortable life. Don't understand what FICO is? Come and learn from a professional that is well-versed in the financial world. It is so important that your money is well managed and monitored and that you take charge of your life and your bank account.
Instructor: Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo

Healthy Relationships [Women's Leadership Conference] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
(Bronze) [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] How do you keep the lines of communication open so that you can maintain strong, honest, and respectful relationships? What are signs of an unhealthy relationship? Learn about ways to foster happiness in your relationships and what to do if relationships are unhealthy.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

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

Gender and Communicaiton [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Women's Leadership Conference] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 2, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | CU 319
Are women really from Venus and men from Mars? Do our communication styles differ even while we're speaking the same language? In this interactive workshop, we will explore gender perceptions and discover ways to communicate that will increase positive relationships between genders.
Instructors: Dr. Amanda Roth - Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Women's Studies; Guest Panelists TBA

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

Women's Issues in Social Justice [Social Justice Series] [Women's Leadership Conference] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 2, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | CU 322/323
The growing participation of women in business, politics, law, education, technology, and media has and continues to transform the world. Said participation has introduced innovative approaches to work, family, and civic engagement. Workshop participants will explore the intersection of individual passion, academic preparation and social justice during this interactive session and discuss the steps they can take to be informed and empowered to create the change they wish to see in the world.
Instructor: Lisa Freeman - Class of '90, Director of Community Development, Verizon Wireless

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

Women's Networking Dinner [Women's Leadership Conference] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Cosponsored by Geneseo Alumni Association, Women's Leadership Institute, School of Business, Multicultural Programs and Services & GOLD. The theme of the 2016 Women's Leadership Conference on March 2 is "Lean in to Your Geneseo Experience." Conference workshops centered on Women in Leadership are scheduled at 1:00-2:00 pm, 2:30-3:30 pm and 3:45-4:45 pm. The networking dinner is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 pm. The networking dinner will provide an opportunity for students to meet with alumnae from business, non-profit agencies and government to learn about their personal leadership journeys. The keynote speaker at dinner will be Karen Podsiadly, Class of '90 and Director of Community Development, The College at Brockport. The dinner is free. Since a final guarantee for numbers is required by CAS Impressions Catering on Tuesday morning, students who are unable to attend need to drop this event no later than Monday, February 29.
Instructor: Karen Podsiadly - Class of '90, Director of Community Development, The College at Brockport

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

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

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

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

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

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

Challenging the Process [Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Series] (Silver)
Monday, March 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Based on Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge, challenging the process is highlighted as one of the five practices of exemplary leaders. Leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve the organization. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. And because leaders know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

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

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

Apartment Maintenance [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Do you know the local codes and regulations about apartment maintenance and fire safety? What should you do if something breaks and your landlord hasn't fixed it? What can you do to ensure that your apartment is a safe environment in which to live? Come hear from experts about the ins and outs of property safety and how to best communicate with your landlord if an issue arises. Instructors: Andrew Chandler, Geneseo Fire Marshal, Wendi Kinney, Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternal Life & Off Campus Service
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

How to SWOT Your Way to Success! [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Learn how to develop a strategic planning method, called a SWOT analysis that one can apply to anything he/she wants to succeed in. It's a planning vehicle that actually shows what needs to be worked on in order to succeed at anything ranging from that tough exam you have next week to beating the next level of a video game.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs

Leveraging Social Media to Make an Impact [Business PD Event] (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Milne 104
Become familiar with some of the social media technologies needed to represent yourself as a professional, your organization, or your cause. These include social networks, social bookmarking, and other relevant web 2.0 applications. The focus of this workshop is to establish best practices, begin developing your message, and to take a closer look at the techniques and tactics used for getting noticed
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library

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

What Do Employers Want? [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. What is the unique combination of skills and values that make employers salivate with excitement? "What Do Employers Want?" will answer that question by sharing with you the results of a recent survey of loyal Geneseo employers. Once you know what these employers are looking for (and most employers are looking for similar things), you can tailor your job-search communications (resume, cover letter) to showcase how well your background matches those characteristics and experiences. Get a leg up on the competition by attending this important workshop!
Instructors: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director, Office of Career Development

Day in the Life - Marketing/PR/Advertising (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 8, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2015-2016 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers!
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

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

Conflict Resolution [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Town Gown Success] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Amethyst)
Wednesday, March 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Conflict is a part of every group and organization. Success and growth depend on the positive resolution of conflicts that occur. This workshop will provide methods and activities that can help participants effectively manage conflict and deal with difficult people in your group. The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about peaceful and effective ways to resolve both positive and negative conflict within their organizations. They will learn about elements, causes, and ways of dealing with conflict. A group discussion atmosphere will be created where participants can share their thoughts on the definition of conflict, ways they deal with conflict, and ways in which to escalate or deescalate a conflict. This workshop will stress the idea that conflict can be positive and how members of a group can change and learn from it.
Instructor: Dr. Leonard Sancilio - Dean of Students

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

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

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

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

Interviewing Skills for Jobs & Internships [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Monday, March 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills as well as how to handle Behavioral Based Interviewing or BBI. BBI is used by most employers and is significantly more challenging than answering traditional interview questions. Other formats covered are open-ended and opinion questions. Be prepared to learn and practice these types of very important questions that will help you get the job offer.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

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

Creating a Climate of Care [Town Gown Success] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, March 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Does your organization or life feel sticky? Trust is the glue that bonds great people, processes, and environments in order to ensure long-term success. Based on the book, The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey, this workshop will explore the first three waves of trust--self-trust, relationship trust, and organizational trust. Trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year, so come join this lively discussion as we look into how we can make trust the core of our personal and professional lives.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Writing Cover Letters That Get You the Interview [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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

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

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
Different leadership approaches are suitable to different situations. This session will cover some of the major concepts of the Path-Goal approach and help you determine strategies for what might work best for you in a variety of leadership situations.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business

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

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

Building Your Personal Philosophy and Mission Statement (Silver)
Thursday, March 24, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Thinking about and developing a personal philosophy or mission statement is helpful for many reasons. It is a tool you can use to guide you in decision-making, to inform your thinking about the future or to assess how you are developing as a person. Time invested in this process can pay valuable dividends in the future. Activities and discussion will help you begin the process of developing your own personal philosophy and mission statement.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

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

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

Can Social Networking Sites Do It All?: Exploring the Functionality of Communication Channels [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Monday, March 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 322/323
Have you ever stopped to consider whether or not the tools you use to communicate with colleagues, friends, and family allow you to effectively accomplish your relational and personal goals? This workshop will explore advantages and disadvantages of a variety of communication channels as well as the implications of channel choice for personal and professional relationships. Participants will be challenged to become more mindful of their communicative choices.
Instructor: Dr. Meredith Marko Harrigan - Associate Professor, Communication

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

Stress Management [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
(Bronze) (Business PD Event) [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Wellness Series] Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

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

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 29, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? [Town Gown Success] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | CU 319
You've signed a lease and you are ready to move in. Come learn about tenant's rights and local campus and community resources that can assist you off-campus. We'll also discuss how to prepare a move-in checklist, roommate agreement, and how to have other important conversations with house mates that will help you have a great off-campus living experience.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community

Day in the Life -- Health Care Services (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 30, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2015-2016 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers!
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

Open (yes free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 30, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Milne 104
You've just graduated from college. What are you going to do now? If you are like other graduating seniors, you may be overwhelmed and frustrated knowing that you no longer have access to the myriad paid resources offered by your campus library. How will you continue your research, plan for your lessons, or find professional development opportunities? In this workshop, an education librarian and practicing teacher will share some of the strategies and resources gleaned during their personal experiences with teaching and learning. Students will walk away with a plethora of resources and specific examples of how to use them.
Instructor: Michelle Costello - Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

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

Group Think: Recognizing and Reacting Before It's Too Late [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Amethyst)
Monday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Why do groups of intelligent, talented, and experienced people make very bad decisions that often have disastrous consequences? Why do we allow ourselves to make decisions that we know are wrong and may have severe repercussions? In this workshop we will identify, and learn to recognize, the decision-making elements first expounded on by Dr. Irving L. Janis of Yale University in his seminal work known as Groupthink and The Groupthink Syndrome. We will review the Abilene Paradox, discuss ways of preventing Groupthink and use role-play to recognize those times when we have all been engaged in Groupthink, for better or worse, and how we reacted in hindsight.
Instructor: James Swarts - Adjunct Lecturer, History Department

Presentation Skills II [CIDD] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication

Anti-Plagiarism Workshop: Citing Correctly Using APA (Ruby)
Tuesday, April 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the APA style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library

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

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

Using Your Personality Type: The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a premier tool to help you understand yourself and how your personality relates to your work and communication styles, and eventually your leadership style. The majority of the workshop will be spent verifying your four-letter Type with exercises, followed by a discussion on how we function at work and communication with others. Key information for developing leaders! Completion of the MBTI Form M questionnaire is required prior to the workshop. You will receive instructions on how to access Form M one week prior to the workshop. Class size limited to 20.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

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

Bad vs. Good Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Much of the discussion in the literature on leadership centers on the concept of how to be a good and effective leader. Barbara Kellerman, Research Director of the Center for Public Leadership in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, concluded in her recent book, "Bad Leadership," that one has to study the entire continuum of leadership from bad to good in order to understand the practice of leadership. Kellerman's book will be the starting place for a lively discussion on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

BaFa BaFa (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | CU 319
BaFa BaFa is a game designed to help people understand the challenges of social interaction across cultural groups. This highly interactive game has been used by thousands of groups all over the world to teach an appreciation of group differences and cross-cultural conflicts. This workshop builds on the lessons imparted by playing the game BaFa BaFa by Simulation Training Systems. Participants are split between two teams, an Alpha and a Beta culture. Each culture has its own distinctive traits. At its core, BaFa BaFa is a cultural studies game that allows participants to experience otherness, act out questions of diversity, and be conscious of their actions around other cultures. Participants, through facilitated exploration of their experiences, are encouraged to explore differing perspectives and points of view while reflecting on their own perspectives of different cultures. This workshop is particularly well suited for the introduction of diversity education and consciousness and serves as a valuable preparation for those wishing to travel abroad.
Instructor: Noah Wilson - Area Coordinator of Ontario & Writers House, Residence Life

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Got a resume? If not, this workshop will help you get started. A review of resume content and structure will be followed by a question and answer period to address any questions concerning how to write and produce a professional resume.
Instructor: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development

Anti-Plagiarism Workshop: Citing Correctly Using Chicago/Turabian (Ruby)
Wednesday, April 6, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the Chicago/Turabian style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library

It's a Two-Way Street: Exploring Leader-Member Exchange Theory [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Thursday, April 7, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Most of the leadership theories you've learned about probably center on leadership from the point of view of the leader but Leader-Member Exchange Theory is different. This theory focuses on the relationship between the leader and the follower - a two-way relationship that gives the follower an important role in shaping the leadership process. During this workshop, we'll discuss the Leader-Member Exchange Theory, the role that communication plays in developing relationships, and how you can utilize the Leader-Member Exchange Theory to become a better leader.
Instructor: Carey Backman - Director of Student Activities & Leadership, Nazareth College

Self-Hypnosis [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Thursday, April 7, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This is an experiential session designed to introduce students to the relaxation technique of self-hypnosis. Along with some of the techniques used to facilitate deep relaxation and resources to help them develop their own self-hypnosis regiment, myths regarding hypnosis will be dispelled.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Anti-Plagiarism Workshop: Citing Correctly Using MLA (Ruby)
Thursday, April 7, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the MLA style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library

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

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

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

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

Birth Order: How it Affects You & Your Organization (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Come and learn how to manage your "Simpsons" by understanding the impact that birth order has on you and on the members of your organization. Birth order can help you understand all the players and can be a tool in motivating and organizing your group to meet your goals. There are a number of interesting and fun theories available about working with team dynamics. One such theory is how your birth order impacts your personality and thus impacts how individuals of differing birth orders interact in teams. In this interactive, informative, and fun workshop, participants use the timeless example of the "Simpsons" to get to know the differences, strengths, weaknesses, and interactions of differing birth orders
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Director of Student Care Svcs & Title IX Coord for Students, Student & Campus Life

Interviewing Skills for Jobs & Internships [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills as well as how to handle Behavioral Based Interviewing or BBI. BBI is used by most employers and is significantly more challenging than answering traditional interview questions. Other formats covered are open-ended and opinion questions. Be prepared to learn and practice these types of very important questions that will help you get the job offer.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development

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

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

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

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

Volunteer Involvement Reflection (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
All students pursuing the Sapphire Volunteerism & Leadership Certificate are required to complete a minimum of twenty hours in a volunteer activity. The activity should be an approved volunteer opportunity of the College's Volunteer Center. This session will provide an opportunity for students to share their volunteer experiences. This workshop gives participants who have completed volunteering activities an opportunity to share experiences with fellow volunteers and those interested in getting involved in volunteering. During this moderated discussion, participants will give brief public presentations on the volunteer work that was done and share impressions on the experience with everyone. Questions are encouraged as participants come together to collaborate and share knowledge. Additionally, participants will be asked to brainstorm and share journal reflection questions and ideas as a means to prompt further discussion and exploration.
Instructor: Samantha Hebel - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activities - Structured Reflection (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 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. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center

GOLD Leadership Presentations (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, April 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 21 or 22. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 15 to Associate Dean of Leadership & Service. This workshop is the final step in the process of earning the Gold Leadership Certificate.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Stress Management [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Wednesday, April 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health & Counseling

Gold Leadership Presentations (No Certificate Credit)
Thursday, April 21, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 21 or 22. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 15 to Associate Dean of Leadership & Service. This workshop is the final step in the process of earning the Gold Leadership Certificate.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community

Live Green Expo (Earth Day) (Diamond) or (Jade)
Friday, April 22, 12:00 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom & Lobby
The eight annual Live Green Expo will include informational tables staffed by several local college and community organizations involved in green initiatives. Students in the GOLD Program and the Leadership in Community Engagement and Social Justice Certificate and Jade Leadership in Sustainability may earn credit in the program by participating and engaging in conversations with the green organizations. Check livegreen.geneseo.edu, the Office of Sustainability, or gold.geneseo.edu for details on the exhibits and other Live Green events. This event is a collaborative effort with Residence Life.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA

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

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


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