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FEBRUARY Week 4

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

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Friday, February 27, 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

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

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

Infographics 101 (Ruby)
Monday, March 2, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Milne 104
Infographics are a great way to quickly and easily present complex information. In this session, you'll get a brief introduction to infographics, learn a few design best practices, and discover some of the free software available for creating your own infographics.
Instructor: Justina Elmore - Reference Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

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

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

Oxfam Hunger Banquet (Opal) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, March 2, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Did you know that globally 1 in 7 people experience hunger? This experience of hunger exists despite that a sufficient amount of food is produced globally to feed every child and adult. These inequalities extend beyond food, but in overall unequal access to resources resulting in illiteracy, poverty, war and the inability of families to grow or buy food. At the Oxfam Hunger Banquet, participants are seated based on the luck of the draw--just as in real life when some are born into prosperity and others into poverty. Guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high, middle, or low income tier based on the latest statistics on global poverty, and receive a corresponding meal-filling and nutritious or sparse and simple. A discussion and group response portion follows the conclusion of the meal. This event will change the way you think about hunger. At the event we will also be collecting NONPERISHABLE food items for donation to a local food pantry.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Director, EcoHouse and Wyoming Residence Halls
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Monday, March 2, 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]

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

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership & Business [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Sapphire)
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
When do the ends justify the means? Just how ethical do you need to be? Who is the leader responsible to for his/her actions? Are results all that matter? What actions are appropriate and which go beyond the ethical parameters? These are the questions begging for attention by the American business and professional world. The instructor has extensive experience with one of the major auditing firms and will help you think through how you will answer the questions in your current and future leadership roles.
Instructor: John Thorne - PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner (Retired)
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Helping Your Members Through Teaching/Coaching Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
This session will discuss changing one's leadership style from delegating and decision making to coaching and enabling your "team." Emphasis will be on interpersonal skills such as communication, listening, and involving every member as part of the process.
Instructor: Jim Lyons - Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Organize Your Web Research With Diigo (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
No longer do you need to print web pages to highlight and take personalizes notes! Diigo is a powerful research and collaboration tool that can help you save, organize, and share what you discover on the web. Students will learn how to save, annotate, tag and share their favorite sites while creating their own personal archive. Students are required to bring laptops to this workshop.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Breaking the Glass Ceiling [WLC] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Opal) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
What are some of the gender disparities in the workplace? How do women navigate a career in a male-dominated work environment? This workshop will examine the challenges and successes that women experience in predominantly male-oriented careers.
Instructors: Marilyn Moore - Emerita Director, Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation; Adrienne Collier - Assistant to the President for Diversity & Equity/Director of Affirmative Action; Dr. Eunju Kang - Assistant Professor, Political Science & International Relations
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Financing Your Life [WLC] [Business PD Event] [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
What do you know about 401(k)'s 403(b)'s, or the importance of having good credit? Does gender impact one's knowledge on this subject matter? Regardless of gender, everyone should have confidence in making their own informed financial decisions. This workshop addresses the financial literacy gap between men and women, and will also provide you with great information to make smart financial choices.
Instructor: Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Healthy Relationships [HBHM] [WLC] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
How do you keep the lines of communication open so that you can maintain strong, honest, and respectful relationships? What are signs of an unhealthy relationship? Learn about ways to foster happiness in your relationships and what to do if relationships are unhealthy.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Communication Between Genders [WLC] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 4, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Are women really from Venus and men from Mars? Do our communication styles differ even while we're speaking the same language? In this interactive workshop, we will explore gender perceptions and discover ways to communicate that will increase positive relationships between genders.
Instructors: Gabe Iturbides - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs; Tiffany Stephenson - Graduate TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Bryan Rivera - EOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Courtney Volturno - EOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Dive Into Leadership Panel [WLC] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, March 4, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Does our culture lack an image of female success? What sacrifices do women make in their careers and positions of power? What are some ways women can take greater risks in leadership and career? This panel of students and faculty will explore the concept of women's leadership based on themes covered in Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."
Instructors: Tiffany Brodner - Coordinator , Student Programs & Activities, Student Life; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development; Kate Pitcher - Interim Director, Milne Library; Bianca DeJesus - Residence Director Niagara Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Power Couples [WLC] (Opal) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 4, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | College Union Hunt Room
Want to marry someone as driven as you? In this session, we will take a look at the daily lives of two very busy married people. The panelists will discuss how they balance personal life and work. While success is great, wouldn't you want to share it with another person?
Instructors: Tracy Gagnier - Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, College Advancement; George Gagnier - Assistant Director of Athletics, Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Networking Dinner [WLC] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 – 7:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Cosponsored by Geneseo Alumni Association, Women's Leadership Institute, Klainer Center for Women & Business, Multicultural Programs and Services & GOLD. The theme of the 2015 Women's Leadership Conference on March 5 is "Reflect, Direct, Progress." Conference workshops centered on Women in Leadership are scheduled at 2:30-3:30 pm and 3:45-4:45 pm. The networking dinner is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 pm. The networking dinner will provide an opportunity for students to meet with alumnae from business, non-profit agencies and government to learn about their personal leadership journeys. The keynote speaker at dinner will be T'sah Rodriquez on "Change, Challenge, and Opportunity." The dinner is free.
Instructor: T'Sah Rodriguez - Class of '00;Compliance Director |Global Financial Crimes Compliance| J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Building Your Stress Toolbox: 10 Techniques for Managing Stress [HBHM] (Bronze)
Thursday, March 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this interactive session, you will identify a variety of strategies, or "tools," for managing stress. These will include cognitive strategies, breathing techniques, relaxation skills, and more.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [CIDD] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, March 5, 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 teams, groups or organizations 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]

Student Leadership Practices Inventory [CIDD] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Friday, March 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Gold Leadership Center
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more teams, groups or organizations 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]

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

Fostering Creativity (Silver)
Monday, March 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 322/323
Vibrant and successful organizations and leaders encourage and foster creativity. Participants will find out what creativity is and how they can use it to bring out the best in the members of their groups. In this workshop, participants learn how to enrich their creative minds and use creativity every day. Participants will also focus on how to work with others to develop creative and effective solutions to problems.
Instructor: Joe VanRemmen - Police Manager, University Police
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Sustainability: Debating the Issues [Business PD Event] (Jade)
Monday, March 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
This seminar will help participants better understand the issues surrounding sustainability and sustainability practices. The focus of the seminar will be on the balance between environmental concerns and business. There is a clear need to balance the future welfare of the environment with the needs of the present. Businesses often believe that the use of excessive regulations restrain a firm's ability to provide the economic growth needed to raise the standard of living for people in the present. Proponents of sustainability argue that improvements in environmental quality will not only increase standards of living for the current generation, but also for future generations.
Instructor: Dr. Chris Annala - Professor, School of Business
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

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

Who Is Disabled Anyway? [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Monday, March 9, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Eddie Lee majored in political science and while at Geneseo interned and worked in Washington DC - a life-changing experience that ultimately influenced his career path. After obtaining a Master of Public Administration degree from SUNY Albany, Eddie began a 32-year career in New York State government - serving five different Governors. Eddie worked in the Division of the Budget for 11 years, with responsibility for mental health and substance abuse/alcoholism agency services. Eddie also spent 21 years in senior management positions at the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. During his career in both agencies, Eddie oversaw the closure of most of the State's 20 developmental centers for the disabled - moving services to communities and homes. Eddie will ask students to experience disabilities first-hand, and discuss historical perspectives on disabilities and recent public policy developments. He will lead a conversation on factors that affect personal, social and political change - drawing from his own public service and nonprofit sector experiences. Eddie retired in 2010 and is currently President of the Geneseo Alumni Association Board of Directors. He advises and serves on the Board of several charitable organizations including New York Special Olympics. Eddie believes he is successfully fulfilling his retirement vision of "giving back" through community service including regular participation in Livingston CARES work trips to Long Island.
Instructor: Eddie Lee - President, Geneseo Alumni Association
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Cultivating Happiness [HBHM] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will review some basic happiness theory and research with the primary focus on developing various techniques that can be used to nurture a fun positive outlook on life.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Learn how to develop a strategic planning method, called a SWOT analysis that one can apply to anything he/she wants to succeed in. It's a planning vehicle that actually shows what needs to be worked on in order to succeed at anything ranging from that tough exam you have next week to beating the next level of a video game.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Online Emerging Technologies for Creating Multimedia Content (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
The interactive tools available on the web are becoming just as popular as many of the computer software applications installed on our computers. This workshop will look at and demonstrate some web tools that can help you deliver your content more effectively. Examples include: Prezi, Animoto, bubbl.us, Wordle, Poll Everywhere and more.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Social Change Model of Leadership [CIDD] (Gold)
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a difference in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 10, 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]

Beyond the 3 R's: Education for Living in Ethical & Sustainable Ways [Social Justice Series] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
At the center of most sustainability education is a focus on the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Unfortunately, most of us, because it's easier, put recycling at the center of our efforts rather than use it as a last resort. What would it look like if we all believed -- and acted as if -- it was our ethical obligation not to consume, but to conserve; to, as the catch-phrase puts it, live simply so that others may simply live? Is this even feasible in a country operating under a system Oliver James calls "selfish capitalism"?
Instructor: Dr. Leigh O'Brien - Professor, Shear School of Education
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Problem Solving [Business PD Event] (Bronze) or (Sapphire) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Have you ever played the "whack-a-mole" game? In this session, participants will learn a methodology to solve problems so that they do not feel as if they are constantly hitting the same concerns only in different areas. The workshop will discuss the process of problem solving in detail and participants will have some fun at the same time.
Instructor: Barbara Wale - President/CEO, The Arc of Monroe County
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Finding Images and Sound Clips (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 11, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104
An introduction to finding and using images, visual and audio media. We will survey Flickr, image search engines and other free image resources, as well as databases available via Milne Library.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis - Library Faculty
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Thursday, March 12, 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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

Bad vs. Good Leadership [Business PD Event] (Gold)
Monday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Much of the discussion in the literature on leadership centers on the concept of how to be a good and effective leader. Barbara Kellerman, Research Director of the Center for Public Leadership in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, concluded in her recent book, "Bad Leadership," that one has to study the entire continuum of leadership from bad to good in order to understand the practice of leadership. Kellerman's book will be the starting place for a lively discussion on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

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

Understanding Your Learning Style [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
A good leader knows his/her learning style. Each person has a distinct learning style in which s/he learns best. You may be surprised by your preferred learning style. Are you a visual learner - someone who learns through seeing? Are you an auditory learner - someone who learns through listening? Are you a tactile/kinesthetic learner - someone who learns through moving, doing, and touching? We will explore the various styles and you can determine your preferred learning style or the way you learn best. Through a series of quizzes and activities, workshop participants will learn if they tend to use more of the left part of their brain or the right part of their brain. Participants will discuss their tendencies in certain situations and will learn how to become more "middle brained." Participants will also learn if they tend to learn better visually, auditory, kinesthetically, or multi- modal (a combination of learning styles).
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

From VISTA to Visionary: A Leaders Creating Social Impact [Pearls of Wisdom] [Business PD Event] (Emerald) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, March 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Jennifer Dunlap was a political science major at Geneseo who became a VISTA volunteer and that experience propelled her into a career focused on making a difference. Whether it was the United Way in Rochester, the Easter Seal Society in Albany, the feeding camps in Ethiopia for CARE, or leading the global fundraising, marketing and communications operations for the American Red Cross, Jennifer has been a pioneer in bringing innovative solutions to the non-profit sector. Leading a non-profit organization takes business savvy, creativity, innovation and a dedication to the people you serve. Jennifer now runs her own company focused on working with large and small charitable organizations helping to improve resource generation, leadership, governance and impact analysis.
Instructor: Jennifer Dunlap - Class of '81, President & CEO, Development Resources Inc., Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Using iMovie to Create Winning Video (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 25, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Brodie 239
Learn how to use iMovie to spice up your video for YouTube, PowerPoint, DVD and more! This class will teach you the basics of video ingestion, how to trim your footage, add transitions and effects as well as how to share your video with the world.
Instructor: Joe Dolce - Computing Information and Technology
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Finding an Internship [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Introduction to Yoga [HBHM] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt Room
Learn how yoga can reduce stress, help with sleep, and improve your overall well-being. We will be practicing some simple yoga exercises so dress in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move
Instructor: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship: Creating a Cycle of Success with Kohl Crecelius [All-College Hour Speaker] (Diamond)
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballrrom
Social entrepreneur Kohl Crecelius and his team of close friends,Travis, Stewart, and Adam, are on a mission to revolutionize what it means to do business and to do good. As college students in 2007, they founded Krochet Kids International (KKi), a non-profit lifestyle brand focused on empowering communities and engaging customers to make a sustainable impact on global poverty. KKi is a leader in producing and selling products made in Africa. Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, KKi employs more than 100 people in Northern Uganda through the production of their handmade headwear and fashion accessories and have recently started a new program in Peru. Now spanning three continents, their work connects the producer with the customer through a hand-signed label that accompanies every product. Crecelius' older brother taught him how to crochet in high school, and soon, he began teaching his friends to make hats. Dubbed the "Krochet Kids" by their local newspaper in Spokane,Washington, the friends began selling hats in their hometown for a Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship: Creating a Cycle of Success for a little spending money. He never imagined the hobby would blossom into a global movement.Inspired by Stewart's summer trip to Uganda during college, the trio decided to teach the simple skill of crocheting to displaced Ugandan women. Crecelius and friends envisioned that the women could sell hats they made to provide for themselves, releasing them from the bondage of government camps and history of rebel rule in their country. Today,through this simple skill, the women can provide for their families, and ultimately, through micro-financing opportunities enabled by KKi, they can gain economic independence.
Instructor: Kohl Crecelius - CEO, Kiki
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Open (yes, free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates (Ruby)
Thursday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | South Hall 328
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. Students are required to bring a lap top to the workshop.
Instructor: Michelle Costello - Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Religion on the Run [GISP Event] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Thursday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Religion on the Run intends to promote the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project's (GISP) mission to create dialogues across faiths and learn from different perspectives. In this interactive workshop, participants will be able to "speed-faith," which is similar to "speed-dating" but with less romance and more interfaith dialogue. The goal of this workshop is to provide an intentionally safe space for people to share their stories and learn from others. How does society view different faiths? Are people able to freely practice at Geneseo? What does it mean to be a young person of faith? This workshop intends to explore all of these questions and more.
Instructors: Tiffany Stephenson - Graduate TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Kiaya Rose Dilsner-Lopez - GOLD Leader Mentor
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Thursday, March 26, 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
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Global Health Policies: Poverty, the Elderly, and Why We Should Care [GISP Event] [Social Justice Series] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Ever wondered how health policies are constructed outside of the United States? Did you ever think about the intersections of privilege and health care? This workshop will discuss race and healthcare policies around the world, as it relates to the elderly. There will be an opportunity for students to ask questions to panelists. Dinner will be provided.
Instructors: Dr. Lisa Meyer - Associate Professor, Sociology; Dr. Susan Bandoni-Muench - Professor, Biology
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

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

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

Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content (Ruby) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

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

Transgender 101 (Opal)
Monday, March 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 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]

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

Mendeley: PDF Management and Automatic Bibliographies (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104
Learn how to use the free program Mendeley to assist with your research. Mendeley can organize article PDFs on your computer and automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations. Web syncing allows you to access your articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account and install the desktop program prior to this workshop. Please bring your laptop computers. See www.mendeley.com.
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

So You Signed a Lease, Now What? (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
You've signed a lease and you are ready to move in. Come learn about tenant's rights and local campus and community resources that can assist you off-campus. We'll also discuss how to prepare a move-in checklist, roommate agreement, and how to have other important conversations with house mates that will help you have a great off-campus living experience.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Creating a Climate of Care (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
Does your organization or life feel sticky? Trust is the glue that bonds great people, processes, and environments in order to ensure long-term success. Based on the book, The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey, this workshop will explore the first three waves of trust--self-trust, relationship trust, and organizational trust. Trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year, so come join this lively discussion as we look into how we can make trust the core of our personal and professional lives.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Interim Administrative Director, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Investing in the Stock Market [Personal Finance Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt Room
Student managers of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) at Geneseo will share their recent experience buying and selling stocks. Learn from their School of Business training and their hands on experience with financial analysis, searching for opportunities, and managing a portfolio. This session will provide tips and tools you will need to get started with investing in the stock market.
Instructors: Rob Karpinski - Student Manager, Student Managed Investment Fund; Tiffany Loo - Student Manager, Student Managed Investment Fund
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Use Financial Avenue Software for Personal Finance [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | No Room Needed
This is an interactive workshop where participants log into the financial avenue website at www.financialavenue.org. Students will learn useful money management skills, and have access to several different financial topics, ranging from budgeting to student loan repayment, to credit cards, and even understanding you first paycheck. Participation in this "workshop" is unlike any other. There is no physical workshop you have to attend, but rather, take two short "courses" on the website, along with a "mini-module". The journal will be a reflection on what you learned in each of these. Detailed instructions on how to take the courses will be emailed to you upon registration.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 – 7:50 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]

Plagiarism Workshop (Ruby)
Thursday, April 2, 5:00 – 5:50 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: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

Intersectionality and LGBTQ Identities (Opal)
Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union 322/323
Each person has many identities through which they express themselves in their day to day lives. This workshop will focus on how the intersection of LGBTQ identities with a range of other identities can lead to various health and social outcomes.
Instructor: Aiden Cropsey - Center for Community, Coordinator, LGBTQ Programs and Services
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Using Your Personality Type: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator [HBHM] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a premier tool to help you understand yourself and how your personality relates to your work and communication styles, and eventually your leadership style. The majority of the workshop will be spent verifying your four-letter Type with exercises, followed by a discussion on how we function at work and communication with others. Key information for developing leaders! Completion of the MBTI Form M questionnaire is required prior to the workshop. You will receive instructions on how to access Form M one week prior to the workshop. Class size limited to 20.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Who Moved My Cheese? [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
We all get comfortable with routine and many of us like to repeat things and do things the way we did them last year. However, change happens, and we have to be flexible and ready to adapt to new situations. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, author and consultant to major corporations. Learn what corporate executives are taught about dealing with change in work and in life.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Create Professional Resumes with MS Word (Ruby)
Tuesday, April 7, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Milne 104
How do I line up text? How can I keep my paragraphs looking the same throughout my document? Is there a way to line up my decimals? Successful document layout requires a proper understanding of how and when to use the assortment of MS Word's paragraph formatting tools. Come and learn how to effectively use tabs, indents, tables, and styles.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

Conflict Resolution [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver) or (Sapphire)
Wednesday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Conflict is a part of every group and organization. Success and growth depend on the positive resolution of conflicts that occur. This workshop will provide methods and activities that can help participants effectively manage conflict and deal with difficult people in your group. The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about peaceful and effective ways to resolve both positive and negative conflict within their organizations. They will learn about elements, causes, and ways of dealing with conflict. A group discussion atmosphere will be created where participants can share their thoughts on the definition of conflict, ways they deal with conflict, and ways in which to escalate or deescalate a conflict. This workshop will stress the idea that conflict can be positive and how members of a group can change and learn from it.
Instructor: Dr. Leonard Sancilio - Dean of Students
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Leadership [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
IQ and technical skills are entry-level qualifications, but it is emotional intelligence (EQ) that leaders must possess to be successful. This session will familiarize you with the 5 dimensions of emotional intelligence, drawing from Daniel Goleman's book on the topic. His research indicates that the most effective leaders have one important thing in common: they have a high degree of emotional intelligence. This session will include a video and substantive discussion on emotional intelligence and its impact on the practice of leadership.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, Jones School of Business
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Global Leadership Panel: What Happens There, Matters Here [CIDD] (Gold) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt Room
Globalization is a reality and it is essential to understand leadership in other parts of the world. In this session, you will learn about how leadership is practiced in several other countries and cultures. Whether you want to enrich your leadership knowledge, prepare to work in a multinational enterprise, develop your life awareness, or prepare to study abroad, this workshop is for you.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Making the Right Career Moves [Pearls of Wisdom] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Friday, April 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
Laura Lane, President and CEO of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce and Livingston County Education Alliance, has been a prominent leader and businesswoman in New York State since she began serving in the Chamber of Commerce arena over a decade ago. A graduate from SUNY Fredonia, with degrees in International Relations and History, Lane is adept at leading organizations, communities, and initiatives. Lane will share how many of her personal and professional decisions relate to the well-known Green Day lyric, "It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life." Lane has navigated several successful career advancements, and will convey how to recognize when it's best to make a move, in your life and career.
Instructor: Laura Lane - President & CEO, Livingston County Chamber of Commerce
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Self-Hypnosis [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This is an experiential session designed to introduce students to the relaxation technique of self-hypnosis. Along with some of the techniques used to facilitate deep relaxation and resources to help them develop their own self-hypnosis regiment, myths regarding hypnosis will be dispelled.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [HBHM] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Monday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Taking the Next Steps (Limited to Students Who Have Completed Other Required Opal Workshops (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
This workshop is the conclusion of the Opal Certificate Program. Participants will share their experiences by reflecting on the workshops they participated in and explain growth that they experienced. Participants will also create a Personal Action Plan for the future. The purpose of this workshop is to review what participants of the Opal certificate have learned thus far and how they can improve in the future.
Instructor: Ray FeDora - Resident Director of Onondaga Hall, Residence Life
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Apartment Maintenance (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Do you know the local codes and regulations about apartment maintenance and fire safety? What should you do if something breaks and your landlord hasn't fixed it? What can you do to ensure that your apartment is a safe environment in which to live? Come hear from experts about the ins and outs of property safety and how to best communicate with your landlord if an issue arises.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Asst. Dean for Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Birth Order: How it Affects You & Your Organization (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Come and learn how to manage your "Simpsons" by understanding the impact that birth order has on you and on the members of your organization. Birth order can help you understand all the players and can be a tool in motivating and organizing your group to meet your goals. There are a number of interesting and fun theories available about working with team dynamics. One such theory is how your birth order impacts your personality and thus impacts how individuals of differing birth orders interact in teams. In this interactive, informative, and fun workshop, participants use the timeless example of the "Simpsons" to get to know the differences, strengths, weaknesses, and interactions of differing birth orders.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Interim Administrative Director, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Motivating Others: A Key to Successful Leadership [SOLE Series] [Business PD Event] (Silver)
Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Leaders and members of organizations are frequently faced with challenges relating to motivation and achievement. During this session, the issue of deciding whether one takes on or avoids a challenging task will be explored as well as how leaders can facilitate achievement for themselves and members of their organizations.
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Repinski - Associate Professor of Psychology
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Reading on the Edge with Leigh Van Horn: All-College Hour Lecture [Social Justice Series] (Diamond)
Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Ballroom
Dr. Leigh Van Horn is an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston Downtown. She teaches courses in the Foundations of Literacy, Early Language and Literacy, and EC-12 Language Arts methodology to individuals who will teach diverse populations in urban environments. Her research and teaching focus on enhancing understanding and empowerment through authentic literacy experiences. She is currently working with families at a child care center for homeless children and with young men who are single fathers attending an urban high school in two separate studies of family literacy and self-efficacy.
Instructor: Dr. Leigh Van Horn - Associate Professor of Language and Literature, University of Houston-Downtown
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [HBHM] [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while.
Instructors: Katherine Mejia - Graduate Counseling Intern, Health & Counseling; Jonathan Huston - Counseling Intern, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Landing the Job: Enhancing Leadership Competencies for Career Success (Emerald)
Friday, April 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Want to set yourself apart from your peers in landing that great job? Come learn about the most critical leadership competencies that employers want. Through interactive and reflective exercises, you will have the opportunity to explore and enhance the top five leadership competencies across all career fields.Dr. Corey Seemiller Dr. Seemiller is an educator, scholar, and practitioner in leadership education. She has worked in leadership education for nearly 20 years and has served in roles such as Director of Leadership Programs at the University of Arizona and adjunct faculty at a number of higher education institutions. Dr. Seemiller is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook and has authored publications, measurements, and resources on student leadership competency development.Dr. Seemiller is currently the co-lead on a national study on characteristics, technology use, leadership styles, and civic engagement patterns of Generation Z college students.
Instructor: Dr. Corey Seemiller - Director of Research & Assessment, OrgSync
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

Volunteer Involvement Reflections (Sapphire) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
All students pursuing the Sapphire Volunteerism & Leadership Certificate are required to complete a minimum of ten hours in a volunteer activity. The activity should be an approved volunteer opportunity of the College's Volunteer Center. This session will provide an opportunity for students to share their volunteer experiences. This workshop gives participants who have completed volunteering activities an opportunity to share experiences with fellow volunteers and those interested in getting involved in volunteering. During this moderated discussion, participants will give brief public presentations on the volunteer work that was done and share impressions on the experience with everyone. Questions are encouraged as participants come together to collaborate and share knowledge. Additionally, participants will be asked to brainstorm and share journal reflection questions and ideas as a means to prompt further discussion and exploration.
Instructor: Jonathan Macko - Coordinator of Student Volunteerism, Center for Community
[Register for Sapphire Certificate Credit]

Community Engagement & Social Justice Activities - Structured Reflection (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 21, 2:25 – 3:40 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 319
Leaders must be able to think clearly about complex issues and act in an appropriate and responsible way. In order to make connections between your community engagement activities and the larger social community, you will be required to reflect on your experience in a structured manner and to make a brief presentation in the GREAT Day Program. The journal for this "workshop" will be a written report approximately eight to ten typewritten pages reporting on your activities and reflecting on your experience and lessons learned with the diamond project/social justice activities.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

GOLD Leadership Presentations (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 22 or 23. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 11 to Associate Dean of Leadership & Service. This workshop is the final step in the process of earning the Gold Leadership Certificate.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

LIVE Green Expo (Diamond) or (Jade)
Wednesday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Ballroom
The seventh annual Live Green Expo will include informational tables staffed by several local college and community organizations involved in green initiatives. Students in the GOLD Program and the Leadership in Community Engagement and Social Justice Certificate 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 or gold.geneseo.edu for details on the exhibits and other Live Green events. This event is a collaborative effort with Residence Life.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

GOLD Leadership Presentations (Gold) *Required Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 22 or 23. The documents required for the Personal Leadership Model must be submitted by Friday, April 11 to Associate Dean of Leadership & Service. This workshop is the final step in the process of earning the Gold Leadership Certificate.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

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

Leadership & Recognition Awards Ceremony (No Certificate Credit) (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, April 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
This annual awards ceremony will include a variety of leadership awards to student organizations and student leaders such as The President's Outstanding Achievement Awards for Student Organizations; GOLD Outstanding Advisor Award; Student Association Leadership, Service & Diversity Awards; PATH Awards; and GOLD Leadership Certificate Program recipients. Students who have earned, or expect to earn, leadership certificates this academic year, and who wish to receive the certificates at the ceremony, should register for this event in advance. All other students earning certificates may pick up the certificates in MacVittie 353 any weekday after the ceremony.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register (no certificate credit)]


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