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MARCH Week 5

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

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

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

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

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]

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [The Golden Ticket to Success Series] [Business PD Event] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 31, 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]

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 of a Math and Physics Teacher (Emerald)
Wednesday, April 1, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Ian Swift, Geneseo alumnus (Class of 2004), is a Math and Physics Teacher at West Irondequoit High School. Ian completed his Bachelor's degree at Geneseo in 2004 with a Math major and a Physics minor, and completed his MS in Adolescent Education with a concentration in Math at CW Post in 2007. Ian started teaching at West Irondequoit in 2008 and completed his Physics certification in 2010. Join us for this informative presentation and learn about a Day in the Life of a Math and Physics teacher at the secondary level!
Instructor: Ian Swift - Class of "04, Math and Physics Teacher, West Irondequoit High School
[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]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Please note that the posted time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates.You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the link below to schedule the sessio. The mentor staff is available between 12:00-8 PM Monday through Thursday and 12:00-5:00 PM on Fridays. https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UU9OWk94QlM5NkpHfGRlZmF1bHR8YmVkMDk4NjRhNmZjYmZkNDRiOTc4MDdiMjNjMzgzNzA
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze 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.
Instructors: Dr. Kodjo Adabra - Assistant Professor, Languages & Literatures; Adrianna Betts - Lecturer, Languages & Literatures; Dr. Mansokku Lee - Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business; Jasmine Tang - Lecturer, Languages & Literatures
[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]

Persuading the Powerful -- Being an Agent for Social Change (Jade)
Wednesday, April 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Welles 138
The Office of Sustainability brings Jim Allen, SUNY Geneseo's own Social and Environmental Psychologist out of his sabbatical to discuss the empirical findings on the factors that contribute to successfully getting what you want when working with individuals of higher power. Becky Stewart of Campus Auxiliary Services will offer the perspective of one who is often approached by student groups. She will will suggest how students can, through preparation, be best perceived when approaching a person of power.
Instructors: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology; Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Jade 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]

LIVE Green Expo (Diamond) or (Jade)
Wednesday, April 22, 12:00 – 4:30 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. The President's Sustainability Lecture with guest speaker, Joel Reynolds, Western Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will occur at 2:30 pm as a featured part of the LIVE Green Expo. 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
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]

President's Sustainability Lecture: The New Environmental Advocacy: Defending the Earth in the 21st Century (Diamond) or (Jade)
Wednesday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The guest speaker for the Annual President's Sustainability Lecture, Joel Reynolds, serves as Western Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC). Reynolds joined NRDC as a Senior Attorney in 1990, after ten years with the Center for Law in the Public Interest and the Western Center on Law and Poverty, both in Los Angeles. Since 1980, he has specialized in complex law reform litigation, arguing cases on behalf of environmental and community organizations at all levels of the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and has led several of NRDC’s largest campaigns. He has twice been selected California Attorney of the Year in the environmental law category and, in 2012, was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Tejon Ranch Conservancy, one of the largest land trusts in California. He is a frequent contributor to the Opinion pages of major media like The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, and other leading newspapers in California. His work has recently been profiled in the New York Times best seller "War of the Whales" (Simon & Schuster 2014). From 1986 to 1990, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Law Center. He graduated from U.C. Riverside in music and political science in 1975 and Columbia Law School in 1978.
Instructor: Joel Reynolds - Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
[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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