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JANUARY Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership & Service [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] [Social Justice] [GISP Event] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 15, 9:45 – 3:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service will take place in the MacVittie College Union from 9:45 am to 3:00 pm on January 15, 2018. This day of leadership and service is planned as an inter-generational and interfaith event with SUNY Geneseo students and area senior citizen volunteers learning and working together on important community outreach efforts. Signing up for this "workshop" includes registration and participation in the entire program from the opening keynote at 10:00 am through the service projects in the afternoon ending at 3:00 pm. The program will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Stacey Robertson on "Using History to Make Slavery History." One hour GOLD workshops will follow at 11:15 am and all participants must select and register for one of the five topics. Lunch is included with special guest, Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin, who will share her story as a young black girl arrested and imprisoned for protesting at a whites-only movie theatre in Americus, Georgia in 1963. After lunch, volunteers will work on projects such as hygiene kits for food pantries; backpack lunches for low income K-12 students in area schools; fleece blankets for veterans; and greeting cards for migrant families and veterans. The program will also feature musical selections by student soloists. The GOLD Program at SUNY Geneseo is partnering with Student & Campus Life, Center for Community, Multicultural Programs & Services, Volunteerism & Service Learning, Residence Life, Student Life, Student Association, Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP), Campus Auxiliary Services, Livingston CARES and the Livingston County Office for the Aging to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Instructors: Dr. Stacey Robertson - Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost; Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin - Civil Rights Activist
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Community Resource Mapping [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] [GISP Event] [CIDD] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 15, 11:15 – 12:15 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement. Please note that this workshop is required for the Diamond Certificate and an option for the Jade Certificate.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Everybody Can Be Great...Because Anybody Can Serve: A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Sermon (Silver) or (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 15, 11:15 – 12:15 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 130
Join student facilitators to listen to and discuss Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful sermon that investigates The Drum Major in each of us and how we can harness "a desire to be out front, a desire to lead the parade, a desire to be first" to serve others. This sermon, delivered at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on February 4, 1968, two months before King was assassinated in Memphis, explores our instincts to compete for attention and recognition, and how those base desires can influence our decisions to act with malintent or altruism. This workshop seeks to engage participants in a dialogue that will deepen their understanding of King's message and empower each of us to be a drum major for justice...drum major for peace..a drum major for righteousness.
Instructors: Samuel Aviles - Student Facilitator; Brianna Grant - Student Facilitator, SUNY Geneseo Student; Jarred Okosun - Student Facilitator, SUNY Geneseo Student
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Food Insecurity in Modern America--Understanding the Problems of Over 40 Million Americans [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] (Diamond)
Monday, January 15, 11:15 – 12:15 pm | MacVittie Fireside Lounge
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will." This quote from Reverend Martin Luther King Jr demonstrates that as a civil rights activist he not only fought against racial inequality, but also against poverty and food insecurity, believing that all people should be able to eat three meals a day. Fifty years after his death, food insecurity and poverty are still rampant in American society. This workshop will discuss how impoverished people are unable to have quality meals every day and the causes of food insecurity.
Instructors: Casey Vincelette - Food Security Advocates Co-Chair, SUNY Geneseo Advocacy/Volunteer Club; Bhumi Patel - Food Security Advocates (Co-Chair), SUNY Geneseo Advocacy/Volunteer Club; Robbie Economou - Food Security Advocates, SUNY Geneseo Advocacy/Volunteer Club
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Servant Leadership [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] [CIDD] [GISP Event] (Gold) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 15, 11:15 – 12:15 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principle benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Equity
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Social Change Model of Leadership [MLK Jr. Day of Leadership & Service ] [CIDD] (Gold) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, January 15, 11:15 – 12:15 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a difference in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, and Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Associate Dean of Students, Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 15, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you after you register for the workshop. The mentor staff is available between 11:00 AM -7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 11:00 AM -5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying leadership philosophies of historical and contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Student Leader Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, January 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts [YouBelong Transfer Series] [CIDD] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, January 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Student Leader Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, January 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

AOP Tutor Orientation [Onyx Plus Tutor Program Award] (Onyx)
Wednesday, January 17, 2:30 – 4:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is an overall training for AOP Tutoring. We will broadly cover AOP policies and procedures, study skills, tutoring methods, learning styles and other essential tutoring resources that you will need to be an expert tutor.
Instructors: Joanna Santos - AOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Beverly Henke-Lofquist - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When did you first discover that there was such a thing as a leader? When did you decide that you could be a leader? When did you first experience leading? Can you remember what you did? Where do you think you are in the developmental process of leading? This session is based on the recent research on leadership identity development by the American College Personnel Association. Participants will critically evaluate the development of their personal leadership identity by connecting their own experiences and stages of development to this important theory. The workshop will also assist students in preparing their Personal Leadership Model.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Student Leader Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 17, 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]

Get Your ZZZs [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] [Student Leader Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
There are many reasons why maintaining a regular sleep schedule is difficult while in college. This workshop will offer useful tools and tips for modifying your daily routine to promote better sleep and maintain healthy sleep habits.
Instructor: Dana Minton - Coordinator of Health Promotion, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Thursday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

What is Civic & Community Engagement? [CIDD] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Thursday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Practicing civic and community leadership develops from engaging with others in the leadership process. Civic and community engagement encompasses a wide array of activities including: joining a group that is interesting to you, working on a cause or social justice issue that you are passionate about, helping with community projects, participating in local political party activities, or serving on the planning or clean up committee for a community event. In this workshop, the instructor will help you explore the range of opportunities in which individuals can be engaged in their society and how to understand the concepts of civic and community engagement.
Instructors: Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Servant Leadership [CIDD] (Gold) or (Diamond)
Thursday, January 18, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Robert K. Greenleaf defined servant leadership as the natural feeling by an individual to serve first and everything else will fall into place. This leadership model values the education, inspiration and development of others and the direct relationship it has with servant leadership. In a relaxed, fun, and participatory atmosphere, participants are given a brief introduction to the concept of servant leadership, are offered examples of servant leaders, and then encouraged to explore other leaders and leadership opportunities for the elements of servant leadership. One of the principal benefits of this workshop is that it provides a different context and new language for participants to learn in discussing and analyzing leadership.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Equity
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Social Change Model of Leadership [Business PD Event] [CIDD] (Gold) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Thursday, January 18, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Do you aspire to be a change agent to make a difference in the world? The Social Change Model of Leadership will help you understand the basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good. The workshop introduces the Social Change Model of Leadership, which encompasses 7 C's: Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Congruence, Collaboration, Common Purpose, and Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Associate Dean of Students, Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

JANUARY Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 5

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Relational Theory of Leadership [Business PD Event] [Student Leader Series] (Gold)
Monday, January 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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, and Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship. Participants discuss which of the C's to focus on in certain situations, and how to implement the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Associate Dean of Students, Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service (Amethyst) or (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This workshop is an introduction to volunteerism and community engagement. You will gain a basic understanding of what it means to volunteer, why volunteerism matters, and how to find the right fit for you to provide quality service. Together, you will explore a wide range of volunteer opportunities including direct service, advocacy, and philanthropy and how to get the most out of your experiences. The instructor will cover local volunteer opportunities within Livingston and Monroe county as well as opportunities to serve around the country and the world. Please note: this workshop is required for the Sapphire Certificate but not for the Amethyst Certificate.
Instructor: Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Dante Fellows Series:Dante was a Civic Artist Limited to Wayne Hall Residents (Amethyst) or (Diamond)
Monday, January 22, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Wayne Hall Main Lounge
The Dante Fellows Series is limited to residents of Wayne Hall. Dante Alighieri, the poet, dove deeply into the most difficult civic/political issues of his time. He leveraged his artistic gifts toward seeking justice in his hometown and beyond. Dante has much to teach us about how musicians, artists, actors, and dancers can impact contemporary issues. I will focus on my recent fellowship with the National Science Foundation in Antarctica.
Instructor: Glenn McClure - Lecturer, English
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Creating & Managing a Budget With Money from the College [CIDD] (Bronze) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Are you considering applying for a monetary award, ambassadorship or funding for a special project? Creating and maintaining your budget is the key to success. Learn how to create a reasonable budget and how you can spend the money within the guidelines set forth by the College. Mandatory for students applying for CIDD Student Ambassadorships and CGIU funding.
Instructors: Enrico Johnson - Assistant Provost, Office of the Provost; Brice Weigman - Associate Vice President, Administration and Finance
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [Business PD Event] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] [Student Leader Series] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This session will help you to recognize common thought patterns which serve to worsen stress as well as to increase anxiety. Using an example from your own recent experience, you will practice to both recognizing and disputing your negative thoughts.
Instructor: Sarah Covell - Class of '81, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Keys to Effective Mentoring [Also Qualifies for Onyx Plus Tutor Award] [Student Leader Series] (Silver) or (Diamond) or (Onyx)
Tuesday, January 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Successful volunteers and leaders often cite a mentor who helped guide them in their leadership journey. In this session, students will learn the 10 Principles of Effective Mentoring. This workshop is designed for students to learn about mentoring, become more comfortable as mentors, and be prepared to serve in mentoring roles. Required for Mentors in the HEROS mentoring program.
Instructors: Bryan Rivera - EOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community; Diedre DeBose - Director, Access Opportunity Program (AOP)
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Unpacking Study Abroad: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers [Business PD Event] (Amethyst) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, January 23, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Studying abroad positively influences your marketability to future employers. Skills and knowledge learned abroad can be easily transferable into the working world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to demonstrate through your resume, cover letter, online presence, and interview the link between your study abroad experience and the skills valued by the company or organization you are applying to.
Instructor: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Student Organization Expo [SOLE] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Each semester the Student Organization Expo, sponsored by the College Union & Activities Department, provides an opportunity for new and returning students to talk to leaders of student organizations and volunteer for membership. New students in the GOLD program may earn Silver Certificate credit by registering for this program, obtaining an instructional handout at the GOLD Student Organization Expo Fair Table and visiting at least ten organizations' tables. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to become involved in organizations where they can practice the leadership skills they are learning in GOLD workshops.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

History of Leadership (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This required workshop for the Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program will provide participants with a review of the history of leadership theories and concepts. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold Certificate in the current semester. This required workshop is crucial to the overall Gold Certificate because it provides basic knowledge that will be useful when participants prepare their final papers. Participants learn about sixteen different historical perspectives on leadership during the workshop. Participants will also be encouraged to attend workshops that focus on individual theories of leadership in the future.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Running Effective Meetings [Business PD Event] [SOLE] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Assistant Director for Housing and Facilities, Residence Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Silver) or (Onyx)
Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Stephen Covey developed a plan for building true success and personal leadership. This workshop will help participants to understand, through examples and a self-test, their strengths and weaknesses within each of the seven habits of highly effective people. This process should help clarify participants' vision and values and align their lives with these timeless Covey principles.
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Hall - Associate Professor, Shear School of Education
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, January 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Office Etiquette [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Thursday, January 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Working in an office requires employees to meet performance and behavior standards. Learn the survival skills needed to become a high performing, valued and trusted employee.
Instructor: Julie Briggs - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

How to Effectively Navigate Academic Texts (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Thursday, January 25, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Do you find that you are reading a textbook, or journal article, and you keep reading the same sentence over and over again and still don't know what you read? This workshop will take a hands on approach and breakdown academic reading, and help increase fluency and comprehension.
Instructor: Joanna Santos - AOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Developing a Personal Leadership Model (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, January 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Gold level of the Leadership Certificate Program requires students to articulate written and verbal statements of their personal philosophy of leadership. This informal coaching session will provide students with an opportunity to work on their model with the assistance of the instructor. Reference materials and resources will be available. Participants complete self-evaluation activities and individual goal setting exercises designed to help them formulate their personal philosophies of leadership. This session is limited to students planning to complete the Gold certificate during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

JANUARY Week 5 | Week 3 | Week 4

Breathing & Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, January 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Onondaga Iroquois Room
"As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you." ~Jon Kabat-Zin In this session, you will learn the benefits of mindfulness meditation. You will have opportunities to practice relaxing your body with basic breathing strategies and to soothe your mind with a variety of simple meditation techniques.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director for South Village Counseling Services, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Academic Self-Assessment [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Do you want to improve in your studying, but don't know where to start? This workshop will take a closer look into your studying and life habits to assess where your strengths and weaknesses are. Once you know where you need to improve, you can use your self-assessment to improve in areas of weakness.
Instructors: Joanna Santos - AOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Courtney Havens - Academic Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Persuading the Powerful [Social Justice Series] (Jade)
Monday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
You're a member of a social activist group and you have lots of great ideas about how to make Geneseo and the larger world better. How do you get administrators and other powerful people to say yes to your great ideas so that you can implement new programs and services? It is easier than you might think. Pick up some great tips about how to do this in this workshop.
Instructors: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology; Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, January 29, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Cultivating Happiness [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Bronze)
Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This session will review some basic happiness theory and research with the primary focus on developing various techniques that can be used to nurture a fun positive outlook on life.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Write for Success [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [CIDD] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) or (Emerald)
Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This workshop focuses on the importance of strong written communication skills outside the classroom. This workshop in effective professional writing addresses the formal expectations of business and professional communication both within and outside the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to critique and revise business memos and letters and think about the keys to writing for success: directness, succinctness, clarity, and correctness.
Instructor: Dr. Celia Easton - Dean of Academic Planning and Advising Professor of English
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate [Social Justice Series] (Jade)
Tuesday, January 30, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
How much and what kind of energy we choose to use will have a direct impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. There are many possible routes to "carbon footprint" reduction, however it is often difficult to choose the most effective option. We will examine methods for evaluating the impact of different technologies and/or lifestyle changes on your personal contribution to climate change.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Giorgis - Associate Professor, Geological Sciences
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

How to Eat a Plant-Based Diet [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, January 30, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Have you been curious about what the plant-based eating movement is all about? What does it mean to eat plant-based anyway? Come to this workshop to learn all about incorporating more whole foods, nutrients, and yes PLANT into your everyday life to have more energy, clearer skin, and better focus. Eating plant-based doesn't mean being a Vegan, but those interested in a Vegan lifestyle will learn a lot as well.
Instructor: Heather Carrera - Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Who Knows You: Speed Networking on the Clock [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, January 30, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Based on the speed dating concept, Speed Networking brings Geneseo students together with staff and alumni/ae to build networking and interviewing skills in a no-pressure environment.
Instructor: Kimberly Harvey - Director of Admissions, Admissions
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Planning a Tutoring Session [Onyx Tutor Plus Award] (Onyx)
Tuesday, January 30, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Planning a Tutoring Session Are you a tutor and feel unprepared going into your sessions? Are all of your tutoring sessions more like a Q&A? This workshop will help you make an effective and efficient plan for your tutoring sessions. We will model and practice how to create a tutor plan and assess and redesign based on the needs of your tutee.
Instructor: Joanna Santos - AOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Community Resource Mapping [CIDD] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, January 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Conflict Resolution [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Student Leader Series] (Silver) or (Amethyst)
Wednesday, January 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Conflict is a part of every group and organization. Success and growth depend on the positive resolution of conflicts that occur. This workshop will provide methods and activities that can help participants effectively manage conflict and deal with difficult people in your group. The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about peaceful and effective ways to resolve both positive and negative conflict within their organizations. They will learn about elements, causes, and ways of dealing with conflict. A group discussion atmosphere will be created where participants can share their thoughts on the definition of conflict, ways they deal with conflict, and ways in which to escalate or deescalate a conflict. This workshop will stress the idea that conflict can be positive and how members of a group can change and learn from it.
Instructor: Dr. Leonard Sancilio - Dean of Students
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Express Yourself to De-Stress Yourself [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, January 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop will teach you about the benefits of artistic expression as a form of stress relief. Experience the calming effects of art firsthand as you color mandalas in a meditative exercise.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Keys to Corporate Success in a Global Society Alumni Achieve Series (Emerald)
Wednesday, January 31, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Newton
In today's society, every business is a global business. Join Corning, Inc.'s Director of Finance Transformation, Ian Harrop '89, to hear more about topics like the difference between a global presence and a global mindset.
Instructor: Ian Harrop - Class of '89 Director of Finance Transformation, Corning, Inc.
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

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

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx)
Thursday, February 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
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]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Preparing Your Resume/Cover Letters That Get You The Interview [Business PD Event] [YouBelong Transfer Series] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Whether you need a resume and cover letter for part-time work, internships, extracurricular activities, or an upcoming job search you should strive to perfect both documents. Join this workshop to gain practical guidelines on perfecting your professional writing and how to highlight your experiences and be a well rounded candidate on paper.
Instructor: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Study Skills & Test Anxiety [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This session focuses on learning styles and study skills. You will learn skills for managing your time and ways to increase your motivation. You will practice specific memory strategies as well as learn various ways to manage test anxiety.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Leadership Styles [Business PD Event] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Each individual has a leadership style that he/she prefers to use and to follow. It is valuable to recognize that different situations call for different leadership styles. In this interactive workshop you will learn about different leadership styles and you will review some of the effective uses of these leadership styles.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Equity
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Problem Solving [Also Qualifies for Onyx Tutor Plus Award] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Amethyst) or (Onyx)
Thursday, February 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Have you ever played the "whack-a-mole" game? In this session, participants will learn a methodology to solve problems so that they do not feel as if they are constantly hitting the same concerns only in different areas. The workshop will discuss the process of problem solving in detail and participants will have some fun at the same time.
Instructors: Andrea Klein - Director, Scheduling & Events; Patty Hamilton-Rodgers - Associate, Sponsored Research
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, February 1, 4:30 – 5:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) or (Amber) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 1, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Please note that the time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you after you register for the workshop. The mentor staff is available between 11:00 AM -7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 11:00 AM -5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amber Certificate Credit]

Interested in Summer 18 Social Justice Internships? (Opal) or (Diamond)
Friday, February 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Social justice internships may focus on issues such as, but not limited to: hunger, poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, access to education, alcohol and drug abuse, global warming, animal abuse, and /or equity for individuals with underrepresented identities. This workshop is intended to give a brief overview of social justice and how to combat some of these issues within your community. the 2017 Camiolo interns will share their experiences and offer suggestions for potential 2018 internships. This workshop is required for any student interested in applying for the 2018 Caryn Camiolo Memorial Social Justice Internship through the Center for Community.
Instructors: Hannah Embry - 2017 Caryn Camiolo Memorial Social Justice Intern; Brianna Grant - Student Facilitator, SUNY Geneseo Student; Amanda Sika - 2017 Caryn Camiolo Memorial Social Justice Intern; Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

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

Identity Expression (Opal) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has multiple identities. This session will demonstrate how people express their different identities and provide a new understanding of the wide range of diversity that exists in our daily interactions with other people. This is a required workshop for the Opal Diversity and Cultural Competency Certificate. As the foundation of the Opal Certificate, Identity Expression introduces participants to an interactive analysis of diversity. They will learn what aspects go into creating an identity. Using their own lives as examples, participants will take a look at how they express that identity.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Values Driven Living [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, February 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has demonstrated that when individuals make decisions that differ from what they value they tend to experience increased distress. This workshop will help participants identify what values are most important to them, and if their current life choices are in line with these values or out of synch with these values and then take steps towards living a life aligned with these. This workshop may be especially helpful for students in transition or those facing difficult life choices who need some help clarifying their decision making processes.
Instructor: Rebecca Berger - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues (Jade) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is intended to introduce students to the ten hour service requirement for the Jade certificate. Dan DeZarn, Director of the Office for Sustainability, will introduce attendees to local projects they can participate in and resources for personal sustainability projects. He will show students online resources for getting involved with the Office, and keeping up to date with the college's sustainability initiatives.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Reflections in Current Environmental Issues (Jade) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is intended for those who have completed the ten hour service requirement for Jade. This workshop will discuss the completed service projects and how those projects can be continued. The workshop attendees will discuss what they enjoyed about their experiences and how the completed service aligns with their sustainability goals.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Structured Reflection: Processing Your International Experience (Re-Entry Required) (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
So, you have just returned from studying abroad. Now, what? This session will guide students through the process of making sense of their international experience in relation to their daily life back at Geneseo. Time will be spent focusing on study abroad and its effects on interpersonal relationships, intrapersonal dimensions of self, and future academic and professional endeavors. Following this session, students will be required to submit a reflective paper to pursue the Global Engagement Series.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

What To Do After Graduation? (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Wondering what to do after college? Feeling stressed because graduation is approaching or the time feels like its going by way too fast? Find out more about different options you can pursue for life after college such as gap years, entering the workforce, and graduate school.
Instructors: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development; Shanna Lewis - Career Counselor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts [Student Leader Series] (Silver) or (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Tuesday, February 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Restorative practices is based on four principles - inclusive decision making, active accountability, repairing the harms to the involved parties and rebuilding trust. Got a conflict with your roommate, a friend or a neighbor? Come learn a new way to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner that allows both parties the opportunity to share their concerns and repair the harm that may have been caused by the conflict.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Equity
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

GISP Dinner & Dialogue [GISP Event] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Geneseo Interfaith Center
The Sixth Annual Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP) Community Dinner & Dialogue is one of the featured events in the GISP Series. The 2017-2018 theme is Discovering Sacrifice: Givers, Takers, Survivors and Thrivers and the specific program content for the dialogue will be announced later in the fall. Participants will enjoy a free meal courtesy of the Philanthropic Chefs, the Center for Community and Geneseo Interfaith Center.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

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

Volunteer & Study Abroad Fair (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 7, 12:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Representatives from college and community organizations will be present to recruit volunteers and explain their programs and services. Students involved in the GOLD program and the Sapphire Certificate Program should attend and visit with as many organizations as possible in order to discover the range of possibilities for volunteer involvement. Sapphire students will need to complete additional paper work and submit a reflection. As opposed to a traditional workshop format, this is a fair, offered once each semester that features over thirty organizations and agencies from on campus and in the community that offer volunteer opportunities. The spring fair also includes partners from Study Abroad who will share a variety of international engagement options. Students wishing to obtain credit for the Volunteer Fair must visit a minimum of ten representatives and then reflect on the Volunteer Fair in a journal.
Instructors: Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community; Paula McClure - Community Outreach & Student Employment Services, Center for Community
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Creating and Leading an Inclusive Environment [Student Leader Series] (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In any career and at any level, you will find yourself working with a diverse atmosphere. With a wide range of diversity, how do you identify differences? How do you ensure everyone feels they are a key member? How do you create a welcoming environment? These are tricky, but critical skills a leader must possess to create a positive and productive team.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Newton 204
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to develop effective speeches and presentations, work on strategies to overcome fear of speaking in public, and utilize resources to make effective presentations. Using mini-lectures to set up hands-on activities, participants explore the working components of an effective public presentation or speech. Concepts covered within the workshop include preparing effective presentations and speeches, developing and organizing a thesis and main points, overcoming anxiety through preparation, and learning a strategic approach for organizing presentations.
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Brookes - Assistant Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

What is a Gap Year: Applying for National Service Through AmeriCorps, VISTA, Rochester Youth Year & Rochester AmeriCorps (Emerald)
Wednesday, February 7, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Are you looking to take a year or more after college to do service work? Service opportunities are available in the Rochester area and at SUNY Geneseo. Learn about the application process and the programs available for service through AmeriCorps VISTA, Rochester Youth Year and Rochester AmeriCorps.
Instructors: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development; Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community; Declan Dwyer-McNulty - VISTA, Center for Community; Christina Mortellaro - VISTA Leader, Rochester Youth Year
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, February 7, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Community Resource Mapping [CIDD] (Diamond) or (Jade) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement.
Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Grant Writing: A Brief Look at Locating Sources & Learning to Write Proposals (Diamond)
Thursday, February 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Agencies and foundations give away billions of dollars each year from donations or legacies that are held as endowments. The money is allocated to support a huge variety of causes and activities, but you have to know where to look and how to ask for it. Whether you are thinking about writing a proposal now, are planning to go to grad school, work for an NGO or a public institution, knowing the basics of grant writing will help you along the way. This workshop provides information about the types of grants available and how to pursue them. [NOTE: ATTENDEES WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS WITH THEM TO THIS WORKSHOP]
Instructor: Suzanna Rubright - Proposal Developer, Sponsored Research
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Networking 101: Making a Lasting Impression (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Through this workshop, you will learn what networking is all about: establishing and building professional relationships, and how the more thought and effort you put into networking, the more you will get out of it in the long-run. At this workshop you will learn important networking related skills including: how to introduce yourself through a memorable 20 second elevator pitch, how to successfully navigate networking events including starting conversations and gracefully exiting them. The program will also provide an introduction to online networking and researching companies using LinkedIn and Facebook. Join us for this workshop and you will discover how to leverage networking as a powerful tool in your internship and job searches.
Instructor: Shanna Lewis - Career Counselor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Developing a Personal Mission Statement [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Silver)
Thursday, February 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Through this workshop, you will learn what networking is all about: establishing and building professional relationships, and how the more thought and effort you put into networking, the more you will get out of it in the long-run. At this workshop you will learn important networking related skills including: how to introduce yourself through a memorable 20 second elevator pitch, how to successfully navigate networking events including starting conversations and gracefully exiting them. The program will also provide an introduction to online networking and researching companies using LinkedIn and Facebook. Join us for this workshop and you will discover how to leverage networking as a powerful tool in your internship and job searches
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Situational Leadership [Business PD Event] [Student Leader Series] (Gold)
Thursday, February 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
As a leader, participants need to make adjustments in their leadership style based on the needs of the group or organization. This adjustment can be made in response to the group's demonstrated capacity level and its confidence and willingness with regard to performing tasks at the time they must be performed. This session will show ways to work with groups in different situations/levels.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Assistant Director for Housing and Facilities, Residence Life
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

SMART Goals [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx)
Thursday, February 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Relevant and Time-bound. Participants will learn how to create SMART goals and use them effectively to establish priorities that meet the needs of a group or organization. This workshop presents a strategy for creating and reviewing goals that is known as SMART. The application of the SMART goals strategy ensures that goals can be used by a person working on a short term or long term task. In addition, a person can guarantee that their task is fulfilled to the desired level of quality, while not wasting resources or time. Participants practice creating SMART goals and receive feedback from the instructor.
Instructor: Tamara H. Kenney - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Equity
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

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

Introduction to Yoga [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, February 12, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Onondaga Iroquois Room
Learn how yoga can reduce stress, help with sleep, and improve your overall well-being. We will be practicing some simple yoga exercises so dress in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director for South Village Counseling Services, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Basics of Money Management [Business PD Event] [Personal Finance Series] [YouBelong Transfer Series] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Bronze)
Monday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
In today's economic environment, keeping your financial house in order can be a challenge. Through this workshop, participants learn the basics of money management and personal finance. Find out about the key do's and don'ts when it comes to achieving financial success. The session will address budgeting, debt management, saving and investing, and the power of compound interest.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Schinski - Professor, School of Business
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Unpacking Portrayals of Sustainability (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop will offer students a critical perspective on how sustainability issues are portrayed in our culture by scientists, politicians, activist groups, the media and more. How do these differing portrayals influence the way the general public sees sustainability? What has changed in public opinion about sustainability since the first Earth Day and why? When leaving the workshop students will understand how to look for bias in sustainability sources, and where to go for the best sustainability news.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, February 12, 4:30 – 5:20 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarian Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

How to SWOT Your Way to Success [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Learn how to develop a strategic planning method, called a SWOT analysis that one can apply to anything he/she wants to succeed in. It's a planning vehicle that actually shows what needs to be worked on in order to succeed at anything ranging from that tough exam you have next week to beating the next level of a video game.
Instructor: Gabe Iturbides - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Reframing Leadership (Gold)
Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
A leader's effectiveness is enhanced by his or her ability to try on different "lenses" when looking at problems facing his/her organization. This process, according to Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal, is called "reframing." Reframing requires vision, flexibility, and a commitment to the organization's core values. This workshop will review the four lenses for organizational management described by Bolman and Deal, and will offer participants the opportunity to learn which lens is best to use in a given situation.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio - Vice President for Student and Campus Life
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Celebration of Love [GISP Event] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 13, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Lobby
How does your culture interpret love? This event, hosted by the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP), is intended to spark dialog about multiple interpretations of love among different religions and cultural groups. All cultural and faith-based organizations are invited to participate in this special event. The GISP Labyrinth Path of Peace will also be open in the MacVittie Ballroom from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Finding an Internship (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 13, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director for Internship Opportunities, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

How to Make Your Research Matter (Silver) or (Jade) or (Onyx)
Wednesday, February 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Researchers of all disciplines are passionate about their work, but how can they make sure their findings actually make a difference in the world? What can you do to make sure the public understands the importance of your research? Learn specific ways that you can improve your communication skills and engage different audiences so that you can make your research matter.
Instructor: Patrick Buckley - GOLD Leader Mentor & Undergraduate Research Assistant
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [Student Leader Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

What To Do After Graduation? [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Emerald)
Wednesday, February 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Wondering what to do after college? Feeling stressed because graduation is approaching or the time feels like its going by way too fast? Find out more about different options you can pursue for life after college such as gap years, entering the workforce, and graduate school.
Instructors: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development; Shanna Lewis - Career Counselor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Evaluating Agriculture's Environmental Impact (Jade)
Thursday, February 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop will focus on how agricultural practices - like manure management, factory farming, and more, impact the environment. The workshop will focus on solutions within agriculture to many of the harmful and unsustainable practices currently used in agriculture, as well as how individuals can reduce their impact by changing the way the use America's agricultural systems.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Self-Hypnosis [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Thursday, February 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This is an experiential session designed to introduce students to the relaxation technique of self-hypnosis. Along with some of the techniques used to facilitate deep relaxation and resources to help them develop their own self-hypnosis regiment, myths regarding hypnosis will be dispelled.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, February 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructors: Librarians Milne Library; Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library; Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

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

Hot To Effectively Navigate Academic Texts (Onyx)
Monday, February 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Do you find that you are reading a textbook, or journal article, and you keep reading the same sentence over and over again and still don't know what you read? This workshop will take a hands on approach and breakdown academic reading, and help increase fluency and comprehension.
Instructor: Joanna Santos - AOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Leadership in Health Care [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver)
Monday, February 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will explore ways in which individuals can impact the lives of their families, friends and community by promoting healthy life habits.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Radi - Medical Director, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Oxfam Hunger Banquet: Where Will You Sit? (Amethyst) or (Opal) or (Diamond) or (Jade)
Monday, February 19, 7:00 – 9:00 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: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership & Business [Business PD Event] (Gold) or (Diamond)
Tuesday, February 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
When do the ends justify the means? Just how ethical do you need to be? Who is the leader responsible to for his/her actions? Are results all that matter? What actions are appropriate and which go beyond the ethical parameters? These are the questions begging for attention by the American business and professional world. The instructor has extensive experience with one of the major auditing firms and will help you think through how you will answer the questions in your current and future leadership roles.
Instructor: John Thorne - PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner (Retired)
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Introduction to Interviewing Skills (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills and is intended for students who have had no interview experience. Through this workshop you will learn the most effective techniques for preparing for interviews, and will gain an understanding about how to present yourself and your skills and a professional manner. Topics covered will include how to research an employer, effectively answer questions about your skills, interests and experience, and which questions are appropriate to ask to learn more about an employer and internship or job opportunity. Basic information on different types of interviews including phone, Skype and behavioral-based interviewing will also be covered.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director for Internship Opportunities, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

The Indirect Leader: How to Boss People Around Without Being Bossy [SOLE] [Business PD Event] [Student Leader Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, February 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Overtly directing people to attain a work or organizational objective (bossing) can backfire as a leadership tactic. Indirect leadership relies on shared vision and intrinsic motivation to achieving objectives. This workshop will compare direct and indirect leadership styles.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Kallio - Associate Provost, Office of the Provost
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

A Day in the Life/Careers in Physics/Engineering (Emerald)
Tuesday, February 20, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2017-2018 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Leadership Identity Development (Gold) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
When did you first discover that there was such a thing as a leader? When did you decide that you could be a leader? When did you first experience leading? Can you remember what you did? Where do you think you are in the developmental process of leading? This session is based on the recent research on leadership identity development by the American College Personnel Association. Participants will critically evaluate the development of their personal leadership identity by connecting their own experiences and stages of development to this important theory. The workshop will also assist students in preparing their Personal Leadership Model.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Transitions from Abroad: Easing the Study Abroad Re-Entry Process (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is most relevant to individuals who have already been abroad. Adjusting to life back at Geneseo after studying abroad can lead to a range of emotions and unexpected reactions. With a little exploration, this transition time can be a period of great personal growth and increased insight. This interactive workshop will provide students with the opportunity to engage in self-reflection, discuss their recent international experiences, and learn how to navigate the challenges associated with the re-entry process.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters and Resumes That Get You The Interview: [Business PD Event] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Whether you need a resume and cover letter for part-time work, internships, extracurricular activities, or an upcoming job search you should strive to perfect both documents. Join this workshop to gain practical guidelines on perfecting your professional writing and how to highlight your experiences and be a well rounded candidate on paper.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director for Internship Opportunities, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, February 21, 5:00 – 5:50 pm | Milne Library Room 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]

Advanced Interviewing Skills [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is intended for students who have attended Career Development's Introduction to Interviewing Skills workshop or for students with significant interview experience. Attendees need to have a basic understanding of the interview process to attend this workshop. In depth information on behavioral based interview questions, role playing, interview scenarios and salary negotiation will be covered. Pre-employment testing, handling multiple job offers and gracefully declining offers will also be addressed.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director for Internship Opportunities, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Detox to Unveil Your Best Self [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Thursday, February 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The average newborn baby is born with over 232 chemicals in its system, while the average adult has over 700 chemicals in their body. Toxins such as heavy metals have been linked to a list of neuropsychiatric symptoms that present as difficulty studying, inability to concentrate, poor memory, and brain fog. While it is impossible to completely eliminate toxins from our environment, there are ways we can both limit our exposure, and enhance our body's ability to filter them out. In this class, you will learn what common sources of exposure are, as well as some simple ways to use nutrition to reduce overall toxic burden, thus allowing for improved immune function, increased energy, enhanced attention span, and easier weight management
Instructor: Heather Carrera - Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills [CIDD] [Business PD Event] [The Golden Ticket to Success] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, February 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Ming Lei - Assistant Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Academic Self-Assessment [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Monday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Do you want to improve in your studying, but don't know where to start? This workshop will take a closer look into your studying and life habits to assess where your strengths and weaknesses are. Once you know where you need to improve, you can use your self-assessment to improve in areas of weakness.
Instructors: Bryan Rivera - EOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Gabe Iturbides - Assistant Director of AOP, Access Opportunity Programs
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Developing Inter-Group Relationships [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Monday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MOSAIC, MacVittie College Union, Room 130
Having the ability to interact with people of different backgrounds is a process. It depends on our awareness and comfort level with diverse groups. This workshop will examine our relationships with individuals different from ourselves. The workshop is designed to help individuals explore their own perceptions, experiences, and comfort level with diverse groups through an eye-opening activity. Ultimately, individuals will gain some insight into their own ways of thinking and can begin to apply what they've uncovered to future interactions with other groups and individuals.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Leadership [Business PD Event] [Student Leader Series] (Silver)
Monday, February 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
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, School of Business
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Alumni Achieve Series featuring Dr. Ysaye Barnwell BA'67//MS '68 (Opal) or (Diamond)
Monday, February 26, 6:00 – 7:30 pm | MacVittie Ballroom
Internationally known singer and composer Ysaye Barnwell '67/ MS '68 will be interviewed by Emilye Crosby, professor of history and coordinator of Black Studies, as a part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. Discussion will include Barnwell's recent African American inspired arrangement of the National Anthem. She will lead a Community Sing on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom.
Instructors: Dr. Ysaye Barnwell - Class of '67, BA'67 /MS '68, Internationally Acclaimed Singer & Composer; Dr. Emilye Crosby - Professor, History and Coordinator of Africana/Black Studies
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Networking 101: How To Make a Lasting Impression (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, February 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Through this workshop, you will learn what networking is all about: establishing and building professional relationships, and how the more thought and effort you put into networking, the more you will get out of it in the long-run. At this workshop you will learn important networking related skills including: how to introduce yourself through a memorable 20 second elevator pitch, how to successfully navigate networking events including starting conversations and gracefully exiting them. The program will also provide an introduction to online networking and researching companies using LinkedIn and Facebook. Join us for this workshop and you will discover how to leverage networking as a powerful tool in your internship and job searches.
Instructor: Anna Grace Kelly - Career Advisor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

The Baby Mall Game: Will Money Make a Difference? (Silver) or (Opal)
Tuesday, February 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
If you could buy specific attributes for your future baby, what would they be? How much value do you place on height, athletic ability, and prevention for autism? This game was created just as "The Human Genome Project" was making headline news. Participants are led through a simulated "Baby Mall" where they are confronted with various issues and controversies, including the future of medical insurance, ethics, classism, and prejudice towards non-traditional parents. The game is a fun, interactive program that challenges participants to think critically about the many differences that make us who we are.
Instructor: Dr. Terry Bazzett - Professor, Psychology
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Financing Your Life [Women's Leadership Conference] [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, February 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
In this day and age knowing your FICO is imperative to living a comfortable life. Don't understand what FICO is? Come and learn from a professional that is well-versed in the financial world. It is so important that your money is well managed and monitored and that you take charge of your life and your bank account.
Instructor: Bonnie Swanson - Branch Manager, Key Bank of Geneseo
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Healthy Relationships [Women's Leadership Conference] [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
What are the components of a healthy relationship? In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn how to build a strong foundation to your relationships and gain insight about yourself and others. This workshop will also help you identify signs of an unhealthy relationship and learn about available resources.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Women's Leadership Conference Workshop TBA [Women's Leadership Conference] [Social Justice] (Opal) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, February 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Description To Be Added
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Breaking the Glass Ceiling [Women's Leadership Conference] (Bronze) or (Opal) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, February 28, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
What are some of the gender disparities in the workplace? How do women navigate a career in a male-dominated work environment? This workshop will examine the challenges and successes that women experience in predominantly male-oriented careers.
Instructors: Dr. Eunju Kang - Assistant Professor, Political Science & International Relations; Marilyn Moore - Emeriti Director, Intercollegiate Athletics; Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Communicating With Power (Silver) or (Emerald)
Wednesday, February 28, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MOSAIC Room, Macvittie College Union Room 130
Women often "give away their power" when speaking or presenting at meetings because we have been taught all our lives to "be nice". We insert tentative statements to appear less intimidating, and as a result, we deflate the importance of our comments and leave our audience questioning whether we are the right resource for the role. During this interactive session, you will learn new strategies and gain exposure to communication models designed to assist with scripting your materials, so that when you speak, everyone takes notice!
Instructor: Denise Reed-Lamoreaux - Class of '84;Director of Diversity, North America Operations, Atos Corporation
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Women's Issues in Social Justice [Women's Leadership Conference] (Gold) or (Diamond)
Wednesday, February 28, 3:45 – 4:45 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Since the 1960's individual women have been held up as the example of the progress made by women in total. The truth is women still endure systemic discrimination based on gender. Young women continue to be objectified and sexualized while mature women are challenged regarding their abilities regardless of experience and background. The same respect and recognition that is enjoyed by men is not afforded to women. The world reflects a masculinist orientation toward competition, war, racism, sexism, and domination that has shaped economic and political realities. This workshop offers participants opportunity to explore and discuss social issues such as: discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity including employment, housing, health services, child custody, equality in pay, job opportunities, political structure, social security and education. Collectively, participants will interactively share possible innovative and traditional remedies and determine how to unleash their inner shero toward creating an agenda of feasible solutions.
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Iris Banister - Class of '70 & Retired Educator, Member of SUNY Geneseo College Council
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Women's Leadership Networking Dinner [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Cosponsored by Geneseo Office of Alumni Relations and SUNY Geneseo Alumni Associaton, and the Women's Leadership Institute, Multicultural Programs and Services & GOLD. Conference workshops centered on Women in Leadership are scheduled at 2:30-3:30 pm and 3:45-4:45 pm. The culminating event of the conference-the Networking Dinner-will begin at 5:30 pm. The networking dinner will provide an opportunity for students to meet with alumnae from various employment sectors as well as faculty and staff to learn about their personal leadership journeys. The keynote speaker at dinner will be Denise Reed-Lamoreaux, Class of '84, and current President of SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association on the topic "A Seat at the Table." The dinner is free. Dress is business professional. Since a final guarantee for numbers is required by CAS Impressions Catering on Tuesday morning, students who are unable to attend need to drop this event no later than Monday, February 27.
Instructor: Denise Reed-Lamoreaux - Class of '84;Director of Diversity, North America Operations, Atos Corporation
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, February 28, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Please note that the time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you after you register for the workshop. The mentor staff is available between 11:00 AM -7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 11:00 AM -5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, March 1, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne Library Room 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]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Friday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne Library Room 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 2 | Week 1 | Week 4 | Week 5

Finding an Internship (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience. This workshop covers all of the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed. A brief overview of resumes, cover letters, the application process and college credit will also be discussed.
Instructor: Shanna Lewis - Career Counselor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Learn How Your Leadership Practices are Viewed by Others [CIDD] [Student Leader Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 5, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $25 fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been purchased. 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]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Monday, March 5, 4:30 – 5:20 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructors: Librarians Milne Library; Tracy Paradis - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library; Sue Ann Brainard - Library Faculty, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) or (Amethyst)
Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 – 2:00 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 - Coordinator of Health Promotion, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

Cross-Cultural Problem Solving (Amethyst) or (Opal) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will use a model created as a process for collaboratively understanding and addressing conflicts and issues related to difference, discrimination, and inter-group tensions in a school context. Learn to apply this model in solving cross-cultural problems. This is a required workshop that informs participants about the cross-cultural problem-solving model, which includes six different steps. Within the interactive workshop, participants engage by working in groups, addressing a real life problem in order to further their understanding of the model.
Instructor: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson - Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs & Srvs, Center for Community
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Etiquette Dinner [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Ballroom
The annual Etiquette Dinner sponsored by Office of Career Development, Geneseo Alumni Relations and GOLD will help you learn critical etiquette skills while enjoying a deliciously prepared meal. No matter your field of study, this dinner will educate you on how to conduct yourself at a food-related professional event, an important factor in being a successful leader. Networking etiquette is often an anxiety-producing issue for many during the job search process or the first few years at the job. Joins us for an evening that will include a first class dinner and desert while our speakers guide you through the experience with valuable tips and tricks. There is no charge for the dinner but registered students who fail to show up will be billed for catering costs. The deadline for registration is March 2, 2017.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructors: Courtney Havens - Academic Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Dr. William Lofquist - Professor, Sociology Department; Bryan Rivera - EOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Running Effective Meetings [Business PD Event] [SOLE] (Silver) or (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Effective and efficient meetings will keep your organization on track and encourage your members to keep coming back. This program will provide tips on setting the agenda, meeting procedures, interacting with participants, and following up.
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Assistant Director for Housing and Facilities, Residence Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters That Get You The Interview [Business PD Event] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
I have to write a cover letter? Where do I begin? Job searching is an exciting and overwhelming process. Whether you're starting a full-time job search, seeking an internship, or looking for a part-time job, at some point you'll need to write a cover letter, and a thank you letter. This session covers the practical guidelines for writing professional cover letters that will help you secure an interview. In addition, thank you letters and handling these issues in the electronic age will be discussed.
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 – 7:50 pm | Milne Library Room 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]

Learn How Your Leadership Practices are Viewed by Others (SLPI) [CIDD] [Student Leader Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
In order to participate in this workshop you must be registered one month in advance. Students need to be involved in one or more organizations or groups in order to effectively utilize the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) instruments. You will receive a code to go online and complete the Leadership Practices Inventory and to invite specific individuals (observers) to provide feedback on your leadership practices. This inventory is provided FREE to students who complete the process! There will be a $25 fee billed to individuals who do not complete the process after the code has been purchased. 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]

Time Management [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Student Leader Series] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Thursday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
As an involved and active student, it can be challenging to fulfill the responsibilities of both the "student" and the "leader" parts of your life! This session, facilitated by an active student leader, will provide tips and strategies on reconfiguring your time to effectively balance your academic, social, and leadership lives.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Conflict Mediation [Student Leader Series] (Silver)
Thursday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 322/323
Description Needed
Instructor: Elliot Zenilman - Assistant Director for Housing and Facilities, Residence Life
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

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

Building Personal Wealth [Business PD Event] [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Monday, March 19, 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]

Create an Awesome GREAT Day Poster Using MS PowerPoint (Ruby)
Monday, March 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Are you creating a poster for GREAT Day this year? Are you are creating a poster for a conference or presentation? If you are, then you won't want to miss this workshop. Come and learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a visually appealing poster. You will create a poster with the correct dimensions, while we discuss layout considerations including columns, text, color and graphics. You will then export the poster to a PDF file and ensure that it prints correctly. There will be hundreds of posters printed for GREAT Day. Make sure yours is one of them by creating and submitting it right the first time.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Five Exemplary Leadership Practices [Student Leader Series] (Silver)
Monday, March 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Want a group to follow you? What character trait will convince them to willingly accept your direction? If they see it, they'll give you their loyalty, commitment, energy, and productivity. How about the most important behaviors that exemplary leaders consistently practice? Learn to behave like them and you will successfully drive achievement through group action. Can it really be that simple?
Instructor: James Whitehead - NYS OPWDD, Associate Commissioner (Retired)
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Introduction to Interviewing Skills [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 322/323
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills and is intended for students who have had no interview experience. Through this workshop you will learn the most effective techniques for preparing for interviews, and will gain an understanding about how to present yourself and your skills and a professional manner. Topics covered will include how to research an employer, effectively answer questions about your skills, interests and experience, and which questions are appropriate to ask to learn more about an employer and internship or job opportunity. Basic information on different types of interviews including phone, Skype and behavioral-based interviewing will also be covered. Instructors: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director for Internship Opportunities, Office of Career Development.
Instructors: Anna Grace Kelly - Career Advisor, Career Development; Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Advanced Interviewing Skills [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop is intended for students who have attended Career Development's Introduction to Interviewing Skills workshop or for students with significant interview experience. Attendees need to have a basic understanding of the interview process to attend this workshop. In depth information on behavioral based interview questions, role playing, interview scenarios and salary negotiation will be covered. Pre-employment testing, handling multiple job offers and gracefully declining offers will also be addressed.
Instructors: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director for Internship Opportunities, Office of Career Development; Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Create an Awesome GREAT Day Poster Using MS PowerPoint (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 – 1:50 pm | Milne Library Room 104
Are you creating a poster for GREAT Day this year? Are you are creating a poster for a conference or presentation? If you are, then you won't want to miss this workshop. Come and learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a visually appealing poster. You will create a poster with the correct dimensions, while we discuss layout considerations including columns, text, color and graphics. You will then export the poster to a PDF file and ensure that it prints correctly. There will be hundreds of posters printed for GREAT Day. Make sure yours is one of them by creating and submitting it right the first time.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach - Technology Instructor, Milne Library
[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Leadership Concepts [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Everyone has an opinion about leaders and what constitutes effective leadership. Everyone can be a leader and most of us will be called upon to lead at one time or another. Start or continue your leadership journey with this introductory session to the GOLD program and to the fascinating world of leadership concepts, myths, and possibilities. Within this highly interactive workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities ranging from self-reflection on what leadership means to identifying leadership philosophies of historical as well as contemporary leaders. The instructor will explain the nature and purpose of the GOLD program, the requirements for completion of the various certificates, and will guide participants through a foundational understanding of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Tuesday, March 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Every day we lose and regenerate 20,000 Neural connections. Come learn healthy and fun ways to generate neural connections, well-being, and increased mental and physical health in this workshop focusing on different Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes that anyone can implement into their life.
Instructor: John Elliott - Staff Counselor, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Introduction to Dance Mindfulness [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] [Student Leader Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, March 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Learning to use dance to discover mindful awareness is beneficial to both body and mind. This seminar utilizes five of the seven seven primary mindfulness areas - breathing, sound, body, mind and spirit - in conjunction with music cognition to help participants explore self healing through a creative and fun platform.
Instructor: Madeline Velazquez - Staff Counselor, Student Health and Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Volunteerism, Engagement & Service (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, March 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Volunteerism is an active form of exercising leadership for the common good. This workshop is an introduction to volunteerism and community engagement. You will gain a basic understanding of what it means to volunteer, why volunteerism matters, and how to find the right fit for you to provide quality service. Together, you will explore a wide range of volunteer opportunities including direct service, advocacy, and philanthropy and how to get the most out of your experiences. The instructor will cover local volunteer opportunities within Livingston and Monroe county as well as opportunities to serve around the country and the world.
Instructor: Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Teambuilding [Student Leader Series] (Silver) *Required Workshop
Thursday, March 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Teambuilding is critical to the success of any group that must work together. This session will cover the appropriate sequencing of activities and some basic tools for developing and enhancing teamwork. This workshop is an active learning session.
Instructor: SMIF Managers -
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Leadership for Young Professionals (Silver) or (Emerald)
Thursday, March 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Oscar Wilde noted,"The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything; the young know everything." Take everything you know and use it to become a leader at a young age. During this workshop you'll discover traits of successful young leaders, paths to leadership, and the struggles of becoming a young leader. We'll also discuss strategies for overcoming these struggles and ways to build confidence as you begin your journey of leadership.
Instructor: Dr. Meaghan Arena - Vice President, Enrollment Management
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne Library Room 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]

Money & Debt Management Beyond College [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Friday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
This session will introduce basics of money and debt management through fun activities and reputable online finance tools & resources. You will learn how to track spending, set financial goals, and discuss reasonable budget and credit for a recent college graduate.
Instructor: Megan Kennerknecht - Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Following the Money: Economics and the Environment (Jade) *Required Workshop
Monday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop will teach students how to "follow the money" when thinking about environmental issues. The workshop will give an overview of some economic terms and then apply that language to environmental practices today. The workshop will also teach students how to do energy-use calculations to determine what practices in their own lives are costing, or saving, them money, while helping the environment.
Instructor: Dr. Chris Annala - Professor, School of Business
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Presentation Skills II [CIDD] [Business PD Event] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This interactive workshop builds on the foundational skill of organizing presentations discussed in Presentation Skills. Topics include reducing anxiety, developing self-awareness, and using the voice and body. Workshop activities and student practice will reinforce skills.
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Herman - Chair & Associate Professor, Communication
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Writing Cover Letters That Get You The Interview [Business PD Event] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, March 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Whether you need a resume and cover letter for part-time work, internships, extracurricular activities, or an upcoming job search you should strive to perfect both documents. Join this workshop to gain practical guidelines on perfecting your professional writing and how to highlight your experiences and be a well rounded candidate on paper.
Instructor: Anna Grace Kelly - Career Advisor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne Library Room 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]

Building & Sustaining Organizations (Silver) or (Jade)
Wednesday, March 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Your time at Geneseo is limited because you will graduate within four years. But you can have a lasting and powerful impact on the campus if you help to leave behind powerful organization that continues the work you started after your time at Geneseo is done. Learn how to build an organization and grow its membership in this workshop. You cannot change the world in four years, but others can add to your important contributions if you leave a thriving organization behind after you graduate.
Instructor: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Using the Path-Goal Approach to Leading (Gold)
Wednesday, March 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Different leadership approaches are suitable to different situations. This session will cover some of the major concepts of the Path-Goal approach and help you determine strategies for what might work best for you in a variety of leadership situations.
Instructor: Dr Avan Jassawalla - Professor of Management, School of Business
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Financially Fit Series [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Thursday, March 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Overspending is celebrated in our culture. Everyone likes to spend money on the latest and greatest...tablets, smartphones, smart TV's, etc. Unfortunately, overspending can severely hinder our financial wellness and prevent us from achieving our full potential in building wealth and security. In this session you will learn how to gain control over your spending, have a correct "money mentality," be a savvy shopper, and overcome spending problems.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Financially Fit Series (Bronze)
Thursday, March 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Looking to eat healthy without breaking the bank? It can be done. This workshop will show you how to reduce your spending on food and meals through healthy alternatives and options. Learn how to create a spending plan that impacts your health in a positive way, ways to prepare yourself before entering the grocery store, what foods give you the best bang for your buck, and how to create a weekly meal plan that keeps your health and budget on track.
Instructor: Andrea Colline - Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Networking 101: How To Make a Lasting Impression (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, March 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Through this workshop, you will learn what networking is all about: establishing and building professional relationships, and how the more thought and effort you put into networking, the more you will get out of it in the long-run. At this workshop you will learn important networking related skills including: how to introduce yourself through a memorable 20 second elevator pitch, how to successfully navigate networking events including starting conversations and gracefully exiting them. The program will also provide an introduction to online networking and researching companies using LinkedIn and Facebook. Join us for this workshop and you will discover how to leverage networking as a powerful tool in your internship and job searches.
Instructor: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Making the Most of Your Money: Financially Fit Series (Bronze)
Thursday, March 29, 4:15 – 5:15 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
It's important to make the most of every opportunity we have, especially when it comes to our finances. Making the Most of Your Money will help you maximize every dollar you have through planning, savviness and good decisions. Learn the techniques that have helped countless individuals to build financial security and reach their goals.
Instructor: Chad Rieflin - Director, Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Friday, March 30, 2:30 – 3:20 pm | Milne Library Room 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]

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

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

Your Happiness and the Environment (Jade)
Monday, April 2, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 322/323
Happiness and environmental sustainability are strongly linked. Learn more about this connection and some of the scientific research in the area. Most importantly, attend this workshop to pick up some tips for how we can all live in a happier, and greener world.
Instructor: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Personal Development Session (Bronze) or (Amber) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 2, 11:58 – 11:59 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Please note that the time for this "workshop" at 11:58 pm is not when you should come for this bronze workshop. This session is one of the four required workshops for the Bronze leadership certificate. The GOLD Leader Mentor volunteer staff members have been trained to assist you in developing a personal plan for participating in the GOLD Program and earning leadership certificates. You need to register for this session just like all other workshops. Make an appointment at the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie CU 114, call 245-5884, email gold@geneseo.edu, or use the doodle poll that will be sent to you after you register for the workshop. The mentor staff is available between 11:00 AM -7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 11:00 AM -5:00 PM on Fridays.
Instructor: GOLD Leader Mentor Staff
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amber Certificate Credit]

Good vs. Bad Leadership (Gold)
Tuesday, April 3, 1:00 – 2:00 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]

Introduction to Interviewing Skills for Jobs & Internships (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop covers basic interviewing skills and is intended for students who have had no interview experience. Through this workshop you will learn the most effective techniques for preparing for interviews, and will gain an understanding about how to present yourself and your skills and a professional manner. Topics covered will include how to research an employer, effectively answer questions about your skills, interests and experience, and which questions are appropriate to ask to learn more about an employer and internship or job opportunity. Basic information on different types of interviews including phone, Skype and behavioral-based interviewing will also be covered.
Instructors: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development; Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Dumb Things People Say and Why We Say Them [Student Leader Series] (Opal)
Tuesday, April 3, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 322/323
Based on Maura Cullen's 35 Dumb Things Well-Intentioned People Say that Widen the Diversity Gap, this workshop will explore some of those dumb things we say and hear each and every day. In addition, we will explore why these phrases have the impact they do and how we can be more sensitive in our interactions with others.
Instructor: robbie routenberg - Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity & Equity
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Breathing & Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
"As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you." ~Jon Kabat-Zin In this session, you will learn the benefits of mindfulness meditation. You will have opportunities to practice relaxing your body with basic breathing strategies and to soothe your mind with a variety of simple meditation techniques.
Instructor: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager & Certified Yoga Instructor, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Preparing Your Resume [Business PD Event] [YouBelong Transfer Series] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Got a resume? If not, this workshop will help you get started. A review of resume content and structure will be followed by a question and answer period to address any questions concerning how to write and produce a professional resume.
Instructor: Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director for Internship Opportunities, Office of Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism (Ruby)
Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Milne Library Room 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]

Assertiveness Training [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] [YouBelong Transfer Series] [Student Leader Series] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Thursday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Do you often say "yes" when you really want to say "no"? Is it difficult for you to speak up for yourself? If so, come to the Assertiveness Training workshop where you'll learn about the differences between assertiveness and aggression, have a chance to assess your own assertiveness level, and learn new skills. This interactive workshop features activities that help participants evaluate their own behavior.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Associate Dean of Students, Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Using Your Personality Type: The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Silver) or (Emerald)
Thursday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
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, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Writing cover Letters And Resumes That Get You The Interview [Business PD Event] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Thursday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Whether you need a resume and cover letter for part-time work, internships, extracurricular activities, or an upcoming job search you should strive to perfect both documents. Join this workshop to gain practical guidelines on perfecting your professional writing and how to highlight your experiences and be a well rounded candidate on paper.
Instructor: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

A Day in the Life - Careers in Publishing (Emerald)
Thursday, April 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
The Department of Career Development is pleased to present the 2017-2018 "Day in the Life" series, featuring accomplished alumni talking about what they actually do on a daily basis in the fields of health care, business/financial services, human resources, and education. Come learn the truth about what it's really like to work in one of these fields, and ask whatever questions you want. Our alumni speakers are honest and straightforward about the pros and cons of their field, so don't miss them if you're curious about these careers
Instructor: Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Goal Setting for Success (Bronze)
Friday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
What does success have to do with goals? In this interactive session, you will learn that goals are NOT New Year's resolutions! Walking away from this workshop, you will have a blueprint for setting short and long-term goals. Your success in your personal and professional life depends on your ability to set goals.
Instructor: Candace Maxian - Assistant Director, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

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

Advanced Interviewing Skills [Business PD Event] (Emerald) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
This workshop is intended for students who have attended Career Development's Introduction to Interviewing Skills workshop or for students with significant interview experience. Attendees need to have a basic understanding of the interview process to attend this workshop. In depth information on behavioral based interview questions, role playing, interview scenarios and salary negotiation will be covered. Pre-employment testing, handling multiple job offers and gracefully declining offers will also be addressed.
Instructors: Antoinette Lubich-Claps - Career Advisor, Career Development; Instructor(s): TBA
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Going Global: Examining Intercultural Competency Models (Amethyst) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union, Room 322/323
A major priority for higher education institutions today, including SUNY Geneseo, is preparing students to engage in an increasingly global climate. Internationalization is at the core of many arenas, from education to business. This workshop will introduce participants to a number of intercultural competence models from various disciplines. Having a base of cross-cultural knowledge and increased awareness of how to operate in an international context will prove beneficial for studying abroad and for the innumerable intercultural experiences that will follow post-graduation
Instructor: Emily Cole - Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]

STI's & U [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] (Bronze)
Monday, April 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
The CDC has recently found a sharp increase in the number of cases of three sexually transmitted infections and college students are in the demographic most affected. Find out which STI's are the most problematic, when and how often you should get tested, and what resources are available at Student Health & Counseling.
Instructor: Heather Dailor - Nurse Practitioner, Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Who Moved My Cheese? [Business PD Event] [YouBelong Transfer Series] [Life After Geneseo GOLD Series] (Silver)
Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
We all get comfortable with routine and many of us like to repeat things and do things the way we did them last year. However, change happens, and we have to be flexible and ready to adapt to new situations. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, author and consultant to major corporations. Learn what corporate executives are taught about dealing with change in work and in life.
Instructor: Wendi Kinney - Associate Dean of Students, Fraternal Life & Off-Campus Services, Center for Community
[Register for Silver Certificate Credit]

Developing Your Supervision Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] [Business PD Event] (Emerald)
Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Leading includes responsibilities for supervising others. Whether supervising employees, peers, or volunteers, there are various skills and techniques that a leader can use to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor. Learn tips and tools that you can use immediately in any leadership and employee role you may aspire to on the campus or in the future.
Instructor: Mark Scott - Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary Services
[Register for Emerald Certificate Credit]

Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues (Jade) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is intended to introduce students to the ten hour service requirement for the Jade certificate. Dan DeZarn, Director of the Office for Sustainability, will introduce attendees to local projects they can participate in and resources for personal sustainability projects. He will show students online resources for getting involved with the Office, and keeping up to date with the college's sustainability initiatives.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Reflection in Current Environmental Issues (No Certificate Credit) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is intended for those who have completed the ten hour service requirement for Jade. This workshop will discuss the completed service projects and how those projects can be continued. The workshop attendees will discuss what they enjoyed about their experiences and how the completed service aligns with their sustainability goals. This workshop is combined with the Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues so new students will learn from students completing the certificate.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register (no certificate credit)]

Global Leadership Panel: What Happens There Matters Here (Gold) or (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Wednesday, April 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Globalization is a reality and it is essential to understand leadership in other parts of the world. In this session, you will learn about how leadership is practiced in several other countries and cultures. Whether you want to enrich your leadership knowledge, prepare to work in a multinational enterprise, develop your life awareness, or prepare to study abroad, this workshop is for you.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Gold Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Investment in the Stock Market [Personal Finance Series] (Bronze)
Wednesday, April 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Student managers of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) at Geneseo will share their recent experience buying and selling stocks. Learn from their School of Business training and their hands on experience with financial analysis, searching for opportunities, and managing a portfolio. This session will provide tips and tools you will need to get started with investing in the stock market.
Instructor: SMIF Managers -
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]

Taking the Next Steps (Opal) *Required Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
This workshop is the conclusion of the Opal Certificate Program. Participants will share their experiences by reflecting on the workshops they participated in and explain growth that they experienced. Participants will also create a Personal Action Plan for the future. The purpose of this workshop is to review what participants of the Opal certificate have learned thus far and how they can improve in the future.
Instructor: robbie routenberg - Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity & Equity
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Stress Management [Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds] [YouBelong Transfer Series] (Bronze) or (Amethyst) or (Onyx)
Thursday, April 12, 3:00 – 4:00 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 - Coordinator of Health Promotion, Student Health & Counseling
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Amber Exploration and Personal Development Reflection (Amber) *Required Workshop
Friday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114
Students completing the Amber Certificate in April of 2018 are required to participate in this workshop. This session is designed to help students process the learning outcomes from participating in the self-directed Amber Exploration and Personal Development Certificate.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Amber Certificate Credit]

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

EcoHouse Panel (Jade)
Monday, April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Join a panel of EcoHouse students to learn how you can cultivate your own environmental awareness and activism. This workshop will include a holistic approach to environmentalism on our campus. Learn how you can become involved from the individual level to activism in the greater Geneseo community. The workshop is a panel discussion in which several members from the EcoHouse community speak about their involvement in the House and what the future of the House will look like.
Instructor: Guest Panelists TBA
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

Listening Skills [The Golden Ticket to Success] (Bronze) or (Onyx) *Required Workshop
Monday, April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
How do "good listeners" help others feel heard and understood? What qualities contribute to effective listening? This workshop will teach basic listening techniques by providing participants with the opportunity both to learn and to practice new skills.
Instructors: Courtney Havens - Academic Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Beverly Henke-Lofquist - TOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program; Bryan Rivera - EOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Bronze Certificate Credit]
[Register for Onyx Certificate Credit]

Reflection on Community Engagement (GREAT Day) (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Tuesday, April 17, 3:50 – 5:05 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Leaders must be able to think clearly about complex issues and act in an appropriate and responsible way. This workshop is the capstone to the Diamond Certificate and provides you the chance to reflect on your service experience and how your experiences come together to form your personal model of community engagement. 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 is a typed four-page report where you explain your community engagement and reflect on your experiences and lessons learned as you completed your diamond certificate activities. This written report can be used as a means of organizing your experiences and serve as an outline for your GREAT Day presentation.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

Reflection on Community Engagement (Diamond) *Required Workshop
Wednesday, April 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
THIS WORKSHOP IS RESTRICTED TO INDIVIDUALS UNABLE TO PRESENT ON GREAT DAY DUE TO GREAT DAY SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. Leaders must be able to think clearly about complex issues and act in an appropriate and responsible way. This workshop is the capstone to the Diamond Certificate and provides you the chance to reflect on your service experience and how your experiences come together to form the final certificate project. 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 is a written report (approximately five-seven pages typewritten) where you explain your community engagement and reflect on your experiences and lessons learned as you completed your diamond project. This written report can be used as a means of organizing your experiences and serve as an outline for your GREAT Day presentation.
Instructors: Dr. Tom Matthews - Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, Center for Community; Dr. David Parfitt - Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Garth Freeman - Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism and Service, Center for Community
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]

The Privilege Walk (Amethyst) or (Opal)
Wednesday, April 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
"The privilege walk was interesting because it gave a visual representation of different systematic privileges." Paula M. This interactive workshop provides a great opportunity to explore issues of privilege, power and inequality. A privilege walk will expose the lifelong impact of privileges and normality that we were either born into, or born without, followed by a group discussion.
Instructor: Joanna Santos - AOP Counselor, Access Opportunity Program
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

GOLD Leadership Presentations (Gold) *Required Workshop
Thursday, April 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 19 or 20. The documents required for the Personal Development Model must be submitted by Friday, April 7 to the Associate Dean of Leadership and Service. Although this session may not be used as one of the eight required workshops in the bronze series, it 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]

BaFa BaFa [Student Leader Series] (Amethyst) or (Opal) *Required Workshop
Thursday, April 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
BaFa BaFa is a game designed to help people understand the challenges of social interaction across cultural groups. This highly interactive game has been used by thousands of groups all over the world to teach an appreciation of group differences and cross-cultural conflicts. This workshop builds on the lessons imparted by playing the game BaFa BaFa by Simulation Training Systems. Participants are split between two teams, an Alpha and a Beta culture. Each culture has its own distinctive traits. At its core, BaFa BaFa is a cultural studies game that allows participants to experience otherness, act out questions of diversity, and be conscious of their actions around other cultures. Participants, through facilitated exploration of their experiences, are encouraged to explore differing perspectives and points of view while reflecting on their own perspectives of different cultures. This workshop is particularly well suited for the introduction of diversity education and consciousness and serves as a valuable preparation for those wishing to travel abroad.
Instructor: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
[Register for Amethyst Certificate Credit]
[Register for Opal Certificate Credit]

Live Green Expo (Earth Day) (Diamond) or (Jade)
Friday, April 20, 11:00 – 2:00 pm | MacVittie College Union Lobby
The tenth annual Live Green Expo will include informational tables staffed by several local college and community organizations involved in green initiatives. Students in the GOLD Program and the Leadership in Community Engagement and Social Justice Certificate and Jade Leadership in Sustainability may earn credit in the program by participating and engaging in conversations with the green organizations. Check livegreen.geneseo.edu, the Office of Sustainability, or gold.geneseo.edu for details on the exhibits and other Live Green events. This event is a collaborative effort with Student Life.
Instructor: Dan DeZarn - Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
[Register for Diamond Certificate Credit]
[Register for Jade Certificate Credit]

GOLD Leadership Presentations (Gold) *Required Workshop
Friday, April 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union Room 114
Each student completing the Gold level Leadership Certificate this semester will share his/her perspectives on leadership through a brief five-minute presentation at one of the two informal sessions on either April 19 or 20. The documents required for the Personal Development Model must be submitted by Friday, April 7 to the Associate Dean of Leadership and Service. Although this session may not be used as one of the eight required workshops in the bronze series, it 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]

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Leadership Awards & Recognition Ceremony (No Certificate Credit)
Wednesday, April 25, 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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