Ken Johnson

Leadership Luncheon Series

The Leadership Luncheon Series is a once a month program that will take place throughout the academic year. Students will receive a free catered lunch and will have the opportunity to improve their leadership knowledge and skills through discussion led by a facilitator. Due to space constraints, each luncheon will be limited to the first 30 students who email RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu to submit their RSVP. Please note that undergraduate students will be given preference in this process. Students who submit an RSVP will receive a confirmation response with further details.

Have great ideas for future topics? Have suggestions of faculty, staff, or community members who would make great facilitators? Email RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu. We are always looking for new ideas to be used in the future!

2014 Fall Semester

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to Network Professionally through LinkedIn

Networking is a powerful skill that is often misunderstood and underutilized. Considering 70-80% of jobs are found through networking everyone should feel comfortable with this job search strategy. Michelle Marks-Hook. Assistant Director of Student-Alumni Engagement Programs at the UR Career and Internship Center will be facilitating this month's Leadership Luncheon where she will empower you to build and maintain beneficial relationships using LinkedIn.

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by 12:00pm on September 12th to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies; space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented By Michelle Marks-Hook
In Wilson Commons, Conference Room 121
12:30-1:30pm

October Leadership Luncheon

Transition and Training of New Leaders

Date and time TBD
Presenter TBD

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bouncing Back: Building Resilience for Success

How successful are you? Answer: How resilient are you? Life is full of ups and downs, and the trick is to enjoy the ups and thrive through the downs. Dr. Derek Greenfield, who is a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change, will be facilitating this month’s leadership luncheon on resilience and shares his views to inspire people to bounce back from adversity. With his dynamic and interactive approach, creative ideas, and sense of humor, Dr. Greenfield has become a highly requested presenter.

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by 12:00pm on November 14th to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies; space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented By Dr. Derek Greenfield
In Wilson Commons Stackel Room
12:00-1:00pm

Past Leadership Luncheons

2013 Fall Semester

November 20, 2013
Ordinary People

Ordinary University of Rochester students supported a cause that was important to them, years later they are at the forefront of a movement that has come to define the battle of our times. What kind of impact can student leaders have? What is the primary difference between a leader, and an ordinary person? “I tell you the story, and you’re changed somehow;” says Evelyn Bailey, the Executive Producer of “Shoulders to Stand On[shoulderstostandonblog.org],” the documentary project of nearly 100 years of LGBT history in Rochester. Come join us for a one of a kind presentation as she shares her understanding, her view, and her dedication to inspiring a better tomorrow by learning about our past.

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by 12:00pm on Monday, November 18th to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies or restrictions; space is limited to the first 60 undergraduate students.

Presented By: Evelyn Bailey
In Wilson Commons’ Havens Lounge
12:30-1:30pm

October 22, 2013
Crucial Conversations

Come catch a glimpse of how to communicate more effectively under high-stakes situations, and with emotional or risky topics.

One of the most valuable skills today is clear and respectful communication. However, today’s many stressors and fast-paced working environments lead to more stressful and faster-paced conversations, making clear and respectful communication difficult to have. Christine Arnold, R.N.C., M.S., will be facilitating this month’s Leadership Luncheon where she will share insight as to why this happens as well as provide resources for you and your student group to help manage this challenge.

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by 12:00pm on October 21st to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies; space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented By Christine Arnold, R.N.C, M.S.
In Wilson Commons’ 122 Conference Room
11:30-12:30pm

September 24, 2013
Civic Engagement and Public Leadership

Have you ever thought about your role in your community? Are you open to making your life’s work about benefitting to your community? Or have you ever wondered what exactly it means to be a public servant in the 21st century? Attend a free luncheon conversation (catering provided) where a current UR student who has found his own answers to these questions facilitates a conversation to help you to engage with these ideas and find some answers. If you’ve ever thought about a life in the community spotlight, or you have a passion for giving back to your community this luncheon is for you! In order to attend, RSVP by September 21st to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies, space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented By Jonathan Johnson
In Wilson Commons’ Stackel Conference Room
12:30-1:30pm

2013 Spring Semester

Monday, February 18, 2013
Tips for Writing Essays and Resumes: Considering your Audience

Facilitators will provide tips on targeting your essays and resumes to award applications, jobs, internships, fellowships, scholarships, etc. This is a great opportunity to get advice for any students applying for a Student Life Award. Students will have the opportunity ask questions and participate throughout the presentation. In order to attend, RSVP by February 15th to leadership@rochester.edu and specify any food allergies, space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented by:
Laura Godwin of the Career Center
Belinda Redden of the Center for Academic Support
Deb Rossen-Knill of the Writing Center
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Challenging U.S. Governmental Authority and National Security Policies

Facilitated by Mark S. Zaid, Esq. from Washington, D.C. Mr. Zaid will discuss his profession, the ethics involved, as well when it is appropriate to challenge authority. Mark S. Zaid specializes in litigation and lobbying on matters relating to international transactions, torts and crimes, national security, foreign sovereign and diplomatic immunity, defamation (plaintiff) and the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOI/PA). Students will have the opportunity ask questions and participate throughout the presentation. In order to attend, RSVP by March 2th to leadership@rochester.edu and specify any food allergies, space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented by: Mark Zaid, Esq.
12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Creating a Culture of Practice

Whether personal excellence is your goal or developing the people in your organization is your objective, building an environment that supports and fosters QUALITY practice will help get you there. Students attending the discussion will learn how to practice BETTER by:

    • Analyzing the game to determine the skills
    • Breaking the skills down into bite sized chunks
    • Integrating the skills
    • Making error acceptable
    • Utilizing feedback

Presented by: Chris Apple, Men's Soccer Coach
12:30-1:30pm

2012 Fall Semester

September 19, 2012
The Rochester Family: Leadership Roles with Dawn from Danforth

Ever thought about who in our community is a natural leader? Every student knows Mrs. Dawn Marshall-Hoiser from Danforth and there is definitely a reason why. Join us to hear about her views on community, leadership, respect, and responsibility, and share with her in conversation your perspectives on the topic. Her motto is “18 years (and counting) of service to UR and our students”—come find out why!

Presented by: Dawn Marshall-Hoiser
Wilson Commons Room 122
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Civil Rights in Rochester

Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, & Dorothy M. Zellner from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee present the history of the Civil Rights, race and gender relations in the United States, campus activism, non-violent organizing and civil/voting rights today! Enjoy a free lunch while listening to these three women discuss their experience on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. Students will have the opportunity ask questions and participate throughout the presentation. In order to attend, RSVP by October 12th to leadership@rochester.edu and specify any food allergies, space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented by: Judy Richardson, Betty Garman, & Dorothy M. Zellner
Douglass Leadership House
12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Students with Disabilities: Advocacy and Awareness

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL) is hosting its final Leadership Luncheon of the semester! Students with Disabilities: Advocacy and Awareness. Susan Hetherington, Ph.D., Co-Director, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities and Warner School professor will be facilitating a discussion along with students from the Monroe One BOCES Transition Class. Enjoy a free lunch while listening to these students discuss their experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Attendees will have the opportunity ask questions and participate throughout the presentation. In order to attend, RSVP by November 9th to leadership@rochester.edu and specify any food allergies, space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented by: Susan Hetherington
12:30pm-1:30pm