Rochester Center for Community Leadership

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Leadership Luncheon Series

The Leadership Luncheon Series is a semimonthly program that takes 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 RSVP at the following link http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ. Please note that undergraduate students will be given preference in this process. Students who RSVP will receive a confirmation response with further details.

Have great ideas for future topics? Have suggestions about faculty, staff, or community members who would make great facilitators? Or any other questions in genera, email RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu. We are always looking for new ideas and your feedback.

2015 Fall Semester 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Social Justice: When Diversity isn’t Enough

What is the difference between Social Justice and Diversity? As a leader, change agent and person working and living with other people — this difference is imperative. Learn the difference, stretch from your comfort zone, sit in your privilege, power, and place of dominance within institutional and systematic forms of oppression in this highly interactive program.

To RSVP for this event please fill out the form at the following link by September 11th at 5pm: http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ

If you have any questions please contact RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu

Presented by:
Jessica Pettitt
12:00pm-1:00pm @ Wilson Commons Stackel Room 

Thursday, September, 24, 2015

Seven Truths (and One Lie) About Networking

Are you a novice networker?  Networking “makes the world go ‘round” and you’ll leave this session with practical, easy to use strategies for finding, contacting and learning from alumni and others. If you find the concept and process of networking overwhelming, this session is for you. 

To RSVP for this event please fill out the form at the following link by September 18th at 5pm: http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ

 If you have any questions please contact RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu

Presented by:
Anne Shields, Director Alumni Engagement
12:30pm-1:30pm @ Wilson Commons Stackel Room 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

What's Your Green Dot? The Bystander Effect and Bystander Intervention 

This luncheon is to present the topic of bystander intervention through the Green Dot movement. Green Dot is a movement, a program, and an action. The aim of Green Dot is to prevent and reduce power-based violence by engaging students as active bystanders who step in, speak up, and interrupt potential acts of violence. The Green Dot movement is about gaining a critical mass of students, staff and faculty who are willing to do their small part to actively and visibly reduce power-based personal violence.

To RSVP for this event please fill out the form at the following link by October 9th at 5pm: http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ

If you have any questions please contact RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu

Presented by:
Joe Johnson, Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programming
12:30pm-1:30pm @ Wilson Commons Stackel Room 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Diversity/Cultural Differences

Learn how Diversity and Cultural Differences can affect you as a student and leader at the University of Rochester.

To RSVP for this event please fill out the form at the following link by October 23rd at 5pm: http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ

If you have any questions please contact RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu

Presented by:
Jessica Guzman-Rea, Director, Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center
12:30pm-1:30pm @ Wilson Commons Stackel Room

Thursday, November, 5, 2015

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships at UR

Healthy relationships can be a challenge while navigating both your academic and extracurricular pursuits. Join Melissa Kelley from the UHS Health Promotion Office for a discussion about how to build and maintain healthy relationships while on campus.

To RSVP for this event please fill out the form at the following link by October 30th at 5pm: http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ

If you have any questions please contact RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu

Presented by:
Melissa Kelly, Health Educator, UHS Health Promotions Office
12:30pm-1:30pm @ Wilson Commons Stackel Room

 Thursday, November 19, 2015

You can’t lead if you don’t love

Where do love, courage and compassion fit with leadership?  Conflict avoidance and sometimes telling people what they want to hear is not loving, or compassionate.  Explore these ideas, as well as avoiding the pitfalls of  ‘sacrificial leadership’, as part of an interactive dialogue of how these values can become actionable within our roles as leaders and managers.

To RSVP for this event please fill out the form at the following link by November 13th at 5pm: http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ

If you have any questions please contact RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu

Presented by:
Kit Miller, Director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
12:30pm-1:30pm @ Wilson Commons Conference Room 121 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spirituality

Learn about how spirituality affects you as a student

To RSVP for this event please fill out the form at the following link by December 4th at 5pm: http://goo.gl/forms/8mKYlRVkaQ

If you have any questions please contact RCCL at leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu

Presented by:
The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough, Director, Religious and Spiritual Life
12:30pm-1:30pm @ Wilson Commons Stackel Room

Past Leadership Luncheons

2015 Spring Semester 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tips for Writing Essays and Resumes: Presenting Yourself Professionally

Facilitators will provide tips on creating personal statements, resumes, and C.V.s for applications (internship, fellowship, scholarship, job, etc.). This is a great opportunity to get advice about your Student Life Award application! Students will have the opportunity ask questions and participate throughout the presentation, as well as get feedback on an essay, resume, or C.V.—so we encourage you to bring your work in progress.

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by noon on February 15 to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies; space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students. 

Presented by:
Kellie Hernandez, Associate Director of Career and Internship Center
Belinda Redden, Director of Fellowships
Deb Rossen-Knill, Director, Associate Professor, College Writing Program
12:30-2:00 p.m.@ Conference Room 121 & 122, Wilson Commons

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Make Wise Decision: Avoiding Hidden Traps 

Evidence suggests that we are not as good at decision making as we believe ourselves to be. This is because we often rely on heuristics and intuition when making decisions, which can be subject to biases and lead to errors in judgment. In this luncheon, Drs. Brent and DeAngelis will share some of the “hidden traps” of decision making to increase your awareness and help you to make better decisions.  

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by noon on March 23 to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies; space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students. 

Presented by:
Karen De ’Angelis, Chair of the Educational Leadership Program Educational Leadership
Brian Brent, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Educational Leadership
12:45-1:45pm @ Room 121, Wilsom Commons

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Transition and Training of New Leaders

Trying to pass the leadership torch without getting burned?  This session will go beyond the transition binder to discuss strategies for training new leaders of an organization. Come prepared to discuss success stories and challenges in managing leadership transitions in organizations. This session is applicable to students looking for educational tools to train new leaders as well as students in a new leadership position who want to prepare themselves for their new roles.

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by noon on March 23 to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies; space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students. 

Presented by:
John DiSarro, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
12:45-1:45pm @ Stackel Room, Wilson Commons

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 to 80 percent 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 facilitate this month's Leadership Luncheon. She will empower you to build and maintain beneficial relationships using LinkedIn.

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by noon on September 12 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
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 

Everyday Biases: Recognizing and Confronting Racial Micro-Aggressions

There is no biological basis or scientific support for racial categories.  Race is a social construct.  But what does that mean?  In this workshop we discuss the meaning of racial privilege as a first step in an anti-racist practice.  We will then consider racial micro-aggressions and interventions. Be advised that this is a safe space and all are welcomed. Keep in mind your beliefs and biases may be challenged by the content of this presentation. This is a collaborative workshop cosponsored by Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL) and Warner School of Education. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to interact with Warner faculty, staff, and graduate students.  

In order to attend this free lunch, RSVP by 12:00pm on October 17th to leadershipGA@ur.rochester.edu and specify any food allergies; space is limited to the first 30 undergraduate students.

Presented by:
Nancy Chin, Associate Professor, URMC
Dan Cohn, Assistant Director, Engaged Learning + Research, Cornell University
Jocelyn Kopfman, The College of Wooster
11:45-1:00pm @ Genrich-Rusling Room, Le Chase Hall

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, a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought-leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change, will facilitate this month’s leadership luncheon on resilience. He will 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 noon on November 14 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
12:00-1:00 p.m.

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
12:30-1:30 p.m.

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
11:30-12:30 p.m.

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 benefiting 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
12:30-1:30 p.m.

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-1:00 p.m.

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-1:30 p.m.

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:

Presented by: Chris Apple, Men's Soccer Coach
12:30-1:30 p.m.

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 - 1:30 p.m.

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-1:30 p.m.

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-1:30 p.m.