Recent Events & Photos
Young Leaders @ UR Preparing an Elevator Pitch with Mark
About: Mark Wilson, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Simon School of Business, will join us over lunch to guide us in developing and improving on our “elevator pitch”. An elevator pitch, a 30 second – 2 minute summary used to quickly and simply define what you offer, is a useful tool in many networking opportunities and certainly will be useful for our Speed Networking Event. Mr. Wilson founded Initiatives Consulting LLC in 1997 to help clients turn technical ideas into new products and companies. Initiatives Consulting has created business plans, marketing support, and road show coaching that has been instrumental in starting six companies, raising several million dollars of seed money, and launching two new medical devices. With diverse roles prior to Initiatives Consulting in product design, process engineering, optical tooling, lean manufacturing and automation, Wilson has been involved in the creation and launch of five new medical device platforms currently generating more than $1 billion in annual sales. Wilson has conducted market and competitive research, recommended pricing strategies and business models and directed sales training and business development endeavors.
Young Leaders @ UR “Speed Networking Event”
About: Speed-networking is just what it sounds like – quick, focused opportunities to meet those who can propel your career. We all desire to accelerate our careers and get on the fast track to success. Speed Networking is designed to maximize quality, lasting, professional connections in a short period of time. Attendees have about 3 minutes with each University senior leader until directed to move on to meet someone new. It is the hope that these connections will lead to follow-up meetings, lunches and referrals down the road. You can meet more quality contacts and actually have meaningful conversations in just one event than any other method! The goal of the event is to facilitate dialogues between people across the University and enable young leaders to discuss their career aspirations with people who can provide them with feedback on how best to attain their goals.
November 19: November Professional Development Event "Brand YOU: Attracting career opportunities to you"
Young Leaders @ UR hosted Kara Roth, Director of Engagement at Brand Cool Marketing, who led a discussion on what it means to brand yourself and how you can use branding to attract new career opportunities.
November 26, "Branding and Marketing Yourself"
Young Leaders@ UR teamed up with the RIT Young Professionals to host Professor Neil Hair, Ph.D, Interim Executive Director of the Innovative Learning. Professor Hair discussed the advantages of using social media to advance your career, how young professionals SHOULD be using social media, how potential employers look at prospective employee social media pages, and much more.
October 30, 2013: Casual Lunch with a Leader "Managing Conflict in Higher Education"
October Casual Lunch Topic: Difficult Conversations
Guest: Carol Shuherk, Senior Associate Provost
Monday, October 28, “Working Towards Conflict: How Conflict
Locks Down Creativity in the Workplace”
Schlegel Hall Rotunda
October Professional Development Event
Faciliated by: The Ghandi Institute
September 19, 2013, How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Career and Brand
YL@UR hosted an event at the Simon School featuring special guest speaker Jon Alhart, Director of Social and Digital Media at Dixon Schwabl, entitled "How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Career and Brand". Attendees learned about using LinkedIn professionally and how to maximize results using the tool to grow your career. Attendees also learned top mistakes people make using the networking tool. The Q&A discussion following further identified tips that may useful, particularly for those working in higher education.
June 24, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m. Casual Lunch with a Leader: Admissions at the University of Rochester
YL@UR hosted a lunch in the University Admissions Office Conference Room with Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs. Attendees learned more about the Admissions process at the University, challenges and changes in the Admissions field, and the University’s goals for recruiting future classes of students.
May 24, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m. Casual Lunch with a Leader
YL@UR hosted a lunch on the River Campus with Kathy Buonaccorso, Sr. Human Resources Asst. Attendees learned about the internal job application process and the “right way to apply for a job” within the University. They also heard more about job postings and the behind the scenes hiring processes.
May 22, 2013, 6 – 9 p.m.RocCity Rising 2013: RocCity 101
YL@UR members were invited to attend RocCity Rising, the premier annual event hosted by the RocCity Coalition, a collaboration of young professional groups in Rochester. This year’s event was titled “RocCity101” and the theme was the resurgence of downtown with a focus on encouraging YP’s to explore 101 unique and interesting destinations and experiences within the various neighborhoods comprising the City’s urban core.
May 21, 2013, 7 p.m. Chase
13 Young Leaders formed a University team for the 2013 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile walk/run with post-race celebration in a UR tent.
April 30, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m. Casual Lunch with a Leader: Professional Development at UR
YL@UR hosted a lunch on the River Campus with Kristin Hocker, Organizational Development Specialist with Human Resources at the University. Attendees learned about her role providing organizational and professional development for the University while networking with other Young Leaders.
April 29, 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Third Annual UR Leadership Panel and Networking Social
YL@UR hosted its third annual UR Leadership Panel, this year focusing on “Leading Now: How Can We Lead in Our Current Roles?” Panel members were: Julie Buehler, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Jon Burdick, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Arts, Science, and Engineering,Mike Goonan, VP and Chief Financial Officer, URMC,Vicky Hines, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County,Gail Norris, Vice President, General Counsel,and Mark Zupan, Dean and Professor, Simon School of Business, served as moderator. Attendees learned more about how they can support senior leaders at the University, what current and future trends on campus were, and what skill sets are necessary to help lead the University over the next 10 years, in addition to hearing about the personal experiences of the panelists throughout their careers.
April 18, 2013, 5 – 8p.m. United Way Young Leaders Happy Hour
YL@UR members jointed young professionals from Excellus,B&L, Nixon Peabody, and Harter Secrest for a Happy Hour at the ScotlandYard Pub where 9 United Way Young Leaders were guest bartending with all tips donated to the United Way.
March 19, 2013 Casual Lunch with a
Leader: Strategic Planning at URMC and the Importance of Philanthropy
YL@UR hosted a lunch in the Medical Center with Sean Ossont, Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning at URMC. Sean spoke about the Medical Center’s strategic planning process and also talked about the importance of philanthropy for young professionals.
March 14, 2013 Leadership Speaker
Series featuring David Klein
This year’s Leadership Speaker was David Klein, MBA, Special Advisor to the Medical Center CEO, Professor of Public Health Sciences, and former CEO of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Ron Hansen, Simon School Senior Associate Dean for Program Development, served as our special guest moderator. Attendees learned more about Mr. Klein’s career, his experiences with leadership, and thoughts on the future challenges in healthcare.
March 11, 2013 United Way Young
YL@UR was host to other young leaders from across Rochester at the Memorial Art Gallery in order to learn more about the United Way of Greater Rochester while networking with other young professionals. President Joel Seligman, 2013 United Way Campaign Chair, gave remarks, as did information speakers Steve Simpson of the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group and Christina Sickelco of Thomson Reuters.
26, 2013 Casual Lunch: The
Evolution of Nursing and Nursing Education
Casual lunch in the Saunders Research Building Room 3432 with Dr. Lisa Norsen, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Associate Dean for Innovation and Community Outreach at the School of Nursing. Learn about Dr. Norsen’s role at the University and hear more about the evolution of the nursing profession and nursing education here at the University while networking with other Young Leaders.
20, 2013 Young
Leaders @ UR “Speed Networking Event”
The Young Leaders at the University of Rochester held a speed networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4-5pm in the Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall. The goal was to facilitate dialogues between people across the University and enable employees who are 40 and younger to discuss their career aspirations with current leaders.
January 20, 2013 UR Basketball Tailgating Event
An opportunity for young leaders to interact in a fun, social environment while supporting the University of Rochester’s men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on NYU.
January 20, 2013 Casual Lunch with Terry Gurnett, Associate Director of Athletics at the University of Rochester. Learn more about Terry’s current role at the University, his accomplished career as head coach of the Women’s Soccer team (all time Division III wins leader and 2 time NCAA National Champion!), and the integral part athletics has in the lives of University of Rochester students.
December 19, 2012, 12-1pm, Casual Lunch, Fundraising and Campaign Planning
YLs had lunch in the Alumni and Advancement Center with Matt Haag, Assistant Vice President for Regional Advancement. We learned about Matt’s role at the University and how the University organizes its fundraising activities and plans for major campaigns.
December 13, 2012, 5-8pm, UR/RIT Social
RIT Young Professionals & Young Leaders @ UR raised a glass and some money for non-profits! Admission was free, and the $200 in tips went to the Visiting Nurse Service through United WayNovember 13, 2012, 12-1pm, Casual Lunch: Construction Planning and Project Management
YLs had lunch on River Campus with Paul Spaulding, Senior Operations Officer for the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. We learned about his role at the University and hear more about planning for major facilities projects at the University while networking with other Young Leaders. November 6, 2012, 6-8pm InterVol: Our local hospitals donate unused medical supplies to InterVol; join us to help them sort these items for use in developing countries. No knowledge or experience needed. Sign up at http://www.rochestercares.org/project.php?ID=494 and send email@example.com an email so that we know you’ve registered!
October 25, 2012 Fall General Meeting and Networking Social
Meliora Restaurant, Salon D
We introduced our new board members, gave an overview of the group and events planned for the fall, and networked with other young professionals from the University.
September 2012- Call for new Executive Board members: Interested in getting more involved in leadership activities?
Young Leaders @ UR is looking for new Executive Board members. The affinity group, founded in 2010, supports the growth and development of leaders at the University. Joining the E-board is an opportunity to help us towards our goals of establishing representation within the University community that will foster and strengthen workplace effectiveness and leadership abilities;enhancing professional development and promoting career growth and success within the University, and striving to strengthen the relationship of the URand the Rochester community through community-based initiatives. Programming is targeted to those 40 and under, but all university faculty and staff are welcome. For more information on applying to the e-board click Here.
August 14, 2012 August Casual Lunch- Wilson Commons
E-board hosts: Nate Kadar & Jeff Carpenter
July 16, 2012 July Casual Lunch- Medical Center
E-board hosts: Tony Green & Sasha Eloi
June 15, 2012 June Casual Lunch- Wilson Commons
E-board host: Maggie Cassie
May 31, 2012 CHASE CORPORATE CHALLENGE
We had 15 Young Leaders helping the University become the largest team in the 2012 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Thursday, May 31. You can walk or run the 3.5-mile course with the University's team and participants from other area companies. The event starts at 7 p.m. at RIT. The $32 registration fee includes two T-shirts (one from the University, one from Chase) and a post-race picnic at the University’s tent. In order to present a united University front and to ease registration, race organizers and University leadership strongly discourage the formation of individual departmental or work group teams. Employees should register online with a credit card under the “University of Rochester” team by May 16. Call Heather Van Orden at 275-2706 with any questions.
May 30, 2012 UR Young Leaders Happy Hour @ Scotland Yard
May 17, 2012, May Casual Lunch
Louise Slaughter Room, 1-9555 at URMC
E-Board Hosts: Amy Happ & Jeanette Colby
May 8, 2012 UR Leadership Panel and Networking Social, “Transitions and Career Paths”
Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall
How do I navigate my own professional development? What is the best way to seek out opportunities? Who should I ask for advice or mentoring? How do I get back on track if I make a mistake? Who better to ask these questions than our own University Leadership! Young Leaders @ UR will be hosting a UR Leadership Panel and Networking Social, themed “Transitions and Career Paths”, to provide an opportunity for young leaders to interact with senior leaders at the University and seek advice, suggestions, and strategies as they navigate their own career paths. Please RSVP to Amy Happ, firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a question that will be considered for the discussion.Thursday May 3, 2012, 6:15 pm, Memorial Art Gallery
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5th Annual RocCity Rising Networking Event
Memorial Art Gallery
Learn More: www.roccityrising.org and https://www.facebook.com/events/313223638744473/ About:Young Leaders @ UR have been invited to attend RocCity Rising on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:15 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery. From RocCity Coalition Chair Maria Thomas Fisher, “RocCity Rising’s 5th year is poised to be the best RocCity Rising yet. RocCity Rising brings together this community’s established and emerging leaders for a premier young professional networking event and is hosted by the Memorial Art Gallery and the RocCity Coalition, the umbrella group for the almost forty YP groups in Rochester. Over the last five years, young professional groups have organized together around one community initiative that has been unveiled at RocCity Rising to a crowd of over 300 attendees annually. Every year our initiatives garner excitement and make a difference. This year’s initiative of “improving community health” is already creating buzz and is sure to have a significant impact. To add to the excitement this year, we are honoring an established and an emerging leader who have passionately worked to improve health care. This year’s honorees are Brad Berk, CEO of University of Rochester Medical Center, and Daniele Coll-Gonzalez. In addition to our initiative kickoff, there will be a Health and Wellness Expo with over twenty non-profits and small businesses showcasing opportunities to be informed and get involved.” RocCity Rising is Thursday, May 3rd starting at 6:15 at the Memorial Art Gallery with goodies served by Max of Rochester. This event is free and open to the public. Register for RocCity Rising at http://www.roccityrising.org/
Wednesday April 18, Noon- 1pm, April Casual Lunch
E-Board Hosts: Sasha Eloi & Candice Lucas
Tuesday March 20, 2012, Noon-1pm, March Casual Lunch
We will be ordering pizza, so please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend. If you do not want to eat pizza you are also welcome to bring your own lunch!
Wednesday March 7, 2012, Local YL groups meet & greet
YOUNG LEADERS MEET & GREET Learn how together we can Elevate Life with every glass raised and Live United. Join other Young Leaders for a glass of wine and learn more about the United Way of Greater Rochester RSVP by February 29, 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday February 20, 2012, Noon- 1pm February Casual Lunch
We are reinstating our casual lunches! Please join other young leaders in a reserved room in the back of ‘the pit’ in Wilson Commons. We will be ordering pizza, so please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend. If you do not want to eat pizza you are also welcome to bring your own lunch! Room 122 in Wilson Commons is reserved.
November 4, 2011 Social/ Networking Event "Club Rochester!"
Location:Meliora Salon D
Agenda:Come, meet, eat, and relax at "Club Rochester!" The Young Leaders will join students, faculty and staff to enjoy delicious free appetizers and low cost beverages at this monthly happy hour! Young Leaders who are interested will also be invited to continue socializing after the "club!" Location TBD.
October, 2011 Professional Development Event with Terry McArdle
Location:Med Center, Lechase Hall
September 27, 2011 General Membership Meeting
Location: Alumni Advancement Center- Seminar Room
Agenda: Come meet the Executive Board, learn more about what we do, and help make plans for the upcoming academic year. Also, Vice President, Senior Advisor to the President & University Dean Paul Burgett will entertain and inform us with a brief history of the University.
August 16, 2011 RYP and the D&C presents: How to get a story in the paper for your business, your nonprofit, your client, your..."
June 20, 2011 First Casual Summer Lunch
May 24, 2001: Young Leaders participated in the Chase Corporate Challenge!
May 11, 2011: United Way Day of Caring
Young Leaders at UR and RIT's Young Leaders joined together to help out the Westside YMCA!
April 26, 2011: Leadership Professional Development Panel and Social - Sponsored by the Center for Community Health
· Paul Burgett: Vice President and General Secretary, Senior Advisor to the President, and University Dean
· Vivian Lewis: Deputy to the President and Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
· Douglas Lowry: Dean, Eastman School of Music
· Bill Murphy: Vice President for Communications
· Lisa Norwood: Assistant Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
· Peter Robinson: Vice President & COO, Medical Center & Strong Health
· Sue Stewart: Sr. Vice President & General Counsel
4:30 – 6:00pm, Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Zupan: Dean and Professor, Simon Graduate School of Business Administration
Who better to ask these questions than our own University executive management!
April 1, 2011, 11-2pm: UR/ United Way Call to Action Day
Young Leaders and United Way staff will volunteer a few hours to staff information tables and remind the campus community about our on-going campaign. Tables will be set up in Wilson Commons, Hirst Lounge, the Laser Lab, Strong Memorial Hospital Lobby and Strong's Cafeteria. e-mail email@example.com
March 30, 2001, 4-5pm Come join other Young Leaders and United Way staff in Schlegel 102 to learn about our Call to Action event on April 1
February 25, 2011 Community Engagement Event -“UR Night at Blue Cross Arena”
Young Leaders join the University community as the Yellow jackets “swarm” the Blue Cross Arena for some exciting hockey action! The evening included the singing of the national anthem by the University’s own Midnight Ramblers, entertaining contests during intermission, and great seats to cheer from.
February 18, 2011 UR, Wegmans, RIT Networking Event
Josh Culhane has been giving to the United Way since he started working for Wegmans Food Markets Inc. nearly 13 years ago. But when he actually learned about the work the organization performs in the Rochester area, he was motivated to move beyond donating and take action.
He now sits on the cabinet for the 2011 United Way campaign and, along with Maggie Cassie of the Young Leaders of the UR and Andrew Quagliata of RIT Young Professionals, helped organize a special reception and networking event on Tuesday at the Theatre on the Ridge with leaders of the United Way.
During the event, United Way President Peter Carpino and 2011 campaign chairwoman Essie Calhoun shared their thoughts on leadership with the approximately 30 young professionals in attendance and held a question-and-answer session to solicit feedback. Carpino said most of the current donors who give to the United Way are older than the young adults who came out. To him, engaging young people to carry the torch of community leadership is of high importance. "The purpose of starting this dialogue is not a pitch for money, but to ask, 'How do we get you and your counterparts involved?'" Carpino said.
Before introducing a short promotional video about the 2011 campaign, Calhoun said Rochester is a great place for volunteerism. She has been involved with the United Way for more than 20 years and co-founded its African American Leadership Development Program. She said it may be a trite statement, but young adults truly are the future leaders of this city. "You've already decided and declared, 'Yes, I am a leader, and yes, I care about this community' because if not you wouldn't be here," said Calhoun, who recently retired as chief diversity and community affairs officer at Eastman Kodak Co. The young professionals were interested in learning how United Way's efforts are different from other initiatives in the community that are trying to engage young adults. Some said they just didn't want to talk about getting involved but felt motivated to."I'd like to actually do something," said Brad Austin, a member of the Web development team at Wegmans, whose young professionals also attended the reception.
United Way is planning to partner with the three groups in attendance for a series of educational events, which include a March 18 date at the University of Rochester; April 2 at local Wegmans stores and during United Way's Annual Day of Caring on May 14.
February 15, 2011
Many thanks to all of our hosts! It was inspiring to see how our CHANGEcan really help!
February 9, 2011 First General Membership Meeting
February 3, 2011 Community Engagement
Coalition had an informational networking event for all
member organizations and new interested individuals! MAG YPs hosted the event in their M&T Bank Ballroom.
Come explore the different opportunities and groups that exist in our area and meet other YPs! City of Rochester Acting Mayor Carlos Carballada, Memorial Art Gallery Director Grant Holcomb, and RCC Chair Maria Thomas-Fisher will be speaking along with a special announcement about RCC’s Logo Design Competition launch!
January 24, 2011 Inaugural Leadership Lecture Series
Arunas Chesonis, Chairman and CEO of PAETEC Holding Corp.
Click HERE to see an echo 360 video of the talk.
December 11, 2010 Community Service: Breakfast with Santa
A family event-- join us to lead families to Santa, staff craft tables, and help keep things orderly and fun. More details to come!
November 13, 2010 Community Service: Mt Hope Cemetery Clean-up
Another chance to network and bond with other Young Leaders and their families. Bring a rake if you have one!(Rain or Shine!) Stay tuned for additional details!
November 10, 2010 Kick-Off Networking and Information Session
Elmwood Inn, 1256 Mount Hope Ave