Presenter: A workshop by Timothy Pruitt and Arlando Smith
When: August 7, 2010, Saturday, 9am-5pm
Where: Hagerty Lounge, DeLaSalle Hall, Saint Mary's College of California, St. Mary's Rd., Moraga CA
Cost: $105.00 General Public; $85.00 SMC Community (lunch included)
"The Servant-Leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?" - Robert K. Greenleaf
As children, many of us enjoyed serving others in an attempt to make them better, physically or emotionally. We enjoyed the company of those who served us, not because of a lowly position, but because we were beneficiaries of their service. Often, we desired to be like them. In adulthood, we again looked up to those in service to others, as with role models like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa, Franklin D. Roosevelt and others.
Workshop Description: This workshop will reenergize your desire and capacity to serve others. it will help you to understand how true leadership must have an element of service, which encourage others to serve as well. This approach creates an environment of health and wellness that can heal the wounds of society.
In this workshop we will explore how servant leadership can be applied to:
* Foster healing our families
* Generate cooperation in the workplace
* Provide hope and a future in our communities
* Encourage communication in our organizations
About the Facilitators: Timothy Pruitt is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Master of Arts in Leadership Degree Program at Saint Mary's College of California. Tim graduated with honors from Saint Mary's College with a Bachelor's Degree in Management, in 2003 and Master of Arts Degree in Leadership, in 2005. Putting into action what he has learned, Tim created a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the Nor-Cal Christian Men's Group (NCCMG). NCCMG has helped to establish men's groups within Solano County to assist men in healing from their "Father Wounds" and has helped educate and empower the leaders of Christian men's groups throughout Northern California. Tim is an ordained Deacon at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield, California, where he teaches Spiritual Leadership. As partners, Tim and his wife, Kim, oversee the spiritual needs of more than 80 families. Tim believes that the defining factor in effective leadership is the quality of, and the attention placed on, one's relationships. "There is no relationship more essential than family. This is where our values are learned and practiced." As a Special Agent with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), where Tim has served for 17 years, he investigates complaints of behavior and misconduct of the clinical staff. Previously, Tim served as a Hospital Administrator of the California Medical Facility of the CDCR.
is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at San Jose State University. Prior to becoming a college instructor Arlando was a high school teacher, high school principal, middle school principal, and district office administrator. After leaving the school site, Arlando became a program manager at the New Teacher Center at UC Santa Cruz, and a program manager at the Stupski Foundation, which matched his passion for equity and social justice, with his passion for educational success for students in urban environments. Arlando believes "The demand to educate ALL children requires a genuine commitment to equity and social justice. Social justice educators must be willing and able to explicitly confront issues of racism, sexism, gender, classism, and other â€˜isms' prevalent in the larger American society." He envisions communities being transformed as school leaders place greater emphasis on service and issues directly related to social justice. He received his B.A and M.A. in Political Science fro California State University at Fullerton, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne