We have an exciting spring of programming planned for 2014, so be sure to review these offerings and save the dates for whatever looks good to you and is of service. The majority of our events are open to the public, free or low-cost, and you can sign-up in advance.
Sponsored by the Town of Moraga, the Moraga Citizen Network and Saint Mary's College of California
Location: Serbian Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga, CA
Join us for a 2-month process of designing, implementing and evaluating community initiatives in Moraga. Come with your own ideas about a small victory you would like to see in your organization or community group, and we will help you build a team or join a team and learn new skills to apply anywhere.
We call this series Small Victories because it's easy to feel frustrated by initiatives that have long timelines or seemingly insurmountable challenges. In this workshop series we will focus on small, short-term wins that build momentum, team and individual skills. We will use the broad diversity in the room to get feedback and different perspectives on issues.
The Series will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm between January 30 - March 27. Below are the specific dates and topics:
January 30, 2014
- Clarifying Your Small Victory and Building a Vision for Success
February 13, 2014
- Gaining Input from a Wide Diversity of Stakeholders & Creating Transformative Scenarios that Lead to Win/win Situations
February 27, 2014
- Facilitating Great Meetings and Following-thru on Action Items
March 13, 2014
- Working with Conflict, Diversity and Creative Solutions
March 27, 2014
- Completing the Process, Noticing the Wins and Making Future Recommendations
The series will be facilitated by Saint Mary's College Leadership Center Faculty. All are welcome. There is a $20 fee for registration that will offset facility costs, which can be waived if this is prohibitive for involvement.
To RSVP, please send an email to: email@example.com.
Stepping Up and Out
Using Creative Process to Plan for the Future
A Free Evening Event for Women
with Taj Johns
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Oakland Professional Development
1000 Broadway, Suite 109 (entrance on 11th Street)
Nelson Mandela challenged us with the question: "Who are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?" Creative tools are not just for artist--everyday people can use them to help develop ideas, make outlines, and develop creative and empowering strategic plans. We often hear the saying, "think outside the box" and what does that mean? Creativity can help you tap the outside of your box and gather resources to envision some next steps. This is not just a planning workshop, it is a creative session.
Free event as long as space is available. This event sold out last year, please RSVP.
Public Workshop ~ The Heart of Coaching: Essential Skills to Bring Forth the Best in People
Coaching has shown to be a powerful vehicle for personal and professional development and has been an integral part of leadership education at Saint Mary's College.
In this workshop participants explore the power of coaching in developing leadership capacity in others.You learn essential coaching principles and skills to bring forth positivity, creativity and productivity in people. To register