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PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2016:

In the Black: Fox Finances to Keep You Out of the Red

Guest Speaker: Philip LaRocco, CPA, CFP, Professional Lecturer, School of Management, Marist College.

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 2:00pm  3:15pm
Location: Murray Student Center, Room 3101

We constantly hear horror stories about college students and debt. From FICO scores to funding your dreams, this popular and informative workshop helps participants learn about early financial investment and how to avoid common foxholes while gaining skills in budget development, management and administration. The information you come away with can be applied to college organizations, internship experiences, employment settings and your own bottom line.

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Do You Know Jack?

Guest Speaker:  Keryl Pesce, Author, Entrepreneur, Radio Host, and Motivational Speaker.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 9:30am  10:45am
Location: Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Those who subscribe to the passive belief that life happens to us don't know Jack. The fact is the story of Jack who believed in his magic beans and became rich is much closer to the truth. In this workshop, the inimitably Keryl Pesce, happiness expert and co-host of Mix 97.7FM’s "Happy Hour" will show you the science and methods behind manifesting happiness, wealth, and opportunity.

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Taking the Lead

Guest Speakers: Target Corporation Training Team Leaders including alumnus and former Marist ELP Executive Board President, Tyler Cost ‘14.

Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Ashley Miller, Senior Campus Recruiter for Target Corporation, has arranged for members of “Team Target,” including our very own former ELP President, Tyler Cost‘14, to teach participants how to transfer campus skills to your professional career. Join Tyler and other Target executives in learning about the four pillars of leadership:  personal, team, thought and results, and how these pillars support and advance your success.

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**NSLS FIRST WEBCAST OF THE SEMESTER**

Overcoming Our Childhood Challenges

Webcast Speaker: Dolvett Quince, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Celebrity Trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”

Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time:
6:45pm  8:30pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Dolvett Quince is a familiar face in most of our homes based on his success as a trainer and coach on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Some of his celebrity clients include Justin Bieber and Janet Jackson. Prior to making himself a household name, Quince built a fitness empire in Atlanta, Georgia out of nothing. A story of inspiration himself, Dolvett grew up with three siblings in foster care in Connecticut. He was adopted by a Jamaican couple who insisted on keeping all the children together. His difficult childhood became his passion to help change lives though wellness training and the power of positive thinking. This event is sure to be one of the “biggest winners!”

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From Past to President to Past President: A Conversation with President Emeritus, Dennis J. Murray

Guest Speaker: Dr. Dennis J. Murray, President Emeritus, Marist College.

Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time:
3:30pm  4:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

As one of the longest serving college presidents, Dr. Dennis J. Murray completed 37 years of service to Marist College. His vision and leadership brought Marist from a local to a national to an international level of recognition. In this workshop, Dr. Murray will share his own unique definition of the word leadership, and how his journey – and the mentors who have guided him along the way – has come to shape his understanding of the term.

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

Guest Speakers: Target Corporation Training Team Leaders.

Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Wouldn’t it be great if we could say the right things at the right times creating all the personal, academic and leadership results we want? Unfortunately, we are all too limited by our own individual frame of reference to do that all the time. While we can’t achieve these amazing results alone, together — we can be unstoppable. Team Target returns to help participants sharpen their communication skills and gain a new appreciation for others while discovering how the person sitting next to you has a surprising amount to offer.

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You Are What You Tweet: First Impressions in the Digital Age

Guest Speaker: Kait Lanthier ‘10/‘14 MA, Marist Alumna and Brand Journalist, Babson College.

Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time:
12:30pm  1:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Welcome to the 21st century, where anyone - a potential employer, a future roommate or someone you'll never cross paths with - can form an opinion about you based entirely on your digital footprint. In this session, we'll explore the best practices for building a personal brand online and ways to digitally project our best selves to all who may stumble upon our social personalities.

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**NSLS TELECAST**

See the Potential

Webcast Speaker: Leigh Anne Tuohy, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, Designer, and Inspirational Speaker.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time:
6:45pm 8:30pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Whether in people, projects or properties, Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband Stanley have a history of seeing beyond the blind spot straight to the potential that others often miss.  When it comes to people, Leigh Anne is best known as the real-life mother portrayed by Sandra Bullock in the movie “The Blind Side.”  She is also a successful interior designer and the co-owner of more than 85 fast food franchises, including those of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and Long John Silver's.

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Designing Your Destiny: The Vision Behind Vision Boards

Guest Speakers:  Helen Rothberg, Professor of Strategy, School of Management & Robin Diller Torres, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and Leadership, Marist College.

Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time:
3:30pm  4:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3105

Goal setting is an essential leadership skill, and this workshop offers a unique, powerful and creative way of identifying your aspirations and surrounding yourself with supporting images of what your goals look like in action. Join two Marist soul sisters from the Lower East Side on the journey to your new next.

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Character Clips: Courage and Taking Chances

Guest Speaker: Joseph Connell, Director, Student Success, Ramapo College.

Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time:
3:30pm  4:45pm
Location:
Donnelly Hall, Room 225

What does courageous leadership look like? This interactive, multimedia presentation offers students a chance to explore different leadership characteristics using examples from pop-culture.  Participants will reflect on the courage summoned to lead and the risks worthy of the courage.

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Breaking Through the Single Story

Guest Speaker: Douglas Sweet, Coordinator of Student Learning and Assessment, University at Albany. 

Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time:
12:30pm  1:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Whenever we are in a position to represent as an individual, as a leader or as a member of a group, we are subject to the single story interpretation of who we are -- whether people know us or not.  This interactive workshop offers participants an opportunity to explore and discuss how to break through when others choose our identity for us based on their stereotypes and biases.  Learn how you script your stories while gaining insight into better managing the narratives of others.

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The People Value Proposition

Guest Speaker: Dr. Stanley E. Harris ‘68, Trustee and Alumnus, Marist College, Senior Medical Director III, Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3105

Although technology and social media are intricately woven into our lives, it is people who make them relevant. Successful leaders recognize the VALUE of each person in achieving goals, visions and missions. This workshop will introduce you to key principles to define value, motivate others, inspire change, sustain engagement and retain the best.

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From Problems Through Prosperity: Leading with Passion and Purpose

Guest Speaker:  Carolyn Matheus, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Internship Coordinator, School of Computer Science & Mathematics, Marist College.

Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Authentic leaders pursue things in life they are passionate about while facilitating happiness and motivation in others. They also maximize less than perfect moments. Difficult times—the crucibles in our lives—provide opportunities to confront the deepest levels of our true selves, enabling us to persevere and find the true purpose of our lives and our leadership. Discover how your life story frames your ability to lead others.

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Imagine All the People: Cultural Communication in Context

Guest Speaker:  Colin McCann, Associate Director of First Year Programs & Leadership Development and Adjunct Lecturer in Communication, Marist College.

Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time:
11:00am  12:15 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Participants in this workshop will explore the impact culture has on our ability (or inability) to communicate with those who are seemingly different.  What should participants bring to this event? Please bring an open mind and a willingness to dive in at the deep end as we take part in a variety of discussions and activities designed to bridge the gaps between cultures.

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Envisioning Your Future

Guest Speaker: Jennie Donohue, Professional Lecturer, School of Communication and the Arts, Marist College.

Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016
Time:
12:30pm  1:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

A common trait among successful leaders is their ability to define and communicate their vision of the future. This lively and hands-on workshop will help you explore who you are now, as well as what you aspire to achieve and become, through the creation of a personal road map - think of it as your own GPS system for navigating your future.

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Your True Colors

Guest Speakers: Melissa Lulay, Assistant Director of First Year Programs and Leadership Development, Marist College & Jennifer Unterbrink, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Marist College.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time:
3:30pm  4:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

In this interactive workshop, you will explore the unique aspects of your personality via an assessment that will help you better understand your leadership style as well as the leadership style of others.  Learn how to work with the full spectrum – leaders whose approach is similar and different from your own.  

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Leadership Through Difficulty

Guest Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Brackett, Executive Vice President, Marist College.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Not every path to leadership is an easy one. The roads of life are often paved with forks in the path or obstacles obstructing our passage; it is up to us to make difficult decisions to overcome these challenges. This workshop will provide you with an exploration of leaders who overcame specific challenges in their personal endeavors and the characteristics they possessed that enabled them to do so.

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Life Skills for Leaders: Stress Management

Guest Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Quinn, Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Marist College.

Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Back by popular demand, Dr. Quinn’s Life Skills for Leaders series kicks things up by helping us take it down a notch.  This workshop packs a practical and a personal punch as participants learn to manage themselves and their environments more effectively by recognizing and reducing life stress.

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Happiness: Find Yours and Pass It On

Guest Speaker: Robin Diller Torres, Assistant Dean of Student Leadership and Engagement, Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology and Communication, and Certified Executive Life Coach.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time:
3:30pm  4:45pm
Location:
Hancock Center, Room 2023

Albert Schweitzer said, "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” Often accused of being excessively happy, Robin Torres enjoys no compliment more. Participants in this workshop will explore what it means to “be happy;” discover methods for increasing their own personal happiness quotient; and appreciate the close link between happiness, leadership and success.

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**NSLS FINAL TELECAST**

Taking Risks to Live the Dream

Webcast Speaker: Andy Cohen, Executive Producer, Television and Radio Personality, Emmy and Peabody Award winner, and Author.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time:
6:45pm  8:30pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Like many college graduates, Andy’s career began with an internship at CBS News where he ultimately worked for 10 years eventually serving as senior producer of The Early Show and as a producer for 48 Hours and CBS This Morning. He moved to the Bravo network in 2004 as Vice President of Original Programming and later he served as Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Development and Talent until 2014. In his 10 years at Bravo he was responsible for an impressive number of unscripted series and specials including hits such as: "Project Runway,” “Top Chef,” “Queer Eye,” "The Millionaire Matchmaker,” “Million Dollar Listing,”  “Being Bobby Brown,” “Shahs of Sunset,” “Flipping Out,” “Top Design,” “Work Out,” “Make Me a Supermodel,” “Blow Out,” “Kathy Griffin My Life On the D List,” “The A List Awards” “The Rachel Zoe Project,” “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” “Bethenny Ever After,” “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover,” and “The Real Housewives” franchises.  The first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show, GQ magazine called Mr. Cohen “a genius, and possibly the smartest man on TV.”  Participants will learn about landing your dream job, following your passion and taking calculated risks.

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Bowling For Leaders - Striking an Ethical Balance

Guest Speaker: Dr. Joanne Gavin, Assistant Dean and Professor, School of Management, Marist College.

Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2016
Time:
2:00pm  3:30pm
Location:
Hancock Center, Room 2023

Sometimes, it’s not so easy to decide which lane to roll the ball down.  Utilizing the model designed by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, participants will take part in a fun and exciting ethics quiz game geared toward helping players learn to solve challenging dilemmas.

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Troop Leading Procedures

Guest Speaker: Dave Rogers, Master Sergeant Retired, ROTC Military Science Instructor & Program Assistant, Marist Detachment Fordham University ROTC.

Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Whether leading an organization, planning an event, or working in a team, understanding and incorporating the military decision making process and troop leadership strategies provides a useful and unique framework for communicating, organizing and developing the best course of action in any given situation.

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Leading With Values

Guest Speaker: Pamela Harper, Assistant Professor, School of Management, Marist College.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time:
3:30pm  4:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Can you articulate your personal values?  Does your perception of your values match the way you lead and the way you live?  This workshop will help leaders learn how honing in on what matters to you most can help create a successful, productive and ethical environment. 

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From Marist to Millionaire - Helping Your Vision Take Flight

Guest Speaker: Gina Egel Stern ’99, Founder and President of D_parture Spas.

Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016
Time:
2:00pm  3:15pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

With a strong belief that everyone is entitled to the experiences they want, not just the ones they are dealt, Gina Stern, a Marist graduate, pioneered an industry, founding D_parture spas, to give travelers a better airport experience. She opened her first airport spa in 2000, one year after graduation, at Newark Liberty International Airport. Since that time, Ms. Stern has added multiple locations including the relaunch of her Newark site as the world’s first eco-friendly airport spa. She has been featured on Montel Williams discussing her journey to success from an inner city youth and high school drop out to a Marist graduate and CEO of a Million Dollar Enterprise.  Gina is also an award recipient and inspirational speaker for the Make Mine a Million Dollar Business program - the only national initiative committed to the growth needs of post-start-up women owned businesses with less than 1 million dollars in annual revenue. Although Gina speaks nationally to women in business, emerging leaders and inner city youth, she especially enjoys having an opportunity to inspire Marist students.

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Network Your Way to the Career You Want

Guest Speaker: Ellyn Enisman, Author & Founder of EKS Consultants Inc., a college to career coaching and consulting firm.

Date: 
Monday, November 21, 2016
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over 70% of all jobs are filled through networking. In the new job market, it's no longer about who you know, it's now about who knows you. Ellyn Enisman, in addition to being a sought after speaker, workshop presenter, and meeting facilitator, is the author of “Job Interview Skills 101: The Course You Forgot to Take,” a guide for college students and new grads.  She is also the co-creator of The Career Changer Super Telesummit and an Adjunct Lecturer at Marist. Learn the secrets of networking for college students so you can acquire the skills and tools necessary to begin building a powerful network that will help you compete for the jobs/internships you want as you build a lifelong successful career that you love.

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