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PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2017:

A Framework for Understanding Leadership: A Conversation with President Emeritus Dennis J. Murray

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

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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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Life Skills for Leaders: Stress Management

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

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Murray Student Center, Room 3105

This workshop packs a practical and a personal punch as participants learn to manage themselves and their environments more effectively. Dr. Quinn will share techniques for both time and stress management helping us to have it all, even if we can’t have it all at once.

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Networking:  Together We Can Be Unstoppable

Guest Speakers: Target Corporation Training Team Leaders.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Sometimes people react negatively to the word “networking” thinking of cheesy characters pushing their business cards and their selfish agendas. This workshop dispels the myths and fears associated with this critical life and leadership skill. In fact, it is networking that has brought Target to campus and with them, the return of former members of the Emerging Leaders Program.  Participants will paint a new picture of the process after being given a framework to be more effective at networking, while also having an opportunity to experience the power of the process in person. 

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Grit & Grace: Keys to Succeeding & Living an “IN-Powered” Life

Guest Speaker: Marisel Herrera ‘94, author, educator, success coach, motivational speaker, and national award winner.

Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Marisel Herrera ‘94 is a high-impact certified coach, author, and sought after speaker whose authentic, bold and power-packed message has inspired and empowered thousands to live fierce and fearless lives. The author of a coaching playbook, “Lean Into Grace: Power Up for A Fierce & Fearless Life,” and a cultural memoir, “Puerto Rican Goldilocks,” Marisel’s message affirms the power of education, faith, resiliency, culture, and community to transform one’s life. Participants will have an opportunity to draw on the lessons of her journey from the housing projects of New York City to the halls of academia.  With more than two decades as an educational leader and success coach, she equips and empowers audiences with an arsenal of tangible tools and insights about success.

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

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

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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 FIRST WEBCAST OF THE SEMESTER**

How to Navigate Your Career

Webcast Speaker: Trevor Noah, Television Host, New York Times Best-selling Author and Comedian.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time:
6:45pm  8:30pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Cabaret

Trevor Noah is the current host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central.  Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film “You Laugh But It’s True,” which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa.  Noah’s first book, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” became an instant New York Times bestseller.  Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, Noah will be sharing, in rebroadcast, lessons learned from his personal experiences and offering advice to students for identifying and following their passions. 

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Happiness:  Find Yours and Pass It On

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

Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

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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Character Clips:  Courage and Taking Chances

Guest Speaker: Joseph Connell, Assistant Vice President of Student Success, Ramapo College.

Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

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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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: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 10:45 am
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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**NSLS WEBCAST**

An Evening with Sir Richard Branson

Webcast Speaker:  Sir Richard Branson, World-famous humanitarian, activist, adventurer, business icon, and founder of the Virgin Group.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time:
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Participants will get an inside look at how Sir Richard’s never-ending quest to push boundaries, seek new frontiers, and make the world better for future generations has made him a success.  As Founder of the successful Virgin Group, we will also hear about his latest book titled “Finding My Virginity.”

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**NSLS WEBCAST**

"How You Doin’?"

Guest Speaker: Wendy Williams, media-mogul, entrepreneur, talk-show host, performer and best-selling author.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time:
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Host of the Emmy-nominated “The Wendy Williams Show,” New York Times Best-Selling author and National Radio Hall of Fame Inductee, Wendy discusses her inspirational journey as well as her latest ventures into technology and fashion.  Participants will learn about the importance of following your passion.

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Make a Dent in Your Universe

Guest Speaker: Dr. Melinda Weisberg, Assistant Professor, Marist College School of Management.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time:
11:00am  12:15pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Steve Jobs is attributed with the quote, “We’re here to make a dent in the universe.”  This workshop challenges participants to identify their own leadership skills and characteristics, as well as developing a plan to apply them during your time at Marist.  Take this opportunity to collaborate with your peers and embrace the opportunities to make your own significant dent in the Marist Cosmos!

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The Military Decision Making Process for Leaders   

Guest Speaker:  Dave Rogers, Master Sergeant, Retired, ROTC Coordinator, Marist ROTC.

Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Location:
Hancock Center, Room 2023

Whether leading an organization, planning an event, or working in a team, understanding and incorporating a strategic process offers emerging leaders a framework for developing a mission, analyzing it, and selecting the best course of action. Participants will form teams and compete to find the correct solution to a series of logic problems using the Military Decision Making Process. Learning the secrets to this process will help you make ordinary every day decisions in less time and with more confidence.

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Imagine All The People: Cultural Communication in Context 

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

Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 10:45 am
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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The People Value Proposition 

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

Date: 
Monday, October 30, 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

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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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: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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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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: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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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Learning to be Yourself

Guest Speaker:  Brother Sean Sammon, FMS ‘70, Member, Marist College Board of Trustees.

Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

The best leaders are self-aware.  New leaders (and young adults in general) often describe their experience with the “imposter syndrome,” an uneasy feeling that others will discover we simply don’t know all there is to know about what we are doing! This workshop helps participants understand the challenges we all face from our late teens through our early thirties by looking at the following milestones:  forming our identity; developing relationships of friendship and intimacy as well a meaningful spirituality;
identifying a life’s work; and finding trusted guides or mentors who can help us with the process of growth.

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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: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 10:45 am
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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**NSLS FINAL WEBCAST OF THE SEMESTER - NOTE THE WEDNESDAY DATE**

Taking Risks to Live the Dream

Webcast Speaker: Simon Sinek, Author, Leadership Guru, Professor at Columbia University, and Founder of SinekPartners.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time:
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3105

With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Simon Sinek is leading a movement to encourage people to find their “why” and to lead and work from it. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to inspire other individuals and organizations to turn their purpose to action. 

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Leadership Through Difficulty

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

Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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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Leading With Values 

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

Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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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Breaking Through the Single Story

Guest Speaker:  Douglas Sweet, Director Student Affairs Assessment and Planning, University at Albany.  

Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 10:45 am
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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It’s Not Where you Start it’s Where you Finish: A Concluding Conversation with President Emeritus, Dennis J. Murray

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

Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

We opened the semester with President Emeritus, Dennis J. Murray and his thoughts on the definition of leadership.  We conclude the fall series with an interactive session that will help put all we've learned in context and further our understanding of our own leadership potential, with discussion and an open Q & A.

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