Posts by Rachel Hurd

Announcing the 2021 Best Class Ever alumni giving contest…

LSRV is excited to announce the 2021 Best Class Ever alumni fundraising contest! Whether your contribution is $10 or $100, the class with the most participants wins the trophy. As a graduate of Leadership San Ramon Valley, you are aware that each day the lives of the residents of the San Ramon Valley are positively impacted by graduates like yourself. From educators to business leaders, to public servants, to non-profit directors, and to community board members/volunteers, Leadership San Ramon Valley alumni are involved in making this valley a special place to live and work. We “paused” the program for the pandemic and have just completed the remaining classes for the Class of 2020-2021.  To engage our alumni and to continue to provide value during the pandemic, we launched the Graduate Speaker Series, providing a monthly opportunity to get together on Zoom to hear community leaders and alumni discuss interesting and relevant topics.  We are counting on this year’s Best Class Ever alumni fundraising contest to help us cover our “bare bones” expenses for this year. If you answered our call for support since last spring, your donation will be counted toward this Best Class Ever contest; and if you wish to donate again, we will gladly accept it.  We are ordering hats embroidered with the LSRV logo.  Anyone who donates $100 or more will receive a hat as a thank you. Your contribution is critical to our continued mission to build a strong community through leadership and civic engagement in the
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Graduate Speaker Series: February Session

Tuesday, February 16, 202112:00 – 1:00 PM, on Zoom. “Leading with a Diversity Mindset” As leaders, understanding diversity has become imperative in the workplace and volunteer organizations in which we serve.  In this presentation, Janet Miller Evans, LSRV Class of 2006 and Founder and CEO of Entevos will explore with us the nuances of diversity, the multiple faces bias, and the role of emotions in building a culture of inclusion and belonging. Register in AdvanceUpon registration, you will receive a unique link to join the Zoom at the email address you registered with.
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The December Speaker Session Recording, is available to view.

Dominique Yancey gave an insightful and inspiring presentation on New Beginnings. She connected her presentation to her recent retirement and relocation to a new state and the importance of preparing oneself emotionally, in addition to financially, for retirement. While we may not all be at that stage of life, her remarks were relatable to all kinds of new beginnings. Her key points were: You are taking you You’ve done this before Be courageous and vulnerable Develop a post-retirement identity – create structure for your day and meaning for your life Build relationships Cut yourself some slack
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Graduate Speaker Series: January Session

Tuesday, January 19, 202112:00 – 1:00 PMon Zoom How and Why to Have Work/Life Balance with Lee Light, Principal of BenevolMind, Discovery Counseling Center of the San Ramon Valley Director and Member of the Class of 2020/21 Register in AdvanceUpon registration, you will receive a unique link to join the Zoom at the email address you registered with.
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Graduate Speaker Series: November Session

Tuesday, November 17, 202012:00 – 1:00 PMon Zoom Turning Intention into Action: Mobilizing Community Connections During this Time of Need Facilitated by: Terry Koehne and Randall Diamond Register in AdvanceUpon registration, you will receive a unique link to join the Zoom at the email address you registered with.
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Dr. John Malloy’s October presentation is available

Dr. John Malloy, San Ramon Valley Unified School District Superintendent, discusses the challenges of planning for the safe reopening of schools for those who which to return to in-person learning and continuing to provide high quality remote learning for those who prefer that environment. He also shares the leadership skills he has used most during his first three months in the district.
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