Posts by Rachel Hurd

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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Announcing our new Graduate Speaker Series

Dear Leadership San Ramon Valley Alumni, As a graduate of Leadership San Ramon Valley, you are part of a select community. Your experience has equipped you with knowledge and connections that are so valuable. Due to County Health guidance for public safety, LSRV will not have a class for the 2020-2021 year. While disappointing, the pause has created an opportunity for you and your fellow alumni. We’re excited to announce the LSRV Graduate Series. You are invited to come connect, learn, and grow through exclusive monthly access to important community leaders who are navigating our community’s most pressing issues. You’ll find topics such as local COVID response, safe school openings, and equity and social justice covered by experts such as Chevron’s Chief Diversity Officer, the new SRVUSD Superintendent, and more. There’s no cost to participate and these will be scheduled via Zoom, around the lunch hour when possible, so that you can easily build upon your LSRV experience during these unprecedented times. The first session is on Thursday, September 10th12:00 – 1:00 PMon ZoomTopic:  How to talk about race and translate the conversation to action in your organizationwith Lee JourdanChevron’s Chief Diversity Officer Register in AdvanceUpon registration, you will receive a unique link to join the Zoom. As we continue to plan the series and identify speakers, your input would be immensely appreciated! This short, 3-minute survey, will allow you to guide the topics we pursue and provide any other ideas you think should be considered.  The pandemic has created myriad
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Cultural Arts & Graduation Class Sessions Postponed

The final two class sessions of this year’s program – Cultural Arts and Graduation – have been postponed until a time when we can again congregate in groups of 50-100 people, hopefully early in 2021.  A silver lining is that the Class of 2020 will have more time to complete their exciting class project.
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