Graduate Speaker Series: April Session

Tuesday, April 20, 202112:00 – 1:00 PM, on Zoom. “Mental Health Post Pandemic and Re-turning to What Matters Most” As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and we are asked to return to “normal” life, it is natural to experience feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and increased stress. What is “normal” and how might we return in a way that fosters mental health and cultivates meaning and growth for our family members, co-workers, and employees? Nitsa Dimitrakos, Ph.D., member of the class of 2015, and Clinical Director of Discovery Counseling Center, will address these critical questions and present on how to best support those around us as we dare to explore and then re-turn to what matters most. 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 March Speaker Session Recording, is available to view

A year after CA went into lockdown, Patrick Joseph, M.D., Chair of Infection Control at San Ramon Regional Medical Center presents “What we know now about COVID-19,” including how the vaccines work and what is known at this time about variants, how well vaccines protect against variants, and what people who are vaccinated can safely do. This is a timely topic as public agencies, organizations, and businesses are contending with the complexity of new information and guidance as they work on how to safely reopen and begin returning to normal life.
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Graduate Speaker Series: March Session

Thursday, March 18, 202112:00 – 1:00 PM, on Zoom. “What we know now about COVID-19” Now that we are a year into the pandemic and people are being vaccinated, this is a timely topic as public agencies, organizations, and businesses contend with the complexity of new information and guidance as they work on how to safely reopen and begin returning to normal life. Patrick Joseph, M.D., Chair of Infection Control at San Ramon Regional Medical Center will present  What we know now about COVID-19. 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 February Speaker Session Recording, is available to view

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, we learned about the nuances of diversity, the multiple faces bias, and the role of emotions in building a culture of inclusion and belonging.
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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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