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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Special Fundraising Appeal

Dear Leadership San Ramon Valley Alumni, We hope that you and your families are healthy and faring as best as you can during these unprecedented times. We are reaching out today to inform you about how the COVID-19 situation is affecting Leadership SRV and ask for your help in sustaining the program by making a donation.  With the Shelter-in-Place and social distancing requirements, we moved our April Regional Planning class to Zoom and managed to have a good day. Subsequently, we decided to postpone the Cultural Arts session and Graduation, until a time when we can gather in groups of 50-100, hopefully by January and February 2021. In the meantime, with so much uncertainty on the horizon, we have decided to pause the Leadership SRV program for the coming year and will not start a new class in September.  Amid all the COVID-19 concerns we held off launching the Best Class Ever alumni fundraising campaign, but now, with corporate sponsorship opportunities paused too, we need the support of our alumni to raise almost $7,300 to make ends meet for this year.  In addition, we project it will cost near $22,000 to sustain the non-profit organization through June of next year.  Our goal is to cover half of this amount with reserves and half with alumni donations to ensure the long-term viability of this valued program. During the coming year we will work on creating opportunities for alumni interaction, complete the remaining classes for the Class of 2020, and begin recruiting
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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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First-ever Zoom Class

Because of the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place and social distancing requirements, we moved our April Regional Planning class to Zoom and managed to have a good class.  Although we had to planned field trip to Concord and bus tour of the Concord ReUse Project, the project manager Guy Bjerke provided a current update on the project.  We were also able to have the Casa Monte Council meeting role play activity, with public comment from the developers, supporters, and opponents, as well as some excellent and timely discussions about regional planning and cooperation. 
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