Graduate Speaker Series #7 @ Zoom
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 provide a summary of what has been learned about the virus and what is new with regard to the variants and vaccination.

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LSRV Board Meeting @ Zoom
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Graduate Speaker Series #8 @ Zoom
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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..

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Upon registration, you will receive a unique link to join the Zoom.

LSRV Board Meeting @ Zoom
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Graduate Speaker Series #9 @ Zoom
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Personal Observations on Community Leadership Traits”

To wrap up this year’s Graduate Speaker Series, we’ve asked retired Mayor and Leadership SRV Director Bill Clarkson to provide a reflection on what he has observed while serving in local public office about the traits of effective community leadership and the importance of developing future community leaders.

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LSRV Board Annual Meeting @ SRV Fire Protection District Board Room
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class of 2022 Orientation @ Forest Home Farm
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Alumni and Board members mix and mingle with the newest class of LSRV participants.  The orientation kicks off with introductions and testimonials from alumni.  Light refreshments served.  All alumni and new class invited.

Chairs:  Henry Perezalonso

Foundations of Leadership Day @ Oak Hill Park Community Center, Ballroom
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Successful communities require the stewardship of broad-minded, well-educated, forward-thinking individuals acting in unity to promote the cumulative interests of a greater goal. Because leadership starts at the individual level, the “Foundations of Leadership” day kicks off the program with understanding each participant’s strengths identified using the Clifton StrengthFinder assessment.

The day also includes an historical perspective of the San Ramon Valley and a review of the unified vision that was created by previous community leaders. Intermixed throughout the day are opportunities for developing relationships with other program participants and building the foundations for a strong sense of team and group identity.

Day Chairs:  Kathy Chiverton, (Lead), David Behring, Henry Perezalonso

Leadership Retreat @ Amador Rancho Community Center/ Rancho San Ramon Park - Bella Vista Room
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The retreat is an opportunity for class members to get to know one another on a more personal level and beyond the traditional boundaries of communication. Team building exercises focus on fundamental team development skills, empowerment, and the creation of synergy and trust among the class participants.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Day Chairs:  Henry Perezalonzo (lead), Randall Diamond, Christopher George



Healthy Community Day @ San Ramon Regional Medical Center, South Building Conference Room
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The goal of this session is to explore some of the serious issues facing families, children and the elderly in the San Ramon Valley. Through the fieldwork and class discussions, the program participants will discover what resources are available to address these issues, as well as identify how to access these resources. It is also a day in which volunteer opportunities with non-profit human services providers are discussed.

Day Chairs: Ann Lucena (lead), David Behring, Sumita Bhandari, and Kathy Chiverton