Graduate Speaker Series

Graduates and current class members 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. There’s no cost to participate and these will be scheduled via Zoom, around the lunch hour when possible, to make it easy to build upon the LSRV experience during the unprecedented time of the COVID pandemic.

Session 8: Recording: Mental Health Post Covid-19 and Re-turning to What Matters Most, presented by Nitsa Dimitrakos, Ph.D., member of the class of 2015, and Clinical Director of Discovery Counseling Center. 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?

Session 7: Recording: What we know now about COVID-19, presented by Patrick Joseph, M.D., Chair of Infection Control at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. 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.

Session 6: Recording: Leading with a Diversity Mindset, presented by Janet Miller Evans, LSRV Class of 2006 and Founder and CEO of Entevos, will explore the nuances of diversity, the multiple faces bias, and the role of emotions in building a culture of inclusion and belonging.

Session 5: Recording: How and Why to Have Work/Life Balance, presented by Lee Light, member of the Class of 2020/21 and principal of BenevolMind.

Session 4: Audio Recording: Dominique Yancey talks about new beginnings. (Note this session was inadvertently recorded in gallery view, so it might be better to just listen to it.

Session 3 Recording: Turning Intention into Action: Mobilizing Community Connections During this Time of Need, facilitated by Terry Koehne and Randall Diamond.

Session 2 Recording: Dr. John Malloy, Superintendent of SRVUSD talks with us about the challenges of planning for reopening local schools for in-person hybrid learning and continuing with remote learning , as well as the leadership skills he has used most during his 3-month transition to our community.

Session 1 Recording: Lee Jourdan, Chief Diversity Officer for Chevron Corporation talks with us about how to talk about race and translate the conversation to action in your organization.