How to Keep Your Best Employees

4 08 2015

Ipeople cut outs thought this article had some good points, whether you are the employer/manager or looking for an employer who supports your desire to be your best.  These come from comments by Sarah Kauss, CEO of S’well, in an interview in Fortune magazine, which are worth reading in full.



Some points:

  • Foster clear career paths
  • Nurture connections and relationships
  • Define and encourage deeper purpose
  • Inspire employees to be their best selves

What do you think?  Do these resonate with your own experiences?  As leader or individual contributor, what can you do in your workplace to foster each of these points?


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Avoiding Conflict? Tips for Managers

20 07 2015

conflictI liked this article, as the author admits to being part of a “secret society” of people who like to avoid conflict.  The majority of people I know are the same way, which can be pleasant, but in the workplace it can also lead to simmering tensions and diminished engagement.  This article suggests some ways to address that, both as an individual contributor and as a leader.

Interesting and worth trying!  If you have any success trying these (or if you tried and they didn’t work at all!) please comment.  Your experience and insights bring such theory to life.

To read the whole article, click here.

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Guy Kawasaki on Campus July 23

17 07 2015

Guy KGuy Kawasaki is the “Chief evangelist” of Canva, an online, graphics-design service.  He is also a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation and Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  He is the author of “The Art of the Start, 2.0;” “The Art of Social Media;” “Enchantment;” and ten other books.

He will be speaking on “The Art of the Start: Turning Ideas into High-Growth Businesses” on Thursday, July 23 from 6-7PM in the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Library on campus.

Open to the public; free admission!


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Workplace Coaching: August 8

16 07 2015

coachingDo you need a half-unit class?  Alicia Santamaria will be offering Workplace Coaching on Saturday, August 8.  As a half-unit class, it meets just for one day, from 9-5.

Alicia is a wonderful instructor and you are sure to learn a lot while enjoying an interesting day.

If interested, see your adviser!

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Welcome to Summer Term II!

6 07 2015

doorWelcome to the second term of summer classes!  We hope that you had a safe and fun July 4 weekend.

Our Wednesday Mission College class will meet in the same location – the President’s conference room.  Your instructor is new to that classroom, so please show him around.  You’ll welcome two new students to the class, too.  Have fun!

The Tuesday Human Services class with Ralph Barsi will be in Cuvilly 7.  Cuvilly is freshly remodeled; enjoy!

The Thursday Managing EAPs class with Ralph Barsi will be in Cuvilly 1.

For other classes that begin this week, check your course schedule on The Portal or check in with us in Tabard.  We’re glad to show you where to go and it is always nice to see you.


Mental Health Policy Blog: Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

22 06 2015

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Below is a link to San Mateo County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Blog, which is a forum for discussing policies and issues related to mental health and substance use in our area. See also their current campaign, “Be the One,” for individuals committing to fight the stigma around mental illness. Good resources for those interested in the field of mental health!

Courtesy of Jessica DiVento, NDNU Counseling Services 
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Latino Board Leadership Academy Announcement

10 06 2015

Hispanic FoundationHave you ever considered serving on the Board of Directors for a nonprofit?  If yes, you need to apply for the Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA).  In May, 2015, the Hispanic Foundation graduated the fifth academy and over four years has graduated over 200 fellows, 75% of whom have been appointed to various boards.

In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits; CompassPoint; Notre Dame de Namur University ; and the  University of Phoenix; our Foundation is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our first Latino Board Leadership Academy to be held in San Mateo County.

The LBLA is a comprehensive program designed to recruit, train, and assist in placing Latinos on nonprofit boards whose missions best match their personal interests.

Please click here for an application and full description of the LBLA.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. (PST) Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone you think might be interested in applying for the San Mateo County LBLA program.




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