The Hiatt Center Institute: 2016-17 Upper School workshops

Students may attend any workshop that interests them. If a student attends six or more workshops throughout the year, they will be awarded a Hiatt Center Institute Certificate of Completion. All Upper School workshops are held during community meeting time or on Mondays from 8 to 9 a.m.

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Workshop #1 – Beaver: Involvement, Engagement, Leadership

Hear from a panel of Beaver club leaders
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 10:10-10:40 a.m.
Facilitated by: Beaver leaders


Workshop #2 – Plan for Success: A Club Leader Workshop*

Create a strategic plan for your club while working on your club application
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m. & 3:00-3:25 p.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Skinner, Michelle Wildes, and 12th grade students
*mandatory for all potential club leaders before they apply for a club


Workshop #3 – Facilitating Conversations About Identity

Learn how to encourage conversations about identity while creating a safe, welcoming space for others.
Friday, September 16, 2016, 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Facilitated by: Joe Christy, Liz Skinner, and students in collaboration with their summer programs


Workshop #4 – ‘I Am’ Activity

Engage in a guided conversation about identity, where you’ll be asked to complete the sentence, “I am …”
Friday, October 7, 2016, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Facilitated by: Joe Christy and Liz Skinner


Workshop #5 – What Do Successful Leaders Have in Common?

Complete an “emotional intelligence” assessment, and learn how this trait – which research says is the most common among top prolific leaders – can affect your leadership style.
Monday, November 7, 2016, 8-9 a.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Skinner


Workshop #6 – Hiatt/Student Engagement Workshop

Friday, February 10, 2017, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Facilitated by: Joe Christy, Liz Skinner, and student leaders


Workshop #7 – Leadership 101: A Resume Reflecting the Best You

Plan ahead for summer jobs and volunteer positions that require a resume.
Monday, February 13, 2017, 8-9 a.m.
Facilitated by: Special Guest


Workshop #8 – Hiatt / Student Engagement Workshop

Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Facilitated by: Joe Christy, Liz Skinner, and student leaders


Workshop #9 – Brand Yo’ Self

Find out how to use social media effectively to create your portfolio and build your personal brand.
Monday, May 8, 2017, 8-9 a.m.
Facilitated by: Lisa Trask and Bianca Weiland


Workshop #10 – Hiatt Summer Fellowship Training**

Make an impact on your community this summer.
Monday, June 5, 2017 8-9 a.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Skinner and Michelle Wildes
**This workshop is required for all Hiatt Summer Fellows.


Questions? Email The Hiatt Center.

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