The Hiatt Center Institute: 2017-18 Upper School workshops

Students may attend any workshop that interests them. Most workshops are embedded into the student’s daily schedule except for a few which will be from 8-9 am on Mondays.  If a student attends six or more workshops throughout the year, they will be awarded a Hiatt Center Institute Certificate of Completion. Students will be sent more information about each workshop along with a registration link where they can sign up to attend. These emails are sent from

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Beaver: Involvement, Engagement, Leadership

Hear from a panel of students on how they initially got involved and eventually became leaders at school
Monday, September 25, 2017
Facilitated by: Beaver leaders

Advanced Facilitation Skills

Learn how to facilitate productive meetings that set your group up for success
Friday, September 29, 2017, 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Facilitated by: Joe Christy, Liz Latour, and students in collaboration with their summer programs

Emotional Intelligence

Define the role emotional intelligence plays in leadership and create a personal action plan
Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Latour and Michelle Wildes

Inside, Outside

Explore how you see yourself and how others may see you
Friday, November 3, 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Latour, Joe Christy, and students

Resume Workshop

Tell your story through a resume that you can use for summer job and volunteer experiences
Monday, January 29 8-9 a.m. and Friday, February 2, 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Hiatt Center Staff + Beaver’s College Counselors

Brand Yo’ Self

Use social media to best represent yourself and take action against stereotypes
Date: Monday, February 5, 8-9 a.m.
Facilitated by: Lisa Trask and Bianca Weiland

Student-led Community Events

Student leaders work with the Director of Hiatt Center and Director of Engagement and Inclusion to create a series of unique events and workshops for the Upper School. They are designed to affirm identity, build community, cultivate leadership, and explore social justice topics. Past events and workshop topics include: communication for social change, the meaning of feminism, understanding privilege, and more.
Date: Friday, February 16, Friday, March 9, Friday, April 20, Friday, May 25, 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Latour, Michelle Wildes, and 12th grade students

Plan for Success

Create a strategic plan for your Club while working on your Club application; required for Club leaders
Date: Thursday, May 17, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. and 2:25-2:55 p.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Skinner and Michelle Wildes

Hiatt Summer Fellowship Training

Prepare to impact your community this summer; required for Hiatt Summer Fellows
Date: Monday, June 4, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Facilitated by: Liz Skinner and Michelle Wildes


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