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Wurtele Center for Work and Life Workshops

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Upcoming Workshops

Leadership for Rebels9/11/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Leadership for Rebels: A Recipe for Courage and Personal Authority This is a four-part workshop led by Rachel Simmons, Leadership Development Specialist at the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, author of Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl and co-director of the Girls Leadership Institute. In her work, Simmons gives students tools for self-awareness, clear communication and conflict negotiation. The workshops include dinner (and a lot of fun games) and will be limited to 24 students. Four Mondays in Fall - Sept. 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Register here by Sept. 4, 2017 (or email Janelle at jolsen@smith.edu)
 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us!9/11/17CC 103/104Instructor: New host each week!
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 am

Returning in the Fall! Our popular Mindful Mondays series includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. Each week, we host a staff or faculty discussion leader.
 The Art of Small Talk10/25/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 am

Grades and hard work will take you far, but your ability to expand your network through small talk will make a critical, immeasurable difference to your career - and is a vital leadership skill to boot. In this workshop, you'll learn and practice tools for effective small talk, and learn how to convert seemingly random conversations into new connections and opportunities. Co-sponsored with the Lazarus Center for Career Development. With Ice Cream Sundae Bar!!!