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Wurtele Center for Work and Life Workshops

You can sign up for workshops by checking the box next to them below and clicking the Sign Me Up! button at the bottom:

Upcoming Workshops

 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk to Us!10/23/17CC 103/104Instructor: Sarah Harebo
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 am

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's topic: I Still Don't Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up with Sarah Harebo, Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer.workshop image
 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk to Us!11/6/17CC 103/104Instructor: Kate Queeney
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's host: Professor of Chemistry, Kate Queeney. Topic TBDworkshop image



Past Workshops

 Leadership for Rebels9/11/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What's the Worst that Could Happen? Can you live with that? - This is about trying new things, being curious, going where you haven't gone before, facing down something unpredictable. Learn about conflict resolution and communication; standing up for yourself; owning your voice; speaking your truth; working on relationships that matter to you. No registration required but this is a 4-part series hosted by Rachel Simmons and you must attend at least 3 sessions! Free dinner.
 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us!9/11/17CC 103/104Instructor: Benita Jackson
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 am

Back this 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. This Week's Topic: Arriving at Smith? Returning to Smith? Come discuss "Finding your footing" with faculty member Benita Jackson, Associate Professor of Psychology.
 The Art of Small Talk8/16/17CC 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!!!
 Empowered Voices9/19/17Dewey Hall Common RoomInstructor: Office of Disability Services and Jess Bacal
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 am

The Office of Disability Services & Jess Bacal invite you to: Empowered Voices! For writers and thinkers who identify as having disabilities and who are interested in a shared space for telling personal stories, inclusive of intersectional perspectives. Program launch dinner date: Tuesday, September 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM Regular group meetings will continue to be held in Dewey on most Tuesdays from 4 - 6 pmworkshop image
 First Gen Out Loud - Yearlong program9/13/17Instructor:
Time: 6:30 am - 8:30 am

Are you first in your family to attend a four year college in the United States? If so, you can apply for First Gen Out Loud: A Leadership Development Program sponsored by Smith's Wurtele Center & Student Affairs. In this program, you will grow as a person and a leader through writing and talking about yourself and listening to others. You will create a personal WordPress site, and go on an overnight retreat to learn WeVideo and craft a "digital story" You must apply by Sunday, Sept. 10 to take part in this program! Email jbacal@smith.edu for instructions on how to apply or for more info.
 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk to Us!9/18/17CC 103/104Instructor: Matilda Cantwell & Jessica Bacal
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 am

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. This week's topic: "The Myth of "Everyone else is doing fine!" -- Mindful Adjustment to Social Life at Smith. This session will be led by our very own Jess Bacal, Director of the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, and Matilda Cantwell, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life.
 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk to Us!9/25/17CC 103/104Instructor: Mariana Estrella Rivera, AC '16
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's topic: "Thriving at Smith with Strength, Resilience (and a Sense of Humor)." Hosted by Mariana Estrella Rivera, AC '16, Department Coordinator, Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. Co-sponsored by Jessica Bacal, Director of Wurtele Center for Work & Life, and Matilda Cantwell, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. workshop image
 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk to Us!10/16/17CC 103/104Instructor: Michelle Joffroy
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 am

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's topic: One road or many paths? Come discuss "finding your intellectual place" with Michelle Joffroy, Associate Professor of Spanish & Director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies. Free lunch!workshop image
 Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk to Us!10/2/17CC 103/104Instructor: Destiny Wiley-Yancy
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week: Destiny Wiley-Yancy '20, Haven Sandoval '20, Dionna Jenkins '20 help lead a conversation about being First Gen or first in their families to attend college, at Smith. Note that ALL students - not just First-Geners - are encouraged to attend! workshop image