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IAP 2008 Activities by Category

Leadership Skills

Alumni Affairs for FSILGs
Katie Casey, Robert Ferrara '67
Mon Jan 28, 06:30-08:30pm, PDR 1&2, W20

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 28-Jan-2008
Limited to 60 participants.
Single session event

This purpose of this course is to share ideas and best practices among FSILG student and alumni members in developing their alumni networks. Attendees (both undergrads and alums) are encouraged to bring samples of what their own chapters use to develop alumni networks and keep alumni connected, as well as any challenges they have faced in creating or maintaining active alumni networks. The Alumni Association has collected a series of communication, event planning, and fundraising items into an “FSILG toolkit”, which will be covered as well. Excellence in alumni relations is recognized by the D. Reid Weedon' 41 Award. There will be a short presentation of what went into the applications of winning chapters for the past few years.

Please register so enough pizza and refreshments are ordered. Alumni and undergraduates invited.
Web: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/user/Register.dyn?eventID=17705&groupID=194
Contact: Katie Casey, W59-212, x2-3372, kcasey@mit.edu
Sponsor: Alumni Association

Basic Mediation Skills Workshop - 32 hour training
Ruthy Kohorn Rosenberg
Mon Jan 14, Wed Jan 16, 12-06:00pm, tba
Fri Jan 18, 08:30am-12:30pm, tba
Mon Jan 28, Wed Jan 30, 12-06:00pm, tba
Thu Jan 31, 09am-05:00pm, tba

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 07-Jan-2008
Limited to 24 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: none
Fee: 100.00 for Fees are for non-students and are for materials

This workshop develops mediation skills and teaches the phases and principles of facilitative mediation. The workshop has a heavy emphasis on exercises, role plays and structured debriefings. Topics covered include: conflict, active listening, the mediator's role and toolbox, negotiation, ethics, and cross-cultural issues. At the conclusion of the workshop participants who have attended the entire workshop will receive a certification of completion of 32 hours of basic mediation training. Chapter 233: Section 23C of the General Laws of Massachusetts requires a mediator to have 30 hours of training (in addition to other requirements) in order to be covered by mediator confidentiality rules in Massachusetts
Web: http://web.mit.edu/mediation/resources.html
Contact: Ruthy Kohorn Rosenberg, W20-507, x8-8423, ruthyk@mit.edu
Sponsor: Office of Student Mediation and Community Service

Business & Financial Management 101
Stan Wulf '65, William A. Heitin, Managing Director, MIT Investment Mgmt,
Tue Jan 29, Wed Jan 30, 09:30am-02:00pm, 35-225

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 11-Jan-2008
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

This two-day course provides solid fundamentals of good accounting practice and business practices for nonprofit organizations, like our chapters. Students will learn (i) the fundamentals of accounting, (ii) the basic requirements of state and federal taxes, and (iii) the resources available from the IRDF and MIT's Resource Development Office, all tailored to the needs of FSILGs.

This course is open to all members of the MIT community, but is especially relevant to FSILGs.
Web: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/register-login.vhtml?eventID=17704&groupID=194
Contact: Katie Casey, W59-212, x2-3372, kcasey@mit.edu
Sponsor: Alumni Association

Effective Officer Transitions
Kaya Miller, Larry Colagiovanni
Fri Jan 25, 12-02:00pm, W20 Mezzanine Lounge

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 24-Jan-2008
Single session event

Effective officer transitions are essential in setting and achieving goals and objectives for your FSILG. This workshop will outline an officer transition timeline and best practices, plus give participants a chance to begin the process. Outgoing and incoming officers will benefit from setting this time to share ideas and pass off projects. All student leaders are welcome.
Contact: Kaya Miller
Sponsor: FSILG Office

House Manager 101
Peter Cooper '70, Jay Flynn, Jack Narcotta, Department of Facilities, Paul Hajian'80
Thu Jan 31, 09:30am-02:00pm, 4-231

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Single session event

This course focuses on property management tailored to the needs of FSILGs. Subjects include a review of the Safety, Licensing and Inspection (SLI) program, discussions of the multiple building systems in a chapter house: how they work, fail, are repaired, maintained, and when and how to hire a contractor. Many services are available directly through the FSILG Cooperative, Inc. A House Manager’s Manual is also distributed and used in the course.

This course is open to all members of the MIT community, but is especially relevant to FSILGs.

Lunch included, provided by AILG.
Please register via the link below.
Web: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/register-login.vhtml?eventID=17703&groupID=194
Contact: Katie Casey, W59-212, x2-3372, kcasey@mit.edu
Sponsor: Alumni Association

IT/Telecomm 101
Stuart Peloquin, Ash Dyer '05, Scott Klemm, Robert Ferrara'67
Thu Jan 31, 02:15-04:00pm, 4-231

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Single session event

The purpose of this course is to review options, costs, and best practices for installing and supporting a chapter’s electronic infrastructure – wired & wireless networks, cable TV, telephone, VOIP, and getting the most out of our fiber optic connections to MIT. AILG alumni volunteers and MIT subject experts will discuss each of these areas in turn.

This course is open to all members of the MIT community, but is especially relevant to FSILGs.

Please register via the link below.
Web: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/register-login.vhtml?eventID=17702&groupID=194
Contact: Katie Casey, W59-212, x2-3372, kcasey@mit.edu
Sponsor: Alumni Association

LeaderShape 2008
Tracy Purinton
Fri Jan 18, 01-10:00pm, off-campus
Sat Jan 19 thru Mon Jan 21, 08am-10:00pm, off-campus
Tue Jan 22, 08am-09:00pm, off-campus
Wed Jan 23, 08am-02:00pm, off-campus

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 70 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

MIT LeaderShape is an intensive six-day leadership-development and community-building experience. Throughout the program, students develop skills in problem solving, professional ethics, decision-making, dealing with uncertainty, working within a diverse community, and interpersonal communication. The program includes a variety of topics and activities, including action planning, team building, group decision-making, and conflict resolution. Sustained faculty-student interaction is central to the experience.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/leadershape/
Contact: Tracy Purinton, W20-507, x3-7911, purinton@mit.edu
Sponsor: Student Development

Living an Extraordinary Life
David Mindell, Lauren Zander
Tue Jan 29, Wed Jan 30, Thu Jan 31, 01-04:00pm, E51-335

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 16-Jan-2008
Limited to 70 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Geared for juniors, seniors and graduate students.

The course provides an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life, on your own terms. This class deeply addresses what it takes to succeed, and to be proud of your life and happy in it. It is led by Lauren Zander, head of the Handel Group, a successful executive coaching firm in New York City, and Prof. David Mindell, Director of STS. You will tackle career satisfaction, money, your body, vices, and your relationship to yourself. Address your own life and how you live it and learn from it. An inquisitive nature and willingness to face the truth are required. It will require a certain amount of homework and commitment on the part of the students. For information or to sign up, contact Lisa Chaney at lchaney@mit.edu.
Contact: Lisa Chaney, E51-185, (646) 309-0687, lchaney@mit.edu
Sponsor: Science,Technology & Society

Retreat Planning Workshop
Lauren Wojtkun, Marlena Martinez
Wed Jan 16, 12-02:00pm, W20 West Lounge

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 14-Jan-2008
Single session event

Are you a member of a living group with an upcoming chapter or house retreat? Are you struggling with ways to make your event meaningful for your members and helpful for your group’s goals? If so, then this retreat planning workshop may be for you! This session is geared towards members of FSILGs and dorms who are planning retreats for their chapters and executive boards. We will cover topics such as creating an agenda, small group exercises, team building, and goal setting. Participants will leave with concrete ideas for planning a worthwhile event that is beneficial to current members and the future of the organization, and a working knowledge of resources in the FSILG Office and around campus. Applicable to new and returning officers and members. Don’t miss it!
Contact: Lauren Wojtkun, W20 549, x8-5490, laurenw@mit.edu
Sponsor: FSILG Office

Strategic Planning for your Student Organization
Paul Spangle, Jed Wartman
Mon Jan 14, 03-05:00pm, 4-231

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 57 participants.
Single session event

Who are we? Where do we want to be? How do we get there? These three questions will be addressed as we take a careful look at strategic planning and its role in developing a student group from a small club of dedicated students to a successful, consistently functioning organization. This session is for anyone who is a current or aspiring member of a student organization at MIT.
Contact: Paul Spangle, W20-549, x3-7605, pspangle@mit.edu
Sponsor: Student Activities Office

Uncovering the Inner Qualities of Leadership in You
Partha Ghosh, '77
Thu Jan 10, Fri Jan 11, Mon Jan 14, Tue Jan 15, Wed Jan 16, 09:30am-12:00pm, E51-325

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 80 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

The program builds on Partha Ghosh's personal experience of leading and working with Corporate, Political, and Government leaders across cultures in more than dozen nations. It is based on a fundamental premise that irrespective of the background an individual represents, s/he has the innate leadership qualities which could be cultivated.

The course, building on the analyses of a full spectrum of leaders from Socrates to Andrew Carnegie, from Mother Teresa to Martin Luther King, will help the participants to identify the essential underlying qualities in a leader and then identify their own inner potentials of the "self" for the good of the greater society.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/psgleadership/index.htm
Contact: Tracy Purinton, W20-507, x3-7911, purinton@mit.edu
Sponsor: Student Development


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