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  • Webinar Series: Insights from the Heights

    Join us for a Webinar!
    Fall - Winter 2019-2020 Series of webinars

    Featuring topics ranging from professional development and Ignatian spirituality to personal growth and faculty research, the webinars are designed to educate, inspire and enlighten members of our Le Moyne College community – alumni, parents, faculty, administrators, staff and students. We hope you tune in to hear from a fellow Dolphin!

    Have an Idea for a Future Webinar?
    If you have an idea for a future webinar or would like to learn more about becoming a presenter, please contact Christine Liggio at or (315) 445-4717. 

    Upcoming Webinars

    Contemplative in Action: Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership
    Thursday, Nov. 7, Noon (EST)


    Presented by Karin Botto, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development and Father David McCallum ‘90, S.J., Vice President of Mission Integration at Le Moyne College

    A common term in Jesuit circles is being contemplative in action where one holds a reflective stance while being engaged in the world. Given today’s fast-paced environment, it can be challenging for leaders at all levels to find time and space to be reflective.
    Mindfulness is the ability to be present with the people and situations as they unfold in the moment. Distracted leaders waste time, money and engagement of others by their inability to be present. Mindfulness is a strategic imperative in today’s workplace.
    Join Karin Botto, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development and Father David McCallum ‘90, S.J., Vice President of Mission Integration at Le Moyne College in this webcast conversation as they share insights and ideas on incorporating mindfulness into your leadership.


    Professional Social Media & Building Your Personal Brand
    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:30 p.m. (EST)


    It used to just be those of us in marketing that needed to be active on social media, but now we see success stories every day from people in all professions and walks of life.

    Why? It’s simple. As people lose trust in “brands,” they’ve gained confidence in people. Regardless of your profession, people connect with people. They want honest, genuine, human experiences. So, even more important than simply having a LinkedIn or Twitter profile, is having a personal brand.

    In this presentation, we will cover setting up your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, best-practices for engaging your network, inspiring content creators to follow, and an interactive worksheet on how to create your personal brand.

    About the Presenter:
    Claire Kennedy ’14 is the Social Media Marketing Manager at Forrester (SiriusDecisions product line). She manages organic social media and built a best-in-class social media enablement and advocacy program within SiriusDecisions.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in Communications and Music from Le Moyne College as well as a certificate in Advanced Social Media Strategy from Syracuse University Newhouse.

    Connect with Claire on LinkedIn
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    Stress: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it
    Thursday, Sept. 26, 12:30 p.m. (EST)


    Today's fast-paced and demanding world can create unhealthy levels of stress at all stages of life. Pressures from outside causing tensions inside can wreak havoc on our minds and bodies. Join members of Le Moyne College's Wellness Center for Health and Counseling for an informative conversation that can help you recognize good stress from bad, and techniques to manage all of it!

    Presenters (Le Moyne College's Wellness Center for Health and Counseling):
    Maria Randazzo '81, MA, LMHC, CASAC, CPP, Director of the Wellness Center for Health & Counseling/Substance Abuse Specialist; Abbey Warner, LMSW, Staff Therapist; and Michelle Scott, MSW, LCSW-R, Clinical Director (Le Moyne College Wellness Center for Health & Counseling)

    About the Presenters:
    Maria C. Randazzo '81, MA, LMHC,CASAC,CPP, Director of Wellness Center for Health & Counseling/Substance Abuse Specialist, Le Moyne Wellness Center for Health & Counseling

    Maria Randazzo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Credentialed Prevention Professional with over 25 years of experience in college mental health. In addition, she is a certified Fitness Instructor in the Syracuse community.

    Abbey Warner, LMSW, Staff Therapist, Le Moyne Wellness Center for Health & Counseling

    Abbey Warner is a Licensed Masters' Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in college mental health in various higher ed settings and has an expertise in helping students manage their anxiety and depression.

    Michelle Scott, MSW, LCSW-R, Clinical Director, Le Moyne Wellness Center for Health & Counseling

    Michelle Scott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in college mental health as well as 16 years of clinical social work with adults, children and adolescents, and couples and families. In addition, Scott  oversees the training program for graduate level interns in Le Moyne's Health and Wellness Center. 

    Move Over Millennials:  iGen Has Arrived! 
    Thursday, March 21, Noon (EST)
    Mitchell Hall, Room 202 (Participants are welcome to attend the live broadcast)
    Renée Downey Hart, Ph.D, Professor of Practice at the Madden School of Business


    We knew it wouldn’t last. Those Millennials who brought us digital everything have grown up, and are nearing 40. They have taken their places in our world in leadership and management, and have proven all the tech we thought was distracting was actually a tool to change the world.

    And here we go again. Generation Z – a.k.a. iGen – has arrived. Born around 2000, they are true digital natives, raised in an instant everything world. Constantly connected, they are emerging from their helicopter parents as technologically capable and interpersonally savvy, with a ‘do it yourself' mindset, and so much more. 

    Join Dr. Renée Downey Hart from the Madden School of Business as she introduces you to early research on our next generation, and what we can expect as employers, parents and colleagues. 

    About Dr. Renée Downey Hart
    Renée Downey Hart, Ph.D is Professor of Practice at the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College. Prior to joining the faculty nine years ago, she was a partner in the firm of Eagle Consultants in Syracuse, an international organizational development firm based in Syracuse. She has been praised for her interactive style and ability to bring research into reality. Her years of consulting from the Silicon Valley to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt (and parenting four children) offer her wonderful vantage points from which to explore this exciting topic. 

    The Strength of Weak Ties: How Networking Can Build Professional Success
    Wednesday, Feb. 20 | Noon (EST)
    Reilley Room, Reilly Hall (participants are welcome to attend the live broadcast)
    Michael Sgro '97, Business Owner and Leadership Coach


    Networking is not job searching. It’s the art of acquiring a lifetime of professional relationships, jobs and success. Intrigued? Join a master class in networking best practices and strategies with Michael Sgro '97, Business Owner and Leadership Coach. We will dispel the myths about introverts and extroverts, as well as how to effectively navigate your future career, engage in professional development and develop leads in your current business.

    About Michael Sgro
    Michael D. Sgro '97 is a business owner, a certified coach, an advocate, a college success expert and empathic leader. He coaches professionals around the country to improve their overall effectiveness, leadership skills, career readiness, digital savvy and so much more. Michael's vision for himself is to help people achieve their potential through networking, technology and community building.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Le Moyne College, a certificate in business coaching from the Professional Business Coaches Alliance of North America, a certificate in project management from the American Management Association, is a sponsor of Believe in Syracuse, and a member of CenterState CEO. Click here to read Michael's full bio. 

    Finding God in All Things: Ignatian Spirituality and Your Daily Life
    Wednesday, Jan. 23 | Noon (EST)
    David McCallum '90, S.J., Vice President for Mission Integration & Development and Karin Botto, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Organization Development


    Join Fr. David McCallum '90, S.J. and Karin Botto in this webcast conversation about the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and why it is so relevant to our busy, often challenging daily lives. Where and how do we find God in our day-to-day experience? Will be How do we discern our purpose? How do we make good choices? Join us for this conversation to explore Ignatian spirituality in a modern context.

    About David McCallum, S.J.

    David McCallum '90, S.J., Ed.D is a Jesuit priest who serves as the Vice President for Mission Integration and Development at Le Moyne College. He is an assistant professor of Management and Leadership, and served as both the interim dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne, and the interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Le Moyne. His education includes a B.A. in English with Integral Honors from Le Moyne College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, an M.Div. and a Pontifical License in Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. Fr. McCallum serves as a facilitator for non-profit and educational strategic planning, provides developmentally informed coaching, and delivers leadership development programs and spiritual retreats internationally. He helped to found the Jesuit Collaborative and the Contemplative Leaders In Action programs for the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus. He also helped to found and lead the Mission Integration Institute at the University of San Diego. His research interests include adult learning and development, group relations, leadership and organizational development, collaborative developmental action research, mission integration, and spiritual maturation. 

    About Karin Botto

    Karin Botto serves as the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources & Organization Development at Le Moyne College. In that role, she is responsible for providing leadership in recruiting and on boarding, performance management, wellness, employee relations, benefits and compensation, labor relations and professional development. Prior to this role, she worked at Saint Joseph’s University for nineteen years. Her most recent role was the Executive Director of Organization Development & Ignatian Leadership where she was responsible for leadership development of faculty and administrators through the SJU Ignatian Leadership Program. She co-developed a model of Ignatian Leadership which was published in the Journal of Jesuit Business Education in June 2015 and featured annually at AJCU’s Jesuit Leadership Seminar from 2014-2017. She also co-authored a chapter of Success After Tenure released in November 2018 by Stylus Publishing. 

    Karin holds a Masters of Science in Training & Organization Development and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership at Creighton University. Her areas of focus include leadership development, group dynamics, coaching and mentoring, management training and Igantian Spirituality. She is certified to use the Emotional & Social Competency Inventory through The Hay Group and Benchmark’s 360 Assessment Suite through The Center for Creative Leadership.

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