Program Components

Coaching

Life coaches ask key questions to help us answer our own questions and solve our own challenges. As part of your leadership development, we are fortunate to partner with Newfield Network, which is an ontological-based coaching educational program. Each Geiman Fellow is provided the opportunity to engage in at least six 30-minute pro bono coaching sessions.

Service Learning Project

According to Learn and Service America, National Service Clearinghouse, “Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” As you likely know, service learning also provides opportunities for strengthening your résumé and garnering skills and experiences that might be hard to otherwise gain. Primarily supported by Brooke and Annie, Geiman Fellows will engage in a year-long service-learning project.

Networking

You will gain networking skills through the following opportunities:

  • Attending guest speaker presentations
  • Engaging in voluntary one-on-one or small groups sessions with special guests
  • Building rapport and engaging in both small talk and meaningful conversations with diverse people over dinners, including community members, faculty and staff, fellow students and special guests.

Example Workshops

Critical Element of AGILITY

The critical element of AGILITY in life and business: Sometimes what appears to be a simple project - purchasing open space and building an art studio, for example, can turn into a two year effort to design and build an entirely new structure with multiple uses. Keeping the original goal in mind is key when facing seemingly constant zoning changes, leveraging financing ingenuity, and compromising and collaborating with multiple stakeholders to settle on a design that is unique and also affordable. This workshop will employ Dave’s Denver Art Building Project as a case study to investigate the critical role agility plays in making progress.

Becoming a Mentor

Analyze questions of what it takes to be a mentor and what different types of mentors there are. Learn how to provide guidance and how to help others overcome challenges. Figure out how to connect with mentors and mentees and what that will mean for you now and in your future personal and professional life.

Emotional Intelligence

In today’s marketplace, Emotional Intelligence is seen as important–if not more so–than intellectual intelligence and technical experience. "Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth." - Mayer & Salovey, 1997

Leadership vs Management

The terms “leadership” and “management” are often used interchangeably, but are fundamentally different in principle and practice. This workshop will begin to elucidate the differences, part of which will entail deciphering the differences between self-, peer-, and designated leadership, active followership, and leading up.

Cultural Dexterity

Cultural Dexterity represents an advanced approach to cultural competence required in today’s diverse global business settings. Rather than a static learning specific to only one national, ethnic, generational, or other group, Cultural Dexterity combines cultural knowledge, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills that can be adapted to achieve improved business results in any cross-cultural situation. (Korn Ferry)

Prioritization of Responsibilities

Many of us are ambitious, but don’t necessarily possess the skills to organize our time efficiently, nor best prioritize our responsibilities, social events, hobbies, etc. This workshops is aimed at helping you garner the skills to help you succeed in your educational and professional careers.