Required Professional Development Workshops

 

Required Workshops for MBA and MSA Students

You have taken an important step in your career by enrolling in the Graduate Business Programs at San Francisco State. Getting the most from your graduate school experience begins with making sure that your educational journey is in alignment with your career goals.

Start the program with confidence by attending our Professional Development Workshops. Our leadership, communications and career workshops will help you understand the value of online tools, one-on-one counseling, the College of Business Enterprises (COBE), and thought leadership and networking events that are held throughout the year to enable your success. We encourage you to explore the wide variety of resources that are available to you in the College of Business. 

 

All new incoming MBA and MSA students must attend all required Professional Development Workshops. Your name is automatically placed on the class rosters. There is no need to RSVP- just attend all four workshops listed in the required workshop schedule below. Workshops are held only during select times at the Downtown Campus, 6th floor. 

 

Fall 2014 Required workshop series

 

1. Required Career Workshop: Personal Branding and using Social Media to manage your career

Career Counselor Gibson Scheid, M.B.A., Ph.D. leads your Career Workshop on the following day and times:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for students with last names beginning with A-L

1 - 3 p.m. for students with last names beginning with M-Z

 

"Today, if you don't show up in Google, you don't exist," William Arruda, New York, NY, President, Reach Personal Branding at Reach

In this workshop, you will learn the importance of social media networking in managing your job search and career. One of the keys to success in social media networking is developing a brand/online presence. We cover the steps involved in creating your personal brand to cultivate a powerful online presence, expand your network, and attract potential employers.

 

One-on-One Career Counseling

Current graduate business students may make an appointment with Gibson Scheid for one-on-one career advice during the fall and spring semesters.

Appointment hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Professional Development office is located on the 6th floor of the Downtown Campus.

To set up an appointment, please send an email to Gibson Scheid at mbajobs@sfsu.edu. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please email Gibson to cancel or reschedule.

 

Career Counselor, Gibson Scheid, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Gibson Scheid attended the University of Oregon (B.A., Sociology), San Francisco State University (M.B.A.), and Fielding Graduate University where she earned an M.A. in Human and Organizational Systems, and a Ph.D. in Human Development. Her dissertation was on the topic of career transitions; Career Exchange - Trading in a Corporate Career for New Options!

Gibson has considerable corporate experience, including positions as Vice President of Information and Advice Marketing for the Charles Schwab Corporation, and Vice President of The Investment Center, Security Pacific Bank. Her educational experience includes work at Omega Performance Corporation, Golden Gate University, University of California (Berkeley), San Francisco State University, and John F. Kennedy University. Currently she is the Dean of the College of Business & Management at United States University. Gibson has been involved with curriculum and instructional design, digital classroom technology, the maintenance of specialized and regional accreditation, and career transition counseling.

 

 

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2. Required Communications Workshop Part I: Critical Communications Skills

Communications Coach Knute Kallander, M.S., leads your Communications workshops on the following day and times:

Saturday, September 20, 2014:

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for students with last names beginning with M-Z

1 - 3 p.m. for students with last names beginning with A-L

 

Clear and confident communication is indispensable for getting the most from your graduate school experience and throughout your career. Excellent communication unlocks the active collaborations that underline nearly all business success stories in today’s global economy. In the required Communications Workshops, you’ll learn and practice highly effective presentation and communications skills with Knute Kallander, who will coach you into becoming a professional business communicator through any number of business scenarios.

 

In this workshop, we explore and practice skills vital to active listening. Once active listening is mastered, we then create more effective messages that can influence others and create a call to action.

You will learn both critical speaking and listening skills by practicing the following models in an experiential learning environment:

  • Preventing misunderstandings and clarifying
  • How to Reflect
  • Use of body language
  • Tone
  • Make sound agreements
  • Interactive speaking
  • Delivering your message
  • Conveying empathy so that others feel understood.
  • You will be assigned a group project during this session in preparation for the next required communications workshop. 

 

3. Required Communications Workshop Part II: Powerful Presentations

Communications Coach Knute Kallander, M.A. leads your Communications workshops on the following day and times:

Saturday, October 18, 2014:

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for students with last names beginning with M-Z

1 - 3 p.m. for students with last names beginning with A-L

 

Delivering presentations in small and large groups can be a daunting task. Yet, in most companies, what separates executives from managers is the ability to create and deliver powerful presentations. In this workshop, we explore what goes into presentations—from design to delivery. We also discover powerful techniques to conquer anxiety along the way.

These skills are covered in an experiential learning environment:

  • Content and presentation preparation
  • Body language of presentations
  • Creating ease and safety for audience
  • Visual Aids
  • Delivering and receiving feedback
  • Debriefing
  • Facilitation.
  • You will present your group project during this session 

 

One-on-One Communications Advising

Current graduate business students may make an appointment with Knute Kallander for one-on-one or group advising during the fall and spring semester.

Appointment hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Professional Development office is located on the 6th floor of the Downtown Campus.

Please email Knute Kallander at mbacomm@sfsu.edu to set up an appointment. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please email Knute to cancel or reschedule.

 

Photograph of Knute Kallander

Facilitator Knute Kallander, M.S.

Knute Kallander has a master’s degree in organizational development and over 15 years of experience in building leadership capacities and teaching communication skills to top level managers and executives.

Knute has coached over 300 employees who were in a transition from being individual contributors to becoming department heads or team leaders. He has an extensive background in non-profit, financial services, and biotech including Providian Financial and Genentech.

He has designed programs to assess high potential employees (top 10 percent) and to help them with career development, 360-degree feedback, and team building. His experience leads to an engaging and dynamic classroom where real-life stories are used to illustrate principles in an experiential learning environment.

 

 

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4. Required Leadership Skills workshop

Leadership expert Julianna Hynes, Ph.D. leads your Leadership workshop on the following day and times:

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for students with last names beginning with A-L

1 - 3 p.m. for students with last names beginning with M-Z

 

Dr. Julianna Hynes has over 15 years experience in the areas of leadership and organizational development, facilitation and strategic planning in both corporate and non-profit organizations. In addition to her coaching, Dr. Hynes has been engaged as a consultant to develop programs and influence the increase of leadership diversity and inclusion in mid-sized and Fortune 500 organizations. As an author, speaker and trainer, Dr. Hynes presents her ideas on executive presence, making bold transitions, building your relationship network and developing as a woman in leadership to a diversity of audiences, offering thought provoking insights. Additionally, Dr. Hynes has facilitated planning retreats for non-profit boards assisting them to achieve higher goals than imagined prior to working with her.
 

Dr. Hynes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Organizational Consulting and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology in which she studied the career development and success strategies of professional, high-status African American women.