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Upcoming Programs

The Upcoming Programs page lists information on a variety of programs taking place at Jefferson.  Programs are added to this page at the request of the sponsoring Jefferson entity. If you would like your event added, please complete the Request for Inclusion Form.

PLEASE NOTE: In line with our mission, all Office of Student Life and Engagement programs are only open to matriculated Jefferson students unless otherwise noted.  For ticketed programs, please note that it is one ticket per matriculated Jefferson student.  For ticketed programs where the student cancels the ticket after the posted deadline or is a no show at the event, a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed.

For more information on any events sponsored by our office, please feel free to contact us at StudentLife@jefferson.edu or 215-503-7743 or visit us in Jefferson Alumni Hall, Suite 105.

Denim Day

April 27th

Denim Day is a campaign to bring awareness to sexual assault. Wear your denim on April 27 th to bring awareness to sexual assault.


Please be sure to also check out our Upcoming Humanities & Health Programs

SEPTEMBER

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location:  Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Join OSLE in our home building - Jefferson Alumni Hall - for a good old fashioned Courtyard Cookout to start the week off right!  Meet our staff, find out about all of the programs and services we have for students, and if you follow us on social media you can SPIN OUR PRIZE WHEEL for a chance to win some great prizes.

Make sure to stop by the check-in table for your food ticket with choice of a tasty hamburger or black bean burger, with chips and a cookie. 

 

Time: 7:45am-9:30am

Location: Hamilton, Lobby

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Join OSLE for a free “Cup of Joe” before class to start your day off right!

 

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Lubert Plaza 

(Rain Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, First Floor)

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

New to Philly? Already know the city and just really love it? Join us for the Welcome to Philly Involvement Fair! From 11:00am to 1:00pm on Lubert Plaza we'll have an event dedicated to all things great about the city of brotherly love PLUS a ton of information on how to get involved as a student at Jefferson.  

Come experience all the great tastes of Philadelphia and don't miss our special surprise guests! Plus, be on the lookout for another chance to SPIN THE PRIZE WHEEL!

 

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Lubert Plaza 

Sponsored by: Nourish'd in collaboration with OSLE

Join us on Lubert Plaza to experience Jefferson’s very own food truck - Nourish’d!  There will be a special menu at discounted prices to welcome back all students, faculty, and staff. You can  expect awesome food, fun giveaways, a DJ, and GIANT games!

Follow the truck on Instagram and Twitter @IAmNourishd for more information!

 

Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm

Location: Barra Rossa (10th and Walnut Streets)

Sponsored by: Barra Rossa in collaboration with OSLE

Gather together your classmates and head over to Barra Rossa to kick off the semester with some great food and beverage specials!

 

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Lubert Plaza

(Rain Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, First Floor)

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

We know that Labor Day is widely considered the unofficial end of summer, but according to the calendar Fall doesn’t actually start until Friday, September 22nd.  Join us as we throw a farewell party to the summer and enjoy the things we love about summer one last time.  Stop by to grab some of your favorite summer eats, play some lawn games, relax in the sun while enjoying the music, and win some prizes. 

 

Time: First Pitch: 1:35pm

Location: Citizen's Bank Park

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Join OSLE for an afternoon at the ballpark as the Fightin' Phils take on the Oakland Athletics! Free Tickets - Pre Registration Required via EventBrite (link will be posted when available).  Ticket pickup info will be sent in advance of the event.

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Getting Started: Beginning Your Leadership Journey (1 LC)*

Presenters: Jennifer Fogerty, MSEd, Jennifer M. Gronsky, MA, and Rebecca LeFevre, MSL

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, September 25th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – College Herbut Auditorium
  • Monday, September 25th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Tuesday, September 26th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – College Foerderer

In this first session, we will provide an overview of the Leadership LIVE program and engage in a discussion on the many definitions and philosophies of leadership.  From there we will transition into a conversation on values and self-awareness, a foundational topic in leadership.  Self-awareness is essential for leaders, and one way to increase your self-awareness is through knowing your values and reflecting upon how they influence your beliefs and actions.  We’ll briefly discuss the principles of values-based leadership and lead participants through an activity to identify their core values.

* Note: Some content for this first session will be similar to last year, so you may not wish to repeat this session if you previously attended.

OCTOBER

Day 1: Tuesday, October 3rd - 11:00am-6:00pm - Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium

Day 2: Wednesday, October 4th - 7:00am-1:00pm - Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE), University Health Services, and the Student Personal Counseling Center / JeffHELP

STUDENTS - Don’t miss your chance to get your annual required flu vaccination! University Health Services will be onsite coordinating flu vaccinations.  After getting vaccinated, take some time to enjoy the fun wellness related activities sponsored by the SPCC and JeffHELP and enjoy a complimentary “to go” meal courtesy of OSLE. 

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Allyship: Do the Work, Don't Just Wear the Badge (1LC)

Presenter: Matthew Bonder, MEd

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, October 9th - 12:00pm-1:00pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, October 10th - 5:30pm-6:30pm - JAH, Brent Auditorium

This session will discuss the concept of "Performative Allyship," and how it can be harmful to supporting members of the Jefferson community. Performative Allyship (AKA "ally theater") can be defined as the act of publicly commodifying the "ally" identity for marginalized communities to garner positive praise or reward (e.g. Facebook likes, comments, post shares, etc.). We will evaluate the differences between genuine allyship and ally theater. Participants will be encouraged to participate in a conversation and activities to learn how they, as health care providers, can better support and empower their diverse patient populations and brainstorm plans for continuing their inclusive education. 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Ethical Leadership and Decision Making (1LC)

Presenters: Colleen Dempsey, MS, RT (R) and Chris Miciek, MA

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Service

  • Monday, October 23rd - 5:30pm-6:30pm - JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Tuesday, October 24th - 12:00pm-1:00pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge

Cultivating wisdom and intentional exercising of ethical reasoning moves the individual beyond the technique of leadership and into the realm of making good decisions. Working through the steps of ethical reasoning and applying the various paradigms of ethical decision making incorporates a broader perspective of one's leadership. This session will focus on applying ethical reasoning steps through evaluation and discussion of case studies. Participants will be provided with tools to analyze situations and exercise ethical reasoning in order to apply these techniques in their personal and professional lives. Participants will leave the session empowered to approach decision making in and ethical manner that considers multiple perspectives.

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Suite 105

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Stop by the OSLE office in JAH 105 for a Halloween Celebration with lots of treats for our students! Walk through our Halloween decorated office to get your treats and enter a raffle for some great prizes.  And if you come in wearing a costume you can get an extra prize!

After the fun, take some time at the tables outside our office to pay it forward by making a Thank You card for our Veterans to show your appreciation.  Cards will be given to residents at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and/or veterans at Jefferson.

 

NOVEMBER

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Breaking Down Walls (1LC)

Presenter: La'Verne Webb, MA and Guest Presenter: Don Trahan, Jr., PhD, LPC

Leadership Curriculum: Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, November 6th - 12:00pm-1:00pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 8th - 5:30pm-6:30pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge

This session will focus on discussion about the reactions of the President's proposal to build a physical wall as a basis for reflecting on the various invisible internal and external walls that we build, and the impact they have on our interpersonal relationships. Participants will engage in activities to help them discover how to recognize personal barriers (walls) and will be given the tools to annihilate these walls.

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SPECIAL EVENT - Oxfam Hunger Banquet (2LC)

Presenters: Rebecca LeFevre, MSL, Marybeth Pavlik, MSN, RN, and Guest Presenter: Lisa Vernaza, MPA

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development

  • Tuesday, November 14th - 5:30pm-7:30pm - JAH, Atrium-Entire

This interactive and impactful session will include a dining experience where participants are randomly assigned to upper, middle, or lower class income groups representing the actual current distribution of wealth in our country. Participants will learn more about hunger, poverty, socioeconomics, the distribution of wealth in the United States, and resource access and its impact on nutrition. This event is designed to give students a deeper understanding of these issues to foster their ability to demonstrate an important leadership quality, empathy, when encountering individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Reflective Leadership (1LC)

Presenters: James Dyksen, MSEd, Chris Miciek, MA, and Briana Schwartz, MA

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Tuesday, November 28th - 5:30pm-6:30pm - JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Wednesday, November 29th - 12:00pm-1:00pm - JAH, Room 407

Effective leadership includes critical self-reflection as a component of good goal-setting and decision-making. Self-reflection enables us to move past mere reaction by allowing us to identify the dynamics in ourselves, others, and our contexts, and then thoughtfully determine appropriate actions and steps to take.

This session will explore the benefits of, and techniques for, engaging in self-reflection as a regular practice. A focus will be on developing practices of reflective writing, with opportunities to begin that practice. The goal is for participants to be better able to find practical avenues for critical reflection, and to develop habits that promote thoughtful awareness, good planning, and informed adaptation designed to encourage improvement, growth, and effective leadership.

NOTE: Above program is being offered collaboratively with the Humanities and Health series. Students may earn dual credit in both the Leadership LIVE and the Humanities and Health Series by attending this program.

 

DECEMBER

JANUARY

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Shaping a Vision and Leading Forward

Presenter: Charles A. Pohl, MD

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

Wednesday, January 10th – 5:30pm-7:00pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium 

Become a visionary leader by learning how to frame one's thoughts and use forward vision thinking to develop and execute a strategic plan.

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Put Some “Respeck” aka Respect On It (1LC) 

Presenter: La’Verne Webb, MA and Guest Presenter: Sabrina Umstead-Smith, MS

Leadership Curriculum: Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, January 22nd  – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, January 23rd  – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Respect.  What is it?  This session will explore the meaning of respect in human relationships and its importance in overcoming the negative impact of prejudice, bias, racism, and stereotypes. Students will engage in group activities that demonstrate the importance of appreciating the diversities of others and welcoming the qualities that cultural inclusion brings.

 

FEBRUARY

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SPECIAL EVENT – Building Coalitions: Advocacy & Political Action as a Student (2LC)

Presenters: James Dyksen, MSEd, Lisa Kozlowski, PhD, Anna Miller, MBA, and Tep Ros, MPA

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Service, Teamwork.

  • Monday, February 5th – 5:30pm-7:30pm – Hamilton, Connelly Auditorium

The current political climate has individuals paying special attention to issues that affect our country’s citizens at personal, local, and national levels.  Additionally, Jefferson encourages students to take on leadership roles within one’s community or chosen profession.  Have you felt moved to speak up, advocate, or otherwise take action on one or more issues of importance, but felt unsure about what steps to take to organize, to garner support, to form coalitions, or to effectively promote real change – while being a busy full-time student in a challenging Jefferson program? 

During this event you will have the opportunity to hear from a panel predominantly made up of Jefferson students who have worked to organize, advocate, and/or take political action. The panel will discuss issues related to advocacy and political action efforts while a student, and will respond to questions. In addition to the panel discussion, participants will also engage in a workshop focused on appropriate and effective coalition building.

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Stereotype Awareness and Identity (1LC)

Presenters: Everette Nichols, MA and Kenneth Lastowka, MS

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development.

  • Monday, February 19th  – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, February 20th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Students will learn about personal identities, perception of self, and how those thoughts can sometimes influence the way that we view others and ourselves.  Discussion will include topics such as gender gaps in test scores, success in math and science, the perceived higher levels of athleticism of Black men compared to their White counterparts, etc.  Looking at several resources and experiments this presentation will address the wide ranging and real effects of stereotyping. Additionally, this session will teach students how to combat the pressures of stereotype threat and how students can help make a difference in their communities as leaders.

 

MARCH

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Go the Extra Millennial Mile (1LC)

Presenters: Morgan Portugal, MSEd and Tep Ros, MPA 

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development

  • Monday, March 5th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Tuesday, March 6th - 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Millennials are the fastest-growing generation in the workforce but when it comes to the workplace, millennials sometimes get a bad reputation. In this session we will take an authentic look at the stereotypes and trends of millennials and discuss how to overcome these challenges. We aim to empower participants to use their millennial assets to exceed expectations of workplace bias. Additionally, participants will receive a guide with tips to help navigate life. #winning

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Talk Less, Listen More: Active Listening and Effective Communication (1LC)

Presenter: Briana Schwartz, MA

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Teamwork

  • Monday, March 19th  – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, March 20th - 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Effective, empathetic communication is a crucial aspect of leadership, and such communication depends on the ability to listen actively and learn from those around us without interruption or judgment. This session will discuss some of the underlying principles and benefits of active listening while providing attendees with tools to improve their own active listening skills in academic, professional, and personal settings.