Leadership Day 2011
To kick-off the school year in 2011, newly admited UCB School of Public Health students were invited to attend the Center for Health Leadership's Annual Leadership Day on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011.
Most students come to the School of Public Health at Berkeley because they want to make a difference in the world, and school is a way to gain the knowledge, skills and networks necessary to make that difference. At the Center for Health Leadership, we strive to help students become leaders by offering a variety of opportunities for active learning, both inside and outside the classroom, during and after their time at UC Berkeley.
Leadership Day was one of many student's first opportunities to interact with current and former students, professors, and community leaders before classes began. It was also the first chance for students to get a glimpse of the opportunities they have for practicing leadership in the diverse field of public health and to understand how they can take advantage of their time at school to develop leadership skills.
1) Morning, 8am – 1pm - Leadership Day
The morning program featured dynamic keynote speakers, a chance to meet and talk with diverse recent alumni, and lively activities to help students interact and get to know their new student colleagues better and start the development of new leadership skills. Members of the Center for Health Leadership Student Board and Leadership Fellows Program were also in attendance to introduce the myriad of leadership opportunities available on campus and the Berkeley community. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
2) Afternoon, 1pm – 5pm - Volunteer Mobilization Day
While the morning was dedicated to learning how students can “lead from where they are” to improve health in our communities, the afternoon program was devoted to taking action and contributing to the health of our larger Berkeley community. Past events have included gardening at parks, clearing paths in the Berkeley Hills, socializing with nursing home residents over ice cream, and other diverse activities. Students have found these experiences to be fun and an incredible opportunity to get acquainted with the community and bond with fellow students.
For more information and questions about Leadership Day please email: sph_chl@berkeleyedu