Semester Schedule

Sign-Up for Boreas Workshops

Boreas offers a series of workshops in six primary areas – communications and media, integrative leadership, vision and impact, personal and interpersonal mastery, public skills, and systems thinking and tools. Learn more details about workshops here.

Check out our fall and spring schedules below. To register, click on the RSVP link through our Eventbrite page.

 

Fall 2019 Schedule

We will be offering a leadership retreat on Monday, August 26th for new and returning graduate students. RSVP here.

Communications and Media

Speaking Science – Thursday, 1/16, 8:30 – 5 p.m. This is a full-day conference. Find out more information, including registration details here.

Speaking Science Improv Certificate Series- Sept. 13th, 20th and Oct. 4th, 11th and 18th from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Find out more information, including registration details here.

Building Better Presentations – Tuesday, 11/5, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. RSVP here.

Telling Your Story With Maps – Friday, 10/25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. RSVP here.


Public Skills

Meetings that Matter – Wednesday, 9/4, 1 – 4 p.m. RSVP here.

Building Communities & Networks – Thursday, 9/5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. RSVP here.


Personal & Interpersonal Mastery

Emotional Intelligence: Leading with the Heart and Mind – Tuesday, 10/1, 1 – 4 p.m. RSVP here.

Negotiating Basics – This workshop will be offered as part of the Boreas Leadership Retreat on Monday, August 26th for new and returning graduate students. RSVP here.


Vision & Impact

Deep Work: Maximizing Your Impact in a Distracted World – Friday, 10/4, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. RSVP here.

Designing a Meaningful Career – Wednesday, 10/2, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. RSVP here.

Upcoming Community Hours

Location and Time:
First Wednesdays 3:30 ­– 5 p.m.
IonE Commons, Room R350 of the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building (1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul)

Wednesday, Sept. 4th – Fall Kick-off: Engaging Multiple Intelligences Through Creativity
At Boreas we are looking for graduate and professional students (and post-docs!) who are interested in developing as the leaders and change agents society needs to make progress on complex challenges like sustainability. Is that you? If so, come to our first event this year and meet new people from across campus. We’ll explore using the vehicle of creativity as an outlet to better ourselves, our communities and our work by engaging multiple intelligences through creative practice and play. RSVP here.

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd –  Special Guest: Katie Bell of Tesla
Join us for a conversation on life, leadership and sustainability with Katie Bell, the senior policy advisor at Tesla. Learn more about her leadership journey in policy work which began with an internship with a U.S. senator to now working for one of the most boldly innovative companies in tech working towards a more sustainable future. RSVP here.

Wednesday, Nov. 6th – Transforming Toxic Power Dynamics in Academia
With the reverberations of #metoo and other social justice movements like Black Lives Matter still rattling the Ivory Tower, we are learning how much more work and healing needs to happen to create more just and equitable dynamics in higher education, especially in advisor-advisee relationships, departmental culture and the need for sound mentorship. Join us for a conversation on how we can shift the cultures of power in academia to models of empowerment for graduate students and post-docs. RSVP here.

Wednesday, Dec. 4th –  Science, Spirituality and Our Identities
What does it mean for people from very different cultural and social backgrounds to be engaged in doing science? In embracing our complex and multi-faceted identities, how do we show up as scientists and academics that recognize multiple ways of knowing? Join us for conversation and community as we explore the richness that exists in within ourselves and around us. RSVP here.

Spring 2020 Schedule


Communications and Media

Speaking Science – Thursday, 1/16, 8:30 – 5 p.m. This is a full-day conference. Find out more information, including registration details here.

In My Opinion – TBA

Building Better Presentations – TBA

Your Life Online – Wednesday, 4/1, 1-3:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Telling Your Story – TBA


Personal & Interpersonal Mastery

Developing Intercultural Competence – Tuesday, 5/5, 1-4 p.m. RSVP here.

The Mindful Leader – Friday, 5/8, 1-4 p.m. RSVP here.


Public Skills

Engaging with the Legislative Process – Wednesday, 3/4, 1-4 p.m. RSVP here.


Systems Thinking and Tools

Systems Thinking & Tools – Tuesday, 2/4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. RSVP here.


Vision & Impact

Designing a Meaningful Career  – Wednesday, 3/5, 1-4 p.m. RSVP here.

Integrative Leadership

Integrative Leadership – TBA.