Senior Leadership Development Institute

A subgroup of Serving Seniors’ Civic Engagement Group, the Senior Leadership Development Institute gathers weekly and focuses specifically on providing seniors with the knowledge, tools and training they need to be active and engaged community leaders.

Seniors attend workshops on public speaking, peer critiques of speech writing and delivery, how to use PowerPoint slides to enhance speeches, how to be a compelling advocate, social and political issues and more.

Upcoming Leadership Development & Advocacy Opportunities

  1. Speaker: Maya Hu-Chan

    Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Time: 12:30 p.m.

    Place: Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

    Summary: Maya Hu-Chan, an internationally-known management consultant, will present to the group. She will share her experiences and lessons learned from giving hundreds of talks all over the globe.


Past Events

  1. Speaker: Khalisa Bolling

    Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Time: 12:30 p.m.

    Place: Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

    Summary: Khalisa Bolling, a UCSD researcher and member of the San Diego Leadership Alliance, will discuss Designing and Delivering Effective Presentations.

  2. #SaveLunch#SaveLunch

    Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Time: 11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.

    Place: Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

    Summary: Serving Seniors is participating in the #SaveLunch campaign, along with National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) and Meals on Wheels America, to send a message to Members of Congress, encouraging them to fund congregate and home-delivered meal programs at levels required for continued operation.

    This Thursday, during each lunch seating, we’ll ask seniors to write a message about the importance of accessible meals on a paper plate. We’ll take photos and share them online as part of the campaign. Next week, we’ll deliver all the paper plates to Congressman Scott Peters and encourage him to ask other Members of Congress to continue funding and support for congregate and home-delivered meal programs.

    Please come and add your voice to the cause!