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.

If you’re interested in participating in the Senior Leadership Development group, or represent an organization in need of senior volunteers, please contact Tim Ruis: tim.ruis@servingseniors.org or 619-487-0727.

 

Upcoming Leadership Development & Advocacy Opportunities


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

    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!

    VIEW PHOTOS >

  3. 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.

    VIEW PHOTOS >

  4. Speaker: Senior Leadership Development Group

    Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

    Time: 3:00 p.m.

    Place: Lions Community Manor

    Summary: The Senior Leadership Development Group will give a public presentation, “Seniors and Poverty,” at the Lions Community Manor.

    VIEW PHOTOS >

  5. Speaker: Senior Leadership Development Group

    Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Time: 12:00 p.m.

    Place: Neighborhood House

    Summary: The Senior Leadership Development Group will give a public presentation, “Seniors and Poverty,” at Neighborhood House.

  6. Speaker: Paul Downey, President and CEO, Serving Seniors

    Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m.

    Place: Live Webinar: Advocacy 101

    Summary: Read the summary and watch the recorded broadcast on our blog.

  7. Speaker: Senior Leadership Development Group

    Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Place: Guadalupe Plaza

    Summary: The Senior Leadership Development Group will give a public presentation, “Seniors and Poverty,” at Guadalupe Plaza.

  8. Speaker: Senior Leadership Development Group

    Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Time: 11:00 a.m.

    Place: Cal Western School of Law

    Summary: The Senior Leadership Development Group will give a public presentation, “Seniors and Poverty,” at Cal Western.

  9. Speaker: Paul Downey, President and CEO, and Melinda Forstey, Chief Administrative Officer

    Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Place: Facebook Live Broadcast: Advocacy 101

    Summary: Watch the recorded broadcast on our Facebook page.

  10. Speaker: Paul Downey (President and CEO), Melinda Forstey (Chief Administrative Officer), Joe Gavin (Director of Integrated Services), Dennis Dearie (Director of Supportive Services), Marissa Mackiewicz (Director of Nursing, Geriatric Health Services & Research)

    Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Place: Facebook Live Broadcast: Emerging Trends in Aging

    Summary: Watch the recorded broadcast on our Facebook page.

  11. Speaker: Paul Downey (President and CEO of Serving Seniors, Past Chair of NANASP) and Bob Blancato (Executive Director of NANASP)

    Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m., Pacific time

    Place: REGISTER HERE

    Summary: Please join us for a special webinar, presented by NANASP! Learn how to better leverage social and traditional media to enhance advocacy efforts.

    Paul Downey and Bob Blancato, both former press secretaries, will share insights on the importance of, and ideal balance between, social media platforms and traditional media outlets, including print, television and radio. They’ll also share general tips for speaking with reporters.