MiddCORE Workshops: Building CORE Strengths

MiddCORE Workshops are designed for students who want to build skills and make connections, and who want to get a taste of the MiddCORE Program. During MiddCORE’s fall and spring workshop series, students can sign up to spend an afternoon with MiddCORE mentors to develop skills in areas such as leadership, collaboration, persuasive communication, strategic thinking, empathy, negotiation, idea creation, and crisis management.

Fall 2015 Workshops:

Persuasive Speaking Workshops

No new idea ever travels any further than the innovator’s ability to tell its story. This workshop uses techniques and insights from the worlds of theater, movement and neuroscience to tame and train the voice and body we use every day. It is fun and transformative. Location: MiddCORE House.

October 13 | 7:00-9:00pm | SIGN UP HERE 

October 20 | 7:00-9:00pm |  SIGN UP HERE 

October 27 | 7:00-9:00pm | SIGN UP HERE

Global to Local Leadership Workshop Series
Location: Axinn 109


October 28 | 7:00-8:30pm | Managing a Meeting, Steering a State, with Gov. Jim Douglas, Former Governor of VT | SIGN UP HERE 

We spend a portion of our lives in meetings, where, as they say, they keep minutes but take away hours. Strategies to make the most of this important forum where leadership transacts will be discussed and practiced in this workshop, led by Governor Jim Douglas.

November 4 | 7:00-8:30pm | Realizing the Environmental Mission in A State Agency, with Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources | SIGN UP HERE

Navigating a large state agency through the challenges of budget shortfall and powerful constituencies while maintaining a clear eyed focus on the agency’s mission is a formidable challenge. Deb Markowitz,Vermont’s Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources will share her approaches to managing a large state-wide organization.

November 16 | 7:00-8:30 | Global Leadership in a Not for Profit, with Charlie MacCormack, President Emeritus, Save the Children | SIGN UP HERE 

Our Executive-in-Residence Charlie MacCormack will acquaint us with the lessons in leadership from running a global non-government organization dedicated to the well-being of children in over 130 countries, drawing on his many years of leadership at Save the Children.





MiddCORE was awarded The 2014 Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award which recognizes high impact in education innovations.


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