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Leadership Academy Professionalism
Transcript of Leadership Academy Professionalism
What is your brand? What does it say about you?
Who are your friends? People you work with, people you serve?
What will we find in your social media?
"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and ensure the impact last in your absence."
- Harvard Business School
You represent your college
Students and staff are watching you
When in doubt, DON’T
But if you DID, accept responsibility/consequences
You're a role model, whether you want to be or not
Friends in the workplace: Professional?
Pros and Cons
"How you interact with others"
Our expectations of you:
Treat people with courtesy, politeness and kindness.
Encourage others to express opinions and ideas.
Listen to what others have to say
Never insult people, name call, or put down people or their ideas
Using profanity is never okay in your work place
Keep to your schedule
Daily duties and beyond
Apply the platinum rule: treat others as they would like to be treated.
"Degree of Expertise and Experience"
Official form of communication
When using your personal email, is your user name professional?
"Your outlook on the world"
The minute you walk in the door, how you greet people
Have fun at work
Take care of yourself: eat, sleep, schoolwork, have some fun
Butte College Office or Meeting
We know you are students (Orientation vs. Board of Trustees Meeting)
Clothes should be clean and neat
Clothing that reveals too much cleavage, back, chest, midsection or underwear is not appropriate
Clothing that has words, terms, or pictures that may be offensive to others is not appropriate
Dress and skirt length should be at a length at which you can sit comfortable in public
Professionalism is a Spectrum
Let's dig a little deeper...
Professionalism and the Student Leader
Is not one thing: it’s a combination of qualities:
Character: who you are, your brand
Attitude: your outlook on the world
Competency: expertise and experience
Conduct: how you interact with others
Professionalism Defined…sort of
What does it mean to be professional?
Write your own definition
Why be professional?
Pride in your work
What's in it for you?
Ask first if its considered professional
Address and sign your text
Keep text short, but avoid slang
Take another look before you send a message
Respond to text, even to acknowledge that you received it
Consider business hours
First time: Introduce yourself and who you are
Ask them if it’s a good time to talk
Leave your call back number clearly and activate your voicemail
Summer Program: Orientation
"Who you are and what you stand for."
What is your brand? What image do other have of you?
Your professional presentation:
Project competency and success
Students and staff need to trust you and your skills
Your appearance should not be a distraction to others
Provide a safe and caring environment for our students
Do not wear at work:
Low Cut Shirts...
Why Discuss Professionalism?
Character - Who you are and what you stand for
Attitude - How you interact with others
Competency - Degree of expertise
Conduct - How you interact with others
What is professionalism?
Born and raised in Watsonville
One older brother
Grew up in a Mexican Restaurant
Watsonville is an Agricultural based community
Predominately a Latino population
Moved to Chico in 1996
Graduated from Chico State in 2001
BA in Psychology, Minor in Conflict Resolution
MA in Counseling
Moved to Corning and Married in 2002
1st job was at a Group Home
Sofia born in 2006
Moved back to Chico 2010
Emma born in 2014
Grew up in a Migrant Family
Born in Yuba City in June, during peach season
Grew up in Atenguillo Jalisco and northern California
High School in Corning
Chico State BA in Recreation and Master's in Public Administration
Yvette Zuniga firstname.lastname@example.org