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The Center for Public Service and Scholarship
~ June 2016 ~

Thank you board members for supporting CPSS.  All the work we do would not be possible without your contributions and commitment to our Center. 
Strategic Planning Meeting

Our successful Strategic Planning meeting, facilitated by Emeritus Board member Mr. Van Black was on Friday, June 10th from 10am-2pm.

Please be sure to review the Summary of June 10 CPSS Board Meeting and the CPSS Potential Programs and Services Tied to Its Mission and Goals that were sent to you this week, in addition to filling out the CPSS Board Member Project Group Interest Form.  
Nonprofit Governance Symposium 

On October 11th Shenandoah University will be hosting a nonprofit governance symposium in conjunction with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Nonprofit Alliance for Excellence.  

The symposium will be held at the Bryd School of business and will include a keynote speaker and several breakout sessions with nonprofit organizations in the Winchester community.

The featured keynote speaker will be Dan Pallota who is renowned for his activism in the nonprofit sector.  View one of his inspiring TED talks by clicking on the image below.

For more information about this event, contact Dennis Kellison at dkelliso@su.edu.
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
Leadership By Design 

The seventh annual Leadership By Design residential summer program was a huge success!  Twenty-six students from across the commonwealth learned about conflict resolution, advocacy, ethics, and civility.  They participated in a complex simulated society and went door-to-door to canvas the community.  The students also learned proper table etiquette and prepared to give speeches in support of a nonprofit organization, which they spent time working with during the week.  

"I learned that I'm actually very comfortable stepping into leadership rolls. Normally I'd just let someone else take the reigns, but it felt good to lead and I definitely appreciate the experience."
It was apparent that these students learned invaluable skills that will help them grow as students and professionals, and it was also very clear that they forged lasting friendships.  The students expressed how grateful they are for becoming a part of such a diverse group; an opportunity they would not otherwise have.

"I realized that being a leader means much more than people think. It's a hard job and it takes an outstanding person to be a true leader. I believe the people I lived with for the past week will make excellent leaders."

The Center for Public Service and Scholarship
Shenandoah University, Gregory Hall 120 
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 665-4696
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