Past Events

Past Events

Follow R' LEAD Certification Program

June 7, 2023
The Certificate Program cohort presented their final capstone presentation: Psychological Safety Campus Training. The cohort included Lily Barger, Cristina Gonzalez, O'dao Lovanh, Rebeca Sanchez, and Erika Santoyo. Learn more about the Certificate Program

Nominations Welcome for LEAD Executive Board Positions

Elections: May 8-12, 2023
Non-represented staff members were nominated for the 2023-24 term. To learn more about elections, visit

LEAD R' Ship Series - Harnessing Emotional Intelligence for Better Leadership

May 2, 2023
Guest speaker and human resource professional, Sue Anderson, MS, shares how emotional intelligence is important to your success in the workplace, especially if you're in a position of leadership. In this presentation, you’ll learn about the connection between emotional intelligence and leadership styles, and the importance of focus in demonstrating emotional intelligence. You’ll also get practical exercises to further develop your emotional intelligence today!

Sue Anderson is a dedicated human resource professional with over 35 years in the public and private sectors.

LEAD R' Ship Series - Leading for Introverts

April 11, 2023
Guest speakers Dennis McIver, Michelle Sansone, and Tiffany Tallackson discuss the history of introversion, give advice on how to leverage inner strength, and how to empower future "quiet but powerful" leaders.

About Dennis McIver
An award-winning higher education professional, Dennis McIver is the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Program Manager at UC Office of the President. Systemwide, he is the current Chair of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies. Before joining UCOP, Dennis spent nearly seven years at UCR where he served as UCR Staff Assembly President and UCR Black Faculty and Staff Association Chair while founding multiple campus initiatives. Dennis is also a PhD student in Leadership Studies where his research explores higher education staff leadership development. 

About Michelle Sansone
Michelle served as Assistant Director of FitWell at the UCR Student Recreation Center from 2009-22. Michelle is currently a student at California Baptist University (CBU), where she is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies. Besides work and school, Michelle enjoys presenting at national conferences and serving as an instructor for professional fitness organizations and the American Red Cross. 

About Tiffany Tallackson
Tiffany is a FitWell Coordinator at the Student Recreation Center. She works with students, staff, and faculty alike to provide physical health and well-being programs for the student population. Her experience involves the development and execution of fitness training programs and events that cater to all fitness levels and abilities. She has worked on many projects relating to staff and faculty worksite wellness through workgroups and subcommittees, including Healthy Campus, Mental Health Allies, Staff Scholars, DSA Strategic Plan, and VCSA Staff Well-Being. Tiffany is also finishing her PhD in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. 

UCR Staff Conference

March 28-29, 2023

LEAD R'Ship Series - Leading in a Remote Environment

Jan. 10, 2023
Learn how to be an effective leader, motivate your remote team, and navigate change and common challenges. Presented by Jacob Ravenscraft, Associate Dean in Student Services, Cal Baptist University. 

Success Makeover with various speakers

Dec. 6, 2022
Learn how to improve your resume during a session featuring UCR's Emma Geach. Get interview tips with a session featuring UCR's Tian Matthews. Learn how to dress for interviews with the Dress to Impress session featuring UCR's Katrice Calloway, Kelly McGrail, and Luis Alavarez.

LEAD R'Ship Series - Psychological Safety

Oct. 11, 2022
Join our LEAD Executive Board members to learn what inspired them to serve in this capacity. 

Meet LEAD's New Executive Board

Sept. 28, 2022
Join our LEAD Executive Board members to learn what inspired them to serve in this capacity.

Coaching with Alex Rollins

Oct. 27, 2021

Productivity: Managing your Energy with Sharlene Bucasas

May 11, 2021

How to Create a High Performing Team with Christine Victorino

April 14, 2021

Designing a Best-In-Class Skills Strategy with Gartner

March 9, 2021

How to Empower & Recognize Staff with Julie Salgado & Lela Dennis

Feb. 10, 2021

The Importance of Onboarding with Emily McCoy, Yesenia Melgar, & Ronnecia Hodges

Jan. 12, 2021

How to Lead a Team During COVID with Lisa Laws & Linda Aguilera

Dec. 9, 2020

Relationship Building with Lela Dennis & Brittany Fraser

Nov. 10, 2020