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Current Courses

The McDonogh Horse Whisperer
Instructor: Streett Moore
Schedule:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: McDonogh Horse Barn
Limit: 10 -12 participants (other sessions will be added, as needed)

Have you ever watched the movie Buck or The Horse Whisperer? McDonogh has its own horse whisperer:  Streett Moore. Join Street for an engaging and intimate hour-long session on horse communicating and understanding. Whether you’re a life-long equestrian or one who has never seen the inside of a barn, this program will pique your curiosity about how we relate across species. 

Please register here.  

Designing Your Startup: Using Design Thinking to Create Your Own Business
Instructor: Kyle Vaughan '12 and Kenneth Wayman '12
Schedule:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mullan Board Room

Learn how successful entrepreneurs use design thinking to reframe failures as opportunities. Bring an open mind and a skeptical friend to this collaborative class and workshop and leave with new tools and fresh inspiration. No prior experience required.

Please register here.

Conflict & Resolution | Transformational Mediation
Louise Phipps Senft
Schedule: Monday, November 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (please note this is a new date)
Location: Mullan Board Room
Limit: 20 participants

“Being relational is an approach to a life where we have more to think about than our material needs and desires; where the health of our soul increases with loving ourselves and other people; a world where it’s not about how much wealth and comfort and power we can acquire.” — Louise Phipps Senft, Founder and CEO of Baltimore Mediation & McDonogh Parent

Conflict between people is unavoidable, but we cannot avoid being in relation with others. So what do we do? Join Louise Phipps Senft, author of the book, Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change, for an experiential course on how to work through conflict in productive and transformative ways. 

The course will have participants engage with a real, timely conflict with attendees playing key roles in the conflict and its resolution. The hope is that, by the end of the session, you have a clear sense of how transformational mediation works — an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

All participants will receive Phipps Senft's book. Space is limited, so please register here

Mt. Rushmore Leadership Training
Instructor: Michael MacGeorge ('61)
Schedule: Wednesday, December 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Mullan Board Room 

Who created Mt. Rushmore—and why? What were the reasons those four presidents were chosen? In this workshop, alum Michael MacGeorge (‘61), will explore these questions as a way to introduce principles of leadership that may be used by people at all levels and in widely-varying situations. 

If you are interested in attending, please register here.