Upcoming Events

Common Hour - "Pay for Success: Building Uncommon Partnerships to Take on Society's Toughest Challenges," with Brace Young '77, P'21 and Leah Greenberg '13

February 23, 2018 12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Bowdoin alumni Brace Young and Leah Greenberg discuss how Social Finance, Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social change, is building a new model for change in the United States. Their talk will focus on Pay for Success, a program which establishes uncommon partnerships across the public, private, and social sectors to measurably improve lives in our most vulnerable communities. Less than a decade in, Pay for Success is using private sector financing to tackle homelessness, recidivism, substance use disorders, workforce opportunities for immigrants and refugees, and more.

Brace Young is currently a partner with Arabesque Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he was Chief Executive Officer at Eclat Impact in 2016 and Chief Executive Officer and a Partner at Mariner Investment group from 2000-2015. He joined Mariner directly from Goldman Sachs, where he retired as a Partner after a 20-year career in Fixed Income in New York, Tokyo, and London. He serves as Board Chair of GWAVE, a wave-based renewable energy company and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A founding member of the Social Finance Board of Directors, Brace has been with Social Finance US since its inception in 2011. As current Board Chair, Brace collaborates closely with the Social Finance executive team across the firm on business development, firm strategy, finance, and general operations. Brace graduated cum laude from Bowdoin with a double major in Government and Mathematics and earned an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Leah Greenberg is an Associate Director at Social Finance, Inc., supporting the Advisory Services and Social Investment teams. At Social Finance, she leads active performance management services for the Connecticut Family Stability Project and has worked on projects to address the current opioid crisis, reduce recidivism, expand access to benefits for seniors, and improve post-secondary outcomes for opportunity youth. Prior to joining Social Finance, Leah worked as a Senior Associate at Carlisle & Company, a boutique management and strategy consulting firm serving the motor vehicle industry globally. While at Carlisle & Company, she also consulted for several non-profit organizations in the Greater Boston Area. Leah graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Government.

Supported by the McKeen Center.

This lecture will be streamed live at Bowdoin Live Webcasts

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Time Management - How To Be More Effective & Satisfied - Session II*

February 27, 2018 8:30 AM  – 12:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

In this 24/7 time we live in, many of us are feeling overworked and overwhelmed. Students, parents, staff, faculty and even community members often want our time and attention. We'll look at specific strategies you can apply to address your challenges and improve your effectiveness and satisfaction.

Session II Objectives -
1. Connect with other Bowdoin staff on your time management challenges.
2. Assess the time challenges of interruptions and emails.
3. Discuss and review best practices for handling interruptions and emails.
4. Identify the benefits, challenges, and tips to address procrastination and perfectionism.
5. Write and commit to an action plan to apply the skills on the job.

*Session I was offered 12/5/2017. Sessions I and II offer different learning objectives and can be taken separately or together. For more information on the learning objectives for each session, visit the Employee Enrichment Calendar on the HR website Learning page.