Get a feel for the Academy by reviewing a few days of the schedule below. Even though this is an online academy, we do our best to foster community among the students and try to get to know you outside of intensive sessions and workshops. We also recognize that Zoom fatigue is real, so we’ve done our best to give everyone enough space and breathing room throughout the day. There will be time for reflection at the end of each day and you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for a 1:1 advising session with a career counselor. Go explore and get curious!

Monday, June 6

10:00am to 10:30am

Coffee and Conversation

We’ll start each day together just getting to know each other. Join us with your favorite cup of coffee, tea, juice, or whatever you need to start your morning. This is a great time to get to know your fellow Academy cohort and prepare for the day’s session.

10:30am to 12:00pm

Vision, Mission, Strategy: Understanding Non-Profits

Faculty: Rachel Roberts

This lecture will cover all the basics of what a non-profit is, how one is formed, and what goes into creating one. We’ll examine how to create a mission statement, explore how to bring your vision to fruition, and what steps you’ll need to take to make your non-profit a reality.

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Lunch Break!

We’ll take a break from Zoom and go eat lunch on our own. You’ll have the option of signing up for 1:1 advising sessions with a career advisor, or just taking some you time. Go eat a sammy, take a power nap, and we’ll see you at the next session!

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Case Study: Buffalo String Works

Faculty: Rachel Roberts

Refugees and Cultural Humility at Buffalo String Works: Understand and apply basic concepts of cultural humility as it concerns Buffalo String Works, a music academy that serves refugee and immigrant families.

2:15pm to 3:00pm

Workshop: Crafting a Mission Statement

You’ll work as part of small team to craft a mission statement for a fictional non-profit you’ve been tasked to take over. Academy faculty will join your break-out rooms to provide guidance and make sure you’re on the right track.

3:00pm to 3:30pm

Daily Reflection

At the end of each day, we’ll take time to reflect on what we covered. There may be a prompt question for everyone to consider, or it may be free time to ask questions and dig deeper into a topic from earlier. This session is always optional in case you’re Zoomed out, but we encourage you to stick around even if you just turn off your camera, close your eyes, and listen. This is our time to listen and grow together.

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Advising Sessions

Register for a 1:1 advising session with a career advisor to talk about your career goals, review your résumé, or just explore the options available to you. If you haven’t registered for an advising session, then this is your free time. See you tomorrow!