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Coyote Learning Circle

The Coyote Learning Circle is intended to promote your professional and personal development at CSUSB through community learning and discussion that is relevant to areas of growth. You will be exposed to a variety of resources that emphasize opportunities for growth like communication, interpersonal relationships, diversity & inclusion, and leadership development.

Each month throughout the year we will launch a circle featuring a new topic for discussion.  Bring your lunch and come prepared to learn, grow, and discuss professional development topics with fellow colleagues.

If you are interested in participating in an upcoming Learning Circle, sign-up today!

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2021 Schedule

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Rethinking Time Management

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (11:00am-12:00pm) 


Let's talk about time management! In this month's learning circle, join us as we discuss approaches and strategies to managing your time. We will review the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity system by David Allen followed by a discussion on the following:

  • Is time management about emotional management?
  • Is multitasking a myth or effective time hack?
  • Do to-do lists really improve productivity?

Get a head start by watching How to Multiply Your Time Tedx Talk by Rory Vaden!

Download March Flyer

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Black History Month

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (11:00am-12:00pm) 


In honor of Black History Month, February’s Coyote Learning Circle will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn how grassroots community activism during the Black Power Movement led to the foundation of African American Studies.

  • Discover the impact of student leadership within the Black Power Movement
  • Understand the connection between off-campus Black communities and the creation of African American Studies
  • Increase your understanding of African American studies and its relevancy to the work done in the Cross Cultural Center

Download February Flyer

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Just Ask! Diving into Humble Inquiry, the gentle art of asking instead of telling (Part III)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (11:00am-12:00pm) 

Facilitator: Charles Gaylord, Cross Cultural Center


Join us for the continuation of a virtual conversation on Humble Inquiry. Edgar H. Schein, organizational consultant and author of the book Humble Inquiry provides worthwhile insights to consider and encourages his readers to embrace the gentle art of asking instead of telling.

  • Shift from a culture of telling others to a culture of asking others
  • Identify healthy and effective approaches towards communication
  • Apply humble inquiry approaches to your work environment

Download eBook or audio book:

  1. Get a head start and consider reading chapters 4, 5, & 6.
  2. Navigate to CSULearn via MyCoyote
  3. Click on the magnify glass/search icon
  4. Change drop down from 'Learn' to 'Books & Videos'
  5. Search for 'Humble Inquiry'

Download January Flyer

2020 Schedule

2020 Program Schedule
Topic Date Details
How to Multiply Your Time 1/14/20 View January Flyer
Black History Month: The African-American Experience 2/5/20 View February Flyer
Women's History Month: The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get 3/10/20 View March Flyer
Personality and Its Link to Motivation 4/7/20 View April Flyer
Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 5/12/20 View May Flyer
Break the Ice!  7/28/20 View July Flyer
Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager 8/25/20 View August Flyer
Worth the Investment: A Conversation On & Celebration of Professional Development 9/29/20 View September Flyer
Spark Your Creativity: Breakout of Your Box and Nurture Your Inner Artist 10/29/2020 View October Flyer
Just Ask! Diving into Humble Inquiry (Part I) 11/24/2020 View November Flyer
Just Ask! Diving into Humble Inquiry (Part II) 12/8/20 View December Flyer

2019 Schedule

2019 Program Schedule
Topic Date Details
The Power of Habit (TED Talk) 1/15/2019 View "Habit" Flyer
Black History Month: The Danger of A Single Story (TED Talk) 2/19/2019 View "Single Story" Flyer
Women's History Month: So We Leaned In, Now What? (TED Talk) 3/12/2019 View "Lean In" Flyer
Difficult Conversations (TED Talk) 4/16/2019 View "Difficult Conversations" Flyer
Asian Pacific American Month: Understanding the Model Minority (Discussion & Presentation) 5/14/2019 View "Model Minority" Flyer
Pride Month: Gender Pronouns (TED Talk) 6/11/2019 View "Gender Pronouns" Flyer
How to Navigate Narcissism in the Workplace (CSU's Got Talent Webinar) 7/9/2019 Flyer Not Available
Sponsorship: How to Find the Person Who Can Help You Get Ahead at Work (TED Talk) 8/13/2019 View "Sponsorship" Flyer
LatinX Heritage Month (TED Talk) 9/10/2019 View "LatinX" Flyer
Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace (Discussion & Presentation) 10/8/2019 View "Self-Advocacy" Flyer
National Native American Heritage Month (Discussion & Presentation) 11/5/2019 View "Native American Heritage" Flyer
100 Days of Rejection (TED Talk) 12/10/19 Flyer Not Available