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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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2023 Schedule

The First 90 Days Book Cover

The First 90 Days

Tuesday, February 21, 2023:

  • 3:30pm-4:30pm - Virtual via Zoom

Facilitator: Rowena Woidyla, Ed.D. - Director, Leadership Development & Employee Enrichment, Staff Development Center


When Rowena left the Black & Decker Corporation to join Cal State San Bernardino, her VP of HR gave her a book. Preparing to relocate from PA to CA, she opened the book as she settled in her airline seat from PHL to ONT and could not put it down. Rowena enjoyed the book so much that it has become one of her “go-to” recommendations for anyone in employment transition.

Join this Coyote Learning Circle as Rowena overviews Watkins’ The First 90 Days and highlights critical chapters. In addition, participants will learn essential strategies for moving successfully into a new role at any point in their careers. Participants do not need to read the book before attending. However, an audio version of the book, is available in CSULearn. 

Access the book via CSULearn

2021-2022 Schedule

2021 Program Schedule
Topic Date Details
Just Ask! Diving into Humble Inquiry, the gentle art of asking instead of telling (Part III) 1/26/21 View January Flyer
Black History Month 2/23/21 View February Flyer
Rethinking Time Management 3/30/21 View March Flyer
Professional Troublemaker 12/8/22 Learn More

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