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Celebrating Presidio’s Class of 2021: Showcase and Commencement

Presidio News, Community

As their time as Presidio students came to a close, our community had the privilege and pleasure of celebrating the resilience and extraordinary accomplishments of the Class of 2021 during their final Showcase presentations and Commencement ceremony. These two events are huge milestones in the Presidio academic journey, and provide our community meaningful opportunities for …

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Revisiting My Genentech Team: One Presidian Interviews Two Others

Sustainability, Community

When I lectured in a couple of classes last semester at Presidio Graduate School as Expert in Residence, I talked about my 12 years as sustainability manager at Genentech, a role which started while I was earning my MBA in Sustainable Solutions at Presidio. I organized my presentation around the three strategic objectives that we …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with Climate Reality Bay Area

Presidio News, Community

The Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter was started and is anchored by hundreds of dedicated climate advocates, many of whom have completed Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps training with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned scientists. Its members represent all age groups and professions—teachers, students, doctors, business professionals, non-profit leaders, artists, authors, and …

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Settle for Nothing Less Than Aligning Career With Values

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I recently sat down with Maryline Daviaud Lewett, who earned her MBA from Presidio Graduate School in 2006, to talk about how her career path and journey to impact came into alignment and intersected with sustainability. We had a wide-ranging, fascinating conversation. Nineteen years ago In 2002, Maryline Daviaud Lewett had already installed solar panels …

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Self Preservation as an Act of Service

Social Justice, Community

Those of us in the sustainability and social justice space are changemakers. We are not only purpose-driven; we are also focused on doing the hard work needed to bring about substantive change. And now, as more of us are engaged in tackling racism, we seem to be in a never-ending cycle of self-sacrifice in the …

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An Interview With Andrea Prebys-Williams on Teaching Servant Leadership

Presidio News, Social Justice, Community

I recently sat down with Professor Andrea Prebys-Williams to learn more about her academic journey from Presidio student to faculty member. and we also discussed the value of Presidio’s online Master of Public Administration degree program in cultivating the type of leadership that our public and social sectors urgently need. Here is our conversation. Maggie: …

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3 Keys to Resilient Leadership

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The uncertainty of the past year has been profoundly disruptive. 2020 demonstrated the fragility of some of our most important institutions and it also showed us how resilient and resourceful we can be individually and together Chaotic moments can also be times of clarity and many of us have found a renewed sense of focus …

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Loretta Ross on Calling in the Calling Out Culture

Social Justice, Community, Student Experience

Presidio Graduate School recently had the honor of hosting an open conversation with Professor Loretta Ross on the issue of “call out” culture and the alternative practice of “call in” culture. Loretta (who joked that she prefers to be called Loretta by anyone over the age of 12), is one of the premier faculty for …

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Racial Equity: Can Corporations Measure Up?

Social Justice, Community

Companies have made bold racial equity statements and now stakeholders, including investors, are demanding to see the real actions behind those words. In this latest post in our Racial Equity in Action series, Olivia Knight, Racial Justice Initiative Manager at As You Sow, explores rising stakeholder expectations and the role corporations must play. 2020 was …

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Presidio Graduate School Cultivates Students Who Dream Big and Land Dream Jobs

Community, Student Experience

Dreams abound at Presidio Graduate School. Early in the Spring 2021 semester, Presidio Graduate School’s current cohorts of MBA and MPA students were asked to complete a “Dream Job” survey as part of the MBA curriculum review process. The survey asked three questions: Do you have a dream job? What types of organizations would you …

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