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The B.U.I.L.D. Series

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LAVC Professional Development Presents the BUILD Series

What is the BUILD series?

The BUILD series consists of campus events centered around a specific book and the ideas it presents. Participants  will read the featured book, watch related videos, or attend guest lectures. We will meet in groups to discuss how the ideas can inform what we do as a college and in our own lives. These gatherings will build our skills relating to Guided Pathways, equity, diversity, academic excellence, and the changing  demands of the college environment. Everyone on campus is invited to participate in any of the events.  

Come, join us, for one or all of the events in a series!

What books will be featured?

  • Spring 2019: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Nudge examines how we think in order to make choices, and how we can learn to make better ones. This book selection ties directly to our move into Guided Pathways. 
  • Fall 2019: Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald.
  • Spring 2020: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown.
  • TBA: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.
  • Let us know if you have a suggestion!

“As you discover what strength  you can draw from your community in this world  from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward.  Build bridges instead of walls.”

- Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor