LGS Blog

  1. Discover CNY Day 2019

    By: Nick Meskos, Sales & Member Service Trainer, AmeriCU Credit Union   “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”                                                                                                             ~Marcel Proust  Producing a great class day for the Best LGS Class EVER, is a daunting task.  In addition, as a determined design team embraced this More…

  2. Education Day 2019

    By Caitlin E. Moriarty, CenterState CEO – Tech Garden Leadership Greater Syracuse’s 2019 Class recently gathered for their Education Day to be exposed to themes of inequality and potential action items that might help level the playing field in order to provide an equal opportunity for all in education. The day was organized to focus More…

  3. Envisioning the Future Day 2019

    By Cindy Woods, Executive Director, Upstate Oasis and HealthLink programs “As for the future, your task is not to foresee it but to enable it” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery Envisioning the Future Day has finally arrived!  After weeks of preparation, the design team welcomed the LGS Class of 2019 to the Syracuse University Warehouse, which houses More…

  4. Embracing & Celebrating Diversity Day 2018

    By Scott Hopkins, Senior Marketing Analyst, Carrier Corporation Need an Ally, Be an Ally On Wednesday September 12th, the 2018 LGS Class unsuspectingly entered the Syracuse City School District Professional Development Center with little idea of what the design team had in store for them.  Sure, they knew they were going to hear from some More…

  5. Government Day 2018

    By: Kara Welch, Upstate Medical University Albert Bushnell Hart: “Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized.” The design team started meeting for this day in August and was happy when the day finally arrived.  The theme of “Follow the Money” came quickly to us.  The idea of wanting More…

  6. Community Service Day 2018

    By Colleen Cicotta, Associate Director, Syracuse University. Wednesday July 11th began like a typical summer morning in Syracuse. People from all over were drinking their morning coffee, getting dressed and ready for the day. The sun shone brightly, and a light breeze created the perfect mix of warm and refreshing. At the Southwest Community Center, More…

  7. Discover CNY Day 2018

    May 9, 2018 By Alice Maggiore, Communication Manager, Downtown Committee of Syracuse Innovation, Education, Revitalization and Communication – Those were four themes to emerge from the LGS Class of 2018’s Discover CNY Day. Classmates found a compass conveniently introducing these topics attached to their lanyards when they first met (bright and early!) in the Chiefs More…

  8. Education Day 2018

    April 13, 2018 By Michael Sylvester, Senior Accountant, Dairy Farmers of America   The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.   Education Day is here.  It was a long haul, and More…

  9. Envisioning the Future Day 2018

    By Jessica Willey, Business Consultant, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Envisioning the Future Day has finally arrived!  After months of preparation, the design team welcomed the LGS Class of 2018 to More…

  10. Embracing and Celebrating Diversity Day

    By Erin Vaccaro of Onondaga Community College “All of us have a story. You never know who your story will touch and what perspective it will give them. Always share your story.”  – Terri Cook Embracing and Celebrating Diversity Day was filled with a roller coaster of emotions, uncomfortable topics, inspirational speakers, and delicious food. More…