GBA Leadership Institute

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Program Calendar

  • GBALI Session - Professional Etiquette, Networking & Interviewing February 25, 2017 at 8:44 am – 1:00 pm Gilman School - Centennial Hall
  • GBALI Session - The Business of Being You March 4, 2017 at 8:44 am – 1:30 pm Gilman School - Centennial Hall

Program Hours & Location

The 11th Annual Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute will meet weekly on Saturdays from 8:44am to 12:00pm beginning October 24, 2015.

Saturday, February 25, 2017: Professional Etiquette, Networking & Interviewing

The Road of Your LifeOn Saturday, 2/25/17, we will be hosting our annual collaborative session with the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.). This year’s topic will be “Professional Etiquette, Networking & Interviewing.” As always, it will be an informative and very interactive experience. It’s what we do.

Key items:

1)  This session will conclude at 1:00 PM. We will be meeting in our normal location (Centennial Hall). Breakfast and lunch will be served.

2) We will be hosting additional students so you all are expected to serve as gracious hosts. Arrive early to help ensure everyone gets to the right location. Casual (normal) dress code is in effect.

3) This is our next to last WEEKLY session. Next Saturday, 3/4/17, will the last and will end at 1:30 PM.

Saturday, February 18, 2017: Bowie State University (Bowie, MD) Visit


We will be visiting Bowie State University (Bowie, MD) this Saturday, 2/18/17. This trip is from Baltimore (Gilman) to Bowie, MD and will be from 8:33 AM to 3:00 PM. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Sign-up form is below.

Since there will be a community service project, the dress code is Business Casual (clean, comfortable non-athletic). DRESS WARM for when we go from building to building.

If possible, please considering bringing for donation any of the following items:

  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Sandwich bags
  • Brown paper bags
  • Plastic gloves
  • Mini bottled water
  • Packaged lunch meat
  • Condiments (mayo + mustard)
  • Plastic knives

BSU Visit Sign-up

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Personal & Relationship Wellness


We will be meeting on Saturday, 2/11/17, at Gilman in Centennial Hall. Usual time. We will be “discussing” two very important topics: Personal & Relationship Wellness. We’re looking forward to spending this time with each of you. Only 4 more sessions left.

Assignment (Due Friday, 2/10/17 by 8 PM)

During last week’s session on money management, we discussed bank accounts. Outside of knowing your values and priorities, a checking account will almost certainly be the primary tool for your personal money management. The primary factors in choosing a checking account are no (or VERY low) minimum balance and no monthly or ATM fees.

Do an internet search to find a checking account for which you would consider signing up.



Saturday, February 4, 2017: Money Management


We will be meeting on Saturday, 2/4/17, at Gilman in Centennial Hall. Usual time. We will be wrapping up time management and beginning money management. These two topics have been popular requests and both VERY important to your wellness, happiness and success. There will be activities that require writing and note taking so come prepared.


Saturday, January 28, 2017: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) Visit


We will be visiting Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU; Richmond VA) this Saturday, 1/28/17. This trip is from Baltimore (Gilman) to Richmond, VA and will be from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

As always, the dress code is Business. Click here for more details on dress codeDRESS WARM for when we go from building to building.


Program Directors

Kellee Parrott Gonzalez
McDonogh '96

Rhonda Smith Wright
Bryn Mawr '95

Kourtney J. Whitehead
Osbourn (VA) '96

Terrance T. Whitehead
Gilman '95

Karlo G. Young
Gilman '97


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