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Are YOU Ready for Christine Pelosi’s Political Boot Camp? Just $395 at the UC Extension

Thursday, September 10th, 2009


The “Public Service Leadership Boot Camp” at the UC Berkeley Extension at 425 Market in San Francisco* kicks off on September 22, 2009. You’ll get learned for 10 weeks every Tuesday for three hours by none other than Christine Pelosi, JD , BSFS.

Is there still room in the class? I don’t know, probably – what am I, your mother? There’s always room for one more, as they say.

There she is, on the right, at the recent Public Service Leadership Forum at the extension. Click to expand.

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And here are the deets:

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CHRISTINE PELOSI, J.D., B.S.F.S., runs leadership boot camps for aspiring public servants across the country. Her book, Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders, emerged from her years of grassroots activism and service on the Democratic National Committee and as director of the AFSCME PEOPLE/New House PAC Congressional Candidates Boot Camp. Pelosi has served as executive director of the California Democratic Party, deputy city attorney and assistant district attorney for the City of San Francisco, HUD special counsel in the Clinton-Gore administration, and chief of staff to U.S. Congressman John F. Tierney.

  • 10 meetings
  • Sept. 22 to Nov. 24: Tues., 6:30-9:30 pm
  • San Francisco: Room 815, UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., 8th Floor (enter on Fremont St.)
  • $395 (EDP 321299)

Christine Pelosi to Teach Public Service Leadership Boot Camp Course at UC Berkeley Extension

Will Host Public Service Leadership Forum on September 8

BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Interested in becoming an effective leader, organizer, or candidate in your community? This fall, author, attorney and activist Christine Pelosi is partnering with the Bay Area Business Round Table to offer a new course at UC Berkeley Extension: Public Service Leadership Boot Camp. The course will be offered at Extension’s downtown center in San Francisco beginning September 22.

Through collaboration with the Bay Area Business Round Table, a local non-profit that bridges societal gaps between business and communities, Pelosi brings the basic training principles of her book to the classroom.  Whether you want to run for office, advocate for a cause, or win a public policy issue, this interactive class offers a 7-step program for effective campaigning at all levels of public service.

See you there!

*Oh UC  Berkeley, you’ve lost your agriculture school (UC Davis), your medical school (UCSF), your first law school (UC Hastings), and now your Extension? It’s a good thing the Campanile is mortared in place, else you’d probably lose that as well.


Finance Committee of U.C. Board of Regents Approves Employee Furloughs

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

There was a buzz of activity today in San Francisco regarding the upcoming furloughs for some employees at the University of California. Senator Leland Yee spoke to a group of U.C. employees and students this morning at 7:00-something A.M. Get his point of view here.

A little later, the same protesters went over to nearby FibroGen, so that prevented Mayor Gavin Newsom from an making appointment he had there today.

The mise-en-scene inside at Mission Bay this morning. Click to expand:

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And this was the scene outside, what with a couple hundred U.C. workers milling about.

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“I’m UC President Yudof. I get $1 million/yr. I’m not here to save UC.”

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Let’s leave the Angel of Death and head back inside to meet University of California President Mark G. Yudof, on the left:

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And here’s California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, who’s running for Congress these days. He had a few points to make about getting more money for U.C.

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First of all, Garamendi called for the end of the two-thirds supermajority requirement to raise taxes in California. Then John called for support of an oil severance tax, namely AB656 from Assemblymember Torrico.

Now let’s hear from Sandra Faber, chair of the astronomy and astrophysics department at UC Santa Cruz. She talked about just paying out $150k in retention bonuses for three valued U.C. employees.

As a department chair, I cannot retain these people as well as hire people.  We do not have that long because our professors, particularly the assistant professors, are gong to bolt, and we are going to enter an irrecoverable slide.”

We should find out tomorrow how this all pans out.

To Be Continued…