The CLS offers programming on several popular life skills topics, including:
Financial literacy means that you know how to manage your money in a way that is meaningful to you. CLS programs covering day-to-day finance skills, signing contracts, and investment plans are designed to help you develop the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about your finances.
Negotiation is a collaborative process aimed at finding a mutually beneficial decision. This may occur while working with a group on a project or when collaborating with others to create something new. You may also negotiate when accepting a job offer. Led by Grinnell College’s Ombuds, the biannual Art of Negotiation workshop explores when you can and should negotiate, negotiation styles, and choosing an effective strategy for negotiation.
The @Work series aims to provide an inclusive space for you to learn, share, and reflect on identities in the workplace. The workshops include a discussion on authenticity and advocating for yourself in the world of work. Past programming has included: Access @ Work, Faith @ Work, OUT @ Work, Race @ Work, and Women @ Work.
The biannual etiquette dinner is an interactive event over a three-course meal where you will learn and practice etiquette for lunches and dinners. Hosted by a resident expert, you are led through etiquette tips and techniques, as well as a discussion about the reasons for knowing etiquette (e.g. networking meals, interviews, conferences). Priority is given to upperclass students.