Monday, May 11th, 2015
Zappos, the online clothing retailer and Amazon subsidiary, has spent the past year and a half conducting a peculiar experiment. It’s called holacracy, and it’s the somewhat radical notion that the employees of some companies—like Zappos—would function better without managers in the mix. At Zappos, the project began in late 2013, when chief executive Tony Hsieh announced that the company would eliminate all titles and managers and transition to a holacratic structure.
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Monday, April 14th, 2014
Seminar One: Introduction to key terms and the Peace Direct model
Seminar Two: Discussion of Ripples into Waves: Locally Led Peacebuilding on a National Scale
Seminar Three: Discussion of Connecting Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Realities.
Film Showing: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (72 minutes)
Session with Paul Steinhauser: Introduction to #FriedenAktuell and how you can help
Skills session with Lazar: How to interview
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
The National Honor Society is an international service and leadership organization for young scholars. NHS is a reward for student leaders as well as an opportunity to further cultivate leadership skills.
You can learn more about the NHS mission here.
You are encouraged to discuss the JFKS NHS mission with current and former members.
John F. Kennedy School NHS members perform 50 hours of community service. Members are expected to take initiative and to devote themselves to causes they care about. Those not committed to community service should not apply to NHS.
The NHS Selection Process is as follows:
1. Students with a 3.5 grade point average or higher are invited to apply. The application form is below. Prospective members have ample time to submit their application.
2. The JFKS high school faculty rates applicants. The criteria are leadership, character, and service.
3. The five-member JFKS NHS Faculty Council deliberates the qualifications of each candidate and chooses NHS members by majority vote. The NHS Adviser, Mr. Lazar, conducts this meeting but is not a voting member.
4. Applicants are notified.
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