Program for the 2010 PDI

Friday, January 8th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Inspiring First Year Students to Get to Year 2!
Presenters:
Keith Lopez,Jordan King
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
An emerging area of research for campuses across the country has been that of second year student transition needs and how to assist with the “sophomore slump”. While many campuses explore programming solely during the second year to address these needs, Orientation & Transition Programs at Colorado State University has taken a proactive and innovative approach by creating the Getting to Year 2 @ CSU Conference. This conference for first year students in their second semester takes what students say they need their second year, and provides it for them in an engaging, flexible and inspiring way! This interactive program will discuss the research on second year student issues, assessment and development of the Getting to Year 2 @ CSU Conference at Colorado State University and how staff and faculty across campus can work together to create successful experiences on campus for both first and second year students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Program Goals and Learning Outcomes: - To explore creating student focused transition and retention programming the first year of college - To look at the development of creative and research based programming that focuses on student engagement in their collegiate experience - To examine and discuss second year student transition issues - To discuss how second year student transition relates back to messages we are sending our students beginning at orientation - To highlight Colorado State University’s orientation and transition practices by sharing successes and challenges in developing programming for first & second year students - To discuss and share the importance of campus collaboration in creating intentional programming for first & second year students

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Do Over! Taking Advantage of Life’s Changes
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
An echo from our youth, “Do over.” We made a mistake, the ball went into the cranky neighbor’s yard, I wasn’t ready yet! Whatever the reason, we got a second chance. Do you think President Kennedy was correct when he said “Things do not happen. They are made to happen.”? In life, there are some natural times where we are more likely to make the most of another opportunity. Come discuss how well we recognize and take advantage of these moments.
Goals and Target Audience:
In this workshop we’ll: -Discuss how to recognize second chance opportunities. -Examine some of the beliefs and attitudes that might be preventing us from making a change. -Identify tools and support that can help us when that moment arrives. Open to anyone who believes in a second chance!

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Container Gardening: Cool Pots for a Hot Summer - REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Alison Stoven O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Unravel the mysteries of planting attractive containers for patio gardening. Leave with design tips, maintenance techniques and new varieties to withstand hot Colorado summer days. Many photos illustrate ideas for design to suit taste from formal to casual.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of this presentation are to educate novice and advanced gardeners on the benefits of planting in containers. Audience: all interested gardeners

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Small Steps to Health and Wealth
Presenters:
Laurel L. Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ encourages participants to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances. Do you want to get healthier and more financially secure in the years ahead? Perhaps lose some weight and save more for retirement? This program describes twenty similarities between health and wealth, followed by ten behavior change strategies that can be adopted to simultaneously improve your health and personal finances. Participants are led through a discussion of each strategy and encouraged to select 3 or 4 strategies to implement as part of a personal action plan.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals are to: - explore similarities between health and wealth issues - learn ten strategies that can simultaneously improve health and wealth - commit to one or more goals and define small steps to take to achieve the goal(s) Audience: All adults who desire to improve their health and wealth
Session Title:
You Don't Have to Do It Alone: Career Exploration Through Group Activities
Presenters:
Margaret Graham
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
211E LSC
Description:
Are you ready for a career shift, but you can't quite pinpoint your new direction? Come to this session to illuminate your path. We'll examine typical blocks and uncover myths about career selection through guided meditation, art activities, and discusison.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: CSU staff members Goals: 1. Identify typical blocks to career discernment 2. Expose myths about career selection. 3. Experience activities and discussions that provide insight into attendees' career paths

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Photoshop Creative Techniques
Presenters:
Jill Lenz
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Clark C143
Description:
Personal (vs. professional) enrichment for Photoshop lovers. Spend hands-on time in Photoshop with practice files provided for exploring creative techniques. Prerequisite: Photoshop basics or equivalent experience with digital imaging software.
Goals and Target Audience:
Photoshop users who want to practice hands-on creative techniques for digital images.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Container Gardening: Cool Pots for a Hot Summer
Presenters:
Alison Stoven O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Unravel the mysteries of planting attractive containers for patio gardening. Leave with design tips, maintenance techniques and new varieties to withstand hot Colorado summer days. Many photos illustrate ideas for design to suit taste from formal to casual.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of this presentation are to educate novice and advanced gardeners on the benefits of planting in containers. Audience: all interested gardeners
Session Title:
Financial Aid 101 & Financing a College Education
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan,Janeen Sivon
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
The first half of this session will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, general financial aid information, and financial aid programs such as work-study, loans, and grants. The second half of this session will provide information and resources that will assist employees in financing a college education for them or their dependent(s). It will include information on determining college costs, available resources including financial aid, College Opportunity Fund, tuition scholarship program for spouses and dependents, the employee study benefit and scholarship tips.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any employee who is seeking information on financial aid and financing a college education.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
The five W's (Who, What, Where, Why and When) of the Graduate Teaching Certificate Program
Presenters:
Sandy Chapman,Shaun Beaty
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
An overview of the Graduate Teaching Certificate program supported by The Institute for Learning and Teaching.
Goals and Target Audience:
Describe the Graduate Teaching Certificate program. Audience includes graduate students and faculty members.

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Planning for Long Term Care for Yourself or Other Family Members
Presenters:
Laurel L. Kubin,Kristine L. Callahan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Planning for the long term care arrangements and expenses for our aging parents or ourselves is one of the most stressful aspects of aging. No one really wants to think of themselves as being dependent on others. Plus, the cost of care can be staggering. In this session, you'll learn tips for family communication, financial considerations, and the new opportunity to protect some of your family's assets should you or your parents need to apply for Medicaid to cover financial expenses of long term care. Your facilitators will be Laurel Kubin, CFCS, County Extension Office, and Kristine Callahan, Attorney at Law.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Increase knowledge of options for financing long term care. Encourage informed decision making for long term care. Target Audience: Individuals in the 30 - 65 age range, however all are welcome.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Fundraising Event Evaluation: The Overlooked Asset
Presenters:
Allison Robin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Don’t gauge another special event solely on its attendance and money-making abilities! You’re ignoring a wealth of participant information that can help your college or unit make money and grow its programs and services, especially in these tough economic times. Learn how to build real sustainability via event evaluation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: To equip participants with the tools needed to capture feedback, increase participant satisfaction levels, identify problem areas, attract new sponsors, and more. Targeted Audience: event coordinators or individuals whose job requires them to plan and execute fundraising events