Program for the 2011 PDI

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Living on a Reduced or Fixed Income
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Remember the days when you lived on a fraction of your income and had expenses that seemed to be the size of a mountain? Now, downsizing causes people to be concerned about how to live on a reduced income again. Retirement may also require people to live on less. In this session the presenter will cover six key steps to follow as you proceed to live on less, making ends meet.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Participants will learn six steps to follow to live on a reduced income. 2. Participants will leave with at least one activity to start to help themselves live on less. Audience: Anyone

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Join Alison and Carol to find out helpful tips and tricks for successful vegetable gardening in containers. Container gardening is a great way to have a productive garden in small spaces. Vegetable varieties, maintenance and how-to's will be shared, with plenty of photographs.
Goals and Target Audience:
All levels of gardeners would benefit from this class--participants can expect to learn helpful techniques for container gardening in Northern Colorado.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Top 10 Behavior Problems In Cats and Dogs
Presenters:
Jennie Willis Jamtgaard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Think your pet has the worst behavior imaginable? Chances are you aren't alone, and there is something to do about it! Come the how's and why's of some common misbehavior in our pet animals. Beginning with understanding your pet's motivation for that behavior, learn what changing that behavior looks like for you and your pet. A dog (or cat!)is never too old to learn new tricks, so even if it has been going on a while, it's not too late to expect that behavior can improve.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. To explain some common behavioral problems in light of the motivation(s) the animals feel to perform them. 2. To expel some myths as to why particular behaviors happen and what owners may have been told to do. 3. To provide listeners with a better understanding of how to change behavior in their pet.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Using Science To Change Behavior in Pets
Presenters:
Jennie Willis Jamtgaard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
We love our pets... but chances are, we don't love everything they do! But in a world of misinformation on the subject, what can be done about that annoying behavior? How do we teach them how we would like them to behave? Come learn the science behind why certain training methods do and don't work, and how we can help our pets be the best companions for us while preserving the relationship we want to have with them. You will leave with a toolbox full of new ways to teach them, whether you have a dog, cat, horse, rat or bird!
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: Interested pet owners and enthusiasts 1. Listeners will be able to demonstrate three ways of teaching a new behavior. 2. Listeners will be able to demonstrate three ways of stopping an old behavior that is not desired. 3. Listeners will be able to explain how the emotional side of training helps animals learn in some circumstances and hinders them in others.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
How to Be Media Savvy
Presenters:
Emily Wilmsen,Jennifer Dimas
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
The Department of Public Relations -Who we are and what we do (a brief introduction) -Where to find us -When to call us -What we need from you Reporting 101 -A day in the life of a reporter -What’s news -Deadlines Interview do’s and don’t’s -Preparing yourself -Deadlines -Followup -Your rights as an interviewee Q&A
Goals and Target Audience:
To further educate campus faculty and staff about the importance of positively representing themselves, their departments and their university in the media. To help faculty and staff understand how the media works, prepare them to have a positive experience with the media and educate them about their rights and responsibilities during an interview. Targeted audience is campus faculty and staff, particulary those interested in conducting interviews on behalf of their department/college.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan – REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Cathy Bedwell
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
During this session, participants will learn the basic principles necessary to successfully practice Tai Chi Chuan, and apply these principles to core Yang-style exercises.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide the participants a theoretical and practical introduction to tai chi chuan. The targeted audience is anyone who is curious about the practice of tai chi chuan, its potential health benefits and use as a martial art.

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan
Presenters:
Cathy L Bedwell
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
During this session, participants will learn the basic principles necessary to successfully practice Tai Chi Chuan, and apply these principles to core Yang-style exercises.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide the participants a theoretical and practical introduction to tai chi chuan. The targeted audience is anyone who is curious about the practice of tai chi chuan, its potential health benefits and use as a martial art.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
How to Parent and Work Without Losing Your.....Mind
Presenters:
Jen Aberle, Ph.D.,Kim Grubbs,Jen Johnson,Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Inspired by the lived experiences of four working mothers on campus (faculty, administrative professional, and state classified), this session will explore the concept of balance by identifying key challenges and strategies to navigating working parenthood. Specifically, we will discuss self-advocacy at work and at home, negotiating work and childcare, leveraging support systems, and living our values as parents and professionals. This is intended to be an interactive session where both presenters and participants can share stories, laugh, and learn from each other. Join us as we create solidarity with other working parents who juggle life in two worlds, striving to be fully present in both.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for working parents at CSU. Goals include: -Normalizing the working parent experience -Identifying strategies for balance -Creating community among working parents

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Payroll FAQ & Roundtable Discussion
Presenters:
Joanne Robel,Payroll Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This session will provide information on frequently asked questions pertaining to payroll processing through Human Resource Services. It will include information on Faculty, Administrative Professionals, State Classified, Non-Student Hourly, and Graduate Assistant personnel actions processed through Oracle. It will cover deadlines, terminations, issuance of manual payments, taxation, direct deposit and many more payroll related issues.
Goals and Target Audience:
Increase understanding of payroll process and interaction with campus counterparts. College and Department payroll contacts and Oracle Users.