Program for the 2011 PDI

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Graduate Assistant Billing
Presenters:
Charlotte Shanahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Mechanics of the Graduate Assistant billing through Accounts Receivable DPSA Forms Department invoicing process
Goals and Target Audience:
College Business Officers & Accountants/Acct Techs for departments that do Graduate Assistant Billing

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Worker's Compensation, Temporary Modified Duty
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang,Dan Pena,Joanne Robel
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Session with cover the Aspects of a work injury at CSU.   The Roles  of Risk Management, Employee, Home Department and Payroll Services once an injury occurs.   
Goals and Target Audience:
Directors, Associate Directors, Department Designated Person, departmental Human Resource person, individuals responsible for tracking and reporting time, completing employee paperwork and providing communications and information to employees, their department and other departments on campus.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Disabilities in the Workplace
Presenters:
Diana Prieto, Director,Michelle Havens, Coordinator
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session will discuss the area of disabilities in the workplace. There will be a review of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the changes brought about by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADAAA dramatically changed the employer’s role and responsibilities in the areas of evaluating employees to determine if they are individuals with disabilities and, if they are certified to be individuals with disabilities, providing reasonable accommodations. Information will be provided on the processes and procedures used at Colorado State University for determining whether an employee is an individual with a disability and if so, the interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide supervisors with a basic understanding of the area of disabilities in employment and their role and responsibilities as a supervisor when working with employees who may be eligible for reasonable accommodations in order to be able to perform the essential functions of their job.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network
Presenters:
Maricela DeMirjyn,Paola Malpezzi Price
Category:
Diversity
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Our session will be an informal "meet & greet" opportunity to introduce the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network to our Colorado State University colleagues and campus community members. We will provide a description of why the President's Commission on Women and Gender Equity is supporting the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network, as well as provide some information as to what our vision entails for future networking events and mentoring opportuntities. We also hope to have an interactive component of the session where participants will help brainstorm ideas for further developing the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Supported by the President’s Commission on Women, Gender and Equity (CWGE), the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network seeks to connect women of color for professional growth and personal support. By forming mentoring programs, career advancement workshops, such as leadership trainings, and women of color (WOC) events, campus spaces for equitable advancement and support for women of color will be sustainably created. Goals: To promote and facilitate the development of mentoring relationships among postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff who identify as women and women of color. Conceptually, the mentoring programs will assist women in the advancement of their careers, as well as increase confidence about their chances for success. As a whole, these mentoring programs will help create a more cooperative learning and working environment at Colorado State University.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
How Conditionally Admitted International students are advised and prepared at the Intensive English Program
Presenters:
Mary Kay Wedum,Petra Marlin
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an explanation of conditional admission for international undergraduate students and how it may relate to students audience members may either advise or teach. We will discuss the process of admission of international students, and explain at what point Intensive English Program students are allowed to begin their academic study. We will also give examples of how their academic courses are combined with their English classes. In addition, we will outline how the IEP prepares international students for academic coursework.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience of this session is advisors and professors of conditionally admitted international students. The goal of the session is to clarify both the process of admissions of undergraduate international students and the role of the Intensive English Program in preparing these students for academic work, both pedagogically and from an advising standpoint.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Hiring Best Practices
Presenters:
Christine Haase
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Actively participating in the employment search process for open University positions is one of the most critical responsibilities undertaken by Colorado State University employees. Recruiting, hiring and retaining the best and the brightest is essential for Colorado State University’s continued growth and success. So, how can we do our best to recruit and hire first-rate University employees, especially in this era of budget-restrictions? This session will share simple, low cost, best practices that units can easily incorporate into their hiring processes to maximize efforts toward successfully recruiting and hiring top performers.
Goals and Target Audience:
Recruiting and hiring the best people can be a lot of work. The goal of this session is to highlight common hiring best practices and efficiencies to maximize outcomes from recruitment efforts and interactions with potential applicants and potential employees. The targeted audience would be any University administrative professional, staff or faculty member that anticipates being part of an upcoming search or hiring process.

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Be an Untouchable: Think! Innovate! Create! to meet workforce needs of the 21st Century
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
How can you or those you work with or train be an "untouchable"? What new ideas/new career areas can you support/train people for/be a part of - in the new, new world of the Flat, Hot, and Crowded Earth (Friedman, 2009, 2007)? What can you practice/do differently to remain "untouchable"?
Goals and Target Audience:
Any interested person in the workforce today who wants to stay gainfully employed, live a healthy and rewarding life, contribute to the well-being of others, prepare others for careers we aren't even aware of now...according to Friedman, would be interested in this session! I, as an instructor, am hoping to raise awareness, activate prior knowledge, and empower individuals to become "untouchable"!

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Practical Strategies for Improving Critical Thinking
Presenters:
Lorie Smith
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Life isn't getting any simpler, is it? At work and at home we are faced with issues and problems that could benefit from the application of critical thinking. This session will address some practical strategies for acquiring or improving critical thinking skills to help you better address the everyday challenges you face.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Provide attendees with basic critical thinking strategies Audience: General