Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
College on the Cheap (sort of)
Presenters:
Alan Fenn
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
Thinking about sending your kids to college? Wondering how you'll ever be able to choose the "right" college, let alone afford it? A parent of a recent college graduate and a current college freshman will take you through his personal experiences with planning, saving, scholarships, and financing his children's college educations, including real-life examples and strategies.
Goals and Target Audience:
Parents of pre-college age children
Session Title:
Getting Your Important Papers In Shape At Home
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
What to keep - - what to toss or recycle - - how long to keep them - - these are the dilemmas most of us face when we look at all of the financial, legal, and personal records we have in our homes. Information in this session will provide guidelines on what, where, and how long those important papers should be kept. Following up on these guidelines will help you be in better control of your financial affairs and help you deal with some of the clutter that may surround you.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learners will gain information on: 1. Personal important records that should be retained 2. How long important records should be kept 3. Where important papers should be stored This information is applicable to all adults.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Back by Popular Demand – A Calm Within: Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert,Margit Hentschel
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive diaphragmatic breath for your daily life. Over the last 20 years, numerous studies have shown these practices to have multiple physical and mental health benefits, which contribute to an overall increase in well-being. The session will begin with an overview of these benefits, offer background on mindfulness and diaphragmatic breath practice, and engage participants in “hands-on” practice of these techniques. A “start where you are” philosophy is embraced and no previous experience is required. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
All audiences are welcome.
Session Title:
Become a Citizen Scientist and Help the National Weather Service
Presenters:
Nolan Doesken
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (www.cocorahs.org) is a citizen science organization that started right here at Colorado State University. Now, volunteers from all 50 states measure and report precipitation and report their data to the CoCoRaHS web site. Local water officials, regional flood managers and even the National Weather Service use the data every day to help compliment their radar and satellite data; improving their prediction and analysis capabilities and helping to save lives. Come learn how the NWS collects and measures precipitation, and learn how you can spend two minutes a day to help these scientists better understand the variable nature of precipitation.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to increase awareness of CoCoRaHS in the community. This program began as a local effort after the Fort Collins Flood of 1997 devastated the CSU campus, but has now spread to all 50 states. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join and the targeted audience is anyone who has an interest in the weather and/or an interest in helping scientists.
Session Title:
Herbs for Colorado Gardens
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Join Alison and Carol as they talk about the versatility of herbs for Colorado gardens. Herbs are perfect for containers and mixing in the vegetable garden. From placement and growing to harvest, these plants are as much ornamental as they are edible. Tips on growing herbs indoors will also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
This class is geared towards gardeners of any ability.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
How to create eBooks
Presenters:
Larry Karbowski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
218 Shepardson
Description:
This course will go over how to create eBooks using InDesign CS5.x and conversion between different eBook formats using Calibre. I will primarily use InDesign CS5.x and the free Calibre program. It will also discuss "gotchas" for creating eBooks. We will discuss other software available and possible uses for eBooks at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in creating eBooks. How to create an eBook from scratch Different parts of an eBook How to convert to different eBook formats Gotcha!! Uses for eBooks Devices for reading eBooks Resources for eBooks Software Q&A

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Discover Your Personality DNA
Presenters:
Wade Troxell,Tara Zeleny,Polly Zeleny,Vince Brush
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Lack of collaboration skills has been identified in project surveys of executives as a major problem hindering both innovation and effective job performance. Collaboration problems are significantly based on inappropriate competitiveness and failure to understand and appreciate team members having different personality styles/life traits of others. This session is designed to help participants gain self knowledge and awareness, establish a level of comfort in any environment, and understand the behavior patterns of all individuals they deal with from faculty and staff to students. Each participant will take the LifeTraits personality assessment and receive their personal profile. Each profile type will be reviewed in depth for understanding the four environmental triggers for stress. In a larger context, this may be a tool to assist first year students to gain self knowledge and awareness, establish a level of comfort in any environment, and understand the behavior patterns of all individuals they deal with on campus from their roommate to fellow students to their instructors.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will introduce participants to the LifeTraits personality assessment tool which is a valid and reliable 20 question Jungian based instrument. It has been developed to assess an individual's responses to their environment. LifeTraits® survey is a standardized instrument that has been used locally and internationally in education, business and industry. The tool will be applicable to faculty, staff and students. Each participant will learn about themselves and how to better support each other as well as students who are new to the environment. Participants will learn to understand the keys to team building with personalities in different environments. The goal is to help faculty, staff and students gain self-knowledge and establish a level of comfort within the university environment. This will help to retain faculty, staff and lead to increased student success based on environmental assimilation.
Session Title:
Toastmasters - Shaping the Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
Presenters:
Margaret Saldana,Stacey Williams,Heather Slane,Mark Koeneker,Renee White,Other Resource Masters Club members
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Toastmasters International is a non-profit, educational organization that teaches communication and leadership through a worldwide network of clubs. This session will demonstrate a typical club meeting complete with prepared speeches, table topics, speech evaluation, and a general evaluation report. For many people, public speaking can be frightening or a challenge to their comfort level. Our Toastmasters Club (Resource Masters) is like a family in which each member can grow and develop in a safe and friendly environment. Toastmasters is about helping members set and achieve their own personal goals and accomplishments.
Goals and Target Audience:
Does the thought of public speaking make you break out in HIVES?! BEE our guest at the Resource Masters Professional Development Institute 2012 Session. Learn how Resource Masters Toastmasters can help you develop your public speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment. Vision: Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through its member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change. Audience: Faculty, staff, and students (18 years or older) who are interested in shaping their lives and challenging themselves through communication.

Wednesday, January 11th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Managing Your Professional Online Presence
Presenters:
Shana Gillette
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Shana Gillette will moderate a session that will include panel members from professional organizations and information technology companies. Panel members will review key pointers to establishing, maintaining, and monitoring an online professional presence/reputation through websites and online profiles.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn how to manage your online presence Audience: Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
F. C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual readiness for retirement – specifically addressing the question “What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?” Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing continuing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understanding basics of what income will be needed at retirement plus how this income can be achieved. Targeted audience: Anyone in the early or middle stage of retirement planning.
Session Title:
MBTI Demystified: Use with Individuals and Organizations
Presenters:
Wendy Rose,Scot Sanders
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Learn how the MYERS BRIGGS Personality Type Indicator can be applied to personal, professional, and organizational development. For over 40 years, the MBTI instrument has been the subject of thousands of research projects studying the links between personality types and different aspects of life. This will be an introduction to a complex assessment that can help people identify the patterns through which they relate to other people, areas of professional and personal growth, and how organizations can use MBTI in developing effective teams.
Goals and Target Audience:
A certified type practitioner will guide participants through self-identification of their own type and a greater understanding of how types relate to personal, professional, and career development. We will also discuss how organizations can use an understanding of types to increase effectiveness and productivity by utilizing type dynamics on teams and in management practice. The target audience may include people interested in their own type, managers looking to use type indicators in their organizations, and advisors and professors looking for ways to help students gain more knowledge about resources available to them. MBTI is just one assessment instrument available to students through the Career Center and gives participants a sense of what interpretation of types might look like for students or their organization.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Communicating – Non-Techies/Techies
Presenters:
Terri Pecora
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Helping users to communicate with technical developers, and helping technical developers to communicate with users. Tips and tricks and a little humor.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone really, but geared toward IT staff and people who deal with IT staff.
Session Title:
Ordinary Courage for Women
Presenters:
Margaret Graham,Kathy Williams-Tolstrup
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Treat yourself to a half day of experiential activities in the company of other women who want to explore ordinary courage, compassion, and connection in a safe, supportive environment. Based on Brene Brown's psycho-educational curriculum (if you're curious about her, look her up on TED.com). We will explore what it means to live wholeheartedly in the context of your own life.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: women who want to explore personal enrichment activities and contribute to and gain from a supportive circle Goals: -Understand the personal and universal nature of our imperfections -Recognize our vulnerabilities and begin to see how to use them as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks -Cultivate the courage to tell our stories and embrace them
Session Title:
Shaping Your Pet's Behavior
Presenters:
Jennie Willis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Come learn how to change your pet's behavior one step at a time. Shaping is just one of the techniques we will go over. Teach your pet new behaviors and stop undesired ones. Through this presentation you will take home tools to better understand and communicate with your pet of any species!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1) To educate the CSU community regarding safe, scientific and humane ways to change animal behavior. 2) To empower and inspire individuals to go home and practice techniques with their own animals. Target audience: Any interested person

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financing Your or Your Dependent's College Education
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
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 eligible family members of CSU employees, the employee study benefit and scholarship tips.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any employee who is seeking information on financing a college education.
Session Title:
You Say Namaste, I Say Hello: Demystifying the World of Yoga
Presenters:
Carol Borchert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
It seems that almost every day there is an item in the news about the benefits of yoga, from stress release to relieving low back pain, flexibility, strength, better balance, improved sleep, and more. But entering the world of yoga can be intimidating for beginning students. In this session, you'll learn how to demystify yoga including: how and why Sanskrit language is used; styles of yoga and how to pick the best one for you; how yoga's history impacts today's current practices; useful reference materials; and much more. You'll leave with a better understanding of all aspects of yoga, and learn the best way to start incorporating the many benefits of yoga into your life.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide a basic introduction to the practice of yoga, and answer the many questions surrounding beginning a yoga practice so that participants can enjoy the health and wellbeing that a yoga practice can provide. This workshop will help people interested in beginning a yoga practice but unsure of where to start, as well as those confused by the choices available.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Travel Photography
Presenters:
John Eisele
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Photography is a great way to explore new places and cultures (and even look at familiar ones in a new way). This session will look at some tips and techniques to bring back better pictures from your next outing. It's not about what kind of camera you have, it's how you use it that counts.
Goals and Target Audience:
Photographers at any skill level, from "just bought a point & shoot" to advanced shooters are welcome.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Organize Your World: The last time management workshop you’ll ever need!
Presenters:
Michael Crook,Vanita Narayana
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Never take another time management course again! We met at a time management seminar and have served as each others Organizational Coaches for the past year and a half with great success. Now, we have condensed the seminar’s most effective time management techniques and our past year’s experiences into a compact session to share with you! You will learn how to maximize your productivity by applying a few guiding principles involving your physical workspace, Outlook account, workflow management, as well as a self developed plan of action. The best part about this session will be the tangible tools you will take away. This will be a great session for the person who is overloaded with work and no idea where to begin as well as those that would just like to take their current time management skills to the next level.
Goals and Target Audience:
Especially relevant for staff who use Outlook. This will be a great session for the person who is overloaded with work and no idea where to begin as well as those that would just like to take their current time management skills to the next level.