Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

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:
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.

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.

Wednesday, January 11th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Service-Learning: Aligning your passion with community service through teaching & learning circles
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel
Category:
Service Learning
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on service-learning as a form of active, engaged learning & teaching. Topics will include; 1)brief overview of the theoretical and applied service-learning underpinnings, 2)exploring your passions to align with service-learning opportunities or in creating new ones, 3)examples of campus & local community partnerships will be showcased. This session will be facilitated as an engaged learning circle and will involve audience participation. Handouts will include current opportunities and contacts on campus and in the local Fort Collins community.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any participant interested in campus/community service-teaching and learning programs either as a volunteer or in curriculum development and experiential learning.

10:00 AM

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:
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

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.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
The Classified Employment Selection Process 101
Presenters:
Lorraine Larocque,Rachel Wilkinson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This course is designed to teach supervisors, managers and classified staff about classified staff selection processes. This session includes: • Begins with information on the classified staff recruitment and selection process, including basics of the State Personnel System, state residency requirements, the concept of merit and fitness and definition of “classified.” • An overview of classified processes involving CO-Jobs, the state’s new online application system, types of recruitment processes, assessment/exam options and the referral process. • Definitions of key terms and explanations of processes for transfer, reinstatement, promotion, demotion, resignation, state classified hourly, and essential positions along with discussion of the key similarities and differences between the classified and administrative professional search processes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Supervsior and managers of classified staff as well as classified employees. Goals: -Knowledge of the basic premise for state classified staff serach processes - Understanding terms in the state classified staff system such as transfer, voluntary demotion, reinstatement, etc. -Basic knowledge of the methods of hiring within the state classified system -Where to call when you have questions!