Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Aid Updates
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan,Christie Leighton
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
New federal regulations determine how student academic decisions impact financial aid eligibility. This session will provide information on these financial aid regulation changes. Attendees will gain knowledge so they know when it would be appropriate to refer students to Student Financial Services for information.
Goals and Target Audience:
There are many academic decisions that impact financial aid eligibility - number of credits, successfully completing credits, withdrawing from classes, taking online classes, etc. This session will talk about how these decisions impact financial aid eligibility.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Find the Missing Links on LinkedIn
Presenters:
Tanida Ruampant,Summer Shaffer,Kimberly Sorensen
Category:
Web 2.0 / Social Networking
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Come learn about LinkedIn and explore the missing links that can help you improve your professional profile and help you find and connect with professionals and CSU alumni.
Goals and Target Audience:
- Novice to intermediate users of LinkedIn - Anyone with a curiosity about the professional social networking site - Students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Curiosity 101
Presenters:
Michele Faris
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Todd Kashdan is internationally recognized as an expert on the topic of Curiosity. This workshop will summarize his research and how it applies to you. How can cultivating this character strength improve your life through encouraging optimism, increasing satisfaction and improving interpersonal relationships.
Goals and Target Audience:
Understand the dynamics of curiosity and self assess their level of curiosity.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Curious About Event and Conference Planning on Campus?
Presenters:
Lauren Ankarlo,Elodie Vigneron
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
- Provide the basics of event planning on-campus - Discover what spaces we have for meeting and lodging for conferences - Learning about the dining and catering services on-campus - Best practices for planning departmental meetings and conferences off-campus - Tips for budgeting for your next event or conference - Discover how Conference Services can help plan your next event
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: - Provide CSU staff with basic information to plan on-campus or off-campus meetings and conferences - Notify staff with resources available at CSU to plan their next event or conference Target Audience: - CSU Employees whose position requires them to plan conferences and events for their departments

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Who Wants $50,000?
Presenters:
Dan Banuelos,Deborah Yeung,Jennifer Strange,Dave Mornes
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
CSUs Commitment to Campus initiative is more than meets the eye. We all benefit from being healthy and engaged. Find out how to make Commitment to Campus work for you; learn about opportunities campus wide that will engage your mind, body, and (Ram)spirit! This session is sponsored by the Administrative Professional Council. Join us for an interactive presentation of currently offered Commitment to Campus benefits and a chance to play "Commitment to Campus" Jeopardy!
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is provide information to CSU’s faculty and staff on the wonderful benefits that are available at this institution. Most benefits provided by CSU are underutilized. CSU is a great place to work and we want to help bring an awareness of what CSU is doing to value their employees.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Successful aging
Presenters:
Kellie Walters
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
This discussion will cover physical activity recommendations and ways to incorporate new activities in your life that can aid in healthy aging.The Department of Health and Exercise Science is here to offer sound, scientific advice and help you put together a safe and effective workout routine that you will want to actually stick with.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Understand the role physical activity plays in all aspects of wellness. 2. Review the current physical activity recommendations. 3. Discuss the resources available CSU employees (at a discounted price!) for being physically active. Targeted Audience: individuals interested in maintaining or improving their overall health.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Using The Colorado State University Brand
Presenters:
Mark Minor
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
The Colorado State University brand is a marketing and communications tool that can be used to better communicate with our many constituents. DER has spent the past year refreshing the university brand platform. This session is designed to teach about brands in general, about the CSU brand specifically, and how to use it.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: university communicators who work with internal and external audiences Goals: 1. Introduce concept and importance of branding when communicating with various audiences 2. Explain Colorado State University brand and provide examples of its use in messaging 3. Encourage cohesive messaging throughout campus colleges and units.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
The Media and You: What You Need to Know to Survive
Presenters:
Mike Hooker,Emily Wilmsen,Jennifer Dimas
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Been tongue-tied dealing with the media? Do you wish you had said something different after seeing your name in print? Working with the Fourth Estate doesn't need to be difficult or painful. Come learn from the pros how to prepare for an interview and get your message across to newspaper and TV reporters. Presenters from the CSU Public Relations office include veteran journalist Mike Hooker - a 17-year veteran of CBS 4 in Denver; former Denver Post reporter and editor Emily Wilmsen; and Jennifer Dimas, a longtime public relations professional.
Goals and Target Audience:
The session is intended for faculty members, researchers and others interested in media relations. The session will cover a basic understanding of: - What makes news - The value of working with journalists - How to work with journalists - Tips on preparing for an interview

2:00 PM

Session Title:
RamCT Blackboard: Enhancements for Spring 2013
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Melody Brake
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
RamCT Blackboard will have some new features in Spring 2013! A small upgrade over holiday break will provide the following improvements: A Setup Guide to help new users, greater flexibility in customizing a course using Color Themes, Course structures which can apply a template to a new course, the ability to Regrade a test after making an adjustment to a question, improved student Activity Reporting, and Course to Course Navigation which allows instructors and students to quickly jump from course to course. We will also provide an update on efforts to simplify the import process of testing services exam scores (EZip) into the RamCT Blackboard grade center. And we will share some future improvements that are expected to be available for summer 2013 which should include a new and improved text editor. Join us to discuss how Blackboard continues to add new functions and features to their product.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors, TA's and staff who are interested in using RamCT Blackboard.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Adding Something “Spatial” to Course Redesigns across Campus
Presenters:
Sophia Linn,Melinda Laituri,Erik Raab
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
For the past few months, the Geospatial Centroid at CSU has been working with instructional designers and professors from across campus to add elements of spatial thinking and geospatial technologies to courses in TILT’s course redesign process. While not always obvious at first, many classes can be enhanced by considering a spatial perspective. This means that location matters: in archeology or business, engineering or horticulture, water management or disease diffusion. Where something occurs is affected not only by that place but by other features, elements, or processes at work in that place. By using the increasingly available tools for spatial data visualization and analysis, instructors can expose their students to these data and encourage new observations and analyses of patterns not considered before. The Centroid offers resources to assist professors in incorporating spatial thinking into their classes and work.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, students

Wednesday, January 16th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Elephants Don't Bite: Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences
Presenters:
Zachary Mercurio
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
We create experiences within each moment of our lives and work; and the outcomes of even our smallest and seemingly insignificant actions have either positive or negative long-lasting consequences. This interactive workshop takes a different approach to customer experience design by focusing on the experience-creators first: ourselves and our staffs. The workshop uses experience in delivering university-wide orientation programs along with research on interpersonal communication, customer service, and experience design to empower participants to realize and unleash their potential to create positive, dynamic, and lasting experiences for their customers.
Goals and Target Audience:
All staff/faculty who interact with constituencies on behalf of the University. Goals: 1. Participants will be able to identify specific personal behaviors that contribute to the creation of experiences for others on behalf of their organization. 2. Participants will be able to discuss strategies for creating positive experiences, both personally and organizationally. 3. Participants will be able to describe how they can use their organization's purpose to empower the creation of positive experiences at every level of the organization.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Payroll New Hire/Change Process Review
Presenters:
Joanne Robel,Payroll Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Overview of the payroll internal process and timeline for new hires and changes for all employee types. Employee Types: Faculty, Administrative Professional, Graduates, Fellowship Grant Trainees, Post Docs, State Classified, Student Hourly and Non-Student Hourly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Increase understanding of payroll internal processes and timelines. Target Audience: College and Department payroll contacts and Oracle Users.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Tools to making a successful, lasting, and loving relationship
Presenters:
Jennifer Krafchick,Toni Zimmerman,Amy Quinn
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Intimate relationships are among the most important and meaningful relationships of our lives, but they take work. Many couples do not know what to do in order to improve their relationships. In fact, over 50% of marriages end in divorce, but there are steps that couples can take to reduce their chance of becoming a divorce statistic. Join these award winning faculty members from the Marriage and Family Therapy program at CSU in learning about different techniques and tools that you can immediately apply to your current or future relationships. These are research-based practical skills that will help to improve the quality of your relationship. Research findings from the world renowned relationship expert, Dr. John Gottman, will be presented and resources will be shared to help your relationship. All types of relationships are honored in this presentation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Based on the research from John Gottman, participants will learn the 7 principles to making relationships work. They will also learn concrete skills that they can use to reduce their risk of divorce or their relationship ending, conflict, and relational dissatisfaction. Target Audience: Any CSU employee who wants to improve the quality of their current or future marriage or intimate relationships.