Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Edible Flowers for Colorado Landscapes
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
We've all grown tomatoes and peppers, but what about other edible plants that you can grow in your garden? Join Alison and Carol to learn about growing zucchini (for the blossoms!), why adding daylilies to your salad brings a new twist and other blooms that can add new flavors to your palate. They will also cover the eight rules of edible flowers and how to grow and harvest these plants.
Goals and Target Audience:
This class is for all interested gardeners. They will take home information about how to grow edible plants in their gardens, as well as the "rules" about growing them.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
No Gain, Maintain! Competency based healthy weight maintenance
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Learn how educational competencies can be used to learn to maintain healthy weight. You will receive information about key areas that you can monitor and adjust to be healthy and promote a better lifestyle.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Raise awareness of competency based learning. 2. Provide tips and tools to maintain healthy weight. 3. Provide a preview of future workshops/studies. Anyone interested in attending is welcome and should benefit.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Autism and the College Experience
Presenters:
Jayne Mohar,Erica Schelly
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on the strengths and challenges that students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face as they participate in college life. The Opportunities for Postsecondary Success (OPS) program, a transition program for students with ASD at CSU, will be highlighted.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience for this session includes educators and student support services personnel. Participants in this session will be able to: 1. describe the major strengths and challenges that students with ASD have while attending college. 2. understand the supports available to students with ASD through the OPS program 3. apply basic in-class and out-of-class supports to assist students with ASD adapt to the college environment

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Using the Employee Study Privilege or Tuition Scholarship Program for Eligible Family Members
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
The Commitment to Campus initiative has brought enhancements to the Employee Study Privilege and Tuition Scholarship Program for Eligible Family Members. This session will cover the Privileges and Benefits afforded to employees and eligible family members including an overview of the application process and associated deadlines. The recent enhancement to include reciprocity of these programs at CSU-Global and Pueblo will also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
All Interested employees; HR representatives

10:00 AM

Session Title:
It's a matter of heart. What do you really know about your risk for heart disease?
Presenters:
Tiffany Lipsey
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans. 50% of heart attacks have no symptoms. In this session we will review the risk factors for heart disease and simple strategies to improve your risk for this disease. We will also discuss a program on campus, available to CSU employees at a discounted rate, to help you on the path to better health.
Goals and Target Audience:
All CSU employees

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Creative Solutions to Pesky Pet Problems
Presenters:
Jennie Willis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
In this two hour session, we will go over the "Top 10" behavior problems in cats and dogs, how to recognize warning signs and how to understand the motivation behind the behaviors. For each problem, we will learn basic training and conditioning principles for changing behavior and use our collective creativity to apply those solutions in your home! Bring your enthusiasm and deductive reasoning skills as we learn how to improve behavior for our pets!
Goals and Target Audience:
Any interested person with a pet or an interest in behavior

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Understanding University Employee Benefit Programs - Privileges and Benefits
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
The Human Resources Benefits Office will provide a comprehensive overview of Benefits & Privileges provided through University employment. The presentation will include Health, Dental, Life (AD&D), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts as well as a brief overview of Retirement, Employee Study Privilege and the Tuition Scholarship program for eligible family members.
Goals and Target Audience:
All Interested employees; HR representatives