Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
"Living with a Brain Injury - Challenges and Successes on Campus"
Presenters:
Sarah Beetch, M.S., OTR,Holly Darnell, M.S., OTR,Student-info to come,Student-info to come
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Current CSU students with brain injuries will share their experiences to increase your awareness and understanding about what challenges and struggles they face in higher education. What are the challenges in the classroom and within the campus community? What strategies and accommodations can be put into place to assist students with brain injury to be successful? How can faculty and staff best serve students to ensure their success? Attendees will participate in experiential learning activities to further foster their understanding of concepts and strategies.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Increase awareness and understanding about what challenges and struggles faced in higher education by students with brain injuries 2. Increase awareness and understanding of the role faculty, graduate students and staff can play in these students' success Target audience: Professors/faculty, staff, graduate students

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Powerful Questions from Curiosity and Levels of Listening
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
You will learn professional coaching skills based on International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies. This is a highly interactive training which will model these skills and allow participants to practice in an environment where nobody gets to be wrong. You will learn the three levels of listening and how to use the skill of powerful questions. You will practice creating a coaching presence using your natural skill of curiosity. Note: If you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees to use coaching skills in everyday interactions. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to name, recognize and practice the three levels of listening Participants will understand how questions can be powerful and have increased awareness of their impact Participants will create a coaching presence by practicing curiosity to create powerful questions

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Creating Awareness through Perspective and Co-Designing Actions
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
You will learn professional coaching skills based on the International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies. This highly interactive training will model these skills and allow participants to practice in an environment where nobody gets to be wrong. You will experience what it is like to view the world from a different perspective and how to use that perspective to help yourself and others generate options. Note: If you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees to utilize coaching skills in everyday interactions. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand that everyone has a perspective. Participants will experience what it is like to view the world from a different perspective. Participants will use that new perspective to choose different actions.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert,Margit Hentschel
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Are you having trouble finding balance in your life due to work and life stress? Recent clinical research on mindfulness practices has shown benefits that may offer an increased ability to transform stress, improve mental clarity, and help with concentration. This session is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive yoga 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 yoga breath practice, and engage participants in "hands-on" practice of these techniques. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. 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. For those interested in continuing a daily mindfulness practice, we’ll offer tools you can take with you. We look forward to sharing this workshop together with you.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to find balance from within that can be taken into everyday life. All are welcome.

Wednesday, January 16th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Lectures through the Use of Invention Activities
Presenters:
Lisa Dysleski,Dawn Rickey
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session will introduce participants to a series of “invention” activities that we developed for our general chemistry courses, based on an instructional model that has been demonstrated to enhance transfer of learning in other content domains. During the activities, students work with data sets that highlight contrasting cases to invent formulas, procedures, and other general rules regarding topics that have not yet been discussed in lecture. Our intent is that participation in these activities will prepare students to learn with deeper understanding when the topics are discussed in lecture. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to experience one example activity as a "student".
Goals and Target Audience:
The session is intended for faculty members who want to use research-based approaches in developing and implementing classroom activities that support transfer of learning. It will explain the basic structure of the activities that we developed, as well as a present of some of the successes and challenges that we experienced with implementation. It is also intended for advisors who work with CHEM 111 students, to provide information about how the activities are structured and insights into the goals of the CHEM 111 instructors in using the activities.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Fostering Creativity
Presenters:
Marvin Withers
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session will cover several research based techniques for boosting creativity as well as personal examples. It is based on the book Imagine by Jonah Leher and the personal experiences of the presenter gained over 50 years as a drummer, guitarist and songwriter.
Goals and Target Audience:
Maybe you need to find a better way to complete a task at work. Maybe you are ready to begin that novel you have been dreaming of writing. Whatever the reason, we all need to be creative at times. The goal of this presentation is to show that there are several things that we can each do to boost our chances of making that creative leap and breaking through the barriers that may be holding us back.