Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Animal Research FAQ's
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
Did you know that CSU utilizes over 100,000 animals each year for teaching and research? Where do all of these animals live? How do we take care of them? What kind of research is being done with them? Can’t we just use computer simulations instead of live animals? During this session presenters from the department of Laboratory Animal Resources will present an open and honest discussion about the work being done with animals at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Animal research is a controversial and sometimes hidden topic. Any member of the CSU community who is interested in knowing more about animal research will have the opportunity to learn the facts and ask any questions that they might have.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
New vs. Old: Conference & Event Planning On-Campus
Presenters:
Lauren Ankarlo,Elodie Vigneron,Candace Hufford
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
Make new friends, but keep the old. Find out what venues are "new" on-campus after all the construction, and what "old" venues can still be utilized. We'll explore some new trends within the Conference & Event industry, and some old tips and tricks that you should still keep in mind when you're planning an event.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session targets anyone who might be curious about the new construction and spaces on-campus. Also, if you're in charge of coordinating or organizing a conference (on or off-campus), this session will give you great tips and tricks of the trade while talking about industry changes.

Tuesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Advanced Workers' Compensation
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
This training will offer a more in depth look at CSU Workers' Compensation processes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide training to designated departmental persons, HR liaisons and anyone who has direct contact with Workers' Compensation for their department's employees.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - How Colorado State is Reducing GHG Emissions
Presenters:
Carol Dollard,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
Colorado State University has made an ambitious goal to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the university to zero by the year 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve that goal and the progress made to date. The focus will be on the devices we have control over that have the biggest impact on reducing our footprint. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will also discuss specific measures that we can embrace in order to reduce our individual impact. Hope you will join us.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff & students should all be interested in how their work here at the university impacts the environment. The goal is to keep the university community informed on progress toward reducing GHG emissions, and how each of us can help.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High Overview Presentation
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Margaret Saldana,Tracy Hutton,Christy Conrad,Nicole Olsen,Carolyn Haack
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
This is an overview presentation of the Crucial Conversations training that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotion, or risky topics at all levels of the organization. The training provides participants with skills on how to: • Speak persuasively, not abrasively • Foster teamwork and better decision making • Build acceptance rather than resistance • Resolve individual and group disagreements
Goals and Target Audience:
The presentation is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Crucial Conversations training. In-house trainers will provide an overview of this highly engaging and interactive program and assist you in the next steps to bringing this training to you department!

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Requirements and Submissions
Presenters:
Cindy Befus,Dawn Paschal
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
The Colorado State University Libraries and the Graduate School have developed a submission, approval, and archival process for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) at Colorado State University. All theses and dissertations are submitted electronically to ProQuest/UMI and Digital Collections of Colorado, CSU’s shared digital repository. This session will cover formatting requirements, steps to create the ETD, and the ETD submission process. It will also cover copyright and embargo information.
Goals and Target Audience:
Review ETD requirements and processes for graduate coordinators and departmental staff who work with graduate students and faculty.