Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Explore Colorado Water History in New Ways
Presenters:
Patricia Rettig
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
The importance of water cannot be underestimated in Colorado. Come to this session to learn some state water history and where to find resources for more. The session will feature a presentation of some highlights of Colorado water history followed by an introduction to CSU's Water Resources Archive.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience is anyone interested in learning some basics of Colorado's water history. The goals are to have the audience learn some of the facts and become intrigued enough to want to know more. An additional goal is to increase awareness of the Water Resources Archive, a unique resource freely available for public use.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Workers' Compensation Basics
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
Attend this session to gain a basic understanding of the CSU Workers' Compensation program.
Goals and Target Audience:
This training will be valuable to anyone who is unfamiliar with or would like a refresher on the Workers' Compensation program and process.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Engaging Undergraduates in Research - Going beyond the Traditional Paradigm
Presenters:
Mo Moreira,Mark Brown,Mary Swanson
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
Educational research has proven that, on average, undergraduates who are engaged in faculty-mentored research have higher academic performance, higher rates of retention, and higher rates of entry into graduate and professional programs. Undergraduate research is a great way to extend the learning experience beyond the basic theory that students receive in the classroom. Providing real-world applications related to a student's discipline enhances student learning and their retention of key disciplinary concepts. Whether you're interested in learning about opportunities to mentor undergraduates as assistants on your own research or incorporating research experiences for undergraduates in the classroom, this session is for you.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: 1) Faculty from any discipline who have opportunities for undergraduates to participate in their research programs. 2) Faculty from any discipline who wish to incorporate research into their classroom activities. Goals: 1) Pair faculty researchers with undergraduate assistants. 2) Highlight the basics of being a research mentor. 3) Brainstorm ways to bring research opportunities into your classroom.

Tuesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Coaching for Success
Presenters:
Jill Scanlon,Erik Hokanson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
Introduction to a transformational coaching model to enhance trust and build healthy working relationships. Supervisors will learn how coaching can foster a motivational and supportive work culture. The coaching framework will offer actionable steps for leaders to incorporate into their daily operations. This 1.5 hour session will offer inspiration and solutions to successfully manage difficult situations.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this program is for leaders to gain an understanding of: 1) The difference between a boss and a coach; 2) The different types of coaching; 3) How to apply coaching in current role. Participants will practice their new skills throughout the presentation by engaging in various activities and role play scenarios.

Wednesday, January 15th

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Become a “CSU Certified Conservation Champion”
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Dr. Patricia Aloise-Young,Dr. Jeni Cross
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
No matter your profession or position – you have the power and ability to help the CSU community reduce its energy use and environmental impact. Learn the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency – learn what you can do in your cubicle, office, classroom, building, and community – to reduce energy use and lower your environmental impact. You might use this information to simply feel better about yourself, or you may choose to share it with your colleagues – we will give you the power to make choices and decisions that earn you the distinction of being a “CSU Certified Conservation Champion.” Our small individual actions lead to significant positive results.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: The goal for this session is to become an informed member of the CSU community regarding our energy use and environmental impacts. Each one of us can contribute to reducing the overall impact and work as an energy and resource conservation champion. Target Audience: Any CSU faculty or staff member interested in becoming a “CSU Certified Conservation Champion.”