Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Job DeSCRIPTions: Writing the "Textbook" Job Description for Administrative Professional and State Classified Positions
Presenters:
Jill Scanlon,Mindy Schneider,Holly Leary
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
Learn how to develop an effective job description that can serve as a strategic tool to achieve goals, find the right job candidates, evaluate employee performance, and create a career development path.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will take away valuable tips and tools to create their own well-crafted job descriptions. This workshop will be geared towards hiring managers and supervisors.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
An economical tablet/ wireless/ Echo360/ Windows8/ touch screen teaching solution Plus :The dramatic paradigm shift
Presenters:
David Ramsay
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
Finally an economical tablet/ wireless/ Echo360/ Windows8/ touch screen teaching solution has become available. During this PDI you will have a chance to see and experience this solution. This answers all the needs that have not been available until the Samsun 700T came on the market this last summer. Also, experience why the Chrome-Book is gaining in popularity with K-12 educators and the dramatic paradigm shift being creatied by cloud computing.
Goals and Target Audience:
experience the opportunity this solution creates for CSU Professors, and Teachers

Tuesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
You CAN Negotiate: Ethical Negotiation Skills and Career Advancement
Presenters:
Ellen Fisher,Kathy Partin,Lorie Smith
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
Do you hate to negotiate? Are you looking for a new job or simply trying to improve the one you’ve got? Does the thought of asking your boss for a raise or a promotion make you want to run and hide? This session will cover the basics of every day negotiation and provide practical skills for improving your ability to negotiate at home and at work. Opportunities to hone these skills will be provided through interactive exercises designed to highlight various aspects of negotiating deals in real-world situations. Potential pitfalls and strategies for avoiding them will also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Graduating MS and PhD students, junior faculty, and staff are welcomed and may benefit from the discussions. The goals are: • To provide an overview on the basics of negotiation • To provide strategies, tips, and a practical guide for improving negotiating skills • To develop and hone negotiating skills through interactive learning strategies • To discuss challenges and solutions to negotiating at home and at work

1:00 PM

Session Title:
WHAT IF... - refreshing your mind for enhanced creativity
Presenters:
Auli Summerhays
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
This interactive session is designed to awaken curiosity to find new ways of looking at objects, processes, and attitudes. The participants will engage in refreshing idea exchanges, personal and group discovery, and creative questioning.
Goals and Target Audience:
All those ready to stretch their mind and imagination.