Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Blooming Bulbs for Colorado Landscapes
Presenters:
Alison Stoven O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
This class will introduce gardeners to the wide variety of bulbs that thrive in northern Colorado gardens and offer design tips on where and how to incorporate bulbs into your existing garden for the greatest effect. Join Carol and Alison as they take you on a colorful journey of the various bulbs you can incorporate into your garden--from early spring snowdrops to stately dahlias in summer, there are bulbs for every landscape.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation is for all gardeners, regardless of experience.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 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.

Tuesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
College on the Cheap...sort of (the sequel!)
Presenters:
Alan Fenn
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Thinking about sending your kids to college? Wondering how you'll ever be able afford it? A parent of a recent college graduate and a current student will take you through his personal experiences with planning, saving, scholarships, and financing his children's college educations, including real-life examples and strategies. Updated from the original session as presented in 2012.
Goals and Target Audience:
Parents of pre-college age children
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Life Reimagined Checkup
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
Life is full of checkups - - for our health, our finances, our car, and our pets. What about a checkup for your life? Led by a Life Reimagined Guide, this two-hour experience starts you thinking about what's next in your life. This is an opportunity to hit the pause button, take a break from the busyness of your everyday life, reflect on what's happening, and consider "What's Next?". Life Reimagined is for anyone who wants to pursue a passion or possibly take a new direction. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real - - whether you're focused on work, health, relationships, or pursuing your passion. Life Reimagined was developed by AARP, in partnership with the world's leading experts, researchers, and coaches in personal development and life transitions.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Workplace Coaching Skills: Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
How would it be if you could think through a project or situation with an unbiased listener who asked insightful questions emerging from their curiosity and intuition, and who fully listened without judging you or thinking they needed to solve your problem for you? How different would your workplace be if you could provide that open pondering space for your co-workers or direct reports? In this session you will learn the core coaching skills of asking powerful questions using your natural curiosity and intuition, and listening fully without judgment. This highly interactive session is co-led by two seasoned professional coaches. They will create a "fail-free" zone to learn and to practice these skills. Reading a book or attending a lecture is only scratching the surface of the power of coaching skills; the best way to "get" them is to experience them. You will leave with a different perspective on workplace communication and new skills for creative solutions. Note: if you choose to attend, please commit to attending the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees, supervisors, managers and leaders with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Free is better: Accessing free e-books and more from your public library
Presenters:
Kristen Draper,Amy Hoseth,Michelle Wilde
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library CC173
Description:
Want free e-books? How about free online music and movies? All that and more is available from the Poudre River Public Library District. Now, through an innovative and groundbreaking program, you can turn your RAMCard into a public library card. In this session we'll provide information about how to activate Poudre River Public Library District services for your RAMCard and we will show you how to find e-books, music, movies and more for easy download to your e-reader, iPod, laptop, or other device.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU faculty, staff and students who want to use their RAMCard to access Poudre River Public Library District services.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Men, Women and Worthiness
Presenters:
Michele Faris
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
This session will explore how women and men experience and talk about shame and vulnerability and how we overcome our own and society's stereotypes in order to live more wholehearted lives. This presentation is based on the work of Brene Brown, whose groundbreaking research has been featured on TED.com, the Oprah Network, NPR as well as internationally.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to identify areas of their lives in which they feel like "not enough" and learn how to come from a place of worthiness as opposed to coming from a position of scarcity and comparison.
Session Title:
Super Star Nominations
Presenters:
Arlene Nededog
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
Do you want to show your appreciation of a super star? Have you ever wondered how to nominate your friends and colleagues for awards? Learn, as well as share ideas, on how to create a nomination for the one of the many campus recognition and awards that Colorado State University has to offer. Come prepared with a Super Star nomination in mind, and we will walk you through the steps in a fun and interactive way!
Goals and Target Audience:
•Learn about the recognition and award opportunities at Colorado State University •Create a personal plan of action for a nomination •Access resources to assist with your nomination Administrative Professional Staff State Classified Staff Faculty

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION Workplace Coaching Skills: Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
How would it be if you could think through a project or situation with an un-biased listener who asked insightful questions emerging from their curiosity and intuition and who fully listened without judging you or thinking they needed to solve your problem for you? How different would your workplace be if you could provide that open pondering space for your co-workers or direct reports? In this session, you will learn the core coaching skills of asking powerful questions using your natural curiosity and intuition, and deeply listening without judgment. This highly interactive session is co-led by two seasoned professional coaches. They will create a "fail-free" zone to learn about and to practice these skills. Reading a book or attending a lecture is only scratching the surface of the power of coaching skills; the best way to "get" them is to experience them. You will leave with a different perspective on workplace communication and new skills for creative solutions. Note: if you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees, supervisors, managers and leaders with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
History on the Web: Getting Started
Presenters:
Naomi Lederer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Achieve your history research goals by learning about Web sites with primary sources. CSU’s History Librarian will show where links to some topical sites can be found (for example, US History, Colorado History, World War I, World War II, Medieval Europe, Medieval Middle East, etc.)—and what selected sites look like. See images of scrolls, books, documents, photographs, and posters. See and hear stories told by war veterans. While the bulk of the sites shown will be on the free Web, a select number will feature library databases available only to CSU affiliates. A brief amount of time in the session will be spent discussing how to find primary sources on the Web so that attendees interested in additional historical topics will have some strategies for finding resources on them. Please keep in mind that not every historical event has digitized resources, and, in addition, geographical location (or more to the point, the government(s) in certain places) can play a huge role in the likelihood of there being funds and/or willingness to digitize and/or make available materials to researchers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of really valuable primary sources out there!
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will leave having seen dozens of Web sites with primary sources of interest to research in history. A jump-off URL will be provided so that after the session attendees will be able to view the shown sites (and many others) at their leisure. Anyone interested in history is the targeted audience.
Session Title:
Life Reimagined Checkup
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Life is full of checkups - - for our health, our finances, our car, and our pets. What about a checkup for your life? Led by a Life Reimagined Guide, this two-hour experience starts you thinking about what's next in your life. This is an opportunity to hit the pause button, take a break from the busyness of your everyday life, reflect on what's happening, and consider "What's Next?". Life Reimagined is for anyone who wants to pursue a passion or possibly take a new direction. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real - - whether you're focused on work, health, relationships, or pursuing your passion. Life Reimagined was developed by AARP, in partnership with the world's leading experts, researchers, and coaches in personal development and life transitions.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is for any one of any age, however those who are mid-life and older may appreciate this opportunity to reflect, connect and explore the possibilities for what's next in life.

3:15 PM

Session Title:
Living your Life - Commitments to Work, Family, & Self
Presenters:
Jennifer Aberle,Sue Doe,Jen Krafchick,Laura Thomas
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
This session will present an invitation to participants to discuss how their work commitments integrate with family, home, and self priorities in ways that are both life-giving and life-draining. We will engage with participants to explore the ways that contemporary workload expectations are shifting and influence our attention to home, family and self. We will talk about personal & systemic strategies that might help us strike a more sustainable balance to address and participate in all of the things that we value and bring meaning in our life related to work, family, home, & self.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of session are to: 1. Engage with participants about their work and family/home/self balance related to both stress and fulfillment 2. Strategize with participants about how to increase the life-giving nature of work and enjoy a well-balanced life 3. Provide an opportunity for connections among the CSU community to share about their work experiences as it relates to meaning-making and values and learn from one another Targeted Audience: everyone and anyone who works at CSU
Session Title:
Partnering with Parents and Families – Finding a Positive Balance to Support Student Success
Presenters:
John Henderson,Erin Hammersley,Colin Watrin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This session will provide a foundation for the positive impact of parent and family member involvement in a student's CSU experience. Participants will learn the history of the Parent and Family Programs Office at CSU. Presenters will share program philosophy, challenge commonly used stereotypes of parent/family behavior, and draw from theory that supports programs and strategies for working with parent and family members. These strategies will focus on the positive impact a parent and family member can make in a student's life at CSU, how the CSU community can support a positive parent/family relationship (one that places the parent/family member in the role of supporter), and how the Parent and Family Programs Office can assist other staff with difficult interactions from parent and family members. In addition to strategies for working with this audience, participants will explore generational differences (Millennial to Generation Z) as it relates to student relationships with parents and/or family members. After the presentation participants should be able to identify the positive role parents and families can play in a student's time at CSU, should be able to identify the Parent & Family Programs Office and what role the office can play in supporting the CSU community, and they should be able to identify strategies for effectively communicating with parent and family members.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any member of the CSU community that interacts with parents and families of students. This could be those individuals that receive phone calls, emails, or any form of contact directly with parents and families, or those who collaborate with the Parent and Family Programs Office. Additionally, this presentation could be valuable to those that hope to perform outreach to parents and families of CSU students, or hope to work in a field that will require significant contact with parents and families.