Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

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:
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.

3:15 PM

Session Title:
What Else Is Possible? A Simple Guide to Managing Stress During the Workday
Presenters:
Kerrie Lapoehn
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
There are simple and effective stress reduction/management tools that are easy to implement into the workday. Simple strategies and techniques that can be used in as little as 5 to 15 minutes a day and have a huge impact on a person's health and overall stress level. Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), breathing exercises, mini meditations and a daily energy routine will be explored. Information about the energetic body and why it is vital to manage stress to promote long term health and wellness will be shared.
Goals and Target Audience:
To create awareness for the general campus community on the small things that can be implemented in the workday to keep stress levels in check and implement self care. Exploring several techniques for stress reduction offers a variety of resources for the diverse campus community.

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.