Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Collaborative Communication: Own Your Impact
Presenters:
Lauren Ankarlo,Beth Gordon
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Are you learning in work relationships, or merely conversing? The majority of any office culture is based on the communication within that team. The tools for developing a collaborative team dynamic lie within the relationships that you choose to build and to cultivate. Each day you make decisions on where to build these communication lines, how you’ll develop them, when the best timing is, and with whom you’ll communicate. Are you creating and seizing the best possible opportunities for communication? Our session will provide a lively and empowering presentation about the working relationship between professional staff as well as student staff. Not a “how-to” seminar identifying your specific communication style, but rather a look into the opportunities for and advantages of cultivating a collaborative and mutually beneficial team dynamic through communication.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Participants will identify opportunities for mutually beneficial, collaborative communication amongst team members. 2.Participants will purposefully create interactions that yield constructive learning opportunities for those involved. 3. Participants will evaluate team dynamic within the context of relationship building, and redirect as necessary.

Tuesday, January 12th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Providing Constructive Feedback
Presenters:
Erik Hokanson,Steve Thompson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This interactive session will explore how leaders and supervisors optimize employee engagement and departmental effectiveness by providing timely and effective feedback to employees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Strategies and tips for providing constructive employee feedback. Target audience: leaders and supervisors.

Wednesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Moving from Buddy to Boss
Presenters:
Beth Gordon,Lauren Ankarlo
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
It is not easy moving into a position that supervises people who used to be your peers. It's also not easy being in a new position over those who didn't get the promotion when you did. How can you maintain and continue to build positive professional relationships, while overcoming the possible resistance and passive aggression that can come with moving from Buddy to Boss? This session will discuss role changes, work culture, boundaries, and communication that will assist you in succeeding as a leader.
Goals and Target Audience:
Those transitioning into a manager or supervisor role from previous role as a team member; Those who hope to make the transition into supervisor role in the future.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Feel the Love: Building Emotional Employee Commitment
Presenters:
Zachary Mercurio
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
In a poll conducted by Gallup just this past year, only 3 out of every 10 employees in the U.S. said they felt engaged in their jobs and committed to their organizations. The implications of the endemic lack of organizational engagement and commitment are personal, organizational, economic, and social. In response to this problem, an integrative literature review methodology was used to analyze and synthesize the existing organizational commitment literature. Findings indicated that focusing on building affective, or emotional, commitment is an important core activity for building employee commitment. This session intends to provide useful lessons for supervisors and managers along with scholars in the field who are interested in the question: How does your organization foster a deep emotional connection between your employees/people/volunteers and your organization? Findings from the integrative literature review along with practical recommendations for managers and leaders in practice will be shared. This article was published in the Human Resource Development Review: Mercurio, Z. A. (2015). Affective Commitment as a Core Essence of Organizational Commitment An Integrative Literature Review. Human Resource Development Review, 1534484315603612.
Goals and Target Audience:
1.Present practical recommendations for managers and leaders to develop emotional commitment in their organizations based on a modern study of organizational commitment. 2. Present the findings from a published integrative literature review on organizational commitment. 3. Inform and guide interested scholars in future studies on commitment. Target Audience: Supervisors, leaders, managers, and faculty.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Creating and Running Effective Inclusive Meetings
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Ria Vigil
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Having effective, inclusive meetings requires intentional thought and preparation. This session will explore the meaning of inclusive meetings, discuss benefits and provide some key tips to achieving this desired state. Selected leaders from campus will share how they are working to create an environment of openness and purpose. Join us for this opportunity to learn and share, as leaders, to improve the quality and effectiveness of your meetings.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: Faculty and staff that facilitate meetings and are interested in creating an inclusive environment.