Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Small Fruits for the Colorado Garden
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
There are many types of small fruit that Colorado gardeners can grow. These include raspberries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries and grapes. This session will cover the basics of growing small fruit for backyard gardens and also include some troubleshooting tips.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session will be for individuals to become more familiar with growing small fruit in their gardens. This session is geared towards any gardener.
Session Resources:

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Who Wants $50,000 ?
Presenters:
Daniel Banuelos
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
CSUs Commitment to Campus initiative is more than meets the eye. We all benefit from being healthy and engaged. Find out how to make Commitment to Campus work for you; learn about opportunities campus wide that will engage your mind, body, and (Ram)spirit! This session is sponsored by the Administrative Professional Council. Join us for an interactive presentation of currently offered Commitment to Campus benefits and a chance to play "Commitment to Campus" Jeopardy!
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is provide information to CSU’s faculty and staff on the wonderful benefits that are available at this institution. Most benefits provided by CSU are underutilized. CSU is a great place to work and we want to help bring an awareness of what CSU is doing to value their employees.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Best Practices of Contacting Applicants
Presenters:
Christopher Mullen
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Want to find out what the best practices are for contacting applicants and candidates throughout the search process? This session will go over why you should be contacting applicants, when you should be contacting them and what you should include in your correspondence.
Goals and Target Audience:
AUDIENCE: University employees who are involved in the search process and typically contact applicants and candidate. If you are a Search Chair, Search Support Staff member or Hiring Authority this program is for you.

Tuesday, January 12th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Safety Concern and Near Miss Reporting with Origami
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Risk Management and Insurance has recently developed a simple, web-based form to report safety concerns and near misses on campus. This session will provide a demonstration of the form, as well as information on accessing the form and when it should be used.
Goals and Target Audience:
Intended for anyone interested in reporting safety concerns or near misses on campus.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Work - Life Balance: Taking Care of You
Presenters:
Jep Enck
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Many times our jobs can tax us and cause burnout. In order to prevent such stress it is important to take care of yourself in ways that promote a healthy and fun balance between work and play. International speaker and life coach, Jep Enck, MS will provide an entertaining and introspective program to help participants identify strategies and behaviors that can assist in maintaining a healthful and productive career.
Goals and Target Audience:
Help participants identify strategies and behaviors that can assist in maintaining a healthful and productive career. A balancing survey will be administered to help customize the lessons. Audience: anyone who needs help balancing the demands of work/life balance.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Elephants Don't Bite: Delivering Purposeful Customer Experiences
Presenters:
Zach Mercurio
Category:
Customer Service
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
We create experiences within each moment of our lives and work; and the outcomes of even our smallest and seemingly insignificant actions and interactions have either positive or negative long-lasting consequences for our organizations and the people we serve. Zach takes a different approach to customer experience design by taking a purpose-driven, human-centered approach and uses research on interpersonal communication and experience design to empower participants to realize and unleash their potential to create positive, dynamic, and lasting experiences for their customers to ultimately produce tangible, measurable results.
Goals and Target Audience:
All staff/faculty who interact with constituencies on behalf of the University. Goals: 1. Participants will be able to identify specific personal behaviors that contribute to the creation of experiences for others on behalf of their organization. 2. Participants will be able to discuss strategies for creating positive experiences, both personally and organizationally. 3. Participants will be able to describe how they can use their organization's purpose to empower the creation of positive experiences at every level of the organization.

Wednesday, January 13th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Research with International Students and Scholars – Export Compliance for CSU
Presenters:
Scot Allen,Paul Collier,Lisa Pappas,Grant Calhoun,Claire Calhoun
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
How does CSU balance the imperative for a tier 1 research institution to bring in talented students and scholars from around the world with the requirement to comply with export control laws and regulations? We use a decision tree that considers restrictions on research and the level of sensitivity of the technology, as well as federal rules about the country in question. Panelists from the Offices of International Programs, General Counsel, and the Vice President for Research will lead a discussion of CSU’s approach to resolving this dilemma. Come join the conversation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will have the opportunity to engage with panelists and one another in a workshop format. Attendees will hear from the speakers and work together on scenarios, to come away from the session with an understanding of the CSU decision-making process. Ultimately, the goals are to bring in the most qualified researchers and remain in compliance with the law.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Implementing Competency-Based Teaching, Learning, and Assessment--Information and Tips
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Information and tips for beginners or those already using competencies...for teaching and learning, self-assessment, evaluation, and/or accountability.
Goals and Target Audience:
Raise awareness, reactivate or reposition prior knowledge, and challenge all to think in new ways!