Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Supporting Survivors: A Guide for Faculty and Staff
Presenters:
Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
This session is designed to help Faculty and Staff understand some of the dynamics involved with surviving interpersonal violence: stalking, sexual assault, and dating/domestic violence. We will discuss the culture of violence often referred to as a Rape Supportive Culture. This discussion will help to establish a foundation on how to be a good support for survivors of interpersonal violence.
Goals and Target Audience:
The Targeted Audience is all Faculty and Staff; The goals are: 1. Establish a foundation understanding of Rape Supportive Culture. 2. Create an understanding of the effects of interpersonal violence on student success. 3. Develop a plan for how to be a good support for students in and out of the classroom.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Best Practices for Student Engagement
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Our student population becomes more varied each year with more first generation, non-traditional, racially, and ethnically diverse students. Come join this session to discuss student engagement and look at some strategies for reaching this wonderfully changing student population in both your face to face and online courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide faculty and GTA's tools for student engagement. The target audience is faculty and GTA's

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Stories 'n' Steps: Narratives of Gendered Experiences at CSU
Presenters:
Darrie Matthew Burrage,Cindy L Griffin
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Among the different identities we carry, gender tends to take precedent as a dominant feature of our everyday lives, and can become highlighted in our interactions with others. We all have encountered moments of challenge, revelation, and triumph related to our gender in one way or another. Which of these experiences should be told? How can our stories help us and others grow? This interactive session will be discussion-based and will focus on participants giving words to the moments when gender has mattered to their experiences here at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of session are as follows: (1) Model the Environment We Seek to Cultivate on Campus – Create a safe space for participants to be their most vulnerability by having session facilitators demonstrate their own vulnerability and active listening skills. (2) Understanding Gendered Experiences – Have participants reflect and be able to identify how their gender has informed different experiences they have encountered here at CSU. (3) Writing Skills – Have participants practice articulating their gendered experiences to one another and to themselves by using writing as the method of achieving such ends. (4) Opportunities to Share – Provide an opportunity for participants to have their writing be safely stored and carefully shared with the CSU Stories-n-Steps grant project. There is no particular target audience of this session; however, we hope to have representation from participants no matter the gender (or any other point of identity) and position at the university (faculty, staff, student, etc.).

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.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Success for Students with ASD
Presenters:
Julia Kothe,Kathleen Ivy,Karin Bright
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Presenters will use an interactive format to provide best practice strategies to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorders succeed in and out of the classroom. This session will provide up-to-date information and examine how to help students with ASD in all aspects of college life while maintaining a positive learning environment for all students.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help faculty and staff gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn how to apply effective support strategies to help students with ASD succeed in and out of the classroom. Faculty and staff will also learn how to address potential behavioral issues and learn about helpful resources on campus.

Tuesday, January 12th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Navigating Professional Development on Campus
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Ria Vigil,Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Professional development is a key part of our university community and yet it can be challenging to navigate what opportunities are available right on our own campus. This session will be facilitated by staff from the Vice President for Diversity, Training and Organizational Development and the Institute for Learning and Training. The goal will be to provide a guide to training topics available on campus and share what resources exist to provide training experiences for campus members. We will also facilitate a discussion about what other training opportunities participants are interested in having available.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: Anyone who interested in learning more about professional development opportunities available on campus.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Making decisions for your pet
Presenters:
Maria Gore
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Our beloved pet's one fault is that they do not live long enough. When our pets are aging or ill we struggle to make the right decisions on their behalf. The Argus Institute at CSU is an excellent resource and place for support when facing these challenges. There are tools to help assess our pet's quality of life so that we can make the best decisions for them and for us. When we do have to say goodbye there are some ways to make that goodbye as gentle as possible. We will discuss ways that the Argus Institute can be a resource to you and your pet.
Goals and Target Audience:
Pet owners and those that support pet owners.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
The Hunting Ground: A Primer for Conversations About Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Presenters:
Kathy Sisneros
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
The film The Hunting Ground will be shown for the first hour of the session. The second hour will consist of a Q&A, brief overview of Title IX and the national discourse regarding sexual assault on college campuses, and will provide specific information related to Colorado State University. A brief overview of the process at CSU and what your role and responsibility is in terms of supporting students that identify as survivors of sexual assault.
Goals and Target Audience:
To share some of the national conversation related to sexual assault survivors and the role of a university in supporting the students throughout a reporting process. To share the process that is in place at Colorado State University. To share how you can support students who identify as survivors of sexual assault. This workshop is intended for any/all faculty and staff who interact with our college students at CSU.

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:
Millenials: Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow??
Presenters:
Judith Barth
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
There have been volumes written on the coming of Millennials to the workforce, and the changes they will bring and demand. But what is true? According to a recent study 25% of Millennials believe working for a company for seven months makes them a loyal employee. More than 61% of Millennials think they should be promoted every two to three years, and 91% expect to stay in a position for fewer than 3 years. Not exactly the picture of the past workforce. So, what can we do to engage and retain Millennials? This hour-long workshop will dispel myths and provide time for creative collaboration on the challenge of hiring and retaining Millennials. Come prepared to be surprised at some of the ‘facts,’ pleased about at least some of the implications, and involved in the discussion!
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide insight into Millennials (who they are, how and what they think and act), and discuss strategies for hiring and retaining millennials as employees. Targeted audience would be anyone responsible for or involved in hiring for CSU or anyone wanting to know more about millennials.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
You Deserve Joy: The KonMari Method in an Untidy World
Presenters:
Andrea Bazoin,Jessie Stewart
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
This session will use the international best-selling guide by Marie Kondo, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing,” as a springboard to a larger conversation around finding joy and worthiness in the midst of our modern culture of consumerism. We will examine the ways tidying one’s surroundings and respecting one’s possessions can be a metaphor, and even catalyst, for a radical unlearning of the ways we seek belonging and self-worth through consumption, collection, and exhibition of material objects.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the KonMari Method, critique their own role as a consumer, and develop a more mindful approach to their everyday lives. Participants will learn practical strategies to clearing clutter in their office, car, or home and have an opportunity to dig deeper into the emotional impact of clutter. The session will be interactive, with opportunity for discussion.

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.