Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Life Reimagined
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin,lkubin@larimer.org
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 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 one-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.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this workshop are to 1) allow time for participants to assess their past ability to make transitions, 2) consider possibilities for their future passions, and 3) begin charting a path toward a Life Reimagined. The target audience member is anyone who is wondering "What's Next" or "How do I start on my next journey in life?"

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Conscious Bravery: A Women's Leadership Workshop
Presenters:
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
Full Day
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
The patriarchal legacy within which women must learn to navigate as leaders calls for a new type of action. "Conscious bravery" is a way to recognize and differentiate between real versus imagined fears so we can make informed choices that honor our unique identities. During our time together we will explore: -Why women are needed now more than ever to lead -Our own internalized beliefs about women and leadership -Ways that women can thrive as leaders and whole people at work -Strategies to move forward consciously and bravely after the workshop. This session is focused on the experiences of women staff and faculty. For men who wish to learn more, please contact the speaker directly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals for the workshop include: -Contributing to the campus-wide dialogue about women's leadership; -Equipping women with the knowledge needed to explore leadership in their lives and work. Targeted audience: Women staff and faculty

9:45 AM

Session Title:
WHAT’S YOUR PLAN? – Ensure you receive the kind of medical care and treatment you want-when you need it most.
Presenters:
Peggy Budai, MS. RN, NP-C, CNS,Dr. Jan Gillespie, President of Systems of Care Initiative,Mindy Rickard, Health District of Northern Larimer County,Carrie Ratazzi, Program Director, Older Adult and Caregiver Services, Lutheran Family Services
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Life is unpredictable. If something unexpected happens, who will speak for you? When an accident or serious illness occurs to your loved one and they are no longer able to speak for themselves, will you know what care they would want? Did you know that in the State of Colorado, there is no default medical decision maker? During this class, presenters will discuss Colorado laws regarding emergency and ongoing medical care following an accident and why everyone 18 and older needs to complete an advance care directive. The various documents that communicate wishes regarding medical care (advance care directives) will be explained by our panel. You will spend the first hour learning how to prepare yourself, and your loved ones, for addressing these complex issues. During the second hour, representatives for each community program, will be available to answer questions. They will also be able to assist, on an individual basis, anyone interested in completing their documents, including providing witnesses and notarization.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Although, the documents are important, the conversation about end-of-life preferences and goals is also critical. This presentation will include instructions and suggestions to facilitate 1) having a conversation about end of life with family and other loved ones, 2) identifying the person or persons best able to communicate a patient’s wishes regarding medical care when they cannot communicate and 3) gaining familiarity with advance care directive documents that allow choices and wishes to be properly and effectively recorded and preserved. Target Audience: In Colorado no one is automatically authorized to make medical decisions for another adult. Therefore, advance care planning can and should begin at any age or state of health. It is about planning for the ‘what ifs’ that may occur across our lifespan. We welcome adults 18 years of age or older.
Session Resources:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Do You Measure Up?
Presenters:
Donald Hillger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
The adoption of the metric system is inevitable for the United States! History tells us that countries have only switched to metric, none the other way (except for temporary reversions). The US remains in the midst of its metric transition as measurement changes are made in various sectors of the economy. Therefore, this information is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know our metric history and its current status. The US “missed the boat” in the 1970s when the rest of the English-speaking world converted to metric. That was a time when the metric system was being taught in schools, and metric was intended to replace our former units in most aspects of daily life. However, the lack of firm deadlines for conversion has hindered progress towards metric. Therefore, the US remains the only major industrial nation not using the metric system. The voluntary (slow) path that the US chose to follow is why we are still struggling with metric transition. Most people are surprised when they learn of the large number of consumer products, services, and standards that already use metric units, but that are mostly hidden to the average/casual observer.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the US, where the change is currently taking place, and where it will likely take place in the future. Most Americans do not realize the extent of metric usage in the world, how widely metric is already used in the US, and that metric is inevitable for the US Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - should be knowledgeable of the history and status of the US transition to metric. This PowerPoint lecture, with imbedded humor, explains what resources are available to help them, and it encourages participants to support the metric transition of the US

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Basic Project Management with Trello
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304-06 LSC
Description:
This overview of Trello will show you how you can use this free tool to get control of your project. Assigning tasks, collaborating with your team members and tracking progress are all areas that Trello can help keep your project on track. In this session we will examine the strengths and weaknesses of this tool and and show some examples of how it's being used on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understand where Trello is a good fit for organizing a project and what it's limitations are for organizing or managing a project. Target Audience: People that are managing projects in their job and need a simple tool that will help.

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Data Analysis Using R
Presenters:
C Magle
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library CC174
Description:
Good data management practices are becoming increasingly important in the digital age. Automation is essential for dealing with this "deluge of data". Learning how to code can be intimidating, but will save you time and effort in the long run. This session will cover basic analysis of tabular data in R studio.
Goals and Target Audience:
By the end of this session, you will be able to load data into R, calculate summary statistics, split the data based on categorical variables and create exploratory graphs using R's basic graphics package. This session is geared toward beginners, so if you have lots of coding experience, this may not be the class for you.
Session Title:
KonMari for Your Computer: Applying Marie Kondo’s advice to your digital life
Presenters:
Andrea Bazoin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
You may have heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo. You may have even attended the 2016 PDI presentation, “You Deserve Joy – the KonMari Method in an Untidy World” by Andrea Bazoin and Jessie Stewart. Now, revisit this philosophy by considering how you can apply the KonMari principals to your digital life. Learn how you can better organize your photos and files, manage your passwords, and start preparing your digital assets to pass on to your loved ones. Just as Marie Kondo taught us to keep only what “sparks joy”, we will discover how to delight in our digital lives.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will review the basic principles of the KonMari method, and then consider ways to apply the ideas to organizing their digital files, accounts, and equipment. Target audience is anyone who experiences chaos and frustration with managing their digital lives.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Free is better: Accessing free e-books and more from your public library
Presenters:
Amy Hoseth,Michelle Wilde,Kristen Draper
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 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 - and now, your CSU RamCard can also serve as a PRPLD library card! In this session we'll provide information on the partnership between CSU and PRPLD, and we'll show you how to enable your RamCard to work at the public library. A representative from PRPLD will be on hand to 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.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Project Management using Smartsheets
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Smartsheets is an easy to use tool that can help you manage projects that require setting up a formal project plan with dependencies and timelines. This session will cover the strenghts and weaknesses of this tool and examine several use cases. If you are looking for a cost effective tool that will help with managing a project and collaborating with your team and stake holders, this session will show you how Smartsheets can help.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: What are the advantages of using Smartsheet to manage your projects and when should you consider a more robust Project Management Tool. Target Audience: This session is for people that manage more complex projects on campus and are looking for a tool to help collaborate with the team and keep the project on track.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
“Thanks, Kiddo”: Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional
Presenters:
Kelsey Stamm,Elizabeth Zentner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Navigating the professional world as a young professional has its challenges. How do you ask for a promotion? How do you respond when someone calls you "kiddo"? How do you ask for a mentor? Kelsey and Elizabeth will share their experiences and invite young professionals to share theirs as well.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is targeted at new, young professionals (0-5 years of experience). Our goal is to identify common barriers and struggles/ young professionals all face and discuss strategies to not only be taken seriously, but to also propel our careers forward.
Session Title:
What's Wrong With Being Confident?
Presenters:
Marvin Withers
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We all make decisions every day, what to wear, what to eat, which road to use to get to work, etc. Most of the time this works out fine, but not always. Sometimes the way we think can lead us away from making the best decision possible. This is not because we don't know how to think, but because we don't know how we think. Understanding how our minds work can help us avoid decision making pitfalls. This session will provide an overview of the Availabitlity Heuristic and related concepts, and how it can effect the quality of your decision making if ignored. The basis of this presentation is the work of Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman, and other researchers
Goals and Target Audience:
TARGET AUDIENCE This session would be useful to anyone who is involved in mid to upper level decision making here at CSU or anywhere for that matter. GOALS 1) To present an easily understandable explanation of how this one heuristic can alter the quality of our decision making processes. 2) To discuss ways to avoid negative effects from this heuristic.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Athletics 101
Presenters:
Steven Cottingham,Albert Bimper,Christine Susemihl,Shalini Shanker,Matt Klein,Dani Belinski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
An overview of the intercollegiate athletics landscape for those interested in the workings of intercollegiate athletics and the context behind the sport page headlines. Topics will include (1) an overview of national structures such as the NCAA and conferences, (2) CSU's place in that structure, (3) athletic scholarships, recruiting and compliance issues, (4) major business issues such as television rights, licensing and apparel deals, and (5) national trending topics such as Title IX, concussions, drug testing and student-athlete time demands and pay for play.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is faculty and staff who would like an overview of the business of college athletics. The goal is to give campus colleagues a better understanding of the national intercollegiate landscape and the place of CSU Athletics within that landscape.
Session Title:
Fantasy Island
Presenters:
Daniel Banuelos,Barb Mendcino,Dawn Nottingham,Edit Szalai,Deborah Yeung
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
The Holland Code (RIASEC), developed by psychologist John L. Holland, is a theory of career and vocational choices based upon personality types. Come learn how this creative workshop can help you strategize and invigorate the development of your career path.
Goals and Target Audience:
Open to all.
Session Resources:

2:15 PM

Session Title:
"So now what? A way to put the Principles of Community and Bullying Policy to work”
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Principles of Community and Bullying Policy are competency-based guidelines as to how each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another through inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice.
Goals and Target Audience:
To raise awareness of competency-based teaching, learning, and assessment as well as what IS considered bullying and what each and every one of us can do about it. Research shows that raising awareness can make a statistically significant difference! I will also provide articles that may further help you in dealing with actions and behaviors of others.
Session Title:
Traumatic Brain Injuries - Student Voices on "Going for It" at College and Beyond
Presenters:
Sarah Beetch, M.S., OTR/L,Erica Tohtz, MOT, OTR/L,Lauren Migliaccio,Ashley Hackett,Brandon Kidney
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
What does it take to pursue a college degree or employment when you are an individual with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Learn from perspectives of Colorado State University student leaders who have multiple traumatic brain injuries and who will discuss the different needs and challenges of having a TBI. Resiliency is a key factor. These students will share their experiences including diverse ways of examining problems and managing solutions in creative and innovative ways in order to create greater success in the classroom, within other campus environments, and beyond into the employment realm through positive interactions and enhanced awareness. Information on traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries will be provided to raise awareness about how these types of injuries can impact daily experiences on and off campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal 1: Raise awareness about brain injuries. Goal 2: Educate on impacts of living with a brain injury. Targeted Audience: Faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, other community members.

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Container Gardening Made Easy--You Got This!
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Join Carol O'Meara and Alison O'Connor from CSU Extension to learn how you can easily grow flowers and vegetables in containers. They will cover design, plant selection, care and culture. The class will leave participants with ideas to implement for the 2017 gardening season.
Goals and Target Audience:
Gardeners of all abilities will benefit from this class. Open to anyone with an interest in gardening.
Session Resources:

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Want to Get Ahead? Get a Mentor!
Presenters:
Carolyn Broccardo,Brad Woods,Cat Bens,Kimberly Cox-York
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Navigating your professional career can be tricky, but an effective mentor can help you navigate the murky waters. The mentoring relationship can be a pivotal experience for both the mentor and mentee, and may take many forms. A formal mentoring relationship is a commitment between individuals that often lasts for years with the express goal of imparting ethical norms, expectations, best practices, and the intangible subtleties of navigating the chosen field of expertise. This complex interplay between the mentor and mentee is ever changing and evolving based on the needs of the mentee as they progress through their professional career. A successful relationship is built on trust, mutual respect, and honest communication. Learn more about different types of mentoring relationships (formal, peer, situational etc.), tips for choosing a mentor, and the roles and responsibilities of a mentor and mentee.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Learn about different types of mentoring 2. Learn about responsibilities for a mentor and mentee 3. Learn how to choose a mentor Targeted Audience: 1. Graduate Students 2. Post-doctoral Fellows 3. Junior Faculty 4. Administrative Professionals/State Classified Personnel

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Colorado State University Women's Association: Over Ten Decades of Helping Students
Presenters:
Ronda Koski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
The Colorado State University Women's Association was formed in 1910 as a social group for the wives of the faculty of the then Colorado Agricultural College. Within a few years, the association established a loan fund to provide financial assistance to deserving students. Come learn about some of the fascinating women who have been part of the CSUWA over the years, and what this association is currently doing to provide financial assistance for some of CSU's outstanding students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To share with current CSU employees the life story of this historical association, and to highlight some of the fascinating women who have helped to fulfill the association's mission. Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning about the CSUWA and its history, and especially women employees who want to be part of a women's organization that helps students succeed in their pursuit of higher education.
Session Title:
Keeping Your Bike Rollin’ – Fixing and Maintaining Your Own Bike
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Zack Alves,Coleman Centola
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
This beginner class is for the rider who would like to learn how to fix and maintain their bike on their own. The one hour class will cover Tires, Tubes, Shifting and Derailleurs, Brakes and Drive Train.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly maintain their chain, brakes and shifters. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride! Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Keep Your Bike Rollin' – Fixing and Maintaining Your Own Bike
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Zack Alves,Coleman Centola
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
This beginner class is for the rider who would like to learn how to fix and maintain their bike on their own. The one hour class will cover Tires, Tubes, Shifting and Derailleurs, Brakes and
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly maintain their chain, brakes and shifters. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride! Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding.
Session Title:
Studying Foreign Languages in a Classroom, Abroad or Self-Study: Opportunities & Advice
Presenters:
Mary Vogl
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Have you always wanted to learn Chinese? Vacationing in Venice and need a crash course in Italian? Looking to refine your already-strong skills in Spanish? Curious about Swahili? Want to know if Rosetta Stone is worth the money? Think it's too late for you to start studying a language? This session will offer advice on opportunities at CSU, locally, nationally and internationally for face-to-face instruction, online learning, tutoring and self-study. While mostly focused on practical needs for the language learner, it will briefly address aspects of research on language acquisition.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to inform participants about opportunities for language study and how they can maximize their efforts to get results. There will be time for questions and discussion. audience: students, faculty and staff at any level of language study from beginning to advanced
Session Resources: