Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
CSU’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Update
Presenters:
Robert Schur,Anthonie Rose,Steve Thompson
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
In October 2016, CSU’s revised Policy on Alcohol and Drugs went into effect. The policy provides clear definitions, sets forth the prohibitions that apply on campus, explains the rules for having alcohol at CSU events, and provides a new approach to dealing with alcohol and drug impairment in the workplace and academic settings. Forms and procedures relating to workplace impairment will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will gain an understanding of CSU’s Policy on Alcohol and Drugs, learn how to identify and respond to impairment in the workplace and the classroom, and understand the requirements and restrictions on including alcohol at events. The session is designed for all CSU faculty and employees who want to gain a better understanding of CSU’s rules on alcohol and drugs on campus.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Carol Carroll,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Are you a State Classified employee? If yes, did you know there is an entire Council that works to promote, improve, and protect your role within the CSU shared governance model? We invite you to come learn more about the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and its representatives - what we do, how we do it, and how we can be of service to you. This session will bring you up to date on the actions and activities of your Council, and highlight the many ways State Classified employees can get involved at CSU. Moreover, it will give us a chance to hear from you - what issues are most relevant and important to you, what questions can we help answer, and what ideas do you have to make CSU a better place for State Classified employees? In short, how can we help? Please join us for this informative and interactive session. CSU depends on a strong, dedicated, and informed Classified Personnel Council to ensure State Classified views, ideas, and concerns are respected in University decision-making. And we cannot fulfill this mission without YOU.
Goals and Target Audience:
State Classified employees interested in learning more about the actions, activities, and opportunities available to them through the Classified Personnel Council (CPC), as well as learning more about the practice of shared governance at Colorado State University. Supervisors and co-workers of State Classified employees are also encouraged to attend.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Leave Management and Family Medical Leave
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Review of the various leave and benefit programs available to Academic Faculty / Administrative Professionals (AF/AP) including sick leave, annual leave, Family and Medical Leave, Short and Long Term Disability and Parental Leave (AF/AP). After attending the PDI session, employees should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives

Wednesday, January 11th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Employee vs Independent Contractor
Presenters:
David Leathers,Grant Polzer
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This session will explain the difference of an employee and a contractor as defined by IRS regulations. We will also discuss the process to hire independent contractors and explain the determination process and factors used when deciding if an individual should be treated as an independent contractor or an employee when providing services to the University.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals that hire contractors or employees.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
How to Consider Diversity in the Search Process
Presenters:
Diana Prieto,Becca McCarty
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This presentation will detail how Diversity can be considered as part of the search process, including various methods for recruiting broadly. This will be an opportunity for individuals at the University to ask questions about the process of considering Diversity when searching to fill a position.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone involved with hiring at the University.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Getting New Faculty On Board and Up To Speed Successfully
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Zachary Mercurio,Russell Korte
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
In the spring of 2016, focus groups were conducted with new CSU faculty to gather information about their experience of settling into their new jobs. The findings suggest that we could do a better job to prepare our new faculty for the challenges of teaching, research, learning the culture and building relationships with colleagues. Come learn how to address some of the obstacles new faculty identified and share what best practices you have in your department that are making a difference. This will be an interactive workshop that will provide you with draft plan you can take back to your area to make your new faculty’s transition more successful.
Goals and Target Audience:
Deans and department heads responsible for onboarding new faculty.

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Background Checks: How to Succeed
Presenters:
Annette Murdock Tangye
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This session will provide participants with information on CSU's background check process. Tips will be provided to participants on ways Human Resources and departments can collaborate to ensure timely submission of background check requests through to approval to hire.
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide information and best practices on CSU's background check policy and processes for successful and timely hiring of candidates.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
How to Create Useful Applicant Screening Tools for the CSU Search Process
Presenters:
Rebecca McCarty
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Looking for some examples of a rating/screening tool for applicants in the search process? Come to this session to learn about how to construct useful screening tools and find out about the best practices for screening mechanisms for the CSU search process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Partners in the CSU Search Process - committee members, search chairs, support staff

3:30 PM

Session Title:
How to Challenge Subtle Sexism in the Workplace - Feminist Fight Club Moves for Everyone!
Presenters:
Cori Wong
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
The everyday challenges women face at work because of their gender are sometimes hard to specifically identify and name, let alone challenge and change. Whether you call them instances of unconscious bias, subtle sexism, gendered microaggressions, or just seemingly small - but unfair - comments and jabs that negatively impact women, it's most helpful to know how to respond and intervene on behalf of yourself and others when they occur. This session will introduce you to some of the best fight moves from the amply evidence-based book, Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual. People of all genders and all ranks within the university are encouraged to attend!
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff, Faculty,Graduate Students; men and women
Session Title:
Working Part Time in a Full Time World: Models and Strategies for Success
Presenters:
Marjorie Moss, Academic Success Coordinator,Heather James, Academic Success Coordinator
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is something many administrative professionals struggle with on a regular basis. This challenge is particularly prominent in positions characterized by high student contact, such as academic advising, career services, student life, and student support services. Presented by two part-time Academic Success Coordinators in the College of Liberal Arts, this session features tips on how to approach your supervisor with a proposal for part time work. Ways to modify this approach for application to various types of administrative work will also be covered. Diverse part-time models will be presented (50/50 split, 70% time, 80% time, etc.), as well as examples of how to maximize productivity while working reduced hours. Session will also include an interactive activity and opportunities for Q & A.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: The targeted audience is administrative professionals working in a variety of student affairs positions, including academic advising, career services, student life, and student support services. Goals: Provide information about how to utilize proactive strategies in discussing work/life balance with supervisors Present examples of successful proposals for part time work in administrative professional positions Share successful models of various part time work arrangements and provide suggestions for modifying these models for application to different administrative positions Create opportunities for administrative professionals to engage in discussions with colleagues regarding work/life balance and flexible work arrangements