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?"

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Looking for Durable Plants for Your Flower Garden? Look to Plant Select ®!
Presenters:
Ronda Koski
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Plant Select® is a unique collaboration among Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and members of the Rocky Mountain Region "Green Industry" (plant nurseries, greenhouses, and garden centers), and focuses on plants designed to provide more beauty with less work in landscapes throughout the high plains and intermountain regions. Session attendees will learn about the Plant Select® program and how to incorporate some of these plants into their urban landscapes.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session: 1) Inform attendees about the unique regional horticultural program known as "Plant Select®". 2) Describe how the plants in the Plant Select® program can help attendees to be more successful in their landscaping efforts. 3) Illustrate how the plants in the Plant Select® program can be adapted to small-scale urban environments where the traditional "back yard" may be quite small or non-existent. 4 Encourage attendees to visit the Plant Select® website, where they can obtain additional useful information about the plants in the Plant Select® program. The targeted audience: Any CSU employee who enjoys flower gardening and desires to have an attractive and water-conservative landscape!

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:
Flipped Classroom Research at CSU: What have we learned?
Presenters:
Sean Burns,Brittany Taylor
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
CSU has redesigned several classrooms across campus and is building new classrooms that include mobile furniture. Research and Analytics has conducted research over the past two years to determine how classrooms have been used, and what the most effective practices have been. This session will discuss the results of that research and encourage audience discussion about how we should use those results to inform faculty and administration at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience is anyone interested in how classes have been flipped at CSU, and how we can or should incorporate lessons learned moving forward. Our goal is to inform people of what's been working at CSU, and to encourage thoughtful discussion about how to utilize flipped teaching methods at CSU moving forward.
Session Resources:

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Using Office Mix to Turn Your Presentations into Interactive Online Lessons
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Office Mix is a free PowerPoint extension that allows you to add interactivities such as audio/video narration, screen capturing, quizzes, polls, simulations, webpages, or videos, into your lessons. Office Mix’s analytic tool shows you data about who watched your lessons, how much time they spent on each slide, and how they answered your questions. Viewing data can be exported to Excel for further analysis. The session will involve presentation, demonstrations, and discussion. Participants will gain insights into how Office Mix might be used in their courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To learn what is Office Mix and how to use it effectively. Targeted audience: instructors for blended and online courses. Note: Office Mix is for PC only.

Wednesday, January 11th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Yoga for the Workplace: Finding Calm, Strength, and Flexibility at your Desk (or anywhere)
Presenters:
Liz Atwood
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Learn to alleviate tension and stress while building strength and flexibility throughout your day by tapping into the power of yoga. Learn how yoga in the workplace can benefit you, and then participate in a guided chair yoga session with breath work, focused on relaxation and increasing strength and flexibility throughout the body. Liz Atwood is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour).
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will leave session with tools to relax, stretch, and build strength at their desk or in their workplace; learn about the benefits of breathing exercises and mindfulness at work; and learn about the health impacts of common work postures and how to counteract them. The instructor will give a brief talk on benefits of yoga in the workplace and will then guide participants through a chair yoga session with breath work. Accessible for all abilities.

1:00 PM

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:

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Yoga for the Workplace: Finding Calm, Strength, and Flexibility at your Desk (or anywhere)
Presenters:
Liz Atwood
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Learn to alleviate tension and stress while building strength and flexibility throughout your day by tapping into the power of yoga. Learn how yoga in the workplace can benefit you, and then participate in a guided chair yoga session with breath work, focused on relaxation and increasing strength and flexibility throughout the body. Liz Atwood is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour).
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will leave session with tools to relax, stretch, and build strength at their desk or in their workplace; learn about the benefits of breathing exercises and mindfulness at work; and learn about the health impacts of common work postures and how to counteract them. The instructor will give a brief talk on benefits of yoga in the workplace and will then guide participants through a chair yoga session with breath work. Accessible for all abilities.

1:00 PM

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.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Sports Nutrition- Fueling for Performance
Presenters:
Kalyn Garcia, MS, RDN
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
How do I fuel my body with nutrition and hydration for optimal physical performance? Should I eat protein, carbohydrates, or fats? What about supplements? In this session, we will dive into nutrition tips to fuel physical performance before, during, and after physical activity as well as how to maintain proper hydration and energy.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of this session include increasing knowledge of macronutrients, foods and fluids to consume before, during, and after physical activity; debunking myths and discussing facts of sports nutrition supplements; and providing tips for foods that can be consumed to meet the physical demands of performance. The target audience is anyone who would like to learn about nutrition for physical performance.