Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Train Your Pet Without Stress- Giving animals choice and control during training means everyone wins!
Presenters:
Jennie Willis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Explore the emerging new ideas in applied animal behavior- reach your pets in a new way by offering them choice and control. Learn the basic premises for teaching new behaviors and modifying undesired ones. Practice your skills through active learning. Find out what how to arrange the environment for your pet's success, what timing and precision can gain you and how to help your pet learn the behaviors you would like them to know through goal oriented planning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Pet owning staff and faculty at CSU

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Conscious Bravery: A Women's Leadership Workshop
Presenters:
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
Full Day
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Conscious bravery is an emerging model for women who wish to lead in a male-designed world. It involves four critical elements: (1) Developing a new relationship with power, (2) Getting comfortable with fear, (3) Adopting a bravery mindset, and (4) Using self-compassion as a safety net. 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, and ways that women can thrive as leaders and whole people at work. 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: (1) Contributing to the campus-wide dialogue about women's leadership and (2) Equipping women with the knowledge needed to explore leadership in their lives and work. Targeted audience: Women staff and faculty
Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Kristin Stephens
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Are you a State Classified employee? 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? 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. Please join us for this informative and interactive session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Information about the practice of shared governance at CSU. Ideal for State Classified employees or any employee curious to learn more about shared governance at CSU.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
Dr. F.C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual readiness for retirement - specifically addressing the question "What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?" Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Inform participants of the basics of retirement planning focusing on the question "When I retire, how much will I need and where will it come from?" Targeted Audience: Anyone interested in the basics of financial planning for retirement WITHOUT a vendor or product bias.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Basecamp or Trello? Two options for basic project management
Presenters:
Suzi White,Dave Hoffman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Trello and Basecamp are tools that can help you keep your project on track with the ability to assign tasks, collaborate across teams and show progress. We’ll provide an overview and strengths and weaknesses of each tool, how they compare to one another and examples of their use on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Understand the basics of Basecamp and Trello to determine if they will work for your project management needs. Target Audience: People who manage projects and are interested in software options to help them organize their work.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Yoga and Meditation for Relaxation
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This gentle yoga class will explore yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help participants let go of stress, tension, and tightness, calm the mind, and settle the body. We will practice basic yoga poses and explore the openness and release that comes from combining breath and movement. Participants will learn techniques they may incorporate into their daily life to decrease stress and tension. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and surrender stress or tension. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Participants may also bring blocks. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: - To take a break and practice yoga, breathing, and yoga! - To practice yoga postures and breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation - To learn poses and techniques that may be practiced throughout the day to reduce stress and cultivate relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Leaping into the New Year to Rekindle Your Professional Passion
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Join me for an interactive session to reconnect with your passion as we leap into the New Year! We all experience times when we’re unsure of where our professional lives are going. Having this facilitated time and space for reflection can help reignite our dedication and remind us that we are right where we’re supposed to be or that we need to make changes to realign our actions with our passion.
Goals and Target Audience:
All are welcome!
Session Title:
Striking A Work-Life Balance: What is Work-Life Balance and How Can We Achieve it?
Presenters:
Kelly A. Cave,Gwenith G. Fisher
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Many workers struggle with having the time and resources to accomplish everything they want and/or need to do both at work and in non-work roles. This often results in not having a consistent work-life balance, which can be a source of chronic stress and lead to a variety of negative outcomes, including job and life dissatisfaction, and poor mental and/or physical health. This session will introduce the audience to the concept of work-life balance, summarize findings and best practices from empirical research, share strategies for how to achieve a better work-life balance, incorporate audience participation, and include time for a question/answer session.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help participants achieve a better work-life balance. The target audience is any full or part time employee who is looking to learn more about the topic and/or improve their work-life balance.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Efficient & Effective Meetings
Presenters:
Tricia Callahan,Jennifer Strange
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Much of our work week is spent conducting and attending meetings. While some meetings are incredibly productive, others are a waste of time, energy, and valuable resources. This session is designed to help those new (or newer) to conducting meetings design and host efficient and effective meetings. Participants will be exposed to different meeting types and will gain hands on experience using various consensus-building techniques.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Anyone who has to conduct meetings on a regular basis Goals: -Participants will discuss what makes for an efficient & effective meeting. -Participants will be able to identify different meeting types. • Participants will be able to describe and implement the OSCAR approach to a successful meeting. • Participants will practice consensus-building techniques.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Paddle into the New Year
Presenters:
Jessie Stewart
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Colorado is landlocked state known for foothills and mountains, hiking and skiing. But we have many waterways to explore and the weather to do it. This session provides information on how to get started paddling in 2018 including the benefits, types of personal watercraft, and places to go around NoCo. A paddleboard and kayak will be available to stand, sit in, interact with. There will also be a sign up for folks who want to meet up to test out paddling in late spring and form a group of CSU paddlers.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who: -has been curious about getting in the water -wants to find a new hobby or try something new -wants to find new places to explore around NoCo - has wanted to purchase a personal watercraft but doesn't know how to get started

Tuesday, January 9th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Un-Busy: Integrating Renewal as a Way of Life
Presenters:
Joy Nyenhuis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
When asked, "How are you?" Do you answer, "Busy"? Then this session is for you. As you begin 2018 this is an ideal time to learn how to focus, set priorities, and integrate renewal into your life. After participating in this session you will have a fresh perspective and a new answer to the question, "How are you?" What will it be?
Goals and Target Audience:
Main goal: To inspire attendees to move from busy to un-busy Additional goals: 1. Identify factors that lead to busyness 2. Explore the effects of busyness 3. Identify the benefits of being un-busy 4. Explore how to integrate renewal into every day life Target audience: Anyone who feels busy and answers "busy" when asked how they are doing
Session Title:
Young Professionals at CSU
Presenters:
Anselma Lopez,Ali Raza,Jessica Dyrdahl,Kelsey Baun,Evan Moore,Galeth Bolanos
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
The Colorado State University Young Professionals Board invites all ages and levels of professionals join our session as we share the value of this intentional community which provides Networking, Philanthropy, and Training and Development. Join us as we share stories of what it really means to be a “young professional” and brainstorm together on how to better engage and support each other as future leaders.
Goals and Target Audience:
All are welcome!

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Journey Around the World and Back to CSU
Presenters:
Jessica Dyrdahl
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
In 2014, I decided to leave a great position and support system at the University of Alaska Anchorage and began travelling the world. This adventure took me to places I had never even dreamed of before, both figuratively and literally. I backpacked to places in South America, South East Asia, Europe and Africa, and often by myself. I stayed in hostels and couchsurfed, took local transportation and ate delicious street food, and engaged with the local community whenever possible. I came back with a greater knowledge of the United States, the world and myself.
Goals and Target Audience:
My goal is that session participants will be inspired to take on their own adventure, no matter how big or small they may think it is. Target Audience is anyone who would like to pursue an adventure and might need extra support to do so.
Session Title:
The Departments of Central Receiving It’s More than Envelopes and Boxes
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Steve Burn
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
The Departments of Central Receiving is more than just envelopes and boxes. Come learn about all that we offer campus departments from our core services of USPS & Campus Mail, Bulk Mail Production, Shipping & Receiving Parcels and Freight and Surplus Property. Plus our other ancillary services including Document Scanning, Shredding, Warehousing & Storage, Event Rentals, Department Bike Rentals, The Spoke, and Lab Alcohol.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to better understand what our department offers the campus community and how they might best utilize our services to push efficiency and save their department money. Our target audience is key faculty and staff within departments who help with the operational side of their department and office.

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
"Thanks, Kiddo:" Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional
Presenters:
Elizabeth Zentner,Kelsey Stamm
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
Young Professionals (YPs) face a unique challenge in today's workforce. How do we ensure that others take us seriously? How can we move forward with our careers in a meaningful way? Kelsey and Elizabeth will spend this session sharing tried-and-true tips for how to navigate the complicated world of your first (or second, or 20th!) job and how to elevate yourself professionally. Come prepared to learn, laugh, and network with other YPs!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Identify ways that YPs can propel themselves professionally. -Craft strategies for dealing with 'imposter syndrome.' -Have each participant leave with enhanced confidence to navigate their workplace. Target Audience: -Newer professionals, age 21-35.
Session Title:
Keeping Your Bike Rollin’ – Maintaining Your Bike
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Coleman Centola,Joy Childress,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Want to learn to maintain your own bicycle? Curious about what is legal or not in terms of biking? Not sure the best route to get to CSU on your bike? Join The Spoke, CSU Police Department and Parking & Transportation Services to learn about this and more. This introductory class will cover basic bicycle maintenance including bike anatomy, lubing your chain, changing a flat, and the elements of an ABC Quick Check. Joy Childress, Traffic and Bicycle Education & Enforcement Program Coordinator from CSU PD will discuss bicycle safety, laws & common crashes. Aaron Buckley, Employee Focused Active Transportation Professional from Parking and Transportation Services will introduce how Parking & Transportation Services can help you plan your commute, reduce your transportation costs, design your route to campus, and learn about additional educational opportunities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly lube their chain, while also learning how to safely navigate the CSU campus by bike. 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. We are actively seeking out Faculty and Staff who commute by bike to campus or have interest in exploring this transportation model.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement - Second Session
Presenters:
Dr. F.C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual readiness for retirement - specifically addressing the question "What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?" Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Inform participants of the basics of retirement planning focusing on the question "When I retire, how much will I need and where will it come from?" Targeted Audience: Anyone interested in the basics of financial planning for retirement WITHOUT a vendor or product bias.
Session Title:
WHAT’S YOUR PLAN? – Ensure you receive the kind of medical care and treatment you want at the end of life
Presenters:
Judith Dekle,Mindy Rickard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Leaping into the New Year provides an ideal opportunity to figure out how you want to live at the end of your life. Join us as we explore how different people chose their path at the end of life, and learn from experts in advance care planning to explore your own path.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Although, legal 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 for themselves, and 3) gaining familiarity with advance care directive documents that allow choices and wishes to be properly and effectively recorded, preserved, and honored. Target Audience: In Colorado no one is automatically authorized to make medical decisions for another adult. Therefore, advance care planning can and should begin as early as age 18 and regardless of an individual's state of health. It is about planning for the ‘what ifs’ that may occur across our lifespan. We welcome CSU faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, and graduate students 18 years of age or olde

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Arachnology 101
Presenters:
Alicia Sprague
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Are daddy longlegs the most venomous arachnid in the world? Can scorpions glow in the dark? How big do camel spiders get? Join this introductory course on arachnids and we’ll cover all these questions and more! Live arachnids will be on hand to help us investigate the different characteristics and orders of these wondrously weird creatures.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To introduce the main orders and characteristics of arachnids, and to dispel some of the fear and myths surrounding these incredible creatures. Target audience: Anyone interested in arachnids and the natural world

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Cultivating a Compassionate Community
Presenters:
Doug Coatsworth,Melissa George,Sue Schneider,Amanda Mahoney,Rebecca Toll
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
At the Prevention Research Center, we have begun exploring the role of compassion in our community. As part of that exploration, we would like to hear about what compassion means to you, your work, and its potential to influence your community. Some key questions we’d like to answer during our time together include: 1. How is compassion being intentionally applied / taught / motivated in our community? 2. How can we bring a greater focus on compassion through our work, collaborations, and engagement in the community?
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and target audience: to engage university faculty, staff, and students and community partners in conversation and planning activities to intentionally promote compassion on campus and throughout Larimer County. More information on compassion here: https://coloradocct.com/
Session Title:
Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series Info Session
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
The Colorado State University Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series meets every other month to offer a webinar series on topics geared towards Emerging Women Leaders. We typically watch the webinar together, pause for discussion and application and enjoy networking and getting to know others who work here at CSU. Participants in the Webinar Series can bring their lunch as well. Men are also welcome to attend if the topics on leadership skills are of interest. Come and find out more about the upcoming series, and engage in a networking opportunity with other leaders at CSU. You can read more about individual webinar sessions for spring and sign up at training.colostate.edu.
Goals and Target Audience:
The purpose of this information session is to invite faculty and staff to attend these webinar luncheons. Participants will understand topics of interest, where and when they are offered, and how to register for these sessions. Participants will also hear about the benefit others have gained from attending including networking opportunities. They will have an opportunity to request specific topics of interest, and activities they would like to see organized.
Session Title:
Facilitating Effective Meetings
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
By some estimates up to 37% of our time is spent in meetings, and up to 50% that time is 100% worthless. In a democratic setting, meeting facilitators can make or break the productivity of the discussion. With a light application of professional meeting management protocol, any meeting can be more organized and effective, while allowing a group to accomplish more in less time. At this session we’ll discuss this topic at a high-level and provide actionable intelligence for both meeting attendees and meeting leaders.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is aimed at staff, faculty and students who chair meetings as well as folks who simply attend meetings, covering the basics of organizing a meeting, facilitating discussions, making motions, voting, and record keeping.
Session Title:
Great Perennials for your Colorado Garden
Presenters:
Carol O'Meara,Alison O'Connor
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Join Carol and Alison for their annual "ode to gardening" with a pictorial tour of their favorite perennials for Colorado gardens. Meet some tried and true "regulars" and some new introductions. They will cover perennials for sun, shade and tough spots.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this class are to educate people about plant selection, growing successful gardens and promote sustainable landscape management.
Session Title:
Practicing Self-Care in Times of Stress
Presenters:
Casey Malsam
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Anymore self-care is used as a throwaway word. We have to change this idea. We all have limits and it is necessary to take care of our selves in order to lead productive lives. This session will focus on ways to integrate sensory grounding into our daily lives to help manage stress in the moment. We will take a look at each one of the senses and ideas to use that sense to calm ourselves at any particular time.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Introduce the topic of sensory grounding. 2. Give participants tools to mindfully manage stress in the moment. This session is intended for anyone who experiences stress and would like better tools to manage our daily lives.
Session Title:
Yoga and Meditation for Relaxation - Second Session
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
This gentle yoga class will explore yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help participants let go of stress, tension, and tightness, calm the mind, and settle the body. We will practice basic yoga poses and explore the openness and release that comes from combining breath and movement. Participants will learn techniques they may incorporate into their daily life to decrease stress and tension. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and surrender stress or tension. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Participants may also bring blocks. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: - To take a break and practice yoga, breathing, and yoga! - To practice yoga postures and breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation - To learn poses and techniques that may be practiced throughout the day to reduce stress and cultivate relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
"Wait, I can do that?" - Developing Career Narratives
Presenters:
Leanna Biddle,Greg Head,Barbara Valusek ,Katie Lloyd,Chase Weldon
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
“Wait, I can do that?”, a question we often ask ourselves throughout our professional journey. As professionals, we may follow career paths often not laid out in a linear way, opportunities found through networking or mentorship. During this session, we will review our own career narratives, begin to understand their importance, and gain knowledge about ways to engage our students in career conversations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learning Outcomes - By participating in this session, participants will be able to: - Review their own career narrative - Understand the importance of career narratives by discovering connections, unique elements, and meaning in their careers - Become knowledgeable about ways to engage in career conversations Targeted Audience: CSU Faculty & Staff Professionals