Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Sweeten Your Sugar Smarts
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd,Chris Gentile
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Do you know how much sugar is in the food you eat every day? Can you find sugar hidden in labels and numbers? Do you know how to talk to your kids or grandkids about sugar and its effect on their bodies? Join us in this interactive workshop designed for all ages. Kids encouraged to attend, especially middle and high school students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to... convert grams of sugar to teaspoons in order to determine the amount of sugar found in common junk foods as well as "health foods." evaluate their own daily intake of sugar and whether or not it surpasses the AMA recommended daily allowance. use the presented information to learn how to talk to kids about the perils of over-consumption of added sugar.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Commuting to CSU - Personalized Training for Bicyclists, Carpoolers and Transit Riders
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge,Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This session provides best practices for commuting to CSU without the use of a personal vehicle. The session will include a presentation about transit, bicycling, and carpooling along with a targeted break-out to identify routes to the University. Parking and Transportation Service will also introduce new employee programs including Emergency Ride Home, Commuter Parking 10-Packs, Zagster, and Zipcar. Attendees will receive maps of the local transit and bike system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees considering a change in how they commute to campus seeking to: 1. Reduce their personal cost of transportation (fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation of their vehicle) 2. Avoid searching for available parking on campus 3. Improve their physical and mental health by commuting by bicycle, transit or carpool. 4. Enjoy the social nature of commuting by transit, bicycle, or carpool.

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.

Tuesday, January 9th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Pay Attention. . . What? Awareness is Only a Short Leap Away
Presenters:
Robert Chaffee,Anthonie Rose,Nicole Reed
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Practicing observation skills regularly will make you more aware in every situation and safer wherever you may be. You will learn some basics and discuss situations in this session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn how to read environments, groups, people, and anomalies in every day settings for all CSU employees.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Go beyond passwords with Duo two-factor authentication
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
CSU has adopted Duo for two-factor authentication for moving beyond just passwords, and is currently rolling it out to several central applications on an opt-in basis. Before Duo becomes required later this year, get the details of how it works, and how you can get started.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: any faculty/staff member. Goals: 1) Learn the various options for using Duo. 2) Join the opt-in population. 3) Successfully use Duo from a computer or phone in this session.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
Presenters:
Jennifer Mayhew
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This presentation provides a basic overview of protected class discrimination and harassment, disability, religious accommodation, and retaliation. The presentation will include definitions, examples, and resources for bringing complaints or seeking assistance.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to provide a practical understanding of the topic areas in relation to CSU's policies and procedures. The target audience is any employee or faculty member seeking a better understanding of equal access and equal opportunity at CSU.

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Diabetes Awareness 101
Presenters:
Charlotte Lakin
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Considered one of the largest public health emergencies of the 21st century, the pandemic of diabetes will have a profound impact on everyone. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes (1 in 10), but 7 million of them do not know it. Another 84 million American adults have prediabetes (1 in 3), which will lead to diabetes if not managed well. Whether you have diabetes or not, it is important to become better informed about your own risks, how to get diagnosed or treated, how to prevent or manage diabetes, and how to support those with diabetes. This session will dispel misconceptions about diabetes and help you to take the next step to control your health! We will also discuss diabetes and prediabetes programs offered on campus by the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center and additional resources in northern Colorado.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals 1.Understand the difference between prediabetes and diabetes 2.Learn risk factors for diabetes and prediabetes 3.Identify resources for diagnosis and treatment 4.Discuss steps and recommendations to prevent diabetes and prediabetes 5.Understand basic skills for managing diabetes and prediabetes Target Audience 1.Individuals interested in early prevention of risk factors related to diabetes 2.Individuals with risk factors who have not yet developed diabetes 3.Individuals with established diabetes

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Record Retention
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This session will go over the financial record retention requirements set by the state in the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration's State Archives Records Management Manual, Schedule 7 - Financial Records and Schedule 8 - Higher Education.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals who are responsible to record retention of financial information

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:
Collaborations in learning analytics: Identifying students in need of support with in-class analytics and dashboards
Presenters:
Sean Burns,Kimberley Corwin
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
CSU researchers and faculty recently partnered with research teams from McGraw Hill and Barnes & Noble Education to develop in-class analytics aimed at identifying students in need of support. Through these collaborations, instructors, advisors, and student success coaches can access dashboards displaying course- and student-level analytics tailored to their needs, allowing them to determine who needs assistance earlier and faster than previously possible. Come explore the dashboards, hear about these pilot projects, and discuss some of the lessons learned.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attend this session if you are interested in learning about in-class analytics efforts at CSU and current collaborations with educational technology partners. Additionally, if you are interested in taking part in future projects, come meet the researchers!

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Employee vs Independent Contractor
Presenters:
Grant Polzer,David Leathers
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
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.