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

2:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 9th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Mentoring Effective Teaching
Presenters:
Matthew Hickey
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
This session will share reflections on how to mentor teaching, including discussion of a variety of tools to help instructor self-reflection on teaching, thoughts on the place for peer and student feedback in professional development, and suggestions on how peer teaching interactions can be mutually beneficial.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students interested in the art and science of teaching.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
IRBs and the Common Rule-What does it mean for CSU?
Presenters:
Matthew Hickey
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
The Federal regulations that inform the human subjects oversight and review, known as "The Common Rule" are in the process of change. This session will: 1. Discuss the distinction between regulatory compliance and research ethics. 2. Describe the nature of the proposed changes, the proposed timeline for implementation, and the implications for human subjects research at CSU. 3. Provide tips and tools for human subjects research review.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in, or plan to be engaged in human subjects research.

Wednesday, January 10th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Helping Students With Post Trauma Problems
Presenters:
David Fohrman
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Up to 20% of college student have serious post-trauma problems including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, the vast majority of these students avoid getting the help they need. They suffer for years, or even decades, with a treatable condition. The problem, in part, is that these students were never told, key potentially life-saving information about the cause as well as treatment of PTSD. This seminar will provide this information. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to start the process to be qualified “Trauma Peer Helper.” Trauma Peer Helpers are caring, compassionate staff or students interested being an essential part of a traumatized student’s path towards healing.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU Staff and Students. Members of the community are also welcome to attend.

1:00 PM

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.