Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

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

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
YOU Are an Adult Educator! Foundational Concepts to Assist Anyone Who Teaches or Trains Adults
Presenters:
Leann Kaiser,Kalpana Gupta
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Most people experience being an adult learner on a regular basis, whether in formal or informal settings. And, although many people may not directly identify themselves as such, those who facilitate this learning for adults are adult educators. Adult educators include university faculty/instructors, workplace trainers, human resource managers, adult basic educators, and career/technical instructors, among many others. Adult educators often do not have formal training in how to best facilitate adult learning. They are experts in their areas/subjects, but usually have little background in how to best teach those subjects. During this session the presenters will first help participants to understand the scope of breadth of adult education. They will then introduce the three main concepts that all adult educators need to know to succeed in their work. These include 1) how to teach/facilitate, 2) adult learning and development theory, and 3) instructional design. The overall intent of this session is to introduce the participants (adult educators) to the wealth of information available through the field of adult education, which in turn can assist them to improve their teaching and training of adults. Resources will be provided to help the participants apply these concepts, as well as additional information on how to continue to deepen their knowledge after the session has completed.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience for this session includes anyone who teaches or trains adult learners or plans to do so in the future. This includes university faculty/instructors in any discipline, workplace trainers, human resource employees, adult basic educators, and career/technical instructors, among many others. 1. Participants will explore what adult education is and identify the various professional contexts in which adult educators work. 2. Participants will be introduced to the major concepts that underlie being an effective adult educator. 3. Participants will be provided practical ways to begin to utilize these concepts in their own contexts.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Dialogue Across Difference
Presenters:
Kelly Long,Kathy Sisneros,Roze Hentschell
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Every day on the CSU campus we are involved in opportunities to refine our skills in dialogue across difference. In classrooms, offices, and public environments, we hear faculty, staff, and students asking for guidance in ways to structure meaningful dialogue. Toward that end, this session is designed to help faculty and staff facilitate conversations to better navigate social group identities, conflicts, communities, and topics of social justice. Based on the work of the Intergroup Dialogue Program from the University of Michigan, this session will share practical approaches and materials to help staff and faculty foster constructive dialogue, engage identities, and create inclusive environments.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to: 1) Explain differences between debate, discussion, and dialogue and make conscious decisions about when to employ which form of interaction; 2) Increase knowledge of pedagogical tools; 3) Acquire strategies for inclusive practices; 4) Gain awareness of identities, privilege, power, and bias; and 5) Develop strategies to incorporate intergroup dialogue in classrooms or other environments.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Providing Constructive Feedback
Presenters:
Erik Hokanson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
This interactive session will explore how leaders and supervisors optimize employee engagement and departmental effectiveness by providing timely and effective feedback to employees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Strategies and tips for providing constructive employee feedback. Target audience: leaders and supervisors.

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Do You Know an Ageist? Ageism in the Workplace”
Presenters:
Deborah Yeung,Summer Shaffer
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Is ageism the most commonly accepted form of discrimination today? Ageism is defined as the discrimination against persons of a certain age group with a tendency to regard older persons as “debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.” This session will uncover ways that ageism presents itself in society and the workplace. Join the presenters to gain a better understanding of ageism and learn strategies on how to be more mindful of this growing form of discrimination.
Goals and Target Audience:
Team members and supervisors interested in being able to: 1) Define ageism and explain how it presents itself and 2) Gain strategies on how to be more mindful of ageism.