Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
Dr. F.C. Ted Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
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:
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:
An Introduction to Teaching Squares: A Peer Observation Program
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Piloted in Spring '18 at CSU, the TILT-sponsored Teaching Squares peer observation program allows faculty, instructors, and GTAs to observe each other, learn from each other, and support each other in their quest to become better teachers. Join us for this informational session that will give more details about this new program. Official Teaching Squares training for Spring '19 will take place on Wednesday, January 16th.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Instructors, GTAs will learn about the Teaching Squares program, its objectives, and schedule for Spring '19

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Megan Skeehan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
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.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
WebFOCUS Reporting Tool – What can it do for you?
Presenters:
Alan Hill,Missy Hein,Dereck Jacobsen,Reena Khosla
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Demonstrate how WebFOCUS can provide access to institutional data and showcase some general tool capabilities along with available centralized reports. The WebFOCUS tool can be used to create reports such as PACe Course Enrollment, percentage of enrolled students by GPA range, and Stop Outs. Licensing and access will also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals * Generate interest within the campus community and provide information regarding the new reporting tool called WebFOCUS Targeted Audience * Report consumers – Those who look at and use reports, but typically do not create the reports. * Report creators – Those who are interested in creating basic reports, make minor modifications to existing reports, or run existing centralized reports.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Financial Fraud: Prevention, Detection and Reporting
Presenters:
Jennifer Warner,Nelson Bultmann
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Certified fraud examiners across the world estimate that the typical organization loses 5 percent of annual revenues to financial fraud. Fraudsters tend to display behavioral warning signs when they are engaged in their crimes, and most fraudsters have never been previously convicted of a crime. Find out what financial fraud is; how to spot the warning signs; how to prevent it; and what you should do if you suspect that fraud is occurring.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: increase fraud awareness Targeted Audience: potential fraud fighters
Session Resources:

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Work, Live and Play: An Innovative Partnership in Addressing University Staff and Faculty Housing Needs at Colorado State University
Presenters:
Deborah Mayer
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Colorado State University (CSU) recently made a bold move partnering with a local nonprofit to provide critical housing services for staff and faculty. Contracting with Neighbor to Neighbor, a primary housing resource for County residents, CSU now has a Neighbor to Neighbor staff member on campus connecting university employees to an array of services for navigating a difficult local housing market. Learn how this innovative partnership materialized, what services are provided, and how CSU is creating an opportunity where staff can live, work, and play
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of the presentation is to inform the campus community of this new partnership that was created to better help address basic housing related needs and improve housing stability and economic health for staff and faculty at CSU. Neighbor to Neighbor's affordable housing programs range from assisting people experiencing homelessness to homeowners. No matter where someone may be along the housing continuum, Neighbor to Neighbor is on campus to assist. Target audience is any CSU staff or faculty that may benefit from knowing about housing counseling services on campus whether for themselves or colleagues. A housing counselor is present on campus to work directly with all university staff and faculty in a variety of ways, confidentially and one-on-one, particularly those experiencing barriers to stable housing. CSU is interested in retaining valuable employees and helping staff and faculty optimize their work-life harmony. This new partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor seeks to support employees by improving access to local housing opportunities and to reduce commutes and related costs.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Make an Impact: Tips and tools for selecting journals for publication and promoting and sharing your research
Presenters:
Heidi Zuniga,Mara Sedlins
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Part one of this session focuses on scholarly publishing and increasing research impact. With thousands of academic journals currently in publication, deciding where to submit can be challenging. We will discuss tools and resources that can help make that process easier. We will also discuss ways you can increase your publication’s impact through social media and profiling tools like ORCID. Journals and funders increasingly require researchers to share data along with the results of their research. In part two of this session, we will discuss the benefits of sharing research data, strategies for making your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable), and factors to consider when choosing a data repository. We will also talk about newer types of publications like preprints, registered reports, and data papers.
Goals and Target Audience:
At the end of the session, participants will understand: -What tools and resources can help authors decide where to submit a scholarly article for publication, including in open access publications -What tools and methods can help increase the impact of publications -Why data sharing is beneficial, both for themselves and the research community -The FAIR principles of data sharing -How to choose a repository that is appropriate for their research data -Alternative publications like data papers and registered reports Targeted Audience: Researchers (including students) from all disciplines who want to learn more about scholarly publishing and communication, how to increase the impact of their publications, and/or who need to comply with data sharing requirements.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
WebFOCUS for Developers and Advanced Users
Presenters:
Steve Juarez
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
We will discuss and demonstrate various WebFOCUS capabilities that will be of interest to technically-oriented users. Some topics and features may include: • Using the Excel Add-in for a WebFOCUS data source • Connecting WebFOCUS to external data sources such as Oracle, SQL Server, and Salesforce • Global Variables – What they are and how to use them • Visualizations • Guided Reports • Using RESTful API to enable dynamic reporting outside of WebFOCUS
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: • Introduce attendees to WebFOCUS features that require a technical understanding of databases and software in order to use. • Enable attendees to leave with ideas of how they can create and distribute WebFOCUS reports in alternative ways. Targeted Audience: • Report creators and other technical staff, such as software developers, who have an interest in integrating advanced WebFOCUS features with other software.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Researchers: Join The Conversation
Presenters:
Kate Jeracki,Jeff Dodge
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Everyone can be part of The Conversation. Present your research to a global audience, become a recognized expert, boost your journal readership, and hone your communications skills, too. CSU's partnership with The Conversation has been outstandingly successful for more than 80 authors on campus. And learn about a new opportunity to present your science on Rocky Mountain PBS as well. Follow The Conversation at @ConversationUs or sign up for the newsletter at theconversation.com
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, post-docs and grad students. Introduce them to the opportunities to write for The Conversation and how to get started.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
What’s Title IX Got To Do With Me? The Session that Answers This Question For ALL Employees.
Presenters:
Sandra E. Hodgin,Jennifer Mayhew
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Have you been concerned about what to do if you hear about or witness possible sexual harassment or the many forms of sexual discrimination, which includes athletics equity and sexual violence? Are you not clear as to your responsibility of where or when to report a concern, what will take place, and if you have other options… such as confidential resources? This session will provide you an understanding of the OEO processes on campus, a history of Title IX, an overview of court case decisions that have resulted in millions of dollars lost by institutions, and why Tile IX is a critical policy on all campuses across the US. Be prepared to share in this safe space to learn more about this hot-button issue from a policy and compliance perspective!
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to increase employee (i.e., staff and faculty) understanding of the history of Title IX, what Title IX means, what options employees have, and why it has become such an important topic for campuses nationally. The target audience are ALL employees that work, supervise, and interact with other employees, and/or ALL employees that work, supervise, and interact with CSU students.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Meals Made Easy
Presenters:
Michelle Dinges, RDN
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
From planning to storage, learn some new techniques to make preparing more homemade meals easier than ever. We will provide the tools you need to get organized, go shopping, prepare and store healthy meals, and even re-purpose your leftovers. If you are always on-the-go and find making meals at home difficult, this class will ease your stress and get you well on your way to more delicious, home cooked meals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1.Understand why meal planning is important for success 2.Know how to create a balanced meal and snack 3. Know the 3 P’s to Meal Planning 4. Know how to utilize leftovers and on-the-go options in meal planning Target Audience: Busy professionals who need quick and healthy on the go tips 2. Individuals who want to eat well and improve their health through nutrition.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Period Products on Campus (PPC) Task Force Findings, Recommendations, & Implementation Plans
Presenters:
Neal Luján,Kristin Stephens,Kate Jeracki,Nancy Cowley,Erin Patchett
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Period Products on Campus Task (PPC) Force recommendations -- developed during two years of collaborative, thoughtful, and thorough work -- were recently approved. Plans are now underway to implement free period products in 336+ All Gender restrooms before August 2019. Task Force representatives will share an overview of the project – including data gathered through three assessments, a description of the CSU service model, and an update on the plan and timeline for implementation.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to inform interested campus community members about the work of the Period Products on Campus Task Force, the approved recommendations for the model to be implemented campus-wide, and the timeline for implementation.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
How to Receive Criticism and Make it Work for You
Presenters:
Compsych/EAP Presenter
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Receiving criticism is an important and valuable skill. To achieve success in any endeavor we must be able to tolerate critical feedback and learn from it. However, receiving criticism is difficult for most people. Upon receiving criticism we feel vulnerable and become defensive and thereby miss opportunities to benefit from feedback. This workshop will help you explore why we become defensive, deliver tips for knowing when your “hot button” has been pushed and how to accept and integrate useful criticism. The training will also instruct though examples and/or role plays.
Goals and Target Audience:
• Identify emotions that get triggered when one is criticized • Describe how feedback can feel like an attack on your identity * Identify ways to respond effectively to criticism • Describe methods used to protect your ego • Identify ways to acknowledge that you heard the feedback • Describe the types of probing questions you can ask to reap benefits from the criticism