Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Join the Conversation
Presenters:
Katherine Jeracki,Jeff Dodge
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Faculty, researchers and grad students, come learn how to present your science to a worldwide audience through The Conversation. Colorado State is a participating institution in The Conversation, and the PR team can help you craft a pitch to the editors at The Conversation, or just put you in touch with the right person who is expert in your discipline. To date, nearly 100 CSU faculty have had almost 170 articles published in The Conversation, with global readership ranging from 2,000 to 350,000; authors have also seen follow-on interest in terms of radio and TV interviews and invitations to speak at conferences. This session can help you get in on The Conversation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, researchers, graduate students

10:00 AM

Session Title:
EAP, CARE Program and Housing Resources: Working to provide equitable resources in a system based on Equality
Presenters:
Emma Chavez,Jan Pierce ,Deborah Mayer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) CARE Program at CSU and The Housing Navigator, help employees access resources both on and off campus with the combined goal of supporting staff and building a healthy workforce. We do this work by identifying individual needs and implementing steps to meet those needs, through opportunity for one-on-one sessions, conducting interest surveys, or simply providing information via email or phone calls if that suits the individual’s needs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: CSU employees Goal: For CSU employees to leave with a better understanding of support services offered by the three offices and to learn about the ways EAP, CARE, and Housing Navigator work to provide services beyond equality but rather equitably to employees on campus.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Commitment to Campus
Presenters:
Tammy Hunt
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Review of discounts and benefits available through Commitment to Campus
Goals and Target Audience:
Expand awareness of this program -- audience is all CSU employees.

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Classified Personnel Council: Advocating, Communicating and Leading
Presenters:
Meg Skeehan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Did you know there is an entire Council that works to promote, improve, and protect the roles of State Classified Employees 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, how we are advocating for equity and change at CSU and also at the state level, 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.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
How to Showcase Your Professional Value to Employers
Presenters:
Allison Robin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Regardless of where you are in your career, you may find it difficult to pinpoint your achievements, let alone boast about them. This session will walk you through the process of identifying your skills, accomplishments, and professional value. You’ll learn how to document your greatest selling points in a concise manner that emphasize the results of your actions, illustrating your value to employers.
Goals and Target Audience:
The targeted audience for this session is any person looking to (1) update or create a winning resume, (2) answer interview questions with impact, (3) identify and speak comfortably about his or her achievements, (4) campaign for a promotion or raise, or (5) complete a performance evaluation highlighting quantifiable results. At the end of the session, participants will be able to communicate their value to an employer via concise statements that highlight their skills and accomplishments and emphasize the measurable results of their actions.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Emerald Ash Borer: What You Need to Know and Replacement Shade Trees
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Amy Lentz
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Emerald ash borer was confirmed in Larimer County in September 2019, after being discovered in Boulder County in 2013. This is the most destructive urban forest pest we've faced, with 15-20% of urban trees being ash. Join Amy and Alison to find out more about this invasive insect and what you can do for your trees. If you're in the market for a new tree (whether you have ash or not), they will also cover a list of shade trees that are great choices for Colorado landscapes.
Goals and Target Audience:
All gardeners and homeowners. The goals of this session are to provide fact-based information about emerald ash borer and offer suggestions for alternative trees to plant.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Physical Inclusivity 101 at CSU: What do we do? How do we do it? Who is involved? And what YOU can do?
Presenters:
Jessica Kramer,Aaron Fodge
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Do you want to help make CSU a more equitable campus? Have you ever considered that what you do on campus could help make it a more physically inclusive place? Our campus has made great strides in creating inclusive physical spaces on campus but we have a ways to go. This session will focus on the inclusivity efforts geared towards physical spaces and elements around the university. Discover how you can help make CSU a more welcoming place physically – from the technology you use to the way you set up your workspaces and classrooms. Find out how you can report needed improvements online and how to schedule an internal survey for your unit.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To inform the campus community about the Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee, the work we do, the inclusive standards and methods we use, how we are doing, and how anyone at CSU can make our university more physically inclusive. Targeted Audience: Everyone and anyone who works at CSU, as we all have a hand in making our physical environment more inclusive – from the printers we buy to the way we set up workspaces and classrooms

1:00 PM

Session Title:
What makes onboarding so darn important anyway?
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Robyn Fergus,Kelsey Baun,Diane Fromme
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Beyond paperwork and compliance, onboarding is a holistic experience that elevates new employee experience within campus culture, job objectives and overall connection. Research shows that successful and effective onboarding processes: -Increase staff engagement and productivity -Helps retain staff members -Builds a cohesive team and fosters collaboration -Reduces anxiety and stress for new employees Join us for an interactive session to unpack the importance of onboarding, strategies and insight for effective implementation, and gain access to tools and resources that can be customized . Together, we can continue to make CSU the best place to work, and it all starts with onboarding.
Goals and Target Audience:
Highlight research and major findings about the importance of effective onboarding Enhance university employees commitment and understanding of onboarding benefits Share strategies, practices, and resources for onboarding new employees Target audience: hiring supervisors; departments anticipating new employees; employees seeking organizational development skills; HR Liaisons and practitioners