Professional and Scientific Council Seminar Series

The Professional and Scientific Council hosts presentations, seminars, and workshops on topics of relevance to P&S employees through our Council Seminar Series. The Seminar Series Events are lead by our Professional Development Committee (pands-pd@iastate.edu) and announcements for upcoming events are made via the Council Newsletter. All P&S employees and guests are welcome to attend. Please join us and bring questions for the speaker(s)!

Please note: Most seminar sessions are recorded and are made available through Learn@ISU (http://learn.iastate.edu) approximately 1 week after the live presentation.

2017-2018 Seminar Schedule - Second Tuesday of the Month

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Thriving well at work: mindfulness techniques to empower individuals to navigate stressful work situations
Nora Hudson, Assistant Director of Fitness, Rec Services

This workshop will offer the opportunity to learn and experience various mind/body techniques such as simple yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness exercises with the intention of helping you develop a self-care toolbox to incorporate into your daily life routine. Presenter, Nora Hudson, Assistant Director of Fitness at Recreation Services, has 25 years of experience in fitness and wellness teaching and program development with a focus on mind/body and yoga techniques.

Please come dressed in comfortable clothes, which allow movement in various directions. Also, know that activity level is mild and participation is optional being respectful of various individual comfort level with different experiences. Note: This session will not be livestreamed or recorded.

July 112:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Personal Leadership: Life Skills for Everyday Self-Care
Stephanie Downs, ISU WellBeing Coordinator, University Human Resources

In this workshop, Stephanie Downs the ISU WellBeing Coordinator, will introduce the new Adventure2 online platform for well-being that is launching on Wednesday, September 6.  In this session, we will explore our new online platform and demo some of the tools, resources, and fun programming that support all aspects of your well-being.  Bring your own device, login, and explore with us!

We will also discuss self-care as a component of personal leadership and bringing your best self to work and life every day.  ISU WellBeing is excited to provide this session in which we will explore this fun, interactive, and engaging tool designed to connect ISU employees across the university and to create the conditions in which well-being can thrive.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-2 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  All of the recorded Seminar Series Events can be found in the Professional and Scietnific Catalog in Learn@ISU.

Sept. 122:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Open Forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review
University Human Resources Classification and Compensation

University Human Resources Classification and Compensation is partnering with the Professional and Scientific Council on this open forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review.  This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the review and process.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-3 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  All of the recorded Seminar Series Events can be found in the Professional and Scietnific Catalog in Learn@ISU.

Oct. 102:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Check out the Professional and Scientific Council Seminar Series Events in Learn@ISU!

The Council Professional Development Committee has worked this past month to get all of our recorded Seminar Series Events to Learn@ISU! 

Our Professional & Scientific Council Catalog in Learn@ISU now includes 26 Seminar Series Events that you can access whenever works for you.  As an added bonus, due to our collaboration with University Human Resources, once you've viewed the entire video it will added to your Iowa State University Training Profile as a completed training!

Go to learn.iastate.edu
Log in using your ISU Network ID and password
Go to Course Catalog and find the Professional & Scientific Council Catalog
Click Launch next to the Seminar Series Event you would like to view
View the video
Complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up)

(Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

The Entire Month of NovemberWhenever works for you!Your Computer

Protection for Your Family, Finances and Future: Using the Estate Planning Documents Provided to Iowa State University Employees
Mindy Anfinson, Regional Client Manager, ARAG

This Council Seminar Series Event will include a demonstration illustrating how to create the Estate Planning Documents (including a Standard Will, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will and Medical Treatment Authorization for Minors) that are available to all Iowa State University Employees through ARAG.  This demonstration will highlight what you will need inorder to complete the documents, how to complete the documents and use the ARAG system, and what your next steps should be once you complete the documents.

Come find out how to protect your family, finances and future in 2018!

This session will also be livestreamed and can be viewed online using guest access. The recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU approximately 1 week after the live session.

Dec. 122:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Green Dot Overview for ISU Employees

Green Dot has launched at Iowa State University!  What does this mean and how does it affect you?  Green Dot is a comprehensive violence prevention program that decreases incidents of violence by capitalizing on the power of peer and cultural influence.  During this session Green Dot Facilitators will review the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role campus employees play in establishing and reinforcing the University Culture within which students exist.  Participants will be provided with a new framework for bystander intervention, and ways that you can help to facilitate the process of behavioral change.

This session will also be livestreamed and can be viewed online using guest access. The recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU approximately 1 week after the live session.

Jan. 92:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Open Forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review
University Human Resources Classification and Compensation

University Human Resources Classification and Compensation is partnering with the Professional and Scientific Council on this open forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review.  This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the review and process.

March 132:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room
TBAApril 172:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room
TBAMay 82:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room
TBAJune 12  

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