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.

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule - Second Tuesday of the Month

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Using DiSC in the Workplace
Katharine Hensley, Program Coordinator, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Have you ever wondered why you work the way you do? Or why it's so easy to work with some people and more challenging to work with others? Everything DiSC is a personality assessment based on a model of four basic styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness and can be used to help employees effectively understand themselves and others. By establishing a common language that elevates the effectiveness of communication and teamwork, Everything DiSC strengthens relationships which help improve productivity and lead to better workplaces. Join us to find out more about yourself and your co-workers!

This session will 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.

July 102:00–3:30 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Know Yourself Better: How Do I Respond to Expectations?
Abby Stanek, ISU Extension and Outreach

In this session, Abby Stanek uses Gretchen Rubin's research on the Four Tendencies to help participants learn more about themeslves and how to utilize Rubin's framework to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively with other people.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type "FY19-2" into the search bar, and click launch!  The recording can also be found by clicking on the course catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.

Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu in order to view the video.  After viewing the video, you will need to complete the user sign-off screen (pop-up) to have it added to your Learn@ISU training profile.

AugustWhenever works for you!Your Computer

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 clicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  (Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

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 clicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  (Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

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)

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!

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-4 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  (Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

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.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-5 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  (Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

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.  An update will be provided on the review process and additional information will be provided on market comparisons. 

This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the review and process.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-6 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  (Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

March 132:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Using Social Media Professionally and Effectively
Rob Schweers, Director of Communications, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Social Media is a valuable professional tool, but its misuse can ruin your career.  Learn tips for using social media effectively, taking advantage of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, while avoiding common pitfalls that can derail your efforts

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-7 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicking on the Course Catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council Catalog.  (Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

April 172:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Walk the Labyrinth
Mark Rowe-Barth, Director, Student Wellness

Does the end of the semester have you feeling stressed? The Professional and Scientific Council would like to invite you to Walk the Labyrinth. This is a wonderful way to take a little bit of time for yourself and simply “be.”  After a brief overview and explanation of the labyrinth at 2pm, you may experience the labyrinth for the amount of time you desire—take the full hour, or take much less--it’s up to you.

Labyrinths are usually circular patterns that have one path leading to the center of the circle and then back out again. At first glance, it may seem similar to a maze, yet it is very different. There are no wrong turns, no dead ends and no tricks. The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative tools, used for centuries for prayer, meditation, personal and spiritual growth.

May 82:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Being a Transformative Leader: Tips and Tools to Support Team and Individual Success
Nancy Franz, Professor Emerita

In this session, Nancy Franz describes the differences between transactional and transformative leadership as well as how to know when to use transactional or transformative leadership approaches.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log-in to Learn@ISU, type FY18-8 into the search bar, and click launch!  The recording can also be found by clicking on the course catalog tab and scrolling down to the Professional and Scientific Council catalog.  

Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu in order to view the video.  After viewing the video, you will need to complete the user sign-off screen (pop-up) to have it added to your Learn@ISU training profile.

JuneWhenever works for you!Your Computer

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