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 led by our Professional Development Committee (, 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)!

Beginning in Spring 2023, you can pre-register for all events and attend virtual events in Workday Learning.  If you are not familiar with Workday Learning, you can find instructions here or through this Knowledge Base Article

2024-25 Seminar Series Events





How to Lazy Genius Your Busy Season

Autumn Cartagena, DMACC, Director of Assessment

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Feeling as if you're putting in *so much effort* but aren’t sure if it’s paying off? Ever scurried from one activity to the next and thought “how did I get here?” or “why am I doing this again?” Do your wish you felt more like yourself at work and in your life? What if there was a paradigm you could learn to help you answer questions about what matters most to you, where you can put your best effort (and where not to), how you could find rest and peace amongst the important and taxing aspects of life and work? Join us as we explore how to apply the Lazy Genius principles to our busy work seasons. Guided by author and podcaster Kendra Adachi’s idea that we get to be “genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t,” participants will be introduced to and apply the thirteen Lazy Genius principles to their current season of life and work.

Join us virtually on Tuesday, July 9 from 2-3 pm

July 9, 20242:00-3:00 PMView Recording

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