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 (email@example.com), 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 Learn. If you are not familiar with Workday Learn, you can find instructions here or through this Knowledge Base Article.
2022-23 Seminar Series Events
Engaging Youth & Families Living in Poverty in Educational Experiences
Jennie Hargrove, 4-H Positive Youth Development Specialist
Understanding the barriers faced by families along with recognizing some myths about those living in poverty will allow professionals to develop a thoughtful plan for providing inclusive experiences. In this session, participants will learn strategies for educational experiences that are accessible for youth and families regardless of their ability to pay and to create welcoming environments. Resources will be presented to strengthen work in providing welcoming environments for all, regardless of financial resources. Attendees will develop a basic understanding of the intersectionality of poverty with other social, racial, ethnic, environmental, cultural, etc. experiences, and how that can create further challenges of engaging with potential program participants.
Join us virtually on Tuesday, July 11 from 10-11 a.m.
|July 11, 2023||10-11 a.m.||Register and attend virtually in Workday Learn|
Magic Customer Service
Jennifer Schroeder, Associate Director Accounts Receivable Office
Based on the book “Lessons from the Mouse” by Dennis Snow, we will look at techniques that put the magic in your interactions with customers. Useful examples not only from the book but from someone who has put those lessons into practice while working at Iowa State including understanding who your customer is, reflect on increasing the WOW factor, and reframing every day interactions into magical moments.
Join us virtually on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 2-3p.m.
|June 13, 2023||2-3 p.m.|
Register and attend virtually in Workday Learn
Living in the Moment
Stephanie Downs, Senior ISU WellBeing Coordinator
It is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness and chaos of our everyday lives, so much so that we can miss the small moments so precious to living and working. Join me as we learn more about why mindfulness works and introduce it into our everyday. We will explore ways to bring pause into our every day and learn to live with intention. We will experience the gift of stillness and the freedom of present moment, gaining confidence, perspective, and ease.
Join us in person on Tuesday, May 9 from 2-3 p.m in 3580 Memorial Union
Registration via Workday Learn is encouraged but not required.
|May 9, 2023||2-3 p.m.|
3580 Memorial Union
Registration via Workday Learn is encouraged but not required.
Ryan Bhattacharyy, professor of practice in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
In this session, Ivy professor and entrepreneur, Ryan Bhattacharyya will share simple but effective negotiation skills that can be used in professional and personal settings to persuade, enrich, and maximize potential. We often look at negotiation and conflict resolution as avoidable aspects of our lives. This workshop will teach you how to effectively maximize the strengths you already have to advocate more persuasively for your positions in a collaborative, yet effective way.
Join us in person on Tuesday, April 11 from 2-3 p.m in 3580 Memorial Union
|April 11, 2023||2-3 p.m.||3560 Memorial Union|
Streamlyne: An Introduction to Iowa State’s new Proposal Development and Routing System
Nichole Richter, Steamlyne Project Manager
In July 2023, ISU will be rolling out the Streamlyne Proposal Development and Routing System to replace the GoldSheet, Cardinal Sheet, Liquid Office and Cayuse Systems. The new system will integrate the GoldSheet and Cardinal Sheet into one system for both sponsored projects and gifts, and will also feed information into a system-to-system (S2S) portal for grants.gov submission without duplicate entry. Budgets will be created within Streamlyne and a new proposal development dashboard will provide increased visibility and transparency of process and content at all stages of the proposal process. This session will introduce users to the new Streamlyne system through a live demonstration followed by an opportunity for Q&A.
Join us in 1115 Pearson Hall for this seminar series
|March 21, 2023||2-3 p.m.||1115 Pearson Hall|
Personalize Your Professional Development with LinkedIn and Workday Learning
Steve Couchman, Learning Development: University Human Resources
As employees, finding time for professional development can be challenging. Conferences are often beneficial; however, they may be costly and require time away from the office. LinkedIn Learning offers a convenient, no-cost solution to create a custom Learning Path within Workday Learning, with courses you and your leadership selected to benefit everyone. And even better, you can work on your Learning Path at a pace that works for you and your supervisor.
Join Steve Couchman in 1310 Beyer Hall for Personalize Your Professional Development with LinkedIn and Workday Learning to learn the benefits of building your professional development path.
|February 14, 2023||2-3 p.m.||1310 Beyer Hall|
Getting a Head Start: A step-by-step overview of your retirement plans at ISU.
Bill Thorne, Senior Director at TIAA
Join us virtually as Bill Thorne, Senior Director within the Client Relationship division at TIAA, covers the ins and outs of the retirement plans offered at Iowa State University, the advantages of a retirement program, how to create a retirement strategy and how to update your account with TIAA.
Representatives from University Human Resources will be on hand to answer any questions after Bill's presentation.
|January 10, 2023||2-3 p.m.|
View Recording in Learn@ISU. Search Getting a Head Start: A step-by-step overview of your retirement plans at ISU - Presented by Bill Thorne, TIAA
Conflict Management with the University Ombuds
Laura Smythe, University Ombuds
Laura Smythe, University Ombuds, will discuss how her office operates and why staff may wish to reach out to the Ombuds for assistance. In addition, she will share a few conflict management tips for working with challenging colleagues and/or supervisors.
This seminar series will be virtual at 2:00 on December 13th. Instructions to join will be available as the date approaches.
|December 13, 2022||2-3 p.m.|
View Recording in Learn@ISU
Search Conflict Management with the University Ombuds - Presented by Laura Smythe
Navigating Student Loan Forgiveness for Higher Education Professionals
Isaac Ehlers, Assistant Director, Office ofStudent Financial Success Office
Clare Andresen, Financial Literacy Advisor, Office of Student Financial Success
With the pause on federal student loan repayment set to end on January 1st and the pending student loan forgiveness, many ISU Professional and Scientific employees may have questions or need help understanding how their federal student loans may be affected. Join us in 3560 Memorial Union to learn more about the federal loan forgiveness program, student loan repayment, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
Isaac and Clare will go in-depth regarding the Income-Drive repayment plans and will provide insight on completing the annual Employment Certification form and the Application for Forgiveness under PSLF.
This Seminar Series event will be in person only in Memorial Union Room 3560.
|November 8, 2022||2-3 p.m.||3560 Memorial Union|
Effective Professional Reference and Nomination Writing
Jamie Sass, Director of the Ivy Writing and Speaking Center
Join us on October 11, 2022 at 2 pm, for an interactive session where you will learn how to write concise and effective nomination letters and letters of reference. We'll discuss how to: 1) align job or award criteria with your letter to maximize outcomes, 2) avoid unintentional biased language, and 3) be concise yet persuasive.
This Seminar Series event will virtual via Webex at 2:00 on October 11th.
|October 11, 2022||2-3 p.m.|
View recording on-demand in Workday Learn
The Value of a Graduate Degree & P&S Higher Education Benefits
Kim Putz, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment in Ivy College of Business
Ed Holland, Director of Benefits in University Human Resources
Join us on September 13th at 2:00 pm for a presentation on the value of earning a graduate degree and the benefits offered by Iowa State University to support your development goals. Explore the motivations and benefits of people who earn a graduate degree, including accelerated career paths, increased salary potential, development of skills and abilities, and more. Learn about the variety of graduate programs available at Iowa State University and how you can take advantage of your benefits to achieve your goals- whether financial, professional, or whatever motivates you.
Following this presentation by Kim Putz, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment in Ivy College of Business and Ed Holland, Director of Benefits in University Human Resources, there will be opportunities to ask specific questions about tuition reimbursement benefits.
This Seminar Series event will virtual via Webex at 2:00 on September 13th.
|September 13, 2022||2-3 p.m.|
A recording of the event has been added to Learn@ISU. The Value of a Graduate Degree & P&S Higher Education Benefits - Presented by Kim Putz, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment in Ivy College of Business andEd Holland, Director of Benefits in University Human Resources
Relational vs. Positional Leadership: Leadership in the Workplace
Tera Lawson, Training, Development, and Outreach Coordinator in Procurement Services
On August 9, 2022, at 2 p.m., you are invited to join Tera Lawson, Training, Development, and Outreach Coordinator in Procurement Services, for Relational vs. Positional Leadership: Leadership in the Workplace. During this workshop participants will explore positional and relational leadership, how you can have one without the other, and how they are not mutually exclusive. Together we will unpack leadership, discuss how leadership is enacted in our workplaces, and discover how to cultivate opportunities to enhance our relational leadership skills. Following this presentation, participants will be able to define and recognize relational and positional leadership and implement relational leadership strategies in their work and workplace.
This Seminar Series event will be in Memorial Union Room 3560. Due to the interactive nature of this event, it will be in-person only and will not be recorded, so mark your calendars now.
|August 9, 2022||2-3 p.m.||Room 3560, Memorial Union|
Mindful Eating: It Really Isn’t About the Food
Stephanie Downs, Senior WorkLife and WellBeing Coordinator
In July 2022, view Mindful Eating: It Really Isn’t About the Food, presented by Stephanie Downs, Senior WorkLife and WellBeing Coordinator. Are you tired of feeling out of control when it comes to your eating? Ever wonder why you eat, especially the what, when and how much? Are you ready to feel in charge and not spinning out of control? Mindful eating is about putting you in charge. It is about the flexibility and freedom to fuel yourself the way you want to. During this presentation, Stephanie will look at several patterns of eating that disrupt our ability to listen and trust our body and will explore mindful strategies that provide a skillset to move beyond fearful eating to courageous living. Participants will leave this presentation able to describe the characteristics of three eating cycles, identify their own hunger/fullness scale and personal eating rhythms, and adopt some mindful eating strategies they can incorporate immediately.
|July 2022||Whenever works for you!||View recording on-demand in Workday Learn|
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