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.

2019-20 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Negotiating for Success - Strategies, Tools, and Skills
Ryan Bhattacharyya, Professor of Practice and Espeland International Fellow, Ivy College of Business

Negotiation and conflict resolution don't have to be avoided. Learn how to effectively maximize the strengths you already have to advocate more persuasively for your position(s) in a collaborative, yet effective way.

January 14, 20202-3 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

The session will be livestreamed and can be viewed online using guest access.

 

If you are unable to join us on January 14th the recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU approximately 1 week after the live session.

Creating Effective Presentations
Lesya Hassall, Program Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and Megan Landolt, Assistant to the President for Communications

We’ve all attended a dud presentation, so how do you avoid being that presenter?  Join us December 10th from 2-3 p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union to discuss how to blend communication principles with instructional design strategies to create effective and engaging presentations!

December 10, 20192-3 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

The session will be livestreamed and can be viewed online using guest access.

 

If you are unable to join us on December 10th the recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU approximately 1 week after the live session.

Managing Teams for Creative Outcomes
José Rosa, Faculty Fellow in the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Professor in Marketing and John and Deborah Ganoe Faculty Fellow, Ivy College of Business

View this session to learn more about playfulness and mind-body engagement that help to enhance the creativity of teams by tapping emotional and embodied mechanisms. These mechanisms tend to be idle or subsumed by traditional sit-around-a-table approaches to problem solving. Learn to engage team members in ways that unleash more of their creative potential.  

The "Ergonomics of Innovation" and the "Developing Entrepreneurship Among the World's Poorest" articles he references (and were required pre-reading for the session) can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY20-5 into the search bar, clicking on the Council Seminar Series Event Title, and scrolling to the bottom of the pop-up window.  

To view the video recording you will need to log into Learn@ISU, type FY20-5 into the search bar, and click launch!

Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu in order to view the video and/or the additional documents.  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.

Will be released through Learn@ISUWhenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-5

Implicit Bias and What You Can Do
Katy Swalwell, Associate Professor, School of Education

Katy Swalwell, Associate Professor, School of Education, discusses implicit bias, helps us to be able recognize it, and how we as Iowa State University Employees can begin to address it.

To view the video you will need to log into Learn@ISU, type FY20-4 into the search bar, and click launch!

The presentation slides (including links to the vidoes) can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY20-4 into the search bar, clicking on the Council Seminar Series Event Title, and scrolling to the bottom of the pop-up window.  

Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu in order to view the video and/or the additional documents.  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.

October 8, 20192-3 PMLearn@ISU FY20-4

P&S Classification and Compensation Review Update
Emma Houghton, Director of Compensation and Classification, U
niversity Human Resources

Emma Houghton, Director of Compensation and Classification, University Human Resources, joined us to provide an update and discuss next steps in the P&S Classification and Compensation Review Project.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY20-3 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.

September 10, 20192-3 PMLearn@ISU FY20-3

Could you, should you, will you save more for retirement?
Ann Doty, U
niversity Human Resources Retirement Education and Services

Do you know the options you have as an ISU Employee to save more for retirement, the difference between Roth after tax and pretax retirement savings and how additional retirement savings can give you more options in planning your future?

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY20-2 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.

August 13, 2019Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-2

So you know your personality style, now what?
Krisdeena Jansen, University Human Resources

Once teams complete a personality assessment such as DiSC or Real Colors, it is critical that participants understand how to apply the lessons learned.  The research shows that employees put their best efforts forward when they have an emotional connection to their work and environment.  View this session to look at the root cause of how employees motivate themselves to be their best selves. 

“So you know your personality style, now what?” will take a deep dive into some considerations to why, regardless of individual style, people do or do not feel connected to their work and what leaders can do about it.   This session will connect the awareness and understanding brought forward from attending personality assessment workshops in the past, and begin to apply the underlying reasons of how and why assessments can be a powerful tool in the workplace. 

*Prerequisite: it is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of DiSC and Real Colors personality assessments prior to viewing this session.  Please check out: DiSC overview and Real Colors overview

The PDF of the workbook used during the presentation can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY20-1 into the search bar, clicking on the Council Seminar Series Event Title, and scrolling to the bottom of the pop-up window.  

To view the video you will need to log into Learn@ISU, type FY19-10 into the search bar, and click launch!

Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu in order to view the video and/or the additional document.  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.

July 9, 2019Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-1

2018-19 Seminar Series Events

   

Communicating with Your Supervisor: Developing a Healthy Work Environment 
Deanna Clingan-Fischer, Iowa State University Ombuds Officer

View this session to learn strategies and techniques for effective communication!  The Conflict Management Styles Assessment she uses AND a transcript of the recording can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY19-10 into the search bar, clicking on the Council Seminar Series Event Title, and scrolling to the bottom of the pop-up window.  

To view the video you will need to log into Learn@ISU, type FY19-10 into the search bar, and click launch!

Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu in order to view the video and/or the additional documents.  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.

Will be released through Learn@ISUWhenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY19-10

Does "digital accessibility" have you feeling overwhelmed? 
Kristi Elmore, ISU Extension IT, and Rachel Tendall, ISU Extension Advancement

What is digital accessibility and what all does it entail? How do you begin making digital content accessible with few staff and fewer resources? How do you gain leadership buy-in and support? 

Digital Accessibility can seem like a monumental task to undertake, especially without additional time, resources or funding. View the video to learn how ISU Extension and Outreach is addressing digital accessibility, and about resources currently available to you to make small, incremental steps in the right direction. 

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY19-9 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.

The PDF of the presentation (which includes clickable links to the resources) can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY19-9 into the search bar, clicking on the Council Seminar Series Event Title, and scrolling to the bottom of the pop-up window.

Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu in order to view the video and/or the additional document.  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.

May 14, 2019Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY19-9

Emotional Intelligence – A Soft Skill Worth the Work
Keli Tallman and Alison Boelman, ISU Extension Professional Development

What is emotional intelligence and why is it important? Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.  Research shows that people who use their emotional intelligence find more success and are better able to manage stress in their work and personal lives. These individuals who "pick up" on the emotions of others and use that awareness to better manage their interactions with others, resulting in more positive outcomes.

View the video to better understand emotional intelligence, explore why emotional intelligence matters, and discover strategies to increase your own emotional intelligence!

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY19-8 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.

April 9, 2019Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY19-8

P&S Classification and Compensation Review Project: Classification Structure Framework
Emma Houghton, Director of Compensation and Classification, University Human Resources

Are you looking for more information about where we are with the P&S Classification and Compensation Review?  View the video to see the basics of the new P&S classification and compensation structures, explore the new framework of how positions are leveled and titled, and look at how the new structure differs from our current state. We will also discuss the framework for leveling jobs and how that links to title and pay philosophy.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY19-7 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.

March 12, 2019Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY19-7

The powerpoint from this presentation can be found on the Classification and Compensation Review Website.

 

Motivational Interviewing to Evoke Behavioral Change

Martha Stewart, Child Welfare Research and Training Project, HDFS

The basics of Motivational Interviewing include how to minimize resistance, how to evoke “change talk,” how to explore and resolve ambivalence, and how to use the person’s own perspective to amplify the discrepancy between their present behavior and their broader goals and values.  This universal technique can be used with anyone – including your co-workers, family members, students, friends, and supervisors – you name it!

View the video to explore how Motivational Interviewing can be used to help someone identify and work through their own reasons for making a behavioral change.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY19-6 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.

Jan. 8, 2019Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY19-6

Empowering Resiliency During Challenging Times
Krisdeena Jansen and Stephanie Downs, University Human Resources

Change and uncertainty are components of our daily lives and the experience of this can be tough! In this session you will discover how compassion, awareness, and resiliency skills allow us to thrive during challenging times.

View the video to explore practical and effective strategies that empower resiliency during changing times. Participants will identify their current stress levels, understand the process to move through uncertainty, and apply coping techniques to thrive every day.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY19-5 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.

Dec. 11, 2018Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY19-5

Getting a Mentor, Being a Mentor

Taren Crow, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

We all know that our success relies not only on ourselves, but also our relationships with others. During this session we will be exploring models of mentoring and ideas on developing informal mentorship relationships.

View the video to identify your inclinations of giving vs. taking in workplace relationships, discover ways to improve your leadership, networking, and collaborative skills, and receive take away strategies to be a more effective mentor and mentee!

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY19-4 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.

Nov. 13, 2018Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY19-4

Open Forum on Proposed Improved Service Delivery Models for Human Resources and Finance 

Institutional Effectiveness Leadership Team 

The Institutional Effectiveness Leadership Team is partnering with the Professional and Scientific Council on this open forum to review the proposed service delivery models for

human resources and financial services. 

This will be your opportunity to provide input on aspects of the models you like or have concerns about, and to ask questions to better understand the Improved Service Delivery Project and its impact on P&S staff.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY19-3 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.

Oct. 3, 2018Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY19-3

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)

AugustWhenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY19-2

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!

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY19-1 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)

July 10, 2019Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY19-1

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