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 (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)!

Special note: To protect the health of attendees and presenters, this fall’s Seminar Series events will be hosted online. If you are unable to join us for the livestreamed presentation, the recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU approximately one week later.

2021-22 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Moving on from Pronouns: Building Skills for Gender Equity and Inclusion at Iowa State University

Andra Castle, Assistant Director of the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity at ISU

The Professional and Scientific Council invites you join Andra Castle (Assistant Director of the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity at Iowa State University) on November 9th from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union to discuss building skills for gender equity and inclusion at Iowa State University.

In this presentation, Andra (they/them/theirs) will talk about gender in the workplace and how to develop our understanding of gender to create and sustain gender inclusivity. They will discuss in detail third person pronouns, how to navigate pronoun changes, and what pronouns teach us about gender. Finally, Andra will give action steps and reflection questions to help guide our understanding of gender equity.

November 9, 20212-3 p.m.

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

The session will be livestreamed via WebEx. A link for the livestream will be posted closer to this event.

A recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU after the live session.

WorkFlex Program - Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement

Ed Holland, UHR Director of Benefits & WorkLife

Do you have questions about Iowa State University’s WorkFlex Program? Do you wonder what it means for you or how to request a flexible work schedule or location using it?

The Professional and Scientific Council invites you to its Professional Development Seminar Series event on October 12th from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Pioneer Room of Memorial Union to discuss this program and what it means for you. Ed Holland, Director of Benefits and WorkLife, will join us to present on the roll-out of this program, discuss requesting a flexible work schedule or location using the WorkFlex Program, and answer any questions you might have.

October 12, 20212-3 p.m.

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

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

A recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU after the live session.

Taking Care: Including Mindfulness in Your Day

Karen Couves, Centers for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Sue Tew Warming, ISU WellBeing

We are all facing new challenges and working to overcome current challenges. Join Karen Couves (CELT) and Sue Tew Warming (ISU WellBeing) on September 7th from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union to explore the benefits of mindfulness. This interactive session will include practical ways to include mindfulness in your daily life and participants can expect to leave with resources to assist when challenges are presented.

September 7, 20212-3 p.m.

Learn@ISU FY22-01

Learning and Relearning to Handle Conflict

Returning to work or having colleagues rejoin you in the work environment following over a year of separation has left many of us feeling a little strange as well as slightly unfamiliar with how to communicate and engage with our colleagues. The following Council Seminar Series Events were compiled by the Professional Development Committee as these events focus on valuable strategies for constructively dealing with conflict at work.

This month, take the opportunity to view or review one of the following Council Seminar Series Events available for viewing at any time in Learn@ISU:

Strategies for Addressing Interdepartmental Challenges
Chuck Doran, ISU Ombuds Team Member
Course ID: PSCOUN-SSE-2021-01-ON

Communicating with Your Supervisor: Developing a Healthy Work Environment
Deanna Clingan-Fischer, ISU Ombuds Officer
Course ID: PSCOUN-SSE-2019-06-ON

Turning Conflict Inside Out
Elaine Newell, ISU Ombuds Officer
Course ID: PSCOUN-SSE-2015-10-ON

Top 10 Ways to Handle Conflict
Elaine Newell, ISU Ombuds Officer
Course ID: PSCOUN-SSE-2014-10-ON

August 2021Whenever works for you!Released through Learn@ISU

Seminar Series Archive