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)!

2022-23 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

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, 20222-3 p.m.Virtual - Details coming soon

Navigating Student Loan Forgiveness for Higher Education Professionals

Isaac Ehlers, Assistant Director in Student Financial Success Office

This Seminar Series event will be in Memorial Union Room 3560.

November 8, 20222-3 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 pmfor 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, 20222-3 p.m.

Virtual

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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, 20222-3 p.m.

Virtual

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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, 20222-3 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.

This session was recorded at the 2022 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference held on February 23, 2022. The recording is available on Learn@ISU and may be found by searching Course ID for PSCOUN-SSE-2022-02A-ON. All Professional and Scientific Employees are invited to view it whenever works for them.

July 2022Whenever works for you!This recording will be posted in Learn@ISU by July 1, 2022


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