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

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts
Malisa Rader, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Life, ISU Extension and Outreach

Staying silent in the face of demeaning comments, stereotypes, or bias allows inappropriate attitudes and behaviors to thrive. This training will provide seven easy and effective strategies for speaking up respectfully to counter hurtful comments and actions.

During this presentation Malisa Rader, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will show you how to "speak up" in the face of a variety of stereotypes and bias and to develop strategies to recover communication in "oops" moments.

*This session was recorded at the 2020 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference held on February 13, 2020.

The handout she refers to at the beginning of the session can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY20-11 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 FY20-11 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.

Released through Learn@ISUWhenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-11

Don't Let Suprises Spoil Your Retirement
Barb Wollan, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance, ISU Extension and Outreach

Knowing what to expect always makes it easier to plan, and when planning for an “ideal retirement” no one wants unpleasant surprises!  View this presentation to learn about costs you’ll experience related to issues your employer takes care of while you’re working, what current low inflation rates may mean for you, and more. 

During this presentation Barb Wollan, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will show you where to locate tools to help plan for expenses during retirement, how to avoid income tax penalties during retirement, and get you ready to develop a plan for how expenses typically change at retirement and throughout retirement, including health insurance costs.

*This session was recorded at the 2020 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference held on February 13, 2020.

The handout she refers to at the beginning of the session can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY20-10 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 recording you will need to log into Learn@ISU, type FY20-10 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.

Released through Learn@ISUWhenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-10

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

Emma Houghton, Director of Compensation and Classification, University Human Resources, provides an update on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review Project and its implementation, as well as the impact of this change at our University.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY20-9 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.

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 14, 2020Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-9

Infusing Fun into the Workplace While Getting Stuff Done!
Paula Burns and Kate Goudy, Child Welfare Research and Training Project

Are you open to instilling a little fun into the workweek to build team camaraderie, which could ultimately increase productivity? Have you already instituted fun into your work environment but want a few fresh ideas for team building?  Happy employees are good for business. Join us for an interactive session on ways to infuse fun into the workplace while still getting stuff done. You will leave with resources to use immediately in your office and we will provide the research to back up our claims that fun in the workplace is beneficial and necessary to achieve successful outcomes.

March 10, 20202-3 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Due to the interactive nature of this session, it will only be offered face-to-face.

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.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY20-7 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.

The presentation slides along with the indepth slide deck he refers to during the presentation can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY20-7 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.  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.

January 14, 2020Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-7

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?  View this session to see how to blend communication principles with instructional design strategies to create effective and engaging presentations!

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log in to Learn@ISU, type FY20-6 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.

The presentation slides (including the resources) can be found by logging into Learn@ISU, typing FY20-6 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.  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.

December 10, 2019Whenever works for you!Learn@ISU FY20-6

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, 2019Whenever works for you!Learn@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, 2019Whenever works for you!Learn@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

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