Seminar Archives

Past 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.

2021-22 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Stroll Into Summer: Well-Being Wherever You Are

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

The Strolls for Well-being at ISU are a series of resources available to the entire campus community whether you are on campus this summer or away from Ames. Explore the benefits of this flexible program with Karen Couves (CELT) and Sue Tew-Warming (ISU WellBeing) in which mindfulness practices will be used to support the well-being of individuals and groups. Participants will leave this interactive session with practical ways to use these resources for themselves, their departments, and in their learning spaces.

This event will be in-person on June 13, 2022 at 2p.m. We will meet in Memorial Union Room 3580 (formerly the Gallery Room). Weather permitting, this session will include an experiential component outdoors. To ensure we have enough printed guides for everyone who is attending, please register here by June 10, 2022 if you are interested in attending.

June 13, 20222-3 p.m.

Room 3580 (formerly the Gallery Room), Memorial Union.

Mindful Communication Using Colors

Martha Stewart, Instructional Designer for the Child Welfare Research and Training Project

Today’s work environment demands collaboration and teamwork, so understanding what makes your colleagues (and you) “tick” is a helpful tool for communicating effectively. The Colors personality assessment is a great springboard for studying fundamental personality characteristics, learning what motivates us, and understanding how to work effectively with just about anyone. Plus, it’s just plain FUN! Join Martha Stewart (Instructional Designer for the Child Welfare Research and Training Project) for a revealing look at personality and how it affects our ability to communicate!

To get the most out of this session, please complete the Colors Personality Assessment beforehand. The assessment can be downloaded here. The first worksheet is a shorter (easier) assessment, while the second worksheet is a longer, more thoughtful, assessment. You can choose which assessment you want to do... or do them both and see how the two assessments compare! The third worksheet has a brief description of each Color. When you attend the session, you do not have to remember the numbers associated with all four Colors, but you should have an idea of your ranking (especially the top two), and if there's a big spread BETWEEN Colors.

May 10, 20222-3 p.m.

Learn@ISU FY22-08

What Not to Name Your Files

Megan O’Donnell, Data Services Librarian at the ISU Library

Drowning in data? Immersed in images? Wallowing in Word documents? You’re not alone. If finding your digital things is more luck than logic then it might be time for a change. The Professional and Scientific Council invites you to join Megan O’Donnell, the Data Services Librarian at the ISU Library, to learn how to organize and manage your data. This seminar will give a brief overview of how file and folder names affect our ability to find things, tips for establishing logical and intuitive systems, and what to never ever name your files.

April 13, 20222-3 p.m.

Learn@ISU FY22-07

Navigating Student Loan Repayment as a Higher Education Professional

Chad Olson, Associate Director from the Office of Student Financial Aid
Isaac Ehlers, Financial Literacy Advisor from the Office of Student Financial Success

With the pause on federal student loan repayment set to end May 1, many ISU Professional and Scientific employees may soon have an additional expense to manage. The Professional and Scientific Council invites you to join Chad Olson, Associate Director from the Office of Student Financial Aid, and Isaac Ehlers, Financial Literacy Advisor from the Office of Student Financial Success, to learn about the various federal student loan repayment programs and forgiveness options.

Chad and Isaac will go in-depth regarding the Income-Drive repayment plans, including Income-Based, Income-Contingent, Pay-as-you-Earn, and Revised Pay-as-you-Earn, will explore the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, and will provide insight on completing the annual Employment Certification form and the Application for Forgiveness under PSLF. They also will review the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the additional waiver which expires on October 31, 2022.

March 8, 20222-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY22-06

Non-diet, Weight Inclusive Approaches to Well-being: Learn how to establish food freedom and body liberation.

Alison St. Germain, ISU Student Wellness Dietitian

The Professional and Scientific Council invites you to join Alison St. Germain (ISU Student Wellness Dietitian and former Associate Professor of Clinical practice at ISU in Food Science and Human Nutrition) to discuss nutrition and health.

The diet and exercise industry is now in full swing trying to get you to purchase their product or program in order to lose weight and be healthy. However, these programs are usually not realistic or sustainable, can cause harm AND just want your money. Alison will share with you sustainable ways to nourish and respect your body that promotes food freedom through Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® principles. You will also explore some myths and truths around nutrition and health and leave the presentation with resources for further study and exploration.

January 11, 20222-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY22-05

Growing with the Professional and Scientific Council: A Panel Discussion about Serving as a Council Member

Panelists:
Chris Johnsen, Manager, Extension Store & Distribution Center
Austin Haytko, Academic Advisor, Ivy College of Business
Ryan Drollette, Farm Management Specialist, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program
Kevin Kane, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach, College of Design
Tera Lawson
, Training, Development, and Outreach Coordinator, Procurement Services

Moderator:
Christine Reinders, Manager of Construction Services, Facilities Design & Construction

What does Professional and Scientific Council do? What is it like to be a council member? How can serving on council help me grow as a professional and a person?

Join us for “Growing with the Professional and Scientific Council: A Panel Discussion about Serving as a Council Member.” This panel discussion with current and past members of Professional and Scientific Council will answer questions and explain how you can enhance your professional development while playing a role in helping your fellow employees at Iowa State.

In this time of change and challenges for Iowa State University employees, you could make a difference by being part of Professional and Scientific Council. We hope you can join us for this event.

December 14, 20212-3 p.m.

Learn@ISU FY22-04

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 to 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. 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.Learn@ISU FY22-03

WorkFlex: First Steps

Ed Holland, UHR Director of Benefits & WorkLife

The Professional and Scientific Council invites you to its Professional Development Seminar Series event on October 19th from 2 to 3 p.m. to discuss Iowa State University's WorkFlex program. In this event, Ed Holland (Director of Benefits and WorkLife) will address these general WorkFlex topics:

  • Rollout of the program
  • Timeline
  • What the program can mean for you
  • Requesting a flexible work schedule or location
October 19, 20212-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY22-02

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

2020-21 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Continuing the Critical Conversation about DEI* 

Representatives from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Equal Opportunity, and ISU Extension and Outreach

Last October, the Professional and Scientific Council Seminar Series featured a roundtable discussion on the important topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The overall goal of this session was to provide P&S Employees with an opportunity to examine their own biases, promote a campus that better represents the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and use those principles to develop meaningful strategies to effect change in our community.

The response to the panel was so positive that we decided to revisit the topic this spring, continuing with the same objective in mind. Join us as we continue this critical conversation and focus on DEI efforts around campus. The panel will once again feature campus representatives who will address your questions and concerns.

To make the most of this session, we are asking participants to pre-register and submit a question they'd like to ask the panel. Although your question may not be answered directly, we will do our best to cover a range of topics.

*This session will be held virtually.

May 11, 20212-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-09

Post-Pandemic Wellness and Resources for P&S Employees*

Stephanie Downs, Senior WorkLife and WellBeing Coordinator; David Brown, Behavioral Health State Specialist; Lisa Nolting, Student Wellness Dietitian; Cris Broshar University Human Resources WorkLife and Family Services Coordinator

As vaccination efforts continue and the COVID-19 pandemic starts to recede, P&S Employees are looking for guidance on how to emerge from self-isolation and rejoin their colleagues on campus and in their local communities.

  • How do we cope with the uncertainty of the “new normal”?
  • How do we remain safe as campus and our communities reopen?
  • How do we embrace the changes our bodies may have undergone and adapt our food and nutrition appropriately?
  • What resources are available for staff dealing with pandemic loss, stress, and re-integration into the workplace?

These are just some of the questions that we’ll address in the final part of our 2-part series on health and wellness. 

*This session will be held virtually.
April 20, 20212-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-08

How Balanced Is Your Wellness?*

Laura Liechty, 4-H Healthy Living Program Specialist

P&S Employees are making their physical and mental well-being a higher priority as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. There are always opportunities for enhancing your wellness, but where should you start? During part 1 of this 2-part series on physical and mental well-being, you will be introduced to the eight dimensions of wellness. After taking a Wellness Wheel assessment to measure your well-being in each dimension, you will be able to identify areas where you thrive and others that need more attention. This new awareness will help guide you toward steps you can take to achieve a fuller sense of well-being. Join us next month to learn more about resources available on campus and in the Ames community to help you continue on your journey to improved wellness.

*This session will be held virtually.

March 9, 20212-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-07

Answering Your COVID-19 Questions*

Kristen Obbink, COVID-19 Public Health Coordinator

As we approach the one-year mark of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, find out the latest news on the virus during this one-hour Q+A session. Kristen Obbink will answer your questions regarding the coronavirus and provide updates on campus resources and vaccination efforts. You may use this link to submit your questions in advance, and Kristen will attempt to address them during the session as well as provide additional details about the pandemic. 

*This session will be held virtually.

Feb. 9, 20212-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-06

ISU Ombuds Office: Strategies for Addressing Interdepartmental Challenges*

Chuck Doran, ISU Ombuds Team Member

Join Chuck Doran to discuss “Strategies for Addressing Interdepartmental Challenges." The pandemic has not only challenged our safety and health, it has also made working together more challenging. For many, the isolation, stress of having to adapt to a new way of working, and decreased regular communication within departments have led to increased conflict and other challenges. This interactive seminar will focus on these challenges and provide strategies for you to address and resolve these challenges on your own or with resources at ISU such as the ombuds office.

In preparation for this seminar and to make the discussion as engaging as possible, we ask that you email, confidentially, any questions or topics that are top of mind for you in your department. Doing this will help Chuck tailor the discussion to what matters most to you and your colleagues. He will not share the identities of those who send an email – just the topics that are shared. His confidential email is chuck-ombuds@mwi.org. Please send your topic suggestions and challenges by noon on Monday, January, 11.

For more information about Chuck and the ombuds function at ISU, please visit https://www.mwi.org/isu-ombuds.

*This session will be held virtually.

Jan. 12, 20212-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-05

Building Partnerships Across Campus*

Maureen Griffin, Biotechnology Program Specialist, and Eric Hall, Professional Development Consultant 

As a public land-grant institution, Iowa State University has celebrated breakthroughs in human, social, economic, and environmental sustainability; new materials and processes for biomedical and industrial applications; nutrition, health, and wellness for humans and animals; transportation and infrastructure; food safety and security; plant and animal sciences; information and decision sciences; and renewable energies. 

So how can you tap into the wealth of knowledge on campus and build long-lasting partnerships with other offices and departments? Find out in this practical and instructive one-hour session. You will receive an introduction to the Partnerships in Educational Settings (PIES) framework, learn about an exemplary partnership program, and discover ways you can create similar campus partnerships.

*This session will be held virtually.

Dec. 8, 20202-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-04

Managing the Impact of Caregiving on Your Career*

Malisa Rader and Barbara Dunn Swanson, Human Sciences Specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Do you find yourself caught between the demands of career, family, personal time, and caregiving? If so, you are not alone. According to a 2020 study, Caregiving in the U.S., 6 in 10 caregivers are employed. The stress and strain of caregiving can impact a person emotionally, physically, and financially. As an employed caregiver balancing multiple roles, it is easy to focus on survival and getting through from one day to the next.

While there are no simple answers, a caregiver can learn tools to thrive, not just survive. During this one-hour session, you will learn two different tools that will help you communicate clearly with supervisors, medical professionals, other family members, and the person receiving care. You will also learn about where to find resources and caregiving support.

*This session will be held virtually.

Nov. 10, 20202-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-03

Roundtable Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts on Campus*

Representatives from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Equal Opportunity, Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission

This one-hour session will bring together representatives from campus and state organizations to discuss topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). During the roundtable discussion, Professional and Scientific employees will engage in dialogue with the panelists, as well as share their personal thoughts, questions, insights, and experiences with engaging in DEI work on campus. 

The objective of this roundtable discussion is to provide Professional and Scientific employees with an opportunity to examine their own biases, to promote a campus that better represents the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to use those principles to develop meaningful strategies to effect change in our community.

Panelists include Adrienne Lyles, Office of Equal Opportunity; Diana Sloan, Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Carol Heaverlo and Ross Wilburn, Extension and Outreach; and Elizabeth Johnson, Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

We ask that you pre-register for the event using this form.

*This session will be held virtually.

Oct. 13, 20202-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-02

Up Ahead, The Scenic Route: How to Engage Staff to Foster Positive Learning*

Angela Braggs and Shawn Peterson, Instructional Development Specialists, Child Welfare Research and Training Project

Have you been "voluntold" to train a new hire or train your team on a new process, skill, or piece of technology? This can be scary if training is not your area of expertise or what you normally do as part of your job. Are you in a supervisory position and must lead meetings or other team events and activities? Creating engagement can be a daunting task.

During this presentation, Instructional Development Specialists Angela Braggs and Shawn Peterson will give you ready-to-use tips and best practices for taking your next training or meeting off the boring highway of bullet points and onto the scenic route of captivating staff experiences--with special attention given to virtual events. Creating an environment that motivates staff to actively participate is key to a successful team, department, or organization. Learn how to foster purpose, collaboration, and buy-in with your staff during these situations through this interactive session.

*This session will be held virtually.

Sept. 8, 20202-3 p.m.Learn@ISU FY21-01

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@ISU

Whenever 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@ISU

Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY20-10

P&S Classification and Compensation Review - Implementation
Emma Houghton, Director of Compensation and Classification, University 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, 2020

Whenever 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, 2020

2-3 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, 2020

Whenever 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, 2019

Whenever 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@ISU

Whenever 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, 2019

Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY20-4

P&S Classification and Compensation Review Update
Emma Houghton, Director of Compensation and Classification, University 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, 2019

Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY20-3

Could you, should you, will you save more for retirement?
Ann Doty, University 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, 2019

Whenever 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, 2019

Whenever works for you!

Learn@ISU FY20-1

2018-19 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

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

2017-2018 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Thriving well at work: mindfulness techniques to empower individuals to navigate stressful work situations
Nora Hudson, Assistant Director of Fitness, Rec Services

This workshop will offer the opportunity to learn and experience various mind/body techniques such as simple yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness exercises with the intention of helping you develop a self-care toolbox to incorporate into your daily life routine. Presenter, Nora Hudson, Assistant Director of Fitness at Recreation Services, has 25 years of experience in fitness and wellness teaching and program development with a focus on mind/body and yoga techniques.

Please come dressed in comfortable clothes, which allow movement in various directions. Also, know that activity level is mild and participation is optional being respectful of various individual comfort level with different experiences. Note: This session will not be livestreamed or recorded.

July 112:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Personal Leadership: Life Skills for Everyday Self-Care
Stephanie Downs, ISU WellBeing Coordinator, University Human Resources

In this workshop, Stephanie Downs the ISU WellBeing Coordinator, will introduce the new Adventure2 online platform for well-being that is launching on Wednesday, September 6.  In this session, we will explore our new online platform and demo some of the tools, resources, and fun programming that support all aspects of your well-being.  Bring your own device, login, and explore with us!

We will also discuss self-care as a component of personal leadership and bringing your best self to work and life every day.  ISU WellBeing is excited to provide this session in which we will explore this fun, interactive, and engaging tool designed to connect ISU employees across the university and to create the conditions in which well-being can thrive.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-2 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking 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)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

Sept. 122:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Open Forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review
University Human Resources Classification and Compensation

University Human Resources Classification and Compensation is partnering with the Professional and Scientific Council on this open forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review.  This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the review and process.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-3 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking 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)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

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

Oct. 102:00–3:00 pm

Memorial Union Pioneer Room

 

Check out the Professional and Scientific Council Seminar Series Events in Learn@ISU!

The Council Professional Development Committee has worked this past month to get all of our recorded Seminar Series Events to Learn@ISU! 

Our Professional & Scientific Council Catalog in Learn@ISU now includes 26 Seminar Series Events that you can access whenever works for you.  As an added bonus, due to our collaboration with University Human Resources, once you've viewed the entire video it will added to your Iowa State University Training Profile as a completed training!

Go to learn.iastate.edu
Log in using your ISU Network ID and password
Go to Course Catalog and find the Professional & Scientific Council Catalog
Click Launch next to the Seminar Series Event you would like to view
View the video
Complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up)

(Please make sure to allow pop-ups, cookies, and flash content from training.ehs.iastate.edu)

NovemberWhenever works for you!Your Computer

Protection for Your Family, Finances and Future: Using the Estate Planning Documents Provided to Iowa State University Employees
Mindy Anfinson, Regional Client Manager, ARAG

This Council Seminar Series Event will include a demonstration illustrating how to create the Estate Planning Documents (including a Standard Will, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will and Medical Treatment Authorization for Minors) that are available to all Iowa State University Employees through ARAG.  This demonstration will highlight what you will need inorder to complete the documents, how to complete the documents and use the ARAG system, and what your next steps should be once you complete the documents.

Come find out how to protect your family, finances and future in 2018!

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-4 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking 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)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

Dec. 122:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Green Dot Overview for ISU Employees

Green Dot has launched at Iowa State University!  What does this mean and how does it affect you?  Green Dot is a comprehensive violence prevention program that decreases incidents of violence by capitalizing on the power of peer and cultural influence.  During this session Green Dot Facilitators will review the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role campus employees play in establishing and reinforcing the University Culture within which students exist.  Participants will be provided with a new framework for bystander intervention, and ways that you can help to facilitate the process of behavioral change.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-5 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking 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)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

Jan. 92:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Open Forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review
University Human Resources Classification and Compensation

University Human Resources Classification and Compensation is partnering with the Professional and Scientific Council on this open forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review.  An update will be provided on the review process and additional information will be provided on market comparisons. 

This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the review and process.

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-6 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking 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)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

March 132:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Using Social Media Professionally and Effectively
Rob Schweers, Director of Communications, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Social Media is a valuable professional tool, but its misuse can ruin your career.  Learn tips for using social media effectively, taking advantage of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, while avoiding common pitfalls that can derail your efforts

The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU by typing FY18-7 into the search bar, finding the session, and clicking launch OR by clicicking 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)

You will need to view the video and complete the User Sign-Off Screen (pop-up) to have it added to your training profile.

April 172:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Walk the Labyrinth
Mark Rowe-Barth, Director, Student Wellness

Does the end of the semester have you feeling stressed? The Professional and Scientific Council would like to invite you to Walk the Labyrinth.This is a wonderful way to take a little bit of time for yourself and simply “be.”  After a brief overview and explanation of the labyrinth at 2pm, you may experience the labyrinth for the amount of time you desire—take the full hour, or take much less--it’s up to you.

Labyrinths are usually circular patterns that have one path leading to the center of the circle and then back out again.At first glance, it may seem similar to a maze, yet it is very different.There are no wrong turns, no dead ends and no tricks.The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative tools, used for centuries for prayer, meditation, personal and spiritual growth.

May 82:00–3:00 pmMemorial Union Pioneer Room

Being a Transformative Leader: Tips and Tools to Support Team and Individual Success
Nancy Franz, Professor Emerita

In this session, Nancy Franz describes the differences between transactional and transformative leadership as well as how to know when to use transactional or transformative leadership approaches.

To view this Council Seminar Series Event, log-in to Learn@ISU, type FY18-8 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.

JuneWhenever works for you!Your Computer

2016-2017 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Your Career: Being in the Driver’s Seat
Dr. Julie Nuter, Vice President for University Human Resources
(This session was not recorded because it was an interactive presentation.)

July 12 2:00–3:30 pm Memorial Union Pioneer Room

Being Prepared for the Unexpected. Safety in your office and public places.
Officer Timothy Denger – ISU Police

Aug. 9 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
Meeting diversity needs through University Outreach and in our 100 County offices. Ross Wilburn – ISU Extension and Outreach Diversity Officer Sept. 13 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
University Benefits Preview for the upcoming open enrollment period. Ed Holland - Director, ISU Benefits Office - University Human Resources Oct. 11 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
No Seminar Series offered in NovemberNov.  

Cancelled

Dec. 13 2:00-3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
World Class Customer Service - Craig Hamerlinck, Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Research -- Powerpoint PresentationJan. 102:00-3:00 pmMemorial Union Gallery Room
Mental Health on Campus: How to Help
Erin Pederson & Kipp Van Dyke
March 142:00-3:00 pmMemorial Union Gallery Room
Leadership Principles - Christy Johnson-Lynch  ISU Volleyball CoachApril 182:00-3:00 pmMemorial Union Gallery Room
Qualtrics and Passwordstate: Using ISU Licensed Software to Increase Your Productivity - Josh Mitchell and Dustin Evermore
(This is a pre-recorded session)
May 92:00-3:00 pmOnly Offered via Connect 

2015–2016 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Position Descriptions 101 - Emma Houghton, UHR July 14 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Pioneer Room
Budgeting and Financial Management at Iowa State - Dave Biedenbach, President's Office August 11 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room

Survey Results In New Professional Development Opportunities - Don Broshar, University Human Resources

September 8 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Pioneer Room

Turning Conflict Inside Out - Elaine Newell, ISU Ombuds Officer
Powerpoint (pdf)

October 13 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union
Campanile Room
Overview of 2016 Benefits - Ed Holland, Benefits Director, UHR
Ed will cover the ISU Plan for P&S employees, including any changes and updates for the 2016 Plan Year.
November 10 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Pioneer Room

Ten Tips to Reaching Your Full Potential - Nancy Franz, Professor Emeritus, ISU School of Education  

Full Potential Worksheet

December 8 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Pioneer Room

Managing the Impact of Caregiving on Your Career - Donna K. Donald, Human Sciences Specialist, Field Operations & Kristi Cooper, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

January 12 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
P&S Professional Development Conference February 11 8:00–5:00 pm Scheman Bldg.
Finances of Caregiving: An Introduction -Joyce Lash, Iowa State

University Extension & Outreach Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

March 8 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
It matters what staff say, too - Denise Williams-Klotz, Student Services Specialist IV, Multicultural Student Affairs & Katie Davidson, Program Assistant II, College of Veterinary Medicine. April 19
(Note special date)
2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
Money for Life - Barb Wollan, Field Specialist III, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach May 10 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
No Seminar Series offered in June June    

2014–2015 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

None August 2014    
None September    
Top 10 Ways to Handle Conflict, Elaine Newell, ISU Ombuds October 21 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union S. Ballroom

Overview of 2015 Benefits, Jane Walter, UHR

November 11 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union S. Ballroom
ISU's New Employee Wellness Program, Stephanie Downs, UHR December 9 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
None January  2015    
P&S Professional Development Conference February 12 8:00–5:00 pm Scheman
None March    
Collaborative Technology and Application Development: One View of Our Future, Jim Kurtenbach, CIO April 14 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
Supervisory Survey Assessment Results, Don Broshar, UHR (UHR Presentation Video) April 27 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Gallery Room
What’s New with the Human Capital Report in FY15?, Emma Houghton, Kyla Kaetzel, Whitney Grote, UHR May 12 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
Update on FY16 Budget Development - POSTPONED to August 11 due to legislature appropriations uncertainty None    

2013–2014 Seminar Series Events

Topic

Date

Time

Location

None August 2013    
How to Survive and Thrive in a Complex Organization - Cathann Kress, Vice President for Extension and Outreach (view recording) September 10 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
Recognizing and Managing Workplace Violence - Carrie Jacobs and Aaron DeLashmutt, ISU DPS (view recording) October 8 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
Overview of 2014 Benefits - Mike Otis, Associate Director of University Human Resources (view recording) November 12 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
You want me to LISTEN?!? Is there an app for that?? - John Stein, Stein's Way (view recording) December 10 2:00–3:30 pm Memorial Union Ballroom

E-mail Management - Randy Dean, Time Management Consulting and Training (view recording)

Handouts 1 2 3 4 5

January 16 Thursday

10:00 - 11:30 am 

Memorial Union Sun Room

 

IT Futures at Iowa State University, Jim Davis, ISU CIO February 11  2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
Questioning: Your Greatest Engagement Strategy! - John Stein, Stein's Way March 11 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
P&S Professinal Development Conference April 17 8-4 pm Scheman
Observations on Her First 100 Days at ISU, Julie Nuter, Associate Vice President,  Human Resource Services (view recording) (view slides) May 13 2:00–3:00 pm Memorial Union Campanile Room
Update on FY15 Budget Development - David Biedenbach, Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning and Budgets