CSW/SC Professional Development Conference

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Tempe campus - October 24, 2019

ASU CSW/SC 2019 Professional Development Conference


The CSW/SC Professional Development Conference will be hosted at the Tempe campus on Thursday, October 24th in the Memorial Union. 

Listed below is the conference schedule, along with workshop information.

The conference is free and is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students.  Registration is required. 


Conference Schedule and Workshop or Event Information

TimeWorkshop or event details
8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.Conference Check-In: Memorial Union Turquoise

If you are not attending an 8:30AM session, you may check-in later, prior to your first scheduled workshop.  Once you check-in, you are set for the entire day.

Please allow for extra time to check-in for sessions starting at 8:30AM and 9:45AM

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Managing Change and Transition

Presenter: Jillian McManus

Change is the Only Constant.  This workshop increases participants’ understanding of the nature of organizational change, the process individuals go through as a result of any change in their lives and strategies to increase resiliency when faced with these types of transitions.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.How to Have a Good Day at Work

Presenter: Kristen Young

This session is based on the book How to Have a Good Day written by behavioral economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb.  Participants will discover how to apply recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology and neuroscience to transform their approach to everyday working life.  Understanding how the two major systems of the brain affect our behavior can enable us to control our productivity and intentionality, improve our relationships in the office and increase our energy and resilience. Participants will learn techniques such as AIM, the positive no, and the peak-end rule which provide a way for us to operate in Discovery Mode, where we are proactive and intentional, instead of in Defensive Mode, where we live in reaction to others’ demands and end up overwhelmed by circumstances.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Negotiating Identity: Who Does She Think She Is

Presenter: Paula Veach

Does gender matter?  How would your life be different if you had been born the opposite sex? The manner is which gender influences and affects our daily lives is often submerged in cultural and social constructions taught to us through interaction. Gender, like race, class and other identifying features, can be a touchy subject. But, perhaps, that's exactly why we need to talk about it. Let's start a conversation that matters. And, maybe walk away with a renewed perspective and some tools to help all of us negotiate who we are personally, professionally, and socially.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Ugh, Another Meeting: Leading & Managing Effective Meetings

Presenter: Marcus Jones

Do you dread going to meetings because they are endless and wasteful? Do you walk away from meetings thinking that you spent an hour in a conference room only to realize that your meeting is over you don’t have an outcome or next steps? Don't fret, this workshop is going to cover the basics of having a productive meeting. We will go over the core elements of a successful meeting, including deciding when a meeting needs to happen, and how to maximize your time together whether it be 15 minutes or an hour! We will also briefly discuss how to manage remote attendees.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Email Communication & Professionalism: Improve How You Look on Outlook

Presenter: Karen Engler-Weber

Email is arguably the predominant form of business communication in the work environment.  In fact, sometimes the only interaction we have with individuals is by email.  As a result, how we write and send emails impacts not only the way that we are perceived by others, but also how our communication skills are evaluated.  In this important workshop, Karen Engler-Weber will discuss issues with email communication, and will outline specific strategies on how to make your emails more effective, and how to improve how you are perceived by email.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.The Secrets of Making & Giving a Great Presentation

Presenters: Rebecca Mallen, Kelly MacCleary and Brandi Caruthers

Regardless if your role is in recruitment, student services, career, administration or any forward facing role- you will likely need to give a presentation at some time or another in your career at ASU.  This workshop will provide you with the tools to ensure that your presentation is memorable, effective and engaging.   For example, attendees will learn common mistakes and how to avoid them; self-awareness, presentation design.  This session will provide an immediate take-away in how to be a more versatile presenter through improv activities, helping attendees think more on their feet.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Watch Your Mouth: Dirty Words in Everyday Life

Presenter: Amanda Voigt

The dirtiest words that we say do not give us a PG-13 rating, but are words we use every day.  I CAN’T do that, I’ll TRY to attend, I HAVE to finish this, I SHOULD do that.  What is the impact of words on our daily lives?  What are the alternatives?  Do our word choices matter?  Attendees will learn how some everyday words have an impact on our attitudes, mindsets, and actions.  Most importantly, we will discuss how choosing different words can have a powerful influence on our everyday lives.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Motivating Me-Motivating Others

Presenter: Jesse Holschbach

What is motivation and how important of a role does it play in the success and achievement of not only ourselves, but in our circle of influence? Understanding motivation is not only difficult to identify, it is also difficult to manage consistently due to its mercurial and illusive tendencies. In this workshop, we will not only learn some of the different models and theories around motivation, but how we might employ these learnings into meaningful and effective strategies that produce effective bottom line results.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.From Pushy to Persuasive: Rhetorical Tools to Communicate More Effectively

Presenter: Danae Barnes

In archery, to hit the bullseye, you first have to take aim. In communication, we can apply the same idea!  We want to be understood, we want our supervisor to take action, or to get our point across in a large meeting- but how? Where do you aim?  In this workshop, we’ll use three fancy, but user-friendly, rhetorical techniques to understand how point our own speech toward being more effective overall communicators. We’ll shift our mindset from “Why won’t they” to “How can I” when in professional (or any) conversations, learning cool tricks to help shape our language and transform our everyday discourse from being pushy toward being persuasive.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Better, Faster, Stronger: Understanding Research Development of all Shapes and Sizes

Presenters: Jamie Welch, Hayley Bohall, Laura Hernandez, Kellianne Lauer

Do you support or lead research efforts at ASU as a staff or faculty member? If yes, this workshop is for you! Workshop attendees will gain a better understanding of facilitation, analyzing and highlighting the strengths of their research in proposals, navigating the ASU limited submission review process, and managing and leading collaborative and interdisciplinary teams. Attendees will learn and practice a variety of tools and techniques they can apply daily in their role as research development professionals.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Empowering Campus Allies: Exploring the Role of Faculty and Staff in Sexual Violence Prevention

Presenters: Mercedes Anderson & Christine Ditter

Sexual violence is a prominent public health issue with college populations, therefore faculty/staff involvement in primary and secondary prevention efforts is essential. The following workshop will help empower faculty and staff by providing them the necessary knowledge and skills to address student concerns around sexual violence. This workshop will cover trauma-informed classroom practices, supportive communication strategies, and will conclude with a review of campus and community resources.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.DREAMzone Certification Workshop

Presenter: Ricardo Llamas

DREAMzone offers a comprehensive professional development and ally certification workshop that provides student leaders, faculty, and staff with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to effectively respond to the needs of DACA/undocumented students, and students from mixed status families. Our primary objective is to create inclusive and supportive environments, conducive to the educational success of this population at ASU. The workshop covers:

Challenging dominant perceptions; Content knowledge (state and federal law and policy, current state of DACA); Student narrative (meet a DACA student); and resources (both in and out of ASU).

Completion of this workshop provides DACA certification.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Leading from Within: Evolving Self, Evolving Leader

Presenter: Jennifer Wilken

Participants in this workshop will be encouraged to explore their own inner landscape of workplace habits, self-talk, emotions and inclinations. Participants will develop their own personal plan for catalyzing a shift in their inner-leader landscape. Informed by systems theory of organizational dynamics and an eclectic survey of thought-provoking leadership and creativity readings, this workshop explores leadership as a self-sourced and self-cultivated capacity. The workshop will propose a sampling of techniques and resources that participants may draw from to build a personalized practice and advance their leadership evolution.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.Leadership Development: Understanding the Transition to Becoming a Leader

Presenter: Kevin Salcido

In this important workshop session, Kevin Salcido, VP of Human Resources, will discuss  how one develops into a leader.  This workshop will explore the realities of transitioning from an individual contributor to a leadership role.  Topics to be explored include: 

  • The different roles of leaders in different levels of the organization
  • The responsibilities that one assumes when moving into leadership
  • The key skill sets to develop to prepare yourself for leadership
  • The importance of self knowledge in a leader role
  • The importance of continued self development a leader
  • The challenge of getting things done through others

This is a great workshop for those who are interested in progressing to leadership roles in their career.

9:45 a.m. - Noon 
(2 hour session)
Leadership Development: Making Decisions & Taking Risks (2 Hours)

Presenter: Dan Brooks

Making hard decisions for one’s self is already challenging; making hard decisions that impact others (as leaders must do) is even more difficult.  How can one tell if a decision was a “good decision?”  Wait to see the outcome?  That could be a long time coming; worse, it may be impacted by misfortune outside the decision maker’s control.  What is an acceptable level of risk when making decisions?  How is that measured?  By whom?  This talk presents current thinking in the decision sciences that can help us be clearer thinkers and better decision makers -- for ourselves, our families and friends, and professionally.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.Conquering Imposter Syndrome

Presenter: Pamela Brooks

“What would people think if they really knew who I was?” Do you doubt your own accomplishments and fear being exposed as a fraud, then come to this workshop to discover why you are not alone and some ways to help you push through it to build the confidence you deserve.

9:45 - 10:45 a.mFinancial Education: The Emotional Side of Money

Presenter: Emily Schwartz

Money is more about the mind than the math. Budgeting and other money management systems fall apart if we don’t first address the emotions behind them. Learn about the four emotions that often underpin financial decisions and how to use that information to create a solid plan for your personal finances.

9:45 - 10:45 a.mSelf Efficacy: The Key to Motivating Yourself & Others

Presenter: Kristen Hoffner

Self-Efficacy: The Key to Motivating Yourself & Others”: This session will present the concept of self-efficacy and the importance of fostering it for motivation and overall mental health. We will discuss tangible examples for how to raise self-efficacy in ourselves and others. Further, we will identify our own behavioral tendencies and self talk patterns, and discuss the impact of these on our intrinsic drive and well being.

9:45 - 10:45 a.mEvents Planning 101 at ASU

Presenter: Kristin Olafs

You are busy with your assigned job and suddenly planning an upcoming event has been added to your plate. Where do you begin? This workshop will give you the basics on where to begin your planning, such as filling out the ASU event registration form, determining a location, budgeting, rules on who can cater, how to reserve parking, permits you might need, staffing, safety and other things that can ensure a smooth-running event. This workshop provides you with valuable resources for finding information, checklists, and other aids. Recommended for anyone new to ASU or new to events.

9:45 - 10:45 a.mDesigning & Building Your Personal and Professional Future

Presenter: Jesse Holschbach

Developing your personal and professional future sounds easy enough, yet studies have shown the over 92 percent of people never complete the milestones they had hope to accomplish in their life. In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create and commit to a solid life plan for success in juxtaposition to the common pitfalls that commonly railroad this process.

9:45  -  10:45 a.m.OEI Presents: What to Do If

Presenter: Erin Ellison & Carla Mahnke

Starting to feel overwhelmed and stressed out? Not sure which policies apply or which procedures to follow? Not sure to whom to reach out? Each manager has a unique role in an organization and each organization is unique. This workshop will cover common situations that supervisors may face at any given time. Scenarios will be incorporated to cover situations such as disability related performance issues; religious accommodations; establishing boundaries with subordinates, Title IX, as well as others.

9:45  -  10:45 a.m.Moving Towards Healing: Understanding and Transitioning through Grief and Loss

Presenter: Leonard Nasca

Every time we experience a loss we go through a physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional process that can be as complex as it can be healing.  This class will provide insight into the grieving process in addition to positive techniques to navigate the many forms of grief.  The grief process will be explored and explained.

9:45  -  10:45 a.m.Reaching Everyone: Addressing Accessibility in Events Planning and Promotions

Presenter: Adero Allison & Kathy Marks

In this session we’ll walk through planning a fictitious event that welcomes everyone, including people with disabilities. Participants will learn what considerations to address when planning, promoting and putting on inclusive events.

9:45  -  10:45 a.m.Leading through Principled Innovation

Presenters: Cristy Filloon, Hannah Jennewein, Eoline Cary,  and Robin Baskin-McNulty

This interactive workshop will support those in leadership roles to navigate moral and ethical challenges through the practice of Principled Innovation. Participants will be introduced to Principled Innovation, a moral and ethical framework that guides our responses to complex issues in ways that are reflective, inclusive, and intentional by design. Principled innovation supports students, faculty, staff and the community to think creatively and work collaboratively for the greater good. Using guiding question protocols, participants will have the opportunity to engage in simulations and use a values driven questioning process and meaningful dialogue to help them navigate moral and ethical dilemmas and challenges that often present themselves in leadership positions.

9:45  -  10:45 a.m.Cultivating & Diversifying the Role of Women Superheroes in a Male Dominated Universe

Presenters: Ava Rose Evans and Martine Garcia

Are you a Marvel fan, then join us for a unique perspective on higher education, examining the parallels between Marvel’s Avengers’ Endgame and women in academia/university system.  Analyzing a scene from the film, this workshop will examine similarities between the often less celebrated female avengers, and the female superheroes in academia.  An interactive exercise will help participants in the workshop to reflect on the strengths of the Marvel Universe Heroes and identify their own “superhero traits.”  The session will round out by learning how “infinity stones” can be used as strategies to implement harmony within the higher education universe.

11 a.m. - NoonIncrease Your Leadership Potential through Emotional IQ

Presenter: Pam Brooks

Discover more about what Emotional IQ really is and what emotion gets in the way great leadership and how to overcome it. Presenter Pamela Brooks will be pulling from the work of both Brené Brown and Judith Glasser.

11 a.m. - NoonOffice of General Counsel Presents: Public Records, Intellectual Property & You

Presenters: Becky Herbst and Peter Nguyen

Discussion from the Office of General Counsel relating to public records and intellectual property considerations that you should think about when you’re doing your day-to-day tasks at the University.

11 a.m. - NoonFinancial Education: Four Ways to Navigate Your Money Jungle

Presenter: Emily Schwartz

The path to financial wellness can feel wild, unpredictable and perilous. Never fear! This workshop will give you tips and tricks to reach financial goals you may have struggled with in the past.  We’ll explore hidden marketing tactics that make you overspend and how to avoid them, how to use your priorities, not someone else’s, to make a budget, how to plan for the unexpected twists life throws us, and more.

11 a.m. - NoonHelping Others Realize Their Potential

Presenter: Elaine Rostad

11 a.m. - NoonPresentation Skills: Polish Your Presence

Presenter: Darien Keane

11 a.m. - NoonGenerational Differences in the Workplace: Fact or Fiction

Presenter: Kristen Young

First, this session will briefly provide the latest research into what defines a generation and statistics on the generations currently in the workplace in the U.S. Next, participants will review values, influences and other characteristics of those generations and share how their experiences match up with their own generation and discuss how the characteristics are similar or different from other generations and why.  Afterwards, commonly held myths about generational differences will be debunked. Finally, participants will have a chance to ask their most burning questions about generational misunderstandings with each other to help bridge any perceived gaps amongst the generations in the workplace. 

11 a.m. - NoonCommunicating with Diverse Audiences

Presenter: Renee Klug

Interacting with a global audience asks us to extend empathy and implement effective communication strategies. This workshop will provide suggestions for listening to and speaking with students whose first language is not English, and maintaining productive communication with international students throughout the semester.

11 a.m. - NoonSustainability in Action: Incorporating Sustainability into Your Role at ASU

Presenter: Katie Schumacher, Kelsey Gaude, and Susan Norton

Did you know that you can make a GIANT impact when it comes to supporting ASU’s sustainability goals? But first things first, are we all on the same page about what these goals are? Come learn about the basics of sustainability and Zero Waste at ASU.  You’ll leave with tips, actions, and key information you incorporate right away.

11 a.m. - NoonCaregiving, Careering & the Benefits of Therapeutic Writing

Presenter: Rosemarie Dombrowski

In this workshop, we’ll focus on "creative self-care" by  discussing therapeutic writing strategies -- from mantras to therapeutic letter writing to poetry -- many of which are validated by a growing body of clinical and education-based evidence. We’ll end the workshop with a therapeutic poetry exercise and a take-home handout (“10 days of therapeutic writing”) designed for mothers, caregivers, and anyone in need of empathy, inspiration, and stress relief.

11 a.m. - NoonThe Art of List Making: Get Organized & Get Things Done

Presenter: Annie Hale

During this session, we will discuss the "art of list-making" as a tool to reduce stress, create order, and explore techniques on how to move toward the completion of our work. We discuss project scope and scale as a determinant for the type of tool or list we need to create. We will unpack my three central tenets: commitment, practice, and habit. As a group will independently asses our current systems, collectively share insights, and explore a popular frame called the "1-3-5 RULE". Come prepared to evaluate your current list-making system and identify some new tools or frameworks to jump-start a smoother 2019/2020 academic year.

11 a.m. - NoonOnboarding New Employees at ASU: More Than Just a Hello

Presenter: Patty Rosciano

Learn what investments you can do to keep your newest employees for years to come. This workshop will define onboarding, review the four C’s which include compliance, clarification, culture and connection and provide you with an onboarding plan/check list templates. We will discuss the Do’s and Don’ts of onboarding, and point you to resources to ensure your new employee gets started on the right path!

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Conference Luncheon

Conference Keynote & Luncheon

Arizona Ballroom with viewing locations in Turquoise

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Connie Mariano, MD

Former White House Doctor to Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, and George  W. Bush

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.ASU Police Presents: Workplace Safety

Presenter: Officer Becky Garcia

This presentation will provide useful information and tips to enhance overall workplace safety, including how to effectively deescalate and/or respond to disruptive subjects;  The do’s and don’ts when setting up a meeting to deliver difficult news; The importance of establishing an internal workplace communication mechanism/plan; What the options are during an act of violence and why we all need to become familiar with our workplace;  Concerning behaviors on campus: what they look like; when and why reporting is important; and how and who to report them to!  Participants will also receive a template to assist in the planning and development of their own workplace safety plan.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Assert Yourself: Assertiveness Training

Presenter: Leonard Nasca

There is a fine line between aggressive behavior and behavior that is assertive, learn the difference and how to use both effectively.  When and how do you stand up for your personal boundaries?  Are you someone who sits back to avoid conflict, and are looking for an effective way to change this about yourself?  This class will give you practical tools and examples of how to use assertiveness to obtain your goals of success without compromising your integrity. 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Leadership Development: Nine Lies about Work

Presenter: Pam Brooks

Come find out about some of the myths of management in organizations and what you can do to raise your awareness around them to improve your leadership and department.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Leadership Development: Is Leadership Even a Thing?

Presenter: Kristen Young

Leadership development is a fifteen billion dollar industry in the U.S. We are taught that there is a list of competencies or attributes that leaders need to have before they become leaders. However, according to Marcus Buckingham’s and Ashley Goodall’s new book titled Nine Liles About Work, when we look at leaders in the real world, it becomes apparent that no one leader has every one of those ideal competencies. Yet, it is obvious that the best leaders ultimately have engaged and passionate followers who follow even through uncertainty and the way such great leaders gain followers varies greatly. Thus, is there really such a thing as leadership?  Or is it more likely that employee engagement comes from the individual leader instead of a concept or skill set called leadership?  Let’s discuss.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.QTIP: Quit Taking It Personally & Other Salient Principles at Work

Presenter: Elaine Rostad

Q-TIP Quit Taking it Personally! & Other salient principals for navigating today’s office. In this interactive presentation, we’ll discuss some of the important principals we all have to remember in our professional lives. Points discussed will be audience driven but will likely include topics around leadership, promotion/advancement, effective networking, office politics, morale, healthy venting and reputation. The goal of this talk is to reinforce the positive and healthy behaviors necessary to make our working lives better and to mitigate the negative effects of the unhealthy behaviors that can damage your reputation and opportunities for advancement.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Brilliant and Resilient: Strategies for Supporting First Generation Professionals & Students

Presenter: Marisel Herrera & Kevin Correa

Given that 35% of all ASU students identify as first-gen and the growth of this population nationally, it is vital that we learn how to best support them in their roles. This session will provide insights and best practices from a high impact coaching model at ASU. First-generation leaders will share data-driven insights on exponential effect of coaching on first-generation students’ personal and professional development at ASU and beyond including tips on how to catalyze them using a strengths-based coaching and training approach. First-generation staff and faculty will be able to share their experiences and connect with others. Participants will receive a placard that demonstrates their commitment to first-generation success.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Project Management: Agile Approaches in the ASU Enterprise Model

Presenter: Karina Jones & Warick Pond

The ASU Project Management Network is excited to present on how the Agile method of project management supports the ability to be nimble and responsive to the changing needs of the ASU Enterprise. This iterative framework anticipates change in need and allows for modification of scope, large or small, as long as it can fit within the fixed cost and project timeline. Presenters will take participants on a tour of the Agile framework and have active engagement on best practices and those to avoid. Join us for this interactive workshop that dives into one of the many aspects of project management.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
(2 Hour Session)
Increasing Intercultural Competence

Presenter: Renee Klug

In an increasingly globalized world, we seek to understand and engage people from ethnically and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This cultural awareness presentation will allow participants to identify and recognize some possible cultural variations that may arise during personal and professional communications. After recognizing these variations, participants can then learn how to best involve students in the classroom and workplace. Interactive activities will provide participants opportunities for critical reflection to become more empathetic and effective in their daily practices.

Please note this is a two hour session.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Enabling Student Success: Writing Compelling Recommendations for High Achieving Students

Presenters: Kyle Mox and Jacqueline Lynch

As an institution of higher education, we measure a significant part of our professional success by the successes of our students. Helping students achieve nationally competed scholarship distinctions such as Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright scholarships are some of the most highly visible and valued indicators of faculty and staff success. The goals of this session are twofold: (1) to provide faculty and staff with specific methods for guiding students to national scholarship opportunities and mentoring them through the application process, including strategies for writing powerful recommendations.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Self-Care in the Workplace

Presenter: Melanie Ford

Attendees will leave the session with tangible tips and tools to incorporate throughout their workday to implement self-care. These tools will help attendees reduce stress, increase productivity, avoid burnout and feel happier throughout their work day.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.The Art of Self-Compassion

Presenter: Sasha Bilbe

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Using the Coaching Mindset to Revolutionize Individual Interactions

Presenters: Tara Beach & Christopher Watts

This presentation will be introducing the role of a Success Coach and discussing a coaching mindset. You will then have the opportunity to practice reframing questions and using these coaching skills in a small group or one-on-one. Come prepared with a goal that you’re comfortable sharing. By the end of our session, we hope you will learn more about ASU Success Coaches, understand what the coaching mindset is and how to implement it, gain tools to enhance your communication, and think critically about alternative approaches to future interactions.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.ASRS Session: Destination in Sight

Presenter: ASRS Representative Randi Gray

Join us to learn about your Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) pension benefit, how it’s calculated, retirement criteria, retirement options available, can you afford to retire and much more.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.Navigating Interpersonal Conflict: Challenging Perceptions and Creating Boundaries

Presenter: Leonard Nasca

When you are working with others, or simply interacting, do you find it difficult to interpret behavior or what’s being said?  Do you leave conversations feeling more exhausted then when you entered them?   This class is designed to help you create boundaries using simple concepts.  Additionally, common distortions that inhibit understanding and resolution will be discussed at length.  You will leave with a simple, understandable approach to navigate confusing or difficult situations more effectively.  

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.Civility in the Workplace

Presenter: Christine Pearson

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.Compassion Fatigue & Self Care

Presenter: Denise Beagley

Compassion Fatigue is a state characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. It is common among individuals that work directly with trauma victims such as nurses, psychologists, and first responders. However, sufferers can exhibit several symptoms including hopelessness, a decrease in experiences of pleasure, constant stress and anxiety, sleeplessness or nightmares, and a pervasive negative attitude. We find in the behavioral health arena it has a significant presence and can lead to negative outcomes for the helpers. Self-Care is all about learning how to take care of yourself and identify those issues that trigger you to act in a negative manner. This is where the real work begins.

This workshop will: define compassion fatigue and help attendees recognize signs and the physical symptoms associated with compassion fatigue.  Self-care strategies and coping skills will be discussed.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.Get an Edge on Your Career with ASU Career Edge Platform

Presenter: Pam Brooks

Come discover all that the ASU Career EDGE has to offer. It is more than just a training platform.  Find out how individuals and departments can use EDGE to help improve their careers and departments.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.Creating Safe Spaces: Using Self-Defense Tactics & Verbal Cues to Inspire Confidence in Women

Presenter: Jessie Cowan

In order for women to achieve their goals, perform as leaders, and increase their effectiveness in the workplace, we must first feel safe in our environment. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to increase their self-confidence, discover their personal power, and learn self-defense tactics with a certified instructor. Attendees will learn verbal commands designed to deter aggressors, as well as participant in discussions on campus safety and risk awareness strategies. This workshop is ideal for all shapes, sizes, and ability levels and aims to help women feel safer on college campuses, create a network of empowered women, and boost self-confidence within the community.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion Presents:

Speaking to Inclusion: Understanding the Use of Pronouns and Gendered Language

Presenters: TBA

Join us for this engaging workshop that will focus on why language is important and how the words we use affect our views of others and how we can be perceived by our communities.  Understanding and using inclusive language is vital for supporting all students, faculty and staff. 

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.The Magwonderific World of Sleep and Dreaming!

Presenter: Lynda Mae

Thomas Edison thought sleep was a criminal waste of time, but now we know of many impressive and surprising functions of sleep that weren't known at the time.  Come explore how quality sleep can enhance your physical, emotional and cognitive functioning. 

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.Bending the Ruler: Embracing Life’s Cycles to Discover True Happiness

Presenter: Danalee Brehman

Modern society has convinced us time is linear. We have a past, a present, and a future, and these points in time do not intersect. What if I told you that this mindset is fundamentally undermining your happiness? In this presentation we will discuss how to embrace the natural cycles of life to unlock authentic happiness, free ourselves from the illusion of linear thinking, and explore new ways to find genuine fulfilment in our lives.  

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.The Art of War: Strategies for Achieving Victory Over Challenges and Obstacles at Work

Presenter: Jacinda Contreras and Alana Levine

Have you ever experienced conflict in the workplace? Have you ever struggled to meet important deadlines? Have you ever worked in a team with strong personalities? Then this workshop, The Art of War: Strategies for Achieving Victory Over Challenges and Obstacles at Work, is for you. This question and answer workshop will introduce 3 key principles of achieving victory over your problems without conflict, based on the Art of War by Sun Tzu. We will find out how to analyze the situation to strategize a plan forward, how to ask for help when it’s not being offered, and how to meet deadlines while waiting patiently on your team mates.  This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn the formula to achieving personal and professional victories in the office.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.Use Your Benefits & Study at ASU

Presenter: Jennifer Ash

Are you or a family member interested taking advantage of your benefits and attending ASU to study a bachelor’s or master’s degree? Come to this session to learn about the application process and timeline for first-year (finishing high school), transfer, or graduate students. Learn about what is information is needed to submit an admission application to ASU and what are the requirements to be admitted to undergraduate and graduate programs. Details about the qualified tuition reduction program will be shared. Learn from an Admissions office expert that can provide information to help you complete your educational goals. 

Please note that this session is only 30 minutes in length.