Department ofHuman Resources

Personal & Professional
Development Day

All faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to participate in personal and professional development day on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013. Human Resources is sponsoring a variety of concurrent workshops throughout the day, details and descriptions are included below. 

RSVPs are encouraged, but only required for workshops with an asterisk(*) in the title. 

To RSVP please click here

Tips and Tools for Supervising Student Employees
Where
: Regency Room
Presenter
: Tommy Skaggs, Student Employment
Audience:
Supervisors of student employees
Description
: We will discuss tools and methods for maximizing student employees’ productivity while supporting their professional development. We will share new tools and resources including student worker agreements, professional development sheets, and evaluation forms.

Bouquet Basics*
Where
: CK East
Presenter
: Blitz & Co. Florist
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: Are you ready to learn how to create a stunning Spring bouquet? This DIY workshop will give you all the necessary tricks to crafting your own bouquets for any event. Note: this workshop is limited to 20 participants; RSVP required.

Creating Dynamic Presentations*
Where
: Library Basement - Room B
Presenter
: Layne Nordgren, I&TS
Audience:
Intermediate PowerPoint users
Description
: Get a hands-on overview of creating dynamic presentations. Understand key elements of presentation planning and design. Learn to work with objects, images, layouts, and designs. Make your presentations dynamic with slide transitions and custom animations of text and objects. Note: this workshop is limited to 16 participants; RSVP required.

Parklandia: Leading Lives of Service and Care in Parkland and Beyond
Where
: CK East
Presenters
: Joel Zylstra, Center for Community Engagement & Service and Erin McGinnis, Dining & Culinary Services
Audience:
Those interested in learning more about the community and/or service
Description
: Want to learn more about the Parkland Community? Want to get involved? As Parkland's second largest employer, PLU has an opportunity and responsibility to embody our mission of leading "lives of service" in our local community. Join us as we spotlight signs of hope and opportunities for engagement in Parkland and beyond.

Couponing 101
Where
: Regency Room
Presenter
: Tara Balcom, Fabulessly Frugal
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: Ready to take control of your grocery budget? We'll take a quick hour to cover some of the basic questions people have about couponing. What this class is NOT about: teaching you how to hoard products, teaching the tricks of coupon misuse, learning the ropes of couponing so you can cheat the stores. What this class IS about: helping you change the way you think about grocery shopping, how to use modern day tools to simplify your grocery shopping, discovering coupon organization strategies {don’t waste time clipping coupons!}, and learning how to use coupons effectively.

Create HTML Emails Like a Rockstar
Where
: AUC 201
Presenters
: Asuka Goya and Logan Seelye, University Communications
Audience:
Cascade users
Description
: Join us as we explore how to use existing tools to create polished HTML e-mails. In this brief sessions we'll cover some of the do's and don't of creating HTML emails and then dive into using Cascade, Google Groups and Gmail to deliver your targeted messages.

5 Habits of Highly Successful Investors
Where
: Regency Room
Presenter
: Jeremy Houy, TIAA-CREF
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: This presentation reviews what habits those who successfully plan for their retirement have followed. It focuses on the importance of Supplemental Savings, maintaining a good asset allocation and how TIAA-CREF can help.

Green Dot 101 & Policy on Reporting Abuse of a Child
Where
: AUC 201
Presenters
: Green Dot Committee and Teri Phillips, Human Resources
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: Simply put, a “green dot” is any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that counters or displaces a “red dot” of violence – by promoting safety and an expectation of tolerance and care. Participants will learn about the Green Dot philosophy, explore how Green Dot aligns with PLU’s mission, and gain the knowledge and tools necessary to foster civic engagement and social responsibility. The last part of the hour will include a short review of the new policy on reporting abuse or neglect of a child. Under state law, all employees of PLU have a legal obligation to report abuse or neglect of a child. Come learn your role concerning the new policy.

Microsoft Excel 2010*
Where
: Library Basement - Room B
Presenter
: David Rebar, I&TS
Audience:
Excellent for anyone using Excel 2010
Description
: Basic terms and functions of Microsoft Excel and hands-on exploration of the Excel 2010 interface. Topics include basic spreadsheet formatting, working with formulas, and sorting options using the updated Excel 2010 interface. Additional topics may be discussed depending on individual interests, if time permits. Prior Excel experience is helpful, but not necessary. Note: This workshop is full. If you choose to register, you will be placed on a waitlist and notified if space becomes available.

A-B-Cs of Car Buying
Where
: AUC 201
Presenter
: Terry Cullinane, School Employees Credit Union
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: Keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket! Learn the insider tips for getting the best deal on a new or used car or how to let someone else do the searching and negotiating for you.

All Things Chocolate
Where
: AUC 133
Presenter
: Dining & Culinary Services
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: Truffles and ganache!  Demonstration and hands-on truffle making.

What's New in Google Apps*
Where
: Library Basement - Room B
Presenter
: Layne Nordgren, I&TS
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: Join us for an update/demo of some of the new features of Google Apps for Education including: Gmail Compose Window, Google Drive, Google +, and enhanced collaboration and research tools. Note: this workshop is limited to 16 participants; RSVP required.

What No One Taught You About Workplace Communication But Expects You to Know
Where
: Regency Room
Presenter
: Carol Bowser, Conflict Management Strategies Inc.
Audience:
All faculty, staff, and administrators
Description
: Successful communication at work involves more than making an effort to be a better listener. Success depends on the other person being able to hear and understand what you are trying to get across -without being loud or rude. However, the most common barrier to successful communication at work is a difference in styles of communication.

Collaboration with Google Docs*
Where
: Library Basement - Room B
Presenter
: Layne Nordgren, I&TS
Audience:
Designed for anyone considering or currently using Google Docs
Description
: Interested in collaborating with your colleagues using documents, spreadsheets, and forms? This workshop will focus on using the collaborative features of the Google Docs tool set. Exercises will include collaborative activities using Google Docs tools. Note: this workshop is limited to 16 participants; RSVP required.