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 4th, 2014. Human Resources is sponsoring a variety of concurrent workshops throughout the day;
details and descriptions are included below. 

Replies are strongly encouraged, but only required for workshops with an asterisk(*). 

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Microsoft Excel 2010*
Where
: Library Basement - Room B
Presenters
: Jonathan Johnson and David Rebar, Information and Technology Services
Audience:
 Faculty and Staff that use Excel 2010 or 2007
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 limited to 16 participants; Reply required.

Money at Work: Foundations of Investing
Where
: AUC 133
Presenter
: Bradley Tucker, TIAA-CREF
Audience:
 Mid-career or employees interested in retirement
Description
: Reaching retirement goals requires the same things: spend less, save more. It’s really that simple. This workshop will help you figure out which investment vehicles are right for you.

Plants and Portions: Simple Steps to a Long and Healthy Life
Where
: Scandinavian Cultural Center
Presenters
: Tricia Sinek, RD/CD, Franciscan Health Systems
Audience:
 Anyone interested in living a long and healthy life
Description
: An entertaining look at two simple habits for living a long and healthy life –  eating more foods without “Mothers” and paying attention to your serving sizes for calorie control.  Weight gain as we age is a leading cause of disease.  Eating mostly plants and managing portions is an easy way to keep weight and disease away!

Conversations on Diversity
Where
: Scandinavian Cultural Center
Presenters
: Maria Chavez-Pringle, Political Science Department
Audience:
 All
Description
: TBD

Medicare 101
Where
: AUC 133
Presenter
: Bob May and Elizabeth Thomas, Albers & Company
Audience:
 Those nearing Medicare eligibility: age 65
Description
: Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. How Medicare, Medicare supplement plans, and Medicare Advantage plans work.

Backups and Data Security at PLU*
Where
: Library Basement - Room B
Presenters
: David Rebar and David Domask, Information and Technology Services
Audience:
 Faculty and Staff that regularly work with secure information and/or irreplaceable data
Description
: Learn about backup solutions at PLU including Netstor and Google Drive and best practices for storing your sensitive data.  Topics will include data encryption options, appropriate use of cloud storage, and types of data that may need additional security. Note: this workshop is limited to 16 participants; Reply required.

Granola: The Choose Your Own Adventure Edition
Where
: CK East
Presenter
: Ericka Fickeisen, Dining and Culinary Services
Audience:
All
Description
: Grab your daypacks and put on your apron for a fun and flexible lesson in granola making.  The perfect snack for all the springtime hikes you are planning, granola can take many forms from healthful to indulgent. We'll feature several recipes and techniques for a great on-the-go snack or breakfast to get you trail-ready.

Textbook Adoption Made Simple
Where
: AUC 134
Presenters
: Amanda Hawkins and Brianne Sorenson, Bookstore; Becki Torgerson, School of Business
Audience:
 Faculty and Academic Administrative Assistants
Description
: Meet with Becki Torgerson, Administrative Assistant of the School of Business, Brianne Sorenson, Textbook Buyer, and Amanda Hawkins, Store Manager, to learn how to dramatically increase your department's number of textbook adoptions turned in on time with a Six Sigma approach.  Becki will share tips that have helped her get her adoptions to 94% on time.

Effective Social Media Strategies
Where
: AUC 133
Presenter
: Lace Smith, Marketing and Communications
Audience:
 All
Description
: Campus marketing practices have dramatically shifted with the rise of social media and the proliferation of devices, platforms, and new applications. This changing environment presents new possibilities and challenges for on campus departments who are marketing services and opportunities. Join us for an interactive conversation on developing digital marketing and social media plans to bring students to your sites and through your doors.

Time Management (1:15-4:30)*
Where
: Scandinavian Cultural Center
Presenter
: Hartley McGrath, Washington Employers
Audience:
 All
Description
: In Time Management we take your "to do" list through a five-step time management process to clarify priorities, choose activities to build long-term success, do the right tasks at the best time of the day, and create a schedule that will result in greater productivity and increased personal satisfaction. We will also share strategies on managing interruptions and overcoming procrastination.  Note: this workshop is limited to 20 participants; Reply required.

Identity Theft
Where
: AUC 133
Presenter
: George Thompson, School Employees Credit Union of Washington
Audience:
 All
Description
: Learn simple, practical ways to cut your risk of falling prey to identity theft, and find out how to shut down a thief if you realize you're already a victim.

Reaching Out Through Web Conferencing*
Where
: Library Basement - Room B
Presenter
: Dana Bodewes and Layne Nordgren, Information and Technology Services
Audience:
All
Description
: Web conferencing provides faculty, staff, and students with opportunities to make connections and collaborate despite distance. This workshop will provide a quick overview of two web conferencing tools (Google Hangouts and Fuze Meeting) along with best practices for making web conferences successful. Note: this workshop is limited to 16 participants; Reply required.

Addressing Stress
Where
: AUC 133
Presenter
: Craig Nelson, First Choice Health
Audience:
 All
Description
: This session will help audience learn how stress impacts the body, mind, health and social interactions.  Learn to identify stress in self and in others. Learn health stress management tools and how the EAP can assist.

Collaboration with Google Docs/Drive* (2:30-4:00)
Where: Library Basement - Room B
Presenter
: Layne Nordgren, Information and Technology Services
Audience:
 Anyone considering or currently using Google Docs/Drive
Description
: Interested in collaborating with your colleagues using Google 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; Reply required.