Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day 2015
Thursday, March 12th

All sessions are fifty minutes in length
All sessions are located in the East Academic Building (EAB)

Sessions marked with an * asterisk were live-streamed, and recordings are now available to watch if you were not available to attend in person or on the day of the event.  Please click on the name of the session to view the recording.

8:30 a.m.
Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Can You Hear Me Now?  Talking So They Will Listen*
Networking- Forming, Maintaining, & Adding Value to Relationships
So You Think You Have Talent?
 
 
 
 
10:00 a.m.
Stress Less: Mind & Body Connection
Mastering Meetings*
Writing Effective Resumes
 
 
 
 
11:00 a.m. 
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Student Workers
 Process Improvement*

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Noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Keynote Address
 
 
 
 
1:15 p.m.
Can You Hear Me Now?  Talking So They Will Listen
Networking- Forming, Maintaining, & Adding Value to Relationships
So You Think You Have Talent?*

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2:15 p.m.
Stress Less:  Mind & Body Connection*
Mastering Meetings
Writing Effective Resumes
 
 
 
 
3:15 p.m. 
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Student Workers
Process Improvement
 

 

Check-In & Continental Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 A.M.
Location: East Academic Building - Edward Jones Commons

 

Breakout Session Topics--   9:00 A.M. and 1:15 P.M.


Can You Hear Me Now?  Talking So They Will Listen
Dr. Paaige K. Turner and Dr. Robert L. Krizek
Location: 9:00 session-  EAB 137 and will be Live-Streamed          1:15 session- EAB 138

Recording available here.


Most of us know that there are differences in how individuals speak, but how often do we think of the unspoken part of communication....listening? In this session, participants will assess their own listening style preferences while learning how to identify and adapt to the styles of others.

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Networking- Forming, Maintaining, and Adding Value to Relationships
Wesley Hoffman
Location: 9:00 session- EAB 135         1:15 session- EAB 136

Learning how to build a powerful network, add value to relationships, and connect others. All presented with a healthy dose of humor, positive energy, and motivation.

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So You Think You Have Talent?
Dr. Jim Jones
Location: 9:00 session- EAB 138       1:15 session- EAB 137 and will be Live-Streamed

Recording available here.  Presentation handout available here.

This session encourages participants to understand their strengths and talents.

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Breakout Session Topics: 10:00 A.M. and 2:15 P.M.

Stress Less:  Mind & Body Connection
Gladys Smith
Location: 10:00 session- EAB 136         2:15 session- EAB 137 and will be Live-Streamed

Participants will learn simple techniques and tools to deal with everyday stress or trauma.

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Mastering Meetings
Kristi Lenz
Location: 10:00 session- EAB 137 and will be Live-Streamed        2:15 session- EAB 140

Recording available here.

Participants will learn to create agendas and action items to run more efficient meetings.

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Writing Effective Resumes
Dr. Carolyn Brown
Location: 10:00 session- EAB 140          2:15 session: EAB 135

Participants will learn how to design and write a professional resume, an effective cover letter, and gather appropriate references to use in a job search.

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Breakout Session Topics:  11:00 A.M. and 3:15 P.M.

 

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Student Workers
Maggie Dankert
Location: 11:00 session- EAB 135          3:15 session- EAB 136

This presentation will focus on supervisory skills, motivation techniques for engaging student workers, tools to maximize student worker time, and re-conceptualization of job descriptions.

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Process Improvement
Kris Parsons
Location: 11:00 session- EAB 137 and will be Live-Streamed     3:15 session: EAB 138

Recording available here.  Presentation handout available here.

Participants will learn a systematic and repeatable approach to process improvement. They will learn how to document processes, produce process-based training, evaluate upstream/downstream relationships and implement change for continuous improvement.

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Lunch and Keynote Address: 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
Location: East Academic Building - Edward Jones Commons

Keynote Speaker: Judge Jimmie M. Edwards

Judge Jimmie M. Edwards is a senior member of the circuit bench in St. Louis, Missouri. He has served over 23 years.  From 2007 to 2012 Judge Edwards served as Administrative Judge of the Family Court. Frustrated by the rising number of high school dropouts with no job skills and no legitimate means to earn a living, Judge Jimmie M. Edwards conceived an idea for an innovative type of school that could educate and supervise the court’s juvenile delinquents. With help from the St. Louis Public School District, MERS Goodwill Industries, St. Louis Family Court and numerous supporters, the Innovative Concept Academy opened its doors in the fall of 2009. This first-of-its-kind school has received national acclaim from the CBS Early Show, the Today Show and the Wall Street Journal. PEOPLE magazine named Judge Edwards one of its 2011 heroes of the year. Ebony magazine selected him to its 2013 Power 100 most influential in America List, and United States Chief Justice John Roberts presented Judge Jimmie M. Edwards with the William Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence-one of our nation’s highest judicial awards. In 2014, Judge Edwards received honorary Doctor of Laws Degrees from Saint Louis University and Eden Theological Seminary.  

Due to their environment and home life his students do not have dreams, they have nightmares. Children cannot dream until they are taught what to dream about. Judge Edwards believes that dreams give children the hope for a better future and the determination to succeed. 

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