Professional Development Day

 

Professional Development Day 2016
Thursday, March 10th

Sessions marked with an *asterisk were recorded for extended viewing if you were not able to attend in-person. See below for access to the recordings.

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8:30 a.m. Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Creating Positive Interactions out of Difficult Conversations  Zumba  
       
10:00 a.m. *An Introduction to Safe Zone Beads of Privilege  
       
11:00 a.m.  *Alive and Well STL and Webster  Leadership and the Big Picture:  Where Do I Fit In?  
       
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch and Keynote Address
       
1:15 p.m. Creating Positive Interactions out of Difficult Conversations *Leadership and the Big Picture: Where Do I Fit in? An Introduction to Safe Zone
       
2:15 p.m. Alive and Well STL and Webster Beads of Privilege  
       

 


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

 



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

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hsin-hsin Huang

Dr. Hsin-hsin Huang is the Curriculum Director in the Department of Professional Counseling. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling/Counselor Education from University of Missouri - St. Louis (a CACREP accredited doctoral program). She obtained her master's degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. She received multiple awards of excellence in her academic and professional career. Dr. Huang has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1999, with specialties in treating grief, depression, and trauma. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to personal growth and integration of psychology and spirituality.

In her keynote remarks Dr. Huang will share some of her experiences and deliver a message about Purposeful Service: Intentionality in the Workplace.

Descriptions of Breakout Sessions

 



Creating Positive Interactions out of Difficult Conversations

Offered at 9:00 a.m. in EAB 137 (live-streamed)
Offered at 1:15 p.m. in EAB 134

Presenters:  Paaige Turner and Robert Krizek

Description: Participants will learn how to engage in productive difficult conversations


Zumba

Offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Loretto Hilton large dance studio

Presenter: Martha Bailey

Description: Get a great workout and have fun while doing it!  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and no street shoes are allowed.  It's also best for Zumba that the shoes don't have much tread ("cross training" shoes are good). Bring water.



Beads of Privilege

Offered at 10:00 a.m. in EAB 134
Offered at 2:15 p.m. in EAB 137

Presenters:  Ted Hoef and Bethany Keller

Description:  Explore ways that we enjoy privileges based on being members of social identity groups in the United States. By better understanding privilege, we can more effectively address issues of inclusion and diversity.



An Introduction to Safe Zone

Offered at 10:00 a.m. in EAB 137 (live-streamed)
Offered at 1:15 p.m. in EAB 135

To view session recording:  https://websteru.webex.com/websteru/ldr.php?RCID=7c330fe36414dfa9daf62e5426fb88eb

Presenters: Carolyn Brown, Mary Ann Drake, Kim Kleinman (at 10 a.m.)
                  Carolyn Brown, Dani MacCartney, Doug Finlayson (at 1:15 p.m.)

Description:  This session is an overview of the Safe Zone workshop which is defined meant to educate individuals on LGBTQ issues and help members of college communities (students, professors, administrators, and staff) become better allies to LGBTQ students and more aware of gender and sexuality issues. This workshop will introduce the main areas that comprise the longer Safe Zone training that identifies staff as “allies” upon completion.  Facilitators will also share how participating in Safe Zone has positively impacted their teaching. 



Leadership and the Big Picture: Where Do I Fit In?

Offered at 11:00 a.m. in EAB 135
Offered at 1:15 p.m. in EAB 137 (live-streamed)

To view session recording:  https://websteru.webex.com/websteru/ldr.php?RCID=7c330fe36414dfa9daf62e5426fb88eb(This session begins at 3 hours, 11 minutes)

Presenters: Emily Scharf and Amy Bommarito

Description: Participants in this workshop will complete a personality inventory to gain a better sense of their leadership strengths. Participants will discuss where they and their department fit into the complex organization in which we work. Participants will identify how they can impact the student experience.



Alive and Well STL and Webster

Offiered at 11:00 a.m. in EAB 137 (live-streamed)
Offered at 2:15 p.m. in EAB 134

To view session recording:  https://websteru.webex.com/websteru/ldr.php?RCID=7c330fe36414dfa9daf62e5426fb88eb
(This session begins at 1 hour)

Presenter: Gladys Smith

Description:  Understanding and addressing toxic stress and trauma.