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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

Staff Development Days

The CARE crew, in collaboration with multiple departmental partners, organizes Staff Development Days each winter. Staff Development Days is a time of learning and connecting for our community. You will hear from your colleagues across the campus in a wide range of areas. From technical training to college history tours, we hope you find a session that peaks your interest and contributes to developing an engaging and fulfilling work environment.

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TIME
March 14
March 15
March 16
9:00 Getting Started with Zoom Videoconferencing
Advanced Excel Where do I Store My Stuff?
10:00 Watzek Special Collections Maximizing Your Student Labor/Work Study Budget

Emergency Management Preparedness: Community Emergency Response Team Training

11:00 Communication Tips and Tools Branding/Communication and the Logo Get to Know Your Benefits
12:00

Finance FUNdamentals

*lunch included*

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Electric Vehicles: A How to Guide for Prospective Users

*lunch included*

1:30 Introduction to Law School Clinics

Emerging Technology Showcase

 Employee Opportunities with College Outdoors

 

Descriptions:

Getting Started with Zoom Videoconferencing
Instructor: Nick Webster
Room: Dubach Mac
Date: March 14
Time: 9-10:00

Zoom is a complete cloud-based videoconferencing solution that allows faculty and staff to quickly and easily connect through almost any device with an internet connection - PC, Mac, Android, iOS, and more. Zoom allows you to hold meetings with no time limits with up to 50 participants, as well as the ability to share screens and videos, and record meetings for later viewing. Come learn how Zoom can help you better connect with individuals across the world, across town, or just across campus.

Advanced Excel
Instructor: Liz Young
Room: Dubach PC
Date: March 15
Time: 9-10:00

Microsoft Excel has many uses beyond simple sums and data sorts.  Learn how to create formulas, references, lookups and charts to use Excel to its fullest potential.

 

Where do I Store My Stuff?
Instructor: Kelly Wainwright
Room: Gray
Date: March 16
Time: 9-10:00

As an employee of Lewis & Clark College, you have many options for storing your electronic files and documents.  However, each option has associated benefits and/or risks that effect how suitable it is for storing institutional files, especially those necessary for the operation of the College.
 
Watzek Special Collections Tour

Instructor: Hannah Crumme
Room: Heritage Room, Watzek Library
Date: March 14
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Watzek staff will share the oldest items in the collection, dating back more than 500 years, as well as some of our Lewis & Clark collections, including several works printed in the late 18th and early 19th century that represent the intellectual underpinning of the expedition. Staff will also briefly introduce what the college archive does, and how it works with various departments.
 
Maximizing Your Student Labor/Work Study Budget

Instructor: Heather DeLancett
Room: Gray
Date: March 15
Time: 10:00-11:00

Join us to explores strategies for hiring the best talent, and creating projects and tasks that compliment the business goals of the department as well as the developmental goals for the student, and lead to valuable student employee engagement. 

 

Emergency Management Preparedness: Community Emergency Response Team Training

Instructor: Jason Holmgren
Room: Gray
Date: March 16
Time: 10 - 11:00

FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program gives citizens the skills and knowledge to not only safeguard the individual and family, but to assist others during times when primary responders are unavailable. This fun, interactive session will introduce CERT concepts to newcomers, while providing a refresher for those who have previously completed a Basic CERT course. 
The following topics will be covered (some of these may change):
  • History and intent of the CERT program
  • Working as an organized team during an emergency situation
  • Disaster psychology
  • Emergency communications
  • Terrorism awareness

 

Tips and Tools for LC Communications

Instructor: Vanessa Holmgren
Room: Gray
Date: March 14
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Join Director of Multimedia and Internal Communications, Vanessa Holmgren, to explore information sharing tools to enhance engagement with your events, new stories, and communications across our three schools.

 
Branding/Communication and the Logo

Instructor: Stacey Kim, Amy Drill
Room: Gray
Date: March 15
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

What is the Lewis & Clark logo? What font should I use on my poster? Is any shade of orange OK? Join Stacey Kim, director of marketing, and Amy Drill, art director, to get answers to these questions and more. Stacey and Amy will talk to you about the work they do to communicate the Lewis & Clark “brand” to prospective students, alumni, and other off-campus communities, and they will share tools and tips for how to best communicate with the people you are trying to reach on campus and beyond.

 
Get to Know Your Benefits

Instructor: Helen DeVol
Room: Gray
Date: March 16
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

 
Finance FUNdamentals

Instructor: Alan Finn, Katherine Shallenberger
Room: Council Chambers
Date: March 14
Time: 12:00 -  1:00, lunch served

Have you ever wondered how the budget works? Join Business Office leaders to learn where our money comes from and how it is managed across the institution. Stay tuned for updates on fun finance activities!

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Happiness as Work

Instructor: EAP and Helen DeVol
Room: Council Chambers
Date: March 15
Time: 12:00 - 1:00

This seminar will first provide a brief review of stress, what it is and how it affects us. Through in-session activities, participants will then explore mindfulness tools to help change relationships with thoughts, feelings and sensations related to stress. Followed by an interactive game:

Choose Happiness at Work gets people talking, laughing, and solving real-world workplace problems while learning science-based strategies to apply at work. Grounded in brain science and psychology, this tool ensures that each person takes away immediately applicable tools, tips and strategies.

 
Electric Vehicles: A How to Guide for Prospective Users

Instructor: Rick Durst, Amy Dvorak
Room: Council Chambers
Date: March 16
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 *lunch included*

Join Rick Durst, Portland General Electric’s EV Project Manager, to develop your understanding of electric vehicles including how the technology works, what infrastructure is in place, how our community is preparing for EVS, and other fundamentals of EV ownership. The session will also include a Q&A with existing L&C EV owners.

 
Introduction to Law School Clinics

Please join us to hear from the following Law School Clinics:

 

Animal Law Clinic Kathy Hessler
NCVLI Meg Garvin
IELP Erica Lyman and Chris Wold
SBLC Susan Felstiner
Low-Income Tax Genevieve Bailey
Earthrise Allison LaPlante

 

Emerging Technology Showcase
Instructor: Educational Technology Staff
Room: Council Chambers
Date: March 15
Time: 1:30-2:30

The Educational Technology staff will be hosting a drop-in session to demonstrate and talk about some of the latest tech trends and gadgets that are making an impact on higher-ed.  If you’ve heard about Augmented Reality, 3D Printing, or Drone technology, this is the time and place to come see, touch and ask questions.

AR/VR:
Augmented and Virtual Reality is becoming commonplace and increasingly available to the everyday consumer. As Augmented and Virtual Reality technology becomes more immersive and able to deliver simulated learning experiences that look, sound and even feel real, what will this mean for education? We’ll have a few of our VR and AR devices available to try including Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Microsoft Holo Lens, and the HTC Vive.

Drones:
The emergence of the drone in everyday society has now disrupted traditional ideas of privacy, warfare, and even commercial delivery.  To explore the use of drone video technology in Education, LC has purchased various models.  Come take look— a certified drone pilot will be on hand to answer your questions.

3D Printing:
Join us for an overview of 3D printing services available at Lewis & Clark. We’ll provide an overview of the equipment and materials, and take a look at online services and communities that offer 3D models and 3D printing services.
 
Employee Opportunities with College Outdoors

Instructor: College Outdoors staff
Room: Sequoia (Graduate Campus)
Date: March 16
Time: 1:30 - 2:30

Join one of the College Outdoors professional staff for an introduction to the outdoor program on campus, and a tour of their warehouse, the Sequoia building, on the Graduate Campus.  This building is where all the outdoor trips meet, eat, and also, where all the gear for those trips is stored.
Faculty and staff are welcome to sign up for these trips, too, and if they enjoy spending a day in the outdoors with students, getting to know them on the van ride to the hiking location, and talking with students on the trail, you can enrich both your and the students’ LC experience!  (It helps to like a little rap music, though.)  There is also a small rental program open to the LC community.  Come learn about one of the most popular programs at Lewis and Clark, and see where all of these trips are staged!