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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

Staff Development Days

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed. Staff Development Days will not be held in January 2019. 

The CARE crew, in collaboration with multiple departmental partners, organizes Staff Development Days every other 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 piques your interest and contributes to developing an engaging and fulfilling work environment.

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TIME
January 8
January 9
January 10
9:00

Your Relationship With Work: 10 Pitfalls to Avoid

Resiliency What’s Free in Your Benefits Package
10:00

Art Therapy: Creating Visions of Hope

Google Suite Q&A

(concurrent sessions)

Project Management

Virtual Reality Open House

(concurrent sessions)

Project Management

11:00 Diversity 101 @ LC
12:00 Open Houses: Career Center, SLS, Athletics College Outdoors - Sequoia Tour Open Houses: (pending)
1:00 Special Collections Tour Watzek

Recycling & Composting

Walking Meditation with the Labyrinth

2:00 Cyber Security

Student Supervisor Training

Student Support Services

3:00 Livewhale ProTips Basics of Residential Solar Finance Fundamentals

 

Descriptions:

Your Relationship With Work: 10 Pitfalls to Avoid

Instructor: Lisa Mitchell, EAP
Room: Council
Date: January 8
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am

We have many relationships in our lives; many of them are based at work, where we spend most of our day and yet there is very little information on how to improve these relationships. This seminar looks at 10 potential pitfalls people fall into that negatively affect their relationships at work. The seminar provides both awareness and tips to avoid these pitfalls in your relationship with your work. This session will be taught by EAP.

 

Art Therapy: Creating Visions of Hope 
Instructor: Mary Andrus
Room: Thayer
Date: January 8
Time: 10:00 - 11:50 am

Begin the new year by setting an intention, connecting with colleagues and treating yourself to some creativity! Mary Andrus, Graduate Art Therapy Program Director will lead us in creating together in our January Staff Development Day. No previous art making experience is required, just bring yourself and some ideas around an intention you want to create for yourself in the new year. Each participant will be provided with materials to create their own vision board to take with them upon completion.

 

Google Suite Q&A 

Instructor: Julio Appling
Room: Council
Date: January 8
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 am


What does it mean to be a ‘Google campus,’ what tools are available to us, and how should they be used? We’ll answer all of those questions as well as what’s new, what’s gone, and what’s changed in G Suite over the past year.

 

Diversity 101 @ LC
Instructor: Tori Leder
Room: Council
Date: January 8
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 am

Diversity and inclusion work has grown and changed on our campus over the past few years! Come learn some basic information on diversity and inclusion work at Lewis & Clark: what our community looks like, what are new projects on the horizon, and how can you be a a part of them! Gain some basic language and tools to ensure you are making our campus an inclusive space. 

 

Open Houses: Career Center, Student Leadership & Service, Athletics

Room: Templeton
Date: January 8
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
 
Watzek Special Collections Tour

Instructor: Hannah Crumme
Room: Heritage Room, Watzek Library
Date: January 8
Time: 1:00 - 1:45 pm

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.
 
Cyber Security

Instructor: Jessica Odom
Room: Thayer
Date: January 8
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 pm

 
Livewhale ProTips

Instructor: Vanessa Holmgren, Michael Mannheimer
Room: Thayer
Date: January 8
Time: 3:00 - 3:50 pm

Vanessa Holmgren and Michael Mannheimer share best practices for posting in LiveWhale and demonstrate common mistakes that prevent your news and events from shining. 

 

Resiliency

Instructor: Cindy Ferguson, EAP
Room: Thayer
Date: January 9
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am

When illness, relocation, conflict, or any other hardship befalls us, we often feel unprepared to make adjustments needed to “weather the storm.” Why are some of us more capable of adapting to sudden changes and misfortune than others? What can we do to adapt more quickly and effectively to our ever-changing circumstances? This seminar will help participants uncover their own resiliencies while developing and improving resiliency traits within themselves. This session will be taught by EAP.

 
Open House: Hands-on VR Showcase

Instructor: Julio Appling, Justin Counts
Room: Council Chambers
Date: January 9
Time: 10:00 am - 11:50 am

Educational Technology will have the Oculus Rift virtual reality system as well as a few portable VR systems (Oculus Go, Samsung Gear, & Google Daydream) set up for hands-on demo. Feel free to drop on by and take them for a spin! If you’re not quite ready to take the dive into virtual reality, you can also watch the action safely from the analog world. This is an opportunity to check out some of the current VR software and hardware and chat with EdTech staff about how this (or other tech) can be used in the classroom as well as in research.

 
Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Instructor: Liz Young
Room: Thayer
Date: January 9 & 10
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As technology on campus gets more and more complex, so do technology related projects. Staff are frequently asked to apply proper Project Management methodology to these projects, yet those techniques can feel like a bunch of pointless hoops to jump through when you’d rather just focus on getting things done. In reality, learning Project Management skills and applying them to your initiatives, both low-impact and campus-wide, can save you time, resources, and relationships.
In this two-part workshop, you will learn how to cut through the jargon and seemingly stringent processes to develop your own understanding of Project Management techniques so you can get things done AND benefit from strong planning, communication, risk assessment and documentation. Session participants will explore all aspects of project management from idea to completion and will gain the following skills and resources:
  1. Defining what a project is 
  2. Understanding the unique issues of technology projects and some strategies to overcome them
  3. Techniques for “managing” people over whom you have no authority
  4. Tools to help with the planning process
  5. Templates for getting started with documentation
The workshop will be organized into activities, brief content presentations, group brainstorming, and interactive demonstrations. There will be LEGO building.
 

Employee Opportunities with College Outdoors

Instructor: College Outdoors staff
Room: Sequoia (Graduate Campus)
Date: January 9
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Join 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!
 

Recycling and Composting

Instructor: Lindsey Maser
Room: Council Chambers
Date: January 9
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 pm

 

 

Student Supervisor Training
Instructor: Kris Codron
Room: Thayer
Date: January 9
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 pm

 

 

Basics of Residential Solar

Instructor: TBD
Room:
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What’s Free in Your Benefits Package

Instructor: Helen DeVol
Room: Council Chambers
Date: January 10
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am

 
Walking Meditation with the Labyrinth

Instructor: Mark Duntley, Hilary Himan
Room: Gregg Pavilion
Date: January 10
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Labyrinth walking is a timeless spiritual practice of meditation.  Labyrinths can be found in a variety of settings, including colleges and universities.  This session provides an introduction and opportunity to experience the benefits of labyrinth walking, including how you can use labyrinth walks as a tool for meditation, relaxation and mindfulness. 

Student Support Services
Instructor: Kayleigh McCauley
Room: TBD
Date: January 10
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 pm

 

Finance Fundamentals

Instructor: Katherine Shallenberger
Room: Council
Date: January 10
Time: 3:00 - 3:50 pm

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.