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2018 - 2019 Schedule

TopicDate and TimeLocationStudent Life Goal Area Supported
Best Practices for Managing Departmental Social Media Accounts ( webinar)
"This webinar will offer best practices for managing social media accounts while providing participants with tangible skills they can bring back to their institutions and implement immediately."
October 26, 2018; 12 - 1 p.m.Kirby Plaza 245 Conference RoomThe Student Life Experience
How to Infuse Social Justice & Equity into Your Work (NASPA webinar)
"This session will feature professionals from a variety of functional areas sharing the importance of infusing social justice and equity into higher education and student affairs, rather than solely relying on offices of multicultural affairs to engage in this work. The three presenters are: Kevin Lewis, Nicole Caridad Ralston, and Courtney Williams."
October 31, 2018; 12 - 1 p.m.Kirby Plaza 245 Conference RoomCultural Competence
Using Bulldog Mobile to Reach Students - with Corbin Smyth and Ellen Hatfield, Student Life
Thousands of students are downloading and using the new Bulldog Mobile app. Come find ways that your department can use the features of the app to better reach your student audience. You are encouraged to download the app prior to the session.
November 15, 2018; 12 - 1 p.m.Gooseberry Falls room (RDC 335)Learning
The Student Life Experience
Who Are Our Students? American Indian/Alaskan Native Students - with Rick Smith,  American Indian Learning Resource Center
"Identity" is the number one issue Rick Smith discusses with American Indian/Alaskan Native Students students. In this session, Rick hopes to create an awareness of the struggles they deal with when entering college and in being retained.
November 27, 2018; 12 - 1 p.m.Garden RoomCultural Competence
Cultural Brokering: Insights Into Counseling/Advising Diverse Student Populations - with Sherrill Yeaton, Career and Internship Services
This session will include insights from professional staff who intentionally serve underrepresented students through a panel presentation, and a summary of doctoral research on the same topic.
Panelists include: Emily Norenberg (Disability Resources), Anna Gilmore (International Student Services), Cassidy Vena (American Indian Learning Resource Center) and Cheng Thao (Office of Diversity & Inclusion)
December 12, 2018; 12 - 1 p.m.Garden RoomCultural Competence
Daring Greatly - with Lisa Erwin, Student Life
Concepts from Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
VC Erwin will lead a very interactive session on Brené Brown's book. No need to read the book in advance!
Dr. Brown's TED Talk    The power of vulnerability
Dr. Brown's TED Talk    Listening to shame

January 10, 2019; 12 - 1 p.m.

Gooseberry Falls room (RDC 335)


Tips and Tricks for Hiring and Retaining Student Employees - with Carolyn Anderson, Dining Services; Ellen Hatfield, Career and Internship Services; Gina Pudlick, Kirby Student Center. Corbin Smyth, Student Life, facilitator.
What are the challenges you and other managers face when it comes to supervising student employees? How do you prepare students for working in your area - what are the key components you have found to be successful for orientation and training? What do you wish you and your colleagues could do better in supervising your student employees? Come listen to our panel of experts answer these questions and more.
January 29, 2019; 12 - 1 p.mKSC 268Resources
The Student Life Experience
From A (alcohol) to ZZZZs - A data driven look at our student's health habits - with Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, Dori Decker, Lauretta Perry, Health Services
Anxiety, sleep, sexual health, alcohol and drug use - How well do you know our students' behaviors and health practices?  Put your perceptions to the test as Health Services staff share UMD student specific data related to these and other aspects of health from the 2018 Boynton College Student Health Survey.  Whether you have an interest in programming or are just curious, we invite you to join us as we share the latest findings and how we have put them to work in our department.
Link to Lauretta, Jean, and Dori's presentation slides (pdf)
February 14, 2019; 12 - 1 p.mGooseberry Falls room (RDC 335)Wellness
FMLA Information for Employees - with Kayleigh Karppinen, Human Resources
The Family Medical Leave Act is often confusing for employees, especially when they have to navigate it while coping with a medical issue for themselves or a family member.  Learn what your rights and responsibilities are, and how UMD administers this federal protection for employees.
February 28, 2019; 12 - 1 p.mGarden RoomResources
Concepts from Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal - with Katie Jackson, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Human organizations, like Universities, are peculiar.  Those of us who work within them can be hard-pressed to make sense of what's going on.  It's human nature to see only what we expect.  Reframing Organizations, by Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal, provides a helpful scaffolding that will allow you to gain new perspectives on your daily problems and opportunities. I'll share concepts from the book, real-world examples through videos and my own experiences, and a quiz to help you learn more about your own leadership orientation.  
March 14, 2019; 12 - 1 p.m.Garden RoomResources
Work Life Hacks: Simple, Smart, and Free - with Jonna Korpi, Sustainability
Learn how to make everyday work tasks simpler, easier, and nicer to look at without breaking a sweat (or your budget). From screenshots to appointment slots to the easiest graphics and email design tools, Jonna will lead an exploration of techniques and lessons learned through Google, Mailchimp, Canva, and more.
April 3, 2019; 12 - 1 p.m.Garden RoomResources
Resilience Training and Assessment: Cultivating Self-Compassion and Growth Mindset - with Dr. Marilee Bresciani, Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership at San Diego State University
In this two-part webinar workshop,  "Participants will leave with 1) a definition of self-compassion, compassion, growth mindset, and resilience, 2) an understanding of how all of those skill sets can be measured, and 3) ideas for how to cultivate those skill sets on their campuses."
Part I: Understanding Self-Compassion, Compassion, Growth Mindset, and Resilience Training & The Neuroscience Behind It
Part II: Implementation & Assessment Of Resilience Training
Part I, July 11, 2019; 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Part II, July 18, 2019; 2- 3:30 p.m.
Garden Room
(both sessions)