Professional and Scientific Council Seminar Series
The Professional and Scientific Council hosts presentations, seminars, and workshops on topics of relevance to P&S employees through our Council Seminar Series. The Seminar Series Events are lead by our Professional Development Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and announcements for upcoming events are made via the Council Newsletter. All P&S employees and guests are welcome to attend. Please join us and bring questions for the speaker(s)!
Please note: Most seminar sessions are recorded and are made available on this page approximately 1 week after the live presentation. In addition, the recorded sessions are available via http://learn.iastate.edu approximately 1 week after the live presentation.
2017-2018 Seminar Schedule - Second Tuesday of the Month
Thriving well at work: mindfulness techniques to empower individuals to navigate stressful work situations - Nora Hudson, Assistant Director of Fitness, Rec Services
This workshop will offer the opportunity to learn and experience various mind/body techniques such as simple yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness exercises with the intention of helping you develop a self-care toolbox to incorporate into your daily life routine. Presenter, Nora Hudson, Assistant Director of Fitness at Recreation Services, has 25 years of experience in fitness and wellness teaching and program development with a focus on mind/body and yoga techniques.
Please come dressed in comfortable clothes, which allow movement in various directions. Also, know that activity level is mild and participation is optional being respectful of various individual comfort level with different experiences. Note: This session will not be livestreamed or recorded.
|July 11||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
Personal Leadership: Life Skills for Everyday Self-Care - Stephanie Downs, ISU WellBeing Coordinator, University Human Resources
In this workshop, Stephanie Downs the ISU WellBeing Coordinator, will introduce the new Adventure2 online platform for well-being that is launching on Wednesday, September 6. In this session, we will explore our new online platform and demo some of the tools, resources, and fun programming that support all aspects of your well-being. Bring your own device, login, and explore with us!
We will also discuss self-care as a component of personal leadership and bringing your best self to work and life every day. ISU WellBeing is excited to provide this session in which we will explore this fun, interactive, and engaging tool designed to connect ISU employees across the university and to create the conditions in which well-being can thrive.
The recorded session can be found in Learn@ISU.
|Sept. 12||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
Open Forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review - University Human Resources Classification and Compensation
University Human Resources Classification and Compensation is partnering with the Professional and Scientific Council on this open forum on the P&S Classification and Compensation Review. This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the review and process.
This session will be livestreamed and can be viewed online using guest access. Please visit www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect in advance to make sure that you have downloaded all of the necessary plug-ins.
Individuals or groups who participate via livestream can submit their questions in the Adobe Connect chat window. All questions submitted via the live stream will be asked live as part of the forum.
The recorded session will be posted in Learn@ISU approximately 1 week after the live session.
|Oct. 10||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
|Nov. 14||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
|Dec. 12||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
Green Dot Overview for ISU Employees
Green Dot has launched at Iowa State University! What does this mean and how does it affect you? Green Dot is a comprehensive violence prevention program that decreases incidents of violence by capitalizing on the power of peer and cultural influence. During this session Green Dot Facilitators will review the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role campus employees play in establishing and reinforcing the University Culture within which students exist. Participants will be provided with a new framework for bystander intervention, and ways that you can help to facilitate the process of behavioral change.
|Jan. 9||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
|March 13||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
|April 17||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|
|May 8||2:00–3:00 pm||Memorial Union Pioneer Room|