Loggers Keep Learning: At Work

Spotlight on Courage  Jan. 8–12, 2018

Puget Sound's annual Professional Development and Enrichment Conference is an opportunity for staff members to strengthen skills for the workplace and beyond. Each year, the conference focuses on one of the core values of Puget Sound; the 2018 conference will highlight courage. As a community, we practice civil discourse and deliberation and have the courage to address difficult questions with innovative thinking. Special guests, along with a range of skill-building workshops and discussions, will reinforce this theme.

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, we will learn about diversity and inclusion through the lens of social science, as presented by Michael Baran, Ph.D. This event includes an online interactive program, "(Don't) Guess My Race," which participants are encouraged to complete in advance of the session.

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Featured Speakers 

The special guests for this year's Loggers Keep Learning: At Work conference bring experience in building and strengthening diverse communities. These speakers will share their unique perspectives on a variety of topics that relate to courage.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FEATURED SPEAKERS 


Regina Glenn '70, M.B.A.'71

Founder of Pacific Communications Consultants Inc.

"The Courage to Speak Up"
Monday, Jan. 8

 


Michael Baran, Ph.D.

Cultural Anthropologist, President of Interactive Diversity Solutions

"(Don't) Guess My Race"
Tuesday, Jan. 9


 

Sarah Moore, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair,
Department of Psychology

"Generational Difference in Workplace Expectations"
Wednesday, Jan. 10


 

Susan Weiss

Director, New Middle of Market Airplane, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

"Generational Difference in Workplace Expectations"
Wednesday, Jan. 10


 

Julian Schrenzel

Founder and Chief Spontaneity Officer of Improv-Alive

"Dealing With Change Using 'Yes... AND!' Principle"
Thursday, Jan. 11

 

Conference Schedule

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This year's conference provides a variety of workshop offerings. Workshops have been organized into three tracks: Development, Enrichment, and Supervisory. Workshops are 60–90 minutes, unless noted otherwise.

Browse daily schedules below and click any course title to open a course description in a new window.

Space is limited, so please register by Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

DEVELOPMENT workshops are focused on skills necessary to fulfill the mission of the university and consistent with the normal requirements of the job.

ENRICHMENT
workshops are focused on personal interest and go beyond the professional pursuits or normal requirements of the job.

SUPERVISORY workshops introduce, develop, and strengthen skills for supervisors and those aspiring to supervise. These workshops are open to all staff members, unless otherwise stated.

Some sessions will be recorded. Look for the video icon next to course descriptions.
   Some sessions will use interactive live polling. Please bring your mobile device if you would like to participate.

 

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

FEATURED SPEAKER

9 a.m., The Courage to Speak Up
Regina Glenn '70, M.B.A.'71, founder of Pacific Communications Consultants Inc.

DEVELOPMENT


11 a.m.

Multi-Faith Inclusion in the Life of the College

Crucial Conversations
Servant Leadership: How to Think About Leadership in a New Way

1 p.m.

Feminism is for Everyone

Introduction to Trans* and Non-Binary Inclusion

ENRICHMENT


11 a.m.

Functional Medicine: A Proactive, Comprehensive, Natural Way to Approach Health

Zumba

Titanic: The Greatest Shipwreck of All Time

Ready, Set, Make: The Courage to Create (Session 1)

1 p.m.

The Healing Power of Laughter Yoga
Reading Your Dog's Mind
The Power of Habit: A New Approach to Self-Care

Exquisite Earrings for Every Day

SUPERVISORY

 
11 a.m.

Leadership Skills for Holding Challenging Conversations (3 hours)

1 p.m.

Diversity and Leadership in the Workplace: Cultivating Literacy and Competence (supervisors only)

The Change Journey: How to Help Your Staff Successively Embrace Change



Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

FEATURED SPEAKER

8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Don't) Guess My Race
Michael Baran, Ph.D., cultural anthropologist

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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

FEATURED SPEAKERS

9 a.m., Generational Difference in Workplace Expectations
Sarah Moore, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Psychology
Susan Weiss, senior manager for Boeing's Advanced Production Systems

DEVELOPMENT

 

11 a.m.

Campus and Personal Support for Undocumented and DACA Campus Members

Cyber Security 101

1 p.m.

 

Crucial Conversations

Title IX at Puget Sound

ENRICHMENT


11 a.m.

iRest Meditation

Beginner's Rock Climbing (3 hours)

Home Ownership and the Courage to Purchase, Sell, and Invest (3 hours)
Ready, Set, Make: The Courage to Create (Session 2)

 

1 p.m.

Personal Safety and Surveying a Violent Incident
Half Marathon Training for Mere Mortals

Building a Better Smoothie

SUPERVISORY

 

11 a.m.

How to Educate Others About Microaggressions

Introducing Compass Puget Sound: A Program of Reflective Conversations for Student Employment

 

1 p.m.

Courageous Conversations: Race Matters

Budget and P-Card Advanced Topics



Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

FEATURED SPEAKER

9 a.m., Dealing With Change Using 'Yes... AND!' Principle
Julian Schrenzel, founder and chief spontaneity officer of Improv-Alive

DEVELOPMENT


11 a.m.

The Change Journey: Your Path to Successively Embracing Change

We Do Not Live Single-Issue Lives: Demystifying Intersectionality and Identity

Courageous Conversations: Race Matters

• The Culture of Learning Community

 

1 p.m.

Gender and the Self: Engaging Trans*, Non-Binary, and Cis* Identities

Introduction to Windows 10

Intermediate Excel

Medicare Basics: What You Need to Know Before You Enroll

ENRICHMENT


11 a.m.

 

Personal Bicycle Maintenance

Benefits 101

 

1 p.m.

Mind-Body Orientation to the Fitness Center

Vinyasa Yoga

Did You Know...? Exploring Puget Sound's Past

Ready, Set, Make: The Courage to Create (Session 3)

SUPERVISORY


11 a.m.

The Courage to Listen: Conflict Resolution Strategies Built Upon Listening Skills (3 hours)



Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

9 a.m.

Title IX at Puget Sound


11 a.m.

• Green Dot Bystander Workshop (3.5 hours)

• Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Prevention and Education
Campus Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment at Puget Sound

1 p.m.

The Language We Use in Response to Sexual Assault
Title IX at Puget Sound (for supervisors)

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Special Thanks to...

Department of Human Resources | Office of Diversity and Inclusion | The PDEC Planning Committee

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

SKY Yoga


 Uncharted Soul Zen

Workplace Resolutions LLC

 


  Brightside Business and
Career Coaching
Wilcox Farms Functional Medicine  JBJ Insurance Group