Monday, Jan. 7

Conference Workshop Descriptions

All workshops are 60–90 minutes, unless noted otherwise. Check back soon for locations.



9 a.m.

Discover Your Dependable Strengths

Rebecca Pettitt, Elizabeth Wormsbecker, Jake Nelko
Wyatt Hall, Room 101

Dependable Strengths is a process intended to help you identify excellence within yourself! Through reflective activities, you will find patterns of strengths that you have demonstrated throughout your life. This is a proactive approach to help you actualize strengths in your current and future roles. In this presentation, we will cover some barriers to knowing your strengths, revisit good experiences, and practice articulating strengths.


The Change Journey: Your Path to Successfully Embracing Change

Jamie Daniel, Tasha Helton
Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

This workshop will help participants understand the fundamentals of change by identifying the importance and benefits of change. Participants will become more familiar with components of the change journey, including the ability to identify obstacles to change, misconceptions about change, and strategies for guiding change. The workshop will also encourage creativity and commitment to change.


The Science of Effective Leadership: Part I (2 hours)

Uchenna Baker
Wyatt Hall, Room 109

For one to be fully prepared for change and to change the world around them, one must first commit to changing themselves. This hands-on, transformative workshop invites participants to fundamentally transform the way they approach leadership and thus better position themselves to embrace and effect change. This three-part workshop is offered in the following sequence:  

  • Part I: The Four Foundations of Effective Leadership: Integrity, authenticity, agency, and a commitment to something greater than one’s self are explored as foundations for effective leadership.
  • Part II: Examining the Constraints that Limit Leadership Effectiveness: Participants interrogate their unexamined assumptions about themselves, others, and the world in order to remove barriers to effective leadership.
  • Part III: Creating a Created Future: Building on Parts I and II of the workshop, participants are invited to create a future that cannot happen without their leadership and one that disrupts a predictable future.

Ready, Set, Make: Marbled Paper

Jane Carlin, Jada Pelger '96Hilary Robbeloth
Makerspace, Collins Memorial Library

Marbling is the art of printing multi-colored swirled or stone-like patterns on paper. Join us in the Makerspace where you will learn a quick, easy and fun technique to create beautiful designs on paper that you can easily do at home.


11 A.m.

Alternative Data Analysis in Decision Making

Jeremy Cucco
Wyatt Hall, Room 307

Interested in buying a new car? A new appliance? How about a new phone? Maybe a new thingamajig for the university? This workshop is for you. We'll explore a tried and true method for making data-based decisions for everyday or even once-in-a-lifetime purchases.


Title IX

Tiffany Davis
Wyatt Hall, Room 101

This course is intended to provide faculty and staff members with information regarding Title IX and its practical application on campus. You will leave the workshop with an understanding of Title IX, our campus policy prohibiting sexual misconduct, and how to report a Title IX violation.


Rock Climbing

Justin Canny '90
Climbing Wall, Memorial Fieldhouse

Rock climbing is far from a practical work skill, but it's a great way to spend your lunch breaks if long walks aren't tailoring to your thrill-seeking nature. In this course we'll go over safety rules, spotting techniques, auto-belay use, basic climbing techniques, and much more. Join us for a great time in a non-competitive environment!

NOTE: A liability waiver form will need to be signed for any classes held in the Athletics and Aquatics Center. Please bring your Puget Sound ID card to enter the Athletics and Aquatics Center.


How to Create an Event and Request Space in 25Live Scheduling Software

Tanya Goodall
McIntyre Hall, Room 324

The university is implementing a web-based scheduling program, called 25Live, created specifically for colleges' and universities' reservation needs. This will be used campus-wide to request space for academic and non-academic purposes across campus including classes, exams, meetings, and conferences.


1 P.M.

How We Talk About Sexual Assault

Marta Cady
Wyatt Hall, Room 308

The language we use to convey what occurred in a sexual assault case, whether that be in a formal document as part of a case or in talking with a friend you are supporting, is so important for Puget Sound community members to learn. Language can characterize that event, so learning about how to characterize it in a way that is impartial and non-victim blaming is crucial. Language is key to shifting the paradigm of rape culture that is, unfortunately, part of our everyday world.

The Science of Effective Leadership: Part II (2 hours)

Uchenna Baker
Wyatt Hall, Room 109

For one to be fully prepared for change and to change the world around them, one must first commit to changing themselves. This hands-on, transformative workshop invites participants to fundamentally transform the way they approach leadership and thus better position themselves to embrace and effect change. This three-part workshop is offered in the following sequence:  

Part I: The Four Foundations of Effective Leadership: Integrity, authenticity, agency, and a commitment to something greater than one’s self are explored as foundations for effective leadership.
Part II: Examining the Constraints that Limit Leadership Effectiveness: Participants interrogate their unexamined assumptions about themselves, others, and the world in order to remove barriers to effective leadership.
Part III: Creating a Created Future: Building on Parts I and II of the workshop, participants are invited to create a future that cannot happen without their leadership and one that disrupts a predictable future.


Getting Googley at Puget Sound

Kaity Peake
McIntyre Hall, Room 324

Whether you’re brand new to Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, or any other tool under the “G Suite” umbrella, or you've used them before, come hear about how G Suite could be used to support your work on campus. This will be an introductory workshop to all things G Suite and Google, including a brief overview of tools and resources offered through G Suite and options for moving forward.

Ready, Set, Make: Marbled Paper

Jane Carlin, Jada Pelger '96Hilary Robbeloth
Makerspace, Collins Memorial Library

Marbling is the art of printing multi-colored swirled or stone-like patterns on paper. Join us in the Makerspace where you will learn a quick, easy and fun technique to create beautiful designs on paper that you can easily do at home. 

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