Lehigh University
Lehigh Universiy

You are here

Staff Development Day - May 23rd, 2018

Staff Development Day May 2019

Details to be announced in the Fall

 

Staff Development Day - May 23rd, 2018

LOCATION:  Williams Hall
Check in starts at 9:30am at The Roemmele Global Commons Area

Please stop by the Registation table before going to your first session to let us know you are there and to pick up your Free Lunch Voucher. 

Enjoy your choice of one:  1865 House of Pi or the Fud Truk  
Located along the walkway outside Williams Hall  -  Open 11:30am-1:30pm  -  Valid May 23rd, 2018 only.

 

No need to register for individual sessions; however, if you do plan on attending, send us a heads-up at inerc@lehigh.edu.

Objective:  To offer Staff opportunities to enhance their skills, invest in personal as well as professional growth, re-establish relationships with co-workers, and, ignite new interest in projects and goals looking forward.  Staff Development Day will provide the potential for better performance and satisfaction on the job.

Join ERAC and your fellow colleagues for a variety of activites that engage staff in an active and creative intellectual setting.  Concurrent sessions will be offered every hour to provide flexibility in attendance during the 10:00am to 2:00pm time frame.

          PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS: 
16 sessions to choose from / 4 concurrent sessions each hour

Session I - 10:00am to 10:45am
Room 070:  Joe Bosche, Integrated Behavioral Health
Session Topic:  Understanding the EAP - This presentation will cover the EAP/WorkLife benefits accompanied with a website demonstration.

Room 080:  Colin Foley, Manager - Identity and Access Management
Session Topic:  Information Security - Hear about the steps Lehigh University is taking to provide a more secure computing environment as well as learn practical tips to protect your own personal information.  Topics will include data breaches, phishing, password management, and identity theft.

Room 341:  Mary Frances Schurtz Leon, Candidate and Residence Life Manager - International Affairs, Iacocca Institute
Session Topic:  Leadership is for the Birds - Identifying and leveraging different communication styles to build more effective collaborative teams.

Room 351:  Elena Reiss, Language Specialist - International Center for Academic & Professional English
Session Topic:  "Not Lost in Translation:  A Guide to Intercultural Interactions" - This workshop will invite participants to discover reasons behind intercultural miscommunications and discuss best practices for helping international students overcome communication challenges while encouraging successful interactions.  The participants will analyze strategies for approaching awkward situations and promoting culturally appropriate interactions.  We will explore verbal strategies that can be suggested to international students in order to encourage positive intercultural representation.

Session 2 - 11:00am to 11:45am
Room 070:  David Horowski, Integrated Behavioral Health
Session Topic:  Rethinking Stress:  Transforming the Stress of Daily Hassles, Adversity and Job Burnout into Health and High Performance.

Room 080:  Ilena Key, Assistant Director - COE Support Team and Instructional Technology Consulting and Peggy Kane, Manager DE Web Services and Instructional Technology Consultant
Session Topic:  Video Conferences for Collaboration:  Zoom - The LTS Instructional Technology Team will introduce tools for video conferencing both within campus as well as external participants.

Room 341:  Frank Roth, General Counsel, Heather Hosfeld, Deputy General Counsel, and Marta Sanon, Assistant General Counsel - Office of the General Counsel
Session Topic:  Three Important Legal Issues for Staff

Room 351:  Gina Sierzega, Senior Research Program Development Officer - College of Education
Session Topic:  Grant Writing - What is a grant?  How can Staff use it?  Where to look?  Resources?

Session 3 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Room 070:  Joe Bosche, Integrated Behavioral Health
Session Topic:  Understanding the EAP - This presentation will cover the EAP/WorkLife benefits accompanied with a website demonstration.

Room 080:  Judd Hark, Manager - Learning Space Technology and Design, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and  Bill Betterman, Manager - CAS Support Team, Senior Computing Consultant
Session Topic:  Online Surveys with Qualtrics - Come learn how to design survey questions as well as collect and analyze survey responses using Qualtrics, a powerful online survey software platform to which all University faculty, staff, and students have access.

Room 341:  Lori Claudio, Compensation and Talent Acquisition Manager - Human Resources
Session Topic:  Salary Administration - This presentation will help you navigate the University's salary system, salary questions, staff compensation program as well as changing job responsibilities.

Room 351:  Patricia Florkowski, Human Resource Associate: Benefits and  Betty Konczyk, Senior Human Resource Assistant - Human Resources
Session Topic:  Tuition benefits for those seeking degrees here at Lehigh, as well as, LVAIC tuition exchange educational benefits through LVAIC institutions.

Session 4 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Room 070:  David Horowski, Integrated Behavioral Health
Session Topic:  Rethinking Stress:  Transforming the Stress of Daily Hassles, Adversity and Job Burnout into Health and High Performance.

Room 080:  Stacey Kimmel-Smith, Assistant Director - General Topics/Help Desk
Session Topic:  Google Mail and Calendar Tips - LTS staff will provide an overview of the productivity features built-in to Google Mail and Google Calendar.  Participants are encouraged to come with specific questoins to encourage group discussion.

Room 341:  Karen Kuczynski, Director of Career & Professional Development
Session Topic:  Identifying Personal Brand - To develop a personal brand you need to evaluate your unique skills, strengths and talents as well as determine who you want to serve, and recognize your uique niche.  This session will help you:  1) Identify your unique personal values; 2) Develop a personal goal and who you want to serve; and 3) How to position your brand in your target market.

Room 351:  Andrea Skimbo, Associate Director and Liaison to College of Arts and Sciences - Career and Professional Development
Session Topic:  Interviewing/Story Telling - This session will incorporate the use of the STAR method into interview responses to tell stories.

 

Resource tables and vendors will be located in the Global Commons area throughout the day:

Center for Gender Equity
Community Service Office (CSO)
Council for Equity and Community (CEC)
Faculty and Staff of Color Network (FSCN)
Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH)
Lehigh University Emergency Medical Services (LUEMS)
Lehigh University Police Department (LUPD)
Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
Office of Sustainability
Pride Center
PSECU
Real Estate Services
Title IX
Wells Fargo
** Contact ERAC at inerc@lehigh.edu if your Office or Group would like to host a table.

 

FREE GIVEAWAYS!!

 

Re-connect with co-workers you haven't seen for awhile, or better yet, network with a co-worker you haven't met yet.