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2020 Professional Development Institute

Frankenstein - Frighteningly Relevant

Frankenstein - Frighteningly Relevant
Presenter: Jay Englebrecht, Communications Department

Though published 200 years ago, Frankenstein is still shocking, still relevant, and still scary.  Mary Shelley was only 19 years old when, on a dare, she created the lasting tale of an ambitious scientist and his Creation.  Shelley's novel explores questions that haunt us today: what is the obligation of a parent to a child?  What is the human cost of unbridled scientific progress?  We shall look at how Frankenstein combines science fiction with Gothic horror and explore how the book intersects with popular culture and current technology.

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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done Workshop

Presenter: Dr. Charlene Banta, Health Information Technology Department 

Getting Things Done® (GTD) is a personal productivity methodology that redefines how you approach your life and work. In this session participants will be introduced to the following GTD concepts:

  1. Capture - Collect everything that owns a piece of you.
  2. Clarify - Get your 'in' to zero.
  3. Organize - Park your stuff to make doing easier.
  4. Reflect & Engage - No regrets about your choices.
  5. Renew through Review - Review weekly and get perspective.

Participants will be provided with the GTD Toolkit, given opportunities to apply the concepts, and offered access to post-training support to assist them in continual application of the skills.

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Creating a Culture of Belonging

Creating a Culture of Belonging

Presenters: Ginger T. Bernal, Academic Advising Department

This professional development session will focus on practical ways to foster a culture of belonging with students, faculty, staff, and community, making SJR State stronger and more welcoming to all. The session facilitator actively uses these tools in her job, and she will share resources, strategies, and ideas in a collaborative learning environment! 

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“I Want to Work in Healthcare but I Don't Like Blood!” Learn More About HIT Career Pathways

“I Want to Work in Healthcare but I Don't Like Blood!” Learn More About HIT Career Pathways

Presenters: Damarie Nix and Dr. Charlene Banta, Health Information Technology Department 

As an instructor, have you ever heard a student say, “I want to work in healthcare but I don't like blood?” and not known how to respond? Then this is the workshop for you! Let's talk about the blood-free Allied Health degree and certificate programs such as Health Information Technology, Health Services Management, and Medical Office Management. This presentation will focus on highlighting the opportunities for students who wish to work in health care but do not wish to work in a clinical capacity.

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Five Reasons Accounting is Awesome

Five Reasons Accounting is Awesome

Presenter: Jim Moroney, Business Education Department 

Accounting is the language of business and is critical to the understanding of how organizations work. Yet, many avoid studying accounting, and even most business majors fail to devote sufficient learning effort towards their courses in accounting and finance. This can result in many professionals developing a “financial blindside,” leading to serious errors in decision making. This session will benefit all non-financial professionals and educators by enriching their understanding of the importance of accounting and may even save their lives!

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Voices of Women: An Introduction to the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative

Voices of Women: An Introduction to the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative

Presenters: Lindsay Hall, Dual Enrollment Department, and Ann Spinler, Library Department

Introducing the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative at SJR State College! This initiative has been made possible through the partnership of SJR State’s Libraries and the Women’s Network. In this session, attendees will learn more about the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative as well as events that will be held throughout the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some “Equali-TEA” and connect with members of the SJR State family and beyond. 

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Shared Vision- Vikings Against Violence

Shared Vision- Vikings Against Violence

Presenters: Jeff Gatlin, Kenlie Kubart, and Lindsay Thompson, Betty Griffin Center Room

Green Dot is a bystander intervention strategy that plays a key role to permanently reduce rates of violence and mobilize and empower all faculty, staff, and administrators at SJR State. Learn how we can engage and interrupt situations that are imminently or potentially high-risk for violence, increase self-efficacy and provide skill building. According to the CDC, this strategy has a greater than 50% reduction in frequency of sexual violence perpetration and has been implemented at Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, and the University of Kentucky. Join this national movement today by coming to a brief overview and seeing what your role is in within your sphere of influence!

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Women and Education in 2020: A Look Back and a Leap Forward

Women and Education in 2020: A Look Back and a Leap Forward

Presenter: Alexandra Asbille, Communications Department 

The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of women’s right to vote. The passage of the nineteenth amendment is arguably one of the most important milestones in women’s history, but even before women fought to cast a ballot, women had to fight for the right to an education. This session will explore women and education. A brief look at the past and the philosophical and ideological barriers that had to be overcome for women to gain access to education will help to set the stage for a look at the powerful trailblazers who lead the charge to allow women access to education at all levels. A discussion of the present state of education will help to shine a light on both the successes and remaining challenges for women and girls today.

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SJR State Women’s Network Book Club Discussion

SJR State Women’s Network Book Club Discussion

Presenter: SJR State Women’s Network Book Club Members 

Members of the SJR State Women’s Network Virtual Book Club are currently reading Margaret Heffernan’s book Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes and/or watching corresponding Ted Talk videos.   This session of  the Women’s Network Virtual Book Club will be an optional face-to-face discussion of the introduction and Chapter 1 of Heffernan’s book and/or Heffernan’s Dare to Disagree Ted Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree

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SJR State Women’s Network

SJR State Women’s Network 

All interested SJR State women are invited for a brief informational, organizational planning meeting.

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