Dr. Jim Hudziak tosses a brain football in classroom

Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:30am - 11:00am

Dr. Jim Hudziak

Jim Hudziak, MD is the Creator and Director of the UVM Wellness Environment (WE). He is also the creator of WEmentors, one of the four pillars of wellness at the UVM Wellness Environment. Backed by top research from around the globe, the Wellness Environment focuses on four main pillars of wellness: fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and mentorship. Students are given resources to practice and grow in each of these four pillars. The UVM Wellness Environment has received national acclaim.


In addition, in his role as Chief of Child Psychiatry and Director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families at UVM College of Medicine and Medical Center, Jim has also created a new way to help children and families, The Vermont Family Based Approach [video link] a novel health promotion program based on the same pillars of wellness emphasized in WE. The approaches of WE have been applied with great success even in the face of great adversity.


TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

EDUCATE

8:30am - 11:00am

Keynote Presentation

The Science of Wellness from WE to Us

Presented by Dr. Jim Hudziak

The UVM Wellness Environment (WE) is a neuroscience-inspired, behavior change program developed to incentivize college students to build healthy brains and healthy bodies. Learn how the pillars of the Wellness Environment can be adapted for staff success. There is much that WE, and the research that inspired it, can teach us as staff about leading healthy lives, caring for ourselves, reaching goals and being productive and balanced individuals.

Refreshments at 8:30am will include organic oatmeal, gluten free granola, yogurt, fruit salad and baked items, including gluten free baked items, as well as coffee, tea and juice. The presentation will begin at 9:00am.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU200

 

DEVELOP

11:00am - 12:00pm

Exercise Motivation: Finding the Elusive Carrot

Presented by Heather Main (Main Wellness Works)

We all know exercise has many benefits, and that we should be exercising, but the reality is that it’s difficult to find the motivation to lace up the shoes and get going when there are so many demands on our time and energy. This interactive and empathetic program is for anyone who struggles occasionally with the motivation. The program will be loaded with keys to success that will help you get to your health / fitness goals; and help you get on track and stay on track. We’ll overview research-based best practices with the five areas of fitness, motivation and adherence. We’ll discuss realistic strategies to make exercise a regular and effective part of life.  I promise, no one will be told to “get up an hour earlier and go for a refreshing jog!”

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU204

 

DEVELOP

11:00am - 12:00pm

Smart Nutrition for Busy Professionals

Presented by Sierra Guay, MS, RD (Whole Health Nutrition)

Learn simple tools to enhance your and your families health through culinary adventure. This workshop will help you prioritize the best foods for your health and give you the tools to easily get these foods on your plate. This is a learn by tasting workshop so come prepared to try some amazing new foods.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU205

 

DEVELOP

11:00am - 12:00pm

Intro to Yoga

Presented by Bill O'Connor (Hot Yoga Burlington VT)

Bill O’Connor is a RYT-500 certified Prana Flow yoga instructor and owner of Hot Yoga Burlington Vermont. He brings knowledge, compassion and understanding to each unique class. One of the first benefits of yoga is increased spinal health. In this class participants will explore simple back bends, forward bends and twists to restore flexibility and mobility. This class is for all abilities especially first time yogis. No experience necessary, also no special yoga wear or mats required. Experience the mobility, agility, clarity and contentment yoga can bring.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU206

 

DEVELOP

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Decisions, Decisions: How To Make The Right One When Right Isn't Always Clear

Presented by Tessa Lucey

Every day, we all make decisions based on a variety of factors.  Sometimes, the decision is clear.  There is only one right answer and it's easy to make.  What happens, though, when there are two or more right answers?  Which one do you choose?  What happens when it seems like there isn’t a right answer?  And, what happens when the obvious right answer is also the hardest one to make?  This presentation will provide you with some tools that you can use to help navigate the decision-making process.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU039

 

DEVELOP

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Paying Attention Within

Presented by Myra Handy

This fun workshop provides experiential well-being and mindfulness practices. Participants will experience deep relaxation and self-reflection, leading to an intention to insert specific self-care activities into their work and personal lives.

Participants should bring a pillow or mat if they wish to sit or lie on the floor.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU118

 

DEVELOP

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Axiom: Single Year Budgeting and Salary Planning

Presented by Alberto Citarella, Carrie Hopkins, Elisabeth Baker and Kristin Bahn

This session provides an overview of how to utilize UVM's new Axiom Software for budgeting and salary planning. This software will replace the University's existing EPM system and those individuals who have traditionally been part of the EPM budgeting process are encouraged to attend.  Participants will learn how to input budgets and will be introduced to the reports, user interfaces and functionality available in the system.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU125

 

EDUCATE

1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Lens and Triggers of One's Cultural Orientation

Presented by Oleh Kaarmik

To operate in a culturally diverse environment, one needs to be able to recognize one’s own cultural lenses and to appreciate a variety of cultural perspectives we encounter in our work and when visiting foreign countries for relaxation. In other words, to maximize personal and organizational opportunities that cross-cultural encounters bring, we need to mindfully foster our cultural agility.

This 2-hour workshop is designed to actively engage you with hands-on exercises in order to reach these learning objectives:

- Build awareness of our own cultural lens
- Learn to operate with C.A.R.E.
- Increase awareness about culturally unfamiliar environments in which we operate
- Identify three tangible things you can do to improve the quality of your cross-cultural communication

This is an introductory, awareness-building session. For those who attended the edu@uvm 2016 workshop, Cross Cultural Communication: Turning the Iceberg Upside Down, this workshop may be a review of familiar material.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU065

 

EDUCATE

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Political Correctness: Context, Meaning & Responses

Presented by Sherwood Smith

What is politically correct? Who gets to say what is politically correct and why do they get that authority? This interactive session is designed to provide a historical background and suggest productive ways to engage the sometimes sensitive topic of "political correctness."

Come to the session with ideas and questions. Bring an example to be shared and be ready for an open, interesting and complex discussion.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU189

 

UNDERSTAND

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Diplomatic Dollars: Paying International Guest Lecturers

Presented by Kathy Snell

Overwhelmed by the prospect of hosting an international guest lecturer due to the documentary requirements for paying such individuals? Does your guest lecturer want to pursue an exemption from tax withholding of federal income tax under a US income tax treaty?

This session will walk through several payment scenarios so you will feel confident supporting your academic area when an invitation is extended to guest lecture at UVM. Participants will review the relevant considerations, including the opportunity to concurrently apply for a US individual taxpayer identification number. This session will cover which documents to collect and which forms are to be completed by your foreign national visitor.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU162

 

DEVELOP

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Strategic Planning in an IBB World

Presented by Kristin Winer

How do we make the most qualitatively and quantitatively viable decisions in an Incentive-Based Budgeting environment?

Commonly, we expect that for-profit companies must have an overabundance of cash and unlimited resources.  This is actually far from the truth.  Not only do for-profit companies have to break-even with the resources they have, they must also drive a profit margin of anywhere from 10% to 30% or more for the benefit of stakeholders (commonly stockholders).  Drawing from how for-profit companies make decisions regarding the best use of resources to drive value, this session will supply you with a planning path and cash-flow tool for evaluating the qualitative and quantitative aspects of a project proposal.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU202

 

DEVELOP

2:30pm - 4:00pm

JobX - The New Student Employment Jobs Board Software

Presented by Mary McClements

The Student Employment Office is happy to have new jobs board software. The new software, JobX, will offer many new streamlined features and ease of use. This workshop will review JobX's usability and guide student supervisors through the process of posting jobs and hiring students.

Before summer hiring begins, learn how to navigate the new and improved software!

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU022

 

DEVELOP

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Keeping Your Cool: Managing the Stress in Your Life

Presented by Henrietta Paz-Amor

This session will explore how to manage stress and minimize the impact it has on our lives.

Stress is all around us, but what is stress?

“Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength." (Quote from Mountain State Centers for Independent Living)

Because stress comes from everywhere, we can’t get away from it. The best recommendation: Plan for it.

In this workshop participants will learn the difference between positive stress and negative stress, explore different causes of stress, how stress affects us, and ways to become more resilient to the stress in our lives. There will be engaging activities, light stretching and sharing of resources to help us manage our work lives. The goal is to help you build a stress toolbox and plan for managing stress in your life.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU106

 

EDUCATE

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Supporting Student Survivors of Sexual Misconduct

Presented by Jeanne Kaczka-Valliere and Judy Rickstad

This workshop will help participants gain a better understanding of what to do if a student shares an incident involving gender-based violence, such as sexual misconduct, dating violence and/or stalking. Topics that will be addressed include obligations as a mandated reporter, the difference between confidentiality verses privacy, emotionally supporting a student and definitions of consent and sexual misconduct. Through the use of a presentation, vignettes and scenarios, participants will gain a solid understanding.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU031

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

EDUCATE

9:00am - 10:00am

Advising with A Cultural Lens: Best Practices when working with International Students

Presented by Kimberly Ead and Stephanie Loscalzo

This one-hour discussion will look at best practices around advising international students about culturally relevant major choice, how to facilitate meaningful experiences while abroad, and career options. Using current trends for working with international populations, program development, and professional networking, this presentation will invite the audience to critically think about new ideas to engage international students, how to advise students whose parents do not speak the native language of the institution, and student professional development activities that enrich their college experience and aid in their future job search. This workshop is based on learning gleaned from interviews with career professionals in China, Grossman School of Business Needs Assessment, and programing executed on UVM campus.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU199

 

DEVELOP

9:00am - 10:00am

Paying Attention Within

Presented by Myra Handy

This fun workshop provides experiential well-being and mindfulness practices. Participants will experience deep relaxation and self-reflection, leading to an intention to insert specific self-care activities into their work and personal lives.

Participants should bring a pillow or mat if they wish to sit or lie on the floor.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU118

 

UNDERSTAND

9:00am - 10:00am

Help Your Students Find Success

Presented by Kala Gillim and Sarah Heath

Did you know that people are 2.2 times more likely to be engaged in and satisfied with their work if they had a mentor in college who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams? You can make that difference to a UVM student! Learn more about helping UVM graduates thrive in life and work. We'll share research, best practices and easy tools, including the newly revamped 4 Year Plan for Career Success.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU032

 

DEVELOP

9:00am - 10:00am

Decisions, Decisions: How To Make The Right One When Right Isn't Always Clear

Presented by Tessa Lucey

Every day, we all make decisions based on a variety of factors.  Sometimes, the decision is clear.  There is only one right answer and it's easy to make.  What happens, though, when there are two or more right answers?  Which one do you choose?  What happens when it seems like there isn’t a right answer?  And, what happens when the obvious right answer is also the hardest one to make?  This presentation will provide you with some tools that you can use to help navigate the decision-making process.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU039

 

DEVELOP

9:00am - 10:00am

Introduction to Zentangle

Presented by Carolyn Siccama

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun and relaxing, intensifies focus and creativity, and provides  an increased sense of personal well-being as well as artistic satisfaction. Join Carolyn, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), and be introduced to the creative art of Zentangle and leave with a solid knowledge of the basic principles of the Zentangle method. Zentangle is for everyone -- you do not need to be an artist to create beautiful art. You will create an assortment of tangle patterns, using a simple step-by-step process, and finish one beautiful Zentangle tile of your own.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU035

 

DEVELOP

9:00am - 12:00pm

Next Level Excel: Power Query, M, PowerPivot and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

Presented by Nick Hartshorn

Take your Excel skills to the next level by learning about Power Query, the M language, PowerPivot, and the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) formula language. 

Working with Power Query, and the M formula language, you will learn how to unpivot datasets, combine multiple files into one dataset, and connect to different data sources. You will also see how PowerPivot can be used to create a model using multiple data sources by defining the relationships between your data tables, creating hierarchies, and calculated columns and measures using DAX.

We will explore DAX in some detail reviewing key concepts and functions to learn how to create powerful dynamic calculations that wouldn’t be possible in a regular Pivot Table. Specifically we will unpack the CALCULATE, ALL, and FILTER functions to understand how filter context works and can be overridden and manipulated. We will also look at a number of other functions with emphasis on custom calendars and time intelligence functions.

No prior experience with these tools is necessary for this course, although it is recommended that participants have a solid understanding of Excel including familiarity with Pivot Tables.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU193

 

EDUCATE

10:30am - 12:00pm

Spirituality & Religion on Campus

Presented by Laura Engelken

What’s the difference between “spirituality” and “religion”? Are students really interested in matters of faith? Why would a public university dedicate spaces and resources for supporting and discussing spirituality and religion? Engage in these questions and more during an interactive presentation offered by Rev. Laura C. Engelken, UVM Interfaith Coordinator.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU033

 

EDUCATE

10:30am - 12:00pm

Están Presents: Realities of Undocumented Students in U.S. Higher Education - An Interactive Dialogue

Presented by Sarah Childs, Rezwana Zafar and Eloisa Amador Lara

Unafraid and unapologetic is how our undocumented students should be able to communicate to us, yet this is not the reality for many. As institutions of higher learning, we need to move beyond conversations that question the presence of undocumented students on our campus to advocating, promoting and providing student services. An estimated 7,000 to 13,000 undocumented students are enrolled in colleges across the country (Educators for Fair Consideration, 2012). The geopolitical and social landscape influences the everyday lived experiences of this student population. Fear and concerns about physical safety are but two reasons why many students choose to keep their undocumented status a secret, never revealing their status or story to peers, school and college staff and even close friends. Their fears are rooted in a system that separates families, imprisons migrants without due process, and incites violence against those who are even perceived to be undocumented in this country. Navigating in the shadows is a reality for many of these students, yet doing so also comes with real consequences, negatively impacting students academically, socially and psychologically. As student affairs professionals and larger university communities, it is imperative that we prioritize success and overall wellbeing of undocumented students.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU034

 

UNDERSTAND

10:30am - 12:00pm

UVM Retirement Savings Plan

Presented by Holly Zanes

This interactive workshop is geared to encourage new employees and those newly-eligible to participate in the UVM 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan:  the fundamentals of this valuable benefit as part of your total compensation at UVM.  Not so new to UVM but not yet participating?  Please join us!  We'll discuss the basics of the plan's design, how to create and set up your account, and why your participation is so important to your long-term goals.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU152

 

DEVELOP

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Axiom Financial Reporting Tool

Presented by Alberto Citarella

This interactive presentation will walk users through the different reports and functionality that is available within the University's new financial reporting and budgeting tool.

This presentation is ideal for those who frequently go into Peoplesoft or rely on the ABSC for budget-to-actual financial reporting.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU126

 

UNDERSTAND

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Social Media and Digital Communications at UVM

Presented by Andrea Estey

Curious about how and why the University uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other online channels to connect with the world? This session will give you a glimpse behind the scenes at the strategies and digital tactics of UVM’s Creative Communications Department.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU104

 

DEVELOP

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Smart Nutrition for Busy Professionals

Presented by Sierra Guay, MS, RD (Whole Health Nutrition)

Learn simple tools to enhance your and your families health through culinary adventure. This workshop will help you prioritize the best foods for your health and give you the tools to easily get these foods on your plate. This is a learn by tasting workshop so come prepared to try some amazing new foods.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU205

 

UNDERSTAND

1:00pm - 2:30pm

CATalert: "Run, Hide, Fight" - What Does That Mean?

Presented by Sue Roberts

Join Police Services for this interactive workshop focused on things you can do to increase your chance of surviving the unthinkable....an active shooter on campus. This session includes a brief video designed to help you understand what to do in the event that you are involved in a campus incident. As part of the presentation, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers with your UVM Police Officers.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU098

 

EDUCATE

1:00pm - 2:30pm

It Doesn’t Just Get Better: A How-To for Creating Trans-Inclusive Spaces

Presented by Benjamin Kennedy

Over 65% of college students agree with the statement, "I am optimistic about my future." However, only 30% of transgender students agreed. Things don't just get better for these students; as professionals on a college campus, what are we doing to make UVM a better place for trans students? This interactive session is an introduction for folks looking to actively do the work to make our campus an inclusive, welcoming space for these students. The presentation is broken into three parts:

a) a brief overview of recent statistics and research supporting the importance of this work
b) specific tips and strategies for creating inclusive spaces and working with transgender students
c) a brief small group activity and discussion

Participants will leave with the knowledge of why this work is important and tangible tools in their toolbox for meeting the needs of these students. For those who don't work with students directly, these are transferable skills for inclusion that can be used anywhere in one’s life.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU198

 

DEVELOP

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Introduction to Zentangle

Presented by Carolyn Siccama

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun and relaxing, intensifies focus and creativity, and provides  an increased sense of personal well-being as well as artistic satisfaction. Join Carolyn, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), and be introduced to the creative art of Zentangle and leave with a solid knowledge of the basic principles of the Zentangle method. Zentangle is for everyone -- you do not need to be an artist to create beautiful art. You will create an assortment of tangle patterns, using a simple step-by-step process, and finish one beautiful Zentangle tile of your own.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU035

 

DEVELOP

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The New EMS

Presented by Heather Cochran and Lina Balcom

Do you plan events, meetings or order catering on campus? EMS has been upgraded and this is your opportunity to come gain hands-on training with the new EMS scheduling portal!

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU036

 

DEVELOP

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Body At Work: Ergonomics and Posture

Presented by Dr. Wendy Mehaffey (Epic Wellness)

Resolve your ergonomics problems by looking at the source: your body, your posture and your movement habits. The pain in your wrist could be coming from your elbow. That headache could be coming from your spine. How you sit and move while working affects your entire body. Learn to listen to what your body is telling you and give it the support and mobility it needs to be efficient and alert throughout the day. We'll teach you to become aware of strain before it causes injury.

Learn:

  • Gentle movement and stretches that prevent RSI and back pain
  • The myth of "perfect posture"
  • Animating the "Ergo-drone"
  • Dynamic seated body alignment
  • Easy ways to cultivate healthy posture

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU203

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

UNDERSTAND

9:00am - 10:00am

Gender Inclusive Restrooms at UVM - Panel Discussion

Presented by Courtney Cioffredi, Lindsey McCarron, Mike Richards and Becky Swem

Last summer, President Sullivan charged a taskforce to study issues related to the expansion of gender inclusive restrooms on the UVM campus. Members of the Gender Inclusive Restroom Taskforce (GIRT) identified key questions and worked to find answers that they will be sharing in this session. Work continues that will result in buildings across campus having changes to restroom assignment.

Come prepared to learn more, ask questions, and have a discussion around further implications.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU194

 

UNDERSTAND

9:00am - 10:00am

UVM Capital Projects Update

Presented by Robert Vaughan

UVM continues to invest in its built environment, and will open the First Year Residence Hall and Dining Facility, as well as phase one, "Discovery," (lab building) of the STEM facility by the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year. Find out how to get "there" from "here" and learn about what additional capital projects are underway this year.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU038

 

EDUCATE

10:00am - 12:00pm

The Power of Positivity!

Presented by Margie Dunki-Jacobs

“What you think, you become; what you feel, you attract; what you imagine, you create.” - Adele Basheer

The Buddha pointed out if we want qualities like long life, happiness, status, or a good rebirth, we must do more than wish for those things, we must also engage with the path of practice that leads to them. Participants will explore how positivity can positively affect their lives in a positive way, and the health and wellness benefits that come with it.

Learn real life ways to transform your fear. Participants will learn techniques they can incorporate into their lives and immediately feel the power and benefits of positivity shaping their lives more optimistically. Books will be shared, door prizes awarded. Come with an open mind and have a great time.

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU181

 

EDUCATE

10:30am - 12:00pm

Supporting Students From a Trauma-Informed Lens

Presented by Jeanne Kaczka-Valliere and Judy Rickstad

Many students on campus have experienced some form of violence. Whether it's growing up with domestic violence or experiencing dating and sexual violence in high school or on campus, students may struggle while at UVM. This workshop will examine the immediate and long-term impacts of trauma. Through the use of video and group discussions, we will explore how to recognize symptoms and signs. Will provide practical skills for engaging students. We will provide a safe space to discuss how to connect with and support students so they can be successful on campus and in the community.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU037

 

 

DEVELOP

10:30am - 12:00pm

Plain English: Crafting Effective Communications for Non-Native English Speakers

Presented by Emma Swift

As UVM's international population grows, "Plain English" is an inclusive and effective way of writing. This workshop discusses best practices in writing for non-native English speakers, highlights strategies for where to begin, and offers time for practice and reflection.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU175

 

EDUCATE

10:30am - 12:00pm

Metaphor and Meaning: Exploring Diversity through Art

Presented by Christina Fearon

Art can open minds and deepen understanding of the beliefs, histories, and experiences of people from different cultures.  In this program at the Fleming Museum of Art, we’ll look at objects from Africa, Asia, and the Americas that offer insights into cultural values and illuminate perspectives on race, gender, beauty, and identity.  The tour includes a diverse group of objects, ranging from a Chinese dragon robe to Amazonian feather work to the racially charged text painting of contemporary artist Glenn Ligon. Join Christina Fearon, the Fleming’s curator of education, for a participatory tour as we explore how artists use metaphor and other visual elements to bring ideas to life. *Please Note: This session will meet at the Fleming Museum

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU195

 

DEVELOP

11:00am - 12:00pm

The New EMS

Presented by Heather Cochran and Lina Balcom

Do you plan events, meetings or order catering on campus? EMS has been upgraded and this is your opportunity to come gain hands-on training with the new EMS scheduling portal!

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU036

 

DEVELOP

1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Body At Work: Ergonomics and Posture

Presented by Dr. Wendy Mehaffey (Epic Wellness)

Resolve your ergonomics problems by looking at the source: your body, your posture and your movement habits. The pain in your wrist could be coming from your elbow. That headache could be coming from your spine. How you sit and move while working affects your entire body. Learn to listen to what your body is telling you and give it the support and mobility it needs to be efficient and alert throughout the day. We'll teach you to become aware of strain before it causes injury.

Learn:

  • Gentle movement and stretches that prevent RSI and back pain
  • The myth of "perfect posture"
  • Animating the "Ergo-drone"
  • Dynamic seated body alignment
  • Easy ways to cultivate healthy posture

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU203

 

EDUCATE

1:00pm - 2:30pm

M or F: Circle One - Examining Assumptions

Presented by Dot Brauer

Sex/Gender: M or F (circle one) - Trans people can't respond honestly or accurately to that question. In this workshop, participants identify when you do and don't need to know what sex organs a person has, or what their gender identity is, and how to be clearer about all of this on forms. UVM community members are encouraged to get actively involved in examining, re-imagining and re-building how our society thinks about sex and gender, and to become aware of assumptions we make that don't make sense for trans people. Participants will also explore how linguists feel about pronouns, honorifics, and gendered languages.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU201

 

UNDERSTAND

1:00pm - 2:30pm

UVM Retirement & Post-Retirement Benefits

Presented by Holly Zanes

It's never too early to think ahead to retirement!  Join us for step-by-step guidance on UVM retirement eligibility, post-retirement benefits, planning for health insurance costs in retirement, and how to coordinate Medicare with your UVM insurance.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU196

 

UNDERSTAND

1:00pm - 2:30pm

CATalert: "Run, Hide, Fight" - What Does That Mean?

Presented by Sue Roberts

Join Police Services for this interactive workshop focused on things you can do to increase your chance of surviving the unthinkable....an active shooter on campus. This session includes a brief video designed to help you understand what to do in the event that you are involved in a campus incident. As part of the presentation, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers with your UVM Police Officers.

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU098

 

UNDERSTAND

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Greening UVM: A Walking Tour

Presented by Gioia Thompson, Michelle Smith and Caylin McKee

How does “being green” at UVM actually work, behind the scenes? How do our community’s aspirations for more sustainable energy use, food purchasing, transportation, waste handling, and building construction translate into campus life? Specifically, what does “green building” mean? How are food scraps collected for compost in the Davis Center, without making a stink? What is the “Living Machine” and how does it work? Learn from the experts as you take a walking tour of several campus buildings to see how systems work to reduce our collective impact, and how these systems have evolved. The session starts with a brief overview and exploration of participants’ interests, follows with a 75-minute walking tour, and closes with a discussion. Bring appropriate shoes and outerwear!

In advance of the class, registrants are encouraged to send their questions and green pet peeves to sustainability@uvm.edu

PeopleSoft Course Code: EDU071

 

 

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Important Dates

edu@uvm: Mar. 14, 15 & 16, 2017

Registration Closes: Mar. 7, 2017

Registration is Closed.

 

Workshop Locations

After registering, locations can be viewed via PeopleSoft HR by going to: Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Development > Training Summary which will list the Training Facility Name and Room Code (room number).

Sessions will be held on campus at the Davis Center, Billings Library, Lafayette Hall and Old Mill Annex.

Confirmation emails will be sent the week before edu@uvm and will contain location information.

Cancellations

Cancellations can not be processed through PeopleSoft. To cancel a registration, email develop@uvm.edu. Please include the course code of the session you wish to cancel.

Registration

Registration is required for ALL sessions. To register, log in to PeopleSoft HR and go to Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment. Choose Search by Course Number and simply type in EDU to see all edu@uvm classes.