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Welcome

At USciences first Professional Development day all employees will have an opportunity to attend a multitude of training sessions designed to enrich and develop.

There will be more than 30 sessions led by qualified USciences personnel from Academic Technology, Human Resources, the Teaching and Learning Center and other key areas, such as yadda, yadda, yadda. The USciences-led sessions are a mix

of live presentations and recorded vignettes and all will allow ample opportunity for discussion. Some

are hands-on, interactive learning experiences. In addition to the USciences sessions, there will be several sessions led by high-profile thought leaders, including a keynote address by David Friedman, who will discuss organizational culture, success and values. All offerings promise to be thought-provoking, informative and engaging. 

Schedule

Special Guests

Ron Katz, Leadership Workshop

 

Daniel J. Friendman, Keynote Address

Key Leadership Responsibilites for Leading in Today's University Environment

 

Today's academic environment creates greater demands on leaders and future leaders than ever before. And some of the newest members of our workforce expect to be those future leaders in very short order. Leading and motivating staff that span multiple generations will be one of the topics addressed in this session, detailing the five things leaders can do to generate the commitment and effort the University needs to succeed from all segments of the workforce. We’ll also highlight the single most important thing all leaders must do to develop both themselves and their people.

 

Leadership Expert

Ron Katz

 

David Friedman is the former President of RSI, an award-winning employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm in Philadelphia area.  He is a frequent guest speaker and seminar leader on organizational culture, leadership and values.  A best-selling Author and a Graduate of William & Mary with a degree in Philosophy.

 

Fundamentally Different – Is the organizational culture just a New Age obsession that distracts  us from the real work of business?  What role do values play in organizational success? How can we create greater consistency between the values we say are important and the ones that actually show up in the routine behavior of our people?  What’s the most important common denominator found in all dysfunctional organizations and how can we avoid it?

 

Keynote Speaker

David J. Friedmam

Session 1

Four tracks A, B, C & D

 

 

 

 

 

A1-1  Microsoft Office, A. Esposito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A1-2   Working with Images, D. Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A1-3   Panopto, R. Cosgriff

Session 1   10:15-11:00am

 

 

 

B1-1  Getting Stuff Done, D. Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1-2   Managing Difficult Conversations, R. Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1-3   Business Writing, J. Everett

Session 1   10:15-11:00am

 

 

 

 

C1-1  Critical Thinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1-2   Learning Process Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D1-1  Time Wasters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D1-2   Promoting Social Responsibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2

Four tracks A, B, C & D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2-1  Using the iPad, J. Evanick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2-2  Active Data Calendar, R. Cosgriff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2-3   GoTo Meeting, R. Murray

Session 2   11:15am-12:00pm

 

 

 

B2-1  Leadership Workshop, R. Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2-2   Communication Strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2-3   Time Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C2-1  Inter-Professional Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C2-2  Effective and Fair Grading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2   11:15am-12:00pm

 

 

 

D2-1  Defusing Bully Behavior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3

Four tracks A, B, C & D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A3-1  Working with Images, D. Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A3-2  Blackboard, J. Evanick

 

 

 

 

 

 A3-3  Usint Evernote, R. Cosgriff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3   1:30-2:15pm

 

 

 

B3-1  Leadership Workshop, R. Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3-2 Business Writing, J. Everett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3-3 Managing Difficult Conversations, R. Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C3-1  Self/Peer Student Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C3-2  E-Communication

 

 

 

 

 

C3-3  Academic Publication

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3   1:30-2:15pm

 

 

 

D3-1  Faculty Evaluations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4

Four tracks A, B, C & D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A4-1  Online Course Development, A. Esposito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A4-2  Using the iPad, R. Cosgriff

 

 

 

 

 

A4-3  Microsoft Office, A. Esposito

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4   2:30-3:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

B4-1  Communication Strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B4-2  Time Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B4-3  Leadership Workshop, R. Katz

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C4-1 Promoting Student Engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C4-2  The Flipped Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4   2:30-3:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

D4-1  Assessment Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to the 

Professional Development Day Committee

Michele Albert

Phyllis Blumberg

Andrew Esposito

D.A. Graham

Rosalie Jones

Mark Nestor

Donna Ryan