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?
David J. Friedmam
Getting Started with the iPad
Rich Cosgriff, Jr.
This introductory session will first cover the basics of setting up your iPad. We will look at:
- Creating an iTunes account
- Setting Up the iPad
- Connecting to the University Wireless Network
Setting Up your e-mailFrom there, we will begin to dig a bit deeper to explore some more advanced topics such as:
- Accessing App Store
- USciences Core iPad Technologies
- Blackboard Mobile
Active Data Calendar
Rich Cosgriff, Jr.
An introduction to the use of “Open Entry” access to Active Data Calendar for selecting and scheduling meeting rooms, etc.
GoTo Meeting/GoTo Webinar
GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar is a managed online event service that makes synchronous communication with students easier and more efficient. Users can host presentations, perform demonstrations and provide online training to anyone, anywhere. This session will present a high level overview of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar’s planning tools, user interface and reporting.
Session 2 11:15am-12:00pm
Leadership Workshop: Leading in Today's 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.
Have you ever wondered why it seems so difficult to talk with some people and so easy to talk with others? Can you recall an occasion where you met someone for the first time and immediately liked that person? Something about the individual made you feel comfortable. A major goal of this workshop is to help you understand the impact your communication skills have on other people. You will also explore how improving these skills can make it easier for you to get along in the workplace, and in life.
Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. We also deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to that disorganization. Many people find that they flit from one task to another, trying to get everything done. In this workshop, you will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow and office space, using your planner effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.
What is Inter-Professional Education and How Does it Affect USciences?
Interactive presentation and discussion given by Cathy Poon and other members of the inter-professional education team.
Taking the Sting out of Testing and the Grr Out of Grading
Taped brief presentation by Linda Nilson with live facilitated discussion led by Jim Hollands. You will learn how to compose multiple choice and matching items that assess higher-order thinking and reasoning. You will also learn how to develop rubrics for projects to provide solid feedback to students.
Session 2 11:15am-12:00pm
Defusing Bully Behavior
20-minute briefing developed by Jeffrey L. Bullen with live facilitated discussion led by Mickey Cohen. Bullies are a large problem in higher education. Participants will learn about strategies for dealing with different types of bully within academic departments. Chairs need to be proactive to create a positive environment for faculty and staff.
Many thanks to the
Professional Development Day Committee