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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Calendar Highlights

December 8:

Professional Development Workshop — Priority Management: Increase Your Impact. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you looking to increase your impact at work? If so, this workshop is for you. During this program, you will explore the benefits of prioritizing and focus on prioritizing your projects and tasks. You will develop strategies and techniques to stay on task and accomplish your priorities as planned.  Register online.

December 14:

Racism is REAL Lecture Series. "A Threat in the Air: How the mere existence of stereotypes can undermine belonging and performance," by Kody Manke from Carnegie Mellon's Department of Psychology. 12:30 - 2 p.m., Hamburg Hall A301. In this talk, Manke will discuss research showing how stereotype threat may lead to negative effects, even in the absence of explicit or intentional discrimination. He also will discuss ways that institutions, instructors and administrators can make efforts to minimize stereotype threat and create an environment where all students can thrive. Find out more

Professional Development Workshop — Pioneering Change: Innovation in Your Role at CMU. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. To address the challenges inherent in a quickly changing university, you need to develop innovative and creative approaches to problems and to encourage and enable these traits in your colleagues. As Carnegie Mellon’s strategic plan is implemented, are you assessing policies, processes and ways of doing that have worked in the past but may not be adaptable to the current goals of the university? This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to imagine new ways of using change as a starting point for innovation. Register online.

December 15:

Stress: A Way of Life or a Fact of Life. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. All aspects of work and life involve stress — everyone experiences it. Experiencing stress is not all bad, but how we perceive stress is what’s important. Stress is our body’s normal response to any extra physical, mental or emotional demand we place on it. This workshop will help you to understand more about stress, identify your stressors and learn ways to cope with and manage high stress levels. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online.

December 19:

Mental Health First-Aid Training. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Location TBD.  Mental Health First-Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common supports. This eight-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental Health First-Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This program is offered by University Health Services. Register online.

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