Thursday, April 28, 2016
Professional Development Workshop — Competency Highlight: Creativity and Innovation. 9 to 10:30 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Developing core competencies allows us to effectively adapt to the significant changes taking place in our institution and the world around us. This session highlights Creativity and Innovation — one of the core competencies in the Professional Development Services Competency Model — and provides opportunities for participants to assess their creativity and innovation competence, identify resources, and create a professional development strategy that will help them build competency in this area. Register online.
CAUSE Speakers Series presents CAUSE Postdoctoral Fellow Stephanie Boddie. 4:30 p.m., reception; 5 p.m., lecture, Baker Hall A53 Steinberg Auditorium. Boddie will present a talk titled "Unfinished Business: Black Religion and the Entrepreneurial Spirit." With the backdrop of a widening racial wealth gap and continued structural inequality, Boddie explores why so few Black congregations, clergy and members have responded to the charge to advance the economic progress of their communities. Learn more.
Adamson Student Writing Awards. 8 p.m., Adamson Wing, Baker Hall. Ron Carlson, an award-winning novelist, short story writer and poet, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Adamson Student Writing Awards. Carlson's short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire and GQ, and he is the author of the 2007 book “Ron Carlson Writes a Story” — “a story of a story,” in which he offers practical advice about the elements of effective writing. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more.
Professional Development: Maximizing Your Performance Review Process — For Supervisors. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon Center. It is that time of the year again—time for you to dust off the performance review document and get ready for the performance review process. Whether you are new to facilitating performance reviews or have been completing them for years, this workshop will provide strategies on how you can maximize the effectiveness of your review process, have the conversations you need to have and set the table for a productive new year. Register online.
Morality Play Showcase. 5:30 - 6:45 p.m., Gates Center 4307. Visualize an interactive online storybook that addresses academic integrity and provokes moral reflection and critical thinking: a learning experience that engages the eyes, the ears, the mind and the heart. Join us for fruit, cheese and cookies, followed by a guided tour of a cutting-edge learning technology designed and developed by the students of Morality Play. Sponsored by the ETC, the Dietrich College and Student Life.
21st Annual Meeting of the Minds. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cohon Center. Over 600 students will share their undergraduate research through poster sessions, oral presentations, art installations, prototype demonstrations and performances. Judges will award prizes in 15 different competitions. Come and talk with students about their groundbreaking work and innovative ideas. Be part of a real Carnegie Mellon tradition and show your support for our undergraduates and their faculty mentors. Learn more.
Professional Development: What is the Problem? Techniques for Everyday Problem-Solving. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon Center. You encounter many situations each day; some can surely be classified as problems. In each problem you can find opportunities for progress. In this workshop, we will learn to identify opportunities in our everyday problems, develop a plan to resolve them, and create a plan for continual growth. Register online.
Professional Development — Finding Balance: Leadership, Learning and Self-Care. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon Center. Effective leaders seek balance and always strive for personal growth. In this session, we will explore strategies for “being our best selves,” practicing authentic leadership, and generating energy through balance and self-care. Register online.
Commencement Weekend. Learn more about the schedule of events, diploma ceremonies, the main commencement ceremony, keynote speakers and honorary degree recipients. Learn more.
Professional Development: The Millennial Community Roundtable Discussion. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon Center. Are you a member of Generation X or Y? Were you born after 1982? Are you trying to define your own professional identity? Are you working hard and wanting to be recognized for your efforts? This roundtable is for millennial staff members who want to discuss the ways in which they navigate their work experience at CMU. Register online.
Credit Union Annual Meeting. Noon, Connan Room, Cohon Center. Light refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be drawn. All credit union members welcome.
Professional Development Workshop: 10 Strategies for Improving Your Finances. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Dowd Room, Cohon University Center. The current economic climate brings both challenges and opportunities from a financial perspective. You may wonder during these challenging times, “What should I be most careful about?” and “What should my family and I work towards?” The ten financial tips discussed in this workshop will get you on the road to financial wellbeing during challenging times. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online.
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