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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Calendar Highlights

May 3:

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.

May 4:

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.

May 6:

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.

May 11:

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.

May 14-15:

Commencement Weekend. Learn more about the schedule of events, diploma ceremonies, the main commencement ceremony, keynote speakers and honorary degree recipients. Learn more.

May 17:

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.

May 19:

Credit Union Annual Meeting. Noon, Connan Room, Cohon Center. Light refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be drawn. All credit union members welcome.

May 23:

TIAA-CREF Retirement Planning Workshops. Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Advanced registration is preferred but not required; use the links in each workshop description to register.

The Starting Line: How and Why Retirement Savings Should Begin Now. 10 - 11 a.m. Get ahead of your retirement saving with some tools and information you can use right now. Learn the real effect of time on money thanks to compounding and dollar-cost averaging, discover the difference between good and bad debt, and see how budgeting can find money and help you save it. Register for the workshop.

Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement. 12 - 1 p.m. Join us for an interactive exploration of retirement saving and learn how to help create an effective plan to help maximize your retirement potential. Learn the essential features of retirement investments and gain the confidence you need to create or modify your own retirement plan. Register for the workshop.

May 24:

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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