Workshops and Events

Come join us for a workshop or event soon! We offer a variety of workshops, events and seminars focused on enhancing the teaching and learning environment. Who's our audience? Everyone - including you! While we do occasionally have workshops focused on faculty only, many of them are open to anyone on campus.

Come join us for these exciting opportunities to have fun, connect with others and explore new topics.  We are constantly trying new formats and topics to meet your needs. If you have any suggestions for workshops, feel free to reach out to us at cpe@tcc.fl.edu. We'd love to hear from you.  View photos from past workshops and events   

Fall 2017 Workshops

Ongoing

 

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am & Thursdays 1-2pm, Meditation, Vijay Subramanian

All levels of faculty, staff, and students are welcome anytime.  No registration necessary.  Meets in Meditation Room, FPAC 207A

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12pm Lunch Laps Walking Group

Get up and get moving around campus! Walking with others gives you accountability, motivation, and socialization. No walk if raining.  Meet at the flagpole by the student union, click here for a map of the suggested walk. 

Wednesdays 11-12pm, Yoga & Meditation: Mindfulness in Motion, Kermit Harrison

Join us for yoga and guided meditation, including breathing exercises and poses. Our sessions guide each individual to practice key principles, including mindfulness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgment first with themselves. When allowed the freedom of experience in yoga and meditation on campus, our attendees have noted significant empowerment to more readily develop and carry self-awareness off of the mat and into the classroom in an administrative, staff, faculty, or student capacity. All levels of faculty, staff, and students are welcome anytime.  No registration necessary.  Meets in Meditation Room, FPAC 207A

Wednesdays 12-1pm, Toastmasters (Public Speaking Club)

Develop public speaking and leadership skills through a nearby community club, Talk of Tallahassee. Become a part of this fun, friendly, and encouraging group! See more information about the club here.  Guests welcome anytime, come see what Toastmasters is all about!

August

August 30, Wed 3-4pm, Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: Giving Our Students Hope

Over 1,000 college students commit suicide each year. Suicide is the third lead leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15-24. This year the Counseling Center at TCC is promoting Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, and there are several ways that you can help with this event. First of all, you can come to this workshop to learn more about supporting people who are struggling with depression. At the beginning of the workshop, Rachel Mock will discuss how you can recognize signs of depression in others—and what you can do to help them. Secondly, you can pick up a free suicide awareness ribbon to wear the following week. You can also help us to attach suicide awareness ribbons to small notes that have messages of hope on them. We’re planning to pass these out to TCC students during Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Sept 11-15.  No registration necessary at this time, a sign in sheet will verify attendance.  Presenter, Rachel Mock. Location FPAC 216.  Session repeated Sept 7.

August 31, Thu 2-3pm, Motivate, Engage, and Inspire: Tips for Teaching Modern Learners

Psychologist, Dr. Christy Price provides you with a comprehensive look at the modern learner. Find out what makes Millennials tick, what’s different in how they learn (and why it’s different), and the research data that will help you understand what it all means. Dr. Price will help you identify the teaching methods that work best for modern learners, including several strategies to better engage and motivate your Millennial students. She’ll focus on what she calls the five new R’s: Research, rationale, relaxed, rapport, and research-based methods. She’ll delve in-depth into each “R” and why each one is critical to helping your modern students succeed.  Location FPAC 216.

September

Sept 6, Wed 4-5pm, “Cuban Missile Crisis” Simulation

Come learn about a role playing history game used to teach about the most crucial political event during the Cold War.  FPAC 216. Presenter, Eman M. Vovsi. Location FPAC 216. 

Sept 7, Thu 11-12pm Connecting Math to Real Life

Students were given opportunities to apply what they learned in class to real life applications problems.  They had to work in groups as well as being able to use any other sources (Internet, professionals, faculty) to complete their projects.  Students also were required to create a LinkedIn account, build their profile and connect to professionals in their area of study. Presenter, Guy Dormeus. Location FPAC 216.

Sept 7, Thu 12-1pm, Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: Giving Our Students Hope

Over 1,000 college students commit suicide each year. Suicide is the third lead leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15-24. This year the Counseling Center at TCC is promoting Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, and there are several ways that you can help with this event. First of all, you can come to this workshop to learn more about supporting people who are struggling with depression. At the beginning of the workshop, Rachel Mock will discuss how you can recognize signs of depression in others—and what you can do to help them. Secondly, you can pick up a free suicide awareness ribbon to wear the following week. You can also help us to attach suicide awareness ribbons to small notes that have messages of hope on them. We’re planning to pass these out to TCC students during Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Sept 11-15.  No registration necessary at this time, a sign in sheet will verify attendance. Presenter, Rachel Mock. Location FPAC 216. 

Sept 21, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:  A Leadership Fable

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 26, Tues 1-2pm, Understanding Victim's Needs in the Classroom

This presentation will assist in gaining a better understanding on how to better work with students who have experienced a victimization, how they could react in a classroom and learn about community and campus services available for referral.  Presenter, Michelle Tibbits-Mcclellan, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 27, Wed 12-1pm, Faculty Inquiry Group with Lunch

Come discuss group project assignments with your peers. Share ideas on how you assign group work, how you grade group members equitably, what projects you assign, and how to do this and cover content.  Pizza will be served for lunch.  Facilitator, Eman Vovsi, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 28, Thu 3-4pm, The Whole 30 Challenge! Developing a Healthier YOU!

Join us for the Whole 30 book talk and challenge! In this workshop you will learn about the philosophy, program, and benefits of this life changing program. You will  also have the opportunity to take part in a Whole 30 challenge with a network of support.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Future meeting dates will be planned at our first meeting. Presenters,Nancy Donovan, Robin Haggins, Tricia Rizza, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 29, Wed 1:30-2:30pm Turning Students Into Creators

Students can create and share audio, video, and more within assignments, discussions and collaborative workspaces. Why should instructors have all the fun? Students have the same powerful creation toolset, so in addition to contributing files, images, equations, and written responses, students can record or upload audio and video at every learning contact point. Using the content editor makes it easy to share resources from the world’s largest content repository—the Internet.  Presenter Vivian Pope, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

October

Oct 3, Tue 3-5pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  3-5pm.  Presenters Julie Baroody, Ljiljana Edmiston, Location CH 245 Register Here

Oct 5, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Coordinator, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 5, Thu 2:30-3:30pm, Helping Your Students Become Original Writers

Do your students struggle with some of the pitfalls with using and citing information from the Internet? Do you want to help them submit papers that are more original and less bordering “literary theft”? Come and learn how you can use Turnitin to help identify and curb the various types plagiarism that occurs in the digital age. Leave the session with tools for assessing students’ work and providing constructive feedback to improve their writing. Presenter, Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Register Here

Oct 11, Wed 1-2pm, Meta-Major Madness

Come learn about a project implemented in my MAT1033 intermediate algebra course, in which students completed a flyer connecting their career, meta-major, and content learned in the course.  Presenter, Suzanne Ferrell-Locke, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 12, Thu 1-2pm, Microaggressions and Me

A Microaggresion is a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority (Webster's dictionary definition).  Examples here. Whether we like it or not, we might all do it at some point!  How do we get better?  Learn to improve your connections and communications with diverse members of our population, otherwise known as all of us!  Presenter, Cecily Brantley, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 12, Thurs 3:30-4:30pm, Decrease the Stress in Your Life

Stress at work combined with stress at home can make life feel out of balance. This workshop offers practical stress management tips, including deep breathing exercises, ways to add more balance to your life, and a list of wellness apps that you can carry around on your phone.  Presenter, Rachel Mock, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 16, Mon 11-1230pm, Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  Presenters Tom Berger, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 17, Tue 2-3pm, TCC Students as Community Advocates through Service Learning: The Clothesline Project

To increase student engagement in the writing classroom, we developed a service learning writing course for students enrolled in ENC1102.  In this course, students participated in the campus’ first Clothesline Project, a national campaign that raises awareness of violence against women through the creation and display of shirts. Come hear more about the project, what went well, what didn't, and how you could implement something similar in your class. Presenters Lauren Fletcher, Kelly Thayer, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here 

Oct 17, Tue 2:30-3:30pm, How to Grade Assignments in Half the Time

Canvas’ SpeedGrader converts documents automatically, so you can preview and annotate student submissions—all without having to download or upload files. Beyond standard text-based feedback, the inline annotation tool enables highlighting, strikeout, and freehand drawing. With so many tools to simplify grading, you may decide to assign an extra essay or two.  Presenter Vivian Pope, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

Oct 18, Wed 3-5pm, Doodle to De-Stress with Zentangle   

Come learn about a unique way to relax through creating works of art using patterns. No art experience required, Zentangle uses simple patterns and shapes like lines and circles so anyone can do it!  It is easy to learn, fun, and relaxing!  Join us and come see for yourself!  Materials will be provided but feel free to bring favorite paper and pen if you like.  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  3-5pm. Learn more about Zentangle here. Presenter, Julie Baroody, Location CH 245. Register Here

Oct 19, Thu 3-4pm Jazz Up Your Course with Multimedia Integration

If you know how to cut and paste links from a Web browser, you’re ready to create a rich media experience in Canvas. Videos from YouTube, images from Flickr, and more can be embedded easily into announcements, assignments, discussions—or just about anywhere. Inserting audio, video, text, images, and more at every learning contact point makes the difference between a boring course Web site and an engaging learning environment, so engage your students!  Presenter Vivian Pope, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

Oct 19, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership 

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 20, Fri 2-3pm Gamification in Canvas

Learn to boost learner engagement while encouraging students to fully explore your Canvas course (and read your syllabus!).  Through the use of rewards such as Easter Eggs and Badges, this workshop will demonstrate how to use gaming methods to empower students to take responsibility for their learning. Presenter, Melissa Hughes, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 23, Mon 12-1pm Finance Workshop with Lunch, Money Management:  Identifying Issues and Opportunities

Planning for a sound financial future starts with basic money management. This seminar covers money management basics, managing financial risks, retirement funding and how to begin the financial planning process.  Presenter, Tim Dean, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 25, Wed 11-12pm, TCC and Word of South: Using a Community Event to Engage Students

TCC students completed their required field experience by participating in a local festival – but not without a few hiccups! Come and see what happens when TCC students engage in community events.  Presenter Sara Marchessault, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 25, Wed 12-1pm, Toastmasters Open House

Want to learn more about Toastmasters? Come join us at our OPEN HOUSE WED OCT 25 at 12pm! Pizza and candy! Toastmasters is a public speaking group that can give you lots of support and practice in improving your communication skills. This group can give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home-parent, or retiree, Toastmasters is the more efficient, enjoyable, and affordable way of gaining great communication skills.  Our meetings are open to everyone and we invite you to visit! Come and observe what we are all about and meet some new friends! October 25 Wednesday 12-1pm at 

DEP, Department of Environmental Protection, Douglas Building "Copper Top"
3900 Commonwealth Blvd Tallahassee FL 32399

Free Parking out front, see flyer here https://goo.gl/MN2D8B

Oct 25, Wed 2:30-3:30pm, Special Insurance Workshop

This is an educational workshop to give you an understanding of the benefits and savings available to you.  Valery Insurance will be here to give a special insurance workshop including (1) Transition into Medicare (2) Medicare A & B Coverage Gaps (3) Comparison of Medicare Plans (supplements vs. medicare advantage) (4) Part "D' Rx (Donut Hole Explained) (5) How to use your FRS Health Insurance subsidy TAX FREE.   Click here for informational flyer. Presenter Doug Valery, Valery Health Insurance, Location, FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 25, Wed 3-4pm, Everything You Wanted to Know about Canvas Quizzes but Didn't have Time to Ask!

This workshop will prepare you to create questions and question banks in Canvas. We will clarify the various quiz and survey settings, explore how to randomize questions and answers, and how to publish your quiz. We will also review the different report that are available for reviewing student performance.  Presenter, Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Register Here

Oct 26, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Coordinator, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 27, Fri 12:30-2pm, Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  Presenters Tom Berger, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 30, Mon 2-3pm, Culturally Responsive Teaching

Come join us for a discussion on Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), a practice developed on the idea that culture is central to student learning. According to Gloria Ladson−Billings, "It is an approach that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes." The use of cultural referents in teaching bridges and explains the mainstream culture, while valuing and recognizing the students' own cultures.  Coordinator, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 30, Mon 3-4pm, Using Markdown for Text and Notes

Using a simple coding language, Markdown, with free development environments (R StudioTypora) both instructors and students who are not coders by profession or knowledge can take ownership of their educational material and develop skills that standout on the educational and employment markets. This project shows how instructors can produce OER text that reduces cost and builds skillsets important to retention and advancement.  Presenter, Thomas Croom Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 31, Tue 3-4pm, Accessibility Guidelines for Online Content

An accessible online course promotes learning by enabling all students to easily access and use course materials. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop accessible documents; provide meaningful links; design accessible graphs and tables; add alternative text for images; and, how to evaluate websites to determine if they are accessible.  Presenter Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Oct 31, Tue 12-1pm, FIG (Faculty Inquiry Group) Topic: Haunting Holidays, Lunch Provided

Oh the horror! The middle-to-end of October marks a time where multiple holidays or seasonal celebrations occur. Combining this with the cooler fall weather and the final stretch of the semester, you’ll often find it’s a high-risk time to lose students. What are the creative things you do to keep momentum in your classes through the holidays and keep them focused during the final stretch? Does your communication increase to keep them engaged, or do you drop off because ‘by now they should know’? Share your tricks and treats with us and we will share ours with you!  Lunch included and bonuses to those dressed for the occasion!

Oct 31, Tue 3-5pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  3-5pm.  Presenters Julie Baroody, Ljiljana Edmiston, Location CH 245 Register Here

 

November

Nov 1, Wed 3-4pm, Collaborative Assignments and Projects: A Detailed Critical Path Method (CPM) Construction Schedule for Effective Management of Construction Activities

This project exposed students to real world experience to the workings of construction management firms. Students worked in groups to provide a Detailed Critical Path Method Construction Schedule for effective management in execution of a residential building. Presenter Gideon A Nnaji, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 2, Thu 230-330pm, Five Easy Steps for Creating Effective Video Lectures

Bring your script and PowerPoint slides and we will show you how to transform your presentations into narrated video lessons with transitions, callouts, and more. Leave the session with the skills to create and caption your videos and publish in multiple formats. Presenter Kim Manning, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

Nov 7, Tues 1-2pm, Who in the World is Yertle the Turtle and What Can He Teach Us About Leadership?

Leadership lessons can be fun!  Come one, come all, and have a ball learning about leadership from the wonderful wisdom of Dr. Seuss!  Join Dr. Sheri Rowland as she shares lessons from the famous author that can be put to good use in your work.  Some group work and activity required. Feel free to bring your lunch along to this fun midday workshop. Presenter Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216 Register Here 

Nov 7, Tues 3-4pm, Legislative Civic Engagement

Legislation affects nearly every academic discipline. Learn how to find, track and suggest changes to bills that alter your profession. Your students learn how to be civically engaged in their profession. Presenter Allen Joseph, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here 

Nov 8, Wed 10-12pm Grant Writing 101

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview and understanding of the entire grant process. Specifically, by the end of the course participants will understand what a grant is and is not, how to find a grant, how to decide whether or not to apply for a grant, how to read a grant application, and how to answer the different sections of a grant (including at a minimum the purpose, objective, evaluation, budget, and budget narrative). Numerous grant examples of actual grant applications, and grant responses will be provided. Presenter Steven Solomon, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here 

Nov 8, Wed 1:30-3pm, Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  Presenters Tom Berger, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Nov 8, Wed 3-4pm, Create Responsive Online Courses with Articulate Rise

In this workshop, learn how to develop a responsive online lesson in your web browser with Rise’s intuitive features. Learn how to create content using blocks which enable you to arrange your lesson in the order you want. Add interactions such as timelines, processes, labeled graphics or sorting activities. Learn how to easily add beautiful images to enhance your lesson. Also, build an interactive quiz as a knowledge check for your learners. Once you’re done, preview your lesson before you publish to see how it will look to learners on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.  Presenter Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Nov 9, Thu 11-12pm, Raising Environmental Awareness

To Increase student engagement I designed a service learning course in Environmental Science Class where students were tasked with raising awareness on a current environmental issue. Come learn what worked, what didn’t and the current revisions taking place this semester. Presenter Bob Lutz, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Nov 9, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Coordinator, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 14, Tues 1-2pm Yoga at Your Desk

Stretch, breath, and join us for a short yoga practice while sitting in your chair!  Our presenter will provide helpful handouts and access to a relaxation playlist participants can use during their own practice.  Presenter, Lindsay Smitherman-Brown, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 14, Tues 230-430pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting at Ghazvini!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  230-430pm.  Presenters Julie Baroody, Ljiljana Edmiston, Location Ghazvini Room 110 Register Here

Nov 14, Tues 3-4pm, Transform Your Paper and Pencil Tests to Online Tests in Minutes!

In this workshop, you will learn how to convert your current Word document tests for publishing in single or multiple Canvas courses. It takes three simple steps: prepare, convert, review, and publish. Presenter Kim Manning, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Nov 15, Wed 12:30-2pm, Five Easy Steps for Creating Effective Video Lectures

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Nov 15, Wed 2-3pm, Leveraging E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Using open access digital tools such as Weebly, Wix, WordPress, etc. I have integrated e-portfolios in my ENC 0025 classes to help students own their writing process, understand writing as a socially constructed recursive process, and understand how the e-portfolio transfers beyond their academic path and into their professional lives. Presenter, Tricia Rizza, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Nov 15, Wed 3-4pm, Understanding Victim's Needs in the Classroom

This presentation will assist in gaining a better understanding on how to better work with students who have experienced victimization, how they could react in a classroom and learn about community and campus services available for referral.   Presenter, Michelle Tibbits-Mcclellan, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 16, Thu 11-1pm, Doodle to De-Stress with Zentangle

Come learn about a unique way to relax through creating works of art using patterns. No art experience required, Zentangle uses simple patterns and shapes like lines and circles so anyone can do it!  It is easy to learn, fun, and relaxing!  Join us and come see for yourself!  Materials will be provided but feel free to bring favorite paper and pen if you like.  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  11-1pm. Learn more about Zentangle here. Presenter, Julie Baroody, Location CH 245. Register Here

Nov 16, Thu 1-2pm, Hands Up!  Introduction to American Sign Language

In this workshop you will learn basic American Sign Language "survival" skills. Such as: the manual alphabet, numbers, non-manuals (facial expressions), and beginning conversational skills.  Presenters, Josephine Sondossi, Viv Miley, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 16, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 17, Fri 8-5pm Training, Mental Health First Aid USA

This is an all day training, check-in: 8:00A (start promptly at 8:30), there will be a break for lunch on your own.  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 8-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, eating disorders, 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).

 

COURSE DETAILS

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

® Assess for risk of suicide or harm
® Listen nonjudgmentally
® Give reassurance and information
® Encourage appropriate professional help
® Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.  Coordinator, Jennifer Barr, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

 

Nov 17, Fri 3-4pm, Demystifying Hybrid Courses

In this presentation, we will clear up the confusion about hybrid courses. You will learn the definition of a hybrid course and why it is so hard to design. Participants will also discover how to develop hybrid courses and find the right balance between online and face-to-face.  Presenter Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Nov 21, Tues 1-2pm, Portfolio Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn the basic requirements necessary for Faculty Portfolios.  You will be introduced to the policy relating to portfolio requirements, as well as the current portfolio template.   Presenter, Summer Washington, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 30, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Coordinator, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 30, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions. Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here