Faculty Staff Development Workshops

2014 Spring Faculty Staff Development Workshop Series

March 13, 2014

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Session Details:

Zumba Toning
7:30am-8:30am
Clothier Hall- Upper Tarble
 Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in which you can't help but have fun while toning and getting your heart rate up! Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Zumba Toning will use small free weights, squats and lunges during the session. Zumba Toning welcomes all levels of fitness. Please wear sneakers and light fitting clothes. Small free weights and water will be provided.

 

Understanding Employee Performance Connections
9am-10:30am
Kohlberg Hall- Scheuer Room
 Join us to discuss the continued evolution of Swarthmore's talent management system! This session will provide an overview of the aligned and updated 2014 performance assessment tool, the current Swarthmore competencies and goals, and which questions you should ask to continue your career development. This open conversation will be interactive and informative, empowering employees to make connections that drive improved performance in sustaining our vision and values.

 

What Happens Next? You Decide.
10:30am-12:00pm
Kohlberg Hall- Scheuer Room
 Do you ever wonder what will happen to your loved ones and your possessions if you aren't around, or aren't able, to make decisions, give directions, or express your wishes? Who should take care of your children? Will the right people get the assets you want to give them? Rather than let others decide for you later, you can decide these and other things with a little planning now. This interactive session looks at the range of extremely important tools you can use to be sure your wishes are carried out according to your desires.

 

Phase II Our Diverse Learning Community: The complexities of prejudice and discrimination
12:00pm-2:00pm
Kohlberg Hall- Scheuer Room
What is your responsibility in making Swarthmore an inclusive community? What are the roadblocks we face in realizing that vision for this community and society at large? This workshop provides a framework for understanding the complexities of prejudice and discrimination; we'll explore how discrimination worked historically and how it has evolved over time. Through activities and group discussions, you'll leave this workshop with a better sense of how you can challenge yourself and inspire those around you to think critically about these issues in order to build and sustain the inclusive community we strive to be. Lunch will be provided, offering many dishes from around the world. Limited registration- please RSVP.

 

All in a Bind: Inside Out Books
2:00pm-3:30pm
Atrium, McCabe Library
Beautiful books often have unique bindings- Artists' books continually challenge the definition of "book" and are sometimes delightfully difficult to describe. They can creatively and beautifully represent the book in its most comprehensive sense, incorporating structure, surface, image, and text, defying our definition of what a book can be. Social Sciences Librarian, Sarah Elichko and Head of Research & Instruction, Pamela Harris will present several examples of limited edition artists' books from the Rare Book Room collection and will provide instruction on creating your own simple "book" to take home. No experience necessary. Materials provided. Limited registration- please RSVP

  

The Art of Negotiation
2:00pm-3:30pm
Kohlberg Hall- Scheuer Room
 Learn-by-doing! The learning objective of this highly interactive "soft skills" workshop is to increase the participant's knowledge about the negotiation process and to develop / enhance negotiation skills using a combination of group discussions and mock negotiation exercises. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own negotiating tips and techniques to share with the group.   This workshop will be facilitated by Eileen E. Petula, Assistant VP for Finance and Controller. Materials provided. Limited registration- please RSVP.

 

Zumba Toning
3:30pm-4:30pm
Clothier Hall- Upper Tarble
 Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in which you can't help but have fun while toning and getting your heart rate up! Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Zumba Toning will use small free weights, squats and lunges during the session. Zumba Toning welcomes all levels of fitness. Please wear sneakers and light fitting clothes. Small free weights and water will be provided.

 

Campus SaVE, Our Interim Policy & Your Responsibility
3:30pm-4:30pm
Kohlberg Hall- Scheuer Room
 
In the changing landscape of campus regulations, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act represents a turning point in our nation's handling of sexual misconduct on college campuses and universities. This recently passed regulation will complement the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Join us to learn more about your responsibility related to the Interim Sexual Assault & Harassment policy and how Campus SaVE intersects with Swarthmore's efforts to address all forms of misconduct.