Workshops

Professional Development

STAR Day will encompass a variety of personal and professional development opportunities including a thought-provoking keynote address and a series of concurrent morning and afternoon workshops. All speakers will highlight the importance of collaboration  and the impact effective collaboration can have on our campus community.

 

 Workshops

 

Welcome Breakfast

Student Recreation Center

(located inside the West Gymnasium of the Student Recreation Center)

7:00AM – 7:50AM

Hosted By: President Joseph I. Castro and Mary G. Castro
(Course #000575)

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address
Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center

(located inside the Student Recreation Center)

8:00AM – 9:00AM

“The Fine Art of Collaboration”

Presented By: LTC Lorenzo Rios
(Course #000576)

Professional Development Workshops
Save Mart Center

 

Session 1 

9:10AM – 10:00AM

  

Design Thinking: Think Together. Act Together. Stronger Together

Presented By: Dr. Frank Lamas and Paula Castadio

An introduction to Design Thinking co-facilitated by Dr. Lamas and Paula Castadio. During this workshop, you will break into teams to learn how to apply this five step model to help ideate, prototype and test new ideas to solve campus issues.

 (Course #000583)

10 Apps that Will Change Your Life

Presented By: Chris Vieira, Ed.D and Mike Provonost

Want to learn how to use your smartphone or tablet for more than just checking email and social media?  Come see how you can leverage these 10 amazing apps to make your life easier, more productive, and healthier.  Turn your smart device into a powerful tool that can change your life in positive ways.

(Course #000578)

How Activity & Nutrition Affect Mood/Overall Well-Being

Presented By: Lisa Herzig, PhD and Mark Baldis, PhD

Does the Food you eat affect your energy and mood? Can the type of Activity you do change your outlook on life? Take this class to find out about the best pick-me-up foods best exercises to help yourself feel better without gaining weight. 

(Course #000579)

 

Water Wise Landscaping

Presented By: Mike Frick and Rich Vallencore

Due to the ongoing water crisis, we are continually challenged to conserve water. Come listen to campus grounds experts share tips on conserving water and making your home landscaping drought tolerant.

(Course #000580)

Safety - Self Defense

Presented By: Meredith Booey

Self-defense is more than just punches and kicks -- it's about being aware of the natural weapons you carry with you everywhere you go, regardless of age or strength.  Learn the vulnerable striking areas on an opponent or attacker, and gain the confidence to defend yourself in any situation.

(Course #000581)

 

Retirement: Putting the Pieces Together
Presented By: Juanita Aguilar

Have you ever wondered what to consider when selecting a retirement date, what decisions you need to make regarding your health benefits, or what deductions are reflected on your retirement pay? Join us as we discuss these frequently asked questions when planning for future retirement.
(Course #000582)

 

Living and Planning Ahead

Presented By: Helen Miltiades, PhD and Sylvia Miller, PhD

Learn about America's most popular living will, written in everyday language and used to structure important conversations about life and care in times of serious illness. Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know: who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them; the kind of medical treatment you want or don't want; how comfortable you want to be; how you want people to treat you; what you want your loved ones to know. Five Wishes is changing the way America talks about and plans for care at the end of life. More than 23 million copies of Five Wishes are in circulation across the nation, distributed by more than 40,000 organizations. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements in California.

(Course #000602)

 

Session 2

10:10AM – 11:00AM

 

 

Servant Leadership

Presented By: Joseph I. Castro and Mary G. Castro

This session will focus on Servant Leadership and how it applies to our daily work at Fresno State and in our personal lives. Servant Leadership aims to inspire and enhance opportunities for everyone to grow in our jobs and our communities. Through this process of personal growth, the university and all who are served by it can prosper. We will allow plenty of time for questions and dialogue with attendees.

(Course #000577)

 

Athletics 101: How to Collaborate On & Off the Court/Field

Presented By: Jaime White and Trisha Ford
Join Fresno State, Women's Basketball Coach Jaime White, and Softball Head Coach Trisha Ford for a mini clinic that focuses on building a team and effective coaching strategies to bring the best out of your "players" both on and off the court/field
.

(Course #000584)

 

Icebergs

Presented By: LTC Lorenzo Rios

Adversity is inevitable, but your ability to thrive in the midst of chaos is a choice. By hunting for the good stuff and detecting icebergs, you can not only persevere, but excel and achieve your goals as well as inspire those around you.

(Course #000585)

 

"Vata, Pitta, Kapha- Oh My!"

Presented By: Charah Coleman and Julia Cantu

Have you ever heard the words vata, pitta, or kapha around the yoga studio and wondered what they have meant? This workshop will provide an exploration of Ayurveda- "the Science of Life".  You will also gain insight into the three different body constitutions that influence our choices in health and wellness. Come to this workshop and be supercharged to balance the health of both your body and mind.

(Course #000586)

 

The Power of Owning Our Stories

Presented By: Virginia Rondero- Hernandez, PhD

This 50-minute workshop will focus on understanding how our personal journeys influence the way we live and lead in our professional lives.

(Course #000587)

 Everything is Awesome: How I learned to deal with Jokers, Catwomen, the Two-Faced, and Banes of my existence

Presented By: Tyler Miller

Relax, everybody, Lego Batman is here to help you learn to deal with difficult customers, co-workers, and even supervisors!  Join us as we become master builders of customer services!  You don’t have to be the bad guy.  You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe.  You are capable of amazing things!  Come and learn how you can change…everything!   We will provide you a “tool belt” of customer service with tremendous resources!  There also might be a prize.  Just sayin’

(Course #000588)

 

Session 3

1:30PM – 2:20PM

 

Collaborative Leadership

Presented By: Lynnette Zelezny, PhD Join the provost as she discusses her approach to collaborative leadership, highlighting attention to mission, shared governance and leadership, and team empowerment.

(Course #000589)

 

Real Colors: Discovering Your Personal Strengths and How to Best Collaborate with Others

Presented By: Katherine Williamson and Kathleen Scott

Have you ever asked yourself, "Why do people do the things they do?" Join us as we dive into "Real Colors," a fun, interactive workshop that will provide you with skills to understand human behavior in a new way. In this two-part workshop, learn to identify your own--and other people's--Real Colors and personal strengths; understand the different ways people process information; communicate with others in the most effective way possible; and learn to recognize and appreciate the strengths and viewpoints of others.
(Course #000590)

Video Communication

Presented By: Jenny Toste

Today's social network arena is constantly evolving, and videos have quickly become the latest fad for sharing information. In this fun workshop, learn how to effectively use videos to communicate with the campus community about your services and events.

(Course #000591)

 

Graduate School: Your Next Step to Success at Fresno State

Presented By: Imelda Dudley

If you are interested in furthering your education but don't know where to start, join us as we discuss tips and tricks for taking that next step. Learn about the graduate school application process, how to finance your education, tips on how to be a successful graduate student, and the Graduate Net Initiative, a new program on campus that enhances the experience of graduate students at Fresno State.

(Course #000599)

 

Zumba

Presented By: Student Recreation Center

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

(Course #000592)

 

Practice vs. Perception

Presented By: LTC Lorenzo Rios

Personal accountability is the cornerstone to achieving goals and objectives, providing outstanding service, and engaging in exceptional teamwork, yet is sometimes overshadowed by negative questions such as, "Why do we have to go through all this change?" and "Who dropped the ball?" In this interactive workshop, learn better questions to ask in tough situations, such as, "What can I do to contribute?" and learn practical ways for putting personal accountability into daily action.

(Course #000593)

 

Session 4

2:30PM – 3:20PM

 

Chores, Church, and Checkers-Lessons in Collaboration

Presented By: Dennis Nef, PhD

Participants will draw upon personal experiences (e.g. chores, church, checkers) to identify principles of collaboration. They will then apply principles learned during the session in a problem solving exercise.

(Course #000594)

 

Real Colors: Discovering Your Personal Strengths and How to Best Collaborate with Others (Part 2)

Presented By: Katherine Williamson and Kathleen Scott Have you ever asked yourself, "Why do people do the things they do?" Join us as we dive into "Real Colors," a fun, interactive workshop that will provide you with skills to understand human behavior in a new way. In this two-part workshop, learn to identify your own--and other people's--Real Colors and personal strengths; understand the different ways people process information; communicate with others in the most effective way possible; and learn to recognize and appreciate the strengths and viewpoints of others.

(Course #000590)

 

What's the Catch?

Presented By: Bob Boyd One of the unique things about living in the heart of the Central Valley is that there are over a dozen lakes right in our backyard. Learn how to take advantage of the beauty less than a few hours away and listen to our own campus expert share about the skills needed for that much desired "big catch."  

(Course #000595)

 

Wine Tasting

Presented By: Kevin Smith

Enjoy a sampling of Fresno State's own wine!

(Course #000596)

 

Courageous Ideas

Presented By: Francine Oputa, PhD and Coach Lisa Misipeka

Courage comes in many shapes, sizes and forms. Learn how small acts of courage can make a big difference in the workplace.

 (Course #000597)

 

Bodyflow

Presented By: Student Recreation Center

BODYFLOW™ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance

(Course #000598)