Professional Development Calendar
Please (CLICK HERE) to register for any Organizational Excellence activity, events or workshop.
Month of October
Navigating Fresno State
Travel Policy Refresher and Concur TrainingFri., Oct 13, 3 - 5 p.m., Science 176
This refresher course will review the current travel policies and procedures, as well
as the online Concur Travel & Expense Management system.
Project ManagementMon., Oct 16, 8 - 12 p.m., Library 2134 (Part I)Mon., Oct 23
, 8 - 12 p.m.
, Library 2134 (Part II)
This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to learn or brush up on their project management
skills, learn skills and concepts for using project management in the workplace and
gain a better understanding of project management principles. This is a two-part workshop
with attendance at both days highly recommended (registering for Part I will reserve
your spot for Part II). Continental breakfast will be served at both sessions.Mon., Oct 16, 10 - 11 a.m., Library 3212
Conference Proposal Workshop: How and where do I start?
An important part of the work completed in academia is sharing our scholarship and
achievements with others. This can take place when we present at conferences or applying
for awards. How do you prepare yourself? How do you share your story? What is the
reviewer looking for? Where do you apply? This workshop will answer all those questions
Communication Skills that Support a Respectful and Civil WorkplaceMon., Oct 16, 8:30 - 10 a.m., Vintage Room
Mon., Oct 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Vintage RoomMon., Oct 16, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Vintage Room
Learn communication skills used to create and uphold a respectful and civil place
Coleman Fellows Workshop Series
Sponsored by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Coleman Fellows Workshop Series are open to students, faculty, staff, and community
members. Seating is limited. Click here to register for any of the workshops below.
Work Life Balance Myth
Tues, Oct 17, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Lyles Center Classroom
Led by Nancy Ervin
#Handled: Tips for a Happy and Successful Life
Wed, Oct 18, 11 - 12 p.m., Lyles Center Classroom
Led by Betsy Hays
Positioning Yourself for Success in All Things from Career to Financial
Mon, Oct 23, 3 - 4 p.m, Lyles Center Classroom
Led by Portia White
Idea to MVP
Tues, Oct 24, 1 - 3 p.m., Lyles Center Classroom
Led by Mario Soberal
Tues., Oct 24, 1 - 2 p.m., Library 2108
Join Jenny Toste, Social Media Coordinator, for a round table discussion about social
media best practices, tips for improving your social media sites, and an overview
of which sites attract what audiences.
FISH Philosophy in the WorkplaceWed., Oct 25, 9 - 10 a.m., Library 3212
FISH Philosophy is a model created by the Pike Place Fish Market to help make individuals
happy in the workplace. In this workshop learn how you can, "Play," "Make Their Day,"
"Be There," and "Choose Your Attitude," to help create a positive work environment.
Happiness & Fulfillment
Thurs, Oct 26, 8 - 8:50 a.m., Library 2206
Science & Technology
Thurs, Oct 26, 9 - 9:50 a.m., Library 2206
Humanity & Social Justice
Thurs, Oct 26, 10 - 10:50 a.m., Library 2206
Technology & Connections
Thurs, Oct 26, 11 - 11:50 a.m., Library 2206
TED had a week of talks that can offer each of us individually a toolkit for personal
learning, growth, empowerment. Fresno State will compile talks and activities around
issues relevant to the campus. There are nine
themes: Enhancing Student Learning, Commitment to Student Transformation and Success,
Developing our Community, Mind and Meaning, Resource Development, Engaging with the
Region, Health and Wellness, Erase Boundary Between "Me" and "Us." Be a Part of the
Get Started and Save for the FutureThurs., Oct 26, 9 - 10 a.m., USU 309
This session will assist you in understanding the benefits of enrolling in the CSU
Tax Sheltered Annuity Program - 403(b), a voluntary pre-tax savings plan. Find ways
to supplement your CalPERS retirement by exploring how much to save by accessing the
tools and calculator on the Fidelity Investments website.
Developing a Healthy U
Mindful MeditationWed., Oct 18, 12 - 1 p.m., Library 2108
Life's challenges and demands can knock us off balance and leave us feeling overwhelmed.
Because of this, it is difficult to develop the mindset of slowing down and getting
centered, grounded and focused. As a consequence, one may experience anxiety, health
issues, losing track of what is important, and a decrease in concentration abilities.
This class is interactive so please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
Examining Microaggressions and their Impact on Campus ClimateMon., Oct 30, 10 - 12 p.m., Vintage Room
Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental
indignities, whether intentional or unintentional that communicates hostile, derogatory,
or negative slights and insults toward individuals based on one's race, gender, class,
sexuality, language, immigration status, phenotype, accent, or surname. This interactive
workshop will examine the impact of microaggressions on campus climate and provide
tools to effectively address them when they occur. Workshop goals: (1) Recognize when
microaggressions are occurring in the workplace; (2) Understand the psychological
effects on individuals and their harmful impact on campus climate; (3) Learn strategies
and tools to successfully interrupt/address microaggressions when they occur; (4)
Become a more effective ally to others.
Enhancing Your Technical Skills
Intro to Photography: The BasicsTues., Oct 17, 9 - 10:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence
Are your photos often times blurry? Too dark? Too light? This workshop will deal with
basic camera features and how they affect your photographs. Also, there will be a
discussion on how lens selection affects your photos. This course seeks to deal with
these issues in a practical, easy to understand matter and to be applicable to all
OU Campus Training
Thurs., Oct 19, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m., Library 2130
Learn how to navigate OU Campus and post text, photos, graphics, and tables to your
campus websites. Bring your own laptop.
OU Campus Open Lab
Fri., Oct 20, 11 - 1 p.m.
, Library 2130
Fri., Oct 27, 11 - 1 p.m.
, Library 2130
Open Labs are "drop-in" so you can come anytime between the hours listed above to
get one-on-one web assistance. Bring your own laptop
This class will help you to move your photography up a notch. The instructor will
discuss and demonstrate various composition tips, including horizon placement, rule
of thirds, leading lines, s-curves, and other topics in regards to better photographic
compositions. There will also be a discussion about light and it’s properties as it
relates to photography.
The Organizational Excellence Calendar represents professional development opportunities
from across campus. This calendar and its workshops are supported by: Human Resources,
Center for Faculty Excellence, Healthy U, Student Affairs and many more.