Navigating Fresno State Professional Development Calendar

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Month of May


Navigating Fresno State

Peaceful Problem Solving in a Multicultural Environment
9:30 -  1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Vintage Room

The learning objectives of this interactive seminar include: (1) promote a culture of peace through inclusive dialogue, (2) describe fundamental concepts of conflict and conflict management, (3) identifying and resolving cultural conflicts, and (4) demonstrate an understanding of moral and humanitarian issues in peace and conflict studies.

Working with Difficult People*
(CSU's Got Talent webcast)

10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, Library 4115

Your work day is filled with them -- people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. In this session, Amy Cooper Hakim details specific techniques for handling them, with easy-to-follow scenarios for different situations. She will discuss modern issues including technology, generation gaps, and language barriers. Learn the kinds of culprits, from tyrants and bullies (regular & cyber) to the pushy and presumptuous; and helpful strategies and phrases for diffusing workplace tensions and effectively resolving conflicts.   In this webcast, Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., Author & Industrial-Organizational Psychology Practitioner and Workplace Expert presents “Working With Difficult People: Handling Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind” based on the principles in her book, Working With Difficult People.

*If you prefer to participate in this webinar at your desk, you can join for free at Please note, you must also register via PeopleSoft for this to count towards your professional development.

Leadership Lunch & Learn

Detecting Deception
noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Library 2134

Join Dr. Daniel Bernard, Executive Director of Continuing and Global Education, for an engaging conversation and practical tips on Detecting Deception. This presentation will include an overview of how to detect deceptive communication, including nonverbal indicators, communication patterns, and common misconceptions. Pizza and salad will be provided.

Enhancing Your Technical Skills

OU Campus Training
11 - 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Library 2127

Learn how to navigate OU Campus and post text, photos, graphics, and tables to your campus websites. Please bring your own laptop to the training.

Activity Classes**

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, ED 360

Utilize non-impact exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance and inner awareness.

Circuit Training
5:30 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, ED 140

Combine interval training, full body weight exercises, and core workouts to strengthen and tone your whole body.

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Thursday, South Gym 134

With a combination of aerobic activity, agility, balance, and strength training, you can shed any unwanted pounds and tone your muscles in this moderate exercise class.

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Friday, ED 360

A mind-body practice that combines gentle stretching exercises, controlled breathing, relaxation techniques, and restorative poses.

**Activity classes end the week of May 6. Look for an announcement regarding June activity classes coming soon.


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.