Professional Development Workshops

Save Mart Center
(workshop descriptions, room locations and maps will be provided later, please check the STAR Day website for updates)
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SESSION 1

9:10AM – 10:00AM

Snack Attack: Healthy Snacks that Pack a Punch
Presented By: Lisa Herzig, PhD, Food Science and Nutrition
Come join us as we help you to find new ways to curb your snack attacks.These easy on the go recipe ideas will put any vending machine to shame.
(Course #000425)

Photography: Be Bold, Take Risks
Presented By: Cary Edmonson, University Communications
It's hard to stand out from the crowd when you don't take risks. One of the best ways to improve your photography skills is to take chances when you're behind the camera. In this session we will focus on photo-taking strategies and concepts that can help take your photography to the next level.
(Course #000426)

Boldly Navigating Uncharted Territory
Presented By: Jothany Blackwood, EdD & George Railey, EdD, SCCCD
Learn strategies to reframe challenges to opportunities and learn to navigate the unknown and changes with confidence.
(Course #000427)

Leadership for a New Century
Presented By: George L. Mehaffy, PhD, AASCU
What are the conditions that foster organizational change?  To what extent are universities similar to other kinds of organizations, and to what extent are they unique? What are some emerging examples of fundamental design changes in universities today?  Join us for a discussion about the leadership principles that can be used to encourage and nurture change in many different university organizations.
(Course #000428)

Inside Money: Management of Expenses and Debt
Presented By: Michael Rosenberg, TIAA-CREF Financial Services
Curious about managing your money? Join this interactive workshop covering debt, expenses, and cash flow management.(Course #000429)

Water Wise Landscape

Presented By: Leslie Feathers, Master Gardener
 
Hear from a master gardener and landscape water conservation specialist how to transition your lawn and garden to a more water wise landscape. (Course #000430)

Session 2
10:10AM – 11:00AM

Why Can't Exercise Be Fun? Myths and Facts About Physical Activity

Presented By: Mark Baldis, PhD, Kinesiology
There has been an extraordinary amount of research about what exercise can, and cannot, do for us. Some of the results from this research is ground-breaking and truly eye-opening. So why do we continue to hold onto the same old beliefs about exercise? You may be surprised to hear some of the news. For instance, did you know that exercise is lousy way to lose weight? What!?(Course #000431)

High-Speed Networking: How Linkedin & Twitter Can Help You Be Bold at Work

Presented By: Chris Vieira, EdD, Administrative Services
Did you think Twitter was just for posting thoughts and Linkedin was just for creating resumes?  Well think again!  These two apps can revolutionize how you network within and outside your organization.  Come to this session to see how you can use these apps to stay connected with colleagues and to create professional networks.
(Course #000432)

Embracing the Unexpected, Accepting Bold Challenges
Presented By: Mrs. Mary G. Castro, Office of the President
There are times when we are faced with the unexpected. The attitude with which you choose to approach something new has a great impact on the quality of your experience. This workshop will explore how to identify your strengths when facing the unknown; embrace bold challenges; and learn from both success and failure. (Course #000433)

Confidence in Event Planning: How to be Bold
Presented By: Jessica Medina, Advising Services
You've been asked to coordinate an event...now what do you do? It may be a birthday party, baby shower, office BBQ, or graduation celebration. No matter what the event, this workshop will help guide you through confidently planning a BOLD event that will knock everyone's socks off. Learn cost cutting techniques, time management, venue information, and much more.
(Course #000434)

Getting Your Financial House in Order
Presented By: Sandy Cha & Stephanie Walzberg, Wells Fargo
One of the greatest causes of stress in families' lives is worry about money. Learn to take control of your finances by developing a spending plan, setting financial goals, improving your credit history, managing and reducing debt and building your savings. (Course #000435)

Be Bold: Take Charge of Your Free Time
Presented By: Provost Andrew Hoff, PhD, Academic Affairs

Everyone depends on me...do I deserve to enjoy my free time? What's possible....exploring my options and resources. Ten new ideas for getting the most of your free time! On my own or inviting others...which works better for me? Making Bold choices to change my leisure life!(Course #000436)

SESSION 3
1:30PM – 2:20PM

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 #000437)

To Boldly Go Where No Notebook Has Gone Before: How Evernote Can Help You Be More Organized and Productive
Presented By: Chris Vieira, EdD, Administrative Services
Tired of creating countless folders in your inbox to organize emails?  Running out of space for more post-its, cards, and to-do lists?  Can't find a note exactly when you need it?  Well, then this session is for you!  Come see how Evernote is revolutionizing the way we take notes and remember things.  Never again will you walk out of a meeting trying to remember every little detail. Why not have Evernote do it for you? (Course #000445)

Competing Paradigms: Techniques for Effective Collaboration & Communication
Presented By: LTC Lorenzo Rios, Army ROTC
Collaborative leaders create an environment where
people can unite behind a common purpose, set of values and shared vision. They support their teams by instilling the freedom to take risks, to fail, to engage in constructive conflict, to participate in decision making, to experiment, to learn and to innovate. This session will explore the BOLD qualities that make collaborative leaders, effective leaders.
(Course #000438)

Dress Like you are on the Runway
Presented By: Rita Lopez, Macy’s
Enjoy a fashion show of Women and Men looks that are fashion foward for work. Fashion show will feature celebrity Fresno State models: Michael Caldwell, Gwen Burks, Lupe Maldonado, Lorrie Wescott and Grace Liu. (Course #000439)

ID Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?
Presented By: Erica Modaffari, Alumni Association, FCFCU
Learn what ID theft is, how crooks get your personal information,   how to protect yourself from fraud, warning signs you may be a victim, and where to go for help.
(Course #000440)

The Art of Graciousness
Presented By: Peter Smits, PhD, University Advancement
The hustle and bustle of the workplace can make graciousness an afterthought. But there’s always time to learn how to be more gracious. Learn tips for creating respect and civility in your workplace. Consider the art of being a gracious advisor and mentor, and how to nurture and refine your skills as a gracious colleague and friend. (Course #000441)

SESSION 4
2:30PM – 3:20PM

Body Flow
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 #000442)

Think Bold. Think Apple. Tech Tips for your Apple Products
Presented By: Mikey Underdown, Kennel Bookstore
From Mac OS to iOS, tech tips for your Apple products. Feel free to bring in your MacBook or iPad for a Q&A session.
(Course #000443)

Promoting (Plant) Growth in an Office Setting
Presented By: Dennis Nef, PhD, Undergraduate Studies
Key principles of effective growth (both plants and people) in an office setting.  Participants will take away ideas for improved performance and a plant for their office. Active (bold) participation required. (Course #000444)

Competing Paradigms: Techniques for Effective Collaboration & Communication
Presented By: LTC Lorenzo Rios, Army ROTC
Collaborative leaders create an environment where people can unite behind a common purpose, set of values and shared vision. They support their teams by instilling the freedom to take risks, to fail, to engage in constructive conflict, to participate in decision making, to experiment, to learn and to innovate. This session will explore the BOLD qualities that make collaborative
leaders, effective leaders.
(Course #000438)

Leadership, Life and Living
Presented By: Bob Boyd, Facilities Management
This interactive workshop will help participants strengthen their leadership skills and build stronger teams at home and at work. We will explore tradition; influence; passion; motivation; trust; sacrifice; creativity and how important it is to enjoy everyday of your life and live it like it may be your last.  Learn techniques to focus on those moments in your life that you never will forget, like the birth of a child, marriage, victories, graduations and peaceful moments. As an added bonus hear some of Bob's tips for cool weekend getaways. (Course #000446)

Bold Do it Yourself Tips and Tricks
Presented By: Angel Langridge, University Communications
Think you need to pay high utility prices this year? Think again. This session will teach you basic home energy saving tips. It will also give you local resources you need to save time and money.
(Course #000447)