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Northwest Missouri State University


Personal and Professional Development Opportunities (Spring 2014)

Date

Title of Presentation

Presenter

Jan.22
“Why Aren’t They Following Me?:  Generational Differences”
Dr. Sue Myllykangas       
Feb.4
“Reverse-Engineering Your Life”
Kyle Scheele
Feb. 13
"So Much To Do, So Little Time”
Grant Baldwin
Feb. 24
“meManagement™” Dr. Kozhi Makai
Mar. 4
"Color Personality"
Rebecca Maier
Mar. 17
“Fueling The Fire Without Burning Out: Managing Stress To Build Capacity And Accomplish Great Things”
Dr. Alisha Francis
April. 10 
“Upgrade Your Image To Upgrade Your Life”
Mary Anne Vaccaro
April. 23
"The Power of Social Media" Joan Schneider

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Presentation 1 - “Why Aren’t They Following Me?: Generational Differences”

Dr. Sue Myllykangas, Associate Professorz
Department of Recreation
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Session Times: 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Understanding why people choose to follow someone is important to becoming an effective leader.  Today, for the first time in history, it is possible to interact with persons from 6 different generations.  This interactive session will explain the important differences between generations and how to best communicate with participants from each one.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the various mindsets of different generations.
  • Improve communication with members from the various generations.
  • Be able to list at least 3 characteristics of each generation.

 

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Presentation 2 -  “Reverse-Engineering Your Life”

Kyle Scheele, Motivational Speakerz
The Baldwin Group 

www.kylescheele.com

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Session Times: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

It’s one thing to WANT an amazing life, but how do you actually GET one? How do you decide what to do with your life? What career do you pursue? What trips do you take? And once you decide, how do you get there?
The answer lies in reverse-engineering. In this workshop, motivational speaker Kyle Scheele helps participants “begin with the end in mind”, backtracking step-by-step to plan out the right path to reach their dream.

Questions include:

  • How do I decide what to do with my life?
  • How do I know if I’m being unrealistic?
  • What should my next steps be?
  • Who are the people who can help me reach my dream?

Participants will walk away with a list of actionable steps to take towards achieving their dream and living a better story. 

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Presentation 3 - "So Much To Do, So Little Time”

Grant Baldwinz

The Baldwin Group
www.grantbaldwin.com

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Session Times: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Job. School. Family. Stress. Life. How in the world can you even begin to balance all of these responsibilities and pressures and yet still remain focused in the workplace? In this workshop, we'll walk through how to establish priorities and create some sense of balance out of the organized chaos that is life! You will come away with specific ideas that you will be able to implement into your life immediately that will make you better outside of the workplace, which will lead to being better inside the workplace.

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Presentation 4 - “meManagement™”

Dr. Kozhi Makaiz
Kozhi Makai Worldwide

www.kozhimakai.com

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

I saw the power in giving up on managing “time” and instead focusing my efforts on managing myself in a more effective, efficient manner 
– meManagement™ Conference Attendee

In this session, Dr. Makai teaches how viewing time from a different perspective can increase excellence in the individual and the organization. meManagement™ is a philosophy of excellence; it allows individuals to form and fashion their days and actions by managing themselves and not time. Dr. Makai blends his professional sports, psychological, corporate, and academic experience to connect purpose, strengths/weaknesses, and excellence with managing yourself. This is a powerful session loaded with important life, personal and professional management lessons.

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 Presentation 5 - “Color Personality”

Rebecca Maier, Coordinatorz
Residential Life
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Session Times: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Have you ever wondered why you click with some people and sometimes struggled to work along the side of others?  It’s not a matter of not being able to work with someone; it’s about learning to appreciate their strengths and abilities as a teammate!  Color Personality will give you an opportunity to learn about how you show up and how to better understand the people around you.  Leading or following, Color Personality is a fun and easy way to jump start you and your team!

 

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Presentation 6 - “Fueling The Fire Without Burning Out: Managing Stress To Build Capacity And Accomplish Great Things”

Dr. Alisha Francis, Directorz
Teaching and Learning Center
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Session Times: 9:00 am, 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

It’s easy to think of the negative effects of stress, but that’s only part of the picture. Stress can actually help us build strength and accomplish important goals. This session will help participants consider the ways they can manage the negative effects of stress in order to realize the benefits while minimizing negative impact.

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Presentation 7 - “Upgrade Your Image To Upgrade Your Life”

Mary Anne Vaccaroz

Vaccaro Vaccaro Inc. 
www.maryannevaccaro.com

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

First Impressions are visual.  Without saying a word, we present information about ourselves by the way we’re dressed and with our makeup, hairstyles, facial hair, expressions, body language, and more.
The way we look speaks of who we are.  The stronger the statement, the more it provokes a judgment from an observer.

In today’s casual world,  how is casual for the workplace defined?  What is the right professional look for what you do and for your age and size?  When is it important to wear a suit? What key pieces belong in every working and weekend wardrobe?  How is it best to dress for a job interview?  What accessories are important to finish your look?  These questions and more will be addressed with examples for all in a variety of life and work situations.

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Presentation 8 - “The Power of Social Media”

Joan Schneider, Directorz

Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University 

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Session Times: 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Social media has the power to make or break your career. Learn how to protect and project yourself on these globalized platforms. Anyone interested in securing a job, internship, or student teaching experience while in school should attend. Did you know, employers access social media outlets to research potential candidates? Google yourself......See you Wednesday, April 23.

Note:  This session is targeted at a student employee audience, however a student employment supervisor observing this session can identify ways to assist student employee growth.

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