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Northwest Missouri State University


Personal and Professional Development Opportunities (Fall 2014)

Date

Title of Presentation

Presenter

Jan. 21 Making the Dream a Reality: How are you showing up in the world? Steven Bryant
Feb. 3 Defining Your Personal Brand - Merging What They See With Who You Are Shannon Oleen
Feb. 16 Show Me The Money Grant Baldwin
Feb. 26 How to Be Your Awesome Self and a Team Player Dr. Julie Connor
March 9 Are You LINKEDIN? Create Your Personal Brand with an Effective LinkedIn Profile Allison Hoffmann
March 18 Make Your Work Day More Efficient:  5 simple rules to live by. Rebecca Evans
April 2 Resumes... the simple truth Stacey Stokes
April 14 Yikes! You used the wrong fork at dinner and fist bumped the boss! Janis Kliethermes

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Presentation 1 - “Making the Dream a Reality:  How are you showing up in the world?"

Steven Bryant, Director Intercultural AffairsStevenBryant
Intercultural/International Center
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week it is important for us to reflect upon the principles of Dr. King and his vision for peace, justice, unity, and equity.  This hands on activity will help us learn about our own biases/assumptions and how we think about these.  Through understanding our own thought process, and paying attention to the voice in our head, we can make equity and justice a reality.  Join the conversation and learn about how you are showing up!

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Presentation 2 -  “Defining Your Personal Brand - Merging What They See With Who You Are”

Shannon OleenShannon Oleen
Keynote Speaker - Inspiration Coach - Emcee
www.ShannonOleen.com 
 

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Shannon spent several years as an Executive Recruiter,
placing young adults and professionals with companies all across America. As a
recruiter, Shannon learned first-hand exactly what employers and hiring
managers are looking for. Additionally, as a former NFL Cheerleader,
Shannon knows exactly how to groom your inner confidence with your outer
appearance to put the best foot forward in any job scenario. Whether you’re meeting a new friend or a potential new boss, be sure you’re sending the best message possible about yourself to others—your success depends on it! In this program, Shannon helps participants explore how to optimize their “personal brand” to achieve success in every aspect of life.

 

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Presentation 3 - "Show Me The Money"

Grant BaldwinGrantBaldwin

The Baldwin Group
www.grantbaldwin.com

Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
Session Times: 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

This workshop helps participants get a better understanding of money management and how their decisions with money today, both good and bad, will affect their options and opportunities tomorrow. Grant will address common financial issues for participants including credit cards, balancing work with life, budgeting, and planning for the future. This workshop is very interactive and engaging and will help participants create a game plan for what to do with money.

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Presentation 4 - “How to Be Your Awesome Self and a Team Player"

Dr. Julie ConnorDrJulieConnor
Dr. Julie Connor, Inc.
www.DrJulieConnor.com  

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Session Times: 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length: 90 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

How do you feel when someone announces a "team project?" Are you filled with excitement - or dread? Do you ever feel like everyone is jockeying for leadership status? Competing to beat one another down? Surprisingly, you can speak your truth and discover keys that reveal how the words and actions of others are rooted in personality preferences. Engage in dialogue and teamwork activities that create opportunities to build authentic relationships grounded in trust. Time will be allowed for personal reflection, discussion, and activities that allow participants to deepen effective communication skills. 

  • Learn more about your own personality preferences.  Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you see the big picture or do you have an eye for detail? Do you prefer structure or would you rather "wing it?"
  • Discover how different personality preferences shape our perceptions of others.
  • Apply new understandings of different personality types to effectively communicate with others.

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 Presentation 5 - “Are You LINKEDIN? Create Your Personal Brand with an Effective LinkedIn Profile"

Allison Hoffmann, InstructorAllison Hoffmann
Department of Business
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Do you think LinkedIn is Facebook or Twitter for “old people”? Does LinkedIn intimidate you? If so, you likely aren’t alone. Attend this session focused on create an effective LinkedIn profile. Worried you won’t have any connections? Don’t be! Whether you are a freshman, a senior, or a community member, this session will provide tips to create or strengthen your personal brand using LinkedIn.

Attendees will leave this session with the following:

  • A checklist to create an effective LinkedIn profile
  • An understanding of how to include classwork, student/community organizations, and projects to create an effective profile
  • Ideas to tailor your profile to your career goals
  • Knowledge to turn current relationships into opportunities using LinkedIn

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Presentation 6 - “Make Your Workday More Efficient:  5 simple rules to live by.”

Rebecca Evans, Regional DirectorRebecca Evans
Small Business & Technology Development Center

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Session Times: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Are you as productive as you'd like to be? Would you like to make your workday more streamlined? Learn 5 simple things you can do to make your workday more efficient. This is not just another time management or desk organization seminar. This will be an interactive learning experience that will leave you with knowledge you can immediately apply to your workday.

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Presentation 7 - “Resumes... the simple truth"

Stacey Stokes, Career Development Coordinator/Employer RelationsStacey Stokes
Office of Career Services

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Session Times: 9:30 a.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Don’t know where to start? What should you include?  Is one page really the limit?  If you are wondering what the answers are to some of these questions, you are in the right place.  Whether you are just beginning to write your resume or need to make updates, this presentation will discuss how to strategically manage this sometime daunting process. We will talk about what employers want, the importance of understanding your industry, and how to best represent what you have to offer.

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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Presentation 8 - "Yikes! You used the wrong fork at dinner and fist bumped the boss!”

Janis KliethermesJanis Kliethermes
Etiquette Kansas City
www.etiquettekansascity.com

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. 
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Is the first impression you’re giving people really the best impression? Some manners never go out of style and companies today are seeking those who know them and use them. We will prepare you for that luncheon interview and the do’s and don’ts at the table. Do you chew gum in public? Do you think it’s alright to walk into an interview with a Starbuck’s cup in your hand? What do you do if you have to introduce someone and you’ve forgotten their name? Is it proper manners to send a thank you note by email? What . . . you’ve never sent a thank you note?!? Then you better come join this fun and informative class that will answer these questions and prepare you to make a memorable first impression!

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