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FALL 2021

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 Student employees should record attending Career Pathing sessions on timesheets

Monday Morning Meditation

Monday Morning Meditation

Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All Coordinator
Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Mondays, Aug. 23 - Nov. 29
Time:               10 a.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union, The Carnahan Student Senate Chamber

Participate in a guided meditation practice to get your week started on a positive note. Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment, and eventually you may start to better understand them as well.


Wellness Workshop

Wellness Workshop

Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All Coordinator
Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Wednesdays, Aug. 25 - Dec. 1
Time:               3 p.m. 
Length:            50 minutes
Location:          Student Union Meeting Room D

These workshops will offer various topics including resilience, stress, anxiety, sleeping patterns, depression, journaling, developing connections, setting goals, and hop. Resources, activities, improving mental wellness, and normalizing mental illness are important topics in all these workshops. No registration is required.


Green Dot Overview

Green Dot Overview

Ben Moran, Violence Prevention Coordinator
Wellness Center
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               You may attend any of the following days:
                       Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. (Student Union Meeting Room D)
                       Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon (Zoom - Invitation to follow)
                       Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. (Student Union Meeting Room D)
                       Wednesday, Oct. 20 at noon (Zoom - Invitation to follow)
                       Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. (Student Union Meeting Room D)
                       Wednesday, Dec. 8 at noon (Zoom - Invitation to follow)
Length:            60 Minutes

Register for this 60-minute Green Dot session to learn the basics of recognizing the signs of power-based personal violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking) and how to be an effective bystander to prevent violence from happening on our campus and in our community. Violence is not tolerated at Northwest Missouri State University and everyone on our campus is expected to do their part. Register today to find your Green Dot.

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Green Dot Bystander Training

Green Dot Bystander Training

Ben Moran, Violence Prevention Coordinator
Wellness Center
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               You may attend any of the following days:
                       Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.
                       Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.
                       Thursday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.                 
Length:            3 Hours
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Register for this main Green Dot Bystander Intervention session to learn everything Green Dot has to offer. From understanding power-based personal violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking) and how to be an effective bystander to understanding reactive and proactive response to violence as well as relevant resources and connections, register today to help make a difference. Violence isn’t tolerated at Northwest Missouri State University and no one has to do everything but everyone has to do something. Register today.

Attending the Green Dot Bystander training session counts for two Career Pathing Sessions.

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Mock Interview Day

Mock Interview Day

Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Wednesday, Sept. 22
Time:               8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Length:            30 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Third Floor

This event will be held both in-person and virtually. If you are interested in participating via Zoom, please email Hannah Christian at hannahc@nwmissouri.edu.

The goal of this event is to help students gain interviewing experience by meeting face-to-face with real employers. During the interview, the employers will provide students with feedback on their resume, interview responses, and overall impression. We encourage employers to use their own interview format to make mock interviews as close to a real interview as possible.

Each mock interview session will be approximately 30 minutes, which allows:

  • 20 minutes to conduct the interview
  • 5-10 minutes to critique the resume/interviewing skills and provide feedback  

HOW TO SIGN UP
Begins: Monday, Aug. 30
Ends: When all interviews are filled

Spots will fill up quickly!
To reserve an interview spot, come into the Career Services office in Administration Building 130, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must submit a resume to reserve an interview spot. Interviews are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Sign-up as soon as possible for best availability!


RESPOND

RESPOND

Rachel Mayfield MA, LPC
Counselor/Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Sunday, Sept. 26 OR Wednesday, Sept. 29
Time:               1 p.m.
Length:            4 Hours
Location:          The Station Center

RESPOND is a program designed to teach the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) how to recognize and respond to mental health concerns. This course is organized around the acronym RESPOND:

Recognize signs
Empathize
Share concerns
Pose open questions
Offer hope
Navigate resources and policy 
Do self-care

Content includes a brief overview of mental health problems on college campuses, discussion about stigma and culture, and an overview of signs associated with mental health problems. The remainder of the course is focused on how to effectively respond with basic listening and empathy, risk assessment, support, referral, and taking care of self (including appropriate boundaries based on role or personal preference). The course is designed to be interactive about 70% of the four hour day.

Please be sure to bring your Bearcat ID card in order to record your attendance at this session. Attending one RESPOND training session counts for two Career Pathing Sessions.

Select to Register for Sept. 26 

Select to Register for Sept. 29  

*These training dates are for students only.


Managing Stress so that Stress Doesn't Manage You

Managing Stress so that Stress Doesn't Manage You

Michele Burch Reid, MS
Principal at LCI, Legacy Consulting Institute
Organizational Effectiveness & Personal Development Consultant

www.legacyconsultinginstitute.com 

Date:               Thursday, Sept. 30                                                                               
Time:               11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

In this interactive workshop, Michele Burch Reid, MS, guides you in learning how stress affects the body, how to reverse those effects, and build resilience.

Michele Burch Reid, MS, founder of Legacy Consulting Institute specializes personal and professional development, using personality type and emotional intelligence. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations working to improve individual and team performance. She has a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology and an undergraduate degree in Psychology & Child Development from the University of Kansas. Michele has several certifications in the area of Personality Type, emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Biofeedback and other brain based tools.


Nobody Ever Wins a Fight

Nobody Ever Wins a Fight

Dale Stewart, Author

Date:               Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time:               11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. 
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Whether a natural result of being human or an intentional creation, the air seems to be filled with the behavior and language of conflict. Most individuals lose employment not from lack of ability to “do the job” but from lack of ability to get along with others.

This interactive workshop will help participants learn to listen carefully to others, and to themselves. Techniques and language clues will be shared to help an individual or group navigate the “Levels and Momentum of Conflict” and slice through the “Golf Ball of Perception and Power.”

W. Dale Stewart has spent a lifetime of working with individuals and groups as a mediator, police detective, consultant and ordained minister. He has led conflict resolution workshops in the U.S. and Canada, as has served as a mediator with courts throughout Missouri.


Creating an Inclusive Environment Through Inclusive Language

Creating an Inclusive Environment Through Inclusive Language

Dr. Justin Mallett, Assistant Vice President
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Monday, Oct. 18
Time:               10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

This presentation will look at the importance of using inclusive language in our efforts to create and foster an inclusive campus environment. This presentation will cover topics such as using gender pronouns, culturally competent language and the importance of fostering an inclusive environment. Dr. Mallett will also answer questions and engage in thoughtful dialogue on the topic to help students understand why inclusion is important.


Bridge the Gap between the 4 Generations

Bridge the Gap between the 4 Generations

Candy Whirley, CSP
SBG Services, LLC

www.candywhirley.com 

Date:               Thursday, Nov. 11
Time:               9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 2 p.m.
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

This interactive, energetic and entertaining presentation will enable participants to truly understand that there are not only differences but commonalities between generations X, Y, Boomers, and even Zs!

Takeaways:
-Understand HOW to motivate, communicate with the Boomers to the Zs.
-Understand 5 key ideas about how each generation ... like what is their work ethic?
-Learn how we keep the Generation Zs from job hopping.


Leverage: Turn Your Campus Job into a Career

Leverage: Turn Your Campus Job into a Career

Hannah Christian, Assistant Director and Travis Kline, Internship Coordinator
Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Dates:              Wednesday, Nov. 17
Time:               11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          The Student Union Ballroom

Your on-campus job does more than just provide you with a paycheck. Join Hannah Christian, director of Career Services, and Travis Kline, internship coordinator, for a workshop that will explore the multitude of professional skills, networking opportunities, and personal development your campus job offers. This interactive session will include feedback from various student employee supervisors and across campus and real world examples of how your fellow Bearcats have made the most of their student employment experiences. You will also learn how you can use these resources to better your career options after graduation.