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Spring 2019


Title of Presentation


Feb. 4 Powered by Hope Teri Griege
Feb. 5 RESPOND Rachel Mayfield
Feb. 23 RESPOND Rachel Mayfield
Feb. 26 Opportunity Town Cris Jacobson
Feb. 28 It's Not What You Say It's HOW You Say It® Barbara Teicher
Mar. 7 Green Dot: Changing the Conversation about Violence Danielle Koonce
Mar. 19 Quill Power – The New Will Power for Success in a Prickly World Steven Iwersen
Apr. 3 CONNECT…How to Get Great Results in Relationships & Teamwork Cathy Newton
Apr. 15 Building and Using a Professional LinkedIn Profile Travis Kline

Register online!

 Student employees should record attending Career Pathing sessions on timesheets


Presentation 1
"Powered by Hope"

Teri Griege

Inspirational Speaker


Date:               Monday, February 4, 2019
Time:               11:00am or 1:00pm
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Through her inspirational story, Teri has developed all-purpose tools for battling adversity that are extremely impactful. Her tactics are simple, easily implemented, and incredibly powerful.

Presentation 2

Rachel MayfieldRESPOND

Counselor, University Wellness Center
Northwest Missouri State University

Date #1:      Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:00pm-7:00pm
Date #2:      Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:00pm-6:00pm (This session is closed due to maximum capacity)
Length:        4 Hours
Location:      The Station (Center Room)

You may NOT miss class to attend

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

The course is organized around the acronym RESPOND

Recognize signs
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 2 Career Pathing Sessions.

Presentation 3
"Opportunity Town"

Cris Jacobson, Instructor


Psychology, Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time:               10:00 am or 2:30 pm
Length:            90 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Welcome to Opportunity Town, a beautiful place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed! Or do they? This simulation and discussion will explore how a system based upon privilege impacts our daily lives.

*Must have a minimum of 20 participants to conduct this session. Session will be canceled if there are not enough participants. Session will be limited to a total of 40 participants, so don’t wait to register!

Presentation 4
"It's Not What You Say, It's HOW You Say It®"

Barbara Teicher, CSPBarbara

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, or 3:30 pm
Length: 60 minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Words are powerful tools. Have you ever had someone take offense at something you’ve said... and you have no idea why? “It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s HOW You Say It.®”

The "way" you say something can be more important and have greater impact than the words you actually use. The intention behind the words we try to convey may be totally different than the message being perceived. They are often not in sync at all... Why?

Join international and two-time TEDx speaker, published author and business coach, Barbara Teicher CSP, as she shares the secrets of strengthening relationships and improving communication because “It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s HOW You Say it.®”

By the end this program you’ll be able to:

  • Diagnose the situations/people where a level of discomfort exists and why
  • Recognize the reasons for disconnects in conversations and relationships
  • Identify the 6 step “It’s HOW You Say It®” principle
  • Determine how to make a V.A.S.T. difference

Presentation 5
"Green Dot: Changing the Conversation about Violence"

Danielle KoonceMallett
Green Dot Coordinator, Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time:               10:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

At Northwest Missouri State, we’re committed to preventing violence. Green Dot is a violence prevention initiative focused on reducing violence, including stalking, sexual assault, and partner violence. A green dot is any behavior‚ choice‚ word‚ or attitude that interrupts violence or sends the message that violence is not okay with you. As a part of the Northwest community, you can help set the norm that violence is unacceptable and everyone is expected to do their part to keep our community safe. Through this program we will explore how to identify concerning behaviors that might indicate violence, unique ways to interrupt violence by drawing on your strengths and personality, and how the Green Dot approach could be beneficial and useful to you as you develop as a professional.


Presentation 6
"Quill Power-The New Will Power for Success in a Prickly World"

Steven IwersenSteven
Aurora Pointe, LLC.

Date:              Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time:              11:00 am, 1:00 pm or 3:30 pm
Length:           60 Minutes
Location:         Student Union Ballroom

The Power of Positive Accountability and Actions to Increase Personal Success

It has been said that “where there is a will, there is a way.”  But, finding that way is sometimes elusive or seemingly exclusive.  Achieving Championship Results can be experienced when you have the strategic skills to match that personal will.

Let’s Get To The Point:  How you perceive your circumstance and achieve your highest potential depends on your ability to attract respectful relationships, overcome limitations, resolve conflict, communicate with others, and hold yourself accountable to the strategic decisions that move you to your finish line!  If you want people to cooperate with you, partner with you, buy from you — or even love you-you’re going to have to start making an effort to be the BEST YOU.  Your success is a culmination of the attitude, mindset, and actions you choose today!

Steven takes you inside the arena of real life personal and professional challenges, and with his signature style of humor, storytelling, and interactive delivery, reveals the simple strategies that can help you redirect negative attitudes and outcomes into positive, courageous, and productive results!

Presentation 7
"CONNECT...How to Get Great Results in Relationships & Teamwork"

Cathy NewtonCathy
Author & Speaker

Date:               Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time:               11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Do you understand the power of CONNECTION? It’s the principle that sustains relationships, elevates productivity and stabilizes trust. It’s your ability to positively affect the thoughts and actions of other people. And it requires some risk! Connecting with others flows through the filters of your HEAD (Cognition), HEART (Love) and GUTS (Emotional Intelligence) requiring you to take intellectual, social and emotional risks. Exercise your “risk taking” muscles! Learn commonsense strategies to understand your filters and maximize your influence.  Think of the great results you will get. RISK IT!

Presentation 8
"Building and Using a Professional LinkedIn Profile"

Travis KlineTravis
Career Development Coordinator/Internships, Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Monday, April 15, 2019
Time:               10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Are you LinkedIn? If not, you need to be. LinkedIn has more than 500 million users, and is used by more than 90% of corporate recruiters. If you are looking for a job or internship LinkedIn can be a major asset. This presentation will cover the major parts of a LinkedIn profile, best practices for students and tips on how to use LinkedIn to supercharge your networking and job search.