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Personal and Professional Development Opportunities



Rachel Mayfield, Counselor
University Wellness Center
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Tuesday, January 14, 2020 
Time:               12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Length:            4 Hours
Location:          The Station (Center Room)

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 of personal preference). The course is designed to be interactive about 70% of the four hour day.

Turning Disruption Into Your Competitive Advantage

Turning Disruption Into Your Competitive Advantage

Steven Iwersen, CSP 
Keynote Speaker & Author
Aurora Pointe, LLC

Date:      Tuesday, April 28, 2020 
Time:      11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length:   60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Industry Disruption. Innovation. Managing Chaos. The new expectation of every leader and industry is to rethink and retool their approach to business if they want to be relevant, see results, and increase revenue. How individuals and organizations respond to this new business culture will determine if they thrive or die. 

Steven Iwersen presents the 4 essentials that the best leaders of large corporations and small businesses are using every day to stay ahead of the crowd and to help avoid getting stuck. Discover how turning chaos into an advantage is as easy as herding porcupines. 

Generations At Work - Interaction Guidelines to Increase Performance

Generations At Work - Interaction Guidelines to Increase Performance

Lauren Schieffer, International Speaker & Author
High Road Solutions

Date:      Thursday, April 30, 2020 
Time:      11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Length:   60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

For the first time in American history, there are four generations in the workplace. The "old folks" are not obsolete, and the "kids" are not sloppy and lazy. Each brings an important energy and contribution to the team. This fun and interactive session allows you to understand each generation's driving influence and gives you what you need to communicate for greater effectiveness and harmony.

Key Takeaways:

  • Core characteristics of each of the four generations
  • Influencing factors that create emotional drivers
  • Tips for communicating with and motivating each generation – especially the largest and still growing generation: Millennials.

Additional Professional Development Opportunities

Additional Professional Development Opportunities

Wellness Services

There are additional professional development opportunities through Wellness Services which can be found here

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