2015 Workshops

Early Morning Session (6:45-7:45 PM)
Yoga

Please join Margo Sorum for an early morning Yoga session to start your day right. Please bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.


Registration and Breakfast (7:30-8:00 AM) - Lucy Cuddy Hall (CUDY)

Opening Ceremony (8:15-9:00 AM) - Wendy Williamson Auditorium

 

Session 1 Workshops - 9:15-10:15 AM

AN INTRODUCTION TO BICYCLE MAINTENANCE

This workshop demonstrates some basic upkeep for your bicycle, including tips on lubricating the chain and proper tire inflation for riding conditions. We will show how to remove and correctly reinstall the wheels and demonstrate how to repair a flat tire. We will discuss what items riders should carry with them when cycling so that they will have what they need to make the repairs discussed.

AN UNDERSTANDING & COMPARISON OF TABLET DEVICES

CMS 1: SNEAK PEEK OF UAA'S WEBSITE REDESIGN
Take a sneak peek look into UAA's website redesign project with the UAA Web Applications team. See the new Responsive Design and what the new CMS can do for your department. Learn about the project timeline and what you can do to be ready when it's your turn to move into OU Campus.

CONFIDENT INVESTING IN ANY MARKET
So, you are ready to take your investment strategy to the next level. But, where do you begin? You work hard for the money you put in your plan. And you've got important goals you're trying to meet—like an enjoyable retirement.

Smart investors know their portfolio's mix of investments may have a big impact on their long-term growth potential. But with evolving market trends and a multitude of economic factors influencing the financial markets, how can you stay on top of your asset allocation? With the "Confident Investing in Any Market" seminar, we're going to share with you some more sophisticated concepts and tools for evaluating investments to help you get more from your retirement savings. By carefully monitoring your choice of investments, you can help ensure that your savings strategy is set up for success.

DEGREEWORKS: AN OVERVIEW
Get an overview of DegreeWorks, a web-based degree auditing and academic advising tool. Learn how to read a DegreeWorks audit, use the "what if" feature, add notes and create degree plans. There will be time for Q&A at the end, so please bring your questions!

DOCUSIGN
Ever need the boss's signature but they're traveling for business? Boss forgot to sign line 237 and initial line 843? Problems like this arise and cause missed opportunities and decreased production. DocuSign is a solution to help streamline signature routing and decrease mistakes. Join me in learning the basics of DocuSign and how to get your very own account.

ENVISION YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE –LINCOLN

EXCEL: BEYOND BASICS
So, you've mastered the basics of Excel.You can easily enter data, sort your data, format your worksheets, and work with common functions like SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, etc.But there is so much more!

In this two-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Quickly summarize large amounts of data using Excel's Pivot Table and Subtotal functionality,
  • Ensure better accuracy in your data entry by establishing Data Validation rules,
  • Visually highlight data of interest using Conditional Formatting,
  • Analyze and manipulate your data utilizing a variety of powerful and useful functions like =VLOOKUP, =SUMIFS, =CONCATENATE, and much, much more.

GREENHOUSE TOUR
Get a behind the scenes look UAA's greenhouse. Each year students and staff grow a variety of plants and flowers from seed to enhance the beauty of UAA property. Come see what we have planned for this year's gardens!

I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS, I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS, I DO, I DO, I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS!
Have you heard the stories? Faucets that turn themselves on in locked rooms. Pianos that play by themselves. A woman in white that vanishes before your very eyes. Ghostly laughter from thin air. Beautiful brunettes pushed down stairs by unseen hands. Since the 1970's the Wendy Williamson has had the reputation of being haunted. Now is your chance to experience the thrill yourself as the staff of the WWA take you on a one hour terror tour and tell you tales of the other side including our first-hand accounts. Only the very bravest should apply.

MONEY AT WORK: FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTING
Information to help you determine which investment vehicles are right for you. Discuss what stocks, annuities, mutual funds, and IRAs are so you can determine which one benefits your needs.Learn about risk and finding risk tolerance.See how the same principles work for short-term and long term goals.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL CONTROL - DENALI ALASKAN FCU
We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there requires discipline and goals. This Denali Alaskan BALANCE workshop will teach you actionable ways to personal financial control –including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get you on the road to personal financial success.

PLANETARIUM SHOW
River of Bears:Come to Alaska to see the largest gathering of bears in the world!Shot in stunning 4K full-dome video, River of Bears takes you to the legendary McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than 100 brown bears congregate each summer to fish, mate and prepare for the harsh Alaska winter.Immerse yourself in this wild setting while learning from experts how the bears navigate one another with remarkable intelligence in order to survive.You will never see these iconic animals the same way again.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
Public Employees' Retirement System - The Retirement Process for Tiers I, II and III
Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Seminar Schedule - The Retirement Process: This seminar is for PERS members who are interested in retirement eligibility, the retirement process, pension options, forms, timing of benefits and enrollment in the State of Alaska Retiree Health Insurance Plan.

RETIREMENT STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN
Translating retirement goals into reality can be tricky for women because they often face gender-specific financial challenges.At this educational workshop, you'll learn:

  • How retirement planning is different for women
  • The benefits of participating in your workplace plan
  • How sound investment planning can put your money to work
  • How to take action toward achieving a comfortable lifestyle in retirement

SOCIAL INCLUSION AND EQUITY (All Day Workshop)
Everyone Counts and Everyone is Appreciated.True or false?

Please join the NCBI team for a series of incremental activities that will help individuals:

  • Celebrate their similarities and differences, recognize misinformation individuals have learned about other groups, including their own,
  • Learn about and reevaluate personal attitudes and behavior that are based on the impact of prejudice and discrimination,
  • Claim pride for one's group identities,
  • Understand the personal impact of discrimination through the telling of stories, and
  • Learn intervention skillsfor dealing effectively with offensive remarks and behavior

The NCBI Social Inclusion and Equity Workshop needs your voice!

SUICIDE PREVENTION GATEKEEPER
Suicide continues to be a serious concern across Alaska and the UAA community. Research shows 22% of students at UAA have experienced suicidal ideation at some point in their lives. Of these, 6% are considered to be at very high risk, reporting serious contemplation of suicide within the last 12 months (NCHA, 2009). But, suicide can be prevented. Seeking help for suicide risk is effective.

UAA staff can impact the lives of students on a daily basis and promote student health and well-being. In order to strengthen the wider campus community, the UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative, co-led by the Student Health and Counseling Center and the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, invites staff to be trained as suicide prevention "gatekeepers." This workshop will discuss verbal and behavioral clues associated with suicide risk among college students, offer ideas on how to interact effectively with a student who may be at risk for suicide, and provide information about campus and community support services. Please join us in becoming part of a growing community of gatekeepers on the UAA campus.

THE ART OF LEADING YOURSELF AND TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP

THE TOOLS OF ESTATE PLANNING:HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOBThis interactive session will cover some of the most common tools of estate planning.You will learn about:

  • The difference between a power of attorney and an advance health care directive.
  • How best to own property to avoid probate.
  • Whether avoiding probate is important, or not.
  • When a living trust is the appropriate tool to use.
  • When a will is essential.
  • The importance of how you own your property.

Bring your questions and join the discussion!

TITLE IX
Title IX is a section of the federal law under the Higher Education Act that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. Many people have known it as a law requiring equal male-female representation in sports teams at U.S. colleges and universities, but it actually demands gender equity in all areas of colleges and universities that receive federal assistance.The law states that "no person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Therefore, Title IX forbids sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and violence, in all university student services and academic programs.

UAA TECHBEAT

WOLFLYNC
Is an email sometimes too much to write up, do you need to just send a quick instant message to a colleague? Ever have those days you want to show something on your computer screen to your coworker across campus? How about a way for you to conference and collaborate with students, staff, faculty or maybe a peer in Florida? Learn all this and more with an in depth chat and demonstration with UAA's Skype for Business server. Join us to learn about a new way to communicate, organize and be more productive in your day to day workflow.

 

Session 2 Workshops - 10:30-11:30 AM


 

Lunch Session (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) - Lucy Cuddy Hall (CUDY) and Quad
One Lunch Session

 

Session 3 Workshops - 1:15-2:15 PM

 
 

Session 4 Workshops - 2:30-3:30 PM


 

Closing Ceremony   (3:45-4:30 PM) - Student Union, Lower Level

 

Note regarding CEU’s: Participants will be provided a certificate of attendance which may be used for certification through organizations such as HRCI and ASCPA.