Professional Development Day 2020 | Webster University
Professional Development Day 2020 | Webster University

Professional Development Day 2020

The Webster Staff Alliance Board hosted Professional Development Day 2020 on March 10th.  See the schedule below.

9:00am-9:30am CST

Check-In and Breakfast - ISB 140 Conference Room

9:30am-10:30am CST

Webster University in Context: Higher Education Trends, Webster, and the "New" Environment - ISB 160 or via WebEx:
Presenter: Justin Bitner
Description: This session will explore selected trends and predictions about the state of higher education in the US, and where Webster is situated within this context. Data from disparate sources are synthesized to address which trends are emerging, which ones are actually old news, and which ones receive an outsized role in the media. Topics will include changing demographics, enrollment, the online space, college closures, regulation, and public perception, among others.

10:45am-11:45am CST

Office 365 Productivity - EAB 108 / EAB 110 or via WebEx:
Password: 1234
Presenter: Elvir Mandzukic
Description: Learn to collaborate both more effectively and efficiently at Webster University using Office 365. In this 1-hour hands-on session, you will have the opportunity to use your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop and We will review how to set up calendar meetings, reminders and how to receive agenda summaries on your mobile device as a text. You will also learn to build and share resources on OneDrive and collaborate on teams.

Multigenerational Motivation - EAB 137 or via WebEx:
Password: 1234
Presenter: Justin Barton
Description: There's something interesting going on in the workplace right now. It's composed of multiple generations. This is the first time in modern history that there are five generations working side-by-side. That can be a challenge for leaders who are trying to bring their team together in accomplishing a shared goal. But, that can be accomplished once you understand how each generation wants to be motivated. We will join together and take a look at how we can create a culture designed to help foster mutigenerational motivation.

12:00pm-12:45pm CST

Lunch - EAB Commons

12:45pm-1:30pm CST

Keynote Speaker: Rebeccah Bennett: Unleashing Your Liberated Self: Your Personal Superhero - EAB Commons or via WebEx:
Password: 1234
rebeccahDescription: Rebeccah Bennett is Founder and Principal of Emerging Wisdom LLC and its subsidiary, InPower Institute. Launched in 2006, Emerging Wisdom is a forward thinking social enterprise that helps individuals live empowered lives; leaders build impactful organizations, and communities advance brighter futures. At Emerging Wisdom, Rebeccah and her team conduct personal and professional development programs, organizational improvement efforts, and social transformation initiatives. Within these focus areas, they provide an array of offerings, including consulting, training, facilitation and planning, coaching and professional speaking.
In 2010, Rebeccah opened InPower Institute, a division of Emerging Wisdom that serves as a center for community healing and optimal living. Through InPower, she has formed an alliance of healers, change agents, activists, educators, faith leaders and wellness practitioners who co-create healing spaces that advance both personal well-being and community transformation. Annually, InPower offers hundreds of programs and events that spur human growth, creativity and recovery from trauma. Participants are supported in unleashing their personal power and in using this power to create extraordinary lives and a more just and vibrant world.
Through Emerging Wisdom and InPower Institute, Rebeccah has helped tens of thousands of people and countless organizations effect positive change in the areas of organizational and community leadership, economic development, racial equity, public health and safety, environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion and girls and women's and empowerment. Though her areas of interest and expertise are wide-ranging, her work is singularly focused on elevating the human condition.

1:45pm-2:45pm CST

CX (CARS/Jenzamate) Training - EAB 104 or via WebEx:
Password: 1234
Presenter: Susan Tomey
Description: What is CX and what it is not? Not sure how to navigate CX? Attendees will learn how to navigate CX and best practices.

Managing Personal Finances - EAB 137 or via this link: (Must register for webinar and then you will receive logon information)
Presenter: ComPsych Corporation
Description: Are money issues causing you to worry and stress? Do you buy items, even if you don't need them, just because they are on sale and you know you are "saving money?" Do you pay only the minimum balance on your credit cards? Is debt mounting in your life to the point where you don't know what to do about it? Do you wish you were saving more money? Money is a huge stressor for many people, but it doesn't have to be. This workshop will help you demystify the numbers and get you living beyond paycheck to paycheck.

3:00pm-4:20pm CST

Self Care Breakout Sessions: These self- care sessions are activities that can help you reduce your stress and enhance your overall well-being in and beyond the workplace. All of the sessions are 15 minutes and run concurrently. Try one or try them all. View on Facebook Live:

Aromatherapy at Work: Ways to Relax, Focus and Thrive - EAB 133
Presenter: Bethany Keller
Description: Learn how to use aromatherapy at work to create an environment for you to thrive. You can create a calming and centering work space to focus with a few simple tools. We'll share quick and accessible ways to benefit from aromatherapy, including aromatic and topical applications. Come ready to experience free smells.

Meditation: Demystified - EAB 134
Presenter: Larry Morris
Description: Meditation doesn't have to be difficult, take up your whole day, or require unrealistic physical flexibility. In as little as 15 minutes or less, you can find your center and still meet that work deadline.

Desk Stretches - EAB 102
Presenter: Nova Health - Lev Furman DC, MS, ACU
Description: This session will address joint mobility, posture, and movement challenges that desk-bound staff members face, with demonstrations of several stretches and techniques to counteract each. 

Finding Balance - EAB 136
Presenter: Cherie Wyatt
Description: How can you create balance while working through all of your daily tasks and key responsibilities? During this session, we will discuss strategies for creating a productive, positive balance in your life.