Commission on the Status of Women

ASU CSW/SC 2014 Professional Development Conference

Downtown Campus: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The CSW/SC Professional Development Conference at the Dowtown Campus will take place in Cronkite 444.

Workshops will run from 8:30AM-3:30PM, with check-in beginnning at 8:00AM.

The conference and all workshop offerings are open to all current ASU faculty, staff, and students -- and is completely free of charge.

Per SPP 601, supervisors and employees are encouraged to work together to identify reasonable work modifications to allow the employee to attend conference workshops, without negatively impacting service.

Due to limited seating, registration is required for each conference workshop/event that you would like to attend.

Listed below is the conference schedule, workshop descriptions, and registration links. For information on workshop presenters, visit the Presenters page.

If you have any questions, please email


Conference Schedule & Workshop Information

  Downtown Campus Conference Location: Cronkite 444
Schedule Workshop & Registration Link Workshop Description





Time Management: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Presenter: Julie Binter
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Work smarter not harder! Learn strategies to increase your productivity, eliminate time-wasters, reduce procrastination and focus on high-payoff activities.




Juggling and Organizing Your Finances: Budgeting, Debt Reduction, and Planning
Presenter: Iris Look
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This introductory workshop helps you to think about fundamental financial concepts like budgeting, saving, compounding interest, credit scores, and the importance of each of these when planning for you and your family's financial future.




Conflict Management Makeover
Presenter: Julie Binter
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Do you have a conflict that you’re avoiding or wish you could “do over”? Turn that conflict upside down in one hour and learn a series of steps that will help you gain a different perspective and find a new approach to an existing conflict.



Lunch Session

Nutrition -- Back to Basics: Nutirtion Recommendations in Reverse
Presenter: Dr. Carol Johnston
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*This is a lunch session. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.


This session will reflect on the history of nutrition recommendations – from the ‘Basic 4’ to the Food Pyramid and current ‘MyPlate’ recommendations.  The discussion will also focus on how food preparation has evolved in American homes leading to the current reliance on prepared ‘quick’ foods as dietary staples and, perhaps, the current obesity crisis.  This session will help provide strategies and tips for meeting your nutritional needs in the best way possible.



Be Your Best Sparky: ASU & You
Presenter: Elaine Rostad

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Power of Positivity & Gratitude
Presenter: Dr. Joel Hutchinson
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Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question may reflect your outlook on life and whether you're optimistic or pessimistic.  In fact, studies show that these attitudes —optimism and pessimism — can affect how well you live and even how long you live. Developing an optimistic view and a sense of gratitude for all that surrounds you can make you journey come to life.  Dr Hutchinson will discuss these attributes and present ways to more fully develop each.