Commission on the Status of Women

ASU CSW/SC 2014 Professional Development Conference

West Campus: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The CSW/SC Professional Development Conference at the West Campus will take place in the UCB LaSala C.

The lunch workshop session will take place in UCB 240 Faculty/Staff Lounge from Noon-1:00PM

Workshops will run from 8:30AM-3:30PM, with check-in beginnning at 8:15AM.

Conference workshops and the networking luncheon is open to all 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

  West Campus Conference  
Schedule Workshop & Registration Link Workshop Description




Healthy Communication in Family and Personal Relationships
Presenter: Dr. Douglas Kelley
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Ernest Hemingway once said that only our relationships with other people can mess up a good day.  This seminar focuses on how to approach your family and personal relationships with intention, creativity, and effective communication, so that your life and your connection to others is meaningful, interesting, and enjoyable—and, so that they don’t mess up your good days!




Personal Skills for Managing Change
Presenter: Cory Dillon
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Did you know that change is a process with four distinct stages? And that there are proven strategies for facing each stage?  Would you like to get through changes more quickly?  Help others deal with change they don’t like?  If you want to understand your personal response to change and build skills for handling change with confidence, join us!



Career Management: Owning Your Performance Evaluation
Presenter: Cory Dillon
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The performance-review cycle is just around the corner, and it’s more important than ever !  Do you know how to sell your success? Get a head start on your self-evaluation!



Lunch Session

Lunch Session: UCB 240 Faculty/Staff Lounge

Power of Positivity & Gratitude

Presenter: Dr. Joel Hutchinson
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This is a lunch session. Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees of this workshop.

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.




Juggling & Organizing Your Finances: Budgeting, Debt Reduction, and Planning
Presenter: Brandon Paoletti
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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.



Nutrition: Back to Basics: Nutrition Recommendations in Reverse

Presenter: Dr. Carol Johnston
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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.