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Professional Development
Fall 2005



None of Our Business
Wednesday, October 12
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Garden Room
Brown Bag
Do you know how domestic violence affects your workplace? Would you know what to say or how to approach a co-worker who might be experiencing domestic violence? Learn why domestic violence is a workplace issue and what you can do about it from the new groundbreaking film, None of our Business.

Facilitator: Susan Utech, is the executive director of Safe Haven for Battered Women. Ms. Utech graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, and the University of North Dakota Law School.
Human Being vs. Human Doing
Wednesday, November 9
Garden Room
Brown Bag

Have you been so busy making a living that you forgot how to make a life? Have you found yourself so focused on "doing" that you've almost forgotten how to "be"? Have you ever felt like you have forgotten how to bring your true self to work? This session will help you remember how to be a "human being" while you're a "human doing". We will focus on four areas that bring your true being to life: talents, values, personality and passions. Come to have fun and leave feeling renewed and ready to live and work, to "do" and to "be".

Facilitator: Kathlynn McConnell wears many different hats. She is the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, owner of two business, community volunteer, mother/wife, race car driver, and motivational speaker. Her energizing, uplifting, and inspirational style inspires individuals to internalize the information presented and to take action!

Tips for Nominating for Outstanding Service Awards
Tuesday, December 6
Garden Room

This session will discuss tips in writing up an Outstanding Service Award nomination and ask questions.

Facilitators: Judith Karon is the director of UMD Department of Human Resources.
Lita Wallace is Coordinator of Outstanding Service Awards.

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