2016 Meetings

Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gia Adeen
Assistant Director, EEO & Diversity
Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Gia Adeen spoke about implicit bias in the workplace for the administrative professional. This session explored ways implicit bias can be present in the workplace and how to tackle these biases.

Time Management for the Administrative Professional

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bob Hall
Director of Professional Development and Learning
Human Resources

Bob Hall, Director of Professional Development and Learning, will speak about time management for the administrative professional. This session will explore various tools and techniques that can be used to increase organization and effectiveness.

Time Mastery for Administrative Professionals 

New Curriculum in the Professional Development and Learning Center

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bob Hall
Director of Professional Development and Learning
Human Resources

Bob Hall, Director of Professional Development and Learning, will speak about the upcoming curriculum for the Professional Development and Learning Center and will be seeking ideas from attendees for training and development within the curriculum.

Course offerings in the Professional Development Center

Special APN Lunch Meeting - IT Centralization

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The session was hosted by Michael Kubit, deputy chief information officer, who updated us on the effort to Centralize IT at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve is undergoing an effort to Centralize IT in an inclusive and collaborative manner that best supports the strategic missions of the university. Important goals of this effort include:

  • Reduce and effectively manage the risk profile of CWRU
  • Ensure business continuity and disaster recovery readiness by leveraging best-practices across the university
  • Improve the “IT experience” across all areas of the university
  • Optimize the university’s investments in IT

To learn more about the Centralization process, visit centralize.

1st Annual Administrative Professionals Conference: The Three C's: Communicate, Connect, Change

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tony Lingham, PhD
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Weatherhead School of Management

Tony discussed the 3 C’s, not as phenomena, but rather as interactions and experiences that have the potential to shape our lives as administrative professionals. The words “communicate”, “connect”, and “change” are frequently heard as buzzwords or critical aspects for success in our work environment but seldom do people dive deep into the lived experience or generative nature of these words. Participants to engaged in dialog/conversation relating the 3 C’s to their own lived experience as administrative professionals. 

Denise Douglas, PhD
Associate Dean, Executive Education
Weatherhead School of Management

Relationships are essential in our daily lives both professionally and personally.  But how many of us have intentionally examined the various relationships (i.e. sponsors, mentors, bosses, peers, coaches, friends, and family) within our networks and their importance in the attainment of our personal visions?  This session focused on creating and nurturing developmental networks for greater professional and personal learning and growth.  Participants had an opportunity to map their own developmental networks.

Bob Hall
Director of Professional Development and Learning
Human Resources

Participants explored the brain science associated with the formation of habits and change and how to increase the likelihood of creating meaningful change in their life or other’s lives.  Participants learned how they manage to get in their own way despite their best intentions when trying to change.  

Shirley Mosley
Associate Dean of Students and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs

Difficult conversations are inevitable.  It’s not a question of if they happen but when they happen.  We naturally anticipate distress because difficult conversations often become emotional, leading us or the other person to flight, fight, freeze, or gloss over the issues.  We have a choice – we can choose to expect harmony rather than distress.  Shirley explored conflict and its causes and consequences with a view to using it as creative opportunity – to see the “raw data” of a difficult conversation as a natural process that can be used for positive change and development at both a personal and organizational level.  

Elizabeth Pugel
Training and Development Manager
Improve Consulting and Training Group

Elizabeth specializes in helping organizations achieve operational excellence through effective leadership development programs. She has extensive experience in adult blended learning programs which focus on professional effectiveness, communication skills, and leadership. Elizabeth applies her facilitation and management skills to develop, deliver, and implement successful business solutions. Her areas of expertise include team building, leadership development, public speaking, and soft skills.

Cyber Security and You

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Erin Fogarty
Information Assurance Analyst

Cyber Security and You