Professional & Organizational Development

Virtual Support Professionals Spring Retreat

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Presenting the reimagined spring retreat, hosted via Zoom! This one-day conference for UW administrative staff promotes self-awareness, collaboration, resiliency and the power to foster positive change within ourselves and others.

Links and additional information will be shared in advance, along with tips for first-time Zoom users.

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. | Check-In

Get logged in and ready for the day. Optional: Grab a cup of coffee or tea along with breakfast or a snack to enjoy.

8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Welcome with Ujima Donalson

Start your day with a flourish! The opening session with assistant vice president Ujima Donalson plants the seeds for professional growth with Learning Lab giveaways and an invigorating activity.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Core Strengths — Results Through Relationships

Through introspection, content modules, and activities, examine what motivates you, learn how to deploy different strengths, and gain insights about more effectively partnering and collaborating with others. This is a customized version of the Core Strengths workshop usually presented to UW leaders and includes a pre-assessment and personalized online report.

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 | Lunch

Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us with a $20 DoorDash gift card.

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. | Regroup & Recharge (optional)

Get logged back in and join host Catherine Bachy to reflect on your day so far and enjoy a guided meditation that will help you relieve stress, gain focus, and build resilience to get the most out of your afternoon.

1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Afternoon Workshop (you’ll choose one)

Be Boundless: Applying a Growth Mindset for Exceptional Work

Josina Garnham, Training & Organizational Development Consultant, Professional & Organizational Development

In this turbulent and uncertain time, new ways of thinking are required. What can you learn now that you can apply in the future? What opportunities for growth exist amidst the turbulence? Now more than ever, we can benefit from adopting a “growth mindset.” According to Dr. Carol Dweck, author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” a growth mindset is not based on intelligence or effort so much as outlook — in particular, new ways of thinking about how to learn and grow from situations at work and in life. This frame of view opens our apertures to see the potential for learning and development in every moment. Attend this session to cultivate, learn about, and commit to growth mindset habits.

Continuous Improvement Through Kaizen

Lee Davis, Training & Organizational Development Consultant, Professional & Organizational Development

Created over thirty years ago by Masaaki Imai, Kaizen is a business process that incorporates mechanisms to continuously improve business continuity through process and system improvement. For this to work, an organization must establish an environment where team members engage collectively. This workshop explores how Kaizen Method utilizes the Five S concepts — sorting, straightening, systematic cleaning, standardizing, and sustaining — and how to integrate these principles into your professional and personal life.

Beyond Diversity: Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Ebonee Anderson, Diversity Recruiter, Total Talent Management Recruitment and Staffing

Not everyone’s experience at work is the same. How you show up on your team — and whether or not each individual can bring their full, true self to work — matters. In this session, explore what it really means to be more inclusive, and identify ways we all can help foster a more welcoming environment. Examine the core values of inclusion, and participate in activities and discussions with your UW colleagues about practical ways to contribute to an engaging and collaborative work culture for all.

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Closing Activity (you’ll choose one)

Tacos Two Ways with Chef Thomas

Chef Thomas Dodd, District Market

Chef Thomas presents a mouthwatering cooking demonstration you can enjoy from home featuring one meat taco, one meatless taco, mango salsa, and lime crema.

Flash Fitness

Daren Wade, Certified Zumba instructor

Get moving in this active and energizing session. All levels are welcome.

Thoughtful Networking

Témo Madrigal-Sanchez, Training & Onboarding Specialist, Professional & Organizational Development

Most of us have heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Join Témo for some quick networking tips, conversations with your UW peers and an opportunity to share your own 90-second pitch.

The registration fee of $275 includes a full day of activities plus a $20 DoorDash gift card. The morning Core Strengths workshop includes a pre-assessment and personalized report ($295 value). For the afternoon, you’ll be able to choose two different breakout sessions.

To register and choose your breakouts, complete this Catalyst WebQ.

If paying with a UW budget number, you will need to have that number, as well as budgetary authorization/approval, to complete your registration.