Annual Employee Development Day | St. Lawrence University Human Resources

Annual Employee Development Day

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Eben Holden

The program topics this year result directly from your survey responses to the 2019 program.  They relate to one another as well, with the theme of interpersonal communications for business, whether routine or challenging, and when a student or colleague may be in crisis.  The program will be offered in the morning and afternoon, with lunch options for those who wish to stay through lunch or come early before the afternoon sessions.  

Please register by December 20 so we can plan for refreshments and lunch. Registration is required for our planning accuracy.

Registration link:  Employee Development Day 2020


Morning and Afternoon programs have the same content. All sessions are in Eben Holden Center.

8:00 am                              Muffins and Coffee available

8:30 am                              Workplace Communications                      

9:30 am                              We Need to Talk:  Difficult Conversations

10:30 am                             QPR Suicide Prevention Education          

12 noon                                Buffet lunch and Training Options                                   

Option 1:  Title IX Annual Training
For those general (NOT Responsible) employees who have not completed in-person or online training since July 2019  
Eben Location TBD after registration

Option 2:  Diversity and Inclusion Campus Climate Survey and Focus Group Results
Eben Location TBD after registration                                               

Option 3:  Information Security Refresher
Eben Location TBD after registration

1:30 pm                               Workplace Communications                      

2:30 pm                               We Need to Talk:  Difficult Conversations

3:30 pm                               QPR Suicide Prevention Education          


Program Explanations:

  • Workplace Communications
    Lisa Cania
    It’s what we do—we communicate all day long, in meetings, in hallway conversations, over email, in reports, quick texts, even body language.  Those communications help us do our best work—or they get in our way.  We’ll explore the nature and structure of our communications with one another, learn how to select the best method for the message, and understand some tips to have our communications be as productive as possible.
  • We Need to Talk:  Challenging Conversations with your Bosses, Peers and Direct Reports
    Deena Giltz McCullough’84
    Learning how to have a difficult conversation and a positive outcome takes practice. International Coaching Federation trained coach and alumnus Deena Giltz McCullough ‘84 will lead an interactive session including experiments and audience participation. Explore the stories we tell ourselves and notice our own behaviors and feelings. Plan to engage with others and leave with new resources including tools and perspective.
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training
    Tara Tent and Kira Royce
    QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help (QPR Institute).

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Often students share their concerns with a friend or a trusted faculty or staff member before seeking help. Recognizing the signs that a student is in distress and assisting students to get help from the counseling center has continuously been part of our caring community at SLU. This training focuses on three steps to make this process more effective and expedite services to our students that may be at risk for suicide. This training is also effective in working with a friend, colleague, or community member that may be going through a crisis.

Lunch Program Options:

  • Title IX Training
    A requirement for all employees every academic year, this training will inform or refresh us all on prevention and response to gender discrimination and sexual misconduct violations.  Vice President for Community and Employee Relations Lisa Cania will lead the training; if you attend this training, you will not be required to complete the online program that is open through May 31, 2020 and for which the University pays per person.  (Note:  employees who attended training from August 2019-December 2019 have completed your annual requirement.)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey: Challenges and Interventions
    This session will present highlights from the 2018 Campus Climate Survey and some examples of interventions developed in response to the challenges revealed.
  • Security Awareness from GreyCastle Security
    Come to this workshop and learn about new ways that hackers are getting your personal and professional information.