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2022 Professional Development Forum

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LearnUNF Panel:
https://unf.zoom.us/j/98120521141

Presidential Recognition Awards Ceremony:
  https://unf.zoom.us/j/92019795552

The 18th Annual Professional Development Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center. The forum begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m., with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m. This year’s theme, “Back to the SWOOP: Celebrating 50 Years of UNF,” is focused on learning from the past to forge our future. Our goal is to provide our employees with an exciting environment for making connections, collaborating with colleagues, and re-energizing themselves to be the best they can be both personally and professionally.

The forum is free to all faculty and staff, including OPS and student assistants. Participants may attend the full-day or half-day program with supervisor approval. Due to limited capacity, attendees are encouraged to register early for all of the sessions, including the LearnUNF Leadership Panel and the Presidential Recognition Awards Luncheon. Anyone attending the luncheon, who is not an award recipient, is asked to register for at least one forum session.

Registration is now closed

Important Information:

  • Please note that we will not be printing individual class schedules this year.  Since you will receive an Outlook calendar invite for each session you register for, you can either print out your Outlook calendar for that day or refer to it on your mobile device during the event.
  • There will not be any Zoom sessions at this year’s event

Schedule

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitor Hall Opens

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements - Grand Banquet Hall

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

LearnUNF – A Leadership Panel Discussion Highlighting UNF’s Accomplishments & Future Initiatives – Grand Banquet Hall

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Break – Networking and Exhibitor Hall

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Break Out Session 1
  • Destress through Art! Let’s be Creative! Let’s Paint! – Dr. Laura Boilini – Room 1020
  • Diversity is a Joke! – Sheila Spivey, Brandi Winfrey, Dr Richmond Wynn – Room 1090
  • Facilitation is what you make of it, so make it great! – Miguel Sosa, Abby Crawford – Room 1010
  • From Talon to SharePoint Online with Teams – Thomas Stewart, Donovan Faustino – Room 1088
  • Temperaments Through Time – Kelly Harrison – Room 1027
  • Time Machines Run on Uranium, UNF Runs on Data – Jason Jones, Preston Bennett – Room 1078
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Break – Networking and Exhibitor Hall

11:30 – 12:30 p.m Break Out Session 2
  • Budgeting in a Crisis – Kenyon Sutton – Room 1008
  • Data Storytelling: Using Interactive Resources to Visualize UNF Data – Jamie Harrell, Abby Willcox – Room 1097
  • Leading with Joy – How Positive Leadership is Transforming the Workplace – Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Ana Roman Dominguez, Mindy Herrick – Room 1095
  • Roads? Where We’re Going, We Probably Need Roads – Dr. Justin Sipes – Room 1073
  • You can’t keep a good Ally down. – Fantei Norman – Room 1009
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Presidential Recognition Awards Ceremony – Grand Banquet Hall

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Break – Networking and Exhibitor Hall

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. General Session
  • An Afternoon with the President – President Moez Limayem – Room 1058 (Board of Trustees)
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Break – Grand Banquet Hall

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Break Out Session 3
  • Budgeting in a Crisis – Kenyon Sutton – Room 1008
  • Data Storytelling: Using Interactive Resources to Visualize UNF Data – Jamie Harrell, Abby Willcox – Room 1097
  • Destress through Art! Let’s be Creative! Let’s Paint! – Dr. Laura Boilini – Room 1020
  • Diversity is a Joke! – Sheila Spivey, Brandi Winfrey, Dr Richmond Wynn – Room 1090
  • Facilitation is what you make of it, so make it great! – Miguel Sosa, Abby Crawford – Room 1010
  • From Talon to SharePoint Online with Teams – Thomas Stewart, Donovan Faustino – Room 1088
  • Leading with Joy – How Positive Leadership is Transforming the Workplace – Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Ana Roman Dominguez, Mindy Herrick – Room 1095
  • Roads? Where We’re Going, We Probably Need Roads – Dr. Justin Sipes – Room 1073
  • Temperaments Through Time – Kelly Harrison – Room 1027
  • Time Machines Run on Uranium, UNF Runs on Data – Jason Jones, Preston Bennett –Room 1078
  • You can’t keep a good Ally down. – Fantei Norman –Room 1009
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Wrap-up and Final Door Prizes – Grand Banquet Hall

  • LearnUNF – A Leadership Panel Discussion Highlighting UNF’s Accomplishments & Future Initiatives

    Panelists:
    Scott Bennett, VP Administration and Finance
    Dr. Karen Patterson, Provost and VP Academic and Student Affairs
    Brian Verkamp, VP and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
    Dr. Richmond Wynn, VP and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) 

    Moderator:
    Alison Cruess, Director of Operations and Executive Assistant to the President

    Learn UNF is an opportunity for the campus community to develop a better understanding of UNF’s accomplishments and future initiatives.  Join four campus leaders for a lively discussion on the current issues and undertakings touching our campus.  This moderated session will include time for questions from the audience.
  • An Afternoon with the President

    Panelist:
    Dr. Moez Limayem, UNF President 

    Moderator:
    Kelly Harrison, Director of Professional Development & Training

    Join us for an informal sit down with our new UNF President, Dr. Moez Limayem.  We will discuss his thoughts, philosophies, observations, wishes, and dreams for UNF’s future.  Time permitting, President Limayem will also field questions from the audience.

  • Budgeting in a Crisis

    Presenter:
    Kenyon Sutton, Financial Wellness Manager, Community First Credit Union of Florida

    Hard times happen when we least expect it. Our finances tend to suffer as a result.  During this workshop, we help prepare you for the unexpected – what do you need to do NOW to prepare for when tough times inevitably happen.  We also explore what you can do when you are in the midst of a financial crisis – how to prioritize your needs and ensure you come out the other side with hope and a plan of action
  • Data Storytelling: Using Interactive Resources to Visualize UNF Data

    Presenter:  
    Jamie Harrell, Visual Developer & Institutional Research Analyst, Institutional Research

    Co-Presenter:
    Abby Willcox, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research & Performance, Institutional Research

    This presentation will highlight interactive data resources available to the campus community. Both publicly and internally available resources created by UNF’s Institutional Research department will be explored. These resources can be used to answer common questions about student enrollment and faculty at UNF, as well as to compare employment and earnings outcomes data of UNF and other SUS graduates. The presenters will demonstrate how to access the various Power BI dashboards and paginated reports and provide best practices to use when interacting with and consuming the data
  • Destress through Art! Let's be Creative! Let's Paint!

    Presenter:
    Dr. Laura Boilini, Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor, Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management 

    How do we destress? We have many options to provide balance in our lives, to manage the day-to-day stress we are all feeling. Have you thought about art as an outlet, even for just an hour, just a short time? Perhaps you should! Come join a community of creativity for a session designed to help you destress through art!

    The session will be led by Dr. Laura Boilini, a UNF Program Director and Clinical Asst. Professor who will guide you through thinking about the stress you are managing, and how engaging in a creative exercise can refuel your thinking, recharge your batteries, and provide a sense of calm and balance. Dr. Boilini will share research that supports art as a stress reliever, and then she will guide you through the creation of your own painting! You will work with others for this session in our community of creativity, our own session group and you will leave with a completed piece of art to remind you of the importance of taking time to refresh and renew. No prior experience needed, just the willingness to step out of your busy work life and try something new, be creative, and destress through art!

  • Diversity is a Joke!

    Presenter:
    Sheila Spivey, Assistant Vice President Diversity and Inclusion

    Co-Presenters:
    Brandi Winfrey, Director of Inclusive Excellence
    Dr. Richmond Wynn, VP and Chief Diversity Officer

    This workshop examines the evolution of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) practices and recommendations throughout the last 5 decades. Participants will lead the conversation and discuss differing attitudes and beliefs toward EDIB in the workplace and in broader contexts.

  • Facilitation is what you make of it, so make it great!

    Presenter:
    Miguel Sosa, Housing & Residence Life Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life

    Co-Presenter:
    Abby Crawford, Assistant Residence Life Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life

    In this session, participants will reflect on a facilitator they admire and explain what it was about that facilitator that made them unique. Afterward, we define what facilitation is, we’ll discuss the goals of a facilitator along with 3 different facilitation styles known as WHAT (The material), HOW (The method), and WHO (The messenger). To conclude the session, we discuss tips and behaviors that can be used to make your facilitation stand out from the crowd.

  • From Talon to SharePoint Online with Teams

    Presenter:
    Thomas Stewart, IT Systems Engineer, ITS

    Co-Presenter:
    Donovan Faustino, Sr. IT Systems Engineer, ITS

    UNF is moving to SharePoint Online for all our future SharePoint needs. This is because Talon, our current SharePoint environment, will be end of life in the Spring. The objective of this session is to demonstrate the creation of a new SharePoint Online site by way of creating Teams, adding members, and general use of a SharePoint Online site instead of Talon. After creating the new SharePoint site, we will explain the following: A general overview of a SharePoint Online site structure How to create a document library How to add documents to the library, including creating new documents from SharePoint online using Office 365 apps How to update permissions so that the documents or folders can be shared with people outside of the membership of the team This will conclude with a display of how to access your SharePoint content in Teams There will also be a question-and-answer segment after the presentation
  • Leading With Joy- How Positive Leadership is Transforming the Workplace

    Presenter:
    Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Director, Taylor Leadership Institute

    Co-Presenters:
    Ana Roman Dominguez, Graduate Assistant, Taylor Leadership Institute
    Mindy Herrick, Camp Osprey Coordinator, Taylor Leadership Institute

    This interactive session will equip participants with proven strategies to increase workplace happiness, productivity & overall well-being. Finding from recent journal article and texts will be shared along with firsthand testimonials from students and staff who have participated in our “Positive Principles” training.

  • Roads? Where We're Going, We Probably Need Roads.

    Presenter:
    Dr. Justin Sipes, Director, Center for Community-Based Learning

    The purpose of the session is to provide attendees with a common framework for considering professional development and for attendees to start thinking about their competency levels in this framework. Attendees will leave with (1) access to the framework, (2) an initial self-assessment of the framework, and (3) the foundations of a professional development plan based on the framework. The ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators (PCSAE) are widely accepted professional competencies for student affairs practitioners and higher education administrators. The PCSAE draws on a generalist approach to the field and promotes the development of attitudes, skills, knowledge, and dispositions across the ten competencies. Each of the ten competencies is organized around foundational, intermediate, and advanced outcomes. The framework is a reflective tool for practitioners to consider desired outcomes that contribute to growth and advancement in the field. Attendees will be introduced to the ten competencies in a brief overview and asked to self-assess their level of expertise (foundation, intermediate, advanced) on the competency. Technology will be used to anonymously live-capture the results of the self-assessment. Attendees will have a worksheet to acknowledge their self-assessment.

    From there, attendees will be asked to consider one of the competencies to develop over the course of the year. The competency can be at any level, simply one they will intentionally dedicate time to developing over the next year. They will indicate this on the worksheet. Using QR codes provided on the worksheet, attendees will access detailed versions of the competencies and respective outcomes. Attendees will select two-three outcomes from the competency to focus on over the next year. They will document the level and specific outcomes on the worksheet. In small groups, attendees will share the competency they selected, why they selected it, and declare the two-three outcomes chosen. Each person will have an opportunity to share. Collectively, the groups will consider tangible and actionable ways to achieve the outcomes over the course of the year. Suggestions can be broad (read a book on the topic) to specific (read XXXX book). Depending on the remaining time, reintroducing the self-assessment might be warranted to see if exposing attendees to the PCSAE framework shifts their initial self-assessment now with more detailed knowledge and access to the information. Finally, there is an opportunity to have follow-up sessions with the attendees of this session throughout the academic year through Osprey Ascend.

  • Temperaments Through Time

    Presenter:
    Kelly Harrison, Director of Professional Development & Training

    Have you ever said, “I think I was born in the wrong decade or century”?  Are their aspects of other time periods that appeal to you, but you are not sure why?  In this session we will start out by discussing the four MBTI Temperaments and their relevant characteristics, then attendees will be placed into temperament-like groups to discuss what time periods throughout history would appeal most to their group and why.  The results will be shared with the entire group to illustrate how each temperament’s unique characteristics were evident during that time period, so strap in, set the appropriate time coordinates, and push that pedal to 88 mph as we take a journey through time.

  • Time Machines Run on Uranium, UNF Runs on Data

    Presenter:
    Jason Jones, Associate Director of Architecture, Enterprise Systems, ITS

    Co-Presenter:
    Preston Bennett, Associate Director of Institutional Research, Institutional Research

    Since our founding in 1972, UNF has accumulated 50 years’ worth of data. However, it is a herculean task to understand or describe the scope of UNF’s data assets. In this presentation, we will discuss how UNF keeps track of all the meanings behind our institutional data and ensures current staff knows how to get the data they need when necessary. Our primary tool for accomplishing this is Data Cookbook, UNF’s data dictionary and glossary, which enables data stewards and stakeholders to organize and track our progress towards full and accurate use of the university’s data assets. This presentation will be a fun and interactive way to learn about how the university uses Data Cookbook and how increased data literacy is helping the university achieve its goals.

  • You can’t keep a good Ally down

    Presenter:
    Fantei Norman, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator, Office of Equal Opportunity

    Ally is a term commonly associated with the LGBTQIA community. However, allyship is more - it is a vital part of the support and progress of various populations throughout UNF. This session will explain what an ally is, the benefits of being an ally to the individual, the group(s) to which they are allied, and the communities in which they exist.

Exhibitors and Vendors

List of participating exhibitors/vendors coming soon.

Registration

To register for the various Forum sessions:

  1. Log into myWings
  2. Select the Training and Development tile
  3. Select the Osprey Ascend button
  4. Select the Events Calendar button on the Osprey Ascend Welcome page
  5. Go to October 18 on the Events Calendar (use the Day view to see all the sessions available for that day)
  6. Register for the individual sessions you wish to attend

Things to Remember:

  • You know you are successfully registered for a session when you receive a confirmation email (with an Outlook calendar invite) or the status for the session says “Registered” on your Osprey Ascend transcript (View My Transcript button).
  • If you want to attend the awards luncheon, please make sure to register for the lunch session, and fill out the optional form if you have certain dietary restrictions.

Please contact us at training@unf.edu if you have any questions or issues with registration.