Welcome to the Spring 2020 Professional Development Day Registration Page!

PD Days are opportunities for professional and personal growth for all college employees.

Instructions:

  1. Review the schedule for the day and the descriptions of the breakout sessions – FIRST
  2. Specific Departments are being asked to sign up for specific sessions; so please read Step 3 carefully.
  3. Click on the Registration Link here - sign up with your Cowley email, and select 1 session for each of the breakout time slots.
    1. If you are part of a CTE/Perkins program you MUST sign up for one of the “Don’t Borrow Jacks! Controlling Anger….” breakout sessions.
    2. If you are a Coach and/or involved with athletes in some capacity, we encourage you to sign up for the 10:00 Character Works! breakout session.
  4. You will receive an email with your two breakout session choices – SAVE or PRINT that email for reference

Schedule for the Day:

7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast Served, Brown Center Lobby
8:00 – 8:15 All College Welcome, Brown Center Wright Room
8:15 – 9:45  Keynote: Brown Center Wright Room
10:00 – 11:00  Breakout Sessions
11:00 – 11:30 Brown Center Lobby
11:30 – 12:30 Presenter – Brown Center Wright Room
12:45 – 1:45 Breakout sessions
2:00 – 3:00 Keynote: Brown Center Wright Room

 

  • Lieutenant Commander Chip Lutz
  • Keynote: “ GET PAST THE CRAP! The 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY RESILIENT PEOPLE
    Lieutenant Commander Chip Lutz, USN(Ret), MSEd, CSP, President and founder of Unconventional Leader

    Life isn’t all cotton candy and lollipops! Most of the time, we’re handed a big bag of crap and expected to make things happen. It can be stressful, it can be taxing and it can keep us from enjoying what (should be) a good day. If you want to live well, you have to lead yourself first. We are no good to our teams if we’re not running at our optimum and are weighed down by all the crap that gets thrown at us. This fun and energetic program shares the 7 habits that resilient leaders consistently do to lead themselves first, get past the crap and create environments where their people flourish.

    8:15 – 9:45:  All College – Wright Room

 

Breakout Sessions by Schedule:

10:00 – 11:00
Don’t Borrow Jacks! Controlling Anger… – Chip Lutz (All CTE/Perkins Programs Required to Attend one session)
Character Works! - Steve Dickie (Athletics – Coaches, Team Support Staff & Advisors)
Paycom: It’s at Your Fingertips – Jenette Hanna & Amy Tharp
FERPA Basics – Devin Graves
What Do We Know About Students Who are Not College Ready…? – Brooke Istas
Branding the Village: Part 2 – Abby Hollins
Mind & Body Connection – Gage Musson
Defibrillator: Shocking Policies & Procedures for Use – Sam Troyer
Jen1 Training – Janice Stover
Recruiting Tactics & Rules – Brandon Burke, Andy Bohn, & Autumn Huerter
Customer Service is for Everyone... – Alex Gottlob

12:45 – 1:45
Don’t Borrow Jacks! Controlling Anger… – Chip Lutz (All CTE/Perkins Programs Required to Attend one session)
Character Works! – Steve Dickie
Zoom Cart for Distance Learning – Bryan McChesney
FERPA Basics – Devin Graves
What Do We Know About Students Who are Not College Ready…? – Brooke Istas
Branding the Village: Part 2 – Abby Hollins
Mind & Body Connection – Gage Munson
Defibrillator: Shocking Policies & Procedures for Use – Sam Troyer
Jen1 Training – Janice Stover
Recruiting Tactics & Rules – Brandon Burke, Andy Bohn, & Autumn Huerter
Property Maintenance: Services/Practices/Outcomes – Alex Gottlob

 

  • Annaria Barnds
  • Presentation: The Impact of Engineering & Behavioral Changes on Energy Consumption
    Annaria Barnds, PhD; Business Development Engineer, Wildan Group

    Why does energy efficiency matter? Do you understand the impact of your behavior on energy costs, both financial and environmental? Through an interactive team game, we will explore how individual choice can impact energy consumption and learn about the specific actions you can take to reduce your energy use. We will also discuss the steps the college is taking to address core infrastructure needs while becoming energy efficient.

    11:30 – 12:30:  All College – Wright Room

 

  • Steve Dickie
  • Keynote: Better Together!
    Steve Dickie, Founder and Executive Director of the Character Works Group Inc.

    We will celebrate the power of Better Together. Passionate about creative leadership, discovering the simple in the abstract, exploring new ways to do old things, empowering the extraordinary out of the ordinary and helping people align their abilities and talents with a purpose bigger than themselves, Steve will aim to encourage, inspire and inform. His goal is for people to leave excited to live out the principles discussed and be empowered with a clear image of possibilities bigger than themselves.

    2:00 – 3:00:  All College – Wright Room

 

Breakout Sessions: Descriptions & Overviews

  • Chip Lutz
  • DON’T BORROW JACKS! Controlling Anger Before It Controls the Team
    Lieutenant Commander Chip Lutz, USN(Ret), MSEd, CSP, President and founder of Unconventional Leader

    We live in an angry world.  All you have to do is turn on the news or look at Facebook to see that everyone has an opinion, everyone wants to be heard, no one is listening and anger triggers run rampant.  When tempers flare it can destroy team cohesion, engagement, and our ability to get the job done.   Further, hostile environments spur higher turnover rates.  This interactive, humorous program helps team members identify their own anger triggers, how to deal with the difficult people around them and work more cohesively as a team.

    Your team members will immediately be able to use the tools in this program to make an immediate difference in their own teams, reduce anger triggers, and work better together towards a common goal.

    Audience: Anyone (CTE/Perkins must attend 1 session)
    PD Strand: Professional Approaches, Community, Leadership
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Webb Brown 208


  • Steve Dickie
  • Character Works!
    Steve Dickie, Founder and Executive Director of the Character Works Group Inc.

    We will explore personal and organizational character development by engaging leadership from the inside out. Character works! We’ll leave excited to live out the principles we've discussed and empowered to serve well the teams we lead.

    Audience: Anyone (Coaches and Athletic encouraged to attend)
    PD Strand: Professional Approaches, Community, Leadership
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Webb Brown 207


  • Devin Graves, Cowley College Registrar
  • FERPA Basics
    Devin Graves, Cowley College Registrar

    Are you ever hesitant or even scared about whether or not it is okay to share certain information about a student? Come learn about FERPA, how it relates to what we can and cannot do with student information. We will cover some real world scenarios and apply what we learn. Get the basics down and you’ll be fine!

    Audience: Anyone
    PD Strand: Professional Approaches
    Times: 10:00
    Location: Brown Center 135


  • Brooke Istas
  • What do we know about students who are not college-ready and how can we support them in our classrooms?
    Brooke Istas, Cowley College Math Instructor

    This session will be a roundtable discussion about the data that was collected in 2018-19 on students who attend Cowley College who are not college-ready. We will break down what makes this population unique and what strategies instructors utilize to help support these students to achieve their academic goals. We will report out our findings and then continue this discussion with the audience.

    Audience: Faculty, Anyone
    PD Strand: Instructional Approaches
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Brown Center 201


  • Jenette Hanna and Amy Tharp
  • Paycom: It’s at Your Fingertips!
    Jenette Hanna, Cowley College Director of Human Resources; Amy Tharp, Cowley College Human Resources Coordinator

    Pre-requisite: Employees must be able to log into their Paycom BEFORE attending this session.
    This session will focus on the various features of Paycom, including tasks you can do within the self-service area of system. A review of key areas will include: Time Management, Time-off Requests, Information, Payroll, Documents, Checklists, Benefits, Learning, and Company Information.

    Audience: Anyone, New Employees
    PD Strand: Technology, Communication
    Times: 10:00
    Location: Webb Brown 104


  • Bryan McChesney
  • How to Create Zoom Sessions Via Cart for Distance Education
    Bryan McChesney, Cowley College Systems Administrator; Uwe Conrad, Cowley College Math Instructor

    With the desire to reach more students on their terms, some instructors are turning to Zoom to offer classes between campuses, out to High Schools, and even to students not able to attend class in person. In this session, we will discuss how to set up a Zoom account, schedule a session, and share it with others. Then we will demonstrate how to connect from a Polycom, desktop computer with a simply webcam, or a Logitech cart, and even a cell phone, as well as some of the features that Zoom offers.

    Audience: Anyone
    PD Strand: Technology Applications & Resources for Instruction
    Times: 12:45
    Location: Brown Center 131


  • Samantha Troyer
  • Defibrillator: Shocking Policies & Procedures for Use
    Samantha Troyer, Cowley College Paramedic Instructor/Coordinator \

    Defibrillators are a critical potentially lifesaving tool for the survival of anyone experiencing life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias or to restore a heartbeat. Learn appropriate actions and procedures, as well as policies, when considering the use of defibrillators on campus.

    Audience: Any
    PD Strand: Health & Safety
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Webb Brown 204


  • Gage Musson
  • Mind and Body Connection
    Gage Musson, Cowley College Wellness Manager

    The human brain and body are complex. This session will help those in attendance to simply understand the connection between the two and why it is so important. The nervous system involves the brain and branches throughout the body. Mind and body are constantly in communication, affecting each other. Attendees will learn techniques that can be applied to feel good, think clearly, and function better. Attendees will also learn how these techniques work.

    Audience: Anyone
    PD Strand: Personal Health & Well-being
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Webb Brown 206


  • Brandon Burke, Andy Bohn, and Autumn Huerter
  • Recruiting Tactics & Rules
    Brandon Burke, Andy Bohn, & Autumn Huerter, Cowley College Recruitment Team

    When it comes to the recruiting experience, each recruiter is as unique as the students they meet! Getting to know your own style and the students you are trying to reach is very important. Join us for an informational session regarding traditional, non-traditional, CTE, and military recruiting tactics. Also, learn about the important regulations set in place by KACRAO to make sure you’re following set rules and standards when recruiting for Cowley College.

    Audience: Anyone
    PD Strand: Professional Approaches, Community
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Brown Center 134


  • Abby Hollins
  • Branding the Village: Part 2
    Abby Hollins, Cowley College Director of Marketing

    We will take what we covered from the fall professional development series one step further! Do not worry. If you missed the first session that is okay! We will recap the process of establishing the student value statement while incorporating into the institutional mission statement. During the time we will review some of the departments who have developed those during the fall term while we dig deeper into establishing strategic marketing and promotional goals for the next academic year. This will include reviewing a cost services sheet created to help you add marketing dollars into your budget development process for 2020 – 2021.

    Audience: Anyone
    PD Strands: Building Community, Communication
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Brown Center 133


  • Janice Stover
  • Advisor J1 Training Session
    Janice Stover, Cowley College Associate Vice President of Academics & Secondary Partnerships

    This session will review the various components in the J1 advising portal and offer all staff and faculty advisors an opportunity to practice with plans of study and ask questions regarding the functionality of the J1 system.

    Audience: Staff & Faculty Advisors
    PD Strand: Technology
    Times: 10:00, 12:45
    Location: Webb Brown 105


  • Alex Gottlob
  • Customer Service is for Everyone: Have You Forgotten Your Potential Impact?
    Alex Gottlob, Owner of Gottlob Lawn & Landscape Nursery & Garden Center

    Come ready to unpack the lost art of T.R.U.E. customer service. Alex will define and reevaluate Customer Service in relation to how it inwardly and outwardly affects us as individuals and those around us. We’ll discuss unique opportunities to be known and know others. Q & A + Discussion.

    Audience: Anyone
    PD Strand: Professional Approaches, Developing Community
    Times: 10:00
    Location: Webb Brown 102


  • Alex Gottlob
  • Property Maintenance: Services/Practices/Outcomes
    Alex Gottlob, Owner of Gottlob Lawn & Landscape Nursery & Garden Center

    Whether in your backyard or on the Cowley Campus we’ll talk basics, tips and tricks + resources to stay in the know!

    Audience: Anyone
    PD Strand: Community
    Times: 12:45
    Location: Webb Brown 102


 

Together We Roar Together We Learn