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Fall 2014 Program Offerings

 

Meet Your Colleagues: Nick J. Gozik
Director, Office of International Programs

Friday, October 10, 2014
12-1:30 (lunch included)
Walsh Hall Function Room

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Meet Your Colleagues: Donald Hafner, Professor
VP for Undergraduate Affairs

Friday, November 14, 2014
12-1:30 (lunch included)
Walsh Hall Function Room

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Meet Your Colleagues: Joyce King, University Controller

Friday, December 12, 2014
12-1:30 (lunch included)
Walsh Hall Function Room

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Get Organized -- Access Your Power
Pam Kristan, Training Consultant

Drowning in papers? Can’t see your desktop. Guilty of ‘binge-and-purge’ maintenance? Or just struggle with organization? Consider attending this fun and upbeat session You will learn basic principles that apply to any organization task by

  • developing appropriate categories
  • setting up space so it makes sense to you
  • throwing things out confidently
  • staying optimally organized without spending a lot of time

Bring an inch of unsorted papers to "seed" your personally-tailored organization system.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
9-12
Walsh Hall Function Room

University Core Competencies
Productivity and Continuous Learning

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The Mysterious World of College Financial Aid: A Guide for Parents
Bernie. Pekala, Director of Student Financial Strategies, Office of Enrollment Management

This seminar will help you sort through these questions and address concerns you may have. Areas to be covered include: What is financial aid? What are the types of financial aid? How do (or should) I apply for financial aid? What is financial aid need? How is need/aid determined? How do I appeal for more aid? How do I pay the remaining costs?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
10:00- 12:00
Walsh Hall Function Room

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Recognizing and Responding to Students In Distress at Boston College
University Counseling Services Staff: Drs. Eileen Suhrhoff, Jeanine Baillie and Johanna Malaga

The Student in Distress Project, developed by University Counseling Staff (UCS), has grown out of an identified need to help faculty and staff recognize and respond to students in distress. Staff are often the first to encounter students who are in crisis. This informational presentation aims to provide strategies  and resources for staff which will assist you in responding to students who are struggling.

The hope is that with your support we will increase community resilience, strengthen our ability to recognize and respond to students who are in distress and prevent further tragedy. The mental health of students affects all aspects of campus life and consequently will require the attention of everyone who interacts with these students.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10-11:30
Walsh Hall Function Room

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Stress, Conflict, and Communication: What You Need to Know
Pat Touzin, Director, Faculty/Staff Assistance Program

Stress is the body’s response to threat. The menu of physiological and psychological stress reactions that result is known as the “Fight or Flight” response. Human beings vary greatly in causes as well as the physiological consequences they experience under stress. However, the human response to personal and interpersonal conflict is a stress trigger that is widely-shared. Skills in diagnosing the source of a conflict and then crafting and carrying out an effective plan to address the conflict are invaluable means of managing stress.

 In this workshop you will

  • identify the pattern of physiological and psychological responses that is characteristic for you when stress is triggered
  • examine patterns of thought—most often these are unrealistic or irrational expectations, habits and beliefs—that trigger and maintain your stress response
  • explore options available through cognitive restructuring and skillful communications to plan and to try on approaches to resolving the conflicts and reducing stress

 Wednesday, December 3, 2014
9-12
Walsh Hall Function Room

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