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Category Archive: Professional Development Events

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Health & Wellness Event

It’s summer…the perfect time to re-calibrate, re-focus, and (re)fuel your inner Phoenix!

All employees are invited to a free Health & Wellness Event on Thursday, May 30 at the Kress Events Center. Featured speakers include Stephanie Schultz from Festival Foods and UWGB student health/wellness expert Alex Stenner. Attendees can mix it up in breakout sessions on yoga, zumba, how to get the right golf swing, and the “Game Day” experience at Kress. A vendor fair will feature local businesses and organizations with door prizes for attendees!

You need not stay for the whole day. Attend a break out session, hear our speakers, or stay for lunch! If you plan on attending (even for a just a session or two), please register online.

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Staff Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 30
Kress Events Center

10:00 – 10:30am Registration & Vendor Fair
10:30 – 10:55am Breakout Session 1

  • Yoga
  • Golf swing
11:05 – 11:30am Breakout Session 2

  • Zumba
  • Game Day experience
11:40 – 12:25pm Speaker: Stephanie Schultz – “NuVal – Nutrition Made Easy”
12:25 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:10 – 1:50pm Speaker: Alex Stenner – “Wellness – Why Not?”
2:00 – 2:25pm Breakout Session 3

  • Yoga
  • Game Day experience
2:35 – 3:00pm Breakout Session 4

  • Zumba
  • Golf swing
3:00 – 4:00pm Open session with trainers

Information on speakers:

Stephanie Schultz – NuVal – Nutrion Made Easy
Are you interested in learning how to navigate through the grocery store and make more nutritious food choices? Join Stephanie Schultz, RD, CD, Director of of Health & Wellness at Skogen’s Festival Foods, as she discusses the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System and other helpful hints to make your way through the aisles while avoiding common pitfalls. What you learn can help to spare your wallet and your waistline!

Alex Stenner – Wellness – Why Not?
We live in society where information about how to live well, or in other words healthfully, is plentiful. Many of us have this information, but the real question is why don’t we use it? Join UWGB student and budding health/nutrition expert Alex Stenner as he helps us to engage different perspectives, utilize research, and ask the right questions. This talk will give you some answers to the major question: Wellness – Why not?

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Come for one session, or stay for several…we have a flexible schedule to meet your needs!

Sponsored by the UWGB Wellness Committee, Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee, and Classified Staff Advisory Committee.

 

Brown Bag – The Balancing Act: Tips for a Successful Work/Life Balance

The Balancing Act: Tips for a Successful Work/Life Balance

You’re busy. At work. At home. With family and friends. How do you find the right balance? How do you manage to get things done without feeling stretched in all directions? Bring your lunch and hear our panel of UWGB experts discuss practical tips, advice, and maybe even some humor for finding a good work/life balance.

Details:
Thursday, March 7 from 12:00-12:45pm
University Union, The Alumni Rooms

Panelists:
Jane Birr, Associate Lecturer in Physical Education, Life Coach, and UWGB alum
Renee Ettinger, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Cofrin Library
Melissa Pufall, Human Resources Assistant

This brown bag session is open to all. Sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee.

‘Just for the HEALTH of it!’

Just for the HEALTH of it! Thurs., May 24, Academic Staff Conference

Register | ScheduleKeynote | Dietician | Break-out Sessions | StrengthsQuest™

Just for the HEALTH of It! – a free health and wellness fair for academic staff – will be held on Thursday, May 24 at the Kress Events Center. Motivational speaker Dr. Jack Curtis will stimulate our minds into healthy thinking, and A’viands Dietician Jill Roup will stimulate our appetites with healthy eating options. Lunch will be provided. The fair will also feature local vendors, door prizes, breakout sessions on yoga, the chance to try out Kress’s climbing wall, and a behind the scenes facility tour.

Schedule ‘Just for the HEALTH of it!’ – May 24

Register | Schedule | Keynote | Dietician | Break-out Sessions | StrengthsQuest™

Time Event Location
10:30am-2:30pm Health/Wellness
Vendor Fair
Kress main corridor
10:30-10:45am Registration Kress main corridor
10:45-11:15am
Breakout I
Yoga Sessions Kress Group Exercise Studio
Climbing Tower Fitness Center
Kress Tours Meet in front of the KEC Ticket Window
11:15-11:45am
Breakout II
Yoga Sessions Kress Group Exercise Studio
Climbing Tower Fitness Center
Kress Tours Meet in front of the KEC Ticket Window
11:45am-12:30pm Mindful Eating in Today’s Crazy World
Dietitian, Jill Roup
Kress Special Events Room
12:30-1:00pm Lunch–n–Learn
Healthy Boxed lunches Dietitian Q&A
(registration required)
Kress Special Events Room
1:15pm-2:15pm Attitude is Everything
Keynote Speaker Jack Curtis
Kress Special Events Room
2:15pm-2:30pm Door prize drawing Kress Special Events Room
2:30pm-4:30pm StrengthsQuest™
(registration required)
IS 1129A

“Mindful Eating in Today’s Crazy World” Dietitian, Jill Roup

Register | ScheduleKeynote | Dietician | Break-out Sessions | StrengthsQuest™

Join us for the healthy food presentation at our “Just for the HEALTH of it!” conference…

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 11:45am-12:30pm (with 12:30 – 1 pm lunch-n-learn Q&A session)
Location: Special Events Room, Kress Events Center

“Just for the HEALTH of it!” will include a healthy food presentation with A’vainds dietitian Jill Roup. Boxed lunches will be served following the presentation, that Jill will modify to be healthy: Turkey, Ham, or Veggie Wrap on whole wheat with fruit, high-fiber whole grain bar, and milk, water, or juice.

Registration is required to receive a boxed lunch. Quantity is limited.

See Jill’s Biography
Mindful Eating Presentation File (MS PowerPoint)

“Attitude is Everything” Keynote Speaker Jack Curtis

Register | Schedule | Keynote | Dietician | Break-out Sessions | StrengthsQuest™

Join us for the keynote address of our “Just for the HEALTH of it!” conference…

Photo: Jack Curtis

Speaker: Dr. Jack Curtis

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm
Location: Special Events Room, Kress Events Center

Dr. Jack Curtis, a Wisconsin native, has been educating, inspiring and motivating audiences for 27 years as a professional speaker.  He is a Professor Emeritus of Health Promotion and is the author of 12 books. In his presentations he draws on his 30 years of teaching experience to deliver uplifting, educational messages with the perfect blend of humor.  His message focuses on how we can improve performance by altering our attitudes.

For more info, visit: www.drjackcurtis.com

StrenghtsQuest™

Register | ScheduleKeynote | Dietician | Break-out Sessions | StrengthsQuest™

For those who sign up for StrenghtsQuest™ (during the registration process), Academic Staff will purchase an access code to participate in an online evaluation.

StrenghtsQuest™ begins with an online assessment that takes about 30 minutes called the Clifton StrengthsFinder. After completing the assessment, participants will receive a customized report that lists their top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

Those who sign up for StrengthsQuest will be sent their unique code via e-mail after registration has closed. The assessment can be completed individually at your convenience or you may join us during the “Just for the HEALTH of it!” conference to complete the assessment as a group. We have general access computer lab A (IS 1129A) reserved for this purpose at 2:30pm on Thursday, May 24, 2012

More information: www.strengthsquest.com
How to: StrengthsQuest – Quick Start User Guide (pdf)

Break-out sessions

Register | ScheduleKeynote | Dietician | Break-out Sessions | StrengthsQuest™

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Location: Kress Events Center

Rock climbing wall

28' Climbing wall

28' Climbing wall

  • Skill level: beginner
  • 28 feet, six rope station climbing tower
  • Rock climbing shoes are provided
  • Wear comfortable exercise clothing
  • Bringing a water bottle is always encouraged!
  • You do have to sign a release form in order to climb

Yoga

Challenge and connect your mind and body with yoga poses, conscious breathing and relaxation techniques! Remember – yoga is an individual practice, where all judgment, competition and expectations are let go, and the focus is internal on your own practice that day.

Group exercise studio

Group exercise studio

  • Skill level: beginner
  • 30 minute session with Liz Brandt, KEC Group Fitness Instructor
  • Yoga mats are provided
  • Wear comfortable exercise clothing
  • Bringing a water bottle is always encouraged!

Kress Events Center Tour

Program Manager and Intramurals Coordinator, Tim Helein, will be giving tours of entire Kress Events Center:

Events Center/Sports Arena

Events Center/Sports Arena

  • Events Center/Phoenix Sports Arena
  • Schreiber Foods Fitness Center
    • Weight room
    • Cardio deck
  • Turf and the various gyms
  • Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium – Diving, Lap, and Exercise Pool
  • Sports Medicine Area
  • Racquetball courts
  • Aerobics room
  • Climbing tower

Save the Date – Just for the HEALTH of It!

Mark your calendars! Just for the HEALTH of It – a free health and wellness fair for university employees – will be held on Thursday, May 24 at the Kress Events Center.

Motivational speaker Dr. Jack Curtis will stimulate our minds into healthy thinking, and A’viands Dietician Jill Roup will stimulate our appetites with healthy eating options. Lunch will be provided. The fair will also feature local vendors, door prizes, breakout sessions on yoga, the chance to try out Kress’s climbing wall, and a behind the scenes facility tour.

A link to register for this event will be sent out in late April. Just for the HEALTH of It is sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee.

April 19 – Veterans Event – ‘You Served – We care!’

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m. (Veteran Panel: 10:30-11 a.m.)
Location: Christie Theatre, University Union, UW-Green Bay
Presenter: LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, RN MSN CANP

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members, veterans, service members, family dependents and members of the Green Bay community are invited to attend a presentation by LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, RN MSN CANP

LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, RN MSN CANP

LTC (Ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen

LTC (Ret.) Rasmussen will speak about service member/veteran and family reintegration issues; warrior skills versus home/school skills; and will review Combat Operational Stress Reaction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) among other behavioral health issues.

LTC (Ret.) Rasmussen served as a Mental Health Nurse in the Army Reserves for 23 years and has spoken nationally about veteran issues. She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner working for the Veterans Administration and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Special thanks to…
Vets 4 Vets Student Club
Classified Staff Advisory Council
Academic Staff Programming Committee
Office of the Dean of Students
Counseling & Health Center
Professional Program in Nursing