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Let’s Talk Informational Sessions

“Let’s Talk” is an ongoing series of FREE, weekly 60-minute informational sessions on a wide variety of topics of interest to Boise State University staff and faculty.

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  • January 23, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Facilitator: Drew Alexander, Boise State Capital Planner

Description: Learn about the university’s new system of requesting Capital Projects throughout campus. A new format, as well as a new policy, drive this training which offers a hands-on setting to train those requesting Capital Projects.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 208.426.1616

Address:
1490 University Dr., PNRH, room 102, Boise, ID - Idaho, 83725, United States

Free Workshop


  • January 24, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Cara Walker

Come learn more about PonyUp, Boise State’s crowdfunding platform to raise funds for faculty, staff, departments and student organizations. Learn whether this platform might be a good fit to get funding for your next project and brainstorm other fundraising ideas as a group.

**BIO: Cara is senior director for Annual Giving in the Division of University Advancement. In her role, she is responsible for broadening Boise State’s base of philanthropic support among alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students. She develops and manages a comprehensive annual giving program that includes soliciting key constituencies through phone, direct mail, e-mail, online, social media, crowdfunding and other mechanisms. Previously, she served as the assistant director of Donor Relations at Boise State and held roles as community and government relations manager at Albertsons and Supervalu, and development administrator at the Idaho State Historical Society. Cara is a proud alumna with a B.A. in English and political science.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • February 7, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Marty Downey

Description: This presentation will be a brief introduction to the concepts of Stress, stressors, and holistic coping techniques for health and calm with interactive participation. Learn and expand your awareness about Holistic health and integrate healthy complementary modalities that stimulate adaptation via the interaction of the psycho-immuno-neuro-endocrine systems for self-care with mindfulness, breath work, imagery, healing energy work, creative healing , creating calm and relaxation as you go through your daily life and beyond.

***Marty Downey, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, CNE is Emeritus professor and Adjunct Faculty in the Boise State School of Nursing with a board certification in Advanced Holistic Nursing and a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. She taught nursing courses for over 28 years and continues to teach a Holistic Nursing class in the Fall semesters and has taught Complementary Therapies courses along with Stress Management, Guided Imagery, Self-care, Humor, Healing Touch (HT) and other healthy topics in presentations locally, nationally, and internationally. Marty also promotes holism with multiple publications on holistic topics. As nurse research mentor for St. Luke’s Health System Fellowship Center for Nursing Excellence, her passion for holistic healing is shared within her teaching, research, personal and professional life’s work. She has a private Healing Touch practice and shares HT through hospital and community service.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • February 14, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Megan DuPre
Description: Treefort Music Fest is descending upon Boise in March! Are you ready? Learn how to navigate Treefort (a 5 day multi-venue music festival in downtown Boise featuring over 400 bands with musicians from all over the globe). Megan will guide you through the basics and answer questions about the festival – Music, Tickets, Forts, Food, Volunteering, website, etc! Megan has been a member of the Treefort Volunteer Management Team since 2016.

***Megan began working at Boise State in 2014 in the EdTech Department as the Business/Operations Manager but moved in November to the School of Public Service as the Sr. Business Manager. Her work experience includes roles in sales, admin support, office management, event coordinating and 20+ years in the hospitality industry.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • February 14, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Facilitator: Taylor Kennemore, Management Assistant

Trello is a free online project management and personal productivity tool that can create order for the most complicated and demanding workflows. Trello is the perfect tool to create a dynamic and effective to-do list. As a project management tool, Trello could be the collaboration solution your department needs to increase communication and efficiency.

**Bio: Taylor uses Trello every day to maximize her organization and productivity. She also enjoys thinking up new ways Trello can be used to streamline processes and increase collaboration in her own office.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • February 21, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: ​Dr. Cheryl Oestreicher and Jim Duran

Bronco History
Interested in the history of the university? The University Archives is here to help! After a multi-media look back at the history of the school, from its start as a junior college to its inclusion as a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged Institution, University Archives staff will demonstrate how to research historical people, events, departments, organizations, buildings, and milestones. After this session, you will know how to find and use historical images and information for your department to use for events, anniversaries, social media, or other opportunities.

**BIO: ​Dr. Cheryl Oestreicher is Head of Special Collections and Archives and Associate Professor. She is responsible for documenting and preserving Boise State’s history, as well as archives of local people and organizations. She works with groups and departments across campus to collect and preserve materials. She is also available for presentations and events related to Boise State history.

**BIO Jim Duran is a Digital Archivist at Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, where for the past 10 years he has built digital collections of historical significance to Boise State University, the City of Boise and Southwest Idaho. He earned a Master of Arts in History from Boise State University, his thesis is titled “Building the Modern World: Morrison-Knudsen Construction Company.” He also has a Masters Science in Library Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • February 28, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Brian Martin
Do you need to create some engaging video presentations for your work, but you don’t know where to begin? If so, then this session is designed especially for you! You will learn best practices for recording audio and video using technology found right in your pocket—your very own smartphone! You will also discover tools that can help you edit and share your videos, and you will find out about resources available at Boise State that can help you when creating videos. When you leave this session, you will have the tools and the confidence you need to start impressing others with your video-making skills!

*BIO: Brian Martin is an Instructional Design Consultant with the IDEA Shop (Instructional Design and Educational Assessment) at Boise State University. He’s been on campus for three years now and has been helping faculty find innovative ways to integrate technology into their classes. His main interests include video and multimedia production, virtual and augmented reality, and e-Portfolios, but he is more than happy to work with you on any instructional design challenge that you may have. You can contact Brian at bdmartin@boisestate.edu.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • March 7, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Kim Camacho
What are the warning signs of burnout? How can it be prevented or healed? Discuss self-care practices that will help prevent burnout in your workplace and personal life.

*BIO: Kim Camacho is passionate about social justice and hopes to facilitate social change for individuals, groups, and larger systems. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Boise State University and is excited to return to the campus as a professional staff member. Kim has experience working with individuals in crisis, connecting individuals to resources, and creating a safe space for individuals to access needed services. She offers confidential support services to students experiencing crises such as sexual assault or dating violence. She facilitates a variety of workshops for campus community members. In her free time, Kim enjoys traveling with her family and exploring all of the excellent restaurants Boise has to offer. Kim uses she/her pronouns.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • March 12, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Facilitator: Ashley Holden, Administrative Assistant II

Trello is a free online project management and personal productivity tool that can create order for the most complicated and demanding workflows. Trello is the perfect tool to create a dynamic and effective to-do list. As a project management tool, Trello could be the collaboration solution your department needs to increase communication and efficiency.

**Bio: Since Ashley discovered Trello, it has become one of her keys to workplace success! There is always a new way to use Trello, not just for work, and Ashley enjoys playing around to see what she can come up with!

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact

Free Workshop


  • April 4, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Facilitators: Tammy Schmidt and Leif Nelson
What is the key to having more effective training, engaged participants, and knowing your training has made the impact you want it to make? Join us to learn how to harness the power of needs assessment in designing your next training.

*BIO: As a member of the OIT Communications team, Tammy Schmidt is enjoying her second career in higher education as the training and accessibility specialist. Working with cross-campus partners, she supports and facilitates the advocacy of a universal design approach in the design and development of accessible content and processes for the University. She is a founding partner for the Employee Learning Collective. Tammy has 29 years of combined training, project and program management experience working in R&D, HR, and IT for Hewlett Packard. She is a Boise State University alumni with a BA in Business Management and an MS in Instructional Design and Performance Technology.
In Tammy’s off hours she enjoys quilting, gardening, reading, cooking, and traveling in their trailer.

Please note: this is a 90 minute Let’s Talk

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (208) 426-2417

Address:
2225 W UNIVERSITY DR., CAPITOL VILLAGE #103, Boise, Idaho, 83725, United States

Description:
The Employee Learning & Development Classroom is located at 2225 W UNIVERSITY DR. CAPITOL VILLAGE #103 If you need help finding the classroom, please contact