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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.

Free Workshop


  • September 27, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Michelle Ihmels

Description: First Steps in Achieving a Healthier Lifestyle – Do you want to improve your health through changes in nutrition and physical activity, but don’t know where to begin? Learn how to take the important initial steps towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. This presentation will highlight the health benefits of both nutrition and physical activity, and provide tips on how to achieve your health goals.

*Bio: Michelle Ihmels is the Director of Wellness and oversees BroncoFit. As the Director of Wellness, Michelle has the opportunity to work with both students and employees on maintaining and/or improving their overall well-being. A big focus of her job is the BroncoFit wellness initiative, which targets the dimensions of wellness including: physical, emotional, social, financial, environmental, spiritual, intellectual, and occupational. Through BroncoFit, Michelle hopes to change the overall culture and environment at Boise State University to make healthy lifestyle choices the easy and preferred choice. Her favorite aspect of the job is seeing people make simple changes that have a huge positive impact on their lives. Michelle is passionate about being outdoors and enjoys activities that get her outside to enjoy this beautiful state in which we all live; such as trail running, alpine/nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping. Michelle received her doctorate in Kinesiology from Iowa State University with an emphasis in health promotion

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


  • October 4, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Megan Dupre

In this interactive session Megan Deupre will inspire you to do the “things” that you always wanted to do, but haven’t (for one reason or another). Participants will be invited and inspired to look at the little barriers and the “stuff” that stops us from doing the things we desire and deserve. Human beings are human-do-ers and it’s how we traverse through life’s barriers that will determine ongoing opportunities for more passionate life experiences that we all deserve.

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


  • October 10, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: Jentry Walsh, Dunya Wojcik and Sara Collins

Learn more about University Event Services One Stop Shop adaptation and the advantages of hosting your event at Boise State. Let us walk you through processes, procedures, and the ideas that can create a successful event for you.

Location

Venue:  

Address:
Brink Room, Student Union Building

Free Workshop


  • October 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: Health Educators and Advance Care Planning Facilitators Holly Levin and Lauren Baines
Often times we think of advance care planning as something for older populations, but it is for all adults, including those that are healthy. It involves thinking and talking about future healthcare decisions if you had a sudden event like a car accident or an illness that left you unable to make your own decisions. We will use a nationally recognized program to guide our session.

*BIO: Facilitator, Holly Levin Title: Health Educator Department: University Health Service. Holly earned a masters degree in public health from The Ohio State University in 2013 . She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion from Morehead State University in 2011. Holly is a Cooper Institute trained Health Coach, as well as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Holly joined University Health Services in 2013, and focuses mainly on coordinating both the employee wellness program and the Peer Health Education program. She enjoys creating opportunities on campus for people to engage in their own health and well being. In her free time, Holly loves to walk her dog, hike new trails, bake, and spend time with her family and friends.

Location

Venue:  

Address:
Student Union Building, 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID - Idaho, 83725

Free Workshop


  • October 25, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Gundy Kaupins
Odds are high that you know at least one person who has a form of autism among your co-workers, friends, or family. This presentation explains the nature of autism, how you can work with co-workers who have autism, and what dilemmas you may have to face. High interaction in this presentation is encouraged.

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


  • November 1, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: Melinda Keckler & Rachael Bickerton

Boise State is now a national brand and that impacts all of us. Learn how the power of the brand can spark momentum for you and your team and the tools that are available to help make that happen. This session will provide exciting new insights about the brand at Boise State – from graphics to promotions to the personal role we all play in sharing the university story.

**Melinda Keckler, Assistant Director of Marketing at Boise State
Melinda manages the strategy, planning, development and implementation of marketing initiatives to support the university brand. Prior to arriving at Boise State more than 7 years ago, she held multiple jobs in the communications and marketing realms including work in a local public relations agency, as a spokesperson for an Idaho state agency and for 15 years as a broadcast journalist. She has a BA in communications from Washington State University.

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


  • November 16, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: Jentry Walsh, Dunya Wojcik and Sara Collins

Learn more about University Event Services One Stop Shop adaptation and the advantages of hosting your event at Boise State. Let us walk you through processes, procedures, and the ideas that can create a successful event for you.

Location

Venue:  

Address:
Brink Room, Student Union Building

Free Workshop


  • November 29, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: Deana Brown & Elizabeth Ramsey

Have you ever thought, “I don’t belong here” or “I feel like a fraud”? Well, you DO belong here, and you AREN’T a fraud! You were just experiencing impostor syndrome. Join us for an active session where we explore how to recognize impostor syndrome, and strategies to succeed in spite of it.

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


  • December 6, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Krista Lane

Working with Individuals Surrounding Behavioral/Mental Health Concerns – This training will focus on identification of Individuals who may struggle with behavioral/mental health concerns and ways to assist them. The training will also help to identify warning signs of common behavioral/mental health illness/issues, with best approaches to supporting the individual, when to make a referral, and the importance of self-care. Scenarios will be used to help learn how and when to set appropriate boundaries.
Participants will learn:

  • to recognize warning signs in common behavioral/mental health areas
  • when and how to refer for professional help
  • the importance of boundaries
  • To understand the importance of self-care when working with individuals with behavioral/mental health concerns.

**Krista J Lane, LCPC Krista is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Krista earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Idaho in Recreation and Tourism Management and her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in 2008. Krista has worked with diverse populations both in the private sector and in the criminal justice system. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 5 years providing counseling to juveniles who sexually offended and victims, individuals with severe mental health issues, families, children, adolescents, and adults.

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


  • December 13, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: Health Educators and Advance Care Planning Facilitators Holly Levin and Lauren Baines
Often times we think of advance care planning as something for older populations, but it is for all adults, including those that are healthy. It involves thinking and talking about future healthcare decisions if you had a sudden event like a car accident or an illness that left you unable to make your own decisions. We will use a nationally recognized program to guide our session.

*BIO: Facilitator, Holly Levin Title: Health Educator Department: University Health Service. Holly earned a masters degree in public health from The Ohio State University in 2013 . She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion from Morehead State University in 2011. Holly is a Cooper Institute trained Health Coach, as well as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Holly joined University Health Services in 2013, and focuses mainly on coordinating both the employee wellness program and the Peer Health Education program. She enjoys creating opportunities on campus for people to engage in their own health and well being. In her free time, Holly loves to walk her dog, hike new trails, bake, and spend time with her family and friends.

Location

Venue:  

Address:
Student Union Building, 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID - Idaho, 83725

Free Workshop


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

Facilitator: ​Dr. Cheryl Oestreicher

The Boise State Story – Founded in 1932, Boise State has a rich history starting as a junior college into today’s urban research university. Come learn about the people, events, buildings, and milestones that shaped academics, student life, and athletics.

**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.

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