SMSU Development Day

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Coffee, Donuts, Coffee Cake
BA/CH Link, 2nd floor


Welcome, Kim Guenther, Director of Concurrent Enrollment
CH 201


Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Provost/Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
CH 201

9:50-10:50AM - Concurrent Session I

  • Electronic Forms
    This session will highlight the University’s electronic forms environment. Discussion will center on tools available, usage examples, and best practices in light of data security considerations.
    Presenters: Pat Carmody, Kelly Schuerman, Melissa Scholten, and Joe Zimmerman – SMSU Employees
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. These experiences range from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to parental divorce or the incarceration of a parent or guardian. A growing body of research has sought to quantify the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and illuminate their connection with negative behavioral and health outcomes, such as obesity, alcoholism, and depression, later in life. As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes.
    Presenters: Jessica Grebnar, Text4Life Coordinator and Deann Reese, MSW, LICSW, Western Mental Health Center Clinical Director
  • Organizing Made Easy
    A presentation on how we can best organize our space and our time by asking ourselves a few simple questions. Come with an open mind to help simplify!
    Presenter: Angie Fahl
  • Sons of Butchers Barbecue
    Bill Mulso will share some of the tricks of the trade to help the backyard BBQ enthusiast make great BBQ everyone will enjoy. No matter what kind of grill or smoker you prefer, this interactive session will have some tips and techniques for everyone to walk away with.
    Presenter: Bill Mulso, member of the award-winning professional BBQ team Sons of Butchers Barbecue

11:00-12:00PM - Concurrent Session II

Same sessions as Concurrent Session I.

12:10PM - Lunch

Conference Center Upper Ballroom

12:30PM - The Sweetest Guy in Town

Stephen Klein, Klein Foods, Inc./Walnut Grove Mercantile
The winding road from sweet dreams to tasty success.

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Employee Development Philosophy Statement
We are committed to developing the talents of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ employees. We value our employees and understand that continuous learning benefits the entire system by developing and maintaining employee skills that link directly to achieving organizational goals and objectives. Supporting successful leaders at all levels also builds institutional capacity to better serve our students and our communities. This commitment is realized as a shared responsibility between each employee and each college, university, or the Office of the Chancellor.

For more information, contact SMSU Human Resources, BA 269, ext. 6208.

Download the agenda here: SMSU Development Day Agenda

Last Modified: 4/30/18 11:22 AM