AFTERNOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M

ENERGETIC TECHNIQUES FOR SELF-CARE  (Closed )

Ann Wood Washington, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Department of Surgery

This workshop will teach energetic self-care techniques from the areas of Energy Psychology, Energy Medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine. The techniques are easy to learn without special attire, equipment or environment.  Each participant will learn techniques to provide support in everyday life, especially during these challenging times. For example, imagine having hiccups, just before or during a major presentation. Placing two fingers on specific acupressure points will eliminate the hiccups in a few seconds. If public speaking causes “butterflies in the stomach,” there is a specific meridian on the body that can literally be tapped to provide relief and foster confidence. These techniques work with the meridians used by acupuncturists without the needles!

 

 

WOMEN OF COLOR IN HIGHER EDUCATION - A GENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (Closed)

Karnella Kirkwood, Senior Associate Director of Student Financial Aid
Charmaine Daniels, Associate Director of Customer Service, University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations

Women of color face special obstacles to achieving success and equity in higher education.  In this workshop we will focus on these challenges from a generational perspective and discuss how they have changed over time. This workshop will provide a platform for discussing these issues; provide younger women advice about how to deal with challenges they face; provide experienced women an opportunity to discuss their perspectives; and will facilitate potential informal/formal mentoring relationships for participants.

 

 

WORKING WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES: BARRIERS, RIGHTS, AND UNEXPECTED STORIES

Carol J. Gill, Ph.D., Associate Professor¸ Director of Graduate Studies¸ Ph.D. Program in Disability Studies, Department of Disability and Human Development
Robin A. Jones, MPA, COTA/L, ROH, Project Director and Instructor¸ DBTAC-Great Lakes ADA Center, Department of Disability and Human Development    

Women with disabilities represent the two statistically largest social minority groups in the U.S. (women and people with disabilities) and encompass a spectrum of under-represented communities based on race, class, sexual identity, age, and culture. Although most of us are aware of gender inequities in employment, we may not realize that the gender gap in career opportunities is even wider for women with disabilities. Research has documented that women with disabilities are less likely to be employed than either men with disabilities or women without disabilities. Because disability and chronic health conditions can become a fact of life for any woman, this workshop addresses what your rights are, what your expectations can be, what other women have experienced, and what you can do if you encounter disability-phobic attitudes and practices in the work world.  

 

 

NAVIGATING THE LANDSCAPE OF DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Kathleen S. Kilian, UIC Library

Navigating the landscape of difficult conversations is similar to the sport of Parkour. In order to have a positive outcome from difficult conversations, it is necessary to learn the skills to navigate the obstacles that arise. This workshop is designed to provide the skills foundation necessary to bring about positive results from difficult conversations. Concepts provided are important from both a supervisor's and employee's perspective.

 

 

CASH MANAGEMENT

Deborah Bolton, Citibank
Laura Ramirez, Citibank

This seminar will help you understand your cash-flow situation and explore ways to take control of your money – and find more money to save for future goals – through better management of your day-to-day finances. This seminar will focus on: understanding how to set S.M.A.R.T goals; establishing a budget to reach your goals and follow it; and utilizing other cash management methods to increase your cash flow.

 

 

EAT TO LOSE. ACT TO SAVE. (Closed)

Elena I. Barengolts, Associate Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
And Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship Program.

Hands-on workshop on eating to lose weight and acting to save your health. Tips from an endocrinologist who preaches and practices this lifestyle. Demonstration and tasting of low calorie / low density / low glycemic index food.

 

 

CAREER MAPPING AROUND LIFE'S LITTLE DETOURS

Paulette M. Glass , United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago

Too often career pathways are presented as simple step by step blueprints to follow for success. These so called tried and true methods toward job leadership do not offer alternatives for career detours in a woman's life. Mind mapping meets project planning in a simple method to help regain control of career direction and leadership skill development.

 

 

CREATING WHITE PICKET FENCES –
HOW HEALTH BOUNDARIES CREATE HEALTHY WOMEN
(Closed)

Dr. Christine Wallace, Program Manager, Assistant Clinical Professor, The University of Illinois Global Campus.

The goal of this workshop is to empower woman to take control of their lives through adapting the strategy of creating healthy boundaries or white picket fences around their lives -- where they control the gate, who comes in and out and that it is okay to LOCK the gate from intruders.  This is an empowerment seminar dedicated to making it okay for woman to take care of themselves, decide what is important and what is not and learn to say no and mean it.