MORNING CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M

 

WHO CAN YOU TRUST? HEALTH CARE WEBSITES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Rebecca Raszewski, MS, Assistant Information Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, UIC
Library of the Health Sciences

This workshop will highlight health care websites that women can use for personal or family health care issues.  Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to utilize these websites in this session. Topics covered include women's health, senior health, non-English websites, and more.

 

 

IGNITE YOUR LIGHT - LEADING FROM YOUR SPIRIT WITH KUNDALINI YOGA
( Closed )

Dukh Niwaran Kaur Sugrue, internationally certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Professional Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and a certified massage therapist, Radiance Yoga+Wellness

Energizing Kundalini Yoga will empower, inspire and expand you into your truest self!  Tap into your radiance - your inner light expanded outward - as a tool for authentic leadership.  In this workshop, we will do yoga, meditate, sing and connect with other women to create a community of powerful leaders.  First timers and experienced yogis welcome!

 

 

REFLECTIONS AND CONVERSATIONS ON WOMEN AND DIVERSE IDENTITIES
IN THE WORK PLACE

Panelists:
Christine Wu, Pediatric Dentistry and co-chair of Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Asian Americans - CCSAA
Inés Sahagún-Bahena, Environmental Health & Safety Office and PhD candidate in Dept of Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese
Clara Awe, Urban Affairs & Urban Health Program
Liz Thomson, Gender & Sexuality Center
Darlette Willis, Math, Statistics and Computer Science and president of the campus Staff Advisory Council.

Facilitators:
Stephanie Jefferson, Urban Health Academy, College of Applied Health Sciences & Co-chair of the Minority Women's Concerns Subcommittee of the CCSW
Jessica Canlas, University Library & member of the CCSAA
Karen Su, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center and member of CCSAA
Cheryl Nakata, Managerial Studies, College of Business Administration

This workshop highlights the diverse identities we bring to the work place as women. Panelists will share individual perspectives on how their cultural, racial/ethnic, religious, and other social markers of identity interconnect with gender in their professional experiences. What identities do women bring into the work place? How do diverse social identities help or hinder a woman's professional persona? Are there specific cultural stereotypes that women confront in their professional lives? How has this affected our career paths? This workshop provides a space to begin reflecting on these issues together and begin a conversation toward individual and group action.

 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE ROAD TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY 

Gloria Woods, Vice President of Client Solutions, The Kaleidoscope Group, L.L.C.
Lisba Romo-Martinez, Marketing Manager, The Kaleidoscope Group, L.L.C.

We live in an ever-changing diverse world where multiculturalism is the norm and co-exists with other diversity dimensions, such as age/generation, ethnicity, thinking style and sexual orientation to name a few. An organization's ability to understand, develop, engage, motivate and leverage its diverse workforce is crucial for long-term, sustainable success. In this session, we will address how to build a culturally competent organization that proactively engages its internal talent and builds effective relationships with its customers and external stakeholders to achieve desired business results.

 

 

MAKING YOUR NET WORK:  DEVELOPING A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AT UIC

Jacqueline Berger, UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Margaret Moser, UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Workshop participants will learn: the benefits of a professional network; how to develop a professional network; and how to utilize a professional network (gain knowledge, career advancement, support system).

 

 

PLANNING YOUR UIC RETIREMENT

John C. McCrosky, Member UIC United

Understanding the “arithmetic” of SURS retirement formulas. How can I increase my SURS pension? How do the 403(b) and 457(b) plans help my retirement?

 

 

BALANCING MOTHERHOOD AND CAREER

Nipa Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine

This workshop will cover the basics of time management, while focusing on special issues regarding challenges of motherhood and a demanding career. Participants will learn coping mechanisms and have an opportunity to share personal experience in a small group setting.

 

 

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH: PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN AND SELF-CARE

Kelli Johnson, Ph.D., UIC Counseling Center
Anmol Satiani, Ph.D.,UIC Counseling Center
Jeanette Simon, Psy.D., UIC Counseling Center

This workshop will provide a forum for participants to discuss the personal impact, whether positive or negative, of the transforming workplace and larger societal and economic changes.  It will provide a space for participants to gain support from facilitators and participants, to share ideas and strategies for dealing with such changes, and to develop personal/professional action plans which involve coping with such changes and self-care. Sharing of ideas wil be encouraged by engaging participants in multiple interactive small-group exercises.  The exercises are designed to stimulate thoughts about their experiences and what each of them might do in their daily lives in order to deal with changes in ways that support positive mental health.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to develop a personal/professional goal for themselves with regard to these issues.

 

 

TRIUMPHANTLY THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE, THE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE

Cherise Greski-Lesniewicz, CEO, Aspire Higher Coaching, Inc.

Does your day seem to be a never ending stream of stress prompted by changes outside you? Do you long for a moment of "peace" amid the choas that surrounds you? It is said that change is the only constant in the Universe but we long for stability in our lives. When changes come that seem out of our control, how we handle them determines our personal level of satisfaction. This workshop will provide techniques on how to go from just surviving change to thriving from the changes that you encounter in life.

 

 

PUTTING A-RREST  TO STRESS - 
TIPS AND TOOLS TO FEELING YOUR BEST WHEN YOU ARE STRESSED
(Closed)

Marilyn D. Fitzgerald, internationally known life enhancement and wellness, keynote and workshop presenter, author of ‘Change Your Minds; Change Your Lives’ and president of Marilyn D. Fitzgerald Communications, Inc.

Have you ever wondered why some people are placed in stressful situations and handle it calmly and effectively? While others become sick over those same stressful situations. Why is that? In this session you will learn how to stop letting your mind drive you crazy. Tools, tips and techniques for managing stress in the workplace or in life.