Feb 23
8:00am - 8:30am Registration - Gallery Lobby

8:30am - 10:00am Welcome and Opening Keynote - Garden Room

Tera Lawson, Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference Chair
ISU Administrator Welcome

Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Actual Impact
Sarah Noll Wilson

10:00am - 10:15am Travel Time and Light Refreshments

10:15am - 11:15am Session 1 (60-minutes)

Make Smartsheets Work For You
Sara Parris and Brian Vanderheyden

Neurodiversity at Work: Supports and Strategies
Jamie Niman

Negotiating for Success: Strategies, Tools, and Skills
Ryan Bhattacharyya

Preparing For Your Next Career Move
Teresa Rummer and Luisa Orticelli-Pinto

Healthy and Productive Habits For Improved Wellbeing
Dabney Larson Hargrafen

Where Roads Converge: Paying Attention to the Intersections
Denise Williams-Klotz

11:15am - 12:45pm Lunch and Activities

12:45pm - 1:45pm Session 2 (60-minutes)

Smarter Project Management
Scott Willsey

Two Personal Skills Critical For Meaningful Relationships
Jan Wiersema

Partnership Development: Danger, Don’t Go Alone
Jeff Jackson

Mindful Eating: It Really Isn’t About the Food
Stephanie Downs

The Courageous Audit: A Powerful Tool to Understand and Challenge Our Internal Barriers to Change
Sarah Noll Wilson

1:45pm - 2:00pm Travel Time and Refreshments

2:00pm - 3:00pm Session 3 (60-minutes)

Do the Electric Slide: How to Make Better PowerPoints
Rachel McKenny

Positivity: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Tracy Schlater

Relational vs Positional Leadership: Leadership in the Workplace
Tera Lawson

“Why Did You Call Instead of Email?”: Engaging Your Office Using Cross Generational Communication
Jamie Sass

Parents Living Through the Pandemic: Using Research, Reality, and Positive Discipline
Lori Korthals and Barbara Dunn Swanson

Closing the Opportunity and Achievement Gap Among Marginalized Communities in Iowa
Lorena Dorado-Robles

3:00pm - 3:20pm Travel Time and Light Refreshments

3:20pm - 4:30pm Closing Keynote - Garden Room

From Perfection to Experimentation
Sarah Noll Wilson

Chris Johnsen, Professional and Scientific Council President
Tera Lawson, Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference Chair