Mid-Semester Flex Day Spring 2014 - Professional Development

  • Save the Date! Friday, April 25, 2014
  • 9:00am - 3:45pm - see schedule below!
  • Fremont campus

Because there are so many great workshops that faculty and staff have asked for and because it is not always possible to attend all the events during Learning College Week, a mid-semester flex day has been planned for staff and faculty.  Coming up the last Friday of April 2014 is a day of exciting, informative events – and, of course, prizes and lunch.

This mid-semester professional development day has something for everyone. Six workshops covering a variety of topics will be offered, with guest speakers who are experts in their field coming to present.

  1. Wondering about student/staff/faculty rights?
  2. Want an update on campus security and safety? 
  3. How about a plan to overcome your resistance to exercise? 
  4. You know the term “mandated reporting” but aren’t sure what it means and if it applies to you.
  5. You’ve been waiting for Part 2 of the “There’s a Veteran…” workshop.
  6. Maybe you have been hearing all about “Mindfulness” and want to know more about it?

And flex credit will be offered for every event. (Full-time faculty – if you are short on hours, this is a great way to add to your flex total.)

Mid-Semester Flex Day Schedule

April 25, 2014 Flex Day Workshops
Workshop Title Time Location
Faculty Engagement in the Disabled Student Accommodations Process 9:00am - 10:30am Room 3201, Building 3, second floor
Mandated Reporting: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why 10:45am - 11:45am 3201, Building 3, second floor
Lunch - Please RSVP by April 23 12:00pm - 12:45pm Cafeteria, Building 5, second floor
There's a Veteran in Your Classroom… (Part 2) 1:00pm - 2:15pm 2133, Building 2, first floor
Overcoming Resistance to Exercise 1:00pm - 2:15pm 3201, Building 3, second floor
Campus Security - Be Safe, Be Strong 2:30pm - 3:45pm 7101, Building 7, first floor
Mindfulness: How to Enjoy the "Now" 2:30pm - 3:45pm 3201, Building 3, second floor

Faculty Engagement in the Disabled Student Accommodations Process

  • Presented by Laura Schulkind
  • 9:00am - 10:30am
  • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor

This workshop discusses the collaborative process between DSPS, faculty, students and administration regarding the disabled student accommodations. Laura will discuss strategies which ensure that student accommodations are met without lowering the academic standards of the coursework.

About the Presenter: Laura Schulkind

With over 20 years of experience in school and public sector law, Laura Schulkind has developed an extensive background in the successful resolution of many employment and education-related issues and is experienced in all phases of school and employment law.

A sought after presenter, Laura regularly conducts workshops for school districts, community college districts and professional organizations across the State in areas such as the Brown Act, conflicts of interest, harassment, best practices in management, certificated evaluation and discipline, school safety, employee leaves, student discipline, special education and EEO hiring. She is an Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Education, where she teaches education law in the Principal Leadership Institute and School Psychology Program. She also served as the legal member of the State Department of Education's hate crime prevention training team.

Mandated Reporting: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why

  • Presented by Laura Schulkind
  • 10:45am - 11:45am
  • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor

All employees of a community college are mandated reporters. This workshop is designed to examine the roles that we have in helping maltreated children and provides the basis for the involvement of educators in combating the problem of child abuse and neglect.

About the Presenter: Laura Schulkind

With over 20 years of experience in school and public sector law, Laura Schulkind has developed an extensive background in the successful resolution of many employment and education-related issues and is experienced in all phases of school and employment law.

A sought after presenter, Laura regularly conducts workshops for school districts, community college districts and professional organizations across the State in areas such as the Brown Act, conflicts of interest, harassment, best practices in management, certificated evaluation and discipline, school safety, employee leaves, student discipline, special education and EEO hiring. She is an Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Education, where she teaches education law in the Principal Leadership Institute and School Psychology Program. She also served as the legal member of the State Department of Education's hate crime prevention training team.

Lunch

There's a Veteran in Your Classroom…
(Part 2)

  • Presented by Trisha Vinatieri
  • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
  • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor

…or at your cashier’s window, or sitting across from your desk in your office, or sharing your home or – well, you get the idea. There is a veteran in your life in some way. Transitioning to civilian life can be tough, but mental health issues can dramatically compound the problems faced by our vets.

This presentation continues where we left off at the end of last fall’s workshop, but you do not need to have attended that event to benefit from this one.

Come to this special presentation to hear our guest speaker Trisha Vinatieri, Psy.D. , Veteran’s Administration Staff Psychologist, share her expertise and insights. Dr. Vinatieri specializes in assisting colleges and universities to help veterans transition to college life. The presentation covers answers to questions such as

  • What exactly is PTSD and what are its symptoms?
  • Are the symptoms the same or different in men and women?
  • What are some of the triggers, particularly in the college setting, that might lead to PTSD symptoms?
  • What can be done in the college setting to minimize potential triggers?
  • What techniques should be used to help someone who is exhibiting PTSD symptoms?

About the Presenter: Trisha Vinatieri

Trisha Vinatieri is a staff psychologist at the VA Palo Alto’s Women’s Counseling Center where she provides individual and group therapy to female Veterans with histories of trauma, as well as the National Center for PTSD’s VITAL (Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership) Initiative where she serves as a mental health provider to student Veterans attending San Jose State University. She graduated from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium with an emphasis in evidence-based treatment. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in the emphasis area of Rural Mental Health and her internship at the Loma Linda VA. Her clinical interests include gender-specific treatment, PTSD and trauma-related diagnoses, and role of family in treatment of PTSD.

Overcoming Resistance to Exercise

  • Presented by Tami Anastasia
  • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
  • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor
  • Prize: Pedometer

Question: Why does over 60% of our population have difficulty making exercise a habit despite knowing the importance and value of exercise?

Fact: People have developed a psychological barrier called resistance to exercise.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • What resistance is
  • The purpose resistance serves
  • Why resistance to exercise occurs
  • The mindset of the exercise resistant client
  • Techniques and approaches that empower and motivate people to exercise

About the Presenter: Tami Anastasia

Tami Anastasia has been involved in the health and fitness industry since 1967, when her father opened the first of five health clubs in Northern California. Earning a master’s degree in counseling, Tami merged the two disciplines of counseling and personal training to form her own business called TAMS (Toward A Magnificent Self) Wellness Studio, located in Los Gatos, California. She specializes in working with people who have difficulty motivating themselves to make lifestyle changes or have difficulty maintaining those lifestyle habits.

It is with years of personal and professional experience that Anastasia wrote Toward A Magnificent Self: The Exercise Book for Every Body, an inspirational book that restores your confidence and faith in yourself, your body and exercise.

Anastasia is a frequent speaker at professional and business organizations, high tech companies, health and wellness conferences, local schools and health libraries. She is also the host of the TAMS Health and Wellness Internet Radio Talk Show on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Campus Security - Be Safe, Be Strong

  • Presented by Steve Osawa, Chief, Campus Police Services, Ohlone College
  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
  • Room 7101, Building 7, first floor
  • Prize: Flashlight

This workshop will focus on basic techniques and principles on personal safety and how to deal with potential violence in the classroom or workplace. Attendees will learn about victims and victimology, how to practice being vigilant, a few basic personal defense techniques, techniques on how to deal with a potential violent situation, and techniques on how to turn a potentially dangerous situation to your advantage. With practice and a commitment to being vigilant, attendees will gain a stronger sense of being confident and secure.

About the Presenter: Steve Osawa

Steve Osawa has been the Chief of Campus Police Services since 2006. Prior to coming to Ohlone, he was an inspector and investigator for the State of California, a police officer and sergeant with the Fremont Police Department, has taught part-time and full time at the South Bay Regional Law Enforcement Training Center for over 30 years, and worked as an investigator for the Superior Court of California in Contra Costa and San Mateo Counties. He has also trained extensively in various martial arts, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Kendo, Karate, and Aikido.

Mindfulness: How to Enjoy the "Now"

  • Presented by Joree Rosenblatt
  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
  • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor
  • Prize: CD with meditation music

This introduction workshop offers a thorough overview on how to cultivate a mindfulness practice. Attendees will gain experiential and hands-on tools in how to live with greater presence, how to decrease their stress and anxiety, and how to experience peace, calm and an overall increase in quality of living. This session focuses on the fundamental tools of a mindfulness practice, as well as practical ways to apply these tools in everyday life. No experience or background is necessary to gain full benefits of what a mindfulness practice can offer. You will find this workshop very informative and helpful, whether or not you attended the Mindfulness workshop in January.

About the Presenter: Joree Rosenblatt

Joree Rosenblatt has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and is currently completing her licensure towards becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with individuals, couples and families and is also the counselor onsite at an independent K-8 private school in northern California. She has done extensive training, both personal and professional, in different areas of mindfulness, including Mindfulness in Education as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

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