Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
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Put On Your Oxygen Mask First

Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center

Spring is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by attending the Spring Staff Conference on March 26 and 27.  This conference will focus on becoming re-energized!   Learn about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People along with acknowledging and strengthening your vulnerabilities.

The multiple workshops will be offered both days.  Participants may attend both days; however, they will only receive one incentive payment for the conference.  Participants may apply workshop hours from both days to their current respective training program.  Please contact Jennifer Lawson-Newby in Human Resources for further information.

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Schedule and Session Descriptions

Lunch/Keynote (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) - HRC Atrium

Focusing on Your Core
Tracy Freudenthaler

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Life can throw curve balls and this happens when we least expect it.  Taking time to focus on your core to ensure your health and wellness are vital.  Join Tracy as she discusses ways to become re-energized and refocus on our lives. 

Lunch will be provided by Baxters Interurban and served in the atrium area of the Helmerich Research Center (HRC). Participants must sign-up for lunch. 

Session 1 (12:40-2 p.m.) Choose one:

Stress Management
Ryanne Mitchell, Family and Children's Services

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Because stress can affect one’s job, relationships and every part of life, stress management is a needed skill.  This workshop will help participants identify stress and its effect on work life.  Stress control techniques such as communication tools, the power of humor, self talk, visualization and relations techniques will be examined and strategies for channeling stress into positive energy will be explored.

Self Defense
Steve Gahagans, Director, University of Arkansas Police Department

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The weather is warming up and more people are going outside to exercise, do yard work and spend time with family and friends.  But if you stop for a moment and think, how safe am I?  Would I know what to do if threatened?  Join Chief Gahagans as he discusses and demonstrates ways you can protect yourself. 

Sesson 2 (2:10-4:10 p.m.) Choose one:

Value of Conflict and Vulnerability
Cheri Lindle, C3 Consulting

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All organizations and teams will experience conflict on some level, whether it is acknowledged by the team or is kept private between two people. Conflict is a silent killer of productivity if it isn’t brought out in the open or intentionally worked through. Whether you’re a leader or a front line employee, everyone needs to be aware of their own values regarding disagreements and conflict. Being aware of how you and others prefer to handle conflict can be helpful in order to understand and interpret the behaviors of others.  It would serve all people well to understand the role vulnerability plays in repairing conflicted relationships. Ironically, teams need to engage in debate/conflict in order to be high performing. The only way it works is if relationships are built on trust and the only way we build trust is through vulnerability.

Better You=Better OSU – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Melissa Cox, Practice Manager, IM/IMSS
Shelley Houk, Practice Manager, OBGYN

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“Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential.”

This course is designed to help guide you toward being more effective in your personal and professional lives by utilizing Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We will be taking a journey from individual growth to team efficiency.  When we understand ourselves and each other, we open up the door to creative solutions and alternatives. Our differences are then no longer stumbling blocks, but stepping stones.

Closing Session (4:20-5 p.m.) - HRC Atrium

Making it Work
Jennifer Lawson-Newby, OSU in Tulsa Human Resources

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This end of the day program will wrap up the discussions and learning points that have been reflected throughout the day.  Participants must have attended at least one other workshop during the day to take part of this closing ceremony.

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Incentives

Employees can choose workshops to apply to their current certificate selection in conjunction with attending a pre-determined number of seminars resulting in an additional incentive payment.  Attendees will be able to apply workshops towards their currently enrolled certificate program in conjunction with obtaining credit for this workshop day.

  • Attend one workshop + Action Plan (does not include the closing workshop) = $25
  • Attend two workshops + Action Plan (does not include the closing workshop) = $35
  • Attend three workshops + Action Plan (does not include the closing workshop) = $50
  • Attend all day (keynote, 2 workshops, closing event) + Action Plan = $100

**Amount of monetary incentive payment is based upon the number of workshops attended.

All action plans are due to the HR office by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11.  If an employee is unable to obtain their managers signature on the action plan, they should submit their plan to HR with at least the employee’s signature.  A training representative will follow up with the manager’s to obtain final signatures if needed.

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Register

Participants must have their supervisor's approval to participate in the conference. Register by submitting the online form, which will email your supervisor to confirm approval for participation. Your supervisor must reply to the email in order for you to be enrolled in the workshop.

Register online

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Follow-up

Download and fill out the following two forms and return to Human Resources by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11 to receive credit for your participation in the conference and your incentive.

Download Action Plan form (PDF)

Tracking Completion Form (PDF)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?

Enrollment for the conference and/or a workshop is done online.  Once completed, your request will forward to your supervisor via email.  To approve enrollment, your supervisor will need to click on Reply All and Human Resources personnel will be notified.

Do I have to enroll in the Conference to attend a workshop?

Enrolling in any workshop (with supervisor’s approval) automatically enrolls you in the Conference. 

Do I have to attend all day? Can I attend both days?

Some workshops will be repeated both days of the conference, while others will only occur once. Participants are not required to attend all day, nor are they expected to attend both days.

To receive the $100 incentive, a participant must attend the opening, two workshops and the closing session. While participants may attend as many workshops as they choose, only one incentive payment will be given for this conference and workshops only count toward one training program.

Do I have to sign up for lunch?

If you plan on attending lunch, yes.  This way we have an accurate count to order food.

How do I write an Action Plan?

Each incentive option requires an Action Plan.  The template for the Action Plan can be found online.

What are the incentives for attending the Conference?

View all incentive options here.

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