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Make It Matter - Fall 2018 Staff Conference

Make It Matter - 2018 Fall Staff Conference - Oct. 25 and 26 - Tandy Conference Center 4th Floor - OSU Center for Health Sciences

 

2018 OSU in Tulsa Fall Staff Conference

Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OSU Center for Health Sciences
A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building
Fourth Floor Conference Center
1111 W. 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107

 

Register online

To register in LMS, go to the Events Calendar under the Learning tab in October and select the classes OR search “Make It Matter” in the search bar from the LMS homepage.

 

 

 

Schedule

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

Friday, Oct. 26

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Make Risk Matter - Keynote

Make Risk Matter - Keynote

12:40-2:10 p.m.

The Big Picture Matters

Security and Safety Orientation
(Satisfies quarterly safety training requirement.)

The Big Picture Matters

Security and Safety Orientation
(Satisfies quarterly safety training requirement.)

2:20-3:50 p.m.

Unconscious Bias - It Matters
(Required for Diversity Certificate)

Tactical Resolutions

Unconscious Bias - It Matters
(Required for Diversity Certificate)

Tactical Resolutions

4-4:30 p.m.

Making it Work

Making it Work

 

Download Participant Schedule (PDF)

Print this schedule and mark your selections for day of conference.

 

Session Descriptions

Make Risk Matter - Keynote

Answer the questions: What feels risky to me? How do I build a risk strategy? You don’t have to look far within any organization to find something to make things better. Examine the risks you are currently taking and determine what risks should you be taking. Risk refers to intentionally pushing yourself out of old thought patterns to create new ones. Risk provides options that help move a process, project or idea forward.

Download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF)

Keynote presenter:  J.D. Williams

Boxed lunches will be served. Registration for lunch is required.

By registering for the Keynote session, you have registered for lunch. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Please be sitting and ready for the keynote at 11:30 a.m. in the Tandy Fourth Floor Conference Room.


The Big Picture Matters

How do I take in the big picture in order to understand individual impact and to connect with priorities? Understand what business acumen is and why it matters. Business empathy is the ability to connect authentically and effectively with opportunities. It is understanding what people need, what is important to them and what they are trying to accomplish. It is deriving greater value by understanding what is needed. See and understand the bigger picture – how your actions and decisions impact success. Demonstrate sound judgment as you assess business situations within the context of the big picture. Learn why it is so important to cultivate relationships across functional boundaries.

Download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF)

Presenter: J.D. Williams


Security and Safety Orientation

This class will provide valuable information about OSU-CHS security and safety departments along with helpful tips on how to ensure everyone is doing their part with making the work place a safe environment. This course will satisfy your quarterly safety training requirement.

Download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF)

Presenters:

Meagan Robertson, OSU-CHS Chief of Security
Patty White, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS Safety Manager


Unconscious Bias - It Matters

(Required for diversity certificate credit)

Simply an understanding of unconscious bias - and how we come to think the way we do - opens opportunities to change dynamics and create a more robust workforce. With this awareness, teams strengthen, morale increases and organizational migration becomes smarter. The understanding of one’s actions due to unconscious bias can offer opportunities to shift environments and manage plans in a more equitable way. This workshop will help employees reveal choices they may not have thought of previously. As barriers deteriorate, opportunities expand and your organization gains strength. (Required for Diversity Certificate)

• Increase awareness of unconscious bias
• Understand the origins of unconscious bias and come to realize that we all carry it
• Assess your environment for unconscious bias and its ramifications
• Make organizational migration smarter by understanding currently unexplored opportunities
• De-escalate tensions and decrease defensiveness
• Determine specific steps in the communication process that can reveal and then release bias

This workshop is not just a sociology lesson. This course will help participants obtain skills designed to overcome unconscious bias and strengthen their teams.

Download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF)

Presenter: J.D. Williams


Tactical Resolutions

(Back by popular demand)

'Confrontation Anxiety' makes us avoid confrontations that may be needed for the safety and well-being of the entire workplace.  Good confrontation skills can replace anxiety with confidence and make any workplace emotionally and physically safer.

In “Tactical Resolutions” you will learn:

  • To avoid triggering peoples’ defenses when asking them to change their behavior.
  • How to move straight from the problem to dialogue without an argument.
  • How to recognize and avoid the two most common mistakes when facing someone angry.
  • A simple five-step process for calming an angry person and gaining their cooperation.

Download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF) 

Presenter: Gary Sheely, author and professional speaker


Making it Work / Action Plans

Download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF)

Presenter: Debbie Butler, HR Coordinator, OSU in Tulsa

 

Register online

To register in LMS, go to the Events Calendar under the Learning tab in October and select the classes OR search “Make It Matter” in the search bar from the LMS homepage.

 

Bios:

J.D. Williams is a personal development trainer and coach as well as the author of self-help books Supersize Your Success and Parables of Success. As a trainer, he has presented more than 2,000 personal development workshops to more than 100,000 employees in the U.S. and abroad. He and his wife and four children live in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Gary Sheely is an author and professional speaker. His passion is helping organizations take proactive steps toward reducing the risk of workplace violence by focusing on creating safe, more engaged workplace cultures..An energetic presenter, Sheely's hilarious personal stories give him the unique ability to point out inconvenient truths about yourself while setting the stage for real personal and professional growth.

 

Register

To register in LMS, go to the Events Calendar under the Learning tab in October and select the classes OR search “Make It Matter” in the search bar from the LMS homepage.

 

Incentives

Attendees will be able to apply workshops toward their currently enrolled certificate program in conjunction with obtaining credit for this workshop day. The lunch/keynote speaker session counts as a workshop.

  • 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 (three workshops and closing) + Action Plan = $100

All action plans are due to Human Resources by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. If an employee is unable to obtain their manager’s 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 to obtain final signatures if needed.
 

Follow-up

Download and fill out the Action Plan forms and return to Human Resources by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 to receive credit for your participation in the conference and your incentive.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?

Enrollment for the conference and/or a workshop is done online using the Learning Management System (LMS).

  1. Do not use Internet Explorer. Use Google Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Type talent.okstate.edu into the address bar and Click “Enter” and use your O-key login to reach Campus landing page.
  3. Hover over Learning tab at the top and select “Events Calendar.”
  4. Forward the months to May for Spring or November for Fall conference
  5. Get supervisor approval to attend before registering.

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

Enrolling in any workshop 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.  You are automatically signed up for lunch when you register for the keynote. 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 incentives above.