MCC Daily Tribune
Student Services Professional Empowerment Series Continues
The Student Services Fall Professional Empowerment Series continues throughout the semester, and now additional programs have been added. Over 300 MCC employees have attended workshops to date. Each of the remaining sessions is open to all MCC employees. Below are the dates and descriptions of the remaining sessions. Please RSVP via email to Pam Rende (firstname.lastname@example.org) and identify the workshop(s) you wish to attend. Pam will then email you a personalized invitation with the location.
I. A VOCATION NOT AN OCCUPATION: FIVE PRINCIPLES TO GOVERN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE
Adapting the philosophical principles of Michael Murdcock, this presentation will explore five of the principles and discuss their connection to your professional and personal life. The interactive session will offer participants an opportunity to explore their own career paths and determine future steps. A key element of the presentation is on the concept of joy and how to ensure that it is a key part of your work and life, and how it affects your impact with students.
Tuesday, December 10: 3:00 to 4:00 pm (Brighton TBA)
II. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: THE IMPACT OF STORY-TELLING
The average person remembers approximately 7% of information provided to them in an oral form. When that information is delivered in the form of a story, the percentage remembered increases significantly. This workshop will provide suggestions for format and delivery of stories, and offer participants an opportunity to practice story telling.
Wednesday, December 4: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Brighton TBA) NEW TIME
Friday, December 6: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Downtown TBA)
III. SUPPLEMENTING YOUR SAVINGS: 403Bs/Roth IRAs and More
Gary Whitten from Buffalo returns to campus to enlighten us on supplemental retirement accounts, tax deferrals, and all aspects of NY state plans for savings. His last workshop was well-received by the MCC faculty and staff.
Monday, December 2: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm (Brighton TBA)
Thursday, December 12: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm (Downtown TBA)
IV. RETURN ON LIFE: ENJOYING A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE NOW AND INTO RETIREMENT
Gary Whitten will join us for a presentation on how to prioritize what is important to you. We live in a fast-paced society, and many of us often spend limited time on the activities and with the people who bring us the most joy. Gary will utilize a software package that allows the participants to identify their priorities and develop plans to ensure that these items are allotted the appropriate amount of time to enhance the quality of our lives. The package focuses on the present, but also provides information and guidance for the future, including one's retirement years.
Wednesday, December 11: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm (Brighton TBA)
If you or your department want any customized training, please email Pam for options. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming workshop.
Student Services Office