Breakout Sessions

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Select one workshop from each of the following breakout sessions. 

Breakout Session #1 Options (11:00 - 12:00 p.m.)

Generations in the Workplace

Speakers:  Julienne DeGeyter and Jessica Rodriguez

This workshop will address a growing concern in the workplace of interacting with colleagues from several generations.  Every employee has their own generation to consider as well as the generations they interact with in the workplace.  An overview of each generation along with strategies to improve relationships among coworkers.  Explore how to help higher education employees realize how to engage generations differently based on generalizations about the different generations as well as making the workplace more friendly to new generations who do not have the same work style as the baby boomers.

From UC Davis to Orbit and Back

Speaker:  Steve Robinson, Astronaut and Professor

Join Steve Robinson as he shares his personal and professional journey stemming from his childhood dream of visiting outer space as an astronaut.  Learn how Robinson persevered through thoughtful pursuits, rejection and successes as a team member and as a leader starting and ending at UC Davis.

Breakout Session #2 Options (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)

Professional and Personal Resilience

Speaker:  Dean Heather Young

Are you resilient?  Could you build your resilience even further?  This interactive workshop will explore resilience, the ability to bounce back from set-backs and challenges.  We will generate ideas for promoting personal and professional resilience in the face of rapid change.

Well-Being in the Workplace

Speaker:  Stacey Brezing

What is it? What does it look like? How can I achieve it? How can I help others achieve it? These questions and more will be addressed in this interactive session ending with practical tools and resources to take back to work and home.