Workshop 'C' Descriptions

 Workshop 'C' Descriptions  2:30pm - 4:00pm 

Please review and be prepared to select and register for an 'A', 'B' and 'C' workshop to be registered for the full day. 
Partial registrations cannot be supported. 

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Oh, the Places You'll Go: Getting Started in Community Service

Do good.  Feel good.  Where do we begin?  It might seem simple but what are some of the steps we should take to ensure meaningful partnerships?  What are some of the benefits and challenges of volunteering?  Through activities and discussion, we’ll share best practices and explore strategies for success.  

Marianne Fortescue, Coordinator
Office of Community Service & Learning


Art of Giving Effective Feedback

Do you ever avoid giving feedback because it’s just too hard and you’re not sure what to say or how to say it? Have you ever been brave enough to give feedback to a colleague only to have it not come out the way you intended ultimately risking the status of your professional relationship?

Using experiential learning exercises you will discover the core ingredients to giving feedback in a way that optimizes the chance your message is truly listened to. We will also discuss the common pitfalls of feedback and how to avoid them. These techniques can also help you to build valuable trust in your work and personal relationships.  Come learn, discuss and have fun while you master the art of giving feedback.

Keith Timmerman, HR Partner


Cooking at Home, Simply

Featuring easy Marinades and Vinaigrette Dressings - Executive Chef, Todd Sweet and Registered Dietitian, Rochelle L’Italien - UNH Dining Sometimes it can be difficult to get dinner together at home, especially a meal that is flavorful, healthy and contains no processed, packaged foods.

Our healthy chef cooking demonstration and discussion will help you learn simple ways to use whole food ingredients to create easily prepared and flavorful combinations you can use in many ways, including a variety of flavorful protein options, vinaigrette and marinade dressings and salads. Taste test featured items and make your own vinaigrette dressing to take home.

Rochelle L'Italien, Registered Dietician, UNH Dining Services

Todd Sweet, Executive Chef, UNH Dining Services



Juggling Multiple Tasks in the Office

Out of the 24 hours in a day, you’re awake for maybe 16 to 18 hours, and you spend at least 8.5 of those awake hours getting ready for work, working, and then thinking about the next day at work, maybe even more.

Learn to harness your available time through strategies to keep track of details, assess where you really need to focus your time, utilize the technology at your fingertips, so that you can make forward progress on your life’s goals, and not just your work goals.

For this session, be prepared to think about your daily routines - you are the expert on your life - and what you would do if only you had more time.

We will learn through assessments, an examination of importance vs. urgency, and each other’s techniques for saving time.

Patricia McCabe, HR Partner


AARP - Life Reimagined

A Life Reimagined Checkup is an experience that helps people understand where they are in life and think about what their next move could be. Participants use a Life Reimagined journal to reflect on different phases of their lives, their gifts, passions, and values, and goals for their future. They learn about the Life Reimagined Approach and other resources that can help them achieve their goals.

In a phrase: A starting point for your “what’s next.”

What do participants get out of it?
- Having the opportunity to reflect on their life and what they want to achieve.
- Getting inspired about new possibilities.
- Connecting with others in their community.
- Learning about Life Reimagined and how to continue their own journey

Sarah Kelsea, Associate State Director for Outreach, AARP New Hampshire


Gentle & Relaxing Yoga

Gentle yoga is a practice that meets you where you are by honoring your physical strengths and limitations. This soothing workshop is ideally suited to enhance creativity, relaxation, and renewal of body and mind. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

Valerie Fagin, Kripalu Certified Restorative Yoga Instructor


Women and Investing

In this workshop, you will learn about:
- Women in today’s economy
- Factors contributing to the retirement gap between the sexes
- Steps to consider to help you set up for a successful and comfortable retirement

Who should attend: This beginner-level workshop is designed for individuals who want more information on how to build a retirement savings strategy and take charge of their financial lives.

Christina Laplume, Fidelity Investments 


Inside Money:  Managing Income and Debt

It's Your Budget - take control.
Everyone talks about a budget, but how many of us actually make one? Most people have some debt, but how many understand its effects on their lives and their futures? Let us show you the real impact of budgeting and debt - and how to make your money work.

Betsey O'Boyle will explain the big picture of budgeting:
- Learn the importance of cash flow - and how to use it
- Change how you look at saving and spending
- Identify good and bad debt, and ways to help manage it

Betsey O'Boyle, TIAA-CREF


Let's Sleep On It:  Developing a Healthy Sleep Pattern

Did you know that 70 million Americans experience sleep-associated problems?  Sleep is very important for everyone, regardless of age.  Some people can get by on less sleep than others, but that does not mean that sleep is any less important for them.  There are many factors that can impact our sleep.  In this session we will discuss the types of sleep, steps to help you have better quality sleep, and sleep disorders, as well as myths about sleep.

Shanti Douglas
APS Healthcare - USNH EAP provider


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):  Strategic Use of Personality Type in the Workplace

In every work situation, we encounter different personalities, styles and priorities. Our personality type plays a role in our success. In this workshop, we will learn our own personality types* and understand how to leverage those types for individual success.

*Pre-work will be required. Participants will be given access to an online account to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) prior to attendance on 5/28. Each participant will receive their own private, confidential report.

Mary Eisenhauer, HR Partner



Your Future, Your Resources

The Center on Aging and Community Living presents a workshop about aging, future planning and resources. During this session, staff from the ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center of Strafford County will present on the resources that are available to all New Hampshire residents; and Kate Crary from the Center on Aging and Community Living will guide participants through understanding how personal goals and preferences can be incorporated into future planning with the Community Living Guide. 

Kate Crary, Center on Aging and Community Living


Mastering Facebook...Professionally

Are you responsible for managing your department’s social media with not a lot of time and not much experience? This session will provide a complete overview of how to use Facebook professionally, which is much different than how you use it in your personal life. You will learn tricks to increase your productivity while reaching your social media goals. An overview of Facebook analytics, various free web tools and social media policy at UNH will also be covered. Once you have mastered Facebook, you will have the confidence to dive into other social media platforms.

If you have your own laptop, it is highly recommended that you bring it with you to this session. Please email any Facebook and/or social media questions you would like answered during the session to

Dawn D. Zitney, M.Ed., Communications and Information Coordinator, UNH Health Services

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