Employee Enhancement DaysFebruary 5th-9th 2018

Session List: 


Courageous Conversations and Conflict/Resolution Model

Presenter: Julie Kline
Conflict is part of life, but how we handle conflict can make or break a situation and have significant consequences. Back by popular demand, Courageous Conversations - Part II will help employees learn a new model of conflict/resolution approved by the Cabinet to address concerns and bring more peace to one’s life.
  • February 5th 3:00pm-4:00pm | Board Room, JCC
  • February 8th 8:30am-9:30am | Board Room, JCC
  • February 9th 11:00am-12:00pm | Board Room, JCC

Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress

Presenter: American Red Cross

How people feel and react to stress varies from individual to individual. What may not be stressful for you may be stressful for someone else. During this course, we will discuss how people react to stress in the aftermath of disaster and what you can do to provide comfort, care, and support.

  • February 6th 8:30am-11:30am | Heritage Room
  • February 6th 1:00pm-4:00pm | Heritage Room

 **Maximum attendance of 40 people per session. Sign up required.**


Personal and Professional Leadership Development 

Presenter: Kathi Tunheim, Ph.D.
An engaging self-discovery session dedicated to helping you develop leadership skills and establishing goals.
Using a nationally recognized program, Kathi will share her broad expertise to help you along your journey of personal and professional development. You don't want to miss this session!
  • February 8th 10:00am-11:00am | Heritage Room
  • February 8th 1:00pm-2:00pm | Heritage Room


Authentic Living

PresenterKim Schultz 
New York Actress, playwright, and refugee advocate, Kim Schultz, has been leading Authentic Living sessions for organizations across the globe for over 20 years. Now she’s coming home to Gustavus where her sister attended and Kim grew up. Kim will inspire how to bring your authentic self to everything around you. You don’t have to be in a leadership position to learn how to apply her energetic session into your life!
  • February 5th 8:30am-10:00am | Board Room, JCC
  • February 5th 12:00pm-1:30pm | Board Room, JCC

**Maximum attendance of 20 people per session. Sign up required.** 


Refugee Advocate and Writer

Presenter: Kim Schultz

Refugee Advocate and writer, Kim Schultz, will be sharing her novel, No Place Called Home, which is a beautiful and funny story about Kim’s time in Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon as an American playwright hired by the New York-based NGO, Intersections International. Kim and her fellow artists interviewed hundreds of Iraqis, heard their stories, and shared them with an American audience in hopes of creating awareness and change through the artist’s eyes. Kim will provide commentary on her experience and the first 40 attendees will receive a free copy of her book. Kim will return to Gustavus in March to perform her play, which had a successful New York City run and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of World Refugee Day.

  • February 5th 10:30am-11:30am | Board Room, JCC
  • February 6th 12:00pm-1:00pm | Konferensrum, JCC


GTS Geek Speed Dating 102

Presenters: Marni Dunning and Brianne Twaddle

In this quick and fun presentation, we will demo 25+ technology tips, tricks, and tools that can enhance your career here at Gustavus! No need to take notes, we will send you out the door with an interactive handout and if you want to learn more, we will have future sessions specifically on these technologies. Come ready to learn and laugh.

  • February 8th 2:30pm-3:30pm | Board Room, JCC
  • February 9th 9:00am-10:00am | Board Room, JCC
  • February 9th 1:00pm-2:00pm | Board Room, JCC


Connecting the Dots: Helping your Student Employees get Career Ready!

Presenters: Laura Diaz and Jill VanOsdol '10

Learn how to incorporate the Career Readiness Competencies from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) into your supervision of student employees. We will walk you through the competencies and provide examples of how to formally and informally integrate questions and tasks into your everyday conversations and projects with students. 

  • February 5th 2:00pm-3:00pm | Board Room, JCC
  • February 9th 10:00am-11:00am | Board Room, JCC


AED, First Aid, and CPR Training

Presenter: Nona Niemeier with South Central College

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, this First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training course will give you the skills to save a life. Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to be recognized as one of the first colleges in Minnesota to be designated as a Heart Safe Community. 

  • February 7th 9:00am-12:00pm | Room 208, Lund Center
  • February 7th 1:00pm-4:00pm| Room 208, Lund Center

 **Maximum attendance of 20 people per session. Sign up required.**