1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II

Session Topic


Academic Advising Manual - Jessica Foley

Master Advisors: Bob Biega, Math Faculty; Cindy Baker, Political Science Faculty; Jean Jackson, Biology Faculty
As we all know, academic advising is more than lifting an advising hold. With changes to degree requirements and increased advisor accountability, advisors need resources to advise students towards the appropriate courses, progr a.m.s and towards becoming more successful students. The Academic Advising Manual has been updated to help us be better equipped for advising our students.


AdvisorTrac Training - Ben Worth

Learn how to use this essential advising software.


Changing through the Maze, 1:00pm-2:45pm - Bud Ratliff, Solarity Group

(Session limited to 40 participants, invitation only)

This exercise combines learning key concepts related to Change Management with an exciting competition. Participants organize into teams and are given a task. EAch team will encounter and find ways to overcome obstacles before the other team completes their task. Using this shared experience as an example, we then discuss a research-based model (ADKAR) for successfully moving through individual and organizational change. Participants will have fun, experience both successful and unsuccessful approaches to change, and gain an understanding of ADKAR that they can apply to their own personal and professional change initiatives.


Cool Web Tools: Outlook Calendar, Evernote, TweetDeck and more - Steve Stone

Steve will talk about some useful tools, Outlook Calendar meeting requests to schedule meetings, Evernote which can help you remember things, TweetDeck which lets you see your Twitter and Facebook in one place, and possibly other tools.


Fun Session: How to Live a Maximized Life - Justin Pierce

3 simple changes you can make to transform your health! Gain energy, lose inflamation, and get in the best shape of your life. Drs. Justin and Shannon Pearce are certified chiropractors. They have traveled all over the country learning the newest and most efffective information about natural health care. As part of the Maximized Living program, the doctors are the official team chiropractors for USA Judo, weightlifting, wrestling, and para-volleyball and had the pleasure of watching many of their athletes bring home metals for the USA! Their health center in Lexington focuses on teaching families how to make sustainable changes and build healing from the inside-out. http://www.maximizedliving.com/Story.aspx


Leading to Thrive in a Culture of Change - Wendy Bolt, Greg Feeney

(Session limited to 25 participants)

Anything new? Seriously, are you kidding me? Feel like you are swimming against current, barely able to keep your head above water? This session focuses on taking a personal approach in leading others to get the best out of what change offers. Principles discussed are based on the work of Michael Fullan and relate to all college areas and activities. The purpose of this presentation is to do more than help you handle change; it is to give you the opportunity to flourish as change continues to present itself in all its various aspects.


SmartBoard Instruction: The Basics & Tips - Ashley Czirr

Learn how to use the SmartBoard with general uses of it in your classroom, a few ways how to incorporate it into a Math Lesson, and some extra tips and tricks!

Building C, Conference Center

Times are a changing - Daniel Sulfridge

(Session limited to 25 participants)

Productive ways in which to cope with change.


TTALKS Thinking Together about Alignment, Learning, Knowledge, and Strategies - Dr. Augusta Julian

(Session limited to 20 participants)

TTALKS are designed to provide a forum for discussion with the president on college ideas and issues. This session will focus on suggestions for action steps to be included in the revision to the strategic plan this year.