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Wellness in Your Professional Life: A Graduate Student Professional Development Mini-Conference

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Wellness in Your Professional Life: A Graduate Student Professional Development Mini-Conference

September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wellness in Your Professional Life: A Graduate Student Professional Development Mini-Conference

Friday, September 21, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Lincoln Performance Hall (LH 175)

Are you feeling the stress of your workload? Maybe wondering how you balance all of your roles in graduate school? Portland State University Office of Academic Innovation, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Office of Graduate Studies invite you to join new and returning PSU graduate students in kicking off this academic year together at the Fall 2018 Graduate Student Professional Development Mini-Conference, “Wellness in Your Professional Life.”

In this day-long mini-conference, you will choose from a dynamic array of workshops, joining your classmates in exploring ways to stay well and find success while you’re at PSU. You will have the chance to connect with campus resources, practice effective teaching and learning strategies, and discover professional communities you’ll want to be a part of.

Registration is required. The Mini-Conference is free, and open to all Portland State University graduate students and adjuncts. Limited seats are available for OHSU Graduate Students. Free breakfast and lunch are provided. Bring your laptop!

Keynote Speaker
Michael Alexander, Interim Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion, will deliver the keynote address, “How Best To Embrace the Diverse World of PSU? Where Do I Start?” Michael Alexander, the former president and CEO of the Urban League of Portland, is the new Interim Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion at PSU. Alexander headed the Urban League from 2012 to his retirement in 2015, when he was widely credited for restoring fiscal discipline to the organization and reconnecting it with community partners. Previously, he served in executive roles at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Magellan Behavioral Health, Human Affairs International and Aetna, including four years as vice president and executive director of the Aetna Foundation. He currently sits on the boards of The Black United Fund, the Northwest Health Foundation, the Albina vision Trust (Sec), the Port of Portland Commission, the Black Male Achievement Steering Committee and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon and Wells Fargo Community Boards. He has served on the boards of LifeWorks Northwest, The American Leadership Forum of Oregon (Chair), the Portland Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (Vice Chair), the United Way of the Columbia Willamette Campaign Cabinet (Vice Chair) and was founding Chair of the Cambia (Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield) Foundation.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations:

Requests for reasonable accommodations for faculty and staff may be made to the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: drc@pdx.edu. In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided in time, please make your requests as soon as possible.