AFTERNOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

 

GREAT WITH MONEY : THE WOMEN'S GUIDE TO PROSPERITY

Ellen Rogin, CPA, Certified Financial Planner™

Learn what it means to be truly Great With Money. Based upon her book, Great with Money: The Women's Guide to Prosperity, Rogin shares her revolutionary system for creating increased prosperity, passion and purpose in your life. You will learn: How to take charge of your financial life; How your beliefs about money impact your results; Tools to stop your scarcity worries dead in their tracks; How to create a vision of the future you most desire; Action steps for creating abundance; and the secret to the Prosperity Circle ®

 

GET A LIFE! CONFRONTING THE REALITY OF WORK/LIFE BALANCE FOR WOMEN

Courtney Parks, MA, CPCC, Certified Professional Coach, Courtney Parks Coaching

A workshop devoted to professional women who are tired of paying lip service to balance and actually want to live it! We'll focus on the concept of balance as choice and the ability for women to empower themselves and others through conscious decision-making. Through exercises, demonstrations and frank discussion about real life challenges, participants will create action steps they can take right away.

 

FLYING OVER THE FINISH LINE: ACCOMPLISHING WHAT YOU SET YOUR MIND TO

Susan L. Kane, CPA, UICC CBA 1980, MBA University of Chicago 1991

Is there a goal you'd like to accomplish but haven't? Is there a change you'd like to make in your life that you've kept on the back burner? Join UICC '80 alum Susan Kane, a CPA and MBA, to explore factors that hold us back from setting and achieving goals and how to overcome those impediments. Susan will share her story of how and why a businesswoman became an author and triathlon coach. Don't miss Susan's message of empowerment. Workshop will be based on the principles identified in her book, Flying Over the Finish Line: Women Triathletes' Stories of Life , which will be published in June.

 

REDUCING YOUR POTENTIAL FOR BURNOUT

Barbara Distler, UIC Counseling Center

Feeling burned out? Burnout can happen in any profession, but there are ways to reduce the impact of stress, and consequently, your burnout potential. This workshop will help you to better understand stress and burnout, including causes and risk factors specific to women. You will learn to assess your own potential for burning out, as well as how to take practical steps to decrease the possibility that you will.

 

DOES AGE REALLY MATTER? INTERGENERATIONAL WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY

Keisha Farmer-Smith, Manager of Girl World Programs Stephanie Posey, age 18, Girl World Youth Leader Grace Sadtler Taylor, age 17, Girl World Youth Leader Eden Gebregiorgis, age 16, Girl World Member

This workshop is based on the experiences of a team of younger and older women from the Girl World programs at Alternatives Inc. – a youth and family agency in Chicago that works to improve our community. Speakers will explore ways to promote intergenerational community work. Goals include: exploring and identifying ways that audience members can impact girls' and young women's lives in the community in a collaborative way; discussing the successes and challenges of working with a diverse group of women; discussing female-centered youth work that is done in partnership rather than ‘for' a traditionally oppressed group; and exploring the concept of adultism and developing practical tools for addressing this hidden oppression

 

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL: UIC GLOBAL VILLAGE

Kristina Dziedzic Wright, UIC Graduate College

This workshop will present information about Project Global Village, a new initiative of the Graduate College to engage UIC faculty, staff and students in humanitarian assistance to benefit the local populations of developing nations and underprivileged areas where UIC researchers work. After a brief slide show of a recent Global Village pilot program in Kenya , the workshop will consist of an informal brainstorming session and group discussion. The goals of the workshop are to identify and articulate personal values that are important to each participant; to raise awareness about the interconnectedness of sometimes seemingly disparate communities; and to gain a sense of personal empowerment with the realization that small, simple actions can have an enormous impact.

 

UIC RETIREMENT PLANNING THE “ARITHMETIC” OF SURS FORMULAS: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

John McCroskey, over 35 years of retirement planning in the Illinois public sector having previously worked for SIU-C, UIC, SURS, and TIAA-CREF.

In this workshop we will review the 3 retirement plans available at UIC with a focus on how SURS works and implications of a SURS pension on Social Security.

 

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH: STRATEGIES FOR CANCER PREVENTION

Yvonne C. Collins, M.D., Director, Gynecologic Oncology, UIC College of Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

The goal of this workshop is to equip women with information about cancer, to provide goals for wholeness, and to teach one how to modify behaviors to prevent cancer.