UIC Office of Women's Affairs

 

MINI WORKSHOPS 3:30 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION (Part 2): Elements of Effective Communication
Caryn Bills-Windt, Dispute Resolution Services and William Jones, Library
Need an opportunity to practice what you have learned from today or past conflict resolution workshops? Part 2 will build on the content of the first session. Participants will explore elements of effective communication through a series of role-plays that are designed to provide insight into the different ways individuals interact with each other in competitive situations. This workshop will conclude with a discussion of fundamental principles of negotiation and describing techniques for achieving win-win situations.

BALANCING THE CHALLENGES OF MOTHERHOOD & CAREER
Nipa Shah, M.D., Department of Family Medicine
This workshop will cover the basics of time management, while focusing on special issues with managing the challenges of motherhood and a demanding career. Participants will learn coping mechanisms as well as avenues for sharing personal experiences and balancing demands of being a working mother.

SERVING OURSELVES THROUGH SERVING OTHERS: WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY
Nancy J. Cohen, College of Engineering
Women are more likely than men to participate in volunteer activities, leading men 62% to 49% (1998). Women, as volunteers and donors, are often giving more than they recognize, and chronically undervalue what they give. This workshop will allow participants to conduct a personal assessment of themselves, in order to recognize and value the power of their contributions. What is important to women as donors will also be discussed.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW IN TODAY'S MARKET
Allen Weintraub and Jim Connelly, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of the six key areas of financial management specific to women. Cash management, risk management, investment planning in today's volatile market, tax planning, and retirement planning will be covered.

ONLINE WOMEN'S NETWORK (O.W.N.): E-WORKSHOPS
Renee Welch, UIC Great Cities Institute
Are you too busy to get to a workshop? Don't know where to get information? Do you find yourself isolated form other women on campus? OWN e-workshops were created as a virtual networking and educational tool for UIC women. Participants will be introduced to how to utilize the power and convenience of online learning and will be able to view the online classroom. Computer phobic? No problem! No special software or computer training is needed to participate in this great opportunity.

WHAT, YOU DON'T HAVE A PORTFOLIO YET!
Kathy Battee-Freeman, Office of Career Services
Whether you are preparing for your yearly performance review (EDP) or leaving UIC because of budget cuts, a Career Portfolio can be a powerful tool. In this workshop, you will learn how a portfolio is different from a resume, how it can be useful for you, and the basics needed to begin developing your own Career Portfolio.

WORDS OF WISDOM/ WORDS THAT GUIDE US
Liz Keys and Emily Althaus, M.A., Counseling Center
This workshop focuses on "words of wisdom," and the inspiration people take from them. Participants will have the opportunity to share personal experiences where words have been inspiring or helpful, as well as share their own words of wisdom that might be helpful for others. This workshop will conclude with how words of wisdom can continue to have a positive impact both in their own lives and in giving back to others.