EMPOWER is a women’s group on campus with a mission to build a thriving community at Mines to enhance personal and professional goals of members through support, encouragement, inspiration, and cooperation while creating a strong professional network of empowered women. Mines faculty and staff are welcome to become members and attend the monthly meetings that feature speakers on professional development and wellness, allow for networking and social interaction, and include service projects supporting the local community.
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/451529875053257
Planning Committee: Lia Franklin, Katie Schmalzel, Mary Cook, Kelly Knechtel and Annette Pilkington
Social Committee: Nancy Progar and Lisa Goberis
Interested in learning more, contact Lia Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to join the list serve.
Fall 2020 & SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Sept 15th | 1 pm: Starting the Year Off Strong – Goal Setting, Priorities, Balance & Fun (Lia)
This kick off session will help you with goal setting for a successful 20-21, setting priorities, finding balance and of course having fun. Join us for a fun interactive session to set you up for a great academic year.
Wednesday, Oct 14th | 1pm: Restorative Justice (Katie and Sareen)
The Title IX Office is bringing restorative practices to our Mines community! The goal of Restorative Justice (RJ) is to create a community where harms are addressed in a productive way so trust can be rebuilt. We plan to provide you with basic tools to
1) recognize when a harm has occurred; and
2) address the harm in the moment in a way that is compassionate and forward thinking.
Thursday, Nov 12th | 1pm: Maintaining Motivation and Joy at Work (Annette & Mary)
Working remotely during a pandemic can zap our energy and drive. Join us to discuss ways to maintain motivation to get work done and increase your joy in the process. This interactive session will make you laugh and will connect you with colleagues.
Wednesday, Dec 16th: Social
(More details to come – Save the date)
(Zoom meetings schedule, should things change and we can meet in person, we will)
Tuesday, February 2nd | 1 pm: Lessons learned from COVID 19 and looking towards the future- Joint Program with AFC- Campus leadership TBD – (Amanda & Lia)
Join us as we learn from some of our campus leaders (Kirsten, Dan and Peter) about what we have learned as a result of the pandemic, what we are working on to move forward, how this has helped us to do things differently, and more.
Wednesday, Mar 10th | 1pm: Building Your Empower Connections (Lia and Annette)
Learn about the value of connecting and building networks, as well as putting this work into practice as we spend time in small groups building networks with our Empower members.
Thursday, April 8th | 1pm: Performance Planning, Goals and Leadership Development (Kelly)
Learn how to set measurable goals for the upcoming performance cycle, and ensure you have a line of sight from your goals to that of leadership within your department/campus unit and the overall institution.
Wednesday, May 19: Social
(More details to come – Save the date)
Past Semester Schedules
2/18/20 Financial Insights – Planning for your Future
3/10/20 Salary Negotiations Workshop
American Association of University Women (this session will run from 12-2 in the Avery Room, Student Center)
4/7/20 Taking Care of You – Body, Mind, and Soul
5/20/20 End of Year Celebration
9/3/19 Strong & Powerful: Resistance Training, Confidence and Shifting the Culture for Women in the Weight Room
Featuring: Heather Hamilton, Mines Director of Fitness (Location: Ballroom A)
10/16/19 Ethics in the Workplace
Featuring Sandy Woodson, Mines Teaching Professor, HAAS
11/12/19 Self Awareness & Implicit Bias Awareness
Featuring Dr. Amy Landis, Mines Profesor, CEE and Presidential Faculty Fellow for Access, Attainment & Diversity
12/18/19 End of Semester Celebration
February 5th: “Investing 101” – Micheal Denison with New York Life
March 6th: “Changing the World Through Research at Mines” – Stefanie Tompkins – VP of Research and Tech Transfer
April 2nd: “Self Awareness and Implicit Bias – Awareness and Updates from DIA Committee” – Amy Landis
May 22nd: End of semester social – More to come
September 4th: Strengths Quest Part B – Mary Elliott
October 24th: “Simple Steps to Financial Control” –
Hugh O’Rourke with Net Financial
November 7th: “Effective Ways to Manage Work Place Harassment and Negotiating Microagressions”- Karin Ranta Curran
December social TBD (more to come)
February 20th: Navigating Campus Politics – Becca Flintoft
March 21st: Wholeness, Balance, and Spiritual Healing – Lisa Martinez Crownover
April 17th: Polishing your resume and CL updates – Lin Sherman
May 16th: Conflict Management and Resolution – Kate Kelsey
September 19th: Strengths Quest – Mary Elliott
October 18th: The Art of Negotiation in Every Day Life – Cynthia Banks
November 21st: Updates on Sibson progress – Vicki Nichol
December 20th: Wellness – Becca Pike
January 17th: Mentoring Panel Discussion
February 15th: “Gal”entines Celebration
March 15th: Stress Managment
April 18th: Art of Negotiation – Deb Lasich
May 17th: End of Year Celebration
September 13th: Agenda Review, Reconnecting, Committee Opportunities, Networking Opportunities, Homework, and Employer Branding and PR
October 12th: Speaker Dean Ramona Graves
November 15th: Our First Lady, and Service Project Activity – Elyse Johnson
December 14th: Cookie Exchange