Professional Development Workshop Series

The Professional Development Workshop Series has been designed to meet the needs and interests of a diverse audience. Issues from contemporary society serve as the foundation of these timely topic offerings.

Undergraduate, graduate students and practicing professionals from counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, education, sociology, business and a variety of other fields will find these workshop series to be of professional and personal value. 

Course Description

Demographic differences characterize members of our social and professional communities. WSU’s Multicultural Education Certificate Program prepares professionals to effectively work with diverse clientele within their various professional sectors. This workshop is designed for presenters and participants to use current, ethnographic research to both identify and discuss how they can engage in more equitable professional practices. Current students of Dr. Wysocki’s Certification program will be available to share and discuss their own experiences with using research to identify and discuss how they engage in professional practices.

Instructor:


Dr. Nicholas Wysocki is a faculty member in the Education Studies Department at Winona State University. He earned his Ph. D in the Social Foundations of Education from The University of Iowa, and he has worked in higher education for over 20 years. Dr. Wysocki currently works with teacher candidates seeking a Minnesota teaching license. Students in his classes learn how historical, psychological, sociological, and philosophical forces, both past and present, impact teaching and learning. In addition to his work as a faculty member at WSU, Dr. Wysocki serves on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Diversity Council working with the Executive Director to meet the education and training needs of the community around the issues of diversity and inclusion. He is currently directing the graduate Multicultural Education Certificate Program designed to have appeal across numerous professional sectors.

Dates/Time Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-01, Course ID 002033
Graduate – CE595-01, Course ID 01-002034
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

During this interactive workshop participants will learn about the intellectual and social/emotional world of gifted and talented children and adolescents. Beginning with an introduction to the concept of giftedness and the myths surrounding it, we will explore the intellectual strengths and challenges (accelerated and asynchronous learning) and social and emotional issues (overexcitabilities and their associated behavioral and mental health concerns) faced by the gifted and talented as they navigate their world. Come with an open mind and a sense of humor, and leave with a new understanding of and appreciation for the gifted and talented, as well as tips for helping them reach their full potential as happy and successful passion-filled adults.

Instructor:

Debra Mishak

Dates/Time Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 – 4-9pm
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-02, Course ID 002035
Graduate – CE595-02, Course ID 002036
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This workshop explores the holistic impact of grief, developmental considerations across the lifespan, and post-loss resiliency. An overview of contemporary models of the grief process is provided, as well as clinical interventions for direct work with grieving individuals and groups. Self-care is highlighted.

Instructor:


Eunie Alsaker, has completed her graduate degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin in 1990 with a concentration in mental health. After graduate school, she worked as a clinical social worker for four years in rural Wisconsin. For the past fourteen years, she has worked as a counselor at WSU’s Counseling and Wellness Services. She became a nationally certified Thanatologist through the Association for Death Education and Support in 2011. Eunie has presented at multiple state, regional, and national conferences on the topic of grief/bereavement counseling. She served on the state board, Minnesota Coalition of Death Education and Support, and ran the campus grief support group that provided psychoeducational opportunities for students across campus.

Dates/Time Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-03, Course ID 002037
Graduate – CE595-03, Course ID 01-002038
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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