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2001 Women at Work Retreat
A Work Odyssey: Exploring Community

Workshop Schedule


THURSDAY

9:00 - 10:00am
Check-in, Workshop Registration, and bagels

10:00 - 11:30am
Introductions and Ice Breakers

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00 - 2:30pm
Main Room
Keynote Speaker - "Feminist Improvisations: Building Community"
Bettina Aptheker
Through humor and story, Bettina builds on women's experiences in our histories of sustaining networks and communities of support, improvising, and inventing in order to survive and flourish while working at UCSC.

3:00 - 5:00pm
Main Room
Living the Body - "The Alexander Technique"
Rita Rivera
Feeling discomfort in the body? Slumped at your desk? The Alexander Technique is an excellent resource in muscular-skeletal education, teaching us to use our bodies correctly, developing an accurate sense of how we move through activities.

3:00 - 5:00pm
Upstairs
A Retirement and Savings Overview
Patricia Vergadamo
Get a better understanding of how UC's retirement system works and what your options are for additional retirement savings. Take control of your financial future!

3:00 - 5:00pm
Casita
How to Get What You Want
Carol Emerson
Anytime is the right time to have the life you love. Perhaps you know what you want and just don't have the courage to step into it. Or perhaps, with the world of choices out there, you're not sure which one is perfect for you. What's your Path? Let us create, think, and brainstorm your future: a life of your choosing, a career you want and love. We'll create a collage of vision, with discussion, tea, and refreshments.

3:00 - 4:00pm
Casita Patio
Cracking Tile, Garden Style Part I
Gayle Larson & Dena Parry
We will break plates, tile, and even glass to create beautiful projects for the home and garden. You will learn to design, attach the materials, and grout your own stepping stone.

4:00 - 5:30pm
Outdoors
Afternoon Walk
Arjuna Russell
We will start our afternoon walk with a brief meeting outside in which we review safe walking techniques. We will walk along the San Juan Bautista country roads. After 15 minutes of warm up we will stop and review stretching exercises. After walking for 1 hour, we will return for 15 minutes of stretches to prevent sore muscles and cramping. The walk is
geared towards all levels with a timed turnaround for everyone.

5:00 - 6:00pm
Casita
Poetry & Motion
Deborah Turner
We'll experience the poetry of everyday and of movement we may take for granted then write about it. Non-, new, regular, published, procrastinating...all writers welcome. Come as you are.

5:00 - 6:00pm
Casita Patio
Breaking Tile, Garden Style Part I redux
Gayle Larson & Dena Parry
Please see 3:00 - 4:00pm above

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dinner

7:00 - 8:00pm
Main Patio
Social Hour

7:00 - 8:00pm
Main Room
UCSC Community Information Tables

8:00 - 10:00pm
Main Room
Adam Kubota and Quartet
Swing and Salsa Music
Bring your dancing shoes!

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FRIDAY

7:00 - 8:30am
Outdoors
Morning Bike Ride
Norma Ray
This ride along Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail will include a stop at the Mission Café for coffee (bring $). We will return in time to grab some breakfast before the kitchen closes at 9:00am.

8:00 - 9:00am
Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00pm
Main Room
True Colors - Welcoming Diversity
Tony Hill
Fortunately, we are not all alike. We will use colors to identify four distinctive perspectives and personality types. In an easy and entertaining way, each participant can recognize their own strengths and preferences, while examining the differences among people.

9:00 - 11:00am
Upstairs
Fun with Improv!
Susan Boes and Sharon Lee McGraham
An introduction to the FUNdamentals of improvisation, this class will explore how improv can be used in daily life. Come play, discover, release stress, and see how improv can improve communication and cooperation in the workplace.

9:00 - 10:00am
Outdoors
Bike Repair
Laura Kummerer
Learn to do your own side-of-the-road bike repairs using minimal tools. Features hands-on repair experience and tool recommendations.

9:00 - 10:30
Casita
The Starburst Book
Sara Walsh
Look to the stars for fun! Come cut, fold, and glue to make our quick origami starburst book. Then decorate it to make a special card or gift. No art experience necessary.

9:00 - 11:00am
Casita Patio
Cracking Tile, Garden Style Part II - Grouting
Gayle Larson & Dena Parry
Drop in to grout that stepping stone you made yesterday.

10:30 - 12:00am
Casita
Up is Not the Only Way
Esther Sylvan
Real career success comes from the satisfaction we get from the work we do. Moving up is just one of the many roads to career satisfaction. Particpants will learn about "moving up" as well as less traditional options such as; lateral moves, exploratory moves, realignment, job enrichment, relocation, and the policies and processes that govern movement on campus.

11:00 - 12:00pm
Meet at Main Patio - Location TBA
Find Your Voice
If you have a song in your heart, come share your voice with others who enjoy singing. We will have an informal get-together at the piano. Janet Mastropietro will bring her sheet music.

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00 - 2:30pm
Main Room
Loyalty to the U, Loyalty to You
Deb Abbott
As women, our strengths and vulnerabilities are often centered in our caretaking patterns. We will examine the concepts of loyalty, caregiving, and caretaking. Do we rescue the university at our personal expense?

1:00 - 2:30pm
Upstairs
Women/Family/Careers
Dr. Christy Teranishi
In this exciting workshop, we will examine our similarities and differences of experience as women of unique ethnic/cultural backgrounds. We will explore the rewards and challenges we encounter in family, work and community contexts.

1:00 - 2:30pm
Casita
Freeing Our Lives from Fear
Gillian Greensite
This workshop covers some basic, simple, effective verbal and physical skills that will increase your options for more safely exploring your community. Lessen your fear: increase your independence!

2:30 - 3:30pm
Closing Ceremony, Evaluations and Prize Drawings

 


Women at Work Retreat, University of California, Santa Cruz
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