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2003 Women at Work Retreat Program

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION is Thursday 9:00 am (Sharp!), Main Patio

THURSDAY

9:00 am Check-In and Workshop Registration
10:00-11:30 am Introductions and Ice Breakers
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch


1:00-2:00 pm
Main Room
Keynote Speaker: “Title TBA”
M.R.C. Greenwood
Description TBA

2:30-3:30 pm
Casita 2
Stress Relief For Mothers of Young Children
Glenda Dixon
Hands-on-activities and brainstorming about finding time for yourself and making memorable quality time with your children. Handouts provided.

2:30-4:00 pm
Upstairs
Investment Workshop
Andrea Roland
Is investing a dirty and/or scary word? No! Come discuss money and investing. Learn how the system works and the best place to put your money in order to reach your financial goals.

2:30-4:00 pm
Casita Patio
Cracking Tile, Garden Style: Part I
Gayle Larsen and Dena Parry
In this two-part class, break plates, tile, and even glass to create beautiful projects for the home and garden. Learn to design, attach materials, and grout your own stepping stone. (Part I is also offered on Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm; Part II on Friday from 9:00-10:30 am or 10:30-12:00.)

2:30-4:30 pm
Main Room
Polynesian Dance
Lorraine Kinnamon
Have fun learning the basic movements of the native dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, and New Zealand. Enjoy the graceful awana, modern hula, and ancient Hawaiian kahiko chants.

3:30-4:30 pm
Casita 2
The Art of Good Meetings
Deborah Turner
Ever wonder how to stop reacting to and start planning change? In this facilitation basics workshop, learn tips for running and participating in meetings that work. Discover how to use meetings to bring out your best.

4:30-6:00 pm
Main Room
Belly Dance
Marilyn YaQub (Majida)
Discover the dancer within you! Learn basic steps, isolations, and shimmies. Explore the art of finger cymbals and balancing. Belly dance is an ancient women’s art that promotes strength, flexibility, and self-expression.

4:30-6:00 pm
Upstairs
Emotional Intelligence and Self-Care in Transitional and Changing Times
Chris Fahrenbach
How does one keep a balanced perspective during times of transition? This interactive and creative workshop explores individual styles of coping with change, and enables you to create a personal plan that will help you navigate the currents of transition.

4:30-6:00 pm
Casita 2
Bead It!
Laura Trounson
Ever been shopping for earrings or a bracelet and thought, “I wonder if I could make that?” This basic beading workshop provides guidance and materials for you to make your own pair of earrings or a bracelet.

4:30-6:00 pm
Casita Patio
Cracking Tile, Garden Style: Part I
Gayle Larsen and Dena Parry
In this two-part class, break plates, tile, and even glass to create beautiful projects for the home and garden. Learn to design, attach materials, and grout your own stepping stone. (Part I is also offered on Thursday from 2:30-4:00 pm; Part II on Friday from 9:00-10:30 am or 10:30-12:00.)

6:00-7:00 pm DINNER

7:00-8:00 pm
Main Room
Social Hour/Dance Lessons

7:00-8:30 pm
Casita 2
Zen of Yarn
Charlotte Liest-Williams
Enjoy the comforting interaction of yarn, needles, and fingers. Beginners and experienced knitters gather to take up the Zen of Yarn. Learn to disengage and relax. Take a quiet mental break from the stress of the day.

8:00-10:00 pm
Main Room
Kapalakiko (San Francisco) Hawaiian Band

8:30-10:00 pm
Casita 2
Movies in the Casita


FRIDAY

Important note about rooms: Please move out of your room by 10:00 am Before leaving your room, please place all sheets, pillowcases, and towels (no other bedding) in the linen bins in the outside hall.

6:30-8:00 am
Outdoor
Wake up and Ride!
Norma Ray
This ride from Fremont Peak is an invigorating start to your morning. Bring your helmet and VERY good brakes on your bike! We will return in time for breakfast.

8:00-9:00 BREAKFAST

9:00-10:30 am
Main Room
Your Personal Safety
Robert Jones
Are you aware of your safety in your daily routine? Learn simple steps that ensure your safety. Discover “everyday” items that can be used as emergency weapons against an aggressor.

9:00-10:30 am
Upstairs
Discover Your Career Profile
Esther Sylvan
Identify your core values ­ those life principles that provide work/home balance. Discover your motivating skills, which are central to your personal and career satisfaction and success, so you can emphasize or minimize them in current or future work assignments.

9:00-10:30 am
Casita 2
“Lower Your Stress” Emergency Toolbox
Heather Mietz Egli
Feeling overwhelmed at work? Having trouble enjoying your time off or even sleeping because of your long “to do” list? This class offers you immediate tools and ideas to stop stress now.

9:00-10:30 am
Casita Patio
Cracking Tile, Garden Style: Part II
Gayle Larsen and Dena Parry
Part II of Thursday’s workshop will focus on grouting and finishing your stepping-stone. (Part II is also offered on Friday at 4:30-6:00 pm.)

10:30-12:00
Main Room
Asian-American Women ­ Who Are We?
Patti Hiramoto
Ever wonder about the various ethnicities and cultures within the Asian American community? Come hear about the many differences and similarities among its members. Campus Asian-American women present their unique stories of their culture and its impact on family, education, and career.

10:30-12:00
Upstairs
Tomorrow’s Technologies
Michael Pieracci
Get a peek at just-around-the-corner technology for the workplace. Get to see the fascinating new features of OS X, PowerBook, and the PowerMac G4 tower.

10:30-12:00
Casita 2
Myths and Benefits of Exercise
Danielle Lewis
Learn the numerous benefits of regular exercise and how to make it a part of your busy life. Discuss women’s issues; myths and misconceptions; motivation tips; and at-home exercises.

10:30-12:00
Casita Patio
Cracking Tile, Garden Style: Part II
Gayle Larsen and Dena Parry
Part II of Thursday’s workshop will focus on grouting and finishing your stepping-stone. (Part II is also offered on Friday at 9:00-10:30 am.)

12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH

1:00-2:30
Main Room
Dialogue: Communicating to Build Understanding and Relationships
Laurie McCann
Learn communication skills that build understanding and relationships!

1:00-2:30
Main Room
What's In It for You? Discover Your University Library
Lucia Orlando and Irene Berry
How would you like to visit a library that's open until midnight, or one that has movies, books, magazines, and newspapers ­ with delivery right to your office door? You don't have to be a student or faculty to use our 1+ million resources. Come learn about this little-known UCSC employee perk.

1:00-2:30
Casita 2
Guided Imagery: Tools for De-stressing
Richard Jelusich
Using imagery and music, paint a transcendent picture of our nature to strengthen our awareness and empower our individual place. Meditating as a group gives unanimity of purpose that strengthens the meditation.

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

 


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