Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Seating is limited. To reserve your seat in the conversation by phone, call Kris Thompson at 281-283-2040.
Come Fly with Me: Beyond the Pan Am Adventures
Linda Bullock, '96 BS, '98 MA
Embark on a journey of adventure, world travel and excitement as UHCL alumna and Assistant Dean of Student Diversity Linda Bullock shares her story of a life lived fearlessly. From her days of mystique and glamour as a Pan Am flight attendant to her life as a Navy wife and travels throughout Europe that have filled five passports, Bullock will take you on a quest worthy of an adventure novel. She will share with you how courage, determination and a sense of adventure lead to the rewards that come from a life lived fearlessly.
Breaking the Cycle: Raising Children to Reject the Violence
The news reports of school shootings, bullying and peer-to-peer aggression are on the rise at an unprecedented level, leaving parents concerned about the influences their children are exposed to and how to guide them through these experiences. How does one raise a child to reject the violence when it’s seemingly everywhere? Associate Professor of Criminology and director of Teen And Police Service Academy (www.tapsacademy.org) Everette Penn will lead a discussion that will explore these trends and share his experiences working with at-risk youths to help break the cycles of violence.
Adapting Your Path to Success
Estella Hernández Gillette, '86 BBA, '94 MA
Success is about setting goals and making the opportunities happen, rather than sitting idly by and waiting for them to happen. However, there are times you may have to deal with the unexpected and not let that derail you from your destination. Join alumna Estella Hernández Gillette in a conversation about her path from secretary to senior staff member at NASA Johnson Space Center, while earning her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees along the way. Learn how identifying goals for yourself and knowing your organization can enable you to recognize and take advantage of opportunities on the path to your own success.
Asleep At Work: Surviving the Ever-Changing Workplace
Shawn McCann, '02 MA
You can have peace at work, be happier, calm and most of all, have a better understanding of why people act the way they do in the workplace. Wherever you may fall in the organizational chart, this discussion will help with reclaiming your goals and identifying obstacles and challenges to create a better CEO, director, manager and/or employee. Learn from UHCL alumnus Shawn McCann about the simplicity of resolving seemingly complex professional dilemmas by approaching solutions from your own personal core values and truths.
A Balancing Act: You Can Do It!
Sandra Mossman, '87 Mid-Management Certificate, '87 Supervisor Certificate
How do you balance your private and professional life and still feel good about it all? It doesn't just happen, but, as Stephen Covey says, "Keep(ing) the first things first" definitely helps define your actions. What in life is important to you? How does your family feel about your work? How do you maximize your opportunities for advancement on the job without sacrificing family time? What can you do to keep energized in both arenas? Alumna Sandra Mossman will lead this insightful conversation on how she was able to create that balance between a healthy private life and work world.
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