Staff Newsletter, October 2013


Special October Professional Development Opportunities

Recognizing a Troubled Employee | Thursday, October 3, 1-3pm | Commons Whitewater
Click here to register: Recognizing a Troubled Employee

At some point in your management career you are likely to experience/encounter at least one troubled employee. It is important that you know what to do, and what not to do. In this session, learn the difference between a troubled and difficult employee; The role of the manager in responding to a troubled employee; Strategies to achieve positive results; Providing referral for additional resources. This session is a provided as a partnership between ASP Healthcare Employee Assistance Program, Benefits Services and PDL.

Mental Health First Aid | Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30 | 8am-12pm | Location TBD
Registration is limited to 20 participants for this 2 day 8-hour course. $25 course cost is covered by a partnership between PDL and Staff Affairs.
Click here to register for the Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that is offered on the University of Idaho campus to help staff, faculty and students understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of:
•mental illness and substance use disorders
•risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems
•understanding the impact of mental illness
•knowledge of common treatments

Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Managing in a Multi-Generational Workplace | Thursday, October 31, 9-11am | Commons Whitewater
Click here to register Managing Multi-Generations 

Today’s workforce is comprised of generations with different values and priorities. In this workshop, learn to identify common areas of conflict between generations; Determine ways to motivate each generation; Effectively communicate across generations and Create a plan to manage multiple generations successfully. This session is a provided as a partnership between ASP Healthcare Employee Assistance Program, Benefits Services and PDL.

Registration for Fall 2013 Supervisory Excellence Program Opens on September 25, 2013!

The University of Idaho’s Supervisory Excellence Program opens for registration on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. The fall 2013 workshop series begins on Thursday, October 3.

The fall 2013 session will have statewide access, with core classes delivered via compressed video to Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls!

For program details, upcoming workshop listings and registration information, please visit the Supervisory Excellence Program website 


Employee Appreciation Week in Boise begins October 29 through November 1st

Employee Appreciation Daily Activities
Monday, 10/28/13 – Donuts & coffee; 9:30 – 10:30 in Joe’s Corner
Tuesday, 10/29/13 – Root Beer floats; 3:00 – 4:00 in Joe’s Corner
Wednesday, 10/30/13 – Funny video brown bag lunch; room TBD
Thursday, 10/31/13 – Halloween Costume Lunch, brownie bake-off and announcement of Vandal Spirit Award winner
Friday, 11/1/13 – Raffle

—Coeur d'Alene—

Women in Science | October 1 & 2

This year will mark the 6th annual Careers for Women in Math & Science event in Coeur d’Alene. Over 175 high school sophomore girls from 11 North Idaho School Districts will spend half the day at U-Idaho’s Harbor Center and half the day on the North Idaho College campus participating in scientific experiments and learning from women scientists and engineers in the field. This annual event is conducted by the University of Idaho College of Science and sponsored by the Department of Geology, Idaho EPSCoR, ibest, and North Idaho College.

Science on Tap | October 8

One of the first signs fall is coming is the start of the football season, and this month Kasee Hildenbrand from Washington State University will be speaking about “Concussions and Sports.” Join us for the discussion at 5:30. Science on Tap Coeur d'Alene is held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (except for June, July and August) and is open to anyone interested in exploring the latest science and technology by engaging with featured scientists and researchers at the Fort Ground Grill, a local gathering place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The public will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice opinions and learn about new subjects in a casual and informal setting.

—Idaho Falls—

2013 Health Fair | September 30 | 7:30-10:00 am

Bennion Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room

Training, Lunch, Wellness Walk | September 30 | 10:05-1:00 pm

CHE 213

Potato Harvest 2013 | October 4 | Depart University Place | 2:00 pm

Terreton, ID
Hosted by Debbie Caudle and Dallas Furness Farms
RSVP:; 208-282-7983

UI Taste of Home International Food Fair | October 25

University Place


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