Commencement 2023 Information

Commencement 2023 Information

HU Power of Service

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Spring 2023 Schedule | Fall 2022 Schedule | Power of Service Team Meetings

Are you interested in learning more skills? Would you like to develop your customer service approach?

Highlands University’s Power of Service Team organizes a series of monthly training sessions to help expand what you can do, and to improve the quality of service we all provide to our students and to each other.

A certificate of completion and a monetary award (dependent on funding) will be provided to each participant who attends 10 or more training events between September 2020 and July 2021.

Read more about the Power of Service Initiative.

To recommend a topic or learn more about Power of Service, please contact April Kent at ajkent@nmhu.edu or Veronica Black at veronica@nmhu.edu.

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Spring 2023 Schedule – Thursday, January 26, 2023

DACA/DREAM Zone Training
This interactive training will clarify current federal and state legislation regarding immigrant student rights and resources. Discussion and collaboration with workshop participants will identify institutional, and programmatic  strategies to promote safe space opportunity for DACA/DREAMER students.
Presenters: Dr. Eric Romero, et al
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM & 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building, 321 & Zoom (link can be found on SharePoint)

Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness
In this session, attendees will learn about how the Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness can help students succeed for their professional careers after graduation. Topics to be covered will include the systems SkillsFirst, Handshake, Engage@HU, along with other services our office provides.
Presenter: Reynaldo Maestas
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM & 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building, 322 & Zoom (link can be found on SharePoint)

Fall 2022 Schedule – Thursday, November 17, 2022

Media Savvy with Gann PR
There are more media outlets today that there have ever been, which means there are more opportunities to either support your brand with a little media savvy or damage your brand with naïveté. This talk will give you some valuable insight on how the media operates and provide you with some basic skills to navigate interaction with reporters, producers, and assignment editors. Learn why there is really no such thing as off the record, why you should never say no comment, and why you can run but you can’t hide (even in the restroom!).
Presenter: Dave Lepre, Vice President for Marketing & Communications, University Relations
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM & 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building, 322 & Zoom (link can be found on SharePoint)

Navigating Our New Normal: Identifying Work-Related Burnout
Since the pandemic’s onset, work-related burnout and stress levels have increased significantly. Working professionals have found it difficult to deal with the many challenges brought on by the pandemic, as we have faced long bouts of social isolation, fear of illness and death, financial stress, political unrest, social discord, lack of institutional resources, and increased work demands. Additionally, individuals in Northern New Mexico fell victim to the state’s worst wildfire in history, resulting from a prescribed burn by the U.S. Forest Service. The convergence of these stressors has been incredibly challenging, as New Mexico Highlands University has dealt with many situations we could not predict. This session will explore the various reasons higher education professionals feel burned out. Participants will reflect on their own experiences and connect with their peers to help them understand how we can move forward.
Presenter: Leon Bustos, Director of Health Education & Wellness, HU CARES
Connected to Leon’s talk you might want to take a look at the U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well Being: https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/workplace-well-being/index.html It is an interesting read about the importance of the workplace and mental health.
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM & 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building, 321 & Zoom (link can be found on SharePoint)

 


Power of Service Team Meetings

Please consider joining our committee! We meet every other Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM (*email  April Kent at ajkent@nmhu.edu or Veronica Black at veronica@nmhu.edu for link.*)

All Highlands faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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