Professional Development

PDDwithUWCThe 2015 Professional Development Day was sponsored by the University of Wyoming at Casper.

Luncheon and Gourmet Coffee Bar (2015)

Luncheon and Gourmet Coffee Bar (2015)

This year kicked off with opening remarks by First Lady Mead followed by luncheon Keynote Speaker Lisa Brouwer. Attendees enjoyed our Gourmet Coffee Bar and fantastic view of Casper and Casper Mountain from the Concourse Level, followed by speakers Dawn Todd and Charlotte Denny Henley. Closing remarks were made Maggi Murdock, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wyoming.

2015′s Lunch included: Choice of Cranberry Glazed Chicken or Vegetarian Ravioli, Dinner Salad, New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, Roll and Butter, New York Cheesecake or Rich Chocolate Cake and Iced Tea or Water.

About the 2015 Luncheon Speakers

Mrs Mead HeadshotFirst Lady Carol Mead has chosen children’s issues as her primary area of focus. She and Governor Mead believe that children are Wyoming’s greatest asset. To that end, her work is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles among kids to make sure they grow up healthy, happy, and safe.​

She has spent the balance of her time as First Lady focusing on literacy and reading to children throughout the state at their local libraries and schools, encouraging parents and kids to read together at home for at least 20 minutes each day, and working with the University of Wyoming College of Education to establish a statewide literacy research center and clinic, which opened in March 2014. Together with a coalition of community partners, Mrs. Mead has also launched Eat. Read. Grow., a Cheyenne-based program that provides families with an opportunity to spend quality time together over a meal and encourages them to read together at home by providing a free age-appropriate book to each child who attends. She has written a children’s book, Wyoming Firsts, which was distributed to over 8,000 first graders in May of 2014.

Lisa Brouwer Promo PicTapping into your POWER:
5 Tactics to Living Life at Full Throttle

Have you ever been at a stoplight when a pack of Harley riders pulls up in the lane next to you? What do they do? You’re right… with a slight twist of the throttle they rev their engines. They understand the potential beneath them and no stoplight is going to keep them from tapping into that power.

But what about you? Do you understand the power and potential within you? Is there an inner rumble that you’ve been ignoring for too long? Don’t you just want to kick it into gear and experience life at full throttle?

The good news is that you can accomplish exactly that without even throwing your leg over the seat of a Harley! Ride along with Lisa as she guides you to discover the 5 tactics to tapping into your POWER and living life at full throttle!

DawnTodd The Art of Feminine Leadership:
Amplifying Passion, Influence and Impact

Be all you can be. Do more, be more and then it is still – not enough. Are you tired of doing it the same old way? Feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, overworked, with the joy sucked out of you?

Women have moved into the masculine way of achievement in order to fit in and to be taken seriously. Now a shift is going on — a swing back to the feminine — and the feminine energy is coming back to dominance as it reaches out for balance. You are a brilliant feminine leader and the world is waiting for YOU.

IMG_4232A_HenleyThink Good Thoughts to “Live a Better Life”
As the saying goes, “What you think about comes about.” Charlotte’s presentation promises to enlighten and generate an abundance of ideas on how to “Live a Better Life” by generating more positive emotions like joy, serenity, gratitude, hope and amusement. This engaging presentation will highlight groundbreaking research and stories on the benefits of positive approaches to the way we live and work.

It is no easy task to adjust negative ways of being, but Charlotte shares her personal story that will help attendees see the path to a more positive approach to life and work. With practical tips you can shed those negative emotions and build thriving relationships that can positively impact your work, family and daily life.

Professor of Political Science at the University of Wyoming
Maggi Murdock studio portrait. Maggi Murdock joined the University of Wyoming faculty in 1975 in the Department of Political Science. After two years on the UW-Laramie campus, Maggi moved to the University’s Casper campus, where she served on the UW faculty, teaching both political science and criminal justice courses, from 1977 to 2000. She was a visiting faculty member at Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota) in 1997. In 1990 Maggi was appointed director of the University of Wyoming at Casper, and served in that position until 2000. After serving as associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the Outreach School, she is currently a professor of political science at UW-Laramie.

Maggi received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in political science from Tufts University and her B.A. degree in political science from Creighton University. Her research interests have included childhood political socialization, judicial retention, Native American politics, and distance education.

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