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Admin Professional Day

April 23, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Kahnweiler
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Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. speaks to leaders and aspiring leaders on how to strengthen their people skills in the workplace. She is also a well respected career coach and a sought after media expert on workplace issues. jennifer kahnweiler

Dr. Kahnweiler has served in human resource consulting positions at General Electric, The U.S. Department of Education and Manchester Consulting. Her clients include the American Management Association, Capital One, Turner Broadcasting, AT&T, the Coca-Cola Company and Duke Energy. She recently taught an invited management seminar series in Tokyo, which focused on sharing Western business practices with Japanese businesswomen.

Her forthcoming book is Shy I.Q.: People Skills for Introverted Leaders (Berrett-Koehler). She also co-wrote Shaping Your HR Role: Succeeding in Today's Organizations (Elsevier, 2005), created and wrote the Advisor column for AARP The Magazine, and is a regular blog contributor to the Atlanta Journal Constitution/Yahoo Hot Jobs website. In her media role, Jennifer was a “makeover expert” on the WTBS television show “Movie and a Makeover,” where she successfully advised a homemaker transitioning back to work She is also frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post.

Dr. Kahnweiler earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University and received her Master's degree in Counseling and Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Washington University, St. Louis. In addition to holding Master Career Counselor (MCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certifications, she has served on the boards of both the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Georgia Executive Women’s Network (GEWN).

In 2005, Jennifer was awarded the Outstanding Career Practitioner of the Year by the National Career Development Association and has been deemed a world class expert by the American Management Association. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and a founding member of the Leadership Executive Circle of the Women’s Leadership Exchange. Jennifer mentors rising female leaders in the community and finds her work as a volunteer ESL tutor especially rewarding.

Dr. Kahnweiler can be contacted at www.aboutyouinc.com.

Breakout Sessions

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
University Rooms D/E

This overview served as an introduction to the 7 Habits Program. Participants were able to learn about the opportunity for personal and professional transformation through greater productivity, increased influence in key relationships, stronger team unity, and complete life balance that fosters inner peace.

Facilitators: Dick Grover, Associate Professor of University Studies; Steve White, Certified 7-Habits Trainer

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Change Reaction: Understanding Your Response to a Changing Environment
University Rooms A/B

This session will provide a basic overview of change. Participants will be introduced to various change models and change styles. They will be able to understand the roles they play in the change process, both individually and collectively. Participants will develop personal action plans to effectively manage change.

Facilitator: Lisa Lewis-Fears, Human Resources Professional

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Exceptional Customer Service
University Room C

The purpose of this uplifting session is to provide information and skill building to make the process of giving exceptional customer service easier. Please join us as we celebrate your customer service skills, share best practices for continued success, and demonstrate the service standards that make KSU Georgia’s exceptional customer service leader.

Facilitator: Dee Grindell, Human Resources Development Specialist

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Time Management and Developing Organizational Skills
Dining Hall Addition Conference Room

Are you a left brain or right brain thinker? Do you manage your time effectively? This session offers tips on how to organize your priorities to effectively manage your time.

Facilitator: Lorraine Starks-Gamble, Senior Training Specialist

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