KASFAA Oz-Sociated Press, Winter 2004
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Support Staff Workshop

Submitted by
Chris Martindale

How much work would we be able to do in a single day without the help of our support staff? Not nearly enough, I would guess we would all agree. And THAT'S the very reason we should encourage them to attend this year's Support Staff Workshop, sponsored by KASFAA.

This year we have enlisted the talents of a nationally known speaker, Bill Cordes, to inspire, challenge, and entertain those hardy souls who serve as support staff to Financial Aid and Admissions Offices. He understands that in today's academic environment, we are all asked to "do more in less time, understand new laws, new forms, new codes, new students and do all of this with a smile on our face and joy in our hearts." His Great Moments workshop is designed to help us to "laugh our way to new strategies for communication, understanding change and conflict, consensus building, as well as strategies that will support us in our ability to take our job and LOVE it!" Hey, I think WE all need to attend!

Bill Cordes, is a former college instructor, high school teacher, coach and television talk show host who is no stranger to the college campus. He spent over 10 years on several of them pursuing his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Yes, he admits, he was a common face in the financial aid office! He now spends his days supporting teachers, business leaders, students, and others in finding better ways to live their days. He calls his messages "edutaining."

Will you help your support staff avail themselves of this wonderful opportunity? Support Staff Workshop is being offered at two sites - choose one. Friday, March 5, at Fort Hays State University, the other on Friday, March 12 at Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia. There is no cost to attendees. Please have those who wish to attend complete the Registration form and return it by February 13 via email or mail to:

Chris Martindale
2310 Centennial Rd.
Salina, KS 67401

There'll be goodies, there'll be lunch, there'll be prizes, there'll be fun! Plan now to attend. Preliminary agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Bill Cordes
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Bill Cordes
11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Bill Cordes
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Bill Cordes
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Door Prizes/Evaluations

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