2014 Classified Staff Retreat – Mark your Calendars!

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You are invited to join your fellow Classified Staff at the 2014 Annual Retreat on Tuesday November 11th, 2014 from 8:30-4:30PM at the Swedish Cultural Center at:


1920 Dexter Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Workshop topics will include (descriptions coming soon!):
Office Ergonomics
Yoga – This class is designed as an introduction to Yoga – which means “union” between the mind, body and spirit. Movements are slow and gentle with emphasis on alignment and comfort. Students will learn how to breathe properly and are given simple techniques to help restore energy and encourage relaxation and calmness.
Self Defense – The Mind Is Your Greatest Weapon! To increase your awareness; and to be prepared. Safe Hands-on training: small-group training of three to four basic martial arts moves (rotating stations) that are primarily used for dis-engagement (from a violent encounter or from  a potential violent encounter). Possible stations: basic stick pattern and footwork; high elbow cover and thrown elbows; knees to the mid-section (or nether regions); and Pankration-style open-hand slaps. All techniques will be practiced either with pads or just in the air.

Personality Types

Conflict Resolution – Sometimes conflict happens in the workplace. It’s inevitable. Individuals come to the table with personal and collective expectations. Add to this student expectations and demands. This workshop will look at some helpful tools to help resolve conflicts in the early stages before they become full blown and unmanageable.  


Leadership & Change

Retirement – Okay, you’re enrolled in a retirement plan. Will it provide enough money for you to retire on? Common wisdom says “No”. What can you do about it? I have some ideas……..Benefits Open Enrollment is here again. I’ll give you the lowdown on what is and isn’t changing for 2015.
Union Issues
Home Improvement 101


Here is the tentative schedule:

8:00 – 8:30          Check-in

8:30 – 9:00          Intro / Ice breaker 1

9:00 – 9:30          President & Classified Employee of the Year Award

9:30 – 10:00        Ice breaker 2

10:00 – 10:30      Union / Shop Stewards

10:30 – 10:45      Break

10:45 – 11:45      1st Workshops

                                 Svea Room:            Yoga
                                 Viking Room:         Retirement
                                 Stockholm Room:  Personality Types

11:45 – 1:00        Lunch

1:00 – 2:00          2nd Workshops

                                 Svea Room:            Self Defense
                                 Viking Room:         Conflict Resolution
                                 Stockholm Room:  Union

2:00 – 2:15          Break

2:15 – 3:15          3rd Workshops

                                 Svea Room:           Office Ergonomics
                                 Viking Room:         Leadership/Change
                                 Stockholm Room:  Home Improvement/Safety

3:15 – 3:30          Break

3:30 – 4:30          Closing & Appreciation Gifts, Clean-up

4:30 – Whenever      Unofficial Happy Hour



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