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2015 Annual CDAC Professional Development & BBQ

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Save the Date! Friday June 26th from 10AM – 2PM will be the annual CDAC Professional Development and BBQ

From 10AM – 12PM, Professional Development workshop – Theme – Civics, topic TBA

From 12PM – 2PM, BBQ Lunch from Longhorn. Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, Sides


2014 Classified Staff Retreat – Mark your Calendars!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Vote for 2014 Classified Employee of the Year! See the nominations here:

Send an email from your email address with your vote! Voting will be available until Friday November 7th, so hurry!


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



Lunch N Learn and Financial Planning Workshops NEXT WEEK!!!!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Lunch and Learn  

August 5th and 7th from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm in BE 1110

Hot Mama’s pizza will be provided


August 5th:

Make the most of your paycheck!

Learn small changes that can help you stay out of the paycheck to paycheck cycle and start saving for the future. This workshop will cover ways to  make the most of what you earn to make your money work for you.


August 7th:

Planning for the Future!

Ever wondered the best ways to save for buying a house, your child’s education or planning for retirement?

Come learn simple strategies to meet your financial goals and plan for a brighter future.


Workshops will be run by financial advisors Francesca Mabon and Douglas St John from Waddell and Reed.

Shots Fired! When Lightening Strikes! July 7th 6PM – 9PM Room BE1110

Friday, June 13th, 2014

While the odds of being involved in an active shooter event are as remote as being struck by lightening or struck by a bus, the impact when it does occur is so extreme that more and more Colleges and Universities are recognizing the need to develop active shooter response plans and policies, and to train their communities for this possibility.  This active shooter training is designed to provide you with best practices on how to prevent and, if necessary, how to respond to an active shooter situation.   

This training covers readiness, response, and recovery from the college/university, and law enforcement perspectives.  It will focus on the behavior of active shooters and the pathway to violence.  It will also address threat assessment, dealing with the at-risk employee/student, and what to do if or when an active shooter incident were to happen on our campus.

World Cup CDAC BBQ

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014


June 24th Save the date!

The annual CDAC BBQ is scheduled, and this year’s theme is World Cup!

Venue TBA

There will be an international assortment of food for lunch

10-12 Workshop: Intercultural Communication

12-12:15 Words from Chancellor Wakefield and President Killpatrick

12:15-12:30 Union updates

12-2 Shout outs of appreciation, Memory Wall (bring your pics to post)

1:00-3 World Cup game TBA