Currently, I am attending the 2012 Association of Intermountain Housing Officers (AIMHO) Annual Conference in Billings, Montana. My personal belief is if you are going to take the time to attend a conference, you should also take the time submit a program session proposal. Well, I did just that and am presenting a few program sessions at the conference.

With that being said I am going to use my blog to post a recap a my program sessions with helpful materials. Here is one of the other sessions I presented: 13 Months to Train a Resident Assistant.

Thank You’s
One session, Recognition on a Shoestring Budget, I co-presented with Ebonie Carter from Sante Fe University. This presentation would not be possible without her and I thank her for her time as we met weekly for a couple of months to develop this program. It was a pleasure working with her. Also, Ebonie and I need to thank Jen O’Brien from Arizona State University – Tempe for helping with the initial submission of this program.

Helpful Documents

Recognition on a Shoestring Budget Presentation, Recognition on a Shoestring Budget PowerPoint, Recognition on a Shoestring Budget Toolkit, Building Your Toolkit, Employee Recognition Survey, Recognition Meter Activity, Awards and Recognition Staff Survey, Awards and Recognition Student Staff Survey

Keep the conversation going and leave a comment about how you recognize others.

The conference season has started and I don’t know about you but I am excited about it. I have always loved the idea of going to a conference connecting with old friends, meeting new people, learning new things at programs, and the chance to get involved in an organization.

As you get ready for the conference you are attending, there are a few steps you can take to get the most out of your conference experience. Hopefully there is a tip below that you have not thought of before. Read more

There is no one I cannot teach something to, and no one I cannot learn something from.                                                                                         ~unknown source

This past weekend, Colorado received some much needed rain. The area has been in a draught and under a fire danger for 2 months now.

On Saturday, I spent a much needed day in the garage fixing, tweaking, hanging shelves and cleaning up. During that time the clouds started to roll in. It got dark quickly and the wind picked up tremendously. Then the sky opened up and the rain poured down. Read more

Why start this blog?

I have been trying to find a way to communicate to others outside of conference presentations, emails and meetings. I want to engage and dialogue with people I wouldn’t normally meet or interact with. I believe we all have a lot to learn. I know I can learn something from everyone. I want my blog to be a platform of information that I can use and so can others to improve who they are. Read more