Stress Management in Service Professions

(10:15 – 11:00am)

Professionals in the services sector are more susceptible to stress than average workers due to the competitive and giving nature of their work. As a result, they are stressed out more than other types of employments. Join this session to learn the effects of stress, while integrating in physical activity.

Melanie Buchanan Farmer, PhD, Educator, Wellness and Community Advocate

BELONG: Bring Everything, Live Openly, Nonstop Growth

(10:15 – 11:00am)

What does it mean to belong? How can you foster a culture of belonging in your personal and professional relationships?

In this workshop, you will explore the concept of belonging and how it relates to Justice, Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, or JEDAI. You will learn how to bring your authentic self to every situation, live openly and respectfully with others, and grow continuously as an individual and a community member. Whether you are a service member, a peer, a leader, or a supervisor, this workshop will equip you with the skills and strategies to create a sense of belonging for yourself and others. 

Thenera Bailey, PhD, President/CEO of SISGI

Crafting Your Professional Story and Personal Brand

(11:15am – 12:00pm)

How do you tell your professional story and showcase your unique value? How do you build a solid online presence and network with potential employers?

In this workshop, you will learn how to craft your professional story and personal brand using your AmeriCorps experience and network as a foundation. You will also discover how to use LinkedIn and other social media platforms to create a positive digital footprint and connect with opportunities.

This workshop will help you stand out from the crowd and advance your career goals.

Thenera Bailey, PhD, President/CEO of SISGI

Utilizing Your Segal Education Award

(11:15am – 12:00pm)

What, how and when you can access and use your Eli Segal Award. Learn the do’s and don’ts of accessing and using your Eli Segal Award.

Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, Founder and CEO of Do Good, Be Good

Service as a Career Pathway

(1:15pm – 2:00pm)

Michelle Velarde, Division Director Employment Services Operations, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Anthony Jenks, Regional Manager, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Words, Conflict and Safe Communication

(2:15pm – 2:45pm)

Conflict is expensive financially and emotionally. Once conflict has continued parties are entrenched in positions rather than resolution interests. The best option for conflict is when it is prevented. When we have a better understanding of conflict, it changes the way we speak, hear, and understand others.

Rachel Donovan, Owner of Albuquerque Meditation Services, LLC; NM Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission