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Please join us for the 2023 Boiler Share Symposium!

Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to share, collaborate, and learn at the sixth annual Boiler Share Symposium. The event will be held on May 31, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Boilers at their Best" is the theme of this year's symposium and presentations include topics on personal and professional development, student well-being, health and wellness, technology, leveraging campus culture, resources, and inclusion.

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(Don't wait - registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on May 24.



9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. | Welcome

Location: Feature Gym

Please check-in at the France A. Córdova Recreation Center (CoRec) outside of the Feature Gym.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Keynote Address

Location: Feature Gym
Presenter: Patrick Mosher

Topic: Re-Ignite Your Passion

Patrick Mosher's headshotWe enter our careers with vim and vigor.  Ready to change the world.  Reality sets in and chips away at our enthusiasm.  On top of that, the pandemic hit and everything changed.  Now, there is no status quo to which we can return.  You may be asking yourself, "How do I re-gain my passion?"  From 30 years of a challenging consulting career and 6 years of an entrepreneurial career, Patrick Mosher shares his secrets for waking up on Monday morning with passion.  Hint:  What is your Big Why? 

Patrick Mosher is an author, international speaker, world-class business advisor, certified high performance coach, U.S. patent holder in analytics, teacher, husband, father and granddaddy. 

He has spent his lifetime helping individuals, teams, and organizations get from Point A to Point B - with energy, passion, and momentum along the way.  Point B is that precise point where we can claim success.

10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. | Transition

10:25 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Breakout Session 1

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Behavioral Intervention Team, But Were Afraid to Ask! 

    Location: Feature Gym 
    Presenter: Jeff Stefancic

    Abstract: This session will provide an overview of the University's Behavioral Intervention Team using a case study format to explain how the University would respond to a situation involving a student who had indicated that they intended to harm themselves and possibly others.

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Digital Wellness 

    Location: Small Conference Room
    Presenter: Will Evans

    Abstract: Begin to create an intentional relationship with your technology and leverage it for well-being, not distraction. Learn about ways to minimize passive digital consumption and replace it with mindful tech use. Explore the beginnings of our relationship with the digital, and see where we are headed.

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Supporting Well-Being via Microexercise and Movement

    Location: Large Conference Room
    Presenter: Jeff Stein

    Abstract: Learn the science and practical application of utilizing small, frequent bouts of exercise and frequent position changes to benefit health and wellness.

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Balancing Your Plate: How to Re-Center Yourself in Your Work

    Location: Howard Taylor Conference Room
    Presenter: Mack Pruitt

    Abstract: The on-going mass exodus in higher education has illuminated how unsustainable our practices, expectations, and relationships with our work are. This session will help participants learn how to assess their current workload, reflect on their working styles, and build a more sustainable workflow to make their 40-hour work week work for them.

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Coffee and Canvas

    Location: Multipurpose Room 6

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Supervising High-Achieving People

    Location: Wellness Conference Room
    Presenter: Sean McCan

    Abstract: Are you a high achiever? Do you supervise high achievers? This workshop will discuss challenges, expectations, and strategies for managing high achievers. This will be a discussion-based workshop with some training incorporated. By the end of the workshop, you will leave with some strategies for communicating and supervising high achievers.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Transition

  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Networking Lunch and Wellness Activities

Location: Wiley Dining Court and Feature Gym

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Breakout Session 2

  • Freedom of Speech on Campus

    Location: Feature Gym 
    Presenter: Steve Shultz

    Abstract: This session will help attendees understand how free speech works on campus and the role faculty and professional staff play.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

  • Faculty Engagement in the Residence Halls

    Location: Small Conference Room 
    Presenter: Mark McNalley

    Abstract: The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives is a direct connection point between Student Life and Academic Affairs. This session will highlight the programs and services that RAI offers including the rich history associated with them.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

  • Updates on Student Success Initiatives from the Boiler Success Team

    Location: Large Conference Room 
    Presenter: Sheila Hurt

    Abstract: We're all working to help students succeed, but sometimes there's so much going on that it's hard to keep our work aligned. The Boiler Success Team provides a means of collaborating across Provost area departments to stay on top of the latest student success issues and form ad hoc project teams as needed. In this program, members of the BST leadership team will provide updates on recent projects such as NameCoach implementation, registration hold review, and more.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

  • Retirement Planning, No Age Limit!

    Location: Howard Taylor Conference Room 
    Presenter: Denton Sederquist

    Abstract: This retirement program will meet the audience where they are in term of retirement planning. If you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or 60s, this presentation is for you! You will learn about your 403b and what types of investments you can make through Purdue and on your own. You will also learn to plan for your retirement in terms of what you want to do and how much it will cost.

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Competency Integration in Programs

    Location: Wellness Conference Room 
    Presenter: Jesus Romero and Mel Gruver

    Abstract: Employers and communities want college graduates who are leaders. The LEAD Competencies are research-based and align with the University's Embedded Learning Outcomes which help drive the core requirements of a Purdue education. Learn how you can best approach integrating the LEAD competencies into current or new programs.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

  • Succulents Planting

    Location: Multipurpose Room 6

    Abstract: Take a moment to get your hands in the dirt and plant a succulent for your office or home. Supplies and instruction will be provided - no green thumb necessary!

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Transition

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. | Breakout Session 3

  • Creative Problem Solving

    Location: Feature Gym 
    Presenter: Sean McCan

    Abstract: We’ve all been part of ineffective brainstorming sessions that just end in group think. There is a better way! This interactive workshop will incorporate activities to increase your own problem-solving skills and promote a rich problem-solving environment. This workshop will also address a common pitfall most teams face when faced with a problem. You will leave with new mindset around solving problems.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

  • Combating Bias and Hate on College Campuses

    Location: Large Conference Room 
    Presenter: Coree Burton

    Abstract: Stop the Hate is a program that breaks down bias and hate and how these things impact our campus community in both small and big ways. Come learn about these impacts as well learn about how we can be allies and make a difference with our peers, family, and campus community.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

    Location: Howard Taylor Conference Room 

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Pack Lunch with a Punch

    Location: Demo Kitchen

    Abstract: Learn a variety of ways to make wraps & pitas for every taste and filled with flavor. Create an ultimate fuel for your body with hummus you can't resist. Then blend in goodness with a Blueberry Pineapple Dream Smoothie or an Orange-Peach Smoothie.
    Food elements to note: Please pick a different session if you have a dietary restriction involving: gluten, dairy or sesame allergy; vegetarian or vegan.

    Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

  • Making an Impact Through Service

    Location: Wellness Conference Room
    Presenter: Viviana Tsangaropoulos

    Abstract: Not sure how to make an impact in your community? In this presentation, we will explore the on-campus service opportunities offered through ACE Campus Food Pantry, why they were created and how they impact the Purdue community, as well as discuss best practices when interacting and working with local agencies.

    Steps to Leaps: Leadership

2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Transition

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Networking, Snack, and Wellness Activities

Location: Feature Gym