AFC spring 2020 HAPPENINGS

AFC Spring 2020 Luncheon
  • March 11, 2020 – Student Center Ballroom
    Celebrate Connected Learning Award winner, Family of Mines Book Award winners along with newly elected AFC members while enjoying lunch and connecting with colleagues. Lunch is provided.
    • Event Time: 11:45a – 1:00p

 Fall 2019 EVENT REcap

AFC Fall 2019 Hosted Happy Hour

Back again due to popular demand, join your Mines colleagues at the AFC hosted hour again this fall. Changing it up slightly, this year we’ll be holding the event earlier in the fall when the weather is still great and the holiday crunch has yet to hit. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Buffalo Rose Deck Area

AFC's Fall Conference & Luncheon 2019
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Professional Development Sessions: 8:30 am -11:50 am

Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Student Center, Grand Ballroom

Come celebrate 25 years of AFC! New for this year, we will be hosting professional development sessions, which will be followed by the wonderful AFC Luncheon. The workshops will start the day and will be held hourly from 8:30am-11:30am, as your appetite builds towards the annual lunch which will begin at 12:00pm. Enjoy a catered lunch amongst colleagues as we once again recognize years of service for admin faculty hitting significant milestones in their Mines careers while also celebrating AFC’s own “Years of Service” as an organization!

Want to confirm your years of service or view the current Years of Service list? We have that posted here!

Attend all events or just those that work for your schedule. Check out our Professional Development sessions below:

  • Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology; 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Presented by Rob Thompson, Assistant A.D. / Director of Recreational Sports, Student Life
    Whether you are beginning to explore these topics or a resident expert a good understanding of emotional intelligence and positive psychology are critical to success. Throughout this workshop, Rob will highlight the characteristics and components of EI and positive psychology and demonstrate their importance. This session will focus on making sure everyone has a good understanding of the topics and how they impact our everyday lives. We will discuss how to identify these traits in ourselves and others in an effort to leverage Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology in ways that make us better leaders, followers and ultimately better people.


  • Office365 Tips and Tricks for using Excel; 9:40 am – 10:40 am
    Presented by Martin Heck, Solutions Architect, Information & Technology Solutions and TJ Tremblay, Manager, IT Service Management, Information & Technology Solutions
    Framed within the context of the larger Office365 environment, this general workshop will focus on giving Mines Staff some tangible tips, tricks, and skills to better use Microsoft Excel at work. The session will highlight content on 3 specific SkillSoft tutorials so attendees may leave with online resources directly tied to the material covered in class.
    Highlights include:
    +See how to retrieve, combine and separate data
    +Automate and simplify calculations
    +Share your documents via email or upload them to OneDrive to collaborate with your team.
    +Stay in the loop with document comments, and the version history and track changes tools.
    +Discover absolute and relative cell references, using data across multiple worksheets, and formula auditing


  • Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace; 10:50 am – 11: 50 am
    Presented by Amanda Davis, Clery Compliance Officer, Title IX
    The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. Participants will learn fundamental skills that will enhance life in the workplace, including how to apply the 5 Appreciation Languages in the Work Place philosophy by Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White. Participants will also reflect on their own life experiences and be able to articulate strengths and weaknesses as a person who wants to feel appreciated. This presentation is designed to help supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
ACE & AFC Present: Mines' Annual Chili Cook Off & Costume Contest

Mines’ annual Chili Cook Off & Costume Contest will be happening on HALLOWEEN (October 31st) in the Student Center’s
Grand Ballroom from 12:30pm to 2:30pm!

There will be prizes for 6 categories of chili: hottest, best red, best green, best vegetarian, best gluten-free/vegan & OVERALL BEST CHILI! If you like cooking chili, this is the event for you! If you’ll be whipping up some chili for the event, please sign up here.
(Chili must be brought to the Grand Ballrooms between 11:30am – 12:00pm)

We will be holding a costume contest as well!! We will be giving out prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, AND a group costume prize too. If you like dressing up for Halloween or need a great team builder for your office, join in on the contest!!

See additional information here!

Autumn Harvest Market 2019
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Student Center, Ballroom A

Continuing with last year’s revamped tradition, AFC will again hold its RE-BRANDED Bake Sale to benefit the Family of Mines Book award. Check out information regarding registration, volunteering, and much more by navigating to our Autumn Harvest Market webpage!