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Classified Senate

Classified Professionals 2013 Flex Day

Safety Sanity SynergyAll De Anza College, Foothill College and FHDA Central Services Classified Professionals Are Invited!

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
De Anza Campus, Conference Room A+B


Register by May 21 || Download the Handy Guide >>


Personal safety and the safety of our students and colleagues is an important topic for Classified Professionals. The day will be dedicated to learning strategies for creating a safe campus environment. Self-care continues to be an important theme as well, and strategies for stress reduction will be presented in several workshops. The goals of the retreat include:

  • Safety: Strategies for creating a safe work place and campus, and learning to identify potential safety problems.
  • Sanity: Self-care through workshops targeting stress-reduction and relaxation techniques.
  • Synergy: A day to meet and network with other Classified Professionals.



Due by May 21


Each year the planning committee asks for raffle items in the $15+ range from staff.

Good ideas for raffle donations include:

  • Gift cards to local restaurants and stores
  • Movie or sporting event tickets
  • An Amazon Gift Card (good for just about anything!)
  • Gift certificates for services such as manicures or massages

Please submit your raffle donation by Tuesday, May 21, to:


De Anza College: La Donna Yumori-Kaku, x8692

Central Services: Patience McHenry, x6224

Foothill College: Erin Ortiz, x7060


Submit by May 10


We need your help! We have set aside a portion of the lunchtime activities to publicly honor and recognize those Classified Professionals who have gone above and beyond and accomplished something special outside of work this past year. Some of the activities we would like to give a special "shout out" to might include:

  • Award from an association or group for outstanding work
  • Special recognition from a community or volunteer organization (examples: PTA, Girl Scouts, Rotary, etc.)
  • Placing in an athletic event (example: 25th in the San Jose Marathon, 5th in the Iron Man competition)
  • Earning a degree or certificate

Let us know if you or another classified colleague should receive a special recognition by Friday, May 10.

Send information to: Virginia Marquez, x8829 or


Download program with session descriptions (PDF)


Agenda Item



Appreciation Breakfast served by Managers

Conference Rooms A & B


Conference Room A & B Lobby


Opening Session

Welcome and Acknowledgements

Building Community facilitated by Pat Hyland


Session 1

1A Tips for Personal Self-Defense

1B Network and Walk through the Neighborhood

1C TBD Stress Reduction by Palo Alto University              

1D Little Squares + Little Patterns = Ommm…

1E Dealing With Difficult People


Lunch and Colleague Recognitions

Lunch generously provided by Palo Alto University
Raffle Drawing


Session 2

2A Slowing Down in a Sped-up World                

2B The Science of Decoding Body Language

2C Dance the Samba with Cecilia

2D Exercise at Your Desk

2E QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer**extended 2-hour session    

Session 3

3A Taking Charge of Your Time          

3B The Science of Decoding Body Language

3C Bollywood with Cecilia

3D Outdoor Exercise Tips with Steve Mitchell

3E Hands-on PGA Workshop 
3:30-4:30 Closing, evaluations, prize drawing Conference Rooms A & B 


De Anza College

Mary Kay Englen x8322 (registration)

Lois Jenkins x8948 (co-chair)

Virginia Marquez x8829

La Donna Yumori-Kaku x8692 (raffles)


Foothill College

Erin Ortiz x7060 (co-chair)


Central Services

Araceli Kaliangara x6251 (co-chair)

Classified Senate
Contact: Margaret Bdzil
Phone: 408.864.8907

Last Updated: 5/3/13