Conference Program

* Subject to change and more details coming soon

Thursday, April 5th
10:00 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00-4:00 p.m. CPR/AED Certification (Advanced Registration Required)
12:00-4:00 p.m. safeTALK Certification Training (Advanced Registration Required,
12:30-4:30 p.m. Interactive Wellness Activities 
12:30-1:30 p.m. Metabolic Meltdown Intense Workout
1:30-2:30 p.m. Yoga Session
2:30-3:30 p.m. Bar Workout with Pure Barre
3:30-4:30 p.m. Cooking Demonstration with Liza's of Troy
12:30-4:30 p.m. Chair Massages
12:30-4:30 p.m. Health Coaches/Dietitians 
2:00-4:00 p.m. Therapy Dogs, The Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International 
2:00-4:00 p.m. The Escalation Workshop
4:00-5:00 p.m. Student Caucus with Healthy Snacks
5:15 p.m. Retreat Welcome and Opening Speaker Mrs. Tammy Rehberg 
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Comedian and Entertainer Pete Dominick (
Friday, April 6th 
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Free Smoothies 
8:30-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 1
  Opening Session for SLI - SLI Only
  Surviving the Sandwich Generations: Tales of Survival and Strategies for Success
  The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination
  Adults Living with ADHD, Is There Hope?
  Reiki for Everyone! It Really Works
  Imagine Feeling Better - Traditional Hatha Yoga for Beginners
  Relationship Building and Looking Beyond
9:30-10:00 a.m. Kickoff for Yards for Yeardley
10:00-11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 2
  Managing and Mastering Conflict
  Balancing School, Home, and Work
  Leadership is Not a Popularity Contest
  Healthy Cooking Made Easier with Instant Pot
  To Those Left Behind - Suicide Postvention
  Essential Oils for Everyday and Almost Everything
  Just Move
  Flow, Relaxation, and the High Performance Mind
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Blood Drive
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 3
  Basics of MBTI: Understanding your Personality and how to Work with Others: An Introduction to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  Title IX and Campus Safety with Elliott Dawes and Mark Jankowski
  Cooking Demonstration with Nicole Evers
  Thermography - Know More, Live Longer
  Leadership Support for Health and Wellness
  Sustainable Nutrition Practices
  Strength and Length
  From Farmers Market to Kitchen Table: Strategies for Eating and Enjoying the Foods of the Seasons
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:15 p.m. Welcome from College Provost
1:15-2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker Lois Barth
2:30-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 4
   Emotional  Intelligence and Positive Leadership
   Container Gardens
   Solving Your Food Sensitivity Mystery
   Building Your Integrative Wellness Career Path
   Active Meditation, It Really Works!
   There's an App for That
   Resistance Band Training
   Stress Less with Essential Oils
3:45-4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 5
  Using Creativity to Solve Problems
  Mindful Eating: Zombie Masticating vs. Deliberate Devouring
  Vision Boards
  Coloring and Conversation: Engaging in Creative Mindfulness
  Hypnosis for Health and Empowerment
  Why We Need to Talk about Mental Illness
  Party Dance
  Visualizing Work-Life-School Dynamics
5:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session with SUNY Empire State College Leadership and Student Service Award Presentation
6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Game Show with DJ Mark (
8:30 p.m. Dance Night with DJ Mark
Saturday, April 7th
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Health Fair


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