Lunch and Learn – Mentoring Series

The Lunch and Learn Mentoring Series is focused on bringing an understanding of benefits of mentoring and how to successfully become a mentor or mentee.

Past Events

Beth England-Mackie
“Yes, No, Maybe So. Are you prepared for the sexual relationship “talk”?
Monday, April 24th , 2017
11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Executive Commons at Paul Merage (MPAA 100)

Direct, honest communication and the ability to negotiate are two important elements of any healthy relationship, and especially with sexual relationships.  Do you know what you want and are willing to do?  Do you know what you don’t want and are not willing to do?

Talking about sex has never been easy, comfortable or even acceptable for most people.  Many of us simply don’t know where to begin, and  many of us are expected to talk to our kids about it?! This is a lot of pressure! We will explore ways to communicate directly and effectively with our children, and/or partner(s)-which will look different depending on where you are in the relationship.

Beth England-Mackie has her Masters of Public Health from California State University, Long Beach and has been working in the field of public health education for over 12 years.  She has worked with t/weens, parents, and professionals to promote healthy, positive, and safe sexual behavior.  She started her public health career in cancer education, outreach, and prevention. She then moved on to obesity, HIV/AIDS, and STI, education, and prevention.

If you were unable to join us for this event. Please find resources and slides from Beth’s presentation here, Lunch-and-Learn_Beth England-Mackie.

Advance Tickets Only: A&PW Members $8 (Non-members $10)

Please RSVP at by April 17th. Payment by check may be sent via inter-campus mail to Debbie Wong at zot Code 5700 (UNEX).   Contact Debbie, with any questions regarding payment.

DianeDiane Spiegel
“Intergenerational Challenges in the Workplace”
November 4, 2015
11:30a.m. – 1p.m.
Executive Commons at Paul Merage

One of the factors currently impacting the workforce is the many generations that make up our teams and our companies. Harnessing the experience and knowledge that each generation brings will help you close the generation gap. There has never been such generational diversity in the workplace as there is today. Each generation brings its own values, expectations, habits and work styles into the mix, and leaders who can understand and appreciate each of the four generations foster innovation, better quality and greater productivity in their organizations.

Participants will learn to:
– Understand generational differences and commonalities.
– Anticipate common generational clash points and prepare strategies to navigate them.
– Identify how generational differences may affect communication and teamwork.
– Increase awareness for different generational needs and motivations.
– How Thought Diversity can lead to positive working relationships

Diane Spiegel – The End Result Partnerships INC.
Ms. Spiegel has specialized in leadership and organizational development for the last twenty-five years. Her clients have included the retail market, health care, manufacturing, hospitality, and state agencies.
As an organizational architect, her forte is in the development of effective training plans that provide organizations with a strategic process to educate and develop their employees while providing the framework for cultural and organizational change. Creativity, innovation and consistently stepping out of the box are what sets Diane’s brand apart.
Diane earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from California State University Fullerton and has completed post-graduate study in employee relations and organizational development at the University of California, Irvine.

TO RSVP for the event:

A&PW Members $8. Non-A&PW Members $10.

Email to reserve your seat


Payment by check may be sent via inter-campus mail to Debbie Wong at UNEX *– Zot Code 5700.   Contact Debbie

with any questions regarding payment.

Marilouise Carlisle, M.A.

Interpersonal Communication Styles in the Workplace

Event took place Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MPAA (attached to Social Sciences Parking Structure), Room 100


Why do some people communicate better than others? Effective communication requires self-awareness and a realistic understanding of how people perceive you.

UCI faculty and staff are invited to join us for this Lunch-and-Learn seminar featuring Marilouise Carlisle who will focus on passive, aggressive, and assertive communications styles. Learn how to be a more effective communicator and how to feel more comfortable in a variety of workplace situations.

Carlisle is an expert in the field of organizational communication and specializes in interpersonal and written communication skills. She has taught conflict resolution, business communications, and writing at UC Irvine Extension for over 15 years. She is a consultant for private and public organizations, and is a member of the American Society of Training and Development and of the American Society of Business Communicators.

 Dave Stachowiak, ED.D, Vice President, Innovate Learning

We invite you to participate in an interactive workshop:

“The Seven Actions That Will Help You Benefit from Mentoring”

  1. Get real about what mentoring can (and can’t) do for you
  2. Identify one benefit you want to receive from mentoring
  3. Examine your existing network
  4. Do your homework first
  5. Begin small and grow
  6. Utilize your virtual resources
  7. Find your support person

Event took place Wednesday, April 24, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
MPAA (attached to Social Sciences Parking Structure), Room 100

Denis Trapido

Professor Denis Trapido, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

First of a new seminar series focussed on mentoring, where participants learned:

  •   What mentoring is and what it’s not
  • •The benefits that mentoring offers to mentors and mentees
  • What to look for in a mentor
  • Which mentoring relations succeed

This event took place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
130 Multipurpose Academic & Administrative Building (MPAA)

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