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Welcome to Fridays@Noon.

Fridays@Noon is a educational talk show series held on a monthly basis (typically the first Friday) in the HR Conference Room (4th floor) in Mary Reed from 12:00-12:50pm. The format will range from speakers to interviews to discussions on both personal and professional topics. Be sure to sign up on PioneerWeb as there are only six seats available per show.

Below is our latest Fridays@Noon on the topic of Anger Management featuring Shannon Seales, Greg Giesen, and Ken Pinnock.

All shows 12:00pm-12:45pm (although actual filming is 20-30 minutes)

Upcoming Shows

Friday, February 3rd: Manager-360 Assessments with Greg Giesen, HR Conference Room.

Friday, March 3rd: Ken and Greg continue with Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict featuring Rule 7: Manage the How and the What.

* We may switch up some of the above programs.

To Register:

Go to Pioneer Web, click Employee, click Training, click Professional and Career Development and remember to bring your lunch. 

Please email Greg Giesen any suggestions for topics and/or on-campus presenters. We value your idea.

Past Fridays@Noon 

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This show features an in-depth discussion on interviewing and hiring techniques and tips with Ken Pinnock (People Development), Laura Maresca (Equal Opportunity), and Marcy Cozens (Shared Services).

 Special Conflict Series

Rule 1 (Begin with the End in Mind) of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict. Click Here to following along with the corresponding article.

Greg Giesen discusses Rule 2 of his Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict, called Stay Off the Ladder. Click Here to follow along with the article on Rule 2 which includes the ladder diagram.


Greg Giesen shares Rules 3 (Choose Your Style) and Rule 4 (Take the Initiative) of his Eight Simple Rules for Managing Conflict.


Greg Giesen and Ken Pinnock discuss Rule 5 (Focus Out Before Focusing In) of Greg's Eights Simple Rules to Managing Conflict.


In this show, we continue with our Eight Simple Rules for Managing Conflict series by looking at Rule 6: Ask for What You Need.

Handout on Asking For What You Need, click here .


Boost Your Zen and Wellness expert, Grace Estripeaut, discusses Mindfulness and how to develop it.

Ken Pinnock interviews the Risk Management team at DU. This video is required watching for those completing the Supervisory Skills-2 Pathway.

Jean McAllister, Title IX Coordinator, and Laura Maresca, Director of Equal Opportunity, talk about the services of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.

DU photographer, Wayne Armstrong, shares some of his photos and the amazing stories behind them.


Ken Pinnock, director of people development, shares his presentation, "You Did Not Just Say That! Verbal De-escalation Tactics In The Workplace" with Shannon Seales.

 Our special Halloween Fridays@Noon featured Karen Storsteen, Psychotherapist, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Executive Coach, Master Psychic and Medium, talking about how to raise our intuition.


Staff Advisory Council president, Theresa Hernandez, talks about the new SAC!

Master Team Builder, Tim Lane of Peak Experiences International, discusses the art of team building, what it is, and why to do it.

Communicating with Non-Native Speakers of English featuring Tim Robinson and Laura Buhs.

Dr. Chad King on DU's Sustainability efforts.

Dr. Thomas Walker on Inclusive Excellence.

Ken Pinnock discusses the "managers" impact on employee health.

Greg Giesen discusses the causes of dysfunctional teams and what to do about it.


An interview with time management expert, Dr. Doug Gertner.


Managing Up with Greg & Ken.