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Welcome to Fridays@Noon.

Fridays@Noon is a educational talk show series held on a bi-weekly basis 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 show on Managing the Work-Award Student with Shannon Seales, Training & Development Consultant with People Development. 

All shows 12:00pm-12:45pm (although actual filming is 30-40 minutes) and are in the HR Conference Room, 4th Floor of Mary Reed.

Upcoming Shows

Friday, January 5th: Team / Manager Assessments: Did you know that People Development have three different options to help your team / manager assess how things are going? Join Greg Giesen and Ken Pinnock as they spell out each option.

 Past Shows

Click on Past Shows below to see these and many more shows:

  • Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict (all 8 videos) with Greg Giesen
  • Sustainability Series with Dr. Chad King
  • Introduction to Inclusive Excellence with Dr. Thomas Walker
  • How to Effectively Facilitate a Meeting with Heidi Perman
  • Interviewing and Hiring Techniques with Laura Maresca and Marcy Cozens
  • Mindfulness with Grace Estripeaut
  • Change Management with Ken Pinnock
  • The ADA with Lloyd Moore
  • Plus everything from Dysfunctional Teams to Managing Up to Increasing Your Intuition to Anger Management.
Past Shows

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Change Management: Effective Ways to Create Change and Deal with change.


The Americans with Disability Act with Lloyd Moore, Director of Benefits and ADA Coordinator for Faculty and Staff.


Social Media at DU: Creating Your Own Brand with Nik Scott, Social Media Strategist.


Bystander Awareness Training for Bias Incidents with Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, Rufina Hernandez.


The Human Side of Retirement with John Haag, former Career Advisor from DU's Career Center.


This is the third show in our Sustainability series with Dr. Chad King, DU's Sustainability Coordinator, called, How Does Waste Work? with DU's Sustainability Coordinator, Chad King.


Our second of three shows on Sustainability with Dr. Chad King. This session is called, What is DU Doing on Sustainability?


Our first of three shows on Sustainability with Dr. Chad King. This session is called, Why Sustainability?


Intro to Inclusive Excellence with Dr. Thomas Walker

Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities featuring Rufina Hernandez.


How to Effectively Facilitate a Meeting with Greg Giesen & Heidi Perman.

Anger Management is the topic for this show with Ken Pinnock, Greg Giesen, and Shannon Seales.

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

Click the link to get a PDF copy of ALL Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict by Greg Giesen

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 .

Rule 7: Manage the HOW and the WHAT, with Ken Pinnock and Greg Giesen.

Rule 8: Empower the Third Side, with Ken Pinnock and Greg Giesen. This show also includes a summary of ALL Eight Simple Rules.

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.

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.


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.

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 and Ken.


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 guests. We value your idea.