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Professional Development Conference

Something for everyone!

The University Staff Professional Development Conference is an annual event typically offered in early June and open to all UWEC employees. This event is designed to create a collaborative environment to encourage networking and provide ongoing learning opportunities for University Staff. Staff from other UW-System institutions, CVTC, and community partners are also invited to participate. It exists primarily to increase professional and personal development to achieve work-life balance through enhancing skills, inspiring innovation, and achieving/setting goals to improve the workplace. The date(s) of the event is varied and decided upon by the committee.


Professional Development Conference 2022

It starts with US!

Wednesday, June 8th (virtual) + Thursday, June 9th (in-person on the UW-Eau Claire campus)

This annual event is open to all UWEC employees, as well as external attendees from other UW System campuses, the Wisconsin Technical College System and many of our community partners. It is designed as a collaborative environment for networking and ongoing learning opportunities for employees who work outside the classroom. Sessions are selected to promote both professional and personal development for achieving work-life balance through enhanced skills, inspiring innovation/creative thinking and establishing goals to continuously improve the workplace.

Registration is now open!
Jesse Ross, keynote speaker, poster

Jesse Ross | Keynote Speaker

Thursday, June 9 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Jesse is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, executive coach, and international speaker who has delivered over 400 speaking engagements at colleges, conferences, corporate and nonprofit companies, with a large number of Fortune 500 companies.

Jesse offers trainings, workshops, evaluations, assessments, and strategy development for your school, business or organization. Jesse has been engaging his audience with his Morning Minute call-to-actions on his Instagram and LinkedIn page since before our world went into civil unrest.


Highlights from Professional Development Conference 2021 

Exploring the Gateways of Opportunities

After years of offering only one day of professional development, this year we are bringing you a weeklong event! The event is primarily virtual with some hybrid options (in-person and virtual).  Check out the Event Schedule and Brochure! This year, we are partnering with the Employee Wellness Fair to create a “one-stop shop” event. The UW-Eau Claire Employee Wellness group will be bringing in local vendors to showcase their businesses and share their expertise.

This year’s theme, Exploring the Gateway of Opportunities, is a reflection on the past events of adapting to a pandemic working lifestyle and looking forward to what those changes have introduced as opportunities for the future of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and all of our locations as well as extending the conference to colleagues at other UW institutions and community partners.

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University Staff Professional Development Committee:

The Professional Development Conference is planned throughout the year by a group of ten University Staff. If you have questions about the event, please visit the committee will be in touch.

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