Transitioning this year's Professional and Scientific (P&S) Council Professional Development Experience into a virtual offering reflects the event's annual goals of growth, connection and learning, said planning committee chair Tera Lawson.
"This has been a difficult year for many staff, and it is critical -- now more than ever -- to find creative ways to engage with colleagues across campus, but to do so in a safe space," she said.
"Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Through Change," will be held virtually Thursday, Feb. 25 (8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. via Hopin).
Keynote speaker Renèe Smith has consulted with work cultures across the globe to help them thrive and be more caring and human-centered. She is founder and CEO of A Human Workplace, Tacoma, Washington, and has 20 years of organization development experience. Her 8:30 a.m. presentation is titled "Making Work More Human."
Participants also can take part in discussions on current topics, join networking opportunities and participate in wellness activities to close out the event. Registration is open through Feb. 22 and costs $25. More information about the keynote speaker, schedule of events and registration is on the conference website.
Attendees have the option to participate in one of four 90-minute experiential learning sessions with Smith scheduled March 10-12. Participants discover and practice essential human skills and learn more about evidence-based well-being practices they can use in their daily lives. This session costs an additional $15 on the registration site.