The Professional Development Conference team is still accepting proposals based on the 2023 event theme of “Work-Life in Balance.” The conference is an opportunity for employees to share, in a 45-minute workshop format, ideas for bringing balance into work and life. Please note that this year’s conference will be entirely in person. 

2023 Professional Development Conference  

May 23
8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Sessions run from 10 a.m. through 2:45 p.m. 
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
For more information on this year’s conference, check out this video.

Share your expertise   

Faculty members, staff members and student employees are invited to submit proposals for presentations and interactive workshops that will help bring balance into employees’ work and life. Topics could include:  

  • Personal growth (time management, self-care, intrinsic motivation)  
  • Group dynamics (interpersonal relationships, navigating change, team cohesion) 
  • Inclusive leadership (becoming a change agent from where you serve)   
  • Campus engagement (personal and professional growth from the classroom to the community)   

Each presenter will have 45 minutes and may deliver information lecture-style, through audience participation, via small-group activities, etc. Technology will be available for presentation purposes.   

Deadline for submissions 

The call for proposals will remain open through March 15.  

Contact Rob Ingle, senior program manager for Learning and Development, at [email protected] with subject line “PDC proposals” with questions and please include attachments if applicable.  

Plan to attend  

If you prefer not to facilitate, please mark your calendar to join fellow Roadrunners in an amazing day of learning. This year’s conference will include a presentation of beer, wine and nonalcoholic-beverage samplings provided by the School of Hospitality.