UNL Staff Conference

May 20-21, 2024

All Staff Conference

Love Library on a fall day

All Staff Conference

This two-day event will be held in the Nebraska East Campus Union.  The objective of the conference is to provide professional development, encourage cross-campus dialogue and provide support for the University staff at every level.  The conference is designed to foster engagement among participants, encouraging all to become more involved and aware of the power of a unified staff identity and voice.  Breakout sessions will feature staff presentations in a variety of areas.

Dates: Monday, May 20 - Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Location: Nebraska East Union

Conference Schedule and Program

Conference Schedule and Program announced March 2024

Conference Registration

Conference registration will open April 2024.

Requests for Proposals

Requests For Proposals Now Open | Submission Deadline January 19, 2024:

Submit a Conference Proposal

Each year the Staff Conference is made possible through the support and dedication of fellow Huskers.  The Planning Committee invites all staff members to consider sharing their expertise by submitting a proposal to present/co-present for the All Staff Conference.

Proposal Assistance

Considering submitting a proposal but want some support?  This year the Staff Conference Planning Committee will be hosting  "A Novice's Guide to Writing a Conference Proposal" on December 6, 2023.

Register for the Proposal Writing Workshop

Title: A Novice's Guide to Writing a Conference Proposal
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Nebraska Union, Heritage Room
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Deadline to Register: December 1, 2023

Program Description

Are you eager to share your best practices, projects, or expertise with a wider audience? Presenting at a conference is a powerful way to strengthen your skillset, grow your network, and advance your career, but writing a conference proposal can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. This beginner-level workshop is designed to equip staff members with the knowledge and skills necessary to craft a persuasive and effective conference proposal.

Attendees will...

  • Engage in a brainstorming and feedback process to generate topic ideas
  • Learn how to compose clear learning objectives and a compelling program description
  • Begin to build a strong conceptual framework for their topic
  • Explore possibilities for collaboration
  • Receive pro tips for experienced conference presenters

Target Audience

  • Individuals interested in submitting a proposal for the UNL All-Staff Conference (or other professional conference).
  • Beginners looking to submit their first proposal, or intermediate level looking to improve their proposal-writing skills.
  • Individuals anywhere in their proposal development process – from ‘no ideas yet’ to ‘final revisions stage’.

Click here to register for the workshop by December 1.

A second workshop will be held in the spring entitled “Present with Confidence: Strategies for Dynamic Presentations”. This workshop will equip those who are accepted to present with the essential skills and knowledge to deliver a successful conference presentation.

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N2025 Strategic Plan

The Staff Conference aligns with the aim: "Prioritize participation and professional development for all Nebraska students, staff, and faculty."

We believe in the power of every person. The most important asset at the University of Nebraska is its people — students, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. It is critical to provide access to individualized professional development and effective mentorship for all members of the university community

Professional development opportunities integrating inclusive excellence and fostering a culture of participative decision-making enhances the richness of the university experience. A comprehensive approach to professional development will result in a vibrant and supportive climate characterized by excellence in all mission areas of our institution

Meaningful and impactful professional development for all reinforces that every person and every interaction matters.

2024 Organizers

Hasnat Aslam, School of Natural Resources

Joe Atil IV, Center for Academic Success and Transition

Lindsay Augustyn, Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education

Michael Bergland-Riese, Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education

Andrew Brown, Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement

Annalisa Davenport, Campus Recreation

Kate Engel, Nebraska Innovation Campus

Zack Franzen, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Jennifer Frasier-Davison, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Jerri Harner, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Andrea Koeber, Sponsored Programs

Ranelle Maltas, Human Resources

Anna Oetting, Office of Sustainability

Abbey Ragain, Center for Advocacy Response and Education

Julia Remsik Larsen, Center for Transformative Teaching

Joann Ross, Office of the Chancellor

Aras Shakir, Undergraduate Programs

Jordan Slagel, IANR

Rachel Smith, College of Law

Caitlin Smith, College of Business

Celeste Spier, Human Resources

Chelsea Wilkinson, College of Law

Madison Woltemath, College of Education and Human Sciences




The Staff Conference Planning Committee is looking for organizations to sponsor the 2024 conference.  If your organization is interested in donating please contact the planning committee at staff.conference@unl.edu