All Staff Conference

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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. We are excited to announce that based on feedback, a virtual conference option will be available for those who are unable to attend in-person.

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


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2024 Conference Keynote

Portrait of Dr. Karen Kassebaum
Keynote Topic: Discover how to actively take responsibility for your inclusive actions by using four fundamental principles of intentional inclusion.

Dr. Karen Kassebaum, a native of Chicago, earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kassebaum served as the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, Director of Staff Diversity Recruitment and Retention, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Leadership and Learning. She, also served as the Director of Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence at the University of South Carolina, Columbia where she developed an inaugural Inclusive Excellence Institute for staff and faculty which increased the capacity of the campus community to engage across differences. Kassebaum currently serves as the inaugural Global Inclusion Lead at Hudl. She is also the founder of Athlete2Athlete, an organization that provides transitional mentoring and leadership development for student athletes. Kassebaum is a professional mentor for individuals who are new to the DEIAB (diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging) space. She has her own consulting firm that provides workshops on actionizing intentional inclusion. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and the Omaha Chapter of The LINKs, Incorporated.  She received the 2017 Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream Award for contributing to the university or community by promoting the vision of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Karen Kassebaum believes intentional inclusion must be embedded in everyone’s everyday thoughts and actions. If you want to be included, you must be inclusive. 




Conference Schedule

The 2024 All Staff Conference Planning Committee is proud to release this year's presentation schedule.  As a commitment to sustainability the All Staff Conference Planning Committee will not be printing individual programs or name tags.  We ask that conference attendees use their mobile devices to access the conference schedule and room assignments online and wear their University name tags.  In addition the daily schedule will be posted in the main halls of the Nebraska East Union and presentation schedules will be posted at each room. 

2024 Conference Zoom Link

2024 All Staff Conference Presentation Schedule

Conference Registration

Registration now closed.

Thank you to the College of Arts and Sciences Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education.  for sponsoring the registration portal for the 2024 All Staff Conference.

Please email if you have any questions.

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.


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2024 Organizers

Hasnat Aslam, School of Natural Resources

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

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

Ranelle Maltas, Human Resources

Anna Oetting, Office of Sustainability

Julia Remsik Larsen, Center for Transformative Teaching

Joann Ross, Office of the Chancellor

Aras Shakir, Undergraduate Programs

Jordan Slagel, IANR

Caitlin Smith, College of Business

Celeste Spier, Human Resources

Madison Woltemath, College of Education and Human Sciences

If you are interested in serving on the 2025 All-Staff Conference Steering Committee, please click here and complete an interest form.