May 20-21, 2024
All Staff Conference
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 will open April 2024.
Requests for Proposals
Requests For Proposals Now Open | Submission Deadline January 19, 2024:
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.
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.
Title: A Novice's Guide to Writing a Conference Proposal
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Location: Nebraska Union, Heritage Room
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Deadline to Register: December 1, 2023
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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 email@example.com