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Forum Overview

The theme of the 10th Annual Professional Development Forum is “E=MCOSPREY: The Spirit of Innovation.” The event is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reconnect with colleagues, grow professionally, learn about issues affecting UNF and have fun! 


 Keynote speaker Arden Bercovitz, Ph.D., CSP embodies the “spirit of innovation” delivering a fun and informative session as Albert Einstein.  Breakout sessions will include: “Creating and Growing New Programs “, “Brain Food: Eating to Fuel Your Creativity,”  “Social Media: Engage!”  “Innovative Problem Solving” and “MBTI Type & Innovation”.  Learn what is happening in different divisions and what challenges UNF faces during an active panel discussion with UNF leaders Janet Owen, Shari Shuman, Jay Coleman, Mauricio Gonzalez, and Ann McCullen.  


UNF’s Excellence and Gabor Award recipients will be recognized during the luncheon ceremony. The entire day is FREE and open to all faculty and staff, including OPS. As in the past, you may attend the full day or a half day with supervisor approval. 



Key features of the forum include:

  • Exciting keynote presentation by Arden Bercovitz Ph.D., CSP
  • LearnUNF: A Leadership Panel Discussion Highlighting UNF’s Accomplishments & Future Initiatives  
  • Choose from multiple breakout sessions 
  • Presidential Recognition Awards Program Luncheon 
  • Door prize drawings 
  • 20+ exhibitors 

Photos are often taken during the program to be used for newsletters, the website and marketing purposes. If you prefer not to appear in the image, please let the photographer know at onset of the event.