Forum Overview

The theme of the 9th Annual Professional Development Forum is “Service UNF: Unleash Your Inner Hero.” The event is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reconnect with colleagues, grow professionally, learn about issues affecting UNF and have fun!


Keyynote speaker Neal Raisman, PhD is a leading authority and consultant on customer service and retention in higher education. Breakout sessions will include: ”Heroic Handbook to Leadership“, “Power Up Your Productivity Potential”, “Even Super Heroes Have Day Jobs - How to Connect to Transform Higher Education.” and “Building Your Heroic Body”.  Learn what is happening in different divisions and what challenges UNF faces during an active panel discussion with Vice Presidents Sharon Ashton, Shari Shuman, Tom Serwatka, Janet Owen and Assistant Vice President, Len Roberson.

UNF’s Excellence Awards 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  Neal Raisman, PhD
  • LearnUNF: A Panel Discussion Highlighting UNF’s Achievements and Future Initiatives
  • Choose from multiple breakout sessions
  • Excellence 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.