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14th Annual Professional Development Forum


The 14th Annual Professional Development Forum will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center.  The forum begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m., with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.  This year’s theme, “Navigating the Winds of Change,” will focus on how change can impact and alter our personal and professional lives.  Our goal is to give all employees the tools to stop seeing change as an obstacle to be feared and to start seeing it as an opportunity to be embraced.


The forum is free to all faculty and staff, including OPS and student assistants.  Participants may attend the full-day or half-day program with supervisor approval.  Due to limited capacity, attendees are encouraged to register early for all of the sessions, including the LearnUNF Leadership Panel and the Presidential Recognition Awards Luncheon.  Anyone attending the luncheon, who is not an award recipient, is asked to register for at least one forum session. 


Forum breakout sessions include:


  1. Office365: Email and OneDrive and OfficeOnline, Oh my!  
  2. Run, Hide, Fight; Surviving a hostile intruder incident  
  3. Sail with the Wind of Change  
  4. Digital Distraction: When Technology Takes Over!
  5. Dean’s Panel: Managing Change in the Academy  
  6. Beyond Survival: Self-Care for Thriving Amidst Change
  7. Creating a Communication Compass to Successfully Navigate the Winds of Change
  8. You say change like it’s a bad thing: A discussion of MBTI type & change
  9. Using the University Data Dictionary to Navigate the Changing Data Landscape
  10. Resiliency: Secrets of Successful Employees
  11. How to Weather the Storms of Financial Change: Principals for Successful Long-Term Investing
  12. Religion: How to Talk About What We Don’t Talk About
  13. Finding Your True Direction: Leading through Change
  14. Stop the Bleed  
  15. Metrics: Part Deux