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Signs of Fall Are Around the Corner

The 2016-2017 academic year is starting soon and UAAD committees have been busy this summer, planning an exciting year of programming; in professional development, monthly meetings and all of the great activities we offer such as UAAD Connect and Community Outreach. Stay tuned, as each month we will be posting announcements of what is to come in the following days. We have several initiatives, in the development stages, which will allow our organization to have a voice not only at UNL but U-wide. If you are a current member of UAAD, we hope you renew your membership. You will be receiving your notice in the next few days. If you are interested in becoming a new member, you can complete your application by going to https://uaad.unl.edu/membership-form. Looking forward to seeing all of you in September!


We promote professional development for employees with administrative or professional / managerial responsibilities.

Why you should join


Need an outlet for your talent? Want to help yourself and other folks on campus grow? Join a UAAD or campus-wide committee.


Meet new people

UAAD Connect pairs you with a similar member to learn more about each other and other areas on campus.

Meet others

Community Outreach

Help us give back and make Lincoln stronger.

Help the community


Help us recognize excellence.

About the awards

Professional Development

Opportunities to learn and network.

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Other Professional Development Opportunities Available to UAAD Members

UNOPA Fall Workshop: The Art of Listening
Presented by Liz Banset
Learning and Development Coordinator | Office of Research and Economic Development

Most of us take our ability to listen for granted – something we do without thinking. We listen to obtain information, to learn, to understand and to enjoy. How well we listen has a major impact on job effectiveness and on the quality of our relationships with others, but we rarely take the time to hone our listening skills.

This workshop introduces strategies for practicing "active listening" – making a conscious effort not only to hear the words others are saying but, more importantly, to understand the complete message they are sending.

This workshop illustrates how active listening can enhance professional relationships and job performance for anyone who needs to take in and recall information shared by others – clients, supervisors, colleagues, friends or family. By becoming a better listener, you will improve your productivity as well as your ability to influence, persuade and negotiate. What's more, you'll lessen the risk of conflict and misunderstandings.

This high-energy workshop will help you develop active listening skills through fun, interactive exercises. By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the critical difference between active and passive listening behaviors
  • Recognize the power of active listening
  • Overcome some of the barriers to active listening
  • Practice some proven strategies for listening more effectively

Save your spot at this free workshop today at Eventbrite. PSP points will be approved for this workshop

IT Leadership Conference
Opportunity that Scales: Women Advancing the Future of Information Technology in Higher Education
Nov 7-8 at the University of Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC)

This is the second year Information Technology Services at UNL is hosting this conference, which may be the only one of its kind devoted to bringing about awareness of issues and opportunities for women in IT in Higher Education. This year’s conference is expanding to a day and a half with engaging keynote speakers and informative breakout sessions that will focus on recruiting, developing and retaining of future leaders in Information Technology.

Please visit the IT Leadership Conference website for more information

The Junior League of Lincoln
“Get on Board Nonprofit Training”

Held on Wednesdays in October from 5:30 pm - 9 pm @ The Nonprofit Hub, 211 N. 14th Street, these offerings are for community members to learn and develop the skills desired by area nonprofit boards. Food and networking will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by programming at 6 pm. Topics include: Fiduciary Responsibilities, Fundraising, Legal Responsibilities, Strategic Planning, and Executive Directors. Sessions presented by local board members, nonprofit directors and topic experts.

Registration will close September 28; cost is $100. Register on Eventbrite. If you have questions, please call Halley Kruse or Sara Luther.