Professional Development

Opportunities to Learn and Network

UAAD Professional Development Contacts

Deb Eisloeffel,, 472-5009
Sara Weixelman,, 427-9073

Double Power Hour: Dine & Dialogue + Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

April 17, 2019
Hawks Hall 310

Free to UAAD members; $5 for non-members

Noon-1 p.m. | Dine & Dialogue presented by Sara Weixelman, HR Generalist, College of Business
Using cards developed for use in the Dine, Dialogue & Pass It On program, this brown bag session will focus on structured dialogues about race, diversity and inclusion. Participants will gain experience with engaging in conversation on difficult topics in a safe space so they can do so with greater ease in the larger community.

1-2 p.m. | Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts presented by Rachel Wesley, Academic Adviser, College of Business
This workshop, from the Diversity & Inclusion Center, helps participants understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements; explore the reasons we remain silent when bias and stereotypes are present; and give participants tools for speaking up without blame or guilt.

Book Discussion: Taming Your Gremlin

The Mill Coffee & Bistro, Nebraska Innovation Campus

Free to UAAD members; $5 for non-members

Joint event with UAAD Connect and UAAD Professional Development
Presented by Becky Carter, HR Specialist, IANR Finance & Personnel Office
This discussion session will focus on Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting out of Your Own Way by Rick Carson. Participants will purchase and read the book before the meeting. During the discussion, we'll explore Carson's techniques for seeing between the natural you and the "monster of your mind;" using the power of noticing and considering options; and six keys to maintaining emotional balance when things feel chaotic. These methods offer essential steps to becoming free from self-defeating behaviors and beliefs.

Redesign, Don't Resign: Using Job Crafting to Review, Renew and Re-engage in Your Work

June 2019
Hawks Hall

Presented by Tammy Beck, Associate Dean, College of Business
The Job Crafting Exercise, created by the Center for Positive Organizations, will help you to be more engaged, gain new insights, and view your job in a whole new way. You'll use introspective tools to identify how to reframe your job to make it more interesting and engaging. Based on cutting-edge research from the University of Michigan, the Job Crafting exercise will help you redesign your job. You will uncover hidden insights that will help you build a job that is better suited to you and tailored to your values, strengths and passions. Past participants have found it to be rejuvenating and a catalyst for higher engagement and productivity. Participants must purchase the Job Crafting Workbook ($35) prior to the workshop through