Upcoming Conference Supports Career Development for Employees

UW–Madison employees are encouraged to develop lifelong career management skills by attending “Construct Your Career at UW,” the UW–Madison Employee Career Conference. Scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Union South, the free conference is designed to help employees explore their career paths while remaining employed at UW–Madison. The morning keynote will be presented by Megan Watt, author of the book Discover. Act. Engage., a 60-Day Catalyst Guide to accomplishing your goals.

Attendees may choose from a variety of workshops on topics such as job change, the role of values, leadership development, career transitions, returning to school, and integrating soft skills into employee training programs. A conference debrief session will invite participants to discuss conference takeaways and consider post-conference actions to support career growth. Lunch will be provided to registrants and will feature a resource fair.

UW–Madison is committed to retaining our talented, dedicated employees. One way we can boost retention is to help every employee, regardless of position, find ongoing professional opportunities and career satisfaction at the university.

Managers and supervisors are encouraged to approve requests from staff to attend. Attendees may come and go throughout the day based on their interests and schedules. The registration deadline is February 22. Conference details and a registration link can be found at hr.wisc.edu/employee-career-conference.