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Women's Advisory Committee for Support Staff

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Spring Forum

The Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff (WACSS) held its annual Spring Forum to explore ways to achieve professional growth on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Kellogg Center! 

The recording of the spring forum can be found here.

Materials

Cowles House Lucheon winners! Thank you to everyone who completed the after-event survey!  The winners having lunch at Cowles House with our Interim President, Provost, and EVP include:

  • Rosario Garcia, FRIB
  • Mary Clark, IPF Support Services
  • Mayette Hicks, Wharton Center 
  • Kathy Price, Pediatrics and Human Development
  • Tara Miller, RHS
  • Angie Kankula, Research & Graduate Studies

This year's theme was "Achieve Growth! Personal Branding, Professional Development and Networking." Attendees learned skills and tools for creating their professional brand, developing their elevator speech, and how to successfully network. This year's event included interactive workshop-type sessions and heard from MSU’s executive leaders including the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Our generous sponsors/donators currently included: Mahoney and Associates, Aetna, Creative Wellness, Fidelity Investments, Greater Lansing Visitors BureauMSU Counseling Center & Psychiatric Services, CAPS, Human Resources, MSU Libraries, Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, MSU Police, MSU University Services, Straightline, MSU Worklife OfficeMSU Women’s Networking Association, MSUFCU, MSU Travel Office.

Special thanks to the Spring Forum sub-committee including Amy Pinckney (co-chair), Lisa Desprez (co-chair), Connie James, Amanda Jones, Melissa Peek, Wendi Winston, and Christine Carter (advisor)

Livestream and remote viewing of the forum will be provided by Alyssa Bradley in IT Services.

Questions about the Annual Spring Forum can be directed to wacss@msu.edu

Previous Recordings:

The 2017 Spring Forum recorded live stream version can be found here.
The 2016 Spring Forum recorded live stream version can be found here.
The 2015 Spring Forum recorded live stream version can be found here.
The 2014 Spring Forum recorded live stream version can be found here.

2017-18 speakers
Audience at Spring Forum
2017-18 WACSS Chair, Melissa Peek
EVP Satish Udpa
Annual Cowles House luncheon with Executive Leadership