Mark your calendar to join the Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff (WACSS) in person or via livestream for its annual Spring Forum as we explore ways to achieve professional growth!
Monday, March 26, 2018 from ~8:00 a.m. to ~12:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Big Ten A, B, and C.
This year's theme is "Achieve Growth! Personal Branding, Professional Development and Networking." You will learn skills and tools for creating your professional brand, developing your elevator speech, and how to successfully network. This year's event includes interactive workshop-type sessions, so we highly recommend that those viewing online do so together with others so you can fully benefit from it. You will also hear from MSU’s executive leaders as they share their top priorities and the future direction of MSU.
SCHEDULE - LAST UPDATED 2/22/2018
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.
Registration & Networking (in person attendees)
Plated Breakfast Served, Continue Networking (in person attendees)
Welcome from Melissa Peek, WACSS Chair
Remarks from June Youatt, Provost
"Understanding Your Professional Brand"
Kristin St. Marie, Manager of Executive Development Programs
Lydia Weiss, Educational Program Coordinator for the Worklife Office
"Developing Your Elevator Speech and Utilizing It"
Susi Elkins, Director of the Broadcasting Services at WKAR
"Learning Successful Networking Skills and Practicing Them"
Mary Bowen, College of Law
"Pulling It All Together to Shape Your Career Path"
Angela Hall, Associate Professor in HR and Labor Relations
Closing Remarks and Door Prize Drawings
Our generous sponsors/donators currently include: Mahoney and Associates, Aetna, Creative Wellness, Fidelity Investments, Greater Lansing Visitors Bureau, MSU Counseling Center & Psychiatric Services, CAPS, Human Resources, MSU Libraries, Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, MSU Police, MSU University Services, Straightline, MSU Worklife Office, MSU 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 email@example.com
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.