2023 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference


Cultivate 2023 Professional Development Conference

February 22, 2023

This conference will focus on the personal and professional development of P&S Employees in the areas of Human Interactions (networking, communication, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, etc.), Leadership (leading from different levels, working with people and groups, etc.), Health and Wellness (stress management, financial planning, personal health and safety, mental health, etc.), Professional Resources (technical tips and tricks, tools, project management, benefits, etc.). Selected sessions will tie into one of these four tracks and engage P&S employees in personal and/or professional development.

Check out the Conference Schedule, Session Descriptions, and our Speakers!

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Please review the session descriptions (including learning objectives) prior to registering and have your Worktag ready.

You will need to select the sessions you would like to attend to complete your registration form and all registration payments will need to be made via Worktag.


Registration Rates:

Early Registration Rate - $120 (January 3rd - January 31st)

Regular Registration Rate - $140 (February 1 - February 14th, or once venue capacity has been reached)

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. Substitutions to another P&S employee in your department or within the university are welcome if you register and cannot attend.

Cultivating the Adventures of P&S Employees

The need for professional development for P&S Employees has long been a priority for the Professional and Scientific Council. One of the opportunities Council has created is the full-day Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference.

The 2023 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference Planning Subcommittee includes P&S Employees who are also serving on Council as well as P&S Employees who are not currently serving on Council. Each of the Conference Planning Subcommittee members have volunteered their time, effort, and energy to coordinate this 11th annual event dedicated to the professional development of Iowa State University P&S Employees.


Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference Subcommittee Members:

Tera Lawson, Conference Chair
Nellie Corning, Participant Experience
Emily Dougill, Participant Experience
Kate Goudy, Education/Speakers
Issac Ehlers, Communications/Marketing
Megan Jensen, Education/Speakers
Sara Parris, Participant Experience
Christine Reinders, Education/Speakers
Deanna Sargent, Communications/Marketing
Jen Schroeder, Finance
Michelle Thompson, Communications/Marketing
Miles Tritle, Communications/Marketing