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UCW Annual Professional Development Conference

UCW's 2015 Professional Development Conference will be held Friday, August 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe. Early-bird registration runs through July 15 and is $99; registration after that date is $109.  Inclusive in your conference registration is your $30 membership dues for 2015-2016. Such a deal!

If you want to get a Purchase Order going for your conference fee or for those in your unit or school, download, complete and return this conference registration form to Tami McKenzie at, or at fax #480-965-9199 (use vendor code UNIVCAREER). 

Download the 2015 conference registration form.

"DREAM: Bring the power of imagination to your work and life"

 The 2015 conference will feature sessions for personal and professional growth. "Pardon our dust" and the holes in the schedule below -- time slots are still being assigned and adjusted based on speaker availability and topics.

8:00 - 8:30 am
and Continental breakfast

8:45 - 9:45 am

Experience the Power of Storytelling (Grand Ballroom)

Jewell Parker Rhodes, award-winning author and founding director, ASU's Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

9:50 - 10:50 am

Renew with Qi Gong   
LauRah Frankfort, Medical Qi Gong Instructor, Piper Cancer Center and Cardiac Rehab Center

    Maximize Your Social Security Income
    Jeff Bradford, Financial Representative, New York Life

    Leveraging LinkedIn to Brand and Network Your Way to Success
    Dayna Mathews, Career Coach and Personal Branding Strategist

10:55 - 11:55 am

    Becoming A Sun Devil Service Champion  
    Crystal Gustavson
    , Assistant Director of Student-Centric Communications, ASU

    Actualizing Dreams: Making Change Happen
    Cassandra Aska, Associate Dean of Students, ASU's West campus

    Hands-on Self Defense
    MXMartial Arts

12 - 1 pm

Remarks by ASU Senior Vice President Christine Wilkinson
Dream—Design—Act: Perspectives on Considering Personal and Professional Goals

1:10 - 2:10 pm

Managing Your Inner Voice: Learn to Quiet the Judge, Jury and Your Inner Critic 
Jillian McManus, Senior Director, Organizational Health & Development, HR Employee Assistance Office, ASU

Family History and Sense of Place: An Ideation Session 
Joni Adamson, Professor of English and Environmental Humanities, Senior Sustainability Scholar with the Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Playing to Win in Business 
Shirley Weis, ASU Special Advisor to the President and Professor of Practice , W. P. Carey School of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation; retired Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Two Must-Take Vitamins — and Why  
Carol Johnston, Professor of Nutrition, ASU

Build Up Your Credit Score
Kristen Carstensen, Arizona State Credit Union

Personal Management Strategies to Rock Your Career
Jennifer Rhodes, Career Advisor Senior, ASU

3:20 pm
Afternoon dessert

3:30 - 4 pm

WRAP-UP and door prizes

Continental breakfast, buffet lunch and afternoon dessert.

      If you’re not able to attend the conference but would like to renew your
      dues now, you can send your Purchase Order or check for $30 to Katrina Roalson, UCW Financial Coordinator, INTDSB 256K, Mail Code: 1003. (She can also provide an invoice, if you need that in order for your unit to initiate the payment.)


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