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2020 Staff Leadership Summit

Theme: Staff Mental Health and Wellness

Thank you for attending the 2020 Staff Leadership Summit online!

We appreciate your ongoing support of his professional development event. The videos remain available below, and you are welcome to share the URL for this page with your friends and family members. Questions? Please contact hrdept@ku.edu.

We look forwarding to seeing you in person and online at the 2021 Summit on April 15, 2021.


Welcome — Mike Rounds, Vice Provost for Operations

Keynote Speaker — Stephen Ilardi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, KU


Music as Emotion Regulation for Personal Wellness — Cindy Colwell


Stigma, Perceptions and Barriers Regarding Mental Health on Campus — Staff Fellows


Authentic (Assertive) Nonviolent Communication — DA Graham


Mental Health in the Workplace: Mental Health in the Workplace: Helpful Tips for Addressing Stigma or Being an Ally — Megan Belaire


What to Expect When you go to Psychotherapy: Let’s Approach it Together — Sarah Kirk


Massage, Acupuncture, and Float Therapy: An Introduction — Rachel DaPron, Ally Goodman


Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act — Catherine Johnson


Caregiving and Wellbeing: Caring for the Caregiver — Carrie Wendel-Hummell, Tracey LaPierre, Michele Dillon, Melissa Huffman


Enhancing Well-Being and Positive Mental Health — Brian Cole


Closing Remarks — Kathleen Ames-Stratton

Past Years Staff Leadership Summit

2019 Staff Leadership Summit

2017 Staff Leadership Summit

2016 Staff Leadership Summit

2015 Staff Leadership Summit

2014 Staff Leadership Summit

2013 Staff Leadership Summit

2012 Staff Leadership Summit

2011 Staff Leadership Summit

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