Empowering a Community of Excellence


Reggie Robinson, Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs


The Influence of Managers on Workplace Engagement and Culture (panel discussion)

Dave Cook, Vice Chancellor for University of Kansas Edwards Campus

Tammara Durham, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Pat Kuester, Director, Education, Social & Biobehavioral Shared Service Center

Cary Whitcup, Assistant Director, Enrollment Management Services

Navigating Power Dynamics in a Changing Organization               

Angie Pastorek, Program Manager & Faculty, Professional Workplace Communication, Edwards Campus

Creating a Proactive Campus Climate through Partnerships: Hawk Route--Beyond Physical Access

Catherine Johnson, Director, ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility

Kit Cole, Accessibility Coordinator, Information Technology

Beyond the Work Life Balance  

Angela Gist, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, & Director, Edwards Campus Graduate Programs           

What is the Jayhawk and Why Should I Care? The History and Traditions that Make KU Stand Out

Curtis Marsh, Director of KU Info and the DeBruce Center               

Practicing Mindfulness

Merrill Evans, CARE Coordinator, Watkins Health Services

Finding Freedom: Using breath and body awareness to achieve mental clarity

Melinda J. Ball, IT Technology Specialist, KU Information Technology

Effective Engagement at an International University

Dr. Rachel Sherman Johnson, Director, Campus Internationalization and Fellowships, International Programs

Chuck Olcese, Director, International Student Services

Dr. Joe Potts, Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs

Alison Watkins, Communications Director, International Programs

Adaptive Leadership

Mary Banwart, Director, Institute for Leadership Studies

Lessons from Citizen: How the 2017-2018 KU Common Book Can Help Us Be Better

Howard Graham, Associate Director for Academic Programs in the Office of First-Year Experience

Staff Fellows Focus Group

2017-2018 KU Staff Fellows


Go Outside: Nature is the cure for impoverished cognition

Dr. Ruth Ann Atchley, Professor, Psychology and Assistant Vice Chancellor – Edwards Campus

Professional Self-Care and Sustainability

Jen Brockman, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

We Were Never Designed for This: The Psychological Toxicity of Modern Life (And What You Can Do About It)

Dr. Stephen Ilardi, Associate Professor, Psychology

Making Support Explicit: Developing and Maintaining Strong Mentoring Skills

Shannon Portillo, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration 

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DA Graham, University Ombuds, University Ombuds Office


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