Professional Development Conference

2022 Professional Development Conference
May 18 and 19, 2022 (online and on-campus)

Register today!

The Staff Council Professional Development Committee invites you to join us for our 2022 Conference – with both in-person and virtual components! Over the last two years, UMKC staff had to work in new, creative ways while balancing a myriad of professional and personal concerns, challenges, and changes. By attending this year’s conference, How it Started vs. How it’s Going, we hope you will be able to learn in an engaging, interactive format that blends our prior in-person and new virtual modalities.


The Staff Conference for Professional Development began as idea to provide a day of professional development, networking, and resource sharing for support staff. Since 2014, the conference has grown to become the premier professional development opportunity for all UMKC Staff, featuring breakout sessions, a keynote speaker, and the opportunity to network with colleagues.


This conference provides a forum for sharing information, exchanging ideas, and participating in a day of professional development and learning. Consider topics and skill-sets you can represent that would fit with conference themes and objectives.


  • Team Building
  • Connection
  • Collaboration
  • Resilience
  • Wellbeing
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • New Communication Technology


  • Registration form: Click here
  • Priority deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022