Professional Development Conference

2023 Professional Development Conference
May 23 and 24, 2023 (online and on-campus)

Register today!

The Staff Council Professional Development Committee invites you to join us for our 2023 Conference. Every session is being offered in person or online, so you can attend from the comfort of your office, home, or on campus at the Bloch School. This year marks the 60th anniversary of UMKC joining the UM System. We’re making a play on the diamond anniversary and hope you’ll join us in celebrating how our staff make UMKC our “home plate” every day.

We’ll have snacks, giveaways, and the opportunity to engage with fellow colleagues!

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Raffle
9:30 a.m. – Session I: Staff Presentations
10:30 a.m. – Session II: Staff Presentations
11:30 a.m. – Keynote
12:30 p.m. – Closing Raffle


The Staff Conference for Professional Development began as an idea to provide a day of professional development, networking, and resource sharing to 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
  • Well-being
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • New Communication Technology


  • Registration form: Click here
  • Priority deadline: Friday, May 12, 2023