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Each season, the University of Utah Professional Education Department will be bringing you a panel of experts on a topic. This upcoming season, we will be focusing on how to strengthen your human skills for personal growth.

Each event will begin at noon and will offer attendees a chance to hear from an expert, ask questions and make connections with other professionals. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring their own “brown bag” lunch to the event.


Join Us

All events begin at 12 PM at the University of Utah Marriott Library, Faculty Center RM 1705. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

  • February 16th | Navigating Crucial Conversations | Jeanine Wilson - RSVP Now​

    We have all been in those defining moments - in a “crucial” or “breakthrough” conversation with an important person, emotionally charged, where our decisions or behaviors at the moment could lead down many different paths. In our rapidly changing world, we are interdependent upon technologies, stresses, and pressures. This charged atmosphere makes it imperative to nourish our personal, professional, and community relationships. And develop tools, skills, and an enhanced capacity to find new and better solutions. This workshop will introduce you to the classic concepts of “Crucial Conversations” and how you can find better solutions, decision-making processes, increased commitment, and better relationships – not “my way” or “your way,” but “our way.”

  • Marth 16th | Improv for Professional and Personal Growth​ | Clint Erekson - RSVP Now​

    An introduction to performance-based Improvisation and how it can improve your personal and professional life. We’ll explore the rules of improv, what they mean, and how they can apply to work and home life.

  • April 20th | You are Your Most Important Project (PMI skills for personal development) | Danny Warner - RSVP Now​

    We easily get caught up in projects and deadlines related to our professional role. But, if we aren’t careful, we can neglect our most important project…us! In this presentation, we learn how to apply Project Management skills to our life to improve our abilities to tackle projects at home and in the workplace.


Previous Event Archives
  • Thursday, November 17th | Influential Leadership | Did you miss it? Watch it Here.

    University of Utah alumni, James Jackson III will present on the subject of entrepreneurial leadership and communication. James founded the Utah Black Chamber in 2009, which represents several hundred businesses and has grown into the premier organization for Utah’s African-American and minority communities to connect, engage, and educate each other. Participants will become better leaders by developing a growth mindset.

  • Thursday, December 15th | Learn to Love Networking | No Recording Available

    University of Utah alumni, Melissa Ceballos, will teach you how to engage in intentional conversation while networking. After her 30-minute presentation, there will be a brief “mocktail” event for participants to practice their newfound skills.

  • Thursday, January 19th | Develop Your Brand | Did you miss it? Watch it Here and Download the PowerPoint Here

    We easily get caught up in projects and deadlines related to our professional role. But, if we aren’t careful, we can neglect our most important project…us! In this presentation, we learn how to apply Project Management skills to our life to improve our abilities to tackle projects at home and in the workplace.

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