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“Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.)” Career Development Conference

VCU Human Resources and the VCU Staff Senate are excited to sponsor the Career Development Conference that will take place Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11, 2022.  The theme is “Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.)”, which highlights the core values that each member of the VCU community strived for throughout this pandemic, such as integrity, excellence, collaboration and innovation.  It is important now more than ever to work toward goals of supporting our students, patients and employees and share the value of collaborating with colleagues and growing individually and collectively.  The conference is designed to provide learning opportunities that will allow us to rediscover what keeps us energized in the workplace as engaged, lifelong learners.

The 2022 conference will be offered as a career development event that offers participants the opportunity to explore a variety of educational topics while networking with peers. The conference will be fully virtual for all sessions. Conference sessions will be a series of development activities designed to meet the needs of staff and their professional development goals. The event is free to all VCU and VCU Health System employees. 

Sessions include:

  • Keynote speakers
  • VCU Leadership Series 
  • Panel discussions
  • Presentations

Staff Senate Awards for Excellence:

Employee Appreciation Week:

  • Spring Break: Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Donuts & Refreshments from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on two dates: Mon. 3/7 (MPC – Student Commons) and Tues. 3/8 (MCV – Hunton Student Center). 
  • Virtual Wellness Wednesday Programs: Guided Meditation, Resilience and Chair Yoga
  • Food Truck Friday on 3/11 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Student Commons Plaza (MPC)
  • All while supplies last!
  • Details at: 

Career Development Conference – Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.): 

  • Presented by VCU Human Resources and VCU Staff Senate
  • Spring Break: Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11, 2022
  • A week-long virtual experience with keynote speakers, VCU leaders, workshops and more!
  • Details and registration at: 

Participation in any employee appreciation week activities must be done at your own risk. Employees must follow all VCU COVID-19 policies and protocols as enforced by the university. The use of face masks and social distancing will be enforced for each event. 

Need help navigating to and from each campus during employee appreciation week? Check out the Pulse or GRTC Route 5 to get around. All you need is your VCU or VCU Health ID.

Please have your VCU or VCU Health STAFF ID ready to present for all events, experiences and programs. 

Highlights for the week

  • Keynote speakers:
    • March 7 – Barbara H. Smith, Speaker/Trainer/Coach/Author
    • March 11 – Micah “Bam-Bamm” White, Public Speaker, Comedian and Philanthropist
  • Daily VCU Leaders Series:
    • March 7 – Dr. Andrew Daire, Dean, School of Education
    • March 8 – Dr. Tomikia LeGrande, VP, Division of Strategic Enrollment Management
    • March 9 – Dr. Barbara D. Boyan, Dean, School of Engineering 
    • March 10 – Dr. Susan Parish, Dean, School of Allied Health Professions 
    • March 11 – Mr. Alex Henson, Chief Information Officer, Technology Services
  • Monday and Tuesday grab-and-go breakfast
    • Donuts and refreshments days on both campuses
  • Wellness Wednesday
    • Guided meditation session and more
  • Food truck Friday
    • Get a free lunch on VCU Staff Senate via a variety of local food trucks
  • Career Community-sponsored conference sessions
    • Learn about Career Communities and what they’ve accomplished
  • Engaging and interactive workshops
    • Attend workshops led by your colleagues

See both the conference website and the employee appreciation week web pages for all details on the events listed above.
Register for the conference at Registration will close for each event one day prior to the event or when it reaches maximum capacity.

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