Deadline Feb. 29 for Early Registration Discounts for Women's Conference

Early registration discounts are available through Feb. 29 for the 2016 Women in the Workforce Conference, an event hosted by the U of A Global Campus that attracted about 200 participants last year.
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Early registration discounts are available through Feb. 29 for the 2016 Women in the Workforce Conference, an event hosted by the U of A Global Campus that attracted about 200 participants last year.

ROGERS, Ark. – The deadline for early registration discounts is Feb. 29 for participants in the May 25 Women in the Workforce Conference at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

This one-day, interactive conference that focuses on relevant workplace skills is offered through the U of A Global Campus in Rogers. Participants will hear from and interact with industry professionals, including keynote speaker Suja Chandrasekaran, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Wal-mart Stores Inc.

Participants who register by Feb. 29 pay $200 each, a $50 savings from the regular registration price of $250. Participants can register online for the event hosted in the Reynolds Center Auditorium on the U of A campus.

Special groups – U of A faculty, staff, students, Alumni Association members; Junior League of Northwest Arkansas members, and Center for Retailing Excellence and Information Technology Research Institute Board member companies. – qualify for further discounts: $180 each by Feb. 29, or $225 for regular registration.

“Now is the time to save money on registering for the Women in the Workforce Conference,” said Heather Sprandel, conference organizer and adjunct instructor for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. “Last year’s conference was a great success, with about 200 women from across the region joining the day-long learning event. This year’s conference will be equally engaging and informative.”

Conference presentation topics will focus on relevant and applicable skills in today’s ever-changing global workforce. Participants can hone skills to help them thrive in the workplace.

"What a great experience to meet and listen to other women of the workforce that have shared similar life stories, experiences within the workforce and struggles that go along with balancing work, life and family daily, or just being the single bread-winner for your family," said Lorrie Savage, senior systems engineer at Wal-mart. “It helps to know we are not alone in our career path choices."

Last year, participants interacted with professionals from Rockfish Interactive Corp., Wal-mart, Proctor & Gamble Co., Cintas Corp., Sherwin-Williams and the Center for Retailing Excellence.

This year’s conference includes two optional events: a free sunrise yoga session and a $25-per-person session on “Your Best Foot Forward: Using the Birkman Method for Individual and Team Effectiveness.” See the conference website for more details.

 

About the Global Campus: The Global Campus supports U of A colleges and schools in the development and delivery of online, distance and workforce education programs and courses. It provides instructional design services, technology services and assistance with marketing, recruiting and strategic academic development.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Heather Sprandel, conference organizer
Global Campus, Walton College
855-402-3300, hsprandel@walton.uark.edu

Erin Morgan, professional development programs
Global Campus
855-402-3300, emorgan@uark.edu

Kay Murphy, director of communications
Global Campus
479-575-6489, ksmurphy@uark.edu


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