Women in the Workforce Conference Offers Discounted Registration to U of A Faculty and Staff
University of Arkansas faculty and staff can receive a 10-percent discount off registration for the Thursday, Aug. 6, Women in the Workforce Conference.
Women in the Workforce is a one-day, interactive, virtual conference that provides female professionals with an opportunity to enhance relevant workplace skills. The conference will be offered online using Zoom this year due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. Industry veterans will speak on topics that align with this year's theme of global change, adaptability and productivity revolution.
Participants can network online with their peers and top female professionals in the area, including keynote speaker Latriece Watkins, senior vice president, executive vice president of consumables, Walmart U.S. Stores. The conference is hosted by U of A Professional and Workforce Development in Rogers.
Register online. The cost is $290, but current U of A faculty, staff and students can receive a 10 percent discount. Details on how to join the virtual conference will be emailed to those who register.
"While the conference itself will be a bit different this year, one thing that won't change is that attendees will leave with applicable skills they can put into play immediately," said Lisa Bridgers, Mistress of Ceremonies for the conference and Regional Director Employee Experience at VMLY&R. "That is the foundation of this conference and something I look forward to every year."
Premier conference sponsors include Reckitt Benckiser Group, VMLY&R, Reynolds Brands and Walmart. The Keynote speaker sponsor is Unilever. The conference speaker sponsors are Hilti and Malone Consultants Group. The media sponsor is The Job Guide. The food sponsors are General Mills and Clif Bar and Company.
Other sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Heather Sprandel, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover other training opportunities from U of A Professional and Workforce Development at the training.uark.edu website.
About the University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development: The University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development is a unit of the Global Campus, which 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 registration, 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 fewer than 3% of colleges and 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.
Heather Sprandel, program coordinator
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