The UW-Green Bay Classified Staff Advisory Council hosted the 2008 Classified Staff Fall Conference, Friday, September 26. The theme of the conference was “Planting the Seed.”
Co-chair of the conference Jan Snyder (Provost’s Office) greets the guests on behalf of the Council.
Off-campus visitors from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, as well as a number of UW campuses (Marinette, Parkside, Sheboygan, Stevens Point and Whitewater) and the Brown County Department of Health and Family Services made a day of it at UW-Green Bay.
Colleagues from across the state joined more than 50 campus classified staff personnel.
The morning speaker was Steve Tyink, vice president of Miron Construction, presenting, through a bit of comic relief, a valuable lesson about innovation.
Volunteers from the audience were blindfolded and given verbal directions for creating snowflakes. Though all were given the same directions, each snowflake was unique.
The message — “Positive uniqueness can be the difference between a successful organization and an unsuccessful one.”
In the afternoon, Amanda Gourgue, founder of “Meeting Revolution,” a company that focuses on environmentally-friendly meetings, presented “Being Green at Home and Work.”