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Nebraska Career Catalyst

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CST

$50.00 – $70.00
Nebraska Career Catalyst - November 13th

The inaugural Nebraska Career Catalyst, supported by Omaha Steaks, will occur on Monday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. An optional welcome reception and networking social will take place on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

This event is a collaboration between the alumni associations at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Registration is required. The cost is $50 for current alumni association members and $70 for non-members. Your registration includes breakfast, lunch and one complimentary beverage at the welcome reception and networking social. You can join the alumni association today by clicking here. Registration closes on Oct. 30.

Free parking is available in the A Lot directly north of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. The Scarlet Hotel is the official hotel partner of the 2023 Nebraska Career Catalyst. A discounted room rate is available to attendees who book before Oct. 13. Click here to reserve your discounted room rate.

Benefits of attending

The Nebraska Career Catalyst is a valuable investment in you and your organization. Through the conference you will have a tremendous opportunity to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how soft skills play an integral role in advancing your personal and career success.
  • Develop practical goals, systems and strategies that will improve your workplace environment and engagement.
  • Discuss the ever-changing landscape of flexible, hybrid and remote work settings.
  • The opportunity to make valuable connections with alumni peers who you can call upon throughout your career.

Who should attend

  • Alumni and graduates of the University of Nebraska (UNL, UNK, UNO and UNMC).
  • Early and mid-career professionals.
  • First-time and mid-career managers.
  • Anyone seeking how to improve and advance their career.

Conference schedule

The conference will feature expert faculty and alumni presenters from the University of Nebraska’s four campuses. These unique and interactive learning sessions are tailored for early and mid-career professionals and will focus on workplace soft skills, management best-practices and professional development. You can also connect with other Husker alumni and university leaders.

Sunday, Nov. 12
3 p.m. Check-in

5 p.m. Welcome Reception and Networking Social

Monday, Nov. 13
8:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast

9 a.m. Opening Keynote Session
Managing and Balancing Energy to Improve Performance | Samantha Kennelly

10:15 a.m. Break Out Session 1
How to Work, Lead, and Manage with Emotional Intelligence | Dr. Howard Liu & Dr. Marley Doyle

What’s Your Competitive Advantage? | Erin Bass, Kalyn Wettengel, & Erin Pleggenkuhle-Miles

12:15 p.m.  Lunch
Power of the Pivot Panel | Jordan Bath

1 p.m. Break Out Session 2
A Positive Approach to Leadership: Bringing Out and Developing the “HERO Within” | Dr. Kyle Luthans

Hello! My Name Is… | Jill Brown

2:15 p.m. Break Out Session 3
Finding Innovative Ways to Build Relationships and Engage Your Network | Laura Schabloske

The Resilience Battery: Staying Grounded, Gritty and Growing in Work, Life and Leadership | Whitney Hinshaw Sullivan

3:30 p.m. Closing Keynote Session
Dealing in Permacrisis: Strategies to Recognize, Counteract, and Recover from Burnout | Keri Mesropov
4:30 p.m. Event Ends


November 13
8:30 am - 4:30 pm CST
$50.00 – $70.00
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Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center – Lincoln
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508 United States
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