University of Wisconsin–Madison

Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 21st annual Leadership & Management Development Conference. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge, skills, and talents with conference attendees, we encourage you to complete a session proposal to present at the conference. Those proposals selected will receive free registration for the conference.

Submit a Session Proposal

Proposals are due by Friday, September 9, 2022.

Why present?

  • Professional development opportunity! Continue to develop your skills, grow your knowledge of the campus community, and contribute to your overall resume.
  • Educational opportunity to learn with and from others.
  • Make a lasting positive impact on the campus community.
  • All accepted presenters receive free registration to the conference.
  • Have fun!

Topics may include

Career Management

  • Career conversations with employees
  • Employee resources for their career growth
  • Interviewing best practices
  • Resume writing
  • Steps to develop your career
  • Using SMART goals

Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity

  • Building a collaborative work environment
  • Creating employee engagement
  • Cultural differences in the workplace
  • Dealing with harassment in the workplace
  • Eliminating culture and discrimination bias
  • Gaining different perspectives
  • Hostile/Intimidating workplace discussions
  • Implicit association tests
  • Leading a diverse group of people
  • Microaggressions
  • Social justice leadership


  • Authentic leadership
  • Budget management
  • Change management
  • Collaborate decision making
  • Empowering others to lead
  • Giving effective performance reviews
  • How to create time to better develop team
  • Influence/negotiation skills
  • Lateral leadership (middle management)
  • Leadership pane
  • Mentorship
  • Motivating employees
  • New to leadership insights
  • Performance coaching
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Strategic planning and direction
  • Vulnerability
  • Your brand as a leader

Personal Development and Workplace Skills

  • Cloud-based programs
  • Conflict management
  • Creativity
  • Delegation
  • Effective meetings or committees management
  • Improving Workplace Performance
  • Managing priorities
  • Productivity and using resources efficiently
  • Project management (how to break down project)
  • Time management for team development
  • Using the data model (tableau)
  • Writing better emails

Relationship Building and Communication

  • Building trust with employees
  • Communicating with supervisors
  • Creating positive relationships
  • Handling and growing from adversity
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • Managing individual personalities
  • Practicing giving and receiving constructive (effective) feedback
  • Public speaking
  • Team building activities/ideas
  • Understanding different styles of communication (gender)
  • Understanding team dynamics


  • Creating an environment of well-being
  • Financial well-being
  • How to be your best self
  • Mindful leadership
  • Office of Employee Assistance roles and resources
  • Stress management
  • Work/life integration