Academic Staff Chats

An academic staff chat is a frank, open discussion with a small group of your colleagues on a particular topic. Some topics may include a speaker or panel prior to ample discussion time. All sessions are free of charge.

All sessions meet from 11:30am – 1:00pm in Union South, unless otherwise noted. Registration is limited to 30 participants to ensure a fruitful small group discussion.

2021 - 2022 Academic Year

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    Creating a More Inclusive Work Environment
    (Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/4c5g6w)
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    Maintaining Wellness and Stability in a Stressful World
    (Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/13r698)
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
    Transitions in Work Style: Onsite, Remote, and Hybrid Environments
    (Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/b1t41u)
  • Friday, January 14, 2022 (Virtual)
    Transitions in Work Style: Onsite, Remote, and Hybrid Environments
    (Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/x46e6z)
  • Friday, February 4, 2022 (Virtual)
    Strategies for Effective Communication with Your Supervisor
    (Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/329u5d)
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022
    Strategies for Effective Communication with Your Supervisor
    (Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/0xft77)
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Outreach at UW-Madison: Best Practices and Challenges
    (Note: this session is primarily intended for academic staff within the outreach and community engagement space)
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    TTC Project: Before and After Implementation
    (Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/ouar7z)

Registration for each session will open approximately 3 weeks prior to the date of the event.  Watch your email for announcements on when to register.

The Academic Staff Chats are sponsored by the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs, The Academic Staff Executive Committee, and the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff.