Professional Development Conference

The Annual PDC targets supervisory, technical and support employees in higher education. This full-day event features a keynote speaker followed by multiple concurrent break-out sessions which are designed to meet a broad range of participant interests and needs.

If you have questions, please contact your local KCPDC representative.


2017 Conference Presentations

Access 2017 Conference Presentations and Handouts


2017 Conference Details

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Park University
Registration at 8:30 am
Conference begins at 9 am and ends at 4:15 pm

Theme: Building Relationships that Inspire Trust

Keynote Speaker: Michael Allison, Vice President of Training and Development, AMC Theaters

Session Topics Include: The importance of credibility in relationship building. Inspiring trust through one’s own behaviors. Inclusive like thinking and practices. Does our external environment impact what we eat? Building intercultural relationships. Cultivating trust with emotional intelligence. Mental health issues on college campuses. Burnout. Mindfulness. Navigating important conversations. Teams. AND MORE! Presenters are members from our institutions who have a passion for their topic!

Session information will be available on the KCPDC website (password protected) for participants to print in advance, copies not provided at the conference.

Registration is free for individuals from KCPDC Member Institutions.

Registration Deadline: May 12, 2017

Check with your institution’s KCPDC representative for registration details.

Past conferences

2016 PDC

2016 PDC Schedule - At A Glance


2015 PDC

2015 PDC Schedule - At A Glance


2014 PDC

2014 PDC Schedule - At A Glance


2013 PDC

2013 PDC Program (PDF)


2012 PDC

2012 PDC Program (PDF)


2011 PDC:
“Reigniting Your Spark”

2011 PDC Program (PDF)

Committed to providing professional development opportunities for the faculty and staff of its member institutions.