The University Record, May 10, 1993

Workplace of the ’90s May 25–26 conference focuses on ‘Quest for Quality’

Participants in this year’s “Workplace of the ’90s” conference will have multiple opportunities to learn about the University’s M-Quality approach and also explore other areas of career development. The general session and workshops have been designed to address the theme of “Quest for Quality.”

The conference name has been changed from Office of the ’90s to “represent a broader concept of work settings at the University and throughout the region,” according to planners.

“The Workplace of the ’90s conference offers U-M employees valuable information and team building opportunities,” says President James J. Duderstadt. “The conference has become a significant continuing education event in this community, and I support these efforts to provide professional and career development options.”

The day-long program, set for May 25 and repeating May 26, is open to office and administrative staff members who are interested in professional and personal development, who want to identify and solve workplace problems at deeper levels, or who seek higher quality in carrying out their missions.

Workshops are designed to help participants:

—Develop new skills.

—Prepare for self-advancement.

—Increase self-confidence.

—Gain a better understanding of their workplace and roles.

The keynote address, “Quality in Everyday Life: How to Raise Your IQ (Individual Quality) Score,” will be presented by Catherine Lilly, Barbara Nanzig, Martha Taylor and Gloria Theile, all of the Information Technology Division.

Topics for the 35 workshops, in addition to those focusing on quality, include Leadership: Models for Women, Event Management without Hysteria, Exploring Career Options, Running Effective Meetings, Returning to School, How to Free Yourself from Compulsive Eating and Start to Live, Crime Prevention, A Life You Can Love, and Improving Retirement: New Roles and Relationships.

Also available at the conference will be the Care Fair, displays and information about U-M and community resources, agencies and institutions. Featured will be child care, elder care, family care and self-care.

In addition, books on topics related to the theme and suggested by workshop leaders will be available at the conference, through the Shaman Drum Bookshop.

The $45 registration fee includes lunch. Enrollment is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, contact

U-M Conferences & Seminars, Room 112, 541 Thompson St., 764-5305.