Classified Staff Attend Inspirational ACE Conference

The second Advancing Classified Excellence (ACE) Conference brought together over 350 staff with a focus on development, recognition, and change.

Speaker Jen Croneberger was praised by attendees and employees alike who were inspired to be introspective about making their goals a reality. Her in-depth session explored the concepts of character, communication, choice, courage, and confidence. There were 14 additional sessions on topics including diversity, wellness, leadership, finance, retirement, communication, and career-building for participants.

Post-conference feedback was largely positive.

“The conference was well-organized in regards to the planning stages all the way through to the actual event,” according to one of the attendees.

The keynote speech, panel, and VRS sessions were all recorded and can be accessed by searching “VOD” from the NOVA website home page, selecting “Faculty/Staff Resources,” and logging in with your myNOVA account credentials. Once logged in, search “ACE.”

Many NOVA employees contributed to the success of the event. ACE committee members who helped plan the event include Katie Aimone, Charlotte Calobrisi, John Guszak, Trace Main, Dana Reilly, Kirsten Riddick, Tatyana Schum, and Chanee Singkarlvanich. Over 30 more individuals, including Marc Ecleo, volunteered for the event to help organize and assist with the logistics.

The committee greatly appreciates the NOVA facilitators and speakers, including Alisa Berry, Saleha Bholat, Keri Bowman, Erika Coddington, Alex Cooley, Charles Errico, Dana Fallon, Monica Gomez, Hemchand Gossai, Twyla Jones, Julie Leidig, Sheri Robertson, Mel Schiavelli, Rachelle Thompson, Keith Wynn, and Diana Kyu Yacob.

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