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UK HR to Host Upcoming 'Leading with Care' Virtual Summit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2022) — One of the best ways to enhance employee engagement — and improve our retention efforts — is by building skills as a compassionate, caring leader. University of Kentucky Human Resources is hosting an upcoming "Leading with Care" virtual summit, which aims to empower current and future leaders at UK to foster a human-centric workplace culture. That includes practicing self-care so you can feel at your best while leading effectively. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and will be held entirely online. We encourage you to attend as much of the day as your schedule allows.

In this virtual summit, you'll learn about ways to:

  • Cultivate, normalize and model care as a leader.
  • Inspire innovation and ingenuity.
  • Employ practices to build belonging.

Attendees will be entered in a raffle to win several prizes.

Check out the lineup of speakers, which includes Jennifer Moss, award-winning happiness expert and author of "The Burnout Epidemic," who will discuss fostering connections. You'll also hear from multiple UK experts on emotional intelligence, human-centered design and how you can take care of yourself as a leader.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.