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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.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.