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Annual Professional Development Day


2022 Theme: What's Next? Discovering Your Success

In this day and age that is rife with change, many of our colleagues are unsure about how to navigate the transitions that occur during our professional careers. Duties, personnel, and capacities all fluctuate – and it’s normal to question what your next professional move might be.

The December 2022 Professional Development Day conference aimed to offer something for all levels of employees who may be wondering … what’s next for me?


Each day started with a featured speaker followed by breakout sessions for attendees to choose from.

Engagement Featured Speaker Time Location
Virtual Amanda Nachman Monday, December 12, 2022
Noon – 3 p.m.
In-Person Hassan Akmal Tuesday, December 13, 2022
9 a.m. – Noon
Price Center Forum


Featured Speakers


Amanda Nachman

CEO of College Magazine, TEDx speaker, and best-selling author of #Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize.

She's also a keynote speaker and the host of Find Your Passion Career. Amanda has appeared on Good Morning America, Cheddar TV, and ABC10. Her advice has been featured in Business Insider, NBC News, Today, and MarketWatch. Her speaking audiences include universities, associations, and organizations who are eager to create meaningful change and live intentional lives.


Hassan Akmal

MBA, MPH, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development, UC San Diego.

Hassan Akmal is an American career and life mastery consultant, author, professor, thought leader, philanthropist, and former professional tennis player and athlete ambassador to the United States. He is best known for his Amazon best-selling book—How to be a Career Mastermind™: Discover 7 “YOU Matter” Lenses for a Life of Purpose, Impact, and Meaningful Work, as well as humanitarian efforts dedicated to forced migration and health issues.

Revisit the 2021 Workshops

Missed out on a session or want to re-watch one that really stuck with you?

View our recorded sessions to help further your professional development: