Support Staff Conference


New Dates Set for Support Staff Conference: March 27-28, 2024

Save the New Date. Support Staff Conference. March 27 and 28, 2024.

We inadvertently scheduled the 2024 Support Staff Conference over Good Friday when some of our county offices are closed. Thanks to those who let us know.

Mark your calendars to join us for the 2024 Support Staff Conference on Wednesday, March 27 - Thursday, March 28!

The 2024 Conference will once again be a hybrid conference with options to participate in person and via Zoom.

The conference FUN, theme, sessions and other elements will be determined based on responses to the 2023 Conference Evaluation and the 2024 Conference Needs Assessment.

We look forward to seeing you on March 27-28, 2024!!!


2023 Conference RecapMeeting the Challenge Making a Difference theme for Support Staff Conference scheduled for April 18-19, 2023. Abstract picture of person reaching for the stars. University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture logo.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Support Staff Conference in person or by Zoom!

At-a-Glance In-Person Agenda for those attending the conference in person at the Vines 4-H Center. View the full program

At-a-Glance Zoom Agenda for those participating virtually. View the full Zoom program

Session Presentations, Handouts & Other Resources

The 2023 Support Staff Conference Library is now available in Box. Check it out to find the presentations and resources shared during the conference sessions.

Zoom Conference Session Recordings

Appreciation Station Shout Outs

We had a fun time reading all the comments posted on the Support Staff Conference Appreciation Station! UADA employees can read the posts here. If you would like a PDF version, please email Vanessa Lewis at

Congratulations to Beverly Brown!

The conference planning team would like to congratulate Beverly Brown, Administrative Specialist III from Dallas County, for submitting the winning theme for this year's conference - Meeting the Challenge, Making a Difference. Thank you to all who submitted ideas. With nearly 50 suggestions, it was a tough decision! Beverly was recognized and received a $100 Visa gift card at the conference.


About Support Staff Conference

Support Staff Conference is open to any UADA employee working in a support function, including but not limited to administrative specialists, fiscal specialists/analysts and program assistants, as well as others working in support units such as Human Resources, Finance and Facilities.



Please contact Vanessa Lewis at