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Drake Learning Symposium for Faculty and Staff

This year’s Drake Learning Symposium will allow faculty and staff to gather as one, bringing with us our unique and shared experiences, while focusing on our way forward.

At the Learning Symposium, we will listen, share, and ponder. We will marvel at and reconnect to our mission an core values, looking forward to Drake as it’s never been, and yet as it’s always been: determined to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.

A light breakfast will be available at 8:00 am, and the program will begin at 8:30 am.


  • 8:00 – 8:30      Light breakfast 
  • 8:30 – 8:45      Welcome
  • 8:45 – 10:30    Reconnecting to Drake's Mission and Core Values
  • 10:30 – 11:30  Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Environment
  • 11:30 – 1:00    Lunch Break: Food Trucks, courtesy of All Staff Council (Those registered will receive a voucher for their lunch at the trucks.)
  • 1:00 – 2:45     Preparing For the Year Ahead
  • 2:45 – 3:00     Closing

The Symposium will be followed by the Provost's Drake Social in the Fred & Patty Turner Jazz Center, Fine Arts Center.

Please register at Eventbrite.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 8:00am to 3:00pm

Olmsted Center, Upper Level
2875 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311

Event Type

Conferences/Meetings, Networking, Faculty/Staff Development, Social, Health & Wellness


Faculty/Staff Development


Faculty & Staff

Provost's Office

#learningsymposium, allinthistogether

Contact Name

Drinda Williams

Contact Email Address


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