WiGROW Mini Conference

Introducing the WiGROW Supervising Students Mini-Conference!

Join supervisors of student-employees from across campus and our community in this thought-provoking mini-conference which will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas while engaging in a variety of topics on best practices related to supervising student-employees. The mini-conference consists of several sessions occurring on January 17th, 2024. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions provided as part of the series. All sessions will take place in a virtual setting (Zoom).  Please register for each session you’d like to attend. Be sure to register with the e-mail that is associated with your Zoom profile, which may be your netid@wisc.edu e-mail address.

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  • Participate in discussion to share our perspectives and hear the perspectives of other supervisors.
  • Feel confident about helping students learn in the workplace through WiGROW conversations.
  • Meet other supervisors and learn about what they do that works to support students.


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WiGROW Welcome

Join us for a welcome and kick-off of the mini-conference. Here you will learn the overview of the day and a brief “State of WiGROW” overview.



Listening with Purpose: Active Listening to Support Effective Communication

A part of the Learning and Talent Development Thrive Series: Understanding the perspectives of others, building meaning, and creating human connections all stem from listening. Without strategies for active listening, how do you know if you are hearing someone’s intended message? What information are you missing out on? In this workshop, you will dive deep into your patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to identify internal roadblocks to communication. The workshop will also include strategies to connect with others, and stay in dialogue.


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WiGROW Beyond the Basics: A student & supervisor panel

Do you have students who have been with you for awhile, or who could benefit from more advanced conversations than the standard WiGROW questions? Hear directly from student employees & supervisors themselves at this panel addressing how to and the benefits of heightening and deepening WiGROW conversations.


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Supporting Students in Crisis & Basic Needs Referrals

Our student employees are whole humans, facing a whole host of life’s complications. Hear from a member of the Dean of Students office and the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn about how to support students in crisis, including basic needs support on campus.


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Student Development through Employment & WiGROW

Join the WiGROW coordinators to learn more about the “why” behind WiGROW. We’ll dive into the transferable skills students are learning in their employment experiences, why they matter, and how to frame student employment as a high impact practice.


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