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OSU in Tulsa Virtual Fall 2020 Staff Conference

Resiliency: Navigating Change Together
Virtual Staff Conference

Thursday, Sept. 17 & Friday, Sept. 25

In society, change is constant; requiring a resilient workforce now more than ever. Join us for our Virtual Conference this Fall to learn practical ways we can navigate through change and remain resilient and impactful at work and in our everyday lives!

The Fall 2020 Staff Conference will be offered virtually via Zoom on two separate dates, Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sept. 25, 1-5 p.m. to accommodate employee schedules. Participants will only need to attend one date, as the information is the same. 

  • All attendees will need to attend all three sessions and upload their Action Plans in order to complete all requirements for the conference. 
  • Sessions are live and virtual. Participants will be emailed a Zoom invite at least three days prior to the event.

Register online

To register in LMS, go to the Events Calendar under the Learning tab in September and select the classes OR search “Resiliency” in the search bar from the LMS homepage.

You can view step-by-step enrollment instructions here.


Thursday, Sept. 17  
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Online via Zoom

   Thursday, Sept. 17

 8 - 8:10 a.m.

 Welcome & Introduction

 8:10 - 9 a.m.

 Keynote: Resiliency in Action
 by Dondi Scumaci

 9 - 9:15 a.m.


 9:15 - 10 a.m.

 Session I: Addressing Unconscious Bias & Microaggressions
 by Dondi Scumaci

 10 - 10:30 a.m.  Break
 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

 Session II: Strategies to Unload Stress
 by Robyn Brunscher

 11:15 - 11:30 a.m.  Action Plan & Wrap Up


Friday, Sept. 25
1 - 5 p.m.
Online via Zoom

   Friday, Sept. 25

 1 - 1:10 p.m.

 Welcome & Introduction

 1:10 - 2 p.m.

 Keynote: Resiliency in Action
 by Dondi Scumaci

 2 - 2:15 p.m.


 2:15 - 3 p.m.

 Session I: Addressing Unconscious Bias & Microaggressions
 by Dondi Scumaci

 3 - 3:30 p.m.  Break
 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

 Session II: Strategies to Unload Stress
 by Robyn Brunscher

 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

 Action Plan & Wrap Up

Conference Info

Keynote: Resiliency in Action by Dondi Scumaci

When things don't work out, learn how to stay in the game. Manage your disappointment and don't let it become who you are and how you see yourself. How you respond in the future is important; don’t push your chair back from the table, instead keep your focus. You may be moving from a loss to your next win. Make choices and reevaluate what happened. Timing, the 2020 environment, and organizational priorities shift. As you build your resiliency, you will see the big picture more readily. Learn how to take your power back after an idea does not resonate. Frame your thoughts with intention as you move to your next plan.

Dondi Scumaci is an International Performance Consultant and author- an expert in leadership development, professional development, performance management and world class service. Over the past nine years, Dondi has helped thousands of UPS workers around the world create mentoring communities and peer-to-peer partnerships. Dondi has experience partnering with organizations in various industries to meet learning and development needs.

Session 1: Addressing Unconscious Bias & Microaggressions by Dondi Scumaci

Simply an understanding of unconscious bias, microaggressions, and how we come to think the way we do provides opportunities to change dynamics and create a more robust workforce. The understanding of one's actions due to unconscious bias can offer participants opportunities to shift environments and manage plans in a more equitable way.

Strategies to Unload Stress by Robyn Brunscher

There are plenty of new situations that can induce stress! Let's determine our stressors and isolate the common themes which frequently arise. Managing demands and shifting priorities can be intense; however, we can learn ways to manage stress effectively and navigate through change with confidence.

Robyn Brunscher is professional with over 20 years’ experience working with various business development management positions in technology, consumer-facing, healthcare, non-profit and transportation; both start-ups and Fortune 500 organizations, including two appointments to a Board of Trustees. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Business Management and Marketing. She is active in various associations, and her positive continence is a constant inspiration to her audiences


Download and fill out the Action Plan forms and upload to LMS at by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 to receive credit for your participation in the conference. Upload Instructions are included in the download link.

Download and fill out the Virtual Staff Conference Evaluation Form and email your completed evaluation to


If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact the Human Resources Department at OSU in Tulsa at or 918-594-8221.