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WI-ACE fall 2023 conference

The Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

November 29 - December 1, 2023 

PAST - WI-ACE Spring 2023 Conference

Developing Career Professionals - Career Competencies for Life

Wisconsin Dells, April 20 - 21st, 2023 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more here!

Hotel Information: 

Wilderness Resort at Glacier Canyon Lodge

45 Hillman Road

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Room Block Instructions:  Rooms are currently available within our room block through Monday, March 20, 2023.  Call 1-800-867-9453 and mention the "WIACE Room Block - Leader #982780" to receive the conference rate.  Rooms may still be available at the conference rate after March 20th, but are not guaranteed.

Room Rates:   Double Queen, Thursday night, $90 (single occupancy) or $119 (double, triple or quad occupancy)

Extend your stay! Limited rooms are available for Friday and Saturday night at a rate of $199/night (depending on the room/occupancy).

Conference Registration: 

Registration is open through April 16th. Register here! >

Agenda Outline:

PDF Copy of Agenda



Mollie Lo, LoTUS Mentoring, LLC

Empowering Your Career:  Tips and Strategies for Continuous Career Development

Session Description: 

This workshop is designed to help career professionals prioritize and integrate career development for themselves and the individuals they support. Attendees will learn practical tips and strategies for advancing their own careers while also providing effective guidance to their clients. Through engaging discussions, attendees will gain valuable insights on how to identify and navigate the path toward career growth. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a clear understanding of how to prioritize and integrate career development into their daily routine, both for themselves and their clients.

Speaker Biography: 

Mollie is a highly-rated career and leadership coach, known for her contagious energy and inspirational talks. With over 15 years of experience in HR leadership and coaching, Mollie specializes in empowering individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. Throughout her career, Mollie has worked with a diverse range of clients, from early career professionals to seasoned executive leaders, helping them to develop and implement effective career elevation and leadership strategies. Mollie's approach to coaching is rooted in a deep respect for each individual's unique strengths and perspectives. She believes that by amplifying one's authentic leadership style, individuals can not only excel in their roles but also inspire and motivate those around them. When she's not inspiring others, you will find her reading a historical fiction novel or traveling with her husband Mike and three kids - Madden, Tycen, and Brielle.


Dr. Julie Hau, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Positively Speaking: Positive Psychology & Flourishing

Session Description: 

Emphasis on positive psychology, wellness and well-being is growing and expanding across the world. Movement toward supporting individual’s strengths and resiliency is changing the way career development professionals and employers support their clients and employees. Recently, the U.S. Surgeon General identified workplace wellbeing as a priority. In this interactive workshop, the power of learned optimism, authentic happiness and thriving will be discussed and practiced.  Positively speaking about positive psychology can help reframe the way participants look at the world and support the actualization of their and others’ potential.

Speaker Biography: 

Julie M. Hau, Ph.D. is a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works for the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research in the School of Education along with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research part of the School of Medicine and Public Health. With over 25 years of experience in higher education, she served in numerous roles including academic advisor, career counselor, career website content manager, professor, and advising Dean, spanning several universities across the country. In addition to her full-time job, she works part-time as a medical and career coach basing her sessions on positive psychology approaches. She believes in focusing on people's strengths, resiliency, and resourcefulness so they can thrive and flourish.


Juan Ramirez, Fastenal

Growing Employee Skills Through Internships

Session Description: 

This session will discuss how Fastenal provides long-term growth and opportunities for students and employees starting with internships. Fastenal is based in Winona, Minnesota with approximately 3,200 in-market locations, many based in Wisconsin.


Chrissy Lambie & Chelsy Cegielski, UW-Oshkosh

Intentional Career Management Engagement for Students at UW-Oshkosh

Session Description: 

UW-Oshkosh has a centralized career center using an industry advising model to support students in all four colleges across campus for programming, services, and outreach. Career & Professional Development (CPD) is integrated in our University Studies Program (USP, our general studies program) Quest II courses and has a robust Professional Skills Program that teaches students career management skills to successfully transition from the university. Come learn about two of our successful initiatives that engage students in career management activities beginning freshman year and at various stages throughout their college career. 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Sponsorships are still available! Learn more here >

About the association

WI-ACE is an organization of representatives from Wisconsin employers and Wisconsin higher educational institutions devoted to connecting students and graduates with internships, co-ops, and full-time positions



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