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The 2017 UNCG Business Affairs Conference & Expo, which are two separate events, will be held August 2 in the Elliott University Center.

The Business Affairs division kicks off the 2017-18 academic year with a fun-filled, educational day for the university community.
The Conference includes training workshops from Human Resources, Facilities, Campus Enterprises and Financial Services with subject matter that can assist you and your department when conducting business with these departments. The Conference fun will begin at 8 a.m on Tuesday, August 2, and will run until 4 p.m. Online registration is now open.

As with last year, there will also be an Expo, a separate event that will highlight departments within the division that you might have heard about but didn’t know exactly what their function was. Come meet the Business Affairs staff and enjoy the festivities. The Expo will open at 11:30 a.m. and is free to attend.

UNCG Business Affairs consists of several departments; Campus Enterprises, Facilities, Finance, Foundation Finance, Human Resources, Police and Risk Management. In 2016, Business Affairs held an inaugural expo so that the individual units within each department could showcase who they are and the innovations and services provided by each unit to the other employees within Business Affairs. Last year’s event was well received, so the division is doing it again and stepping it up a notch by opening it up to the entire campus.

What is the Conference all about? The Conference and Expo is a way for Business Affairs to reach out to you, our customers, to let you know the different departments and respective units included in Business Affairs. The Conference also allows Business Affairs the opportunity to present to our customers subject matter associated with services provided by several Business Affairs departments that you utilize often during the year.

What do I need to do to attend the Conference? Registering for the Conference through the web site, bafexpo.uncg.edu, allows the attendee to experience all aspects of the conference.

How much does it cost? There is a registration fee per attendee that will be paid by way of departmental funds.

Now until 7/1/17:   $$35
From 7/8/17 until 7/21/17:   $45

This fee covers the facility costs, all materials you will receive, a light breakfast, and a catered lunch from the UNCG Catering Department. Again, this fee will be paid by departmental funds.

What’s in it for me to attend the Conference? All of the following:

A Guest Speaker – Mr. Steve Gilliland, a master storyteller, a brilliant comedian and a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame.

Presentations by:

Campus Enterprises – Taking Steps with Campus Enterprises to Make Your Event a Success. This session will address commonly asked questions on catering, campus dining, printing, parking and transportation, plus any new services and offers that are designed to enhance your events, programs, and special occasions.

Human Resources – Recruiting for Success. This presentation will be an interactive, scenario-based workshop focused on one singular goal, Recruiting for Success.

Facilities – Mastering Facilities Processes. Learn how to be a master of essential Facilities processes that make sure your workspace is well designed, smooth operating, safe, and sustainable.

Finance – In-Step With Finance. To dance smoothly through the UNCG Finance process, come learn how to stay in-step with the various Finance areas that tend to trip up even the most seasoned Spartan.

Buffet Style Lunch in the Food Court

Admission to the Expo.

What will I get by visiting the Expo? You’ll be able to:

See the different departments that make up Business Affairs, who is a part of that department and what they do.

Put a face with someone you have probably communicated with many times in the past but may never have gotten a chance to meet.

As with last year’s event, the Expo will be free and open to everyone. The Expo will open at 11:30 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. in the EUC Cone Ballroom. Spartan Dining will also be on hand to provide samples and other light refreshments.

For more information about these two events and to register for the Conference, visit https://bafexpo.uncg.edu/.

If you have any questions about the Conference or Expo, email the Business Affairs Advisory Group at bafexpo@uncg.edu.

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