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TakingChargeOfYourCareer 2024GraphicsCalendar 1UAB Staff Council, in partnership with UAB Learning and Development, will offer a free session to staff on “Taking Charge of Your Career.” The professional development opportunity is Tuesday, February 13 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Alumni House.

The session is the first of a three-part workshop “Delivering Feedback for Performance.” Stay tuned for two additional sessions that will be delivered throughout 2024.

This three-part staff development series will focus on the following areas:


  • Techniques and best practices for giving and receiving feedback that can serve as a catalyst for improved performance;
  • Using feedback to reveal helpful next steps to ignite your career development path forward; and
  • Improving confidence in pursuit of personal career interests.

Taking Charge of Your Career will be facilitated by L&D's Amber Anderson and Tammy White, and registration is required to attend. Interested staff may register via this link.

The session will offer UAB Staff the tools to take charge of their career, crafting it into the career they enjoy. Amber and Tammy will workshop with staff on performance management, feedback, confidence, and more.

With limited parking spaces at the Alumni House, employees are encouraged to walk or carpool to the event. Feel free to bring along your favorite cup of coffee and join in as we learn to craft careers we love.

About Amber:

Amber has been with the UAB community since August 2008. She has a wealth of knowledge in leadership assessment and development, coaching, team effectiveness and engagement, leadership change, and program customization for new and aspiring leaders. Her desire to help others professionally started immediately after college, teaching secondary math and science courses in the Jefferson County School System. Her close attention to performance improvement, curriculum instruction, and educational leadership lead her career at UAB. Amber serves on the Learning & Development team at UAB, providing faculty and staff with continuous leadership and training programs. Amber has a Masters of Science in Counseling.

About Tammy:

Tammy is an O.D. Specialist with the Learning & Development team. Tammy has 25 years of combined Learning and Leadership Development experience and served as an Internal O.D. Consultant supporting multiple healthcare systems nationwide with Ascension St. Vincent’s for seven years.

Tammy earned her B.S. from Florida State University. She studied Interpersonal Communications and Psychology. Certifications include PHR, Master Change Agent, and Strategic Workforce Planning. Tammy is a 2017 Alumni of Momentum’s Women’s Leadership Program.

Tammy hopes to facilitate more workshops while providing O.D. consulting services to support partners across UAB. Tammy has dabbled in Community Theater and Birmingham’s local film community and enjoys bringing her love for the performing arts into her classroom.