Live Webinars

Live webinars have many advantages as a distance learning option. Connect with other collegiate foodservice professionals from the comfort of your campus, while having a real-time option for asking questions and interacting with other participants. Webinars save you money and time that you would have otherwise spent on travel, and often allow you the opportunity to broadcast the presentation to all your staff at once. Most NACUFS webinars allow for questions during the webinar, as well as contact information to follow up with the presenters after the program.


Interested in presenting at a NACUFS conference? Motivated to more effectively engage Millennials and Gen Z employees in learning? Curious to learn what 5,000 consumers had to say about the most promising foods and flavors in the coming year? If so, join us for a fantastic fall line-up!

Program times/dates: All sessions will be held on WebEx® Meeting Center from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST) | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST) | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (MST) | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (PST)

Interested in Presenting an Interest Session in 2019?
Tuesday, October 9, 4-5 p.m. EST
Join Us for a Complimentary Webinar to Learn about the Annual Call for Proposals!

Whether you are an experienced or novice presenter, join members of the learning committee and association staff to learn about NACUFS annual call for proposals process and how to submit an effective proposal. We can’t guarantee that your proposal will be selected for a 2019 conference, but we promise that you will walk away with new knowledge and skills to: identify a topic relevant to your campus dining peers; define your intended audience; craft a simple, yet meaningful, learning objective; describe your strengths; and create a session title that will draw interest in your session. Bonus: Learn how to access NACUFS' new online speaker resources!
Cost: Complimentary

Using Micro-Learning to Improve Student Training
Tuesday, October 23, 4-5 p.m. EST
Learn about creating short, focused training for Millennial and Gen Z audiences!
Traditional training methods alone are not enough to effectively engage Millennial and Gen Z employees who prefer training that is short, focused, content-rich, and utilize technology. During this session, Ronnae Smiley, M.Ed., will introduce participants to micro-learning theory and how to use various web-based and mobile apps to deliver micro-training. By using micro-training techniques in employee training, foodservice operations can develop a more skilled workforce. This is an encore presentation of Ronnae’s 2018 national conference interest session by the same title. Ronnae spent the past 12 years in dining at the University of Michigan and most recently coordinated training for over 2,000 student employees.
Cost: $80 members/$100 non-members

Findings from the Culinary Visions Panel®
Tuesday, November 6, 4-5 p.m. EST
“Today’s consumers have growing expectations that the food industry will continue to feed their desires for healthful, affordable and delicious food choices on demand.” S. Olson
Join Sharon Olson, founding partner of Y-Pulse LLC and executive director of Culinary Visions Panel® to learn about the insights gleaned from over 5,000 consumers who were surveyed about the most promising foods and flavors for the coming year. Sharon will discuss highlights from the Culinary Visions Panel® 2019 Trend Forecast and will provide information on getting your own copy of the panel’s report. Sharon is a regular contributor to NACUFS learning, and we are happy to have her return this fall to share her most recent consumer research findings.
Cost: $80 members/$100 non-members

Webinar dates, times, speakers and topics are subject to change.


When form is completed, FAX your registration form to: (517) 332-8144, attention: Katie Kiter ● E-mail  ● mail to: NACUFS, 1515 Turf Lane, Suite 100, East Lansing, MI 48823

For more information or to submit a topic for future Webinars: 
Contact the NACUFS Education Team by Email or call (517) 332-2494.