Falling Forward: Shifting Paradigm for Success

AVC Alex Najera


In this session, the speaker will share his journey through the stages of burnout and the lessons he has learned along the way about the causes of that condition, the tools he needed to overcome them, and the way this experience transformed his approach to work, family, and importance of self-care and grace.


Track:  Self Care/Mental Wellness



Alex is a proud father of seven children and long-time resident of the Inland Empire. He has an extensive professional network across the region serving on several advisory boards and as adjunct instructor at several institutions. Through his focus on servant leadership, he aspires to make every interaction with others an opportunity to build a shared sense of purpose and belonging. He is proud to be Salvadorian immigrant, a first-generation high school graduate, first generation college-graduate and a public servant.



The UCR Staff Conference is a two-day event created by and for UC Riverside staff, co-hosted by UCR Staff AssemblyLeaders of Excellence and Distinction (LEAD), and Human Resources Employee and Organizational Development.


Our 2023 event will include three official tracks: driving your career forwardself care / mental wellness; and creating & nurturing a culture of respect.


The conference will take place virtually on Crowdcast on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29, 2023.


View the full schedule here, and register here.

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