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Tri-State Diversity Conference

Feb 16, 2017 through Feb 17, 2017 (All day)
Cincinnati Airport Marriott - Hebron, Kentucky

Breaking Down the Walls: Building Inclusive Communities

The Tri-State Diversity Conference is hosted by four land-grant universities from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. It is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff from Cooperative Extension, research, and academic programs; private and public university representatives; K-12 educators; community outreach leaders; health and social services professionals; employers and supervisors; human resource staff; elected and appointed officials; and all others wanting to expand diversity efforts and increase cultural understanding in their communities and workplaces.

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Conference Goal: Link people and resources together to better integrate diversity into programs, policies, and practices for creating community well-being.

Conference Objectives:

  • Showcase best practices, curriculum models, research, outreach strategies, training methods, and/or success stories for implementing community-based or work-related diversity initiatives in the areas of education, community development, the health field, and the workplace.
  • Identify research needs and questions related to culturally diverse practices.
  • Network and link resources to help integrate diversity into programs, policies, and accepted practices for creating community and workplace well-being.
  • Create space for participants to examine their experience through reflective dialogue sessions.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Derek Greenfield – a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought-leader, dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change. With his dynamic and interactive approach, creative ideas, track record of success and sense of humor, Dr. Greenfield has become a highly requested presenter across the globe.

Capnote Speaker: Colonel Pamela Stevenson – a catalyst for social change, active in local, regional and national organizations. Stevenson is a community engagement consultant for OneWest. She works to “raise the voices of the people” so they can be heard. She is also a member of the American Bar Association (Access to Justice Committee).

Call for Proposals: Proposals for presentations are being invited on best practices, curriculum models, research, professional development training, and success stories for implementing diversity initiatives in a variety of settings as it relates to this year’s theme: “Breaking Down The Walls: Building Inclusive Communities.” The proposals are peer-reviewed and you will be notified by September 1 if your presentation has been selected. See the Call for Proposals for more information.