Diversity Conference

Based on CDC advice that gatherings of 250 people or more be limited, IHCC is postponing the Diversity Conference that was scheduled for March 27, 2020. 

Please join us for the 16th Annual Indian Hills Diversity Conference on Friday, October 23, 2020, 9:00AM - 3:30PM on the Indian Hills Community College Main Campus (Ottumwa).
 

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   Keynote Speakers     Schedule    
 Session Summaries   Certificate of Attendance
  Sponsors         Contact Us            

 

Redefining Diversity

Diversity is a term that many people only associate with race and gender; however, it goes far beyond that. The concept of diversity itself represents a broad range of characteristics that can include, but are not limited to: age, race, creed, color, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, lifestyle, background, intellect, language, political views, and socio–economic status.

The diverse world that we live in today encompasses a wide range of cultures, ethnicities, values, and beliefs — which makes each and every individual unique. Understanding the definition of diversity allows people to recognize their own individual differences, and thus explore these differences in a positive and enlightening way. By doing this, we can welcome and celebrate these dimensions of diversity that each individual represents.

 

Online Registration:

If you would like to register to attend this year's annual Diversity Conference, please click the register link below. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, as there will be limited seating in the auditorium. We cannot guarantee seating in the auditorium for walk-in registrants.

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Registration Rates:
(Lunch is included with all registrations.)

Early Bird Registration: $30.00 
Regular College Student Registration: $10

Regular Registration: $40.00 
Regular College Student Registration: $10

The Regular Rate ends on October 19, 2020.

Late Registration: $45.00 
Late College Student Registration: $10

The Late Registration Rate: October 19-23, 2020 at 3:30 P.M.

High School Students: Always FREE
(However, please note that you still need to complete registration, even if you are a high-school student.)

Note: If you register for the Diversity Conference at a student rate, you must present a current Student I.D. at the check-in table on the day of the event.

 

Location:

Indian Hills Community College, Main Campus (Ottumwa)
Keynote Presentations: St. John Auditorium
Breakout Sessions: Efner Hall, Arts & Sciences Building

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Earn IHCC college credit by attending the Diversity Conference!

Are you interested in receiving IHCC college credit by attending the Diversity Conference?

If so, please read more by clicking the button below. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact us for more information.

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Keynote Speakers:

Opening Keynote


Christian Picciolini - Author of "White American Youth," Founder of Free Radicals Project & Counter Extremism Expert, Former Extremist

ChristianChristian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, & a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement during his youth in the 1980s & 90s, he began the process rebuilding his life. Christian went on to earn a degree in international relations from DePaul University & launched Goldmill Group, a counter extremism consulting & digital media firm. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for producing an anti-hate advertising campaign aimed at helping people disengage from extremism. Christian’s life has been re-dedicated to helping others overcome their hate, & teaching all who are willing to learn through empathy & compassion.

 

Afternoon Keynote

 
Liz Nead - You Can't Say THAT! Strategies to Master Diversity in a New Decade

Liz NeadLiz Nead is an adventure speaker, most recently climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and flipping 300-pound tires in the Iowa Strongman Games. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has authored several best selling books - The 1440 Principle, Curry Up, The 180 Life, and 20 Beautiful Women. Her work has been ranked in BuzzFeed and reviewed by the Huffington Post. She is a skilled story-teller and teacher, creating powerful personal development and team building strategies. She balances her career with a busy family life, raising seven kids in a blended family with her husband, a retired
Army Major. 

 

 

Diversity Conference Schedule:

Check In & Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. St. John Auditorium
Opening Keynote Speaker 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. St. John Auditorium
Breakout Sessions I 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Varies/See Below
Lunch 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.  
Breakout Sessions II 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Varies/See Below
Closing Keynote Speaker 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. St. John Auditorium
 
Breakout Session Summaries:

Please see below for a listing of Breakout Sessions that will be available at the 2020 Diversity Conference.

Opening Keynote Speaker: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location Speaker Session Title
St. John Auditorium Christian Piccolini Author of "White American Youth," Founder of Free Radicals Project & Counter Extremism Expert, Former Extremist

 

Session I: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location Speaker Session Title
     
Room 116 Kevin Gannon Inclusive Pedagogy from Theory to Practice
Room 117 A&B Joy  Fopma Sex Trafficking - The Issue and the Hope
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 118 Kayla Powell, Barb Hanson, and Emma Kain For Maximum Impact: Let the Youth Lead
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 121 Max Mowitz LGBTQ 101
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 122 Michael Warneke Education & Poverty - Creating Lasting Change in the Developing World
Room 123 Diana Kendros Compassionate Listening Workshop - Learn to Listen with Intention
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Qualifies for 1 Contact Hour approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12
Room 124 Ruben Neff First Offenders Program and Providing Diversion Programs
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 218 & 219 Carol Ryon & Beverly Bethune Passage - A Refugee Simulation
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
St. John Auditorium Christian Picciolini Breaking Hate: How do I do it?

 

Session 2: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Speaker Session Title
     
Room 116 Kevin Gannon The Revenge of History: Race & Policy in the US
Room 117 A&B Joy Fopma Sex Trafficking - The Issue and the Hope
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 118 Kayla Powell, Barb Hanson, and Emma Kain For Maximum Impact: Let the Youth Lead
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 121 Rich Kennedy Significant Barriers for Soldiers Returning Home
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 122 Michael Warneke Confronting the Gender Gap: The Impact of Gender Bias in Developing Countries
Room 123 Diana Kendros Compassionate Listening Workshop - Learn to Listen with Intention
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Qualifies for 1 Contact Hour approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12

Room 124 Rueben Neff First Offenders Program and Providing Diversion Programs
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 218 & 219 Carol Ryon & Beverly Bethune Passage - A Refugee Simulation
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Room 125 Laci Morrissey, LMHC Mental Health and Diversity: Considerations and Implications for both providers and the community
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education
Qualifies for 1 Contact Hour approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12

 

Closing Keynote Speaker: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Speaker Session Title
St. John Auditorium Liz Nead You Can't Say THAT! Strategies to Master Diversity in a New Decade
Qualifies for 1 CEH Social Work Continuing Education

 

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Diversity Conference Certificate of Attendance:

To receive a certification of attendance, please complete the Diversity Conference Certificate of Attendance Form after the conference, indicating which sessions you attended.

Request a Certificate of Attendance

 

Diversity Conference Certificate of Attendance:

Nursing Continuing Education has been approved by Indian Hills, Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12, for select sessions. Please refer to the Session Section Summaries for which sessions these are.

Social Work Continuing Education:

Although it is the licensees’ responsibility to determine if the continuing education programs they attend meet the requirements of their professional licensure board, as a courtesy, IHCC lists contact hours for professions which we feel the class may meet continuing education requirements for. Please refer to the Session Summaries section for specific sessions we feel meet Continuing Education requirements for Social Work.

Social Work & Nursing Continuing Education:

To receive Continuing Education, participants will need to:

  1. Sign each session’s attendance sheet on the day of the conference;
  2. After conference request a Continuing Education Certificate by using the request form
  3. Pay the $10 Continuing Education certificate fee.

A certificate will be issued upon verification that the registration & session attendance sheets you signed were for qualifying Continuing Education sessions. You will be emailed the certificate and session Continuing Education flyers.

Social Work & Nursing Continuing Education
 

Sponsors:

The 16th Annual Indian Hills Diversity Conference was sponsored, in part, by:

 

Ottumwa Legacy Foundation
Ottumwa Legacy Foundation 

 

Iowa Department of Education
Iowa Department of Education

 

Indian Hills Community College
Indian Hills Community College

 

AEA
Great Prairie AEA

 

Community 1st Credit Union

Community 1st Credit Union

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Contact:

Kristen McMains, Coordinator, Academic Support Services
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5270 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5270
Email: [email protected]