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Virtual Economic Inclusion Summit

Oct8

Date:
Thursday, October 08, 2020

Time:
1:00pm–3:00pm

Location:
Live - Online

Grow Cedar Valley and the University of Northern Iowa is excited to announce the 2020 Economic Inclusion Conference: Engage, Empower & Act.

The conference will be Oct. 8th & 9th  in a two-day virtual event. The first day will include a two-hour session with speakers, breakouts, and content that is open to all. The second day will feature a partial day conference featuring talented and engaging speakers. 

Registration

Cost: $50

Register online for the Economic Inclusion Summit

Agenda

October 8, 2020

1:00pm – Introduction

1:20pm – Let's Be Honest - Video Response Panel

2:15pm – Break

2:20pm – Let's Be Honest: The Challenge of Leading

Panelists

  • Dr. Kingsley Botchway II, Chief Officer of Human Resources and Equity, Waterloo Community School District
  • Dr. Jim Wohlpart, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Northern Iowa
  • Dr. Todd Holcomb, President, Hawkeye Community College
  • Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, Director, Black Hawk County Health Department

October 9, 2020

8:05am – Kick-Off Address - Economic Inclusion Overview

  • Sharina Sallis, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Will Frost, Director of Talent Development, Grow Cedar Valley

8:30am – Let's Be Honest...An Emergency of Urgency

  • Cary Darrah, President & CEO, Grow Cedar Valley
  • Rob Green, Mayor of Cedar Falls, IA
  • Quentin Hart, Mayor of Waterloo, IA
  • Dr. Todd Holcomb, President, Hawkeye Community College
  • Dr. Mark Nook, President, University of Northern Iowa
  • Kyle Roed, Human Resources Director, CPM Roskamp

8:55am – Break

9:00am – Keynote

  • Rick Coleman, Sports Director, KWWL
  • Kevin Warren, Commissioner, Big Ten
  • Dr. Mark Nook, President, University of Northern Iowa

9:55am – Break

10:00am – Let's Be Honest EE&A Training Sessions (Engage, Empower & Act) for Your Organization

  • Healthcare Disparities in COVID-19 - Impact on Your Organization
    • Moderator: Rob Green, Mayor of Cedar Falls, IA
    • Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, Director, Black Hawk County Health Department
  • Black Lives Matter - Activism in Action
    • Moderator: Jamie Chidozie
    • Joyce Levingston
    • Stacey Walker
    • Anthony Arrington
  • Benefits of Being Proactive: Intentional Embracing of LGBTQ Issues, Individuals & Interests
    • Moderator: James Hoelscher, Program Manager, University of Northern Iowa Institute for Decision Making
    • Dr. Dwight Eisenman
    • Gina Weekley, Waterloo Community Schools
    • Chris Schwartz, Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors

11:00am – Let's Be Honest EE&A Training Sessions (Engage, Empower & Act) for Your Organization Cont.

  • Lawyer Up? Legality of Diversity
    • Moderator: Felicia Smith-Nalls, City of Waterloo, IA
  • E3 - Ensuring Economic Equity
    • Moderator: Joy Briscoe, Waterloo Community School District
    • Robert Smith
  • Colored Lens of White Privilege
    • Moderator - Tara Thomas, Communications Director, Waterloo Community School District
    • Lisa Speicher Munoz
    • Kathy Kratchmer
    • Annette Duncan
    • Susan Hill
    • Brittany Flokstra

12:00pm – Let's Be Honest EE&A Training Sessions (Engage, Empower & Act) for Your Organization Cont.

  • Workforce Strategies: Can You See Me? I have a disABILITY!
    • TeriLynn Jorgensen
    • Emmanual Smith, Disability Rights Iowa
  • Workforce Strategies: Just Cedar Valley Nice? Good to Great...Welcoming Immigrants & Refugees
    • Moderator: Tavis Hall, Executive Director, Experience Waterloo
  • KEEPING YOUR HEAD: Prioritizing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Midst of a Crisis
    • Moderator: Sharina Sallis, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, CUNA Mutual Group
    • Jamie Chidozie
    • Rhonda McRina, Hawkeye Community College
    • Corye Johnson
    • Timi Brown-Powers

12:50pm – Break

1:00pm – Choose Your Plenary Lab: Engage, Empower & Act Under the Microscope

  • Hmm.. So you have a Diversity plan... now what?
  • IMPACTED: Racial Trauma/Mental Health
    • Shantila Caston
    • Melissa Payne

1:50pm – Wrap Up

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