We are excited to announce that there will be three Professional Development Opportunities available to attendees of the 2017 Colloquium!
"Performance, Image & Exposure (PIE): A Personal Branding Conversation with Dr. Damon A. Williams" 
Led by Damon A. Williams
Williams will discuss his unique career pathway as a leader, scholar, and educator working in the higher education, corporate, and non-profit sectors. As a generational leader, his desire to achieve meaningful change has enabled him to engage at all levels of #strategicdiversityleadership by establishing 8 and 9 figure infrastructures and initiatives; working with more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Fortune 100, and non-profit organizations driving impact for millions of diverse youth; and contributing trailblazing scholarship for leaders everywhere. In this session, he will discuss his career dealing with complicated social issues, and key principles from his leadership manifesto: “More.” The session will specifically discuss the importance of performance, image, and exposure; and the unique lessons of leadership that have powered his life of purpose, passion, and innovation.
"Fueling the Fire: Securing Grant Funding to Ignite Your Research"
Led by Brian Burt, Iowa State University 
Christopher Jett, University of West Georgia
Ebony McGee, Vanderbilt University
Christopher Wright, Drexel University
James Moore III, The Ohio State University
This session will discuss how to secure financial resources, such as grants, to generate a strong research agenda. Research funding allows scholars to effectively test new innovations and disseminate their work. However, the process of applying for grants can be daunting. Questions that may arise include: Where do I apply? What is the process? How do I make my work stand out? Is my work competitive enough? This session will discuss all of these questions and provide resources and assistance to attendees.
"Bermuda's Boys of Color: Social and Emotional Development and Cultural Competence Perspective: A New Framework for Bermuda Schools"
Led by Llewellyn Simmons, Director of Curriculum at Bermuda Government
Richard Majors, University of Colorado-Colorado
Kimberly Arnold, Professional School Counselor at Audacia Educational Resettlement Works

Bermuda’s boys of color disproportionately have lower school performance rates and higher school suspension and drop-out rates. Young people who struggle in school often lack the social and emotional skills needed to succeed academically, deal with anger, make sound choices, handle challenging situations constructively, negotiate successfully, and manage behaviors that prevent them from being suspended or expelled from school. Participants attending this session will learn how Bermuda is in the process of reaching its boys of color who are affected by trauma, gun violence, low self-esteem, academic despair, and colonization through cultural competencies. 

For registration information, please see our Registration Page. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Colloquium, please see the Sponsor Page. To book a discounted Colloquium hotel rate, visit the Hotel Booking Page


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