Power in Diversity Leadership Conference - Multicultural Student Services

2024 Power in Diversity Leadership Conference & Registration

2023 Power in Diversity - Leadership Conference

St. Cloud State University Multicultural Student Services is pleased to announce the 15th annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference (PIDC) that will be held January 25th-27th, 2024. 

Our theme, Inclusive Innovation, will center the transformational impact diversity brings to an organization's creativity, adaptability, responsiveness, prosperity, and of-course, innovation. We invite you to join St. Cloud State University, Student's United, LeadMN, MN State Office of Equity and Inclusion, and MN State institutions to attend this year's conference. 

All PIDC participants will earn a digital Leadership Badge for completion of the Power in Diversity Leadership Conference. The additional featured digital badge, Interpersonal EQ, will teach participants valuable strategies and techniques to demonstrate balanced and self-aware approaches to team building and decision making that will contribute to an organization's success, health, vibrancy and future. Digital badging is a powerful tool to display skills and competencies earned by individuals.

PIDC will offer conference workshops and trainings for attendees to develop the critical skills necessary to engage in numerous types of social justice work, develop their activism, enhance community organizing skills, integrate self-care, and practice personal reflection.

Participants will also expand their network by connecting with local and regional community organizations.

The Career Center and the School of Graduate Studies are proud to collaborate with the Power in Diversity Leadership Conference to offer the Diversity Job and Internship Fair and Graduate School Fair on Friday, January 26th from 1 to 4 p.m. These events are an excellent avenue for all students, whether attending the conference or not, to explore post graduate education and employment options, whether looking to apply for graduate school, internships, part-time or full-time jobs or make connections for the future.

We are excited to introduce Granite Partners to conference participants. Granite Partners, along with the Granite Companies, is the premier sponsor of the Power in Diversity Leadership Conference and the Diversity Job & Internship Fair. Granite Partners is a private investment and holding company founded in 2002 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with a mission to grow companies and create value for all stakeholders. With locations throughout Minnesota and beyond, the Granite Companies are earnestly seeking diversity, inspiring talent, and fostering wellbeing; their teams are eager to engage with MN State institutions and students. 

Register to Attend

Registration and additional conference details coming soon.

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