Power in Diversity Leadership Conference - Multicultural Student Services

Workshop Proposal (RFP)

Inspired by the recent Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, our conference theme is Believe in Something. Keynotes and workshops will focus on emergent strategies of advocacy, dialogue around beliefs and sacrifice, current social and political events, social justice and activism.

We are witnessing extraordinary national political developments, international events and humanitarian concerns, and powerful social movements. As leaders in our communities, how do we support one another? How do we continue to develop our skills? What does self-care look like during these challenging times? What resources are available? Successful workshop proposals will address these questions and topics in relation to the theme. 

Proposal deadline: Dec. 14

St. Cloud State and partnering institutions will host the 10th Annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference, Jan. 24-26, 2019.

Attendees are college students from institutions in the Minnesota State and colleges from the region.

Students, faculty, staff and professionals are encouraged to develop workshops for college students in the spirit of the conference theme, “Believe in Something.

Target audience: College students of diverse backgrounds.

Workshops are selected based on their integration of the conference theme, relevance to the tracks identified below, and how the workshop connects to college students from across the region. Allow for 60 minutes followed by 15 minutes for questions.

  • Workshop presenters are not compensated
  • Workshop presenters are encouraged to supply their own evaluations

Proposals should be developed for college students from the region and should address these tracks:

  • Leadership Development: Learning to motivate others, helping others to be successful, how to be a solution manager, skills and tools to become a more effective leader.
  • Emergent Strategies of Activism: Dialogue around beliefs and sacrifice, addressing topics across the spectrum of diversity including multicultural issues, LGBTQ issues, community building and political issues. 
  • Current social and political events, social justice and activism.
  • Professional Development: Internships, the value and benefits of having a mentor, career planning, choosing a graduate school and program, financing your education, budgeting and building your personal financial portfolio.

Thank you for your interest in presenting a workshop for the 2019 Power in Diversity Leadership Conference.

Questions? Email Angie Witte alwitte@stcloudstate.edu or call her at 320-308-3950.

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