Workshop Proposal Submission


Volunteer to Lead a Workshop Session

Are you an educator or administrator implementing a best practice for college and career readiness ? Are you an faculty member or adviser at a postsecondary institution implementing policies and procedures that prepare ALL students for success after high school? Are you a business professional eager to prepare the next generation of innovative leaders? 

We are now accepting workshop applications for the Heartland College and Career Roundtable on October 18, 2019. Presenters will lead a 60-minute workshop session on a topic that addresses the work being done to develop college and career ready leaders. Sign up using the link below.

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Morning Keynote - dr. Marco Barker


Meet Dr. Barker!

 Marco Barker has served as the inaugural vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion since April 1, 2019, and holds an appointment as associate professor of practice in education administration.

Barker previously served in diversity leadership roles at Westminster College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University. In his most recent position at Westminster College, Barker was the inaugural associate vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and the college's chief diversity officer. During his time at the Utah college, he created an infrastructure for one of the state's most diverse institutions of higher education.

Barker leads the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which shapes the policies, protocols and practices needed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across the university. He works toward fostering an inclusive, equitable and welcoming campus by collaborating with campus partners, allies and the local community.

Barker’s research and publications on higher education address doctoral and graduate education, cross-race mentoring and advising relationships, diversity, and leadership in higher education and often utilizes critical race theory and double consciousness as frameworks.

Barker is a certified qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory. He earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas, Master of Business Administration from Webster University and doctoral degree in educational leadership and research from Louisiana State University. 

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“Trans”-itioning into College: Navigating the Postsecondary Experience

Ric Tennenbaum – Queer Campus Coalition Coordinator, Iowa Safe Schools

Unique challenges exist for LGBTQ students as they navigate through their college and postsecondary training experiences. In this session, participants will learn how to best prepare students as they consider their postsecondary goals, and they will be able to get resources from an expert in the field.

More Workshops to Come!

We have other workshop sessions in development, including Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, Barriers in Success for Community College Students, Challenges in the Transition from College to the Workplace, and MORE! 

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College and Career Leadership Panel

At the Heartland College and Career Roundtable,  we are bringing together a panel of education and business leaders together to discuss how we can best prepare our future leaders and innovators! 

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