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 Tri-State College and Career Roundtable on October 11, 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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workshop Sessions


“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.

Eliminating Self-Created Barriers by Improving Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Gina Burkart  - Learning Specialist, Clarke University

Often times, we really are our own worst enemies. It turns out that the story of the Little Engine who knew he could really is true. Our thought processes impact our behaviors, relationships and success. This session will discuss recent research regarding emotional intelligence and grit, as well as demonstrate strategies for improving emotional intelligence.  

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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Lunch Panel - The Leadership Panel

We are bringing together a panel of education and business leaders together to discuss how we can best prepare our future leaders and innovators!

Thom Chesney - Clarke University

Dr. Thom D. Chesney was named the 16th president of Clarke University on Feb. 26, 2019. An accomplished leader, educator, and community volunteer, Dr. Chesney came to Clarke from Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas (TX) Community College System. Dr. Chesney served as president of Brookhaven from 2011-2019. During his tenure as president, he worked to provide transformative educational programs, learning opportunities, and lifetime experiences to students. Among his accomplishments at Brookhaven are the stewardship of a strategic plan that drove increased student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, as well as public/private partnerships, international engagement, faculty and staff development, and resources. In addition, he oversaw the creation of 19 early college high schools within the Dallas Independent School district over a period of two years and crafted degree-pathway agreements with more than 12 public and private institutions of higher education to provide Brookhaven students with ways to minimize credits taken and debt incurred.

Kristin Dietzel - Greater Dubuque Development Crop.

As the Vice President of Workforce Solutions, Kristin Dietzel is in charge of the Greater Dubuque Development workforce solution programs. This includes working closely with local human resource representatives and our local institutions of higher education to promote  AccessDubuqueJobs.com, the number one resource for posting and searching local career opportunities.  

Angela Udelhofen - University of Wisconsin Platteville

Angela Udelhofen was appointed Assistant Chancellor for Admission and Enrollment Services in 2011. Prior to that appointment, she served as director of Admission and Enrollment Services at UW-Platteville since 2003. Udelhofen earned both her undergraduate degree in broadcast communications and master’s degree in agricultural industries and economics from UW-Platteville. She became Vice Chancellor of the newly-created division of Enrollment and Student Success on July 1, 2016.