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Professional Development Conference (PDC)

May 31, 2018 - June 2, 2018


Our annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) will be held May 31-June 2, 2018 at the Downtown Kansas City Marriott. The days will be filled with learning and information sharing. Based on recommendations from the Cultural Competency and Diversity Topic Group formed at AMI 2018, Campus Directors are invited to take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and receive your results during a personal coaching session at PDC (details to follow shortly). Jennifer Wade-Berg, Campus Director at Kennesaw State University, will provide the coaching and present more information about the IDI.  We will also have sessions on marketing your Alliance program, enhancing curriculum related to the cultural competency and diversity curriculum, and community-higher education engagement. Lunch on June 1 will be with the Alliance board of directors.  The complete draft schedule is below. We hope you will join us for a very special celebration at our 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2.

Questions? Please contact Dorothy Norris-Tirrell.


(Draft:  Please let me know your questions & comments)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 (Alliance Office – 1801 Main St. Second Floor) 
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. IDI Coaching sessions — to be scheduled
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Alliance office tours
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking/Informal lunch on Thursday (Progressive lunch with various staff/departments)
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Workshops

  • Program Marketing and recruitment
  • Salesforce training
  • New campus director orientation
6:00 p.m. Campus Directors Dinner
Friday, June 1, 2018 (Marriott Downtown)
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast/AMI 2019 Presentation
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Alliance updates and announcements
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Errol Copilevitz – The New Tax Law and Nonprofit Organizations
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and State of the Alliance (with Alliance Board)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Jennifer Wade-Berg, IDI presentation and breakout groups
5:30 p.m. Dinner on your own (Recommendations provided)
Saturday, June 2, 2018 (Marriott Downtown)
8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
9: 00 a.m. The Community Engaged University – Panel and breakout groups
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and ANE Business meeting/Board meeting report
6:00 p.m. 70th Anniversary Gala

Purchase tickets here.

Meeting & Accommodations:

Marriott Downtown Kansas City
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Front desk: (816) 421-6800
Reservations: click here
Room block: $189 per night


May 31, 2018
June 2, 2018
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