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Third Annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Celebrating Differences While Creating Community

Friday, October 28, 2011

Special Conference Guests

The 2011 conference welcomed the following keynote speakers and guests:

  • Dr. John Perkins, the founder and president of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development, Inc., and the father of modern Christian community development practices.

    Dr. Perkins and his wife, Vera Mae, established the Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in 1983 to advance the principles of Christian community development and racial reconciliation throughout the world. He is the "founding father" of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), a network of more than 700 organizations worldwide, with organizational headquarters in Chicago. He and his family now run the Foundation for Reconciliation and Development from Jackson, Miss., where, for the past 12 years, they have been dedicated to helping the West Jackson community reflect the Kingdom of God through the families and children of the neighborhood.

    Dr. Perkins is a popular and inspirational speaker and the author of several books, including Let Justice Roll Down and Follow Me to Freedom: Leading As an Ordinary Radical.

  • Rev. Karen Mosby-Avery, Pastor of Pastoral Care and Administration at Second Baptist Church in Evanston, Ill., and formerly was the Director of Contextual Education at Chicago Theological Seminary

    Rev. Karen Mosby-Avery has wide-ranging experience in developing young leaders for ministry in the church, their communities, and the world. She has served not only in congregational ministry, but as the Director of Contextual Education at Chicago Theological Seminary, where she worked with Master of Divinity students, connecting them with practical training experiences.

  • Performing groups  from Ashland University, Taylor University, Northwestern College, and North Park's own Gospel Ensemble

Presentations and Workshops

  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Identity Development
  • Key Characteristics of Effective Leadership
  • Leadership Challenges and Practices
  • What is Inclusive and Multicultural Leadership?
  • Fostering a Diverse Campus Community
  • Grown-ups Can Have Fun, Too: Leading Ice-breaker Games to Connect People
  • Diverse Experiences for Career Development and Leadership
  • The 5 Love Languages of Diversity and Multiculturalism
  • Lead On! Effectively Leading a Small Group
  • M.I.S.S.I.O.N. POSSIBLE: Making Diversity Initiatives a Reality on Your Campus
  • Group Dynamics: Helping Groups to Work Effectively
  • Dynamics of Effective Problem Solving
  • The Legacy of Effective Leadership: Cross Cultural Community
  • Fostering Christian-Muslim Relationships Through the Use of a Psychoeducational Film
  • Faith in Leadership
  • Socially Responsible Leadership
  • Leading Multicultural Teams
  • Essentials for Effective Cross Cultural Communication
  • Increasing and Retaining Diverse Members Within Your Organization
  • Creating Community Through Multicultural/Multilingual Music
  • D.A.R.R.L.I.N.G. (Dating Across Racial/Radical Lines and InterNational Groups)
  • The Basics of Using Social Media to Share Ideas and Bring People Together
  • Developing Students for 21st Century Leadership
  • I Don't Have Time! Strategies for Balancing Leadership and Academics
  • Creating Covenant Communities of Reconciliation on Campus

Check out the schedule from the 2011 Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

Next Steps

Make your plans now to join us for the 2012 Student Diversity Leadership Conference in October!

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