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Robert Pleasant
740.533.4600

pleasanr@ohio.edu

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© 2020 Ohio University

Call for Proposals

We are calling for all education, social work, social service agencies, state and local government, judiciary, health care, and business and industry practitioners to submit proposals sharing experiences and best practices through thought-provoking presentations, interactive demonstrations, and engaging conversations.

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All sessions should be designed to be 60 minutes in length with an additional 15 minutes provided for a question and answer period.

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/ Audience Experience Level

Presentations should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning outcomes of this conference. If presentation focus is more appropriate for corporate, social agency, and/or higher education, it should be clearly identified as such.

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/  Presentation Scope

Conference participants include high school and college students as well as entry to senior level professionals from across the spectrum of organizations and institutions. Presentations should indicate if they are best suited for secondary students, post-secondary students, professionals, or are appropriate for all levels of experience.

  • Proposals should supplement and enhance the conference theme.

  • The Planning Committee welcomes proposals related to any dimension of diversity including, but not limited to:

    • Defining diversity and inclusion

    • Building inclusive communities

    • Addressing other aspects of diversity: religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, conscious/unconscious bias, multiculturalism, veterans, Appalachian culture, poverty, mental health, foster care, gender, and access to higher education.

    • Strategies for engaging the campus and the larger community in diversity education.

    • Managing controversial issues on campus or in the workplace.

  • Proposals may be papers, presentations, workshops, performances, or other creative modes of promoting the education and acceptance of diversity and inclusion.

  • Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups of students, faculty, staff and community members.

  • Be complete (Typed and limited to 300 words; include the following sections: Title, Target Audience, Session Synopsis/Abstract, Objectives/Outcome, Method of Presentation {i.e. discussion, power point, activity, etc.} and Equipment Needs).

  • Include the presenter(s) name, job title, institution/organizational affiliation, complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and biographical information (limit biographical information to 500 words).

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/  Presentation Policy

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:    Presenters are responsible for providing all handouts to attendees and their own travel expenses.  Presenters are also responsible for providing an electronic copy of their presentation to the Planning Committee one week prior to the event. This electronic copy will be posted to the event website and may be downloaded by others.  Presenters should indicate any audiovisual equipment needs with their proposal. The Planning Committee will not be able to honor onsite requests the day of the conference.

Additional Materials:   Presenters selected will be expected to cooperate with the continuing education guidelines of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling and/or the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors as required by the Planning Committee.

Proposals for the 2020 Tri-State Conference on Diversity & Inclusion are now being accepted.  The Conference will be held September 25, 2020 at Ohio University Southern and is being chaired by the Ohio University Southern Associate Director of Student Services.  The 2020 conference theme is Dimensions of Diversity: The Impact of Visible and Invisible Identities.  All workshops should be centered on the central theme of diversity and inclusion.  Information on past workshops can be found at www.tristatediversityandinclusion.com.  The review of proposals will begin May 1, 2020.
                                     

Proposal Criteria
 

The Planning Committee welcomes proposals related to any dimension of diversity including, but not limited to:
 

  • Defining diversity and inclusion
     

  • Building inclusive communities
     

  • Addressing other aspects of diversity: religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, conscious/unconscious bias, multiculturalism, gender, Appalachian culture, poverty, mental health, foster care, veterans, and access to higher education.
     

  • Strategies on engaging the campus and larger community in diversity education
     

  • Managing controversial issues on campus, in the classroom, or in the workplace
     

Proposals should supplement and enhance the conference theme. Proposals may be papers, presentations, workshops, performances, or other creative modes of promoting the education and acceptance of diversity and inclusion.

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/  Submission Requirements

Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups composed of students, faculty, staff, and community members.  All proposals must be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, and limited to 300 words.  Complete proposals will contain the following presenter information:

  • Clear identification of the lead presenter who will serve as the contact person

  • Presenter(s) name(s)

  • Job title

  • Institution/organizational affiliation

  • Complete mailing address

  • Telephone number

  • E-mail address

  • Biographical sketch (500 words or less)

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/  Proposal Submission

Submission for the 2020 Tri-State Conference on Diversity & Inclusion

Email proposals to: 

Dr. Linda Koenig

Director of Counseling & Health Services

Shawnee State University

lkoenig@shawnee.edu

Questions? 
Mr. Robert Pleasant

2020 Conference Committee Chairperson

Associate Director, Student Resource Commons

Ohio University Southern
740.533.4608

pleasanr@ohio.edu

 

*It is strongly suggested that you place the above email address in your contact/whitelist to prevent bounce-backs as notification will be made in email. 

Complete proposals will contain the following session information 

  • Audience Experience Level

  • Presentation Scope

  • Session Synopsis/Abstract

  • Method of Presentation (i.e. discussion, power point, activity, etc.)

  • Audiovisual Equipment Need

     

Partnering Institutions
 

Ashland Community & Technical College

Marshall University

Ohio University Southern

Morehead State University

Mountwest Community & Technical College

Shawnee State University

University of RIO Grande