ACTC Cosponsors Tri-State Diversity Conference

The 1st Annual Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion will take place Friday, Sept. 5, from 8:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. at Ohio University Southern, in Ironton, OH.

Ashland Community and Technical College and seven other higher education institutions are cosponsoring the conference to promote a community dialogue about equity, opportunity and diversity.

Educators, college and high school students, counselors and area residents are invited to the conference on “Reinventing Diversity.” Participants will learn about innovative practices that encourage individuals and organizations to build a productive and collaborative work environment in which all people are included.

Keynote speaker Howard Ross is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Cook Ross, Inc., a diversity and cultural competency consulting and training firm.  The conference includes eight concurrent sessions on diversity topics and a panel discussion.

Conference cosponsors are Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling, Marshall University, Marshall University’s School of Pharmacy, Morehead State University, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Ohio University, Ohio University Southern and Shawnee State University.

The conference fee is $35 per person or $15 for secondary and pot-secondary students.  The fee includes continental breakfast, luncheon and a Certificate of Cultural Competency. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and university credits are available for additional fees.

Register online at: www.tristatediversityandinclusion.com.  For more information, contact Conference Chair Robert Pleasant, Director of Enrollment & Student Services/Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion at Ohio University Southern, email: pleasantr@ohio.edu.