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2021 Spring Professional Development Day
8:30am – Welcome by President Melissa Luedtke
8:45am – Keynote Speaker Roberto Rivera
Roberto connects positive youth development to equity and equitable community development using culturally sensitive pedagogy. He has spent over twenty years in community-based youth development work around the nation and in Europe. He was once labeled an “at-risk student” with learning disabilities as a teen and overcame those labels to earn a college degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that he created, and a master’s degree in Youth Development from University of Illinois at Chicago. He served as a Research Collaborator for CASEL while completing his pre-doctoral fellowship with the Social and Emotional Learning Research Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Named one of the “Top Young Change Agents in America” by Search for Common Ground Coalition, he strives toward revolutionizing the way organizations, from schools to corporations, can benefit through the use of more equitable practices. Roberto was named 2018 Forward Under 40 Award Recipient by University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work is part of a permanent exhibit in the Illinois Holocaust Museum under their “Upstander” Exhibit, along with other education and civil rights leaders. He is a loving husband and proud father of three boys: Phoenix, Justice, and Lorenzo.
9:45am – Recruitment, Engagement, Retention
Expert panel and small group discussions
Bruce Ouderkirk (UWEC SSS), Sarah Wynn (UW-Stout McNair), Stacy Backus (LTC SSS), Jacob Patzer (FSC UB)
10:45am – WAEOPP General Assembly
12:00pm – Closing remarks
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Friday, April 23, 2021, 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM
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