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Adult and Student Workshops

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ADULT WORKSHOP

What You Need To Know About Evaluating Your Program and Measuring Success

Location: Professional Sciences Center; Room 212

Overview: Three leading program administrators provide insights on the required components of successful program evaluation, from the perspective of a program administrator, a research/assessment expert, and a foundation official. Learn the nuts and bolts: from what types of data should be collected, to what makes a winning evaluation plan!

Moderator: Sharon R. Duhart, Research Assistant, University System of Georgia's AAMI, and Instructor, Atlanta Metropolitan College

Presenters:
  • Atiba Mbiwan, Associate Director, Zeist Foundation;
  • Loren Harris, Founder, Thinking Man Consulting;
  • Dr. Shaun Harper, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ADULT WORKSHOP

Strategies for Developing and Sustaining an African-American Male Program on a College Campus

Location: Professional Sciences Center; Room 238

Overview: Sustaining an African-American male educational program on a college campus requires dedicated personnel, consistent funding, willing students, passion, and commitment. Hear from three USG AAMI program directors how they have established, expanded, and reshaped their respective programs.

Moderator: Dr. David Smith Jr., Assistant Director African-American Student Services and Programs, Georgia State University

Presenters:
  • Nicole Phillips, Associate Director, Student Development and Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Retention Services, Kennesaw State University
  • Dr. J. Yvette Gardner, Assistant Professor of Biology and Co-Chairperson, AAMI, Clayton State University
  • Dr. Georj L. Lewis, Dean of Students, Georgia Southern University
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. STUDENT WORKSHOP

Going Global: The World Beyond Your Neighborhood

Location: Jones Building; Room 102

Overview: Career success increasingly requires cultural and global awareness, skills that are often developed through international exchange and exposure. Hear from a top administrator and an MBA graduate how they have successfully navigated in the international arena -- and why they strongly encourage students to pursue a study-abroad experience.

Moderator: Dr. Gary McGaha, President, Atlanta Metropolitan College

Presenters:
  • Dr. Barry Morris, Vice Provost for Global Engagement & Strategic Initiatives, Kennesaw State University
  • Julien Saunders, Hotel Operations Consultant, Intercontinental Hotel Groups
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. STUDENT WORKSHOP

Cultivating a Passion for Success: From Dreams to Reality

Location: Learning Support Auditorium

Overview: Led by one of the nation's most passionate motivational speakers, this exciting session will examine the challenges that African-American males confront in their daily lives. Attendees also will learn proven strategies for personal development and success, and how to join the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) - a national organization with more than 160 collegiate and high school chapters across 30 states.

Presenter: Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, President and Founder, Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)

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