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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)

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ADULT WORKSHOP

Helping Students Cultivate a Passion for Success

Location: Professional Sciences Center; Room 238

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)

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ADULT WORKSHOP

2010 Census of Male-Focused Programs: A Snapshot of Programs and Organizations Supporting American Males

Location: Jones Building, Room 102

Overview: Over an eight-week period last year, Loren Harris took on the monumental task of surveying the national landscape of programs focused on improving the condition of American males. With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this former foundation program officer collected voluntarily submitted data from over 300 organizations throughout the United States. Mr. Harris has used the data he collected to compile a resourceful database and to author a compelling report regarding the challenges and achievements of male-focused organizations and their efforts, and the important work that remains. Learn where your AAMI project fits into this critical nation-wide agenda.

Presenter: Loren Harris, Founder, Thinking Man Consulting

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. STUDENT WORKSHOP

I Am Man!

Location: Learning Support Auditorium

Overview: Maturing into a successful man in today's society oftentimes requires navigating some very rough waters. This accomplished and committed educator will share inside tips on how to achieve success, from bringing your "A" game (the right Attitude) to knowing how to "dress to impress," to working effectively with those who can grant or deny you "major opportunities." Come learn what they don't tell you in school!

Presenter: Dr. Joshua Murfree, Superintendent, Dougherty County (Ga.) Schools

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. STUDENT WORKSHOP

Create the Career You Really Want Through Student Leadership, Internships, and Graduate School

Location: Professional Sciences Center; Room 212

Overview: Securing a professional position in today's job market is becoming increasingly competitive. How do you ensure that your resume will stand out among the competition? Get a head start by learning the inside tips on how to secure leadership roles on campus, internships, and the value of attending graduate school from three experts who have done exactly that and will share their insights.

Moderator: Rickie Watters, AAMI Student, Brother 2 Brother, Georgia Highlands

Presenters:
  • Julien Saunders, Hotel Operations Consultant, Intercontinental Hotel Groups
  • Mashaun Simon, Master of Divinity Candidate, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Darius Robinson, Former Vice President, Student Government Association and Alumnus, Kennesaw State University
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ADULT WORKSHOP

Building A Best-Practice AAMI Program

Location: Professional Sciences Center; Rooms 211 and 212

Overview: Educators at Georgia Highlands College have shaped an award-winning, best-practice AAMI program, which has a robust enrollment of highly engaged students. How did GHC's officials quickly create a multi-campus, multi-faceted program that so strongly resonates with the young men they serve? Come hear the details from the program's administrator, some of the young men who are active program participants, and one of their key civic partners. This is a session you won't want to miss!

Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Hershey, Georgia Highlands College, "GHAME"

Presenters:
  • Ken Reaves, Site Director, Douglasville GHAME
  • Neiro Lightbourne, Student, Douglasville GHAME
  • Abraham Ortiz, Student, Marietta GHAME
  • Greg Shropshire, Member, 100 Black Men of Rome
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ADULT AND STUDENT WORKSHOP

Balancing Athletics and Academic

Location: Learning Support Auditorium

Overview: College athletes walk a tricky tight rope of balancing their athletic pursuits with their academic demands. It's important for student athletes, whether they are on scholarship or footing their own bill, to keep their eyes on "the real prize" -- earning their undergraduate degree. Learn what is important from two sides of this important issue. Hear from a successful college athlete who earned his degree from Stanford University while serving as captain of the basketball team, and now is in graduate school; and a "take-care-of-business" compliance officer who has to ensure that student athletes at Kennesaw State make appropriate academic progress -- or stop playing!

Moderator: S. Gordon Moore, Jr., Managing Partner and Director, Office of Minority Educational Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

Presenters:
  • Timothy Morris, Graduate Assistant, University of Alabama Basketball Team
  • Justin Stewart, Interim NCAA Compliance Officer, Kennesaw State University
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. STUDENT WORKSHOP

Stepping Out: How Do I Look?

Location: Jones Building; Room 102

Overview: In today's competitive business arena, it takes more than a college degree to secure a chance to climb the corporate ladder. Companies look increasingly for men and women who present the "total package." Success in business is based on perception, performance, and professionalism. Business etiquette also is an important part of presenting a positive image to your boss, clients or customers. This interactive discussion will help participants sharpen the interpersonal skills that put you in control of business and social situations; learn how to improve your corporate image; enhance your professional relationships; and develop the necessary poise and confidence to achieve success.

Moderator: C. Bernard McCrary, Program Director, Projecting Hope, Columbus State University

Presenters:
  • Brent Obleton, Program Coordinator, Multicultural Student Retention Services, Kennesaw State University
  • Aaron Wright, Staff and Professional Development Programs Manager, Georgia Perimeter College

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