Breakout Session Information
Powerful Perspectives: How Your Outlook Predicts Your Outcomes featuring Deanna Davis, PhD
Your chosen outlook is the foundation for creating a wildly fulfilling and remarkably successful life. This presentation covers research-proven and inspiring strategies for choosing a powerful perspective that sets the stage for true fulfillment at every age and every stage of your life. Learn how to embrace possibilities, create opportunities, and gracefully navigate the inevitable transitions and challenges that life sends our way. Join us for a unique recipe for transforming your outlook and your life—equal parts information and inspiration, humor and how-to. Here’s to creating a powerful perspective!
Deanna Davis, PhD is the author of the bestselling book, Living With Intention: Designing a Wildly Fulfilling and Remarkably Successful Life. After building a thriving practice as a life and business coach, Deanna turned her efforts toward her roles as an author and professional speaker. Through those activities, she helps her readers and audiences design strategies for exceptional living. Deanna writes and presents on such diverse issues as peak performance, the Law of Attraction, positive psychology, finding balance, business success strategies, the importance of female friendships, the comedy of motherhood, and improving quality of life. Deanna earned her Ph.D. in Leadership from Gonzaga University and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington. She is an admitted laughaholic and a strong proponent of adding chocolate as a key component of the USDA Food Pyramid. Click here to learn more about her company: Applied Insight.
Eyes Wide Open: Gain a Broader View of Media’s Influence featuring John Caputo
Media Literacy is a framework we can use to analyze power, content and access in our own media. It is a way for communities to become more critical consumers – and creators – of media. This workshop allows conference attendees who have not used media literacy to learn how to use if for themselves as well as take the skills back to their communities. Through an interactive multimedia presentation as well as dialogue and hands on activities, attendees will learn skills to help them deconstruct media messages and understand how to apply these skills in organizations, classrooms, and communities. The workshop will also address the need for all communities to consciously challenge the invisibility and/or misrepresentation of people based on gender, age, race, ability, class and sexual orientation.
John Caputo, Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media, MA Program in Communication and Leadership, Gonzaga University
Young Eyes Wide Open: Empower Youth to See Beyond the Influences of Media featuring Dean Wells
This workshop explores the impact media has on youth development with an emphasis on how to use media literacy as a prevention tool. Participants will learn strategies to help youth develop critical viewing skills and break through media influences. Further, tools, curriculum options, and other resources for designing an effective media literacy program will be presented.
Dean Wells, Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media, CPP Community Programs Director, GSSAC’S Prevention Center
Surviving Violence and Exploitation featuring Golie Jansen, Phd,and Rachel Schneider, Phd
Women can survive intimate partner violence! Discover strategies for prevention of and education about gendered violence in our society, including the importance of connection and empowerment, safety, and a survivor mission.
Golie Jansen, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Eastern Washington University. She teaches Gender and Sexual Assault and Alternatives to Domestic Violence and is the director of a U.S. Justice Department Grant at EWU for Changing Campus Climate: Reducing Violence Against Women.
Rachel Schneider, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Eastern Washington University. Her research and teaching areas include the following: sociology of gender, domestic violence, battered women who kill, and incarcerated women. Her latest research project entailed interviewing incarcerated women imprisoned for killing their batterers.
Being a Visionary Leader: Community Involvement featuring Stephy Nobles-Beans
A survivor herself of a traumatic youth, Stephy has emerged as a writer, poet, educator, pastor, and a passionate provider of prison ministry. Her most recent vision is to open a Christian Transition Home for women and children in the spring of 2007. Learn how you can also use your “tools of the trade: life experiences,” to create connections, confront conflict, and build relationships.
Stephy Nobles-Beans earned her Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in Humanities from Whitworth College, where she is employed at the Coordinator in Ministry and Multi-Cultural Affairs, Chaplain Services.
More to come as details are available!