Northland Fall Workshop Program with Session Descriptions

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

8:30 a.m.                                             Coffee Chat
Join us for pre-workshop networking     
8:45 a.m.                                             Welcome
8:55 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.                     
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Empowering Young People, Inspiring Action                                                
Gemini Murray, M.S.
What is diversity without equity and inclusion? Today’s high school and college-age teens are growing up in a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical aspects in creating a better world. With the obvious racial climate in our country, young people are at the forefront of the movement to bring awareness and condemn racism, intolerance, and injustice.
This workshop will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion especially as it relates to high school and college-age workers who are lending their voices and leading the charge in a movement to bring about change. We will engage in thought-provoking discussions about the benefits of diversity, the struggle to achieve equity, and what it means to be truly inclusive. The question becomes, what transformational strategies can we use to empower people to be more empathetic, self-aware, and motivated to act despite systemic policies and practices that create obstacles to diversity, equity, and inclusion?
9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.                  Break   
10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Lessons Learned and Observations from Summer 2021
Travis Allison-Go Camp Pro, Henry DeHart-American Camp Association, Alli Faricy-Camp Foley
You’ve heard the saying “necessity is the mother of invention” this is especially true when thinking about the unique challenges camps faced during the pandemic this past year. In this session we will hear about trends, outcomes, and innovations that came out of summer 2021.  Not only will we learn how camps persevered through summer 2021 but we will also take a look at what support camps need to prepare for 2022.   
11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.                 Break
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Mental Fitness Class Works!
Olivia Bowser, Liberate Studio
Join Olivia Bowser for a guided experience to help you destress (a single session can lower stress by 28%) and strengthen mental muscles. This session covers mindful movement, journaling, conversation, and meditation. No prior experience is required. Liberate is the first mental fitness studio, founded on the belief that health is multidimensional.  Through an empowering blend of physical movement, mindfulness practice, and community, participants build key skills like courage, gratitude, and resilience to help strengthen well-being. 
12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.                Questions, Wrap up, and Closing Comments