From Experience to Influence: Why Storytelling Matters
2017 NAEOP Conference
Tuesday, October 17 - Friday, October 20, 2017
An invitation from NAEOP President, Dr. Sari Byerly:
I would like to invite you to the 2017 NAEOP Conference, which will be held Tuesday, October 17 – Friday, October 20 in beautiful Bellevue, Washington. The theme of this year’s conference is “From Experience to Influence: Why Storytelling Matters.” The conference planning committee has been hard at work to develop programming that will provide outstanding professional development for college access and opportunity professionals.
The 2017 NAEOP Conference will feature four pre-conference workshops:
The Art & Power of Storytelling
Full “STEM” Ahead: Pre-College Science and Technology Rocks
The Impact of Trauma on Student Development and Learning
Your Story Begins Here: NAEOP Jumpstart for New TRIO Professionals
We are fortunate to have facilitators for the pre-conference workshops who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them. I highly encourage you to take part.
The conference keynote speaker is Luis Ortega. Luis comes to us to deliver a message of empathy and inclusion. His belief in the importance of intentional listening in building and sustaining more inclusive and equitable communities aligns with the work we do. On a personal note, I look forward to the NAEOP Conference every year. I leave the conference rejuvenated, which sustains me throughout the year until we meet again. The conference planning committee hopes for everyone from across the region to experience this same feeling.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Bellevue.
Grateful to serve,
2017 NAEOP President