Advocate. Network. Innovate.

2024 Breakout Sessions for May 30, 2024


9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Thriving in Education

Dr. Andria B. Saia, IU 15

Understanding Your Organization's Capacity

Dr. Kevin Roberts, IU 15

Creating Networks to Support Student / Staff Safety

Jeremy Freeland, IU 15

Strengthening University Partnerships as a Recruitment Tool for Related Services Professionals

Gina Meissler, IU 22

Ecosystems at Scale: What, Who, How and Why your Job Alike Would Benefit?

Ben Smith, IU 12; Becky Gibboney, IU 17; Demetrius Roberts, IU 24, and Panel (TBA)

Building Team Cohesion in the Workplace Using DiSC

Rae Ann Crispell, Dr. Alan Hack, IU 16

Panel discussion on innovation and the role of the business office

Daren Moran, IU 15;  Bryan Snyder, IU 16; Jon Rice, IU 10

Audit Updates

Timothy Sawyer, Barbacane, Thornton & Company


Indirect Cost Calculation

Gina Brillhart, IU 13

Effectiveness of Professional Learning on Student Outcomes

Dr. Demetrius Roberts, IU 24

Preparing for Any Safari: Universal Design for Learning

Tanya Morret, IU 12; Jaclyn Deardorff, IU 12

Suspension and Expulsion in Preschools

Roseanna Mitsch, IU 22; Patti Quick, IU 22

PDE: Systems to Support Social-Emotional Wellness: Resources to Use in Your Schools

Dr. Scott Kuren, PDE

Reaching Our Students: Mental Health in a Three Tiered Public Health Model in Schools through Project AWARE

Dr. Pia Houseal, IU 23

Mindfulness – Based Interventions for Emotional Regulation: Caring for Trauma Affected Youth

Dr. Laura Sharp, IU 12

Finding the Diamonds in the Coal Dust

Dr. Jennifer Leese, IU 12; Sonia Pitzi, IU 12

Building a Registered Behavior Technician Program

Jen Hertwig, IU 22; Jen Schmidt, IU 22; Jenn Copeland

Legal Lessons Learned

Attorneys from Stock and Leader

How to Build a Successful Vendor Partnership

Jared Mader (IU12), Ben Smith (IU12), Ken Zimmerman (IU13), and Keith Royer (IU13)

HB 1507: A Student-Centered Learning Trojan Horse

Becky Henderson, IU 7; Tracy Rains, IU 8; Brian Stamford, IU 3, Demetrius Roberts, IU 24; Ken Zimmerman, IU 13 

AI Could Do That

Nicole Bond, IU 12; Brenda Calhoun, IU 8; Erin Cummings, IU 24

Communication Remix: Unleashing AI Magic

Melissa Smith (CCIU - Assistant Director, Communications, Marketing & Engagement) and Dr. Bernadette Boerckel (CSIU, Chief Outreach Officer)

Storytelling in the Digital Age: Harnessing Podcasts for Impact

Brandon Langer, IU 23

ADA Compliance, Communications, and WCAG 2.0 Requirements

Robyn Gross, IU 22 & Guest (TBD)


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Thank you to the following 2024 Conference GOLD Sponsors:






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