VAISEF Spring Conference April 22-23, 2021 (virtual) – “The Responsibility We Have”

VAISEF Spring Conference April 22-23, 2021 (virtual) – “The Responsibility We Have”

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Featuring keynote speaker, Qu’Derrick Covington of Tulsa Speaks.

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Mr. Covington is a well sought-after speaker, presenter, leadership development coach and mentor who has traveled the nation to speak to crowds of more than 3000. In 2018, Qu’ Derrick was acknowledged as one of the most prominent voices of his generation and could impact the lives of all ages. Mr. Covington has been featured in Black Male PhDs, Howard University Bison Beat, and in The Academy of Preachers, to name a few. In 2016, He was invited to our nation’s capital by Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge to discuss voting rights and other Important Issues facing today’s Millennial. Qu’Derrick holds a bachelors’ degree from Fayetteville State University; in spring 2015, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Where he served on the fraternity’s national board of directors as the 59th Southern Region Assistant Vice President. Mr. Covington then went on to continue his education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as FAMU, where he graduated with his Master of Science degree while also holding a degree in Christian Ministry from More Than Conquerors College, in Charlotte, N.C. He now attends Howard University pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.
Mr. Covington currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tulsa Speaks Consultant Firm LLC., which provides interactive workshops, seminars, and keynote addresses. In 2019, Qu’ Derrick founded The Tulsa Initiative Inc., a digital mentoring platform that uplifts and motivate while inspiring generations to liberate themselves to freedom while impacting and serving their communities. Qu’ Derrick is also the Co-Owner of Glenn & Covington Real Estate Company located in the DMV area. Mr. Covington fully accepts his life’s work to transform and empower others through his life stories. Connect with Qu’ Derrick on Instagram at @dr.qrc

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Thursday, April 22nd/Time Presentation
8:00 am Welcome
8:15 to 9:15 Keynote
Track 1 Track 2
9:15 to 9:25 Exhibitor Break: 
9:25 to 10:10 Creating a Coaching Culture
Carmen Dailey
Elizabeth Buchholz
Shifting Our Focus: Using a Strength-Based Approach to Build Engagement and Motivation
Caitlin McGowan
10:10 to 10:20 Exhibitor Break: 
10:20 to 11:05 Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Speech-Language Therapy, Education, and the Medical Model
Corey Meador
VCU Center on Transition Innovations: A resource for Positive Transition Outcomes
Carolyn Cage
11:05 to 11:15 Exhibitor Break: 
11:15 to 12 Traumatic Brain Injury
Donna Kinney
Mandy Tribe
James Gunther
College Readiness in a Post-Pandemic Paradigm
Janet Price
Kathryn Essig
12:00 to 1:00 Membership Meeting
1:00 to 1:10 Exhibitor Break
1:10 to 2:25 Poverty and Homelessness: Current Conditions Not Destiny
C.J. Butler
2:25 Closing


Friday, April 23rd/Time Presentation
8:30 to 9:00 VDOE Update
Hank Millward
9:10 to 9:55 Collaborative Problem Solving
Hank Millward
10:05 to 10:50 Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A School Model Integrating ABA, Speech and Education Services
Brittany Leggett
Sunshine Selby
11:00 to 11:45 Diversity & Culturally Informed Teaching, Motivating and Encouraging Students, and Supporting Families
Angela Parks
Maria Garcia-Toledo
11:45 Closing