UND Fall Innovative Learning Symposium: Student Listening Session

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:30 pm to 7 pm

The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) , the President and the Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the UND Fall Innovative Learning Symposium, Inclusion Across Campus: Strategies for Building Belonging featuring Karen Simms of Meridian K Consulting & Coaching from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

This hybrid symposium in support of Goal 5 to foster a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus climate and will feature a University-wide keynote, staff, faculty and administrator workshops, and an evening student listening session. This symposium is open to all faculty, staff, administration and students within NDUS and Tribal Colleges who want to operationalize best inclusive strategies.

Karen Crawford Simms is an experienced consultant, trainer, facilitator, and coach. She has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy; and has spent over 30 years advocating for individuals, families and communities who have been marginalized because of race, gender, sexual orientation/identity, health, or their socioeconomic status. Karen has expertise in trauma-informed care, culturally responsive practices, community engagement, outcome-based planning, collaborative processes and implementing evidence-based practices. She is also the owner/founder of Meridian K Consulting & Counseling Services which provides targeted training and technical assistance to schools, university, community organizations, law enforcement, local governments, civic organizations, not-for-profits, and employers.

Students are invited to join Karen and UND representatives to talk about belonging at the University of North Dakota. 

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