December 7 & 8, 2023 - Liberty Mountain Resort

Near Historic Gettysburg PA

Daquanna Harrison, CNPM
Friday Closing Keynote

Daquanna Harrison, CNPM 
Founder of Elevation Educational Consulting Group 

Daquanna Harrison founded Elevation Educational Consulting Group, which ELEVATES the effectiveness of educators, workforce professionals, and organizations by bringing together talented experts to strengthen systems and ELEVATE people. Recently, EECG won the XPRIZE Racial Equity competition. Currently, EECG is developing a revolutionary online training platform for adult educators. Daquanna provides strategic direction for education and social service programs. She served on advisory boards for MAACCE, XPRIZE, W.K. Kellogg Foundations’ Racial Equity 2030, & NBCDI. An alumna of Howard, American, and Duke Universities; the Education Policy Fellowship Program and the MD Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program by the University of Baltimore. Proudly from the Gullah Islands of SC, she resides in Prince George’s MD where she was recognized as 40 Under 40 for Excellence in Education.

Friday Closing Keynote

Preparing for Microaggressions 
in the Workplace:
How to Buffer Clients from the 
Stress of Microaggressions & 
Create Supportive Allies

This keynote, will focus on supporting professionals in understanding the stress caused by microaggressions; coupled with self-reflection, real-life examples of microaggressions, and tools to teach clients, professionals will leave able to support themselves and others in buffering against and halting microaggressions in the workplace. We will finish with a conversation about allyship across cultures and how to create more equity allies. Be ready to fully engage with our speaker through reflection tools, polls, meaningful discussions and an open, safe, and brave question and answer session with your colleagues.

Learning objectives, attendees will:

  • gain support for professional and personal learning within equity
  • learn common vocabulary and understanding of microaggressions and their effects to be used by career development professionals in support of their clients
  • be equipped with tangible techniques to buffer clients against microaggressions & create supportive allies
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