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11th Annual Community Intercultural Relations Conference to Help Create a Community of Belonging

February 26, 2020—Newark, OH — As our communities continue to grow, they are becoming increasingly diverse in regard to our neighborhoods, friends, schools, co-workers, students and teachers. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark's Community Intercultural Relations Committee will hold the 11th Annual Community Intercultural Conference to teach techniques of inclusion and belonging to help each of us make true connections.

The conference, Continuing to Create a Community of Belonging, will be held on Friday, April 3 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center located at 1209 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. True connections are achievable at every level of management, supervision, leadership, mentorship and friendship. Participants will learn active listening techniques that are practical and easy to apply for everyday conversations.

Keynote and Conference Facilitator

Juday.pngDaniel Juday

Juday loves traveling, meeting new people, and working to build bridges of understanding and empathy across challenging "divides." He deeply believes that all people matter, and he's spent much of his life working in roles that have allowed him to develop thinking around the nature of education and learning, relationship-building, and professional growth. Juday works with conference planners, learning and development leaders, nonprofit boards, and corporate entities - all in a pursuit to make the spaces they influence more inclusive. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master's of Education. Juday will facilitate multiple sessions including Redefining Diversity and Exercising Inclusion and The Power of Authentic Connections and Relationships.

Diversity Talks: This session will allow local individuals with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to talk about their experiences and the importance of community belonging.

Conference attendees may earn workplace certification credits as listed below:

Counselor and Social work CEUs provided by Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio, Inc. #RCS108738 HRCI: 511865 and SHRM: 20-Q5VXF (5.75 recertification hours each)

Nominations are open for the Diversity and Inclusion Award that is presented at the conference. Please nominate an individual who or company that has demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through the revision or development of a diversity and inclusion plan, project or program at go.osu.edu/inclusionaward by March 1.

Conference cost is $30. Register by March 23 at go.osu.edu/interculturalrelations. Questions may be directed to Vorley Taylor at taylor.1051@osu.edu or 740.366.9443.

The 11th Annual Community Intercultural Relations Conference is sponsored by the United Way of Licking County, Denison University, Energy Cooperative, Boeing, Duchess, Park National Bank, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities and State Farm.

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.