Thursday                          October 5, 2023 at 8:00 AM to 4:15PM 

                            Friday                            October 6, 2023 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


                Stambaugh Auditorium                                  1000 5th Ave.                  Youngstown, OH 44504


Stacey Bettura
Direction Home of Eastern Ohio

Learn how to incorporate IDEA principles into your workplace. Enjoy multiple speakers addressing areas related to: ableism, ageism, homophobism, racism and sexism. The Keynote address delivered by James White will explore intersectionality and our role in creating a more equitable and inclusive workplace and community.



Nurses by Ohio Board of Nursing reciprocity 

BELTSS:  41295-001-C-23

            DODD Continuing Professional Development Units: 2300447-1

Day 1 Agenda

Registration: 8am-9am

Welcome and Kick Off: 9am-9:30am

Breakout Session 1: 9:45am-10:45am

  • Reframing Aging, Ageism: The Last Socially Acceptable Ism?-Beth Kowalczyck, Chief Policy Officer, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging 
  • Disability Panel, Representatives from Disability Rights Ohio, Ohio Centers for Independent Living and Western Reserve Independant Living

Breakout Session 2: 11am-12pm

  • Disparities in Access to Mental Health-Carmella Hill
  • The Impact of Minority Stress on the Health and Wellbeing of the Queer Community- Toni Bisconti

Lunch and Keynote: 12pm-1:30pm

  • Exploring Intersectionality and Its Relationship to Service Equity- James White

Breakout Session 3: 1:45pm-2:45pm

  • Ubderstanding and Addressing Microagressions- Guy Burney
  • Tip of the Iceberg: Don’t Let Who You Are Determine Who You “Think” Your Client Might Be- Deanna Wilson

Session 4 and Closing: 3pm-4pm

  • Why Diversity Programs Fail- Toni Bisconti

Day 2 Agenda

Registration and Welcome: 8:45am-9am

Workshop: 9am-12pm

  • Piecing Together the Puzzle of DEIA: The Importance of Zooming Out before Zooming In - Carol Holmes-Chambers, Katie Cretella and D-Aundray Brown
Closing and Boxed Lunch To Go: 12pm

Refunds will be made ONLY for cancellations received three business days prior to the event. If received less than three days prior to the event, a credit can be issued for use at another program within the next 6 months. If notice of cancellation is not received before the date of the program, no refund will be issued.  PLEASE NOTE: No shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Conference starts and ends on time. To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the conference.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training. Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

Please note: Certificates will be provided at the completion of the event as long as attendance has been verified and evaluation returned. A reminder that, in keeping with licensure board requirements, certificates will be adjusted 0.25 hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance, and attendance will be monitored.