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Partners In Education Forum: Best Practices

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)

Partners In Education Forum: Best Practices

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Partners In Education Forum: Best practices from our winning Partners

Join the Tulsa Regional Chamber and Tulsa Public Schools at the first Partners In Education forum of the school year which focuses on best practices for volunteers. No matter whether you represent a nonprofit, an international corporation or a one-person company, this event will share tips and techniques to ensure your time with TPS students is most effective. In addition to partners sharing their experiences, you will also hear from a principal to hear exactly what schools need.

Panelists include:

  • James Cook with LDF Companies, a TPS District Partner
  • Lisa Lawrence with John Calvin Presbyterian, a Faith-Based Partner
  • Carole Huff-Hicks with the Public Service Company of Oklahoma, a Corporate Partner
  • Ronda Kesler, Principal at Kendall Whittier Elementary

Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Tulsa Regional Chamber | 1 W. Third St.
Saint Francis Health System Room
SVP Required

The Partners In Education program enhances student education at Tulsa Public Schools by offering volunteers and donations from Tulsa businesses and organizations. Every individual, company and organization offers a special gift to TPS students through the Partners In Education program, but there are some key tips for providing benefits to Tulsa's students.

Presented by

Gold Sponsors


Education Benefactors

Bonnie Klein

If you have questions about the Partners In Education program contact Kuma Browne at or 918.560.0218.

Have questions about Partners In Education Forum: Best Practices? Contact Tulsa Regional Chamber

When & Where

Tulsa Regional Chamber- Saint Francis Health System Conference Room
1 West 3rd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)

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Tulsa Regional Chamber

The Tulsa Regional Chamber hosts a variety of forums to share information on a variety of subjects that affect economic development. Many forums are free and most are held at the Tulsa Chamber offices. Subjects include education, HR, health care, small business and more. Not all event RSVPs are tracked using Eventbrite; for a full list of Chamber events click here.


Education is the key to ensuring a strong workforce which is why the Tulsa Regional Chamber is dedicated to continually improving education for our students.

Each year we host a minimum of six free education forums on varying subjects. Subjects from the 2012-2013 year included:

  • State Income Tax: Impact on Education

  • Partners In Education* Forum: Project School house & Bond Issues  

  • Any Given Child: Equitable arts in TPS schools
  • Partners In Education* Forum: School Security & Safety

  • Education Summit: Stand For Children

  • Reading Sufficiency

  • Program Management For Youth

For more information about the education programs at the Tulsa Regional Chamber contact education manager, Kuma Browne, at or 918.560.0218.

*Partners In Education is a partnership program between Tulsa Public Schools and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Hundreds of Tulsa companies and organizations partner with TPS sites to offer valuable benefits to Tulsa students. Partnerships can benefit from volunteers in the classroom (reading buddies, testing monitors and lunch buddies) as well as donations such as uniforms, school supplies, snacks and financial donations.


ealth Care Forums cover a wide variety of subjects but mainly involve health care advocacy, legislation and information that affects small business owners. Topics covered in the past include:

  • Insure Oklahoma
  • The Power of Primary Care, CPCi
  • One Million Hearts Campaign: My HealthAccess
  • Silver Tsunami
  • Physician Shortage
  • The Leavitt Report


The Tulsa Regional Chamber offers a monthly forum series geared toward educating area small business owners on a diverse collection of topics, ranging from important tax issues to disaster preparedness and more.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber Small Business Forums feature experts from throughout the community, offering practical advice on matters of great importance to our region’s business.



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