Quills, Skills & Chills: A day of professional development sponsored by Kan...

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Hilton Garden Inn Wichita

2041 North Bradley Fair Parkway

Wichita, KS 67206

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The full day of professional development with day with three workshops and an inspirational lunchtime speaker.A block of discounted rooms,for $99.99 under KPC conference, are available for both Friday and Saturday nights for anyone wanting to make a fun weekend getaway. Make your reservation by Friday, April 20, for this special deal.

Our program includes:

Quills: In the News -- Our panel of media commentators including KMUW news director Tom Shine,Hutch News editor Ron Slyvester and WSU researcher Larissa Lawrie take a hard-news look at systemic transparency and the rise of fake news in a time of suspended reality, and distrust of government and media.

Skills: Beyond Live Video -- Mia Lee and Paige Decker of Lee Media Group will talk about ways to add value for your clients and employers with videos. They will showcase the Rose Hill company's award-winning video brochures, how to achieve videos using phones or a decent camera and slick video software, making Facebook live videos without being live and more to amp up your content, website and marketing efforts.

Chills: Mindful Matters -- Stressed out with work and life? Learn about the mindfulness movement and and how you can be more mindful at work and in your life. Connie Porazka of Retreat to Joy, a consulting firm that specializes in mindfulness, will share tips and strategies to become more productive, more centered and present in the moment in today's demanding workplace and our jam-packed lives. She'll also provide a simple 3-minute guided meditation.

Join us for a buffet luncheon featuring keynote speaker Storytime Village founder and literacy expert Prisca Barnes, along with the announcement of the KPC Communicator of Achievement award recipient.

"From Pages to Puppets" -- Prisca Barnes founded Storytime Village, a children's literacy advocacy nonprofit in 2009, to inspire kids and families to read and to address low literacy rates among Kansas and Wichita children. One national study says the literacy proficiency gap between low- and high-income Kansas students has grown from 24 to 32 percent in the past decade. In Wichita, only half of African-American fourth-graders are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. As part of her effort, Barnes created a book and now has a partnership with KPTS, the PBS station in Wichita, which airs her show that brings the puppets from the pages to life.

The afternoon will conclude with announcement of the 2018 Communications Contest awards.


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Hilton Garden Inn Wichita

2041 North Bradley Fair Parkway

Wichita, KS 67206

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