MWGP 2020 Summer Conference Materials

Midwest and Great Plains 2020 Summer Conference

The Midwest and Great Plains Summer Conference was held in a virtual format this year on July 14, 21, and 29, 2020.  

The PULSE Midwest and Great Plains Network is a community of practice built around the implementation of Vision and Change recommendations in a 13-state region including IA, IL, IN, KA, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD and WI.  There are 10 PULSE Leadership Fellows coordinating this network and hosting the Summer Conference, as well as a planning committee that includes previous conference participants. The conference includes time and resources to help teams develop Vision and Change implementation plans for their departments, using facilitative leadership and creative problem-solving strategies.

2020 Conference Flyer

Below you will find links to the Conference Materials

Day 1 - Making Department Change Happen: Impact of MWGP PULSE

Keynote Address by Dr. Carol Colbeck (YouTube link)

Day 2 - Interactive Workshop I - Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity In Your Courses

Agenda for the Workshop (.pdf) with dynamic links

PowerPoint Presentation on Diversity and Inclusion

Day 3  - Interactive Workshop II - Creative Problem Solving and Facilitative Leadership to Plan for Change

Agenda for the workshop (.pdf) with dynamic links

PowerPoint Presentation on CPS Methods

Image of Convergent Thinking activity with Google Jam board

Image of Divergent Thinking activity with Google Jam board


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The PULSE Midwest and Great Plains Regional Network is supported by award #1730553 from the National Science Foundation