• #ACPA15 Kathy Obear: Choose Courage. Live On Purpose.

    Sometimes it’s easier to speak your truth to yourself and to really look at "What were my choices? What were the consequences? What happened to me?" Dr. Kathy Obear teaches us in this PechaKucha that we all have gifts and strengths, and to be yourself unapologetically. The challenge is to open up the boxes, dig deep look inside and say "What's the purpose of my life? What are my gifts?" About the Speaker Dr. Kathy Obear has over 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer specializing in creating inclusion, team and organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, and change management. She has given speeches, facilitated training sessions, and consulted to top leaders at hundreds of universities, human service and K-12 organizations, and corporations across the United States and internationally designed to increase the passion, competence, and commitment to create inclusive, socially just environments for all members of the organization. She has facilitated “training of trainers” programs for student affairs professionals, faculty, and student leaders at numerous colleges and universities. Dr. Obear is a Founding Faculty member of the Social Justice Training Institute (www.sjti.org) and has taught graduate level courses on Effective Facilitation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is regarded as an expert at training leaders and facilitators to navigate difficult dialogues and triggering events.

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