Courses

Please join us for the 74th Annual Kansas Public Health Association Fall Conference to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Manhattan Conference Center, Manhattan, KS October 10 - 11, 2017. Conference sessions will focus on our theme of "It's Time to Activate"

Hotel Accommodations:
Special rates for conference attendees have been arranged with the Hilton Garden Inn. Single and double occupancy rates are $109.00 + tax per night.

Hilton Garden Inn
410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

Reservations must be received by September 25, 2017. When you make your reservation, please identify yourself as a Kansas Public Health Association Conference participant. To make reservations call the Hilton Garden Inn at 1-785-532-9116 or CLICK HERE to book your room online.

Cancellation Policy:
Once an online registration has been entered, the registrant will be responsible for payment unless cancellation is received in writing by email to conference.office@wichita.edu. (Please do not register unless you plan to attend.) A $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed on all cancellations (this includes purchase orders). There will be no refunds or cancellations accepted after September 22, 2017.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a half day event primarily for girls in middle school. This fifth annual half-day event will include hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Attendees will get a chance to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to consider STEM careers. Find out more about the National Expanding Your Horizons Organization at www.expandingyourhorizons.org. Before you can pay by credit card you must first register online at www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/Wichita.
Since 2010, Kansans have collaborated in finding ways to improve our infant mortality rate-a key indicator of community health. And we've made progress. In September 2016, the state reported a record-low infant mortality rate. However, our babies of color continue to die before their first birthday at a much higher rate-Hispanic babies half as much more often, and African American babies twice as much.

We believe all babies deserve to reach their first birthdays. Come learn with us from nationally renowned speakers, local community leaders, and research experts and how to make your Fetal and Infant Mortality Review program more robust and how you can be an instrument for change to help more babies thrive in Kansas.

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, and a link on the registration site will allow you to make your room reservation at the Conference's negotiated conference rate. The Conference will cover the hotel room and tax for the night of October 18. Participants must make their own hotel reservations and guarantee the room with a credit card. Once your attendance is confirmed at the conference, the Conference will pay the hotel for your room rate and tax. If you register and are unable to attend the conference, you are responsible for canceling the room reservation with the hotel and canceling your conference registration by contacting the WSU Conference Office at conference.office@wichita.edu. Failure to cancel your reservation with the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center will result in you being responsible for the hotel charges. Rooms will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Additional rooms beyond the initial reservation can be purchased by attendees at the regular hotel rate. To reserve your room please visit www.wichita.edu/conferences/fimr.

If you are experiencing issues with online registration please contact the WSU Conference Office at 316-978-6493 and we can register you over the phone.

Kansas' Experience with the Opioid Crisis: How Coroners Can Help
Sound decisions about problems in Kansas rely on complete and accurate information to document and justify needs. Data provided by social, law enforcement and coroner communities through reports and death certificates results in actionable decisions. This training will focus on recent public health initiatives regarding violent deaths, drug overdoses, child deaths and the important role of these professionals in addressing issues.



Kansas Government Finance Officers Association
presents the
18th Annual Fall Professional Conference
Oct. 11 - 13 , 2017
Olathe, KS

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to present a series of workshops for those involved in the financial affairs of municipalities, counties, schools, state agencies, utilities and special authorities.


Managing People with Ease*
*It may never be EASY, but it can be much EASIER!



Workshop 1: September 11, 2017
Making Difficult Conversations Worthwhile
It's a difficult sell to encourage people to lean into conflict, but the inability to navigate touchy issues plagues the best of teams. Enhance your team members' relationships and ability to identify critical conversations needed to get past deadlock, spark creativity and make real progress when it matters most.

Workshop 2: October 2, 2017
Talk - and Listen - Like a Coach
Award-winning sports coaches listen well, see potential, and sense when to step back and allow a player to struggle or when to provide correction. As managers,these are helpful competencies to have, but they push against the "just tell me what to do and I'll do it" attitudes many team members (and managers) hold.Learn how to increase your effectiveness with more coach-like interactions.



Cancellation Policy
Cancellation with full refund up to 72 hours prior to the class. For those who register for two classes and are unable to attend the second, no refunds, but the spots are transferable to another participant up to 72 hours prior to the class.

The 2017 Project Lead The Way Kansas Conference will be held in Wichita, Kansas on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:00am - 1:00 pm, in the WSU Rhatigan Student Center with optional tours following lunch.

The PLTW Kansas Conference is for teachers, administrators, counselors, students, and members of industry and the community who are interested in knowing more about PLTW.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing. A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations (this includes purchase orders). There will be no refunds after October 18, 2017.