Courses

The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College at Wichita State University and the Honors Program at Hutchinson Community College are proud to host the 2020 Great Plains Honors Council Conference.  GPHCC will take place March 20 -22, 2020 in Wichita, Kansas.
Early Bird registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2020, and Early Bird fee(s) must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 7.

After February 3, the regular registration fee is $250. The regular registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. March 1 and payment must be received by 5:00 p.m. March 3.



Click HERE to Register for the 2020 Great Plains Honors Council Conference on March 20-22, 2020
The hip and low back are dance partners, linked by muscles and bones and fascia and more. Testing and training these areas involves an array of possibilities, dozens of potential assessment techniques and hundreds of intervention choices. How do we know which ones to use, or how to employ them best? This course offers some help. By way of 24 digestible and discussion-sparking findings related to the low back and hip, it informs participants of evidence-based testing and training techniques, potentially challenging common practices and helping improve patient care. 

INSTRUCTOR: B.J. Lehecka, PhD, DPT 
CEU CREDITS: 6.5 hours (Pending approval through the Kansas Physical Therapy Association)


Click here to register for 24 Favorite Findings about the Low Back and Hip: Friday, January 31, 2020, WSU Old Town
We conclude Human Trafficking Awareness Month with our Sixth Annual Collaborative Multidisciplinary Anti-Trafficking Response Conference - Context Matters: Confronting a Culture of Exploitation. 
 
Like past years, the conference will go beyond talk of "rescue" and "Human Trafficking 101," to discussing how we all can work to create intentional, long-lasting change among those who are at-risk of or subjugated to labor and sex trafficking and other types of violence. We are intentionally broadening the focus this year to provide attendees with an understanding of the various "-isms" and cultural contributions that create opportunity for abuse, exploitation, and trafficking to occur. We will be challenged to examine the contexts in which we operate and to stand up to toxic culture. We have brought together a diverse group of experts in various fields who stood up to abuse, power, and privilege in their own lives and workplaces.


Click HERE to Register for the Gretchen Carlson Keynote ONLY (Does not include full conference) on Friday, January 31, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Click HERE to Register for the Anti-Trafficking Conference (Includes Gretchen Carlson Keynote) on Friday, January 31, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Welcome to the 17th annual POWER Conference at Wichita State University! We are excited to invite social workers and other helping professionals to this hallmark event for your social work community. We are proud to continue the legacy of the excellent continuing education that POWER has been able to provide for years.  This year's theme centers on the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work - a national initiative that serves as a call to action for social workers to harness our science and knowledge base, collaborate with people from all fields and disciplines, and to work together to tackle some of our toughest social problems. Our world faces serious, interrelated, and largescale challenges, and our world needs social workers more than ever.

Attendees have the opportunity to engage in up to six hours of preconference sessions, focused on safety, diagnosis, or ethics, as well as the main conference day. We’ve expanded our CEU offerings this year, so you can earn even more hours, and we are excited by the social event lined up for Thursday evening, as well. Mingle with your colleagues, meet our keynote, and have some fun at the Kansas Star Conference Center this year! POWER gives us the opportunity to connect together, grow together, and change the world together – this conference can help us be rejuvenated as practitioners, invigorated by new knowledge, and challenged with fresh perspectives. We are the passion and the heart of change, and always stronger together. There never has been a time where the strength and knowledge of our profession has been more needed. Let’s do this!


POWER Bundle Special:  Save $51 on registration if you bundle a full day pre-conference (Safety Workshop or Diagnostics Workshop) and regular conference registration OR save $26 on registration if you bundle a half day pre-conference (Ethics Workshop) and regular registration.  Use the promo code POWER51 for the two full days (Safety or Diagnostics Workshops + Regular Conference) or the code POWER26 (Ethics Workshop + Regular Conference) on the shopping cart page to recieve the appropriate discount.  Bundle includes pre-conference, regular conference and conference kick-off reception from 4 - 6 pm in the Fire Club at the Kansas Star Event Center. *The POWER Bundle Special discount does not apply to student registration.



Click HERE to Register for the POWER Conference on March 5-6, 2020, Kansas Star Event Center