Thursday, April 29th | 8am-3pm

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Registration Rate: $25 (individual Conference Registration only) or $40 (Conference Registration & Book)
Registration closes April 27th

Recruiters and Career Services from outside of Wisconsin are welcome to attend this virtual professional development event. All sessions will be hosted via Zoom.

New This Spring!

Registration has two options: one is the virtual conference only, or you can register for the conference and get a copy of Keisha Rivers “Equipped For Change: Doing the Deep Work of Transformation” for a reduced cost of $15. WIACE will ship all books after the conference.

Equipped For Change provides insights, strategies and actionable guidelines to assist leaders, teams, organizations and individuals to navigate the journey of change and bring about transformation from the inside out.

New Member Coffee Chat: New members are invited to join the WIACE Board and Conference Committee for a coffee chat at 8am. The conference will kick-off at 9am!

Please contact the conference co-chairs with questions.

Tentative Agenda:

2021 Agenda

Speaker Profiles:


Keisha A. Rivers, The KARS Group
“Equipped for Change: Making the Shift to Create Impact”

Change is a process that begins with an event. When we are faced with new and challenging situations, it is natural to want to go back to what we see as “normal”. But what if we embrace the process of change to make a shift in the way that we think, so that we can create an impact in the things that we do? In these times, we have to look ahead with fresh eyes and a new mindset in order to connect in different ways with a diverse society. The world is constantly changing, and if we want to create opportunities for our students, we have to change as well. In this session, we’ll examine the ways in which we can leverage the process of change to equip us to engage, connect and make a long-lasting impact on those we encounter. We’ll examine new ways of thinking, being and doing so that we can take action and become the catalyst to create our “next normal”. Change is a process that BEGINS with an event. We are MORE than the event. Join me as we embark on the shift together.

Keisha A Rivers survived a harrowing Hurricane Katrina experience to become a successful speaker, change agent and learning leader. As President of The KARS Group LTD, she facilitates successful outcomes by equipping people to embrace, manage and lead through change. Leveraging her 15+ years of experience in the strategic consulting and organizational development space, she creates opportunities for change, growth and success with clients in a variety of industries. Keisha hosts a podcast entitled “Mindset 2 Mastery”, has authored several books, the latest entitled “Equipped for Change: Doing the Deep Work of Transformation”, and gives back through her 501c3 nonprofit organization The KARS Institute. Keisha holds a BA from University of Pennsylvania and a M.Ed. from University of New Orleans. For more about Keisha, visit

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