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MD BIT Conference Diverse Populations Event
This free, one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Maryland Community College Chief Student Affairs Officers and the Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators - Chesapeake Region, is an ideal opportunity for counselors, public safety officers, Title IX investigators, behavioral intervention team members, and student leaders to enhance their knowledge and network with other community college professionals from across the state.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Kauffman Theater.

Keynote: Brian J. Van Brunt, Ed.D., senior vice president for professional program development with the NCHERM Group LLL 

Registration is required by April 12!

Conference Agenda

8-8:30 a.m. General Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Kauffman Theater

8:30-9 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote Address
A Framework for Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior on Campus

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-11:45 a.m. Breakout Session A*

Noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch
BIT Basics for New Professionals (Optional)

1:15-2:15 p.m. Breakout Session B*

2:15-2:30 p.m. Break

2:30-3:30 p.m. Panel Session
Start Talking Maryland Act: Best Practices for Maryland Community Colleges

3:30 pm-3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks & Evaluation

* Selected Session Titles and Descriptions to include:

Start Talking Maryland Act: Best Practices for Maryland Community Colleges

Join us as we discuss how several local colleges are working to educate incoming students on the dangers of opioids. This session will provide an overview of implemented programs as well as planned methods for meeting the mandate.

Veterans and Suicide:  An Understanding of Military and Veteran Culture and Its Relevance to Suicide

In this session, veterans David Galloway, Director of Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans, and Jonathan Hollands, Peer Specialist with the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention, will discuss the issues surrounding Veterans and suicide.  They will discuss some of the unique characteristics of being a Veteran and how that may increase the risk for suicide. Resources available for Veterans as well as training for community providers will be discussed in greater detail.