Monday, June 26, 2017
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Nebraska Career Education Conference
"Skills for Lifelong Learning, Earning, and Living"

Keynote/Featured Speakers

2017 NCE Conference Featured Speakers

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wayne Hammond

Dr. Hammond is the president and executive director of Resiliency Initiatives. He holds an adjunct status with the School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Over the past twenty years, he has primarily worked with high-risk youth and their families with a focus on substance abuse and violence issues, as well as other related mental health concerns. He has served in clinical supervisory capacities, worked in a comprehensive residential treatment centre and has provided clinical services in an inpatient/outpatient forensic setting as well as an adolescent addiction program based in a hospital setting. He has published several scientific articles and has been an active lecturer with regards to various mental health concerns and the implications of strength-based practice related to working with complex adolescents and families as well as First Nation youth and their families.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dave Weber

Sticks & Stones Exposed: The Truth Behind Words and Relationships - or - Some Days You're The Pigeon...Some Days The Statue

Based on his best-selling book, Sticks and Stones Exposed: The Power of Our Words, audiences from coast to coast, in all kinds of industries, are laughing and learning their way to creating a much better culture and climate in which to work. Why is this important? It's all about relationships. According to the Gallup Organization, over 80% of the people who leave or quit an organization do so because of negative relationships issues that exist in the workplace. The impact this has on morale, productivity, customer service, absenteeism, safety, learning, dealing with change, etc. is devastating. Relationships are so crucial that The Harvard Principal's Center has even found them to be the most critical aspect of student achievement.

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The NCE Conference is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Career Education and in cooperation with the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska