Empowering & Mentoring=SuccessX

Keynote Address by Rodney Walker

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 3
Agency Contact: Valerie Shaw
Agency Assistant: Kate Hennessy 608-822-2149
Location: UW-Platteville
30 S. Hickory Street
Platteville, WI 53818
Facility: Harry & Laura Nohr Gallery
10/1/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Mark your calendars!  This presentation will be eye-opening!

Empowering and Mentoring = Success - Keynote Address with speaker Mr. Rodney Walker
(Co-sponsored with CESA 3 and the Department of Campus Climate and The School of Education!)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
UW-Platteville - Harry & Laura Nohr Gallery
30 S. Hickory St., Platteville WI  53818


Rodney Walker will be available to do a ZOOM meeting for our CESA 3 teachers on-site at CESA 3 during his keynote at UW-Platteville, but you will need to register!  Please email Val Shaw ( if you intend to attend the ZOOM presentaton at the CESA location!

 Registration Deadline:  September 24, 2019

NOTE: This presentation will be offered at no cost for UWP faculty/staff and students and CESA 3 members.  Non members and outside individuals wanting to attend will register at a cost of $30.00.   

Please join Mr. Rodney Walker, as he tells his story from poverty, foster care to Yale graduate! Join us and find out what Educators need to know for ALL students!

Rodney Walker, a Chicago native, is an author, educator, and entrepreneur that travels both nationally and internationally, speaking at schools, corporations, and conferences about the importance of character education, youth entrepreneurship, and trauma- informed mentorship aimed to uplift and support at-risk youth.

Rodney faced tremendous adverse childhood experiences growing up in 12 foster homes. But through perseverance and mentorship, he became highly determined and resilient, and went on to graduate from Morehouse College and Yale University. In this keynote, Rodney speaks about the pain and struggles he faced throughout his life that led to him becoming the more determined, resilient, and successful entrepreneur he is today.

As a result of this presentation, participants will learn:
• The value of trauma-informed education, and why it is an essential skill to employ in helping youth overcoming life’s challenges.
• The short and long-term effects of intergenerational trauma, and the ways in which it has become integrated in school culture and climate.
• The 5 steps all students need to take to overcome adversity and lead a life of success (FACES), which are:

Forgive (for yourself and others)
Adopt a mentor
Create a vision board
Embrace your past
Set out to mentor someone else

To find out more about Rodney Walker, please visit:  

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #3 to cancel prior to the scheduled event. CESA #3 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #3 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #3 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot. Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please check the CESA 3 webpage or listen to your local radio station for event cancellations or delays. Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated. CESA #3 is handicapped accessible.