There is often a mismatch between agencies and people serving people in poverty and the people they serve. Getting better and different outcomes requires better and different approaches. Creating an environment that is truly poverty-informed and goes beyond welcoming people to wanting them takes a shift in paradigms. This session will talk about the value of embracing the lived experience of the people in your team as well as practical strategies to improve our work and your outcomes. You will be challenged, inspired, and hopefully left with a sense of productive discomfort to inspire action.
Chad Dull currently serves as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Minnesota State College Southeast. Believing in the power of education to create social mobility and change lives, Chad is a passionate advocate for people in the crisis of poverty and has presented across the country on the topic. He regularly contributes guest editorials to regional newspapers and hosts his own podcast and blog on poverty informed practice in higher education.
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