Keynote and Workshop Descriptions
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About 2019 Conference
The 30th annual Issues Community Conference will be held Wednesday Feb 27, 2019 at Wasatch High School from 6:00-8:30 pm. This year’s keynote speaker is Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus Pace. Noelle will share some impactful experiences from her athletic career that teach about the components of success and accomplishing goals.
Following the keynote speaker, ten different workshops will be offered. This year’s workshops include; The Happiness Formula, Mindfulness and Yoga, How to Save a Life, Conquering Stress and Anxiety, The Bystander Effect, Life After Columbine and much more.
The Issues Community Conference is presented by Wasatch County Parks & Recreation, USU Extension, Wasatch County Health Department, and The Wasatch School District. Generous sponsors include Heber Valley Medical Center and the Wasatch Community Foundation. Registration begins at 5:30 pm, the keynote presentation begins at 6:00 and is followed by two 40 minute sessions of breakout workshops. Three hours of attendance credit will be available for high school students, plus another three hours of credit if they bring a parent with them.
The conference is truly a family event since children 5-11 years old can participate in fun activities while everyone 12 years and older attends the keynote address and workshops, all free of charge! For more information, please call 435-657-3240. You won’t want to miss this year’s Issues Conference!
2019 Keynote and Workshop Description
Keynote Address: Focused Noelle Pikus Pace
As an Olympic silver medalist, Noelle shares some impactful experiences that will inspire you to become better, achieve your goals and focus on the critical components to your success.
The Happiness Formula Ben Belnap Rm 457
Neurologists have found a link between happiness and our ability to learn new information. This workshop will show you the formula to unlock the happiness response. It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s life-changing!
Every Day Mindfulness and Yoga Cassie Duke Rm 459
Most of us live busy, stressful lives with little time for stillness and quiet. This chaotic lifestyle creates imbalance and a burned out feeling. Come learn sustainable yoga practices that you can use every day to help you cope with stress.
Resilience, Unicorns and Horse Crap Ben Springer
Attributes like resilience and “grit” are important for all aspects of our lives, in fact there is a lot of hype about how to develop these attributes. Come learn the actual steps required to build resilience, identify the unicorns and understand the horse crap.
How to Save a Life Amber Pulley & Colleen Oshier
Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR can recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and know how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
Conquering Stress and Anxiety Dr. Scott Phillips
What does stress do to our health? Learn how to conquer stress and see the health benefits within one week!
Still Blowing Smoke Trudy Brereton
PARENTS ONLY: This workshop will help parents better understand the exploding trend of vaping, e-cigarettes and JUULs. Your child’s misconception that these products are a safe alternative can leave them at risk to the harmful effects. Parents need to be informed about this new trend so kids aren’t still blowing smoke!
Brain Changer Christy Kane
New studies pinpoint electronics as a contributing factor to the substantial increase in suicide and depression. The constant processing of stimulus from electronics changes critical brain functions thereby causing anxiety and depression. Learn how to mitigate the effect that electronics have on you before it changes your brain!
Bystander Effect Duane Domino
Studies show that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present. Come explore intervention options to help manage situations of bullying, intimidation, etc. Don’t just stand by, learn the proper steps of bystander intervention so you are prepared to help those in need.
Life After Columbine Rebels for Change Rm 306
April 20, 1999 wasn’t the end of the story for those who experienced the attack on Columbine High School.
These survivors will share the lessons they learned on that fateful day and new lessons they’ve been taught on the way to healing, surviving and ultimately thriving.
The Importance of Being Human Matt Heimberger Rm 455
In our haste to streamline our lives, we are losing certain aspects of our humanity. Today we see a loss of civility in our politics, of connection in our personal relationships, and of independence in our daily lives. Come rediscover the lost art of honest and direct interpersonal communication.