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Northeast Iowa Community College creates “Moving Forward Speaker Series”

Friday, April 23, 2021

Over the past year, many essential workers in our region have made sacrifices to serve and care for their communities. Northeast Iowa Community College has created a new Moving Forward Speaker Series that provides local professionals with an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts.

Speakers include Cy Wakeman, Adam Markel, Ramona Wink, Brandon Marshall, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach and more. Their presentations provide insights in how we can rise above the long-term effects of the pandemic, overcome stress and thrive. Learn more and register.


Speaker Series schedule:

May 6, Live Online
9-11 a.m. 

Cy Wakeman, Leadership Expert

“Evolved, Not Traumatized - What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Well-Being, Resilience, and Post-Traumatic Growth”  Cy leads this engaging session to restore and refocus you in ways that will impact healthcare, and your professional career, far into the future.


May 18, Live Online
9-11 a.m. 

Adam Markel, Resiliency Expert

“Business Summit: Creating a ‘Got Your Back’ Culture of Resilience”  It is critical for leaders to develop the organizational capacity to not only perform under stress, but to thrive in the face of it. Adam will teach you how to increase your performance, cultivate greater resilience, and strengthen your voice as a purpose-driven leader.

May 25, Town Clock Business Center, Dubuque
1:30-3 p.m.

May 26, Wilder Business Center, Calmar Campus
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

Ramona Wink, Motivational Public Speaker

“The Mind Field”  Ramona was raised on a family farm in southeast Iowa and is well versed in both farming and mental health issues facing farmers today. Her informative session will help you recognize the warning signs of anxiety and stress, understand symptoms of depression and much more.


June 22, Live Online
9-10:30 a.m. 

Brandon Marshall, Pro Football Player and Mental Health Expert

Join Brandon Marshall, a former professional football player, in this powerful fireside chat. Brandon's personal experiences with borderline personality disorder serve as a catalyst for his mental health advocacy. He will talk about how to recognize these times as uniquely challenging for each individual and share ways we can all find the resilience to persevere in any situation.


July 21, Live Online
6- 7:30 p.m.

Glennon Doyle & Abby Wambach, Bestselling Authors

“Finding the Strength to Persevere”  Glennon Doyle, bestselling author of UNTAMED, and Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, host a fireside chat to discuss mental health and well-being, how to recognize these times as uniquely challenging for each individual and to find the resilience to persevere in any situation.