Registration 8:30, speaker at 9:30 a.m. Workshops to follow; lunch included.
Day concludes by 4:00 PM.
On Saturday, April 6th, 2019, join Malvern Prep and Villa Maria Academy High School students to host our 2nd annual st@MP Diversity Conference!
St. Augustine is a good companion for diversity because of his own life. His restless heart carried him off to explore the world in an effort to find his true self. This conference is intended to create the opportunity to join peers in learning about themselves while exploring important issues of equity and inclusion.
st@MP will be a meaningful day filled with opportunities to connect with others on a deeper level while exploring important issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The theme for this year's Conference is st@MP: Aware. Care. Dare. The student conference leaders selected this theme because they feel self-awareness is the stepping stone to understanding another person's experience, thereby enabling that person to take action.
The day will begin with a keynote address from Dr. Kathleen E. Walls, a clinical psychologist and author. Following the keynote address, students will engage in activities and workshop sessions focused on discussions about how to "open our lens wider" by making a commitment to speaking Truth and recognizing our own biases.
The conference is open to all high school students. In order to encourage the culture of speaking Truth within our communities, we strongly recommend at least one moderator or teacher accompany the students from each organization. This will allow those moderators and/or teachers to continue these valuable conversations back in their own communities.
We look forward to taking a personal and communal journey as we all sit at the table together to discover ourselves and our community.
Kathleen E. Walls, Psy.D., Keynote Speaker
Registration 8:30, speaker at 9:30 A.M.. Workshops to follow; lunch included. Day concludes by 4:00 PM.
Dr. Kathleen E. Walls, the owner and founder of the G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Counseling & Consulting, located in Philadelphia, PA, is the author of The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Soul Journey (2009) andLive By The Spirit: Inspired Thoughts Volume 1 (2015). She has hosted her own US-based FM radio and YouTube show Dr. Walls & Friends. Dr. Walls is a psycho-dynamically trained and systems-oriented Doctor of Clinical Psychology. She counsels, consults, coaches, teaches, and delivers interactive seminars. She researches and develops strategic plans and programs for a wide range of civic, educational, healthcare, and business enterprises.
She continues to expand her influence globally as the Vice President of the Piton International Film Festival, and across species as the owner of Greene Street Animal Care. Dr. Walls enjoys traveling globally, embracing and facilitating cross-cultural exchanges, incorporating a holistic perspective in the development of leaders, young people, students, and rising professionals. Dr. Walls especially enjoys helping people learn how to live their G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Life!
Malvern Preparatory School is an Augustinian School, Catholic and Independent for boys in grades 6 through 12, located in the Greater Philadelphia suburb of Malvern, Pa. We are committed to the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas, meaning Truth, Unity, and Love.