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WOMEN IN ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

SYMPOSIUM & NETWORKING EVENT

About the Event

why you should join US!

This exclusive and engaging professional development and virtual networking experience will take place on April 6-7, 2022. The three previous events were widely recognized for preparing women to achieve leadership positions in the growing field of athlete development. 

Since the event’s inception in 2019, over 200 women seeking to enter and advance in the sports industry have gained valuable knowledge, insight, advice, and mentorship from nationally respected women leaders. Currently, forty-five percent of these women have utilized this knowledge and network to achieve their desired career position educating, transitioning and developing athletes.  

Led by a diverse group of industry experts and respected practitioners in the field of athlete development, the symposium sessions will address today’s most critical challenges including diversity, equity and inclusion, mental health and wellness, name, image and likeness, and athlete engagement and leadership.

Host

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard is President and CEO of Hilliard Solutions, a respected education and sports consultancy firm that focuses on helping those professionals charged with helping athletes succeed. Through her company, Dr. Hilliard, and her accomplished team of associates, provide consulting, career coaching, athlete life skills programming and professional development solutions for sports leaders, athlete development professionals and educational and community organizations. 

Dr. Hilliard is also the creator of the annual Women in Athlete Development Symposium and Networking Event that assists women entering, advancing, and transitioning into the field of athlete development.

Her framework for athlete success is centered around her proprietary 360-degree Athlete Development Model that uniquely integrates the key disciplines impacting athletes’ life experience while also providing direction for their comprehensive development. Working within that powerful model equips sports leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to prepare their athletes for successful experiences during and beyond their sports careers. Ensuring a more successful transition is a cornerstone of her approach.

Featured SPEAKERS

Associate Athletics Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Sheridan Blandford

University of Washington

Academic Coordinator, Learning Specialist

Cassidy Buchholz

Montana State University

Licensed Mental Health Professional

Dr. Brittany L. Collins

University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Engagement

Elliott Daniels

Michigan State University

Program Manager

LaShea Davis-Williams

The Trust, NFLPA

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ashton J. Henderson

Detroit Pistons

President and CEO

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard

Hilliard Solutions

Adjunct Professor, Career Coach, Outreach Coordinator

Shelley Lyle

University of Florida

Senior Director of Clinical Services

Cindy Miller Aron

Ascend Consultation in Health Care Inc.

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration
Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Renae Myles Payne

University of Miami

Manager, Player Engagement

Taylor Wells Maberry

Major League Soccer

Player Manager

Krystal Woods

National Football League Players Association

Symposium Panels

Schedule

Speakers & Topics Subject to Change

Day 1 - April 6th

Day 2 - April 7th

Day 1 - April 6th

Open Social Networking

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (CDT)

Welcome & Day 1 Overview

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM (CDT)

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard, Krystal Woods (MC)

Athlete Development Conceptual Framework

10:10 AM – 10:50 AM (CDT)

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard

Hot Topics in Athlete Development

10:50 AM – 12:15 PM (CDT)

Moderator: Dr. Janice L. Hilliard Panelists: Sheridan Blandford, Dr. Brittany L. Collins, Elliott Daniels

Break

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM (CDT)

Keynote Speaker

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (CDT)

Coach Edniesha Curry

Open Social Networking

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM (CDT)

Networking Sessions with Industry Leaders

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CDT)

VIP Mentor Session (VIP guests only)

Open Social Networking

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CDT)

Day 2 - April 7th

Open Social Networking

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (CDT)

Day 1 Recap & Day 2 Overview

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (CDT)

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard, Taylor Wells Maberry (MC)

Professional Development Roundtable

10:05 AM – 11:15 PM (CDT)

Moderator: Taylor Wells Maberry Panelists: Cassidy Buchholz, LaShea Davis-Williams

Athlete Development Research:

Implications for Practice

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM (CDT)

Moderator: Shelley Lyle Panelists: Cindy Miller Aron, Janelle E. Wells, Ph.D.

Break

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM (CDT)

Keynote Speaker

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (CDT)

Dr. Renae Myles Payne

Open Social Networking

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM (CDT)

Networking Sessions with Industry Leaders

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CDT)

VIP Mentor Session (VIP guests only)

Open Social Networking

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CDT)

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