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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 7-8, 2021, from 8am-2pm PT. The two previous events were widely recognized for preparing women to achieve leadership positions in the growing field of athlete development.

The symposium sessions will be led by a diverse group of industry experts and practitioners in the field of athlete development, nationally recognized faculty and researchers in social welfare, and collegiate and professional sports hiring managers.

 

Gain New Knowledge

How to enter and advance in the sports industry including the critical skills and resources needed for athlete development professionals.

new Perspectives

The latest thoughts on activism in sports and information on supporting athlete wellness throughout the life course.

networking

A powerful networking opportunity focused on reimagined networking strategies for women sports leaders

Mentoring

Participants can also expect to establish mentoring relationships necessary to a successful career working with athletes.

Schedule

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Speakers

8:00 - 8:10

Opening Session

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard
Dr. Linda Burton

8:15 - 9:10

Panel

Industry Pioneers Panel

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard (Moderator)
Erica Nelson-Flowers
Stephanie Thorburn-Kresge

9:15 - 10:10

Breakouts

College Student-Athlete Development

Professional Athlete Development

Alternative Careers in Athlete Development

JP Abercrumbie

Ashley Goodman

Krystal Beachum
Colleen Garrity
Makenzie St. Onge

10:10 - 10:25

Break

BREAK

10:30 - 11:30

Panel

Hiring Managers Panel

Kim Durand (Moderator)
Amy Huchthausen
Chidozie Ibeabuchi

11:35-12:15

Panel

Women in Athlete Development Alumni Panel

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard (Moderator)
Marlene Holmes
Kristin Judson
Haley Major

12:15 - 12:30

Break

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12:30 - 2:00

Networking Sessions

Networking Sessions – 20 Min. Sessions

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Time

Pacific Daylight Time

Topic

Speakers

8:00 - 8:10

Opening Session

Welcome Back

Dr. Linda Burton
Dr. Janice L. Hilliard

8:15 - 9:15

Panel

What’s Social Justice Got to Do with It?

Dr. Linda Burton (Moderator)
Dr. Robert Turner II

9:20 - 9:30

Break

BREAK

9:35 - 10:35

General Session

A Change is Gonna Come

Dr. Linda Burton

10:40 -10:55

Break

BREAK

11:00-12:00

Panel

How I Got Over

Robert Watts III (Moderator)
Ashley Bryant
Devon Lewis-Buchanan
Charmin Smith
Bobby Thompson

12:00 - 12:30

Break

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12:30 - 2:00

Networking Sessions

Networking Sessions – 20 Min. Sessions

Ticket pricing

General Admission

SOLD OUT

full conference

All sessions & presentations

Small-Group Networking

Meet With up to 3 presenters of your choice

VIP Small-Group Career Session

1-Hour with Dr. Janice L. Hilliard

$100 Value

Private 1-on-1 Coaching Session

Private Phone Call with Dr. Janice L Hilliard after the Conference

$300 Value

VIP

SOLD OUT

full conference

All sessions & presentations

Small-Group Networking

Meet With up to 3 presenters of your choice

VIP Small-Group Career Session

1-Hour with Dr. Janice L. Hilliard

$100 Value

Private 1-on-1 Coaching Session

Private Phone Call with Dr. Janice L Hilliard after the Conference

$300 Value

Hosts & Opening SPEAKERS

"Hilliard Solutions is honored to collaborate with our major sponsor and partner, Berkeley Social Welfare, to help professionals help athletes succeed by providing this unique, cutting-edge professional development experience for our attendees."

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard is President & CEO of Hilliard Solutions, an education and sports consultancy firm that helps professionals help athletes succeed by providing career, consulting, and curriculum services. She is the creator of the annual Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event that assists women with entering, advancing, and transitioning into the field of athlete development. Dr. Hilliard spent fifteen years at the National Basketball Association where she was most recently Vice President of Player Development. She was previously an Associate Director of Athletics at the University of Houston and the University of North Carolina. She is a member of the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists, National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the Michigan State University College of Business Sports Management Advisory Board. A proud recipient of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Founders Award and National Girls and Women in Sports Day Award, she is also an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and Georgetown University and a published author.

Dean

Berkeley Social Welfare

Dr Linda Burton

"Anyone who works with athletes knows the power of sports to improve people’s lives. This is a wonderful opportunity for people who work with athletes to explore new possibilities, and for social workers to look at innovative ways to support individuals and communities through sports."

Linda M. Burton is Dean of Berkeley Social Welfare and holds the Eugene and Rose Kleiner Chair for the Study of Processes, Practices and Policies in Aging. She previously served as Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy and Dean of Social Sciences at Duke University. She is co – editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty and Black Boys and Men in African American Families and serves on the Editorial Board of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and the William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Advisory Board. She has received the Distinguished Career Award for the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, the Alexis Wiley Award for Outstanding Research in Family Science, and the American Family Therapy Academy Award for Innovative Contributions to Family Research. Her research integrates ethnographic and demographic approaches and examines the roles of inequality, poverty, trauma, and intergenerational family dynamics in the intimate unions of low- income mothers and accelerated life course transitions in urban and rural families.

 

Featured SPEAKERS

Associate AD for SOAR / Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Rice University

JP Abercrumbie

Rice University

Founder

Student-Athletes Unite

Krystal Beachum

Student-Athletes Unite

Program Manager

Communities in Schools

Ashley Bryant

Communities in Schools

Sr. Associate AD
Student Development

University of Washington

Kim Durand

University of Washington

Sr. Vice President Marketing

Excel Sports Management

Colleen Garrity

Excel Sports Management

Player Engagement Assistant

Green Bay Packers

Ashley Goodman

Green Bay Packers

Chief Executive Officer

The BFCA Experience

Marlene Holmes

The BFCA Experience

Commissioner

America East Conference

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Director of Player Engagement

Major League Soccer

Chadozi Ibeauchi

Major League Soccer

Team Services Coordinator

Philadelphia 76ers

Kristin Judson

Philadelphia 76ers

Alumni Relations Director

Las Vegas Raiders

Devon Lewis-Buchanan

Las Vegas Raiders

Academic Coordinator

University of Colorado

Haley Major

University of Colorado

Director of Student-Athlete Development

University of Arkansas

Erica Nelson-Flowers

University of Arkansas

Charmin Smith

University of California Berkeley

Makenzie St. Onge

U.S. Ski and Snowboard

Founder

Athlete Advocacy and Empowerment Group

Stephanie Thorburn-Kresge

Athlete Advocacy and Empowerment Group

Bobby Thompson

University of California Berkeley

Dr. Robert Turner II

George Washington University

Field Consultant and Lecturer

Berkeley Social Welfare

Robert Watts III

Berkeley Social Welfare

Key Panels

Speaker Highlights

2021 special recognition

tamika catchings

Hilliard Solutions and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare announced that the highlight of their jointly hosted Women in Athlete Development Symposium and Networking Event this spring is a special recognition of WNBA legend Tamika Catchings for her role as a pioneer and athlete advocate leader for social justice in sports and society.

“I have known and been a mentor to Tamika Catchings since she joined the WNBA and worked in player development with her father, NBA legend Harvey Catchings. Tamika embodies what it means to be a leader in her community, sports, and the world, and understands the power of athletes to impact society. We cannot think of a more deserving recognition as an important part of our efforts to prepare women desiring to work in sports for the responsibilities of these important positions.”

Dr. Janice L Hilliard

“Tamika Catchings is an inspiring role model on and off the court. We honor her service to others through her foundation’s community work.”

Dr. Linda Burton

““I am beyond honored to receive this special recognition from Hilliard Solutions and Berkeley Social Welfare. Helping to prepare individuals who support athletes in all aspects of their lives is an endeavor I fully support. Based on my upbringing, I have always been fully committed to empowering and uplifting communities and being a vocal leader for positive change. Basketball has given me a platform to impact the world through sports and I take this responsibility seriously.”

Tamika Catchings

One of the most decorated athletes of all time, Tamika Catchings has left an indelible mark at every level of the game. Catchings is a four-time Olympic gold medalist, 10-time WNBA All-Star, five-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a WNBA Champion. Beyond her on-court success, she is known for her off-court professionalism and was a three-time recipient of the Kim Perrot sportsmanship award. In 2004, she launched the Catch the Stars Foundation, which empowers youth by providing goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy and youth development.

Event Sponsors

Improving the lives of vulnerable individuals, families and communities

Located within the world’s finest public university and one of the most diverse regions in the nation, the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare strives to transform the systems that perpetuate poverty and social disadvantage. Berkeley Social Welfare develops effective leaders and scholars committed to solving complex social problems; produces, disseminates and utilizes research to improve social-service delivery and policy through critical thinking and evidence-based knowledge; and prepares the next generation of culturally-competent social workers, researchers and teachers dedicated to serving the most vulnerable members of our society.

Helping professionals help athletes succeed

At Hilliard Solutions, the framework of athlete success  is centered around our powerful 360-degree Athlete Development Model that:

  • identifies the key disciplines that impact the athlete’s life experience.
  • provides direction for their comprehensive development.
  • equips sports leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to prepare their athletes for successful experiences during and beyond their sports careers to ensure successful transitions.

 

Our 360-degree Athlete Development Model did not simply appear. It reflects the components that Dr. Janice Hilliard has identified, successfully integrated, and implemented to achieve impactful outcomes throughout her 30-year career.

Doc’s reputation as an athlete development industry expert who has created innovative and cutting-edge programming and initiatives and professional development platforms for athletes and staff is well documented across some of the most successful and respected sports, training, and educational organizations in the country.

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