Events and Agenda

The Morning’s Events for Step Up Include:


Raising Kids With Character

Developing your Child’s Character in Today’s Challenging Culture.

How we as parents can help our children learn to treat others with respect and care, strive to do their best work, increase their “moral intelligence” and make the right choices when it comes to negative influences in their culture (media, drugs, dishonesty, etc.)

Presenter: Ken Fisher, Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development 


Project Lead the Way

Forging future generations of engineering and science students.

Presenter: Steve Skorup, Waubonsie Valley High School 

Where Am I Going from Here?

Helping students identify their “best fit” in the world of work.

Presenter: Barb Tartaglione, DuPage Workforce Board 

Building Resilience in Students

Learn about skills for students to withstand life’s challenges.

Presenter: Dr. Michael Maniacci, College of DuPage 

Occupational Trends

Career trends to best prepare our students for today’s marketplace.

Presenter: Dr. Lynn Burks, DeVry University 

Adolescent Brain Development

Learn about the fascinating development of a teenager’s brain.

Presenter: Roseanne Tenuta, Robert Crown Center for Health Education 


Career opportunities for students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Presenter: Jeremy Bensen, Northern Illinois University 

Academic Success for Students with Disabilities

Learn about innovative communication strategies.

Presenter: Brian R. King, LCSW, Consultant and Professional Speaker 

*For your convenience, all 7 sessions will be available at 10:05 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and noon. 

Event Agenda

8:30 to 9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast* (Student Resource Center, Room 2000)
*Sponsored by DuPage Workforce Board

9 to 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction (Student Resource Center, Room 2000)

9:10 to 10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker, Ken Fisher (Student Resource Center, Room 2000)

10 to 10:05 a.m.

Passing Period

10:05 to 10:45 a.m.

1st Breakout Session  (various rooms)

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors/Snacks (Student Resource Center, Lower Level)

11:15 to 11:55 a.m.

2nd Breakout Session (various rooms)

11:55 a.m. to noon

Passing Period

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

3rd Breakout Session (various rooms)

12:45 p.m.



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