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Wednesday, January 26 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
The Uncivil Debate: Communication in an Era of Outrage

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For two years, public schools have been trying to navigate through a “Perfect Storm” of controversies, catastrophes, and critical situations. Pandemic pandemonium, Critical Race Theory, natural disasters, mean-spirited politics, DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion), unlevel economic playing fields, declining enrollment, workforce turnover, sexual harassment and abuse, homelessness, immigration, learning loss, and parental choice. Public schools have become the battleground for an increasingly uncivil debate as these issues collide. In this session, veteran communicator Tom DeLapp will share his views about where we are and where we are headed when it comes to public engagement in education. He will also lead a collaborative discussion about practices, pitfalls, and possibilities for isolating and containing the negativity virus in our schools. Presenter: Tom DeLapp and Stephen Nichols

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Tom DeLapp

President, Communications Resources for Schools
A veteran of the communications industry with over 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Tom DeLapp draws on a wealth of expertise and a national reputation as one of the premier school public relations professionals in the country. Mr. DeLapp is a highly... Read More →

Stephen Nichols

CEO, Nichols Strategies, LLC

Wednesday January 26, 2022 3:30pm - 4:45pm PST
Grand Salon DE (Hotel)