Meet Alex Watters - Keep Your Wits About You & Channel Your Energy to be Your Own Best Advocate
April 17, 2022
TOGETHER WE CAN:
Here is an introduction to one of the experts you will learn from in our Self-Advocacy sessions. Don’t forget, there is also an Exhibitor Fair with more than $1000 in prizes at our 10th Annual Together We Can Conference!
Alex Watters graduated from Okoboji High School in 2004. That September he had an accident that fractured his C5 vertebrae leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. In 2005, he returned to his studies in Political Science at Morningside University and then pursued his Masters in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University. After college, he interned in Washington DC at the US Department of Education in conjunction with the American Association of People with Disabilities. After returning to Iowa, he worked for Organizing for America, the reelection organization for President Barack Obama. Today, Alex lives in Sioux City Iowa, and has served on the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors since 2017. Since 2013, he has worked at Morningside University where he has taught an introductory course on negotiation and dispute resolution, coached a mediation team, worked as a First Year Advisor, in career services, and was recently named the Director of Alumni Engagement.
SELF ADVOCACY SESSION:
Keep Your Wits About You & Channel Your Energy to be Your Own Best Advocate
This session will teach you strategies you can use to channel your passion in a positive way. First, you will learn how to tell your story. Then, how to share your story. Finally, how to build a coalition around your story and advocate for change.
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