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2019 PDI

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Stacie Christian

Dr. Christian has been the Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center at UWGB since 2013. UWGB is celebrating it’s four-year recognition as being one of the TOP 25 LGBTQ+ Friendly Campuses in the United States by the National Pride Index. Over 1250 individuals received SAFE Ally training on campus as well as many more throughout the Northeastern Wisconsin community as part of Dr. Christian’s advocacy to make Wisconsin a safer place to live and work. Dr. Christian received recognition for the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for outstanding contributions to the UW System in service of LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Christian earned a doctorate writing a dissertation on Transgender Workplace Equity Workplace Effect on Job Satisfaction. Dr. Christian continues to advocate for transgender workplace equity and community services including her support of transgender equity ordinance, which passed in De Pere in 2018. Dr. Christian provides Inclusive Excellence training throughout Northeastern Wisconsin at public schools, health organizations, community organizations and churches. Dr. Christian’s focus for training and advocacy is on diverse groups including gender, veteran’s status, disabilities, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity/expression, age, race, ethnicity, and religion.

WCPA Professional Development Institute's 2019 keynote speaker Stacie Christian

Annette Langlois Grunseth

Annette Langlois Grunseth, Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a poet and advocate for human rights. Her work has been published in journals, books and anthologies in the Midwest, Oregon and Nova Scotia.

Her chapbook Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition (Finishing Line Press 2017) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry and the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize.

She has earned awards for her poetry with Wisconsin Academy Review, Wisconsin People & Ideas and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. She often writes poetry on the bike trail or in her kayak on northern lakes where her muse tags along, just for the exercise. Learn more at www.annettegrunseth.com


Registration Information

Registration Fees
Professional Attendee Registration – $85*
Student Attendee Registration – $60*

*Price includes registration fees, refreshments and lunch.

Refund Policy

  • – If you need to cancel you registration to our event, you will be reimbursed based on the following schedule.
  • – More than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the event: You are eligible for 100%
  • – 14 days or less before the start of the event: You are eligible for 50% reimbursement


8:30 AM to 9:00 AM — Registration/Check-in
9:00 AM to 11:00 PM — Session 1: Trans 101
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Session 2: A Parents Perspective
12:00 to 1:00 PM — Lunch & Book signing
1:00 to 2:00 PM — Session 3: Student Panel
2:00 to 3:00 PM — Session 4: Building a Network of support
3:00 to 4:00 PM — PDI Conclusion/Round Table Discussions

Hotel Information

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
850 Kepler Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311
Phone: 920-288-0101 Fax: 920-288-0202

Group ID: 1904WCPADE

Reserve hotel by March 18th for group block pricing.

Room Types available:
Double Queen Suite (QNES) $86.00
Standard King Suite (KNDS) $94.00

Map and Parking

UWGB Campus Map

Questions about PDI?

Jacqueline Bonneville, WCPA President at bonnevillej@uwstout.edu or 715.232-3492 or Tonya Schmidt, WCPA President-Elect at tonya.schmidt@wisc.edu.


Thank you to our 2019 PDI sponsors:



Past WCPA Professional Development Institutes

2019 PDI: Higher Education in Transition

2018 PDI: #MeToo on Campus

2017 PDI: Supporting Undocumented Students

2016 PDI: Serving Indigenous Students

2014 PDI: Assessment in Student Affairs

2013 PDI: Students In Transition: From Entry to Academic Success

2012 PDI: Creating a culture of Civility & Responsibility

2011 PDI: From At-Risk to At-Promise in the Blink of an Educator’s Eye

2010 PDI: Student Learning: Building Student Affairs Capacity for Academic Collaboration

2009 PDI: Working with Millennial Students, Professional Staff and Their Parents

2008 PDI: Alcohol and Today’s College Student

2007 PDI: The Ins and Outs of Online Communities and Technology: Best Practices and Strategies to Effectively Work With Our Students

2005 PDI: Mental Health & Today’s College Student

2004 PDI: The College Male Today: Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging Men on Campus