Midwest ACE Webinars

Midwest ACE places education and knowledge at the forefront of member benefits. Not only do our members receive opportunities to boost their skill sets and those of their team during the Regional ACE webinars, they can show off their knowledge of the industry during one of Midwest ACE's webinars.

The Midwest ACE Professional Development Committee is devoted to providing members with information that impacts their industry. In order to share the value of Midwest ACE with industry leaders and prospective members, webinars will be available to both members and non-members. Members can register to attend for free and non-members will be charged a $30 fee.

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Upcoming Webinars

The Productive Career Services Leader: Manage your Email, To Do List, and Time Better to Promote Wellbeing

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Central/ 12:00 pm - 1:00pm Eastern

Description: With high demands, reduced resources, and new initiatives, our inboxes, to-do lists, and time commitments can be overwhelming and anxiety-provoking. Does your day consist of a hamster-wheel-like process of answering emails as they arrive in your inbox? Do you end your day and question what you got done? You will receive concrete, actionable steps you can implement TODAY to get organized, reduce distraction and increase productivity with the ultimate goal of improving your wellbeing.


Celeste Spier, University of Nebraska Lincoln 
My mission is to maximize the educational experience for college students. I do this by advising students on their career development and strategically overseeing career programs. I have 13 years of experience in student affairs including career services, academic advising, and recruiting, as well as 6 years of experience in administrative roles including strategic planning, creation of new programs, project management, assessment/reporting, and supervision. I just completed a PhD in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Higher Education and a minor in applied research methods. I am a natural introvert who loves to collaborate with others to solve problems - especially when it comes to career concerns of college students!


Past Webinars

Operationalizing Equity: Unpacking Systemic Racism the Elephant in the Room

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Central/ 1:00 pm - 2:00pm Eastern

Description: Join the DEI Committee in hosting Dr. Tierney J. Bates for an interactive presentation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Career Services. 


Dr. Tierney J. Bates
 has established himself as focused leader, speaker, fundraiser, networker, career coach and voice on diversity, equity, inclusion, and GENERATION NOW! He has given over 110 keynote talks, presentations, and workshops. With over 20 years in higher education, he has progressed from entry level to senior level administration providing leadership, vision, and responsibility for strategic initiatives and solutions in student services, diversity & inclusion, career services/workforce development, recruitment, and fundraising. He is currently at UNC Chapel Hill as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Special Projects & Interim Executive Director and has served in leadership roles at Virginia Union University, North Carolina Central University, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, and Bowling Green State University.

He is also the founder and Chief Engagement Officer of The Bates Group LLc that is a premier boutique consulting and education agency, specializing in working with higher education, corporate industry, and nonprofits, the areas of focus include: Career Coaching, DEI Strategy and plans, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Training & Workshops, Diverse Talent Searches, Speakers Bureau, Fundraising Consulting for Identity-Based & Diversity fundraising needs.

Dr. Bates is from Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications with a minor in African-American History from the University of Akron, his Master of Arts in Higher -Education Administration from the University of Akron, and his MBA from Bryan College, and a Doctorate degree from Spalding University. Dr. Bates is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 100 Black Men of Triangle East.

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