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How to Have Difficult Conversations?

Monday, February 5, 2018
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Laurel Hall 102


On February 5th, 6:30 - 8:00pm in Laurel Hall 102 - Guest Speaker Odell Bizell ii will be on campus to engage with participants and present on 'How to Have Difficult Conversations around Diversity and Inclusion'.

Pizza will be served, beginning at 6pm on a first come- first serve basis.

Come out to this event and leave feeling empowered!

If you require accomodations to participate in this program, please contact Office for Diversity and Inclusion at 860-486-2422

Information on Speaker:

Odell Bizzell is a nationally known blogger, speaker, author, internet personality, and expert in training leaders to overcome obstacles to succeed. While in high school Odell started a small candy retail distribution center that earned him over $75,000 while earning an academic scholarship to college. As a successful keynote speaker Odell has been featured in the USA Today, Yahoo Finance,, and over 200 media outlets. Through his company the Impact Student Success Program Odell has partnered with over 200 colleges, youth organizations, and the military to reach tens of thousands of students and higher ed professionals all over the country. He’s also the author of 5 books and is a nationally recognized voice in helping students turn their life story into a success story. His engaging and interactive presentations helps his audiences learn about the intersection of leadership and diversity and how to become more effective leaders in a diverse world. Odell has presented on the same stages as Super Bowl winning coaches, national politicians, and celebrities like Stephen A. Smith, Dave Letterman, & Oprah Winfrey.


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