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You Don't Have to be A Delta to Grow with Us!

Continuing Education Luncheon

July 9, 2019, 12 Noon

Race, Equity and Leadership: The Challenge for African American Leaders

This luncheon will address the challenge African- American leaders face in their

positions as they balance and address systemic and structural barriers and deal

with the issue of inequity vs. inequality. 

Speaker: Paula Madison


July 10, 2019, 12 Noon

Speak Brother!

A View of America Approaching 2020!

This luncheon will focus on news and analysis of politics, and culture

from an explicitly African American perspective in the current political

climate.  Speaker: Roland Martin $50 (1 CLE/CEU)

Computer Software and Technology

Introduction to Excel

Introduction to Excel will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets. Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data. This course will provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills. You will learn to perform calculations, modify a worksheet and format a worksheet. Must have the software and a laptop for this class.$150 (3 Hours)


Introduction to Lean & Six Sigma:  Improving Customer Satisfaction and Efficiency In Your Organization

In this training, students will work with detailed Value Stream Maps and identify areas of waste, with an in-depth look at the sources of defects and associated quality issues. They will apply Lean Six Sigma tools – including statistical analysis – to reduce waste and verify effectiveness. This course includes interactive simulations, small groups, and a comprehensive, real-world project.  $100  Instructor: Debra McFadden-Bryant


Managing Generations in the Workplace

Gain an understanding of managing employees from different generations. Discover what motivates each generation, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. $100 (2 Hours) Instructor: Debra McFadden-Bryant

Marketing Social Media

Improve your online visibility and use social media to achieve your personal and professional goals. Reach thousands of potential customers with a little-to-no expense. Those with no experience in social networking will build the skills to advertise ideas, promote messages, understand social media laws, grab audience attention, use mobile live streaming apps like Periscope, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. $150 (2 Hours)

Developing Logic Models

Learn how to create and use a logic model, a visual representation of your initiative's activities, outputs, and expected outcomes. $100 (2 Hours) Instructor: Deidre Johnson Burel


Grant Writing 1

This workshop will help you develop grant writing skills that are essential for acquiring competitive funding – from government agencies or private foundations. Beginners will learn essential tools for writing winning grant proposals. Those with more experience will sharpen their skills and engage in interactive discussions about trends in grant writing and funding. The workshop covers the grants process. Find out what funders look at when considering a grant proposal, what grant compliance means, and how to find potential funders. $100 (3 Hours) Thelma French


Grant Writing 2

This course will hone the essential skills for acquiring competitive funding from government agencies or private foundations. The course builds on Level I, with more in-depth exploration of the grants process, and offers hands-on practice with researching, developing, and writing a grant proposal. $100 (3 Hours)  Ebony Turner

Legal Education



Criminal Justice Reform: Impact on Communities, Families, Crime Prevention, and Recidivism

 A discussion of the current national trend to reform the criminal justice system(adult and juvenile) in the areas of sentencing, decreasing recidivism, access to education while incarcerated, access to medical and psychological treatment in prisons/jails. Does reform extend to the community once a person has been released from imprisonment? What efforts are being made to provide educational services to the people when they are released? $75 (1.5 CLEs/CEUs)  

Panelists: Honorable Keva Landrum-Johnson, Sarah Omojola, J.D., Flozell Daniels, Syrita Steib-Martin

Moderator: Senator J.P. Morrell, E


Legal Implication of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Access in the Classroom 

The education of the K-12 grade student does not only include reading, writing, and arithmetic.  The school administrators,  teachers, and parents are faced with many issues. This session will address the increased number of charter schools; the application of appropriate discipline; services or lack thereof for students with special needs, inclusion,  and diversity in the classroom and school activities.    $75 (1.5 CLEs/CEUs) 

Panelists: Jaimme Collins, Esq., Jade Russell, Esq,  Dr. Raynard Sanders, James M. Williams, Esq.

Moderator: Senator Karen Carter Peterson, Esq.


Ethics and Fairness in the Workplace: Do They Work Together in the Area of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation?

An overview of how gender identity and sexual orientation are defined in the context of the workplace. What are the legal and ethical considerations to be made in the workplace  $50 (1 CLEs/CEUs)   Cherrilynne W. Thomas, Esq.


Legal Issues in Higher Education: Title IX, Discipline, Diversity/Inclusion and More

A review of case law and current trends in our nation's colleges and universities in the areas of Title IX, admissions, discipline(hazing), Clery Act compliance and diversity/inclusion. $75 (1.5 CLEs/CEUs

Panelists: Winston DeCuir, Jr. Esq (Attorney-DeCuir, Clark and Adams, LLC.), Deidre Robert (General Counsel- Southern University and A&M College System), Denise Wallace (General Counsel-Florida A&M University)

Moderator: Senator Wesley Bishop, Esq.

Sponsored by: GNO Louis A Martinet Society & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., New Orleans Alumnae Chapter

Title: Tipping the Scales of Social Justice

Approved for 6.5 of Continuing Education hours by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Out of state attorneys will need to contact your appropriate bar association for credit.

Price: $50 per hour; $300 entire seminar; $275 Martinet members



Leisure Classes

Beginner Cricut

Explore how-to start creating custom designs. You'll begin with the basic components as you learn how to make simple designs, set your materials, align cutting mats and use your tools. Ready to make personalized projects?  You will be shown how to use the Cricut Design Space® software.  Step up your skills as you discover easy ways to create intricate designs with the software's Print then Cut and pattern fills features. Then, go beyond paper designs and experiment with vinyl, iron-on materials and more.  $35 (2 Hours)


Line Dancing

A fun, low impact form of exercise that helps build confidence in solo movement. Teaching  4- 6 contemporary line dances to all levels. Featuring the nationally well-known instructor, Linda Simms. $20 (2 Hours)



Wine Tasting

Are you a wine enthusiast looking to learn about the physiology of taste and how to evaluate acidity, tannin, alcohol, residual sugar and other structural elements of a wine? This course has been designed so you can start to build your wine descriptor vocabulary. In this interactive full-day session you will gain the confidence to more accurately identify and describe wines. $50 (2 Hours)

New Orleans Style Cooking Class

Semi Hands-on Cooking

· Everyone will learn to make a proper roux

· Everyone will learn to flambé


· Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

· Banana Foster


Chef Byron is a seasoned chef working in New Orleans as a Chef Instructor for the Mardi Gras School of Cooking. There he teaches locals and tourist several New Orleans style dishes including Shrimp and Grits, Bread Pudding and many more. Chef Byron has been featured on Food Networks, Chopped, and other competing platforms. He currently works with local nonprofits, teaching the youth about food and participating in competitions with the students. He received his training in New York at the International Culinary Center and has worked at several of New York and New Orleans Best restaurants. $75 (2 Hours) Byron Bradley


Approved for 6.5 of Continuing Education hours by the Louisiana State Bar Association.        More information.

CLE sponsored BY

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM      Developing Logic Models (2 Hrs)                            Room: Fulton

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Grant Writing 1 (3 Hrs)                                              Room: New Levee 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Introduction to Lean & Six Sigma:                          Room: Fulton

                                              Improving Customer Satisfaction and Efficiency In Your Organization. (2Hrs.)

12:00 PM                         Paula Madison Luncheon: Race, Equity and Leadership:                      Grand Ballroom B

                                            The Challenge for African American Leaders

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM        Grant Writing 2 (3 Hrs)                                               Room: New Levee 

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM        Introduction to Excel (3 Hrs)                                     Room: Julia

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM        Managing Generations in the Workplace (2 Hrs)  Room: Fulton

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM       Leisure Courses

                                            Wine Tasting (2 Hrs)                                                    Room: New Levee 

                                            Beginner Cricut (2 Hrs)                                                Room: Fulton

                                            Line Dancing (2 Hrs)                                                    Grand Ballroom CD

                                            New Orleans Style cooking Class (2 Hrs)                 Room: Julia

Wednesday, July 10, 2019                                                                                 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM        Ethics and Fairness in the Workplace:                    Room: New Levee   

                                             Do They Work Together in the Area of Gender Identity   

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM        Criminal Justice Reform: Impact  on Communities, Families, Crime Prevention &                                  

                                             Recidivism                                                                      Room: New Levee 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Marketing Social Media (2 Hrs)                                 Room: Fulton

11:00 AM – 12:30 AM     Legal Issues in Higher Education                              Room: New Levee                                  

2:10 AM – 3:40 PM         Legal Consideration of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Access in the Classroom: Is the Classroom of Today 

                                             Providing Education for Tomorrow?                         Room: New Levee                                      

12:00 PM                           Roland Martin Luncheon:                                                                                 Grand Ballroom CD

                                             Speak, Approaching Brother! A View of America 2020!

A detailed schedule with course exact time and location will be published at a later date.
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