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February 26-March 1, Leadership in Action Week

In 2024, we are hosting the first annual Community College Leadership in Action Week. While the events will feel familiar, we are packaging them together for one cohesive week of events. These events include the Student Legislative Seminar, PTK, and Community College Day on the Hill. See below for schedules and agendas!

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Callahan at or Monique Ellefson at 

February 26 Student Legislative Seminar

This event will be held at the Curate, located at 322 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309.

  • 11:30 am - Students may begin to arrive. Lunch will be ready upon arrival. 

  • 11:55 am - Welcome message by Executive Director Emily Shields. 

  • 12:25 pm - Discussion of Legislative Priorities/Advocacy

  • 12:50 pm - Transition/Break

  • 1:00 pm - Legislative Panel Q/A

  • 2:00 pm - Students may visit internships booths, voter registration booths, and have 1:1 discussions with the state legislators before they leave

  • 2:30 pm - Monique Ellefson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, will lead the students in a Spectrum of Allies activity

  • 3:30 pm - Call to action by Emily Shields. 

February 26 PTK

Phi Theta Kappa, known also as PTK, will have an awards ceremony and dinner in the evening of February 26 starting at 6 p.m.

Meet the 2024 PTK All-Iowa Academic Team! We are excited to celebrate them at our in-person awards celebration on Monday, February 26. 

2024 PTK All-Iowa Academic Team | Community Colleges for Iowa (

February 27 Community College Day on the Hill

Our third and final event will be Community Colleges Day On The Hill, to be held on February 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

7:00 am - Arrive at the Capitol to unload materials for table and begin set-up

7:30 am - Legislators begin to arrive to visit with students

8:30 am - House begins session, introduce CC students

9:00 am - Senate begins session, introduce CC students

12:00 pm - Begin packing up 

March 22, 19th Annual Diversity Conference

Join as at Indian Hill's 19th Annual Diversity Conference held at their Ottumwa campus. Speakers include Erica Carter and Ken Nwadike Jr. 

July 10-11, Summer Trustee Conference and Governance Leadership Institute

This year's event will be hosted by Hawkeye Community College at their Adult Learning Center in Waterloo, Iowa. 

Click here to register:

Hotel information is included in the Eventbrite link. 

December 3-5, 2024 Convention and Tradeshow

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