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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. The Student Legislative Seminar will take place from 12pm to 4pm on February 26th followed by PTK that evening. Then, on February 27th, we will host Community College Day on the Hill from 7:30am to 12pm. 

The PTK Awards event will also be held this week, but we are reaching out separately to campus advisors for that information. 

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. 

  • 12:00 pm - Welcome message by Executive Director Emily Shields. 

  • 1:00 pm - Legislative Panel with Q&A

  • 2:00 pm - Booths will be available for students to sign up for internships and register to vote. 

  • 3:00 pm - Advocacy Activities

  • 3:45 pm - Call to action by Executive Director 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.

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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