OCS Conference Funding Submission

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference

Name: Nia McIntosh


Specialization: HPM-Health Services Management

Conference Host Organization/Institution: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Conference/Competition Name: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference

Conference Term: Fall Conference Start Date: 2019-09-11 Conference End Date: 2019-09-15

What were your takeaways from this conference/case competition?
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was a life-changing event. This Conference was first established in 1971, and since then, they have focused their efforts on bringing together Black people who are in diverse industries together. They are committed to using constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure Black people and other marginalized communities have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

How will your participation in this conference/case competition support your professional development?
While at this conference I gained invaluable connections to people working in policy, technology, business, and healthcare. My future job as a health administrator will cross many disciplines and require me to leverage the knowledge of those around me, including the people I met at the conference.

What are some next steps or action items this conference/case competition inspired?
I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of CBC and look forward to attending their conference as a professional in the future.

What are some tips or best practices that you would like to share with other Wagner students who attend a conference/case competition?

Wagner Areas of Impact: Government, Inequality, Race, and Poverty