Hosting Successful Inclusive Events for All: Move United Virtual Leadership Conference

Hosting events can be stressful especially when you want to make sure everyone is included equally. In this session participants will learn how to create an inclusive environment regardless of the event style ensuring everyone can actively participate as much as they desire. We will discuss common barriers to participation and learn strategies to remove them. Ensuring inclusion in any event is not only best practice but also a great way to maximize the number of participants.

Speaker: Kelly Bonner – Project Coordinator of Training and Education at the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability
Mrs. Bonner joined Lakeshore Foundation in 2000 as a Fitness Specialist and has worked there for the past 19 years. Through her time at Lakeshore she has gained hands on experience working with individuals with disabilities across the lifespan. She has developed numerous programs including inclusive exercise routines, recreational youth programs, injured military programs and incentive programs across disability and age groups. Mrs. Bonner coached the adapted youth track and field team for 7 years. In 2012 she started working with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. Mrs. Bonner is currently the Project Coordinator for Training and Education and conducts Inclusive Fitness Trainings nationally and specializes in adapting exercises for all individuals. Mrs. Bonner manages the training components across all sectors for NCHPAD as well as the online learning platform.

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