special olympics kansas virtual health and leadership forum

Thank you to everyone that attended our Virtual Health and Leadership Forum! It was a great event and we appreciate all of the attendee and interaction.

Below are the recordings of the sessions and the presentations available for download.


Day 1 – Friday, November 13


5:30pm – 6:30pm

Opening keynote speaker

Featuring Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Special Olympics Chief Health Officer


6:30pm – 7:30pm

Virtual Bingo

Following the opening session, hang around with us for an hour and play Bingo for SOKS Prize Packs while engaging with the rest of the audience.

Day 2 – Saturday, November 14


9:30am - 10:00am

Virtual Yoga

With Riggs Chiropractic

Get your blood and endorphins flowing with this great way to start your day. This workout is appropriate for all fitness levels and will help set your focus and intentions for the day. No equipment needed. All you need is about a 4 square feet of space to move freely. Please wear workout shoes. A yoga mat would be helpful, but not necessary.


10:00am - 10:45am

Resilience (Self-Care) Session

By Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University

Participants will recognize stress and its impact on their physical, emotional and social health, understand how resilience is built through stress and identify internal and external resources for self-care.


11:00am - 11:45am

Give Space

By Carol Winner, Founder, For the Love of Peach

The give space message and symbol are designed for symbolic yet clear communication to help the wearer clearly and simply show others they need space to heal, to protect, or just to be. Now, due to COVID19, its enhanced use is not only helping more individuals, but it is also helping organizations and establishments protect those for whom they are responsible.


12:00pm - 12:45pm

Lunch Break/Open Forum

Grab your lunch and stay online with us! SOKS Staff will be available to answer questions or discuss any topic that you would like.


1:00pm - 1:45pm

Pre-Game to Podium Mindset

By Dr. Linda Sterling, Sterling Sport Mindset

This presentation provides gameday mindset strategies to help your athlete bring their best performance to every performance, on and off the field.


2:00pm - 2:45pm

What Makes You Healthy

By Luz Conde, Health Promotions Clinicial Director

This presentation will give an overall look at all Health Promotions disciplines: Handwashing, Hydration, Sun Safety, Strong Bones, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Good Blood Pressure, Smoking and more.


3:00pm - 4:00pm

2021-24 SOKS Strategic Plan

Led by Special Olympics Kansas Staff

Special Olympics Kansas staff will provide an overview of the strategic plan for the next 4 years. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the organization’s focus and priorities for the future.


4:00pm - 4:45pm

Sports – 2021 and Beyond

Led by Special Olympics Kansas staff

In this session, we will present on the 2021 sports schedule, discuss the on-going impact of COVID, coaching education and the impact of the strategic plan on sports.


6:00pm - 7:00pm


Champions Night

Join us on Facebook Live after the forum to celebrate the award winners from the past year and more!

More Information Here

Additional Resources

While you’re here, check out the below videos from our monthly health webinar series.

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