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Motivate 2024

Conference Date: June 21-22, 2024

Location: University of Central Arkansas

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Upcoming events

    • 06/21/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06/22/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • University of Central Arkansas, Integrated Health Sciences Building


    AROTA is Pleased to Announce

    Dr. Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA

    is the keynote speaker this year, presenting

    Using Our Occupation Roots for our Future Path

    Dr. Sandra Dunbar-Smalley (Sandee) received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University, her Masters of Art degree from New York University and her Doctorate in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Sandee is currently the Vice President of the AdventHealth Leadership Institute in Orlando, Florida, where she oversees numerous leadership development programs. Sandee served for four years as the Provost of AdventHealth University, which followed over twenty years at Nova Southeastern University as an Occupational Therapy faculty member, Chair and then Assistant Dean in the College of Healthcare Sciences. Sandee developed the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence at Nova Southeastern University to train faculty members in research, teaching/learning principles and leadership/management aspects of higher education.

    Sandee’s occupational therapy career has included positions in three different hospitals, various outpatient clinics and home health. Her love of pediatrics has led to the creation of many innovative family centered care programs, including programs for women in drug rehabilitation and pregnant teens, in addition to writing a textbook on Occupational Therapy Models for Pediatric Practice.

    Sandee is also the author and co-author of leadership books, An Occupational Perspective of Leadership (3 editions), geared towards enabling others to easily apply leadership theory in everyday clinical and classroom experiences. Sandee has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to effective leadership practices, including creating a clear vision and supporting others in achieving organizational goals. She is a believer in Servant Leadership and the benefits of helping others to professionally develop to be their best selves.

    Sandee has received many academic and service awards, including three Golden Apple awards for her teaching excellence. She enjoys mentoring and has been rewarded by seeing several mentees become leaders in the occupational therapy profession.

    Sandee is married to Arnold Smalley, CEO of Small World Solutions, a corporate training business. She also has one young adult son, Jaden, and one young adult step-daughter, Alyssa. Some of Sandee’s favorite occupations are shopping, swimming, trying new restaurants, community service, traveling, reading and writing.

    Track Courses and Speakers:

    Unlocking Potential: Exploring Assistive Technology in Everyday Devices  - Katelynn Estes, OTD, OTR/L  and Jessica Barnett, MS, OTR/L, ATP, CBIS,

    Providing Culturally Responsive Care to Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients -  Emily Moran-Godsey, OTD-S; Gwendolyn Paige, Pharm. D; and Lorie George-Paschal, PhD, OTR/L, ATP

    Conway Brain Injury Community: Promoting Occupational Adaptation and Community Engagement Following Brain Injury - Jordan Wylie, OTD-S; Kassidy Thompson, OTD, OTR/L, PCBIS; and Lorrie Paschal, PhD, OTR/L, ATP

    The Value of Fieldwork - Amanda Mohler, OTD, OTR/L, AFWCC, et al

    Enhancing the Knowledge and Understanding of Low Vision Related to Acquired Brain Injury - Kelly Hartwick, ppOTD, OTR/L, CBIS, Low Vision Certificate et al: Brandy Pate, ppOTD, CBIS, Low Vision Rehabilitation Certificate; and January Schultz, PhD, Assistant Professor

    Applying Occupational Adaptation ot the Classroom and Clinic - Christine Wright, PhD, OTR/L

    Occupation-Based Approaches to TBI Rehabilitation - Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS, FAOTA

    Coping Reponses - Amanda Mohler, OTD/ OTR/L, AFWCC

    NBCOT National Certification Exam: Information You Need to Know - Kyle Jones, OTR/L

    Thank you to the University of Central Arkansas Department of OTD for Hosting mOTivate 2024 and Happy 50th Anniversary!

    • 06/21/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06/22/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • University of Central Arkansas, Integrated Health Sciences Building

    AROTA 2024 mOTivate Conference Vendor & Sponsor Registration is now OPEN!

    We are honored to be having Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA, as Our Keynote Speaker this year.

    AROTA seeks to provide high quality continuing education for our members and other occupational therapy providers in Arkansas and the surrounding areas.

    AROTA invites you to register as a sponsor for the 2024

    mOTivate Conference. The following sponsorships levels are available:

    • Platinum Sponsorship $1,000
      • Signage in the registration area
      • Full page color ad in the course materials
      • Logo on thank you sign as Platinum Sponsor
      • Exhibitor space with two representatives
    • Break Sponsor $750
      • Signage at the Break
      • Third page color ad in the course materials
      • Logo on than you sign
      • Exhibitor space with two representatives
    • Gold Sponsor $500
      • Logo on Thank you sign as a Gold Sponsor
      • Fourth page ad in the course materials
      • Exhibitor space with two representatives
    • Silver Sponsor $250
      • Logo on Thank you sign as a Silver Sponsor
      • Logo on course materials
    • Bronze Sponsor $100
      • Logo in course materials
    • Exhibitor $250
      • Six foot table and two chairs
      • Two representatives

    Agenda will be published in April 2023

    Registration for Attendees starts in April 2023

    Thank you University of Central Arkansas OTD Department for hosting mOTivate 2024 and

    Happy 50th Anniversary!

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