EDUCATION about and PREVENTION against gender and relationship violence
Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt:
Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt are inspirational speakers with a powerful message! Individually or collectively, Curt and Christie share their message of hope over despair, courage over fear, love over hate, and peace over violence. Following the murder of their daughter in 2008, they have traveled the U.S. promoting gender and partner violence prevention and healthy relationship behaviors. Between them, they have over 40 years of experience in higher education where they have been active in the fields of leadership development and civic engagement. Their message is ideal for all audiences who are interested in making a difference.
Dr. Christie Brungardt:
Dr. Christie Brungardt is a co-founder of Jana’s Campaign, an Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, and the founder of the Women’s Leadership Project at Fort Hays State University. Christie publishes and presents in the fields of service learning, civic engagement, and gender issues in leadership. She has been the recipient of teaching and advising awards, as well as Fort Hays State University’s highest award for service. Though Christie has been instrumental in all facets of growing Jana’s Campaign, the majority of her work today focuses on raising awareness of gender and relationship violence in middle and high school students. Christie specializes in providing gender specific presentations, faculty and staff training, development of the counselor toolkit, and policy review and revisions for K-12 schools. Christie’s deep personal commitment to this issue makes her an inspiration for audiences of all kind.
Dr. Curt Brungardt:
Dr. Curt Brungardt is a co-founder of Jana’s Campaign, the Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies, and the Executive Director of the Center for Civic at Fort Hays State University. In his academic career, Curt specializes in political leadership, social justice, and community organizing. Curt has authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles in the field of civic leadership. His specific work with Jana’s Campaign has focused on engaging men and boys in reducing gender violence by examining modern masculinity. He speaks nationally on this topic and serves on the national advisory board of Coaching Boys into Men. Curt has presented to various audiences including student athletes, prison inmates, and Indian tribes. With years of experience, Curt is available for several different types of speaking engagements from middle schools to colleges and universities.
Kaiti Dinges, MPS:
Kaiti Dinges has presented to thousands of middle and high school students in Kansas and Nebraska during her time as an Education and Prevention Specialist with Jana’s Campaign. Kaiti specializes in our bystander intervention training for middle and high school students. Through this training, Kaiti teaches students how to immediately and effectively intervene when they see unhealthy behaviors occurring. Kaiti excels in presenting to audiences of all sizes. Her relatability and expert knowledge on the subject content connects well with students and community members of all ages.
As an Education and Prevention Specialist with Jana’s Campaign, Tiffani Clark uses her enthusiasm to connect with middle and high school students while presenting on the difficult topic of gender and relationship violence. She presents in the state of Colorado to audiences of all sizes. While Tiffani works to enhance our prevention efforts on college campuses, she specializes in helping young people identify red flags in a relationship, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, and how to be an active bystander.