A Journey for Life...
As a member of DKG you are automatically a member of the appropriate geographic Forum. Each Forum has projects, professional communiques and, when appropriate, information about proposed legislation with ramifications for educators and children’s welfare. DKG is also a non-governmental organization member of the United Nations with consultative status with the Economic Social community. DKG has a long relationship with UNICEF and the Committee Teaching About the UN. DKG has been recognized by the Institute of International Education for its partnership with Fulbright grants in supporting World Fellowship recipients – non-member women outside of the United States and Canada, who against financial and cultural odds came to universities in the U.S. and Canada to pursue advance degrees. Over all, DKG at the international, state organization and chapter levels give approximately $3,000,000 a year in scholarships, grants and project support. The Society is a philanthropic force on the international scene. As a member you are a part of that philanthropy. You impact education worldwide!
Every DKG member is considered a leader – a woman who wants to make a difference. How you choose to lead is up to you but DKG offers support for that leadership in many ways:
- through chapter and state organization opportunities;
- international executive education seminars;
- professional learning experiences during regional conferences and the international convention (continuing education units are offered at these events and at many state organization meetings.)
Seek leadership opportunities for personal and professional growth. They are there for you.
International conventions and regional conferences bring DKG members together from our 17 member countries and within our five geographic regions. Internationally known presenters, themed breakout sessions, Marketplace vendors and exhibitors all gather to realize the Society mission to provide personal and professional development for members. Continuing education credits, tours within the host city/region, and networking of members create quality experiences.
Held in even years
Each convention is held in a different city in North America
2018 – Austin, Texas
Held in odd years
200-800 attendees varied by region
Five conferences in five cities in North America and Europe
2017 Northeast – Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2017 Southeast – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2017 Southwest – Honolulu, Hawaii
2017 Northwest – Spearfish, South Dakota
2017 Europe – Tallinn, Estonia
State Organization Conventions
Held either annually or biennially, state organization conventions give members leadership development and personal and professional growth opportunities while providing interactions with fellow members of the state/province/country.
Special Group Events
Each Forum (Canadian, European, Latin American, and United States) offers meetings with an emphasis on cultural, social and political influences on educational issues. In addition, the U.S. Forum offers a semi annual Legislative Forum in Washington, D.C. A Latin American Conference is presented in odd numbered years.