Upcoming PD Conferences & Workshops

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Upcoming Workshops & Conferences

  • Learning & the Brain Conference: Positive Student Minds- April 7-9, Arlington, VA WHY POSITIVE MINDS SUCCEEDIn order for students to thrive and succeed in today's high-stress, changing and chaotic world, they will need skills well beyond good test scores. Brain, behavioral and positive psychology research has shown that the most important skills for school/college success and achievement, life satisfaction, good health and wellbeing are resilience and positive emotions: optimism, gratitude, empathy, kindness and happiness. Discover why positive emotions are important for school success, wellbeing and behavior, ways to build student resilience against rising anxiety, adversity, bullying and depression, and strategies for promoting positive minds, students and schools. Go to this link to download the conference brochure and learn more.
    Posted Jan 14, 2017, 5:38 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • 18th Annual White Privilege Conference- Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 18th Annual White Privilege ConferenceThursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30, 2017Kansas City, MissouriOrganizing. Strategizing. Taking-ActionFor More Information go to this link: http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/schedule.htmlWPC 18 Keynotes    AMER F. AHMED, Ed. D., is an individual with an eclectic personal and professional experience. As an intercultural diversity consultant, college administrator, facilitator, poet and Hip Hop activist, he channels his diverse experiences into work geared towards effective change serving to create mutual benefit for all. Born in Springfield, Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants, Amer has dedicated his life to engaging and facilitating diversity across human difference. His studies in Anthropology and Black Studies have been enhanced by powerful study abroad experiences in South Africa ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 7:29 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • MCRC@ADVIS Presents Beyond the Binary: Exploring Gender Identity & Sexuality in Independent Schools- Jan. 17 Beyond the Binary:Exploring Gender Identity & Sexualityin Independent SchoolsFeaturing from left to right: Dr. Jennifer Bryan, Founder and Principal, Team Finch Consultants;Dr. Linda A. Hawkins, co-Director, Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic, andSamantha Taylor, Clinic Coordinator and Director of Education, Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia This workshop is appropriate for a broad range of independent school educators including school heads, division directors, classroom teachers, diversity coordinators, counselors, admissions professionals, and athletics staff.Agenda8:30 - 9:00 AM ~ Check-in and continental breakfast  9:00 – 9:30 AM ~ Opening remarks, breakout instructions, move to concurrent sessions9:30 – 11:30 ~ Concurrent sessions (choose one at registration)Gender and Sexuality Diversity 101 - for ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2016, 4:33 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • Online Course on How to Take Effective Action Online Course on How to Take Effective ActionIn this time of tumult, fear, and hatred, the world needs the gifts that you were born to share. You may not be sure where to use them. You may not know how to use them to greatest effect, or even if you can make a difference at all, but you know you need to do something to work for a more just and loving world. You are not alone!   On the five Mondays in January, Meeting member Eileen Flanagan will be offering a five-week online course for those who want to take action but are not sure where to start. She will share some of what she’s learned leading ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2016, 4:29 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • Mindfulness and White Privilege: An Anti-Racicism Seminar for White People Starting this January, Wellspring at St. Martin's is offering a unique anti-racism program called Mindfulness and White Privilege: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People.This seven-session course will blend mindfulness meditation practices with an exploration of racial conditioning.Open to a multi-faith audience, the seminar aims to engage white people in both a spiritually and historically informed practice of addressing racism, fostering personal insight and self-understanding that is essential in building the trust and awareness needed for interracial work.The seminar will include six Sunday afternoon sessions (Jan. 15 and 29Feb. 12 and 26March 5 and 19.), concluding with a day-long retreat, Saturday, April 8. The fee is $320 for all ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2016, 4:27 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
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