Speaking Schedule

Dr. Brooks addresses essential themes in his presentations, including strategies for nurturing confidence and resilience in ourselves, our children, and in others; balancing our personal and professional lives; managing stress more effectively; creating positive work and school environments; and enriching family relationships.  His emphasis is on identifying and reinforcing the strengths or “islands of competence” in ourselves and others so that we may all lead more meaningful, successful lives.

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January 2009 

01/01/2009

Cape Cod, MA, "Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Balance, Self-Discipline, and Hope in Ourselves and Others," 9:00-noon each day, New England Educational Institute, (413) 499-1489

01/12/2009

Atlanta, GA, "Implementing the Strategic Vision of a School," one day, Trinity School, (404) 231-8100

01/12/2009

Atlanta, GA, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Trinity School, (404) 231-8100

01/13/2009

Atlanta, GA, "Implementing the Strategic Vision of a School," one day, Trinity School, (404) 231-8100

01/15/2009

Belmont, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Youth," 6:30-7:30 p.m., for parents of students at the Arlington School, McLean Hospital, (617) 855-2000

01/22/2009

Topsfield, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tri-Town Council, (978) 887-6512

01/28/2009

Camarillo, CA, "Working with Angry and Resistant Youth," one day, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, (805) 914-1221

01/30/2009

Edwardsville, IL, "Working with Angry and Resistant Students: Strategies to Nurture Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience," 9:00-11:00 a.m., Edwardsville Public Schools, (618) 692-7466

February 2009 

02/17/2009

Riverdale, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for faculty of the Middle Division at Horace Mann School, (718) 432-4000

02/23/2009

Boston, MA, "The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance and Stress Hardiness in Our Lives," (Keynote) 6:45-7:45 p.m., Trainers of School Psychology meeting at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, (301) 657-0270

02/27/2009

Boston, MA, "Mindsets for School Success: Effective Professionals and Resilient, Motivated Learners," 9:30-10:50 a.m., Distinguished Lecturer, annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD, (301) 657-0270

March 2009 

03/06/2009

Denver, CO, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Learning Problems," one day, Denver Academy Symposium, (303) 777-5870

03/13/2009

Salt Lake City, UT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children and Adolescents with Disabilities," (Keynote) 6:00-7:30 p.m., annual conference sponsored by CHADD of Utah, (801) 537-7878

03/13/2009

Salt Lake City, UT, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Avoid Feeling Burned Out," 7:45-9:00 p.m., annual conference sponsored by CHADD of Utah, (801) 537-7878

03/20/2009

Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience and Hope in Challenging Youth and Families," 9:00-11:00 a.m., sponsored by Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters, (617) 558-6547

03/23/2009

Chicago, IL, "The Mindset of the Effective Educator: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 8:10-9:10 a.m., Reading Conference sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, New Orleans, LA, (504) 897-2211

03/23/2009

Chicago, IL, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Deal with Pressure and Burnout," (Breakout Session) 11:00a.m.-12:20p.m., Reading Conference sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, New Orleans, LA,, (504) 897-2211

03/25/2009

Le Mars, IA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves," noon-1:00 p.m., sponsored by Floyd Valley Hospital, (712) 546-3388

03/25/2009

Le Mars, IA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 2:00-4:00 p.m, sponsored by Floyd Valley Hospital, (712) 546-3388

03/25/2009

Le Mars, IA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:00-8:00 p.m., sponsored by Floyd Valley Hospital, (712) 546-3388

03/30/2009

Laconia, NH, "Fostering Family Closeness and Respect," 7:00-9:00 p.m., presented by Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, (603) 518-4114

03/31/2009

Meredith, NH, "No Way, Man! Working with Angry and Resistant Youth: Strategies to Nurture Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience," one day, presented by Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, (603) 518-4114

April 2009 

04/13/2009

Ipswich, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Students," 12:45-2:15pm, for the faculty of the Ipswich School District, (978) 356-2935

04/15/2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders, (204) 222-9577

04/15/2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," evening, Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders, (204) 222-9577

04/21/2009

Riverdale, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:15-4:15 p.m., for faculty of the Middle Division at Horace Mann School, (718) 432-4000

04/21/2009

Riverdale, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m, Parent Seminar sponsored by Horace Mann School, (718) 432-4000

04/28/2009

Easthampton, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00 a.m.-noon, The Williston Northampton School, (413) 529-3229

04/29/2009

Manchester, NH, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents and faculty at The Derryfield School, (603) 641-9426

04/30/2009

Barrie, Ontario, "Raising Resilient Children in the Shadow of Loss," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, (705) 722-3555

May 2009 

05/01/2009

Barrie, Ontario, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for secondary school educators, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, (705) 722-3555

05/02/2009

San Juan Capistrano, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 7:30-9:00 a.m., for faculty of St. Margaret's Episcopal School, (949) 661-0108

05/02/2009

San Juan Capistrano, CA, "Raising Resilient Children," 9:30-11:00 a.m., for parents of St. Margaret's Episcopal School, (949) 661-0108

05/02/2009

Manchester, NH, "The Power of Resilience: Nurturing Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Hope in Children," 9:00 a.m.-noon, St. Benedict's Academy, (603) 669-3932

05/06/2009

New York, NY, "Effective Leadership: Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 9:00 a.m.-noon, held at Baruch College Newman Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue @24th Street, sponsored by The Mel and Phyllis Zachter Institute for Advanced Professional Education at OHEL, (718) 851-6300

05/06/2009

New York, NY, "Changing Negative Mindsets: Strategies to Nurture Hope and Resilience in Individuals with ADHD," 1:00-4:00 p.m., held at Baruch College Newman Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue @24th Street, sponsored by The Mel and Phyllis Zachter Institute for Advanced Professional Education at OHEL, (718) 851-6300

05/07/2009

Norwood, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, (617) 558-8442

05/09/2009

Litchfield, CT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children and Adolescents with Learning Differences," 9:00-11:00 a.m., sponsored by The Forman School, (860) 567-1801

05/11/2009

Little Rock, AR, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Adults with Learning Disabilities," one day, Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center, (501) 907-2490

05/12/2009

Wellesley, MA, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident, and Resilient," 8:00-9:00 p.m, Wellesley Mothers Forum

05/13/2009

Winchester, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:30-9:30 p.m, Parent to Parent, (781) 729-6441

05/19/2009

Athens, Greece, "Mindsets for School Success: Effective Professionals and Resilient, Motivated Learners," 6:00-8:00 p.m., The Center for Research and Practice of School Psychology, University of Athens

June 2009 

06/05/2009

Worcester, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: The Challenges and Strategies of Reaching Seemingly Unmotivated Students," 1:00-3:00 p.m., Academic Support Staff at Assumption College, (508) 767-7487

06/06/2009

Middleboro, MA, "Nurturing Resilience," 10:00-11:30 a.m., for parents of students at The Chamberlain School, (617) 688-0963

06/09/2009

Scottsdale, AZ, "Raising Resilient Children," evening, for the Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

06/23/2009

Houston, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 1:00-4:00 p.m., Statewide Positive Behavior Support Conference, Region 4 Education Service Center, (713) 744-6363

06/29/2009

Atlanta, GA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 2:00-3:15p.m., 17th Annual Model Schools Conference sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education, Rexford, NY, (518) 399-2776

06/30/2009

Atlanta, GA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 17th Annual Model Schools Conference sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education, Rexford, NY, (518) 399-2776

July 2009 

07/09/2009

Wading River, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self Discipline, and Resilience in Students," one day, Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators

07/13/2009

Cape Cod, MA, "Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Balance, Self-Discipline, and Hope in Ourselves and Others," 9:00 a.m.-noon

07/27/2009

New Brunswick, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:00-10:15 a.m., presented at the Statewide Summer Literacy Conference sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education, Offices of Language Arts Literacy Education and Reading First, Trenton, (609) 633-0294

07/27/2009

Philadelphia, PA, "Achieving Balance in Your Life," 12:30-1:30 p.m, for the Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

07/27/2009

Gulph Mills, PA, "Achieving Balance in Your Life," 5:30-7:30 p.m., for the Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

August 2009 

08/12/2009

Glen Ellyn, IL, "Effective School Leadership," one day, for administrators in Glenbard Township District 87, (630) 942-7680

08/13/2009

Louisville, KY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Children and Families," (Keynote) 8:00-9:30 a.m., at a World-wide conference sponsored by Psychological Health Soldier and Family Support Branch, United States Army, (210) 221-6536

08/13/2009

Louisville, KY, "Nurturing Stress Hardiness in Ourselves," (Breakout Session) 10:00-11:30 a.m., at a World-wide conference sponsored by Psychological Health Soldier and Family Support Branch, United States Army, (210) 221-6536

08/17/2009

Great Falls, MT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Students," one day, Great Falls Public Schools Summer Institute, (406) 268-6021

08/19/2009

Downers Grove, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30 a.m.-noon, Downers Grove Grade School District 58, (630) 719-5807

08/19/2009

Downers Grove, IL, "Bouncing Back to School with a New Set of Tools," noon-2:00 p.m., sponsored by Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence, (630) 336-1813

08/20/2009

Grove City, PA, "Raising Resilient and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Grove City School District, (724) 458-6700

08/21/2009

Grove City, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self Discipline and Resilience in Students," one day, Grove City School District, (724) 458-6700

08/25/2009

Merton, WI, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Merton Community School District, (262) 538-1130

08/26/2009

Merton, WI, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Challenging Students," one day, Merton Community School District, (262) 538-1130

08/27/2009

Hinsdale, IL, "The Educator's Mindset: The Basis for Touching a Student's Mind and Heart," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for faculty and administrators of Community Consolidated School District 181, (630) 887-1070

08/31/2009

New Bedford, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00 a.m.-noon, New Bedford Public Schools, (508) 997-4511

September 2009 

09/02/2009

Montville, NJ, "The Power of Relationships: Nurturing Motivation, Learning, and Resilience in Students," one day, for staff and faculty at Montville Public Schools, (973) 331-7100

09/04/2009

Bradford, VT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30 a.m.-noon, Bradford School District, (802) 222-5212

09/08/2009

Webster City, IA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, Webster City Community School District, (515) 832-9200

09/09/2009

Des Moines, IA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," morning, Des Moines Public Schools, (515) 242-7911

09/14/2009

San Mateo, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Touching a Student's Mind and Heart," one day, for faculty of Junipero Serra High School, (650) 345-8207

09/14/2009

San Mateo, CA, "Raising Resilient Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m, for faculty of Junipero Serra High School, (650) 345-8207

09/22/2009

Hilton Head, SC, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Students," 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hilton Head Preparatory School, (843) 671-2286

09/22/2009

Hilton Head, SC, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m, Hilton Head Preparatory School, (843) 671-2286

09/24/2009

Hickory, NC, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating Environments for School Success," 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Patrick Beaver Learning Center, (828) 261-9930

09/24/2009

Hickory, NC, "Nurturing Hope and Resilience: Changing the Negative Mindsets of Youth with Learning Challenges," 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by the Patrick Beaver Learning Center, (828) 261-9930

09/30/2009

Philadelphia, PA, "Effective School Leadership: Nurturing Positive Relationships, Learning, and Resilience," one day, for school administrators in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, (215) 587-3700

October 2009 

10/02/2009

Cambridge, MA, "Raising Resilient Kids with Learning Differences," 8:00-10:00 a.m, at a conference about "Raising Kids with Learning Differences" sponsored for members of the Young Presidents Organization

10/02/2009

Cambridge, MA, "Raising Resilient Kids with Learning Differences," (Breakout Sessions) 3:15-4:00 p.m., and 4:15-5:00 p.m., at a conference about "Raising Kids with Learning Differences" sponsored for members of the Young Presidents Organization

10/03/2009

Cambridge, MA, "Are Unmotivated Kids Really Unmotivated?," 11:00 a.m.-noon, at a conference about "Raising Kids with Learning Differences" sponsored for members of the Young Presidents Organization

10/03/2009

Cambridge, MA, "Motivation," (Breakout Sessions) 3:15-4:00 p.m., and 4:15-5:00 p.m., at a conference about "Raising Kids with Learning Differences" sponsored for members of the Young Presidents Organization

10/04/2009

Cambridge, MA, "A Dialogue with Bob Brooks," morning, at a conference about "Raising Kids with Learning Differences" sponsored for members of the Young Presidents Organization

10/05/2009

Marblehead, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:30-9:00 p.m., Marblehead Veterans Middle School and Village School, (781) 639-3120

10/08/2009

Butler, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students, Faculty, and Ourselves," 10:00-11:30 a.m., for administrators, sponsored by the Morris County Association of Middle and Elementary Administrators

10/08/2009

Butler, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: To Touch a Student's Mind and Heart," 1:45-3:15 p.m., for teachers, CST members, and guidance staff, sponsored by the Morris County Association of Middle and Elementary Administrators

10/13/2009

Louisville, KY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing a Positive School Climate," (Keynote) morning, at a conference sponsored by the Kentucky Center for School Safety, (502) 695-4630

10/14/2009

Naperville, IL, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents in a Stress-Filled World," 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Neuqua Valley PTSA Parent Education Committee and the Neuqua Valley Guidance Department, (630) 922-9463

10/15/2009

Chicago, IL, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident, and Resilient," luncheon speaker, for members of The Parenting Link of Kirkland & Ellis Law Firm, (312) 861-2000

10/16/2009

Oakbrook Terrace, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Learning Differences," (Keynote) 8:30-10:00 a.m., Annual Fall Conference of the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Glen Ellyn, (630) 469-6900

10/16/2009

Oakbrook Terrace, IL, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Avoid Burnout," (Breakout Session) 10:30a.m.-noon, Annual Fall Conference of the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Glen Ellyn, (630) 469-6900

10/22/2009

White Plains, NY, "Mindsets for School Success: Effective Professionals and Resilient, Motivated Students," (Keynote) 9:00-10:30 a.m., at a conference sponsored by the New York Association of School Psychologists

10/22/2009

White Plains, NY, "The Power of Resilience: Nurturing Balance and Stress Hardiness in Ourselves and Others," (Breakout Session) 10:45 a.m.-noon, at a conference sponsored by the New York Association of School Psychologists

10/23/2009

Princeton, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children who Struggle with Learning," (Keynote) 8:30-10:30 a.m., Annual Fall Conference of the New Jersey Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, (908) 876-1179

10/24/2009

Beverly, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:30 a.m., sponsored by New England Academy, (978) 921-1103

November 2009 

11/02/2009

Nanakuli/Waianae, HI, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Hope in Students," one day, Leeward School District, (808) 692-8000

11/02/2009

Honolulu, HI, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:30-8:00 p.m., Iolani School, (808) 949-5355

11/03/2009

Kapolei, HI, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," afternoon, for staff and faculty at Island Pacific Academy, (808) 674-3523

11/03/2009

Kapolei, HI, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Island Pacific Academy, (808) 674-3523

11/04/2009

Waipahu, HI, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," evening, Leeward School District, (808) 692-8000

11/05/2009

Waipahu, HI, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, Leeward School District, (808) 692-8000

11/11/2009

Wilmington, DE, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:30-5:00 p.m., sponsored by Wilmington Friends, Sanford, Tatnall, and Tower Hill Schools, (302) 576-2989

11/11/2009

Wilmington, DE, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Wilmington Friends, Sanford, Tatnall, and Tower Hill Schools, (302) 576-2989

11/13/2009

New York, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children," (Keynote) morning, The Third Annual Wonderplay Conference sponsored by the Goldman Center for Youth and Family, 92nd Street Y, (212) 415-5532

11/13/2009

New York, NY, "The Unique Role of the Director: Build Resilience in Yourself and Your Staff," (Breakout Session) afternoon, The Third Annual Wonderplay Conference sponsored by the Goldman Center for Youth and Family, 92nd Street Y, (212) 415-5532

11/16/2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children," one day, Pembina Trails School Division/Ryerson School and River East Transcona School Division, (204) 222-9577

11/16/2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "Raising Self-Disciplined, Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:30-8:30 p.m., River East Transcona School Division, (204) 222-9577

11/17/2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children," one day, River East Transcona Learning and Behaving Teams, (204) 222-9577

11/17/2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "Raising Self-Disciplined, Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:30-8:30 p.m, Pembina Trails School Division/Ryerson School and River East Transcona School Division, (204) 222-9577

11/18/2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children," one day, sponsored by The Manitoba Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders and Louis Riel School District, (204) 222-9577

11/20/2009

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children with Special Needs," (Keynote) 8:15-9:45 a.m., conference sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and the Edmonton Branch

11/20/2009

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Manage Pressure and Burnout," (Breakout Session) 10:00-11:00 a.m., conference sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and the Edmonton Branch

11/30/2009

Ashland, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Students," 8:15-9:30 a.m., ACCEPT Education Collaborative, Natick, MA, (508) 653-6776

December 2009 

12/07/2009

Nashville, TN, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 2:30-3:30 p.m., sponsored for school administrators by Scholastic

12/09/2009

Columbus, OH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty and staff at Columbus City Schools

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