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 2011 

01/11/2011

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Youth," 8:30 a.m.-noon, sponsored by B-RAD, Windsor Essex County, (519) 326-6111

01/11/2011

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by B-RAD, Windsor Essex County, (519) 326-6111

01/12/2011

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Youth," 8:30 a.m.-noon, sponsored by B-RAD, Windsor Essex County, (519) 326-6111

01/24/2011

Groton, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Parent Academy, Groton Dunstable Regional School District Parent Organizations, (978) 448-5505

01/26/2011

New York, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:45-11:15 a.m., at a Read 180 Leadership Summit sponsored by Scholastic

01/30/2011

San Diego, CA, "Effective Leadership: Mindsets for School Success," (Keynote) 8:30-10:00 a.m., at the Leadership Academy sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education, Rexford, NY, (518) 399-2776

February 2011 

02/03/2011

Nashville, TN, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:30-5:00 p.m., for faculty at Oak Hill School , (615) 297-6544

02/03/2011

Nashville, TN, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Oak HIll School, (615) 297-6544

02/09/2011

Wayland, MA, "Fostering Family Closeness and Respect," 7:30-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Wayland Children and Parents' Association and Weston Community Children's Association, (917) 991-9344

02/18/2011

St. Louis, MO, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children," 9:30-11:50 a.m., fifth annual Hope and Andrews Professional Staff Development Conference, for faculty at Andrews Academy and Hope Academy, (314) 878-1883

02/21/2011

St. Davids, PA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 8:00-9:00 p.m., Parent-Connect Webinar Series sponsored by Campus Outreach Services, (866) 966-9601

02/23/2011

Jacksonville, FL, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Youngsters who Struggle with Learning," 6:00-8:30 p.m., presented at the Annual International Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Pittsburgh PA, (412) 341-1515

March 2011 

03/02/2011

Houston, TX, "Charismatic Adults: Touching a Child's Life Forever," at a Benefit Luncheon sponsored by Neuhaus Education Center, (713) 664-7676

03/03/2011

Bellaire, TX, "Education and Charismatic Adults: To Touch a Student's Heart and Mind," 8:30 a.m.-noon, Lenox M. Reed Seminar sponsored by Neuhaus Education Center, (713) 664-7676

03/08/2011

Newton, MA, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by The Newton Partnership of the Newton Public Schools, (617) 559-9074

03/10/2011

Little Rock, AR, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Approach for Working with Angry and Resistant Students," one day, sponsored by the Arkansas Mental Health in Education Association, (501) 745-6058

03/16/2011

Cambridge, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 3:00-4:00 p.m., at a conference sponsored by Scholastic

03/25/2011

Boston, MA, "Nurturing "Resilient Mindsets" in Therapy: Guideposts for the Clinician," morning, as part of a two-day conference about Psychotherapy sponsored by Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, (617) 244-1682

03/30/2011

Atlantic City, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Students," (Keynote), 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the New Jersey Association of Federal Program Administrators Spring Training Institute, http://www.njafpa.org

03/30/2011

Atlantic City, NJ, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Manage Pressure and Burnout," 11:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m., at the New Jersey Association of Federal Program Administrators Spring Training Institute, http://www.njafpa.org

03/31/2011

Dover, MA, "Race to Nowhere," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Moderator for discussion of the documentary "Race to Nowhere," Charles River School, (508) 785-0068

April 2011 

04/04/2011

Chester, NJ, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., West Morris School District, (908) 879-6404

04/07/2011

St. Louis, MO, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Circle of Learning Speaker Series, Community School, (314) 991-0005

04/08/2011

St. Louis, MO, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:00 a.m.-noon, for faculty at Community School, (314) 991-0005

04/12/2011

Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Our Community," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Needham Public Schools, (781) 455-0400

04/12/2011

Needham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," afternoon, for faculty at the Needham Public Schools, (781) 455-0400

04/14/2011

Holliston, MA, "Raising a Self-Disciplined, Resilient Child," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Holliston Parent Education Committee, (508) 429-1787

04/21/2011

Hummelstown, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty and staff at Lower Dauphin School District, (717) 566-5300

04/28/2011

Scarsdale, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 9:30-11:30 a.m, for parents at Scarsdale Public Schools, (914) 721-2430

04/28/2011

Scarsdale, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Learning, and Resilience in Students," 3:00-4:15 p.m., for faculty at Scarsdale High School, (914) 721-2430

May 2011 

05/04/2011

New Orleans, LA, "Effective School Leaders: Nurturing "Motivating Environments" for Staff and Students," 1:00-5:00 p.m., Pre-Institute Conference sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, (504) 897-2211

05/05/2011

New Orleans, LA, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Manage Pressure and Burnout," 10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Reading Institute sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, (504) 897-2211

05/05/2011

New Orleans, LA, "Creating Mindsets for School Success," (Keynote) 8:10-9:10 a.m., Reading Institute sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, (504) 897-2211

05/06/2011

Miami, FL, "Bolstering Resilience: A Lifespan Perspective," one day conference with Dr. Don Meichenbaum, sponsored by The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment, (305) 661-6992

05/11/2011

Hardwick, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Students with Learning Differences," 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., for Residential Life Faculty at Eagle Hill School, (413) 477-6000

June 2011 

06/11/2011

San Diego, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for Nurturing Hope and Resilience," (Keynote) 12:15-1:00 p.m., at the 21st Annual READ/San Diego Tutor Conference, (619) 527-5475

06/12/2011

Tucson, AZ, "The Power of Mindsets: The Mindset of the Effective Educator," (Keynote) 2:00-5:30 p.m., Desert Canyon Institute, Voyager, Longmont, CO, (800) 547-6747

06/16/2011

Bethesda, MD, "Fostering Family Closeness and Respect in Challenging Financial Times," evening, for clients of The Fishbein Group, Gaithersburg, MD

06/24/2011

Midway, UT, "The Power of Mindsets: The Mindset of the Effective Educator," (Keynote) 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Wasatch Mountain Institute, Voyager, Longmont, CO, (800) 547-6747

06/26/2011

Jackson, WY, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating A Positive School Environment," (Keynote) 2:00-5:30 p.m., Teton Institute, Voyager, Longmont, CO, (800) 547-6747

06/28/2011

Nashville, TN, "Working with Angry and Resistant Students: A Strength-Based Approach to Nurture Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience," 8:00-9:15 a.m., repeated at 9:30-10:45 a.m, at the annual Model Schools Conference sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education, Rexford, NY, (518) 399-2776

06/28/2011

Nashville, TN, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Manage Pressure and Burnout," 1:00-2:15 p.m., at the annual Model Schools Conference sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education, Rexford, NY, (518) 399-2766

July 2011 

07/11/2011

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, New England Educational Institute, Pittsfield, MA, (413) 499-1489. This is a week-long speaking engagement from 7/11/11-7/16/11. It will occur at the same time each day through these dates.

07/25/2011

Orlando, FL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the Read 180 National Summer Institute sponsored by Scholastic

August 2011 

08/02/2011

Manchester, NH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 8:45-10:00 a.m., sponsored by the National Education Association of New Hampshire, (866) 556-3264

08/09/2011

Marion, AR, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience in Students," one day, for elementary school faculty at Marion School District, (870) 739-5111

08/16/2011

Modesto, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:45-10:00 a.m., for faculty at the Stanislaus County Office of Education, (209) 238-1700

08/23/2011

Middletown, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:00-9:40 a.m., for staff and faculty at the Middletown Area School District, (717) 948-3300

08/24/2011

Englishtown, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 1:00-2:30 p.m., for Academic Secondary School Supervisors, at the Freehold Regional High School District, (732) 792-7300

08/26/2011

Lyndonville, VT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at Caledonia North Supervisory Union and Lyndon Institute, (802) 626-6100

September 2011 

09/01/2011

Baldwin, NY, "The Power of Connections: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00-11:00 a.m., for faculty, staff, and administrators at the Baldwin Union Free School District, (516) 377-9200

09/09/2011

Cedar Rapids, IA, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Approach for Working with Children, Families, and Adults," one day, sponsored by St. Luke's Hospital, (319) 369-7007

09/14/2011

Overland Park, KS, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Blue Valley School District, (913) 239-4000

09/15/2011

Overland Park, KS, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:30 a.m., repeated 1:00-3:00 p.m., for Flight Team members (District Crisis Response Team), Blue Valley School District, (913) 239-4000

09/17/2011

Miami, FL, "Nurturing Resilience and Achieving Balance in Our Lives," 8:30-10:00 a.m., repeated 10:15-11:45 a.m., at a Retreat for Blake, Cassels, & Graydon lawyers, Toronto, Canada

09/20/2011

Memphis, TN, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:15-4:30 p.m., for faculty at Presbyterian Day School, (901) 842-4600

09/20/2011

Memphis, TN, "Raising Resilient Children," 6:00-8:00 p.m., sponsored by Presbyterian Day School, (901) 842-4600

09/22/2011

Martinez, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in At-Risk Children and Adolescents," one-day, "Risk and Resilience" conference sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services, (925) 957-5150

October 2011 

10/04/2011

Secaucus, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by the Hudson County Professional Development Consortium, West New York, NJ, (201) 553-4000

10/05/2011

Columbus, OH, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 6:00-7:00 p.m., at the annual Fall Conference of the Ohio Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs, http://www.oaasfep.net

10/10/2011

Tulsa, OK, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 10:00-11:30 a.m., for faculty at Holland Hall School, (918) 481-1111

10/10/2011

Tulsa, OK, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents and invited guests, Holland Hall School, (918) 481-1111

10/12/2011

Houston, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 4:30-5:45 p.m., for faculty at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School, (713) 666-2345

10/12/2011

Houston, TX, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School, (713) 666-2345

10/13/2011

Palm Beach, FL, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents and faculty at Palm Beach Day Academy, (561) 655-1188, sponsored by Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, Palm Beach, FL

10/14/2011

Stuart, FL, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 9:00-11:00 a.m., for parents and faculty at The Pine School, (772) 675-7010, sponsored by Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, Palm Beach, FL

10/17/2011

Needham, MA, "The Impact of Mentoring," evening, fundraising event for Needham High School Mentoring Program, (781) 449-1561

10/20/2011

Winnepeg, Manatoba, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Adult Students," (Keynote) morning, Adult Secondary Education Council, (204) 953-0818

10/20/2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Manage Pressure and Burnout," 1:00-2:30 p.m., repeated 2:45-4:15 p.m., Adult Secondary Education Council, (204) 953-0818

10/21/2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for paraprofessionals at the River East Transcona School Division, (204) 667-7130

10/22/2011

Boston, MA, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: A Framework for Lessening Pressure and Burnout ," (Breakout Session) 11:00 a.m.-noon, at the Fourth Annual Coaching in Medicine and Leadership Conference, sponsored by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, (800) 381-4955

10/22/2011

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for Nurturing Resilience," (Keynote) 8:15-9:15 a.m., at the Fourth Annual Coaching in Medicine and Leadership Conference, sponsored by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, (800) 381-4955

10/25/2011

Acton, MA, "Raising Stress Hardy, Resilient Children and Adolescents in a Stress-Filled World," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Acton Boxboro Coalition for Healthy Youth, (978) 844-6124

10/26/2011

Far Hills, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 4:00-5:30 p.m, for faculty at Far Hills Country Day School, (908) 766-0622

10/26/2011

Far Hills, NJ, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m, at Far Hills Country Day School, sponsored by Common Ground II, dianahendry@yahoo.com

10/27/2011

Wellesley, MA, "Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," evening, for parents and faculty at Upham Elementary School, (781) 446-6285

10/29/2011

Stamford, CT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children with LD and/or AD/HD," (Keynote) morning, at the Fall Conference of the Connecticut Association of Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD), East Norwalk, (203) 838-5010

November 2011 

11/03/2011

Albany, NY, "Working with Angry and Resistant Youth: Strategies for Fostering Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience," 1:00-4:30 p.m. , as part of an all-day conference about "Aggression and Children in Adolescents" sponsored by Four Winds Hospital and C.A.P.E.S. Program for Primary Care Physicians, Saratoga Springs, NY, (518) 581-5015

11/06/2011

Dallas, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) morning, sponsored by the Center for Jewish Education, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, (214) 239-7134

11/07/2011

Haddon Heights, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 1:30-4:00 p.m., for school administrators at Haddon Heights Public Schools, Barrington, NJ Public Schools, and Lawnside, NJ Public Schools, (856) 547-1412

11/07/2011

Haddon Heights, NJ, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Haddon Heights Public Schools, Barrington, NJ Public Schools, and Lawnside, NJ Public Schools, (856) 547-1412

11/08/2011

Haddon Heights, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at Haddon Heights Public Schools, Barrington, NJ Public Schools, and Lawnside, NJ Public Schools , (856) 547-1412

11/09/2011

Bellevue, WA, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Open Window School, (425) 747-2911

11/10/2011

Bellevue, WA, "Mindsets for School Success: Nurturing Effective Educators and Resilient, Motivated Learners," 9:00 a.m.-noon, Open Window School, (425) 747-2911

11/14/2011

Winchester, MA, "Raising Resilient, Stress Hardy Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community, hill.davis@comcast.net

11/16/2011

Englewood, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," afternoon, for faculty at Dwight-Englewood School, (201) 569-9500

11/16/2011

Englewood, NJ, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," evening, for parents at Dwight-Englewood School, (201) 569-9500

11/29/2011

Newton, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and the JCC Early Learning Centers, (617) 558-5414 or families@jccgb.org

December 2011 

12/01/2011

Teaneck, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students Struggling with Learning," 1:00-3:00 p.m., sponsored by Community High School, (201) 862-1796

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