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 2013 

01/10/2013

Marblehead, MA, "Raising a Resilient, Self-Disciplined Child," 7:00-9:00 p.m., co-sponsored by Tower School and The Mother’s Coop, contact Libby Parker (781) 631-5800

01/14/2013

Long Beach, NY, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Students During Challenging Times," 3:30-4:30 p.m., for faculty at the Long Beach City School District,  (516) 897-2104

01/14/2013

Long Beach, NY, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Children During Challenging Times," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Long Beach City School District, (516) 897-2104

01/17/2013

Northfield, IL, "Touching a Student's Mind and Heart: The Mindset of the Effective Educator," 4:00-5:30 p.m., sponsored by Family Action Network (FAN), Highcrest Middle School, Wilmette Junior High School, Avoca D37, Glencoe D35, Kenilworth D38, New Trier High School’s ECGC Parent Committee, North Shore Academy, Regina Dominican High School, Sunset Ridge D29, and Winnetka D36, contact Lonnie Stonitsch, (847) 763-9713

01/17/2013

Northfield, IL, "Fostering Family Closeness and Respect," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Family Action Network (FAN), Highcrest Middle School, Wilmette Junior High School, Avoca D37, Glencoe D35, Kenilworth D38, New Trier High School’s ECGC Parent Committee, North Shore Academy, Regina Dominican High School, Sunset Ridge D29, and Winnetka D36, contact Lonnie Stonitsch, (847) 763-9713

01/22/2013

Cincinnati, OH, "Increasing Student Engagement: Strategies for Developing Motivated, Resilient Learners," one day, sponsored by Springer School and Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, (513) 871-6080

01/22/2013

Cincinnati, OH, "Less Stress, More Balance: Strategies for Developing a Resilient Family," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Springer School and Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, (513) 871-6080

February 2013 

02/01/2013

Boca Raton, FL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience and Successful Transitions," (Keynote) 8:45-11:15 a.m., at Transitions 2013 conference sponsored by The Institute for Achievement and Learning, Lynn University, (561) 237-7000

02/01/2013

Boca Raton, FL, "Stories of Success: Portraits of Hope and Resilience," (Panel with Students), 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., at Transitions 2013 conference sponsored by The Institute for Achievement and Learning, Lynn University, (561) 237-7000

02/01/2013

Boca Raton, FL, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Learning to Take Care of Ourselves so We Can Take Care of the Teens in Our Lives," (Breakout Session), 1:45-2:45 p.m., at Transitions 2013 conference sponsored by The Institute for Achievement and Learning, Lynn University, (561) 237-7000

02/01/2013

Boca Raton, FL, "A Dialogue with Dr. Brooks," (Breakout Session), 3:00-3:45 p.m., at Transitions 2013 conference sponsored by The Institute for Achievement and Learning, Lynn University, (561) 237-7000

02/06/2013

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) afternoon, conference sponsored by Scholastic

02/18/2013

through 02/22/2013 Marco Island, FL, "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 seminar that is scheduled at the same time on each day.

02/25/2013

Houston, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 4:30-7:30 p.m., Educator Seminar sponsored by The Joy School, (713) 523-0660

02/26/2013

Houston, TX, "To Enrich the Lives of Children: The Role of the 'Charismatic Adult,'" (Keynote) Luncheon, sponsored by The Joy School, (713) 523-0660

02/26/2013

Houston, TX, "Transforming Negative into Positive Mindsets: To Nurture Hope and Learning in Our Children," 1:30-2:30 p.m., sponsored by The Joy School, (713) 523-0660

March 2013 

03/02/2013

Springfield, VA, "The Power of Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children with Special Needs," (Keynote) 9:15-10:30 a.m., at the annual Special Education Conference sponsored by the Parent Resource Center Team of the Fairfax County Public Schools, (703) 204-394

03/02/2013

Springfield, VA, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Cope More Effectively with Individual Stress to Build Resilience" (Breakout Session), 10:45-11:45 a.m., at the annual Special Education Conference sponsored by the Parent Resource Center Team of the Fairfax County Public Schools, (703) 204-3941

03/04/2013

Weston, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents at The Meadowbrook School, (781) 894-1193

03/05/2013

Bronx, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:30-5:00 p.m., for faculty at the Lower and Middle Schools of Riverdale Country School, (718) 549-7780

03/05/2013

Bronx, NY, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents of students at the Lower and Middle Schools of Riverdale Country School, (718) 549-7780

03/08/2013

Worcester, MA, "A Central Task for Administrators: Fostering Resilience in Ourselves and Our Staff to Meet the Needs of Students," (Keynote) 9:15-10:30 a.m., at The Massachusetts Administrators of Special Education Conference, (617) 354-4924

03/13/2013

Rhinebeck, NY, "Creating Positive Mindsets in Children with Special Needs," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Astor Services for Children and Families, (845) 871-1000

03/14/2013

Rhinebeck, NY, “The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive Work Environment,” one day, for leadership staff at Astor Services for Children and Families, (845) 871-1000

03/14/2013

Rhinebeck, NY, "Creating a Mindset for Success in Our Kids," one day, for staff of Astor Services for Children and Families, (845) 871-1000

03/22/2013

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 10:30-11:45 a.m., conference sponsored by Scholastic

April 2013 

04/01/2013

Wyckoff, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children," 3:30-4:30 p.m., for faculty at the Wyckoff Public Schools, (201) 848-5700

04/01/2013

Wyckoff, NJ, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00, sponsored by the PTO Coordinating Council, (201) 848-5700

04/05/2013

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00-10:30 a.m., at a conference sponsored by the National Institute for Student-Centered Education, Arlington, MA, (781) 641-5986

04/08/2013

Newton, MA, "Raising Resilient Boys for Successful Lives," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents at The Fessenden School, Parent Forum, dkiley@fessenden.org

04/10/2013

New York, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 11:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at a conference sponsored by Learning & the Brain, Needham, MA, (781) 449-4010

04/11/2013

Memphis, TN, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Children, Their Families, and Ourselves," one day, for staff at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (901) 595-3314

04/18/2013

Burlington, VT, "A Strength-Based Approach for Working with At-Risk Youth," one day, sponsored by the Howard Center, (802) 343-9840

04/22/2013

New Orleans, LA, "Can You Take Care of Students if You Don’t Take Care of Yourself?" (Keynote) 8:10-9:10 a.m., at the Plain Talk for Reading Institute, sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, Metairie, LA, www.cdl.org

04/22/2013

New Orleans, LA, "Are Unmotivated Students Really Unmotivated?" (Breakout Session) 10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m., at the Plain Talk for Reading Institute, sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, Metairie, LA, www.cdl.org

04/22/2013

New Orleans, LA, "Are Unmotivated Students Really Unmotivated?" (Breakout Session) 1:30-2:55 p.m., at the Plain Talk for Reading Institute, sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, Metairie, LA, www.cdl.org

04/25/2013

New York, NY, "Nurturing Resilience in Children and Ourselves," 1:30-3:00 p.m., sponsored by Tuesday’s Children, (516) 562-9000

04/26/2013

Birmingham, AL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," at the Alabama Leadership Summit sponsored by Scholastic

04/29/2013

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, "Working with Angry and Resistant Children and Adolescents: Strategies for Fostering Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience," one day, sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

04/30/2013

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, "Working with Angry and Resistant Children and Adolescents: Strategies for Fostering Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience," one day, sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

May 2013 

05/24/2013

Deerfield Beach, FL, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," (Keynote) morning, at a conference sponsored by the Broward County School Social Work Association, (754) 235-5387

June 2013 

06/15/2013

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience and Motivation," 8:30-9:40 a.m., as part of a three-day conference Psychiatry in 2013, co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, (800) 381-4955

06/18/2013

Birmingham, AL, “From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Taking Care of Ourselves in Order to Take Care of Students,” 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m., for Assistant Principals in the Birmingham City Schools, (205) 231-6431

06/25/2013

through 06/28/2013 Cambridge, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Promoting Positive School Climates and Motivation in Students," four day Summer Institute sponsored by Learning & the Brain, Needham, MA, (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Tuesday, June 25, noon-5:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday, June 28, 8:30-2:00 p.m.

July 2013 

07/08/2013

through 07/12/2013 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 seminar that is scheduled at the same time on each day.

07/17/2013

Fort Gibson Lake, OK, "Time to Reset and Refocus: Leader and Teacher Effectiveness through Positive Nurturing Mindsets," 8:30-11:30 a.m., at the Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council Administrators Summer Conference, www.osac.us

07/24/2013

Katy, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children," repeated three times during the day, for administrators at Katy Independent School District, (281) 396-6000

August 2013 

08/16/2013

Mobile, AL, “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students,” 9:00-10:30 a.m., for staff and faculty in the Mobile County Public Schools, (251) 221-4000

08/21/2013

Bethesda, MD, “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students,” one day, for faculty at The Woods Academy, (301) 365-3080

08/26/2013

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Special Needs," 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for staff and faculty at The COMPASS School, (857) 220-2333

08/29/2013

Houlton, ME, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for staff and faculty at RSU #29, (207) 532-6555

September 2013 

09/10/2013

Vero Beach, FL, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 5:15-6:15 p.m., for parents and faculty at Storm Grove Middle School, (772) 564-6400

09/16/2013

through 09/18/2013 Kapolei, HI, “The Power of Mindsets: Promoting Positive School Climates and Motivation in Students,” three-day Institute for administrators in the Hawaii Public Schools, organized by Learning & the Brain, Needham, MA, (781) 449-4010

09/21/2013

Charlotte, NC, “Fostering Family Closeness and Respect,” 12:15-1:30 p.m., at a luncheon sponsored by the Carroll Financial Group

October 2013 

10/01/2013

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in High Risk Students," 9:00-11:00 a.m., for Nurse Practitioners, School-Based Health Center Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, (617) 624-5200

10/07/2013

Lincoln, NE, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by BryanGH Medical Center, (402) 481-5324

10/08/2013

Lincoln, NE, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for Working with At-Risk Children and Families," 9:00 a.m.-noon, sponsored by BryanGH Medical Center, (402) 481-5324

10/10/2013

Springfield, MO, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," evening, sponsored by Burrell Behavioral Health, (417) 761-5021

10/11/2013

Springfield, MO, "Working with Angry and Resistant Youth: Strategies for Fostering Motivation, Self-Discipline, and Resilience," one day, sponsored by Burrell Behavioral Health, (417) 761-5021

10/18/2013

through 10/20/2013 Santa Fe, NM, "Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Balance, Self-Discipline, and Hope in Ourselves and Others," 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., New England Educational Institute, Pittsfield, MA (413) 499-1489.  This is a three-day speaking engagement that is scheduled at the same time on each day.

10/24/2013

New York, NY, "Raising Resilient Children," 6:15-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Play Group Parents' Association, (917) 710-1078

10/25/2013

White Plains, NY, "Challenging Negative Mindsets and Myths: A Key Task for the School Psychologist," (Keynote) 9:00-10:00 a.m., at the annual conference of the New York Association of School Psychologists, www.nyasp.org

10/29/2013

Bethlehem, PA, “Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents,” 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents at Moravian Academy, (610) 868-4744

10/30/2013

Bethlehem, PA, “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students,” one day, for faculty at Moravian Academy, (610) 868-4744

November 2013 

11/01/2013

Worcester, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, sponsored by the Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology Program at Assumption College, (508) 767-7430

11/04/2013

Monroe, NY, “Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents,” 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents and caregivers at Kiryas Joel Union Free School District, (845) 782-7510

11/05/2013

Mahwah, NJ, “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students,” one day, for staff, faculty, and administrators at Kiryas Joel Union Free School District, Monroe, NY, (845) 782-7510

11/09/2013

Crystal City, VA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Children with ADHD," (Plenary Address) 8:30-10:00 a.m., at the 25th Annual International Conference on ADHD, sponsored by CHADD, Landover, MD, (301) 306-7070

11/14/2013

and 11/15/2013 Mt. Gretna, PA, "Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Balance, Stress Hardiness, and Hope in Ourselves and Others," two-day seminar sponsored by Philhaven, (717) 270-2484, philhaven.org/Corporate/Education/ProfessionalDevelopmentOfferings/tabid/443/eventid/191/Default.aspx

11/18/2013

Arlington, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-8:30 p.m., for parents at Lesley Ellis School, (781) 641-1346

11/21/2013

Bellevue, WA, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child," 7:00-8:00 p.m., at the Annual Conference of the Washington State School Directors’ Association, Olympia, WA, (360) 493-9231

11/22/2013

Bellevue, WA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Self-Discipline, Creativity, and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:00-10:00 a.m., at the Annual Conference of the Washington State School Directors’ Association, Olympia, WA, (360) 493-9231

11/25/2013

Lexington, MA, "Learning to Take Care of Ourselves so that We Can Take Care of Our Students," 3:30-5:00 p.m., for faculty in the Department of Special Education, Lexington Public Schools, (781) 861-2490.

11/27/2013

Dublin, Ireland (virtual presentation), “Nurturing Resilience through the Arts: The Search for Islands of Competence,” 11:00 a.m.-noon, at an Arts Programme sponsored by the National Youth Council of Ireland

December 2013 

12/04/2013

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, "Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Caring for Ourselves and Our Clients," (Keynote) morning, at a three-day conference sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

12/04/2013

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for the Clinician to Nurture Resilience and Motivation," 1:15-5:00 p.m., at a three-day conference sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

12/06/2013

Wayne, NJ, “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Special Needs,” 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by Lakeview Learning Center, (973) 835-1777

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