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 2014 

01/15/2014

Monterey, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Special Needs," (Keynote) 3:45-5:30 p.m., at the Every Child Counts Symposium, sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators, Sacramento,, acsa.org

01/16/2014

Monterey, CA, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Lessen Pressure and Burnout in Our Personal and Professional Lives," (Breakout Session) 10:15-11:45 a.m., at the Every Child Counts Symposium, sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators, Sacramento, acsa.org

01/16/2014

Monterey, CA, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Lessen Pressure and Burnout in Our Personal and Professional Lives," (Breakout Session) 2:15-3:45 p.m., at the Every Child Counts Symposium, sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators, Sacramento, acsa.org

01/20/2014

Bartlesville, OK, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Learning, and Resilience in Students," 8:30-11:30 a.m., for faculty and administrators in the Osage County Interlocal Cooperative, (918) 885-2667

01/20/2014

Bartlesville, OK, "Effective Leadership," 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for administrators in the Osage County Interlocal Cooperative, (918) 885-2667

01/20/2014

Bartlesville, OK, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Lessen Burnout in Educators," 12:45-2:45 p.m., for faculty and administrators in the Osage County Interlocal Cooperative, (918) 885-2667

01/25/2014

Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Adolescents,” (Keynote) 8:10-9:10 a.m., as part of a conference "It Takes a Village to Raise a Teen," sponsored by the Needham High School, PTC, (781) 455-0800

01/25/2014

Needham, MA, “Ask the Expert,” (Breakout Session) morning, as part of a conference "It Takes a Village to Raise a Teen," sponsored by the Needham High School, PTC, (781) 455-0800

01/30/2014

New York, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," noon-1:15 p.m., sponsored by the Employee Resource Group for staff of The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ as part of their Working Parents Network

01/30/2014

New York, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:45-5:00 p.m., for faculty at Rodeph Sholom School, (212) 362-0037

01/30/2014

New York, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:30-8:00 p.m., for parents at Rodeph Sholom School, (212) 362-0037

February 2014 

02/03/2014

Guaynabo, PR, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," evening, for parents at Colegio Puertorriqueno de Ninas and TASIS Dorado Schools, (787) 782-2618

02/04/2014

Guaynabo, PR, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at Colegio Puertorriqueno de Ninas and TASIS Dorado Schools, (787) 782-2618

02/06/2014

Framingham, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," 12:30-2:15 p.m., for the three middle school faculty in the Framingham Public Schools, (508) 620-4956

02/12/2014

Houston, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:40-10:10 a.m., at the Leadership Fusion Summit for Region 4 Education Service Center, (713) 462-7708

02/17/2014

through 02/21/2014 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.

02/27/2014

Los Angeles, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Youth," one day, co-sponsored by OHEL, Brooklyn, NY and Etta Israel Center, Los Angeles, (818) 985-3882

March 2014 

03/12/2014

Warwick, RI, "Raising Resilient Youth with Special Needs," (Keynote) 9:00-10:30 a.m., at the 9th Annual Parent/Professional Partnerships Conference sponsored by the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, Cranston, RI, (401) 270-0101

03/15/2014

Needham, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," (Keynote) 8:30-10:00 a.m., for parents at The Broadmeadow Elementary School, sponsored by the PTC, (781) 455-0448

03/21/2014

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

03/26/2014

Ashland, MA, "Achieving Balance: From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy--Strategies to Avoid Pressure and Burnout," 1:45-3:45 p.m., at the 2014 Special Education Leadership Academy, sponsored by ACCEPT Education Collaborative, Natick, MA, (508) 653-6776

03/31/2014

Concord, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Center for Parents and Teachers, Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, www.centerforparentsandteachers.org

April 2014 

04/01/2014

Needham, MA, "Caring for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs," 7:00-9:00 p.m., with Dr. Jerry Schultz, sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom, (781) 444-0077

04/03/2014

Shrewsbury, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens in the Digital Age," 7:00-9:00 p.m., with Rich Brooks, sponsored by Shrewsbury Public Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools PTOs, Dr. Ann Jones, ajones@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us, (508) 841-1210

04/05/2014

Boston, MA, “Working with Angry Children: Strategies to Reinforce Motivation, Cooperation, and Resilience," morning, as part of a two-day conference about "Child Psychotherapy," sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, www.challiance.org/ForProviders/PsychiatryCME.aspx

04/08/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 4:00-5:30 p.m., for faculty and administrators at Moncrest School, (416) 469-2008

04/08/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., for parents at Moncrest School, (416) 469-2008

04/09/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment," 8:30-10:00 a.m., Client Seminar sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/09/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment," 11:00 a.m. -noon, for administrative staff at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/09/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment," 2:00-3:00 p.m., for administrative staff at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/10/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment," 10:00-11:00 a.m., Client Seminar sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/10/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment," 12:30-2:00 p.m., for lawyers at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/10/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Effective Leadership: Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 3:30-5:00 p.m., Client Seminar sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/11/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment," 9:00-11:00 a.m., for administrators of the LEARN program at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/16/2014

Saratoga, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," morning, for administrators and school leaders at the Saratoga Union School District, (408) 867-3424

04/16/2014

Saratoga, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," afternoon, for faculty at Foothill Elementary School, (408) 867-4036

04/16/2014

Saratoga, CA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Saratoga Union School District, (408) 867-3424

04/23/2014

Strafford, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Woodlynde School, (610) 687-9660

04/28/2014

New Orleans, LA, "Let's Not Punish Suffering Children: To Replace Blame with Hope," (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

04/28/2014

New Orleans, LA, "Reinforcing 'Personal Control': A Significant Characteristic in the Learning Process," (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

May 2014 

05/01/2014

Needham, MA, “The Impact of a Caring Adult: Nurturing Resilience in Children,” 4:00-5:30 p.m., as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Needham Community Council's Child Assault Prevention Program, (781) 444-2415

05/02/2014

Springfield, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," (Keynote) 9:30-10:30 a.m., at a conference sponsored by The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Boston, MA, (617) 482-8686

05/09/2014

Pittsburgh, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Approach for Nurturing Resilience," one day, the annual Ester Mandelker, Ph.D. Memorial Psychotherapy Conference, sponsored by Allegheny Health System Department of Psychiatry at Allegheny Hospital, cjackel@wpahs.org. 

05/14/2014

Walpole, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Library, www.walpolelibraryfriends.org; mail.walpolelibraryfriends.org

05/29/2014

McLean, VA, “Nurturing Resilience in Adolescents,” 9:00-11:00 a.m., for faculty and staff at The Madeira School, (703) 556-8200

05/30/2014

Pittsfield, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Teaching and Nurturing Resilience" (Keynote) 9:00-10:30 a.m., at a conference sponsored by Berkshire Area Health Education Center, Berkshire Medical Center, and the Coalition for Suicide Prevention, (413) 447-2987

05/30/2014

Pittsfield, MA, "Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: How Can Caregivers and Professionals Practice Resilience," 12:40-2:10 p.m., at a conference sponsored by Berkshire Area Health Education Center, Berkshire Medical Center, and the Coalition for Suicide Prevention, (413) 447-2987

June 2014 

06/05/2014

Brentwood, TN, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 8:15-9:45 a.m., at the "Neuroscience and Education: The Connection Symposium," sponsored by Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, www.curreyingram.org/communityeducation

06/05/2014

Brentwood, TN, "Can You Take Care of Your Students if You Don't Take Care of Yourself," (Breakout Session) 10:00-11:15 a.m., at the "Neuroscience and Education: The Connection Symposium," sponsored by Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, www.curreyingram.org/communityeducation

06/14/2014

Boston, MA, "Nurturing 'Stress Hardiness' in Our Patients and Ourselves: A Strength-Based Approach," 8:30-9:40 a.m., as part of a three-day conference "Psychiatry in 2014," co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, (800) 381-4955

06/16/2014

Bozeman, MT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:00-11:30 a.m., at the Montana Behavioral Initiative Summer 2014 Institute, (406) 529-0774

06/30/2014

through 07/4/2014 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.

July 2014 

07/15/2014

through 07/18/2014 Boston, 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, July 15, 1:00-5:45 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 and 17, 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., and Friday, July 18, 8:00-12:15 p.m.

07/23/2014

Hernando, MS, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Our Schools," 9:00-10:30 a.m., for administrators in the DeSoto County School District, (662) 429-5271

August 2014 

08/13/2014

Kankakee, IL, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 5:30-7:00 p.m., sponsored by Kankakee School District #111, (815) 802-7720

08/14/2014

Kankakee, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00-11:00 a.m., for staff and faculty at Kankakee School District #111, (815) 802-7720

08/25/2014

Quincy, WA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:45-11:00 a.m., for staff and faculty at the Quincy School District, (509) 787-4571

08/25/2014

Quincy, WA, "Effective School Leadership," 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., for school administrators at the Quincy School District, (509) 787-4571

08/25/2014

Quincy, WA, "Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Challenging Students," 1:00-2:30 p.m., for counselors at the Quincy School District, (509) 787-4571

08/25/2014

Cle Elum, WA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:15-8:00 p.m., for parents, staff, school board, and community leaders at the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, (509) 649-4850

08/26/2014

Cle Elum, WA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:15-10:30 a.m., for school administrators and district leadership team at the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, (509) 649-4850

08/27/2014

Longview, WA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:30-11:00 a.m., for staff and faculty at the Longview and Kelso School Districts, (360) 575-3000

08/27/2014

Longview, WA, "The Role of 'Charismatic Adults' in Our Community," 1:00-2:30 p.m., for community leaders and support personnel in the Longview and Kelso School Districts, (360) 575-3000

08/27/2014

Longview, WA, "Effective School Leadership," 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for school administrators at the Longview and Kelso School Districts, (360) 575-3000

08/28/2014

Tacoma, WA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 9:30-11:00 a.m., for staff and faculty at the Franklin Pierce District, (253) 298-3000

08/28/2014

Tacoma, WA, "Effective School Leadership" 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.., for administrators at the Franklin Pierce District, (253) 298-3000

08/28/2014

Tacoma, WA, "Dealing with Our Own Stress so that We Are More Effective Working with Challenging Students," 1:30-3:30 p.m., for Positive Behavior Support Teams at the Franklin Pierce District, (253) 298-3000

September 2014 

09/02/2014

New Hartford, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:30-8:00 p.m., sponsored by the New Hartford Central School District, (315) 624-1000

09/03/2014

New Hartford, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," morning, for faculty, staff, and administrators at the New Hartford Central School District, (315) 624-1000

09/03/2014

New Hartford, NY, "Effective Leadership," afternoon, for administrators at the New Hartford Central School District, (315) 624-1000

09/16/2014

Overland Park, KS, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:30-8:30 p.m, sponsored by the Blue Valley School District, (912) 239-5300

09/18/2014

Salem, MA, "The Mindset and Practices of Effective Leaders," 1:00-4:30 p.m, at the fall educational conference of the Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association, www.massfacilities.org

09/22/2014

Port Huron, MI, "Fostering Family Closeness and Respect," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by St. Clair Community Mental Health Authority, (810) 966-4471

09/23/2014

Port Huron, MI, "Working with Angry & Resistant Youth from a Strength-Based Approach," one day, sponsored by St. Clair Community Mental Health Authority, (810) 966-4471

09/28/2014

New York, NY, "Managing, Lessening, and Coping with Stress: The Power of Mindsets," 10:45-11:45 a.m., sponsored by One Day University, www.onedayu.com

October 2014 

10/08/2014

Lexington, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Lexington Community Education, www.LexingtonCommunityEd.org

10/10/2014

Milford, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:30 a.m., for faculty and administrators at the Milford School District, (508) 478-1122

10/14/2014

Cambridge, MA, "Leading a Resilient Lifestyle," 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., as part of a Harvard Extension course "Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine" taught by Elizabeth Frates, M.D., http://www.extension.harvard.edu/courses/introduction-lifestyle-medicine

10/14/2014

Ashland, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by www.AshlandDecisions.org

10/15/2014

Stamford, CT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Young Children," 4:00-5:30 p.m., sponsored for educators by The Children's School, (203) 329-8815

10/15/2014

Stamford, CT, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored for parents by The Children's School, (203) 329-8815

10/16/2014

Litchfield, CT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Learning Differences," 2:00-4:30 p.m., for parents of students at The Forman School, (860) 567-8712

10/20/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Emotional Intelligence and Resilient Mindsets," 9:30-10:45 a.m., for Associates and Partners at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, (416) 862-6631

10/20/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Emotional Intelligence and Resilient Mindsets," 12:15-1:30 p.m., for Clients of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, (416) 862-6631

10/20/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens," 2:00-3:15 p.m., for Associates and Partners at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, (416) 862-6631

10/22/2014

Boston, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lunch and Learn Series sponsored by Boston Children's Museum, (617) 426-6500

10/24/2014

Stowe, VT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children," (Keynote) 9:00-10:00 a.m., at the Vermont Afterschool Conference, www.vermontafterschool.org

10/24/2014

Stowe, VT, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Can We Take Care of Children if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" 10:15-11:30 a.m., at the Vermont Afterschool Conference, www.vermontafterschool.org

10/26/2014

Southfield, MI, "The Power of Mindsets: To Search for Islands of Competence," 1:30-3:00 p.m., sponsored by the Federation's Alliance for Jewish Education Opening the Doors Program, Anita Naftaly Family Circle Conference, (248) 205-2533

10/29/2014

New York, NY, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:30-5:00 p.m., for teachers at Horace Mann School, (718) 432-4000

10/29/2014

New York, NY, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents" 6:30-8:30 p.m., for parents at Horace Mann School, (718) 432-4000

November 2014 

11/06/2014

Indianapolis, IN, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00-10:15 a.m., at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS), www.isacs.org

11/06/2014

Indianapolis, IN, "The Power of Mindsets:  Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS), www.isacs.org

11/06/2014

Indianapolis, IN, "Can We Take Care of Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" 1:30-2:45 p.m., at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS), www.isacs.org

11/08/2014

Orlando, FL, “The Role of the Consultant: A Source of Strength for Our Clients," (Master Class) 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m, at the Fall Conference of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, Fairfax, VA, www.IECAonline.com

11/13/2014

Arlington, MA, "The Role of a 'Charismatic Adult': Nurturing Resilience in At-Risk Students," (evening), at a dinner celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Dearborn Academy, (781) 641-5992

11/14/2014

Boston, MA, “Nurturing Resilience," morning, as part of a two-day conference about "Autism Spectrum Disorders," sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, www.challiance.org/ForProviders/PsychiatryCME.aspx

11/17/2014

Pasadena, CA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Pasadena Unified School District, (626) 396-3600

11/18/2014

Pasadena, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, sponsored by Pasadena Unified School District, (626) 396-3600

11/20/2014

Cambridge, MA, “Providing Hope and Compassion: Creating Positive Outcomes for Struggling Learners," (Keynote) evening, at the Annual Pathways to Success Benefit sponsored by The Research Institute for Learning and Development, Lexington, MA, (781) 861-3701

December 2014 

12/04/2014

San Francisco, CA, “Fostering Family Closeness and Respect," 9:00-11:00 a.m., sponsored by Parents Education Network of Silicon Valley, http://pen-siliconvalley.org/event-1726041 

12/04/2014

San Francisco, CA, "Fostering Family Closeness and Respect," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by Parents Education Network, http://parentseducationnetwork.org/event-1710108

12/08/2014

Greensboro, GA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 8:45-10:15 a.m., at the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors conference, presentation sponsored by Scholastic

12/08/2014

Greensboro, GA, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Lessen Burnout in Educators," 10:45a.m.-noon, at the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors conference, presentation sponsored by Scholastic

12/10/2014

Chicago, IL, (Webinar) "Raising Resilient Children in a World Filled with Stress and Pressure," 3:00-4:00 p.m. (CST), sponsored by the Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS), www.isacs.org

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