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 2015 

01/08/2015

Boston, MA, "Achieving Balance in Our Lives," 12:30-1:30 p.m., for students at Harvard Medical School  

01/14/2015

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 12:30-2:00 p.m., for faculty at Madison Park High School, (617) 635-8970

01/16/2015

Boston, MA, "To Touch a Young Child's Heart and Mind: The Mindset of Effective Educators," (Keynote) morning, at the National Conference of the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism, http://www.ecerj.org/2015_conference/

01/20/2015

Palm Beach, FL, “Fostering Family Closeness and Respect for a More Positive Legacy,” 5:00-7:00 p.m., private event sponsored by Bessemer and Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

01/28/2015

Mercersburg, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at the Mercersburg Academy, (717) 328-6147

February 2015 

02/03/2015

Charleston, SC, "Raising Resilient Children," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for parents and faculty at Ashley Hall, (843) 722-4088

02/03/2015

Summerville, SC, "Raising Resilient Children," 6:30-8:00 p.m., for parents and faculty at Pinewood Preparatory School, (843) 873-1643

02/09/2015

Minnetonka, MN, "Raising Resilient, Self-Disciplined Kids," 6:30-8:00 p.m., sponsored by Minnetonka Public Schools, (952) 401-5000

02/13/2015

Hopedale, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 12:30-2:30 p.m., for faculty and staff at the Hopedale Public Schools, (508) 634-2240

02/20/2015

Orlando, FL, "Reaching the Student Labeled 'Unmotivated': The Power of a Strength-Based Approach," 8:30-11.30 a.m., at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, www.nasponline.org

02/22/2015

West Palm Beach, FL , "Raising Resilient Children," 9:30-11:30 a.m., co-sponsored by the Lorraine and Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education, the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, and the Barbara and Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center & the Edward and Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center at the Mandel Community Center of the Palm Beaches, r.hurvitz@cjepb.org

02/22/2015

West Palm Beach, FL , "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Young Students," noon-2:00 p.m., co-sponsored by the Lorraine and Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education, the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, and the Barbara and Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center & the Edward and Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center at the Mandel Community Center of the Palm Beaches, r.hurvitz@cjepb.org

March 2015 

03/04/2015

Harrisburg, PA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive Afterschool Climate," (Keynote) 9:00-10:00 a.m., at a conference sponsored by Center for Schools and Communities, Camp Hill, PA (717) 763-1661

03/04/2015

Harrisburg, PA, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Learning to Take Care of Ourselves so We Can Take Care of Children, (Breakout Session) "10:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m., at a conference sponsored by Center for Schools and Communities, Camp Hill, PA (717) 763-1661

03/05/2015

Wellesley, MA, "Raising Resilient Children in a Challenging World," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Bates Elementary School, (781) 446-6260

03/10/2015

New Orleans, LA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves," evening, sponsored by Department of Psychiatry, Ochsner Health System, (504) 842-3000

03/11/2015

New Orleans, LA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves," noon-1:00 p.m., Gene Usdin Lectureship sponsored by Department of Psychiatry, Ochsner Health System, (504) 842-3000

03/17/2015

Marlborough, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 10:20 a.m.-noon, at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, (781) 541-5098

03/19/2015

Needham, MA, "Guidelines for Leading a Less Stressed, More Resilient Lifestyle," 8:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Needham Exchange Club, (781) 444-3924 

03/25/2015

Greensboro, NC, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:00-11:00 a.m., at a conference sponsored by the North Carolina Improvement Project, www.ncsip.org

03/25/2015

Greensboro, NC, "Can We Take Care of Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" (Breakout Session) session repeated three times in the afternoon, at a conference sponsored by the North Carolina School Improvement Project, www.ncsip.org

April 2015 

04/09/2015

Needham, MA, "Strategies for Nurturing Confidence and Resilience in Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Needham Parent Series, enrichment@newmanptc.org

04/13/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 12:30-2:00 p.m., for clients of Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/13/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 3:00-4:30 p.m., for clients of Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/14/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for clients of Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/14/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 2:30-3:30 p.m., for staff at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/15/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 9:00-10:30 a.m., for the Mid-Level Associate Training Program at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

04/15/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Taking Care of Ourselves so We Can Take Care of Our Students," evening, at the 2015 Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Junior and Middle Schools Heads Conference, www.cais.ca

04/16/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) morning, at the 2015 Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Junior and Middle Schools Heads Conference, www.cais.ca

04/16/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," afternoon, for faculty at Holy Trinity School, www.hts.on.ca

04/16/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," evening, for faculty at The Country Day School, www.cds.on.ca

04/21/2015

Foxboro, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at The Sage School, (508) 543-9619

04/21/2015

Foxboro, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," evening, for parents at The Sage School, (508) 543-9619

04/23/2015

Schenectady, NY, "Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," 4:00-5:30 p.m., held at Town Hall, sponsored by Ellis Hospital, (518) 243-4000

04/24/2015

Schenectady, NY, "From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Lessen Burnout," (Grand Rounds) 8:00-9:00 a.m., sponsored by Ellis Hospital, (518) 243-4000

04/24/2015

Schenectady, NY, "Strategies for Working with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum," afternoon, several Breakout Sessions for staff at Ellis Hospital, (518) 243-4000

04/27/2015

Weston, CT, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Services, Weston Youth Services, and Silver Hill Hospital, colleen.fawcett@wiltonct.org

04/27/2015

Wilton, CT, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Services, Weston Youth Services, and Silver Hill Hospital, colleen.fawcett@wiltonct.org

04/29/2015

Hinsdale, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-9:45 a.m., for faculty at Hinsdale High School District 86, www.hinsdale86.org

04/29/2015

Hinsdale, IL, "Raising Self-Disciplined and Resilient Children," 7:00-8:30 p.m., for parents at Hinsdale High School District 86, www.hinsdale86.org

04/30/2015

Hinsdale, IL, "Raising Self-Disciplined and Resilient Children," 9:30-11:00 a.m., for parents at Hinsdale High School District 86, www.hinsdale86.org

May 2015 

05/07/2015

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, (Keynote) "Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Can We Take Care of Our Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?," 8:30-9:45 a.m., at the 2015 Vancouver Conference on Children & Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/07/2015

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for the Educator and Clinician to Nurture Motivation and Resilience in Children and Teens," 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the 2015 Vancouver Conference on Children and Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/12/2015

Brookline, MA, "Strategies for Nurturing Confidence and Resilience in Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Runkle School PTO, www.runkle.org

05/13/2015

Stamford, CT, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child," 7:30-8:45 p.m., at the National Conference of Yeshiva Principals, Brooklyn, NY, (212) 227-1000

05/14/2015

Stamford, CT, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation, Hope, and Resilience in Children with Special Needs," one day, at the National Conference of Yeshiva Principals, Brooklyn, NY, (212) 227-1000

05/19/2015

Norwell, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens in a Stressful World," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Norwell Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Norwell.SEPAC@gmail.com

05/21/2015

Jacksonville, FL, “Fostering Family Closeness and Resilience,” luncheon presentation, private event sponsored by Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

05/21/2015

Jacksonville, FL, “Fostering Family Closeness and Resilience,” dinner presentation, private event sponsored by Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

05/27/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Approach for Nurturing Motivation and Resilience inn Challenging Students," one day, for school psychologists in the Toronto District School Board

05/28/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (Keynote) "Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Can We Take Care of Our Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?," 8:30-9:45 a.m., at the 2015 Ontario Conference on Children & Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

05/28/2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for the Educator and Clinician to Nurture Motivation and Resilience in Children and Teens," 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the 2015 Ontario Conference on Children and Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

June 2015 

06/04/2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, (Keynote) "Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Can We Take Care of Our Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?," 8:30-9:45 a.m., at the 2015 Manitoba Conference on Children & Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

06/04/2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for the Educator and Clinician to Nurture Motivation and Resilience in Children and Teens," 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the 2015 Manitoba Conference on Children and Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

06/09/2015

Medina, OH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for educators, sponsored by Solutions Behavioral Healthcare, www.solutionsbh.org

06/09/2015

Medina, OH, "Raising a Self-Disciplined Child," 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Solutions Behavioral Healthcare, www.solutionsbh.org

06/10/2015

Medina, OH, "The Power of Mindsets: Working with Angry and Resistant Youth from a Strength-Based Approach," one day, for clinicians, sponsored by Solutions Behavioral Healthcare, www.solutionsbh.org

06/19/2015

San Francisco, CA, "Nurturing Resilience in Children and Adults with Social Thinking Challenges," (Keynote) morning, at Michelle Garcia Winner's three-day Annual Social Thinking Global Providers Conference, www.socialthinking.com

06/22/2015

Dalton, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 9:00-noon., for faculty and staff at the Central Berkshire Regional School District, www.cbrsd.org

06/24/2015

Cincinnati, OH, “The Power of Resilience,” evening, private event sponsored by Eaton Vance Advisors Institute and Ameriprise Financial Advisors

July 2015 

07/06/2015

through 07/9/2015 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, http://www.learningandthebrain.com/Event-318/The-Power-of-Mindsets/Program (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Monday, July 6, 1:00-5:45 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7 and 8, 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., and Thursday, July 9, 8:00-12:15 p.m.

07/13/2015

through 07/17/2015 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.

07/21/2015

Orange, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-11:30 a.m., for school administrators at R.C. Mahar Regional, Orange and Petersham Elementary Schools, (978) 544-6763

07/28/2015

through 07/31/2015 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, http://www.learningandthebrain.com/Event-318/The-Power-of-Mindsets/Program (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Tuesday, July 28, 1:00-5:45 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 and 30, 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., and Friday, July 31, 8:00-12:15 p.m.

August 2015 

08/04/2015

Kingsland, GA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:15-9:30 a.m., for faculty at the Camden County School District, (912) 576-2900

08/11/2015

and 08/12/2015   Houston, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Learning Challenges," two days, The Joy School, (713) 523-0660

08/17/2015

Danvers, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 8:30-10:00 a.m., Mental Health Institute sponsored by SEEM Collaborative, (781) 279-1361

08/18/2015

Schaumburg, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at Schaumburg School District #54, https://sd54.org/

08/20/2015

Fairhaven, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 8:30-11:30 a.m., for administrators and teacher leadership staff at the Fairhaven Public Schools, (508) 979-4000

08/24/2015

Brookline, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at Maimonides School, (617) 232-4452

08/25/2015

Brookline, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at Maimonides School, (617) 232-4452

08/26/2015

Lincoln, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:30 a.m., for faculty at the Lincoln Public Schools, (781) 259-9400

08/27/2015

Chelmsford, MA, "Educational Leadership," 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Administrative Retreat for the Chelmsford Public Schools, (978) 251-5100

08/28/2015

Framingham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:30 a.m., for faculty at Keefe Technical School, (508) 879-5400

08/31/2015

Bedford, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 1:15-3:00 p.m., for directors and teachers at EDCO Collaborative, (617) 738-5600

September 2015 

09/01/2015

Chelmsford, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:00-10:00 a.m., for faculty at the Chelmsford Public Schools, (978) 251-5100

09/01/2015

Watertown, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 1:00-3:00 p.m., for faculty at the Watertown Public Schools, (617) 926-7766

09/02/2015

Billerica, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:30 a.m., for faculty at the Billerica Public Schools, (978) 528-7900

09/04/2015

Taunton, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," noon-2:00 p.m., for faculty at the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School, (508) 823-5151

09/08/2015

Danvers, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for faculty and staff at the Danvers Public Schools, (978) 777-4539

09/16/2015

Columbus, OH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for administrators and faculty at the Columbus City Schools, (614) 365-5000

October 2015 

10/01/2015

Middleborough, MA, "Touching a Student's Mind and Heart: The Mindset of the Effective Educator," 1:00-3:00 p.m., for faculty at the Middleborough Public Schools, (508) 946-2009

10/09/2015

Haverhill, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 12:15-2:15 p.m., for faculty at the Haverhill Public Schools, (978) 373-15359

10/14/2015

Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ area, “Nurturing Resilience,” luncheon presentation, private event sponsored by Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

10/14/2015

Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ area, “Nurturing Resilience,” dinner presentation, private event sponsored by Eaton Vance Advisors Institute

10/27/2015

Marlborough, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in the School Setting," (Keynote) 8:30-9:30 a.m., sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

10/27/2015

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

November 2015 

11/01/2015

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students" (Keynote) 1:00-1:45 p.m., at the Annual Professional Development Conference spoonsored by the Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches, www.cjepb.org

11/01/2015

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, “Taking Care of Ourselves so We Can Take Care of Our Students," (Breakout Session) repeated three times between 2:00-5:00 p.m., at the Annual Professional Development Conference sponsored by the Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches, www.cjepb.org

11/02/2015

Boca Raton, FL, “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 4:00-6:00 p.m., sponsored by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, www.jewishboca.org

11/02/2015

Boca Raton, FL, “Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, www.jewishboca.org

11/04/2015

Orlando, FL, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating Resilient, Compassionate Congregational Communities," (Keynote) 3:00-5:00 p.m., at the 2015 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial, www.urj.org

11/06/2015

Orlando, FL, "Strategies to Develop Stress Hardiness and Resilience in Our Lives," (time to be determined), for Congregational Presidents at the 2015 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial,  www.urj.org

11/16/2015

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, (Keynote) "Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Can We Take Care of Our Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?," 8:30-10:15 a.m., at the 2015 Saskatchewan Conference on Children & Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

11/16/2015

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies for the Educator and Clinician to Nurture Motivation and Resilience in Children and Teens," 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the 2015 Saskatchewan Conference on Children and Adolescents sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates, www.jackhirose.com

11/18/2015

Orange, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 1:00-3:00 p.m., for faculty and staff at R.C. Mahar Regional, Orange and Petersham Elementary Schools, (978) 544-6763

11/21/2015

Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience and Caring in Middle School Students," (Keynote) 8:15-9:30 a.m., at a conference sponsored by parents of middle school students in Needham

December 2015 

12/10/2015

Groton, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," noon-2:00 p.m. for faculty at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, (978) 448-6362

12/11/2015

Haverhill, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for faculty at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, (978) 373-4101

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