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 2016 

01/07/2016

Boston, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," 6:30-8:00 p.m., for parents and faculty at Park Street School, (617) 263-0025

01/29/2016

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience," morning, as part of a two-day conference about "School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12" sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, (617) 384-8600

February 2016 

02/08/2016

Los Angeles, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Special Education, Private School Office, (213) 241-1000

02/09/2016

Los Angeles, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Special Education, Private School Office, (213) 241-1000

02/10/2016

Los Angeles, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Special Education, Private School Office, (213) 241-1000

02/11/2016

San Francisco, CA, "Beyond Academics: Nurturing Mindsets for Connections, Caring, and Purpose in Students," (Keynote) 1:35-2:35 p.m., repeated from 4:00-5:00 p.m., as part of a three-day conference about "Shaping Student Mindsets: Promoting Academic Attitudes, Persistence, and Performance," sponsored by Stanford Graduate School of Education, the Building Blocks of Cognition Lab, the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley, the Lab of Educational Neuroscience at the University of California at San Francisco, and Learning & the Brain, www.learningandthebrain.com/Event-328/Academic-Mindsets/Program

02/19/2016

New Orleans, LA, "Creating Positive Emotions and Purpose: A Foundation for Learning," (Keynote) 8:10-9:10 a.m., as part of a three-day Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning Conference sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning, www.cdl.org/plain-talk-about-reading-institute/

02/26/2016

Little Rock, AR, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in the School Setting," (Keynote) 8:10-9:30 a.m., at the 2016 Arkansas Leadership Summit sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

02/29/2016

Dallas, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 4:00-5:00 p.m., for faculty at the Episcopal School of Dallas, (214) 358-5818

02/29/2016

Dallas, TX, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-8:45 p.m., for parents at the Episcopal School of Dallas, (214) 358-5818

March 2016 

03/02/2016

Lynnfield, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 12:30-2:30 p.m., for faculty at the Lynnfield Public Schools, (781) 334-9200

03/04/2016

Hinsdale, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for faculty and staff at Hinsdale High School District 86, www.hinsdale86.org

03/04/2016

Hinsdale, IL, "Developing Stress Hardiness and Balance in Our Lives," 10:30-11:30 a.m., for faculty and staff at Hinsdale High School District 86, www.hinsdale86.org

03/04/2016

Hinsdale, IL, "Implementing Strategies for Students and Staff," 11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m., for District and School Administrators and District SEL Team at Hinsdale High School District 86, www.hinsdale86.org

03/12/2016

Cambridge, MA, "Promoting Positive Mindsets and Purpose as a Foundation for Learning," (Keynote) afternoon, as part of the two-day 31st Annual Learning Differences Conference co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Research Institute for Learning and Development, www.researchild.org

03/14/2016

Palo Alto, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Young Children," 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., for faculty and staff at Greendell School, (650) 856-0833

03/14/2016

Palo Alto, CA, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., sponsored by Friends of PreSchool Family, (650) 856-0833

03/15/2016

Palo Alto, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:50-5:00 p.m., for faculty at Athena Academy, (650) 543-4560

03/15/2016

Palo Alto, CA, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:00-8:30 p.m., for parents at Athena Academy, (650) 543-4560

03/18/2016

Oxford, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for faculty at Oxford Public Schools, (508) 987-6050

03/22/2016

Sutton, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:15-8:15 p.m., sponsored by the Sutton Education Foundation Trust

April 2016 

04/02/2016

Medford, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m., sponsored by the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Medford Public Schools, (781) 393-2301

04/06/2016

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, "Strategies for Nurturing Motivation and Resilience," 6:00-8:00 p.m., sponsored by College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, www.psychology.nova.edu

04/11/2016

Worcester, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," (Keynote) 8:40-10:10 a.m., at a conference sponsored by The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Boston, MA, (617) 482-8686

04/20/2016

Hingham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 4:15-5:15 p.m., for faculty at Derby Academy, (781) 749-0746

04/20/2016

Hingham, MA, "Raising Resilient Children," 7:30-9:00 p.m., for parents at Derby Academy, (781) 749-0746

04/25/2016

Washington, DC, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) morning, for the Principals Academy of the District of Columbia Schools

04/29/2016

Poughkeepsie, NY, "Strategies for Nurturing Resilience in Youth and Families," one day, conference with Drs. Steve Baron and David Crenshaw about "Nurturing Resilience and Hope in Children and Adolescents: The Use of Strength-Based Clinical Interventions" co-sponsored by the Duchess County Department of Mental Hygiene and the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, (845) 452-1420

May 2016 

05/06/2016

Stoneham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 12:30-2:30 p.m., for faculty at St. Patrick's School, (781) 438-2593

05/18/2016

New York, NY, "Addressing Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges in Children and Teens: Resilience and the Power of Mindsets," one day, sponsored by The Mel and Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training, www.ohelfamily.org

June 2016 

06/08/2016

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Approach for Working with At-Risk Youth," one day, sponsored by the Ontario Association for Counselling and Attendance Services and the John Howard Society, lynn.coles@dbsn.org

06/18/2016

Hartford, ME, "The Counselor's Role in Nurturing Joy and Resilience in Campers," 1:30-2:50 p.m., for staff at Camp Wekeela, (207) 224-7878

06/21/2016

Charlottesville, VA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in the School Setting," 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the 2016 Virginia Association of Independent Schools Conference, (804) 282-3592

06/28/2016

through 07/1/2016 Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Promoting Positive School Climates and Motivation in Students," four day Summer Institute sponsored by Learning & the Brain, http://www.learningandthebrain.com (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Tuesday, June 28, 1:00-5:45 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30, 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., and Friday, July 1, 8:00-12:15 p.m.

July 2016 

07/12/2016

through 07/15/2016 Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Promoting Positive School Climates and Motivation in Students," four day Summer Institute sponsored by Learning & the Brain, http://www.learningandthebrain.com (781) 449-4010. Dr. Suzanne Brooks will assist in this Institute. The schedule is Tuesday, July 12, 1:00-5:45 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14, 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., and Friday, July 15, 8:00-12:15 p.m.

07/18/2016

through 07/22/2016 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.

August 2016 

08/04/2016

Springfield, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Special Needs," (Keynote) 8:45-10:15 a.m., at the Annual Special Education Directors' Conference, (217) 782-4321

08/04/2016

Springfield, IL, "Can We Take Care of Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" (Breakout Session) 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Annual Special Education Directors' Conference, (217) 782-4321

08/08/2016

North Little Rock, AR, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," morning, for faculty at the North Little Rock School District, (501) 771-8069

08/10/2016

Dudley, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:30-11:30 a.m., for faculty and staff at the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District, (508) 943-6700

08/11/2016

Dallas, TX, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students with Learning Differences," one day, for faculty at The June Shelton School, (972) 774-1772

08/16/2016

Godfrey, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:45-10:45 a.m., for faculty and Youthbuild program staff at Lewis and Clark Community College,  (618) 468-7000

08/16/2016

Godfrey, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., follow-up meeting for Youthbuild program and other staff at Lewis and Clark Community College,  (618) 468-7000

08/18/2016

Ayer, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for the Leadership Team at the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, (978) 772-8600

08/22/2016

Atlanta, GA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Learning, Caring, and Resilience in Young Children," 9:00 a.m.-noon., sponsored by the Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Northside Methodist Preschool, and the Cathedral Preschool, (404) 266-1520

08/25/2016

Downers Grove, IL, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," morning., for high school faculty at Community High School District 99, www.csd99.org

08/29/2016

Westford, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00-10:30 a.m., for faculty at Westford Public Schools, (978) 692-5560

08/29/2016

Sutton, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 12:30-2:30 p.m., for faculty and staff at Sutton Public Schools, (978) 692-5560

08/30/2016

Needham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 10:30 a.m.-noon, for Middle School faculty  at Needham Public Schools, (781) 455-0455

08/31/2016

Billerica, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," morning, for staff at the Valley Collaborative, (978) 528-7820

September 2016 

09/02/2016

Claremont, CA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," one day, for faculty at Foothill Country Day School, (909) 626-5681

09/07/2016

Boston, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 8:15-9:45 a.m., for faculty at The Boston Latin School School, (617) 635-8895

09/14/2016

Hanscom AFB, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate," 6:00-8:00 p.m., for faculty at the Child Development Center, (781) 225-6128

09/20/2016

Mountain View, CA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Mountain View Whisman School District, (650) 526-3500

09/29/2016

Boston, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens," (Breakout Session), morning, at a conference "Be Ready, Be Resilient" sponsored by Entrepreneurs' Organization, www.eonetwork.org

09/29/2016

Boston, MA, "Resilience in Our Adult Lives: A Focus on Purpose and Meaning," (Keynote), mid-day, at a conference "Be Ready, Be Resilient" sponsored by Entrepreneurs' Organization, www.eonetwork.org

09/29/2016

Boston, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens," (Breakout Session), afternoon, at a conference "Be Ready, Be Resilient" sponsored by Entrepreneurs' Organization, www.eonetwork.org

October 2016 

10/06/2016

Hamilton, MA, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, the Friends of Buker, Friends of Cutler, and the Friends of Winthrop, fohwpl@gmail.com

10/08/2016

Greenwich, CT, "Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Children with Special Needs," (Keynote), 8:30-10:00 a.m, at the Parents as Partners conference sponsored by the Pupil Personnel Department of the Greenwich Public Schools, (203) 625-7400

10/14/2016

Concord, NH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Students' Motivation, Resilience, and Learning," one day, sponsored by the New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, (603) 924-6314

10/18/2016

Ridgewood, NJ, "Fostering Family Closeness and Respect," 7:00-9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Schools Outreach Program, (201) 670-2700

10/28/2016

Manchester, NH, "Resilient Retirement: Planning and Living It," 8:30 a.m.-noon., sponsored by the Association of Retiring Dentists, www.retiringdentists.com

10/30/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Nurturing Resilience in Children and Young Adults with Special Needs," (Keynote) 2:30-4:00 p.m., sponsored by The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education, a division of Yachad, (212) 613-8127, www.yachad.org

10/31/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., sponsored by The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education, a division of Yachad, (212) 613-8127, www.yachad.org

10/31/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Can We Take Care of Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" (Breakout Session) 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m., sponsored by The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education, a division of Yachad, (212) 613-8127, www.yachad.org

November 2016 

11/01/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Create a Positive Emotional Culture in Your Organization," 8:30-10:00 a.m., for clients of Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

11/01/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Create a Positive Emotional Culture in Your Organization," 12:30-1:30 p.m., for lawyers at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

11/01/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Create a Positive Emotional Culture in Your Organization," 4:00-5:30 p.m., for clients of Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

11/02/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Create a Positive Emotional Culture in Your Organization," 9:00-10:00 a.m., for staff at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

11/02/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Create a Positive Emotional Culture in Your Organization," 10:30-11:30 a.m., for staff at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

11/02/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves," noon-12:45 p.m., for ninth graders of staff and lawyers at Blake, Cassels & Graydons LLP, (416) 863-2400

11/04/2016

Cambridge, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in At-Risk Youth," morning, as part of a two-day conference "Middle School through College Mental Health and Education 2016" sponsored by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, www.mcleanhospital.org/education-training/mclean-conferences

11/05/2016

Providence, RI, "The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Nurture Resilience," (Keynote) 9:00-11:00 a.m., at the 19th Annual Promising Practices Multicultural Conference "A Strength-Based Approach to Foster Resiliency in All Communities" sponsored by Rhode Island College, http://www.ric.edu/promisingpractices/

11/08/2016

Stoughton, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 9:00 a.m.-noon, for staff at CHARMS Collaborative, (781) 344-1463

11/28/2016

Fort Royal, VA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," morning, for faculty and staff at Randolph-Macon Academy, (540) 636-5200

December 2016 

12/01/2016

Monroe Township, NJ, "Beyond Academics: Nurturing Mindsets for Connections, Caring, and Purpose in Students," (Keynote) morning, at the New Jersey Leadership Summit sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

12/05/2016

Baltimore, MD, "Nurturing Resilience in Children and Young Adults with Special Needs," evening, sponsored by The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education, a division of Yachad, (212) 613-8127, www.yachad.org

12/06/2016

Baltimore, MD, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," (Keynote) 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., sponsored by The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education, a division of Yachad, (212) 613-8127, www.yachad.org

12/06/2016

Baltimore, MD, "Can We Take Care of Students if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" (Breakout Session) 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m., sponsored by The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education, a division of Yachad, (212) 613-8127, www.yachad.org

12/07/2016

Allendale, NJ, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students," 3:30-4:30 p.m., for faculty at the Allendale Public Schools, (201) 327-2020, ext. 1206

12/07/2016

Allendale, NJ, "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents," 6:30-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Allendale, HoHoKus, Upper Saddle River, and Northern Highlands Regional High School, (201) 327-2020, ext. 1206

12/13/2016

Seattle, WA, "Raising Resilient Children and Teen," at a luncheon meeting sponsored by Eaton Vance Financial Institute

12/13/2016

Seattle, WA, "Raising Resilient Children and Teens," at a dinner meeting sponsored by Eaton Vance Financial Institute

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