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Brad Chapin: Helping Students Manage “Fight-or-Flight”

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2016_ICS_header600Innovative Counseling Keynoter Brad Chapin believes self-regulation strategies are “common core” skills of behavior that can be taught systematically.

Watch Brad Chapin describe how self-regulation skills help students manage the “fight-or-flight” response.

Brad is author of several books on Self-Regulation including Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation and Legend of the Regulators.  He is also the creator of the Self-Regulation Training System. He will deliver a keynote session entitled “Do More With Less: Self-Regulation Equals Success,” discussing evidence-based approaches to Self-Regulation.

The 6th Annual Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is returning to Atlanta!  This stimulating event focuses on practical techniques and strategies that attendees can immediately implement.

FEATURED PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

Dr. Russell Sabella
Author, Professor, Expert on Technology for School Counselors
Brad Chapin
Author, Leading Authority on Self-Regulation
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted Author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues
Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NYT Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

 

Dr. Randy Sprick
PBIS Developer, Creator Safe & Civil Schools

Check out some of this year’s speakers!

This conference will also feature best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs will be research-tested, while others will be promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with different types of students. These innovative strategies may help with:

  • Transforming bullies
  • Reframing resistant students
  • Connecting with defiant students
  • Motivating apathetic students
  • Changing self-destructive beliefs in children & teens
  • Transforming bully bystanders into interveners
  • Empowering bully targets
  • Helping socially alienated students
  • Working with youth who self-mutilate
  • Children & teens experiencing loss
  • Overcoming past traumatic events

Developmental Resources is now offering an EARLY DISCOUNT ($415 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $325 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.)  SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
EARLY CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$415 USD

(until Mar. 31st)
EARLY CONFERENCE ONLY:
$325 USD

(until Mar. 31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545 USD
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $425USD

 

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference in Atlanta!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form topd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for program proposals is February 28, 2016.

Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations.  Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.

CONFERENCE VENUE ANNOUNCED
The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, which will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premier hotels in downtown Atlanta.  Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame.  The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color-changing sail of Pulse, a trendy lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference
  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference

Innovative Counseling Strategies attendees enjoy complimentary access to all conference sessions on a space-available basis.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/nightwhen you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT
The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
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Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
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NextGen School Safety Conference

 

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Webinar

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Developmental Resources Presents
Between 13 and 25 percent of youth ages 11-25 self-injure, according to research. Exact figures are inconclusive since self-injury is often done in secret and goes undetected unless an adolescent is being treated for a related condition. More recent trends suggest that self-injurious behaviors in adolescents and young adults are on the rise.

Young people who deliberately do harm to their own bodies are often misunderstood. The underlying contributing factors that lead to self-mutilation are sometimes very complex and easily overlooked. Without effective intervention, self-harm is likely to continue and may escalate in frequency, duration and/or intensity. The addictive nature of the self-mutilation cycle may lead young people to engage in dangerous compulsions that can have shattering consequences.

During this research-based 90-minute webinar, Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP (and co-author of See My Pain! Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure) will provide fresh understandings and innovative approaches that can be used to connect with and help these students. Educators will learn how to approach this sometimes puzzling behavior within the school setting.

Listen to Kaye Randall address some of the most frequently asked questions concerning self-injury.

What You Will Learn:

This workshop will help participants better understand self-injury.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand underlying reasons for these harmful and addictive behaviors.
  • Consider critical “do’s and don’ts” when responding to suspected or observed self-injury in young people.
  • Use research-based, best-practice approaches to self-injury.
  • Help young people acknowledge and address their own self-injurious behavior.
  • Use recommended creative-arts strategies and activities for helping children and adolescents who self-injure.
  • Understand the SMB Cycle and use Intervention Mapping.
  • Share suggestions and tips with parents and siblings of self-injuring young people.

TO REGISTER:

  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time SITE LICENSE
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 pm Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 Pm Eastern Time SITE LICENSE

INCLUDED MATERIALS:

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

THIS WEBINAR IS RECOMMENDED FOR:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers (beginning & intermediate)
  • Mental Health Services
  • School Psychologists
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • School Nurses
  • Principals & Other Administrators
  • School Safety Specialists
  • SROs

POTENTIAL FUNDING:

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

CE CONTACT HOURS:

1.5 contact hours are available through NBCC and ASWB:

ASWB (#1053): This organization, Developmental Resources, ACE #: 1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2013-2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

NBCC (#5602): Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

WEBINAR ACCESS:

To access a test to make sure you will be able to view our webinars:

  • Check the system requirements to see if Webex supports your operating system.
  • Simply click or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.webex.com/lp/jointest
  • Enter your name and email address and click the JOIN button.
  • Cisco WebEx Meeting will automatically setup your computer and connect you to the test meeting room.

Note: There is no audio in this test meeting room. For further assistance, contact the WebEx Support Team at 1-866-229-3239.

CERTIFICATES:

Requests for the recorded version (due to technical difficulties or scheduling issues) may be sent via email up to 30 calendar days after the LIVE event. Developmental Resources reserves the right to cancel any webinar in the event of insufficient registration in which case a full refund will be issued. If, for any reason, we are forced to reschedule a webinar, and you cannot attend, you will be issued a voucher or a refund.

Certificates of completion for this webinar, which indicate 1.5 contact hours of continuing education, will be emailed within 7 calendar days of the LIVE event. In many cases, depending on your profession and jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your continuing education and professional development efforts. We suggest you contact your local board of governing agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved provider for the following national and regional accrediting agencies.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Substitutions are welcome at any time prior to the LIVE event. All cancellations incur a $15 administrative fee and must be received via email or fax at least three days prior to the LIVE webinar date. NO refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date

REGISTER NOW:

$49 Single User
2/11/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME


$295 Site License
2/11/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME

$49 Single User
2/11/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME
$295 Site License
2/11/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME

Click here to register with a purchase order. We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

GROUP DISCOUNTS:

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

  • 3-5 Attendees 10% off
  • 6-9 Attendees 15% off
  • 10+ Attendees 20% off
  • Site License $295 (for multiple participants at same site using same access; additional fee for more than 8 CE certificates)

In order to be eligible for group discounts, ALL registrations must be submitted at the SAME time.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Kaye Randall is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger — as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor, and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named social worker of the year by the Council on Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents, and Mean Girls: 101½ Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression.

RESOURCE PACKET

Links to PowerPoint resource packet are emailed the day prior to the webinar.

ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR IS EASY!

  • Easy to access (even for the technically challenged)
  • Listen directly through your computer speakers OR dial-in via telephone (long distance rates may apply)

SUGGESTED RESOURCES:

102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents

$29.95

See My Pain!

$29.95

Why Do I Hurt Myself?

$17.95

The Handbook for Helping Kids with Anxiety & Stress

$24.95

Children with High Stress Levels

$24.95

A Rainbow of Hope

$39.95

When Rotten Things Happen

$29.95

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John Almarode: Engage the Brain…Engage the Student

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logo2016780Author and Innovative Teaching Keynoter Dr. John Almarode teaches in the Department of Education at James Madison University and travels internationally to train educators. His experience – and his frustration – as a classroom teacher triggered his interest in student engagement.

Watch Dr. John Almarode discuss conditions necessary for engaging student brains.

A Keynote Presenter at the inaugural Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference, Dr. Almarode uses his expertise to inspire and equip educators. After his presentation in Chicago, a special education teacher said, “This was amazing! Great information! Super presenter!” An inclusion teacher told us, “Dr. Almarode modeled his techniques, then explained the research-based justification…I could have spent 3 more hours with him.” A school psychologist said, “Amazing presentation! I don’t usually give 5’s, but this session was outstanding in every way!”

Author of Captivate, Activate & Invigorate the Student Brain in Science & Math, Dr. Almarode will deliver a keynote address entitled “From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Engaging Deep Thinking Brains” at the Innovative Teaching Conference in Atlanta. He will also present a breakout session during the main conference.

Now in its 3rd year, this event assembles internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators who are currently pioneering new paths in education. Educators will discover promising fresh approaches and new evidence-based methodologies to insure student success in a Standardized Curriculum/Every Student Succeeds world.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NYT Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Dr. John Almarode
Author & Expert on Innovative Ways to Apply Brain Research in Teaching
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted Author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues
Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools
Baruti Kafele
Award-Winning Urban Principal, School Turnaround Specialist
Check out some of this year’s speakers!

Developmental Resources is now offering an EARLY DISCOUNT ($415 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $325 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.)  SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
EARLY CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$415 USD

(until Mar. 31st)
EARLY CONFERENCE ONLY:
$325 USD

(until Mar. 31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Early Conference Registration) Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $425

CONFERENCE VENUE ANNOUNCED
The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference is part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, which will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premier hotels in downtown Atlanta.  Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame.  The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color-changing sail of Pulse, a trendy lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature: 

  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference

Innovative Teaching Strategies attendees enjoy complimentary access to all conference sessions on a space-available basis.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/nightwhen you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Atlanta!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form to pd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for program proposals is February 28, 2016.

Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations. Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805. 

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT
The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

 

It Happens in the Hallway: Fostering Supportive School Climate (K-12)

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With zero-dollar budgets, standardized testing, and data-driven accountability, one constant remains…the number of steps each educator takes between their vehicle into the school building and back again. With simple adjustments, within your realm of control, what each person does in between those steps can have tremendous impact on student success.

In this 90-minute strategy-driven webinar, Sam Stecher and Mark Johnson will provide key insights for improving the learning climate school-wide. Co-authors of It Happens in the Hallway, school climate authorities and current school administrators, Sam and Mark will guide attendees through easy-to-implement field-tested strategies and activities designed to be used weekly with staff and students to change your school climate. They will also discuss practical ways to improve student-to-student, educator-to-student and educator-to-educator relationships while gaining buy-in for climate change efforts. Attendees will receive free access to web-based support to provide continuous strategies, ideas and to help sustain initiatives in the future. 

  • WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Improving Relationships
    • Four Fundamental Ways of Human Bonding
    • Lessons Learned in Addressing Challenging Student Behavior
    • Enhancing Student Motivation
    • Involving Stakeholders
    • Recruiting Advocates
    • Gaining Student Buy-In
    • Staff Missions
    • Student Missions 
    • Parent/Volunteer Missions 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    • Implement school-wide and community-based interventions.
    • Identify best practices to establish healthy relationships between students and staff. 
    • Create a positive environment while managing challenging behaviors. 
    • Apply stakeholder interactions which foster positive school community bonding on a consistent basis. 
    • Participate and foster participation in activities which enhance the school community climate. 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

    • Classroom Teachers
    • Principals
    • Assistant Principals
    • Deans of Students
    • Behavior Specialists
    • School Counselors
    • School Social Workers (all levels)
    • School Psychologists
    • After-School Program Coordinators

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

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Mark Johnson began his career as a 5th grade elementary teacher, where he served for twelve years before moving on to become an elementary principal.  He received the Milken Educator Award in 2004 and was also nominated as the New Outstanding Principal for the state of Nebraska in 2011. He currently serves as the Nebraska Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) President, and sits on the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA) Board. He travels around the country with his friend, Sam Stecher, and speaks to educators about why they have the best jobs in the whole world.

Sam Stecher is presently Superintendent of East Butler Public Schools in Brainard, Nebraska.  Prior to this endeavor he spent several years as an elementary principal and high school dean of students.  He got his start in education as a teacher as a middle school teacher and coach.  He is also co-founder, with Mark Johnson, of educational consulting firm MissionMonday.com – which specializes in providing teachers, schools and communities with interventions to foster a positive school culture. Together they authored It Happens in the Hallway, a dynamic account of the ideas and experiences of Mark and Sam as educators. Through entertaining and poignant storytelling they convey how they have achieved powerful and sustainable impact on the culture of the classrooms and communities they have served.

Webinar: 25 Tech Tools for Teachers (K-12) – September 17th @ 11:30 & 2:00

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With so much technology available, how does a teacher know what will work in the classroom?  For educators just getting their feet wet with technology integration to those currently using technology in the classroom, presenter Eric Clark will explore exciting 21st century tech tools that will increase student engagement and bring life into the classroom.

One-to-one computing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Smart Boards and other improvements have revolutionized the technology environment in many North American classrooms, yet many educators have lagged behind in incorporating that technology into their instruction.  Many classrooms are not much different than they were 20 years ago except PowerPoint slides have replaced transparencies and papers are now submitted on computers.  But the potential is so much greater!

In this 90-minute webinar, Eric Clark will draw upon his experience as a media teacher, media entrepreneur, administrator and master trainer to help teachers sort through tools that they might find useful in their classrooms – while opening their minds to other ways to harness technology.

 WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Poll Everywhere
  • Dropbox
  • TedTalk
  • Livebinders
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Powtoons
  • Lulu
  • Educreations

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discern the value of reverse mentoring in a technology-filled classroom.
  • Discover innovative ways to store and manage their lessons, files, and multi-media.
  • Integrate GarageBand and iMovie to create lessons centered on problem-based learning.
  • Educators will learn how to use online video to support lessons rather than sustain them.
  • Identify different tools to help students become authors, producers, and creators of multi-media projects.
  • Apply new technology tools and/or strategies to enrich technology integration within their respective classrooms.

Who Should Attend:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals & Other School Administrators
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Academic Deans
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Technology Champions
  • Technology Committee Members

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

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Eric Clark, M.Ed.

Eric Clark currently serves as Lead Administrator at a progressive private school in the Midwest.  Previously he served as principal in a public school setting, while also serving as the District’s Technology Integration Specialist, helping teachers weave technology into their lessons to boost engagement and accountability.  Eric began his education career teaching English Language Arts, Broadcast Journalism, Print Journalism and Media Communications.  Between his other responsibilities, he found time to launch a successful local media company.

REGISTER:

25 Tech Tools to Enhance Engagement Webinar – September 17, 2015 @ 11:30 am

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25 Tech Tools to Enhance Engagement Webinar – September 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
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October 2015 One-Day Seminar Schedules Announced!

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Take advantage of Early Registration Discounts for our one-day seminars:

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  • Baltimore, MD

  • Phoenix, AZ

  • San Francisco, CA

  • Houston, TX

  • Omaha, NE

  • Charleston, SC

Click here to register for a Critical Mental Health Seminar.


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  • Jacksonville, FL

  • Louisville, KY

  • Little Rock, AR

Click here to register for a Mean Girls Seminar.


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  • Kansas City, MO

  • Atlanta, GA

  • Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC

  • Salt Lake City, UT

  • Ontario, CA

  • Albuquerque, NM

Click here to register for a Wired Differently Seminar.


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  • Birmingham, AL

  • Denver, CO

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Click here to register for a Difficult Students Seminar.


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  • Honolulu, HI

  • Dallas, TX

  • Oklahoma City, OK

Click here to register for a Self-Regulation Seminar.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Wired Differently October Seminars with Mike Paget

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Take advantage of Early Registration Discounts now!  This popular 1-day seminar is coming to:

  • Kansas City, MO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Greensboro/W-S, NC
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Ontario, CA
  • Albuquerque, NM

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