Berry-McGhee: Leadership & Minority Girls (& Other Girls)

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2016gbc800A 2013 Girl Scouts USA study revealed that African-American and Hispanic girls have a much stronger desire to provide leadership than do their peers.  Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Keynote Presenter Tracie Berry-McGhee co-founded the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center more than a decade ago in St. Louis to break down prejudice, build diversity, enhance self-esteem and develop leadership skills.

Watch Tracie Berry-McGhee discuss empowering girls.

An author & therapist, Tracie is the 2015 recipient of the St. Louis NAACP Image Award.  She will present a keynote session entitled “I Define Me!” at the Girl Bullying and Empowerment Conference in Atlanta and Las Vegas.  She will also present a breakout session during the main conference.

The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is returning to Atlanta and Las Vegas as part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit in each location.  Now in its 10th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference has raised awareness of the unique nature of female relationships and provided solutions for relational aggression among girls.


Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted Author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues


Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator


Tracie Berry-McGhee
Author, Therapist & Founder, Sistakeeper


Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools


Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling Author


Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NYT Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking


This conference helps educators understand the latest research, while learning about field-tested strategies designed to build positive, supportive relationships among girls.  Developmental Resources is now offering an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ($385 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $295 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
$415 USD

(until Mar. 31st)
$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


LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
$415 USD

(until Mar. 31st)
$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


Keys to Transforming Aggressive Young People
How Gender Differences in the Brain Relate to Bullying
Proactive Prevention Strategies
Empowering Bystanders to Become Interveners
Elementary School Girl Bullying Programs
Field-Tested Girl Empowerment Programs
What Works with Middle Schoolers
Using Multimedia & Drama to Prevent Bullying
Girls with Disabilities Facing Bullying
Effective Disciplinary Approaches
Legal Perspectives on Bullying and Cyberbullying
Research-Based Approaches
And Much More!


The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta and Las Vegas. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

June 19-22, 2016
June 28-July 1, 2016
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
NextGen School Safety Conference


The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premiere 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 cool cocktail 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 Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/night when you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.  The name of the group is 2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will convene at Caesars Palace, the iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel that sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service. This classic, Roman-themed casino hotel is on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will feature:

  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Wired Differently Conference
  • The NextGen School Safety Conference

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double). Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is2016 Innovative Schools Summit.


I’m A Keeper!

It’s Not Drama, It’s My Life!

Break the Silence & Unleash Your Inner Lion

Lighting The Way to Your Future

Stand Together: Students Taking Action Against Bullying

How Disproportionality & Marginalization Gives Rise to Anger in Girls of Color

Making Parents Allies

The T.R.U.TH About Teens: Cultivating Resiliency and Leadership Skills in At-Risk Youth (and ALL Teens)

Black Girl Blues: An Introduction to Intra Racial Bullying

Chicken Wings and Love: Working with Children from Trauma in Schools

Successful Bullying Prevention Programs

Biblio-Rhymology: The ART of Character Ed

How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching With Poverty in Mind

Mindfulness Made Easy

The Usual Suspects and TALK-WALK-TELL

Using Student-Built Models to Access Reflected Thought

Strategies to End Bullying in Your School

Girl Bullying: Mean Girls Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Cultures

Bibliotherapy: Using Novels to Heal

Teaching Kids to be Upstanders & SHINE!

The Resilience Breakthrough: Keys to Unleashing Resilience

Being a Woman, a Leader and Victim of Childhood Bullying

The Suspension Question: What Schools Need to Know About Discipline Options

WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

We Are More Alike Than Different

Taking the Bully by Both Horns: The Five Rules of Bullying

Surviving the Social Jungle

Mean Girl Makeover


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