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2019 National Training Seminar

Jul 23-25 2019 - Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel - Washington DC

Overview

The 21st National Training Seminar (NTS) is the foremost professional development opportunity for everyone interested in serving and supporting military-connected children.


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Exploring Convoys of Social Support


Jul 23-25 2019 - Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel - Washington DC


Confirmed Speakers

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Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
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General Goldfein

General David L. Goldfein

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force
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Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Author, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. 
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James Stavridis

Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis

Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
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Ellyn Dunford

Ellyn Dunford

Senior Military Spouse and Mentor 
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Confirmed Events

Special Session:  The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact  Featuring a Facilitated Book Discussion
 

Begin exploring your convoys of social support before the NTS begins by reading The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath in preparation for this special book discussion session. In their words, Chip and Dan explain, “Psychologists have found that, when we reflect on our experiences, we tend to remember two moments in particular: The “peak”—the best moment of a positive experience—and the ending. So here’s the question for all of us: Are we paying attention to these moments? Are we consciously creating peaks for our customers or students or employees?”


Join this important session as we explore ways we can all take the lessons from Chip and Dan Heath to improve the experiences for the military-connected children in both our professional and personal lives. Order your copy of The Power of Moments and get reading today!

Discussion Facilitator

Ellyn Dunford

Ellyn Dunford
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Special Screening: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Featuring Facilitated Discussion and Hands-On Application Activities

A documentary by Morgan Neville, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, is a tribute to the work and life of Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” For more than 30 seasons, Fred Rogers addressed topics and complex social issues in a way that children could relate to and understand. His lessons and message of greeting each day with wonder and always striving to accept others and treat them with kindness resonated with generations of young children. Following the screening, join your fellow viewers for a facilitated discussion highlighting how all of us can apply the lessons we’ve learned from Fred Rogers to put children’s social emotional learning in the forefront.

Discussion Facilitators

Stephen Cozza

Stephen J. Cozza, MD
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Ellen DeVoe

Ellen DeVoe, Ph.D.
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