Mark your calendars now for Jan. 16-18. That’s when the ACSA Every Child Counts Symposium will take place in Monterey. The Student Services and Special Education Council is proud to bring you this symposium, themed “Best Practices, Best Solutions.”
Featuring exciting workshops, informative keynotes and many opportunities for networking, ECC is designed for both beginning and veteran educational leaders and focuses on the latest in the field of student services, special education, career technical education and educational options.
In addition to the many workshops and networking opportunities, the following keynote speakers will be featured:
• Mike Robbins. An expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence and the power of appreciation and authenticity, Robbins has worked with some of the top organizations and institutions in the world, such as Google, AT&T, Apple, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Adobe, Chevron, Yahoo, Genentech, the San Francisco Giants and many others. He will deliver a keynote address that aims to empower educators to work together effectively and be more successful. Robbins will teach symposium attendees how to be more grateful, appreciative and authentic with others and themselves. Author of two bestselling books, “Focus on the Good Stuff” and “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken,” Robbins will be available following his presentation for a book signing.
• Daniel Siegel. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and the co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Siegel will address how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policymakers and clergy. He has lectured for the king of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts, and TED. He will be available following his presentation for a book signing.
• Fred Schafer. Schafer is an internationally recognized high performance expert in the areas of business, leadership and wellness. He is a master at strengthening people to “strike back” at mediocrity and moving them to greater mastery in their professional and personal lives. He is the author of “How Anyone Can Become a Lean, Fat-Incinerating Anti-Aging Wellness Machine.” Schafer provides solid advice for improving professional and personal results with business and life challenges, whether it be leading employees to excellence, maximizing revenues, improving the health and wellness of leaders, recruiting and retention, service, or simply vision and passion for a more powerful, positive and productive future. Close the symposium experience with Schafer and learn tips that will positively affect your attitude, reduce stress levels, increase your performance and tickle your funny bone.
For additional information on the event, visit www.acsa.org/eccsymposium, or contact ACSA’s Sue Periera at (800) 608-2272 or email email@example.com.