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March 5, 2024, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

Strengthening Connections & Boundaries between Adults & Students


The Fay School
48 Main Street, Southborough, MA
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Research shows that at least one trusted adult at school can have a profound effect on a child’s life. That adult can influence a young person toward positive growth, greater engagement in school and community activities, and better overall health. The unfortunate reality is that, on average, only 40% of students today can name a trusted adult at school. Of that 40%, most name the same 4 or 5 adults in the building.

Attend this workshop to learn research-backed strategies for becoming an adult that students will trust and creating a school community that educates and nurtures the whole child. This day-long session will offer new approaches for positioning educators to be the trusted adults students need, without falling into the traps of becoming pretend parents or makeshift mental health professionals.

Throughout the workshop, there will be an emphasis on enhancing engagement and meaningful connection in 3 key ways: Presence, Play, and Possibility. You will learn games and activities that you can take back and use with your students, advisees, and teams to promote healthy connections.

Come away with:

  • Simple tools that help build trusting relationships with young people and expand the opportunities for positive impact,
  • Ways to set clear expectations that keep both young people and the adults who work with them safe,
  • A framework for an organizational culture that cares for the whole child and celebrates the adults who get it right while holding accountable those who don’t,
  • Ideas and inspiration for improving advisory and student leadership programs.

This workshop is designed for every adult in the school community who works with and around students.  

Pricing: $275/pp, AISNE Members | $375/pp, non-members
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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations and transfer requests must be sent via email to Cancellations received up to 10 days before the start of the event will receive a 100% refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Transfers of registrations from one person to another are permitted up to 3 business days before the start of the event, or the first event of a series of events.