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1. Resiliency Begins Before Trauma: Curriculum & Strategies for Hard Conversations

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Administrators, Special Education Educators, Counselors, K-12 Educators, Para-Educators

Dates: 8/2/2022 to 8/3/2022

Ever attend a training and thought, "This is great material, but I have no idea HOW I will actually use it?" Or, "I am just not trained enough to have that conversation with my students."

This training is NOT that!

This collaboration brings together trauma-informed practices, resiliency skills, and the Power Up, Speak Out curriculum.

This 2-day training will create an environment that:
--teaches the science behind brain development
--teaches what happens when the brain experience trauma
--demonstrates strategies that meet students' needs in the classroom
--allows educators to practice having conversations around hard topics
--encourages students to think critically about healthy relationships, power dynamics, boundaries, and consent

You may be thinking, "I don't use this curriculum," or "I'm not having these conversations with students." Students, regardless of age, experience more Adverse Childhood Experiences than ever before. It's not IF you'll have these discussions, it's WHEN. Come to learn, practice, and dig into what students are facing today.

PRESENTERS:
Stacy York Nation a licensed clinical social worker and international speaker focusing on how emotional development impacts academics and school based mental health. She serves in the Wyoming National Guard as a Behavioral Health Officer and has a small private practice.

Hayden Ramsey, Violence Prevention Educator, for Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) in Red Lodge is a part of the Power Up, Speak Out education team. This simple, age-appropriate curriculum was the beginning of her mission to empower all communities to build healthy relationships.

Libby Johnson, Co-Director of DSVS in Red Lodge. Her degrees: Elementary Education and Special Education (BS/MSUB); Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis (MS/MSUB); and Educational Leadership (MS/Rocky). She has been a SPED teacher and behavior consultant presenting across Montana.

2. Creating and Enhancing a Positive School Culture and Climate for You and Your Students (In Person)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: School Administrators, K-12 Educators, School Board Members, Interested Individual

Dates: 8/16/2022

When you walk into any place--a classroom, school, or business--you can immediately sense the culture and climate. In this highly engaging and interactive session we will identify the key elements of:

--Positive and Highly Effective School Leadership
--Positive and Highly Effective School Teams
--Positive and Highly Effective School Culture and Climate

Participants will leave with a game plan using these elements for themselves, their classrooms and their teams to positively impact and influence the culture and climate of your school.

This workshop will be held in-person in Room 122 of the College of Education at Montana State University Billings. Parking permits will be available at registration. No food or beverages will be provided--please bring whatever you might need for the day. Lunch is on your own and a break will be provided for it.

PRESENTER:
Dr. Randy Russell, Ph.D., is an award winning educator and Author of the book "The Three Ships". He is the superintendent of the Freeman School District in Rockford, Washington. To learn more about Dr. Russell go to https://randyrussell.org.

3. Tackling Difficult People, Decisions, and Situations (In Person)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Administrators, K-12 Educators, School Counselors, School Board Members, Interested Individuals

Dates: 8/17/2022

Are you dealing with difficult people, decisions, and situations? Are you tired of leaving a meeting or an interaction upset, angry, or frustrated? Do you feel like, no matter what you do or try, you aren't able to connect or work with challenging students, parents, and colleagues? If so, then this session is for you.

In this highly engaging and interactive session, we will look at the key elements of difficult people, decisions, and situations. We will identify strategies to work more collaboratively with difficult people while maintaining your dignity and respect. In addition to learning how to distract the distractor, disarm aggressive and disrespectful people, and find the "win-win” with others, you will leave with a renewed spirit and energy to deal with a wide variety of people and situations.

This workshop will be held in-person in Room 122 of the College of Education at Montana State University Billings. Parking permits will be available at registration. No food or beverages will be provided--please bring whatever you might need for the day. Lunch is on your own and a break will be provided for it.

PRESENTER:
Dr. Randy Russell, Ph.D., is an award winning educator and Author of the book "The Three Ships". He is the superintendent of the Freeman School District in Rockford, Washington. To learn more about Dr. Russell go to https://randyrussell.org.