Southlanders have many opportunities to attend in-depth educational seminars. For professionals or laypeople, these seminars are all about how to manage life and to educate others. From teaching and women’s leadership to aging and mental illness, these extended events offer participants life-changing insight. Accomplished experts in their fields share experience and research focused on practical application.
2nd Annual Summer Seminar for Educators – Teaching Students To Ask Their Own Questions
Wildwood School Outreach Center
11811 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
July 11 and 12
The Right Question Institute has taken strides forward in student empowerment with its question formulation techniques. With a direct and simple strategy, K-12 students can learn the power of asking the right questions and they become involved and engaged with a strong sense of ownership – it’s their education. In two days, teachers gain another valuable tool that fits any curriculum. Co-authors of “Make Just One Change” (Harvard Education Press), Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein lead the seminar sharing their proven and innovative teaching methods.
Aging and Individuation Conference
Goethe Institute of Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
July 12 and 13
Presented by the Los Angeles-based Carl Jung Institute, Southland experts in the field of successful aging enlighten and share practical strategies. Jung was an early protégé of Sigmund Freud who later developed his own theories of psychology. Rather than a focus on coping with aging, the second half of life is presented as a valuable development process. A broad sense of spirituality combines with psychology for practical application based on scientific research and experience.
NAMI 2013 – Pathways To Wellness Conference
Temple Beth AM
1039 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the leading advocate for those suffering from mental illness and their families. One of its most important missions is to reduce the stigma too often associated with mental disorders. In its seventh annual conference, Pathways to Wellness, NAMI staff gives participants a greater understanding of mental disorders and associated social impacts. The conference is open to mental health consumers, family members, professionals and students. For registration information for this conference, click here.
2013 Listening And Spoken Language Symposium
Omni Los Angeles Hotel
251 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
July 18 to 20
The annual Listening And Spoken Language (LSL) Symposium is a learning opportunity for education professionals serving children with hearing loss. From audiologists to school administrators and from teachers to policy makers, effective and holistic interventions will be reviewed in-depth. Delivering quality services to under-served families and children will be the focus. More than just a convention of like-minded professionals, this three-day event shares practical strategies that can be used immediately. New and proven technologies, programs and products will be explained to enrich service delivery. Established experts in the field lead every seminar and workshop.
Positioned for Growth: Enhancing The Passion And Purpose In Your Career
Trinity Education Group
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
Sept. 20 and 21
Women are full-force leaders in all professions and these two days are all about how to bring passion and purpose to the forefront. Balancing family, a social life and career is not only possible, it enhances leadership in the workplace. Set at the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, this conference offers a respite from daily demands in order to focus on career building. Lead by Drs. Carmella Franco, Maria Ott and Darlene Robles, every hour is filled with valuable information and inspiration.
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