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Olweus Bullying Prevention Blended Learning Trainer Certification Course

The University Center of Greenville, Greenville, SC
January 22-23, 2019
Blended Learning Trainer Certification Course Schedule Online Independent Study: November 1, 2018-January 21, 2019 Online Instructor-facilitated training: January 9, 2019 Two day In-Person Training: January 22-23, 2019 Online Independent Study: February 2019-January 2020 Online Instructor-facilitated trainings: 1st Quarter - April 23, 2019 2nd Quarter - July 23, 2019 3rd Quarter - October 22, 2019 4th Quarter - January 21, 2020
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Human Resource Compliance for Independent Schools

January 22-February 15, 2019
Totally revamped in 2018, the four-week online course will you give the knowledge and tools to spot issues, address day-to-day human resources challenges, improve your policies and practices, and know when to engage legal counsel through a series of articles, recorded webinars, case studies and discussion-board interactions. An entire week of the course is dedicated to the employee lifecycle (hiring, evaluation and termination), so you will not only walk away with a better grasp on your school's hiring practices, but also be given the tools to address broader human resources issues at your school. $595 for NBOA members | $845 for nonmembers.
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Advancing Advancement

Woodward Academy, College Park, GA
January 23, 2019
A GISA conference for heads of school and advancement/development directors on January 23, 2019, from 9:30 AM until 2 PM. Program concludes with lunch. Registration Fee: $100 per person. Topics include:
  • Technology Trends in Fundraising with: Jeff Jowdy, President Karen Kemp, Senior Consultant Lighthouse Counsel
  • Communications Strategies for Keeping a Donor Controversy From Becoming an Institutional Nightmare with: Philip Hauserman, Vice-President The Castle Group
  • A Conversation on Independent School Advancement, a panel discussion with: Angela Naples, Head of School at The Atlanta Academy, Jeff Jackson, President of GISA, Philip Hauserman, Vice-President The Castle Group

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Future of Education Technology Conference

Orlando, FL
January 27-30, 2019
For nearly 40 years, the Future of Education Technology Conference has gathered the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues. It is also the largest independent Ed Tech conference in the world. 2019 brings keynote speaker Sal Khan and many other notable presenters.
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Bullying Prevention for Summer Youth Programs

The University Center of Greenville, Greenville, SC
February 7, 2019
Equip your staff with the knowledge and skills to appropriately address bullying that may happen during summer programming. Prevention strategies from the evidence-based Olweus Bullying Prevention Program will be shared as well as appropriate ways to intervene when bullying is witnessed by adults. This training is geared toward adults who work with youth during short-term summer programming, including summer camps, clubs, athletics, summer day camps, and church camps. The $60 registration fee includes a copy of the Bullying Prevention for Summer Youth Programs Guide.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid: For Adults Assisting Young People

The University Center of Greenville, Greenville, SC
February 20, 2019
Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. It is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. What is the Course Content? Introduction to common mental health challenges for youth Review of typical adolescent development 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
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Tennessee Association of Independent Schools Advancement Forum

Saint Paul Christian Academy, Nashville, TN
February 26, 2019
A program for heads of school and advancement development directors. Engage in conversation with presenters who have more than 70 years of independent school experience! 9:30 AM registration; 10 AM-3 PM program. Program:
  • Strategic Planning- Presented by Jeff Jackson, president of Georgia Association of Independent schools and Jeff Jowdy, president of Lighthouse Counsel
  • Lunch with roundtable discussion
  • Major Gifts and Planned Giving - Presented by David Snow, senior consultant at Lighthouse Counsel
  • Annual Giving – “Show Me The Money” presented by Kathy Gaston, senior consultant at Lighthouse Counsel

TAIS Member Registration Fee:  $150/person.
Non-member Registration Fee:  $225/person.
Lunch is included. 
TAIS will invoice your school's business office in February.
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Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer Certification Course

The University Center of Greenville, Greenville, SC
March 13-15, 2019
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Trainer Certification Course requires 40 total hours of training over approximately 24 months. The course is divided into Part One and Part Two. Participants will be provisionally certified as a Trainer-Consultant upon completion of Part One. For more details and an application visit: or contact June Jenkins at
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6th Annual Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
April 18-19, 2019
The 2019 Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference is the premier conference in the southeast focused on all aspects of school behavioral health, from treating the individual student to supporting the school district. Registration and the Call for Proposals are now open.
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Summer Teacher Academy - Making Mathematical Connections

Clayton-Bradley Academy, Maryville, TN
June 10-11, 2019
This summer we will be focusing on how students connect with material and retain valuable information. Some areas we will focus on will be: Connections within a grade: - Standards-based learning and grading - unpacking and re-organizing standards to make concepts connect - Assessment tasks and projects that target conceptual understanding Connections between grades: - Vertically-aligned tasks that connect previous learning to current concepts - Building student motivation to take responsibility for their own learning This training will be for teachers grades K-12. Breakout sessions will be divided based on grade level. Individual tickets are $250.00. Group tickets of 3 or more are $200.00.
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Dominican Republic: Examining Power, Privilege, Gender, and Race in a Global Context

Cabarete, Dominican Republic
July 16-21, 2019
Cabarete, a small, Caribbean beach village is on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic (DR). Cabarete is home to two distinct and interdependent cultures. Cabaret’s breathtaking beaches attract a plethora of international visitors and kitesurfing enthusiasts year-round. And yet Cabarete is also home to a community of over 8,000 Dominican and Haitian men, women, and children who live in extreme poverty. These families struggle daily with hunger, lack of adequate health care, and inadequate education. Nobis World participants will work with the Mariposa Center for Girls, an organization that seeks to help fill in the educational gap by offering a supplemental education program to local Dominican and Haitian girls. By choosing to participate in this Nobis World program, you are ensuring a unique and life-changing experience. You will have access to a side of the community not seen by the traditional tourist. You will see, hear, touch, smell, and feel things that you have never known before. You will leave having established relationships with Cabarete community members and organizations that will continue to deepen and grow once you return to your classroom. Receive a professional development certificate for training in creating a culturally responsive classroom, and using the Nobis Global Action Model to guide students to complete culturally focused service-learning projects.
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Savannah, GA & The Lowcountry: Race, Power, and the Preservation of African-American History & Gullah-Geechee Culture

Savannah, GA
July 28-August 1, 2019
During this five-day program, explore the preservation of African-American history and culture in Savannah and Georgia's coastal islands. Experience the historic city of Savannah, with its stunning architecture and grand live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, as well as the lovely Lowcountry coastal landscape, with its expansive marshes and refreshing sea breezes. Through a service-learning project and cultural immersion, learn how different museums and heritage organizations preserve the history of African-Americans in the Lowcountry. Focusing on the themes of race, slavery, and the education of African-Americans this program considers the impact of geography, environment, and diaspora on the development of community values and culture by looking at two different experiences: the urban environment of Savannah and the rural Gullah-Geechee culture on the barrier island Sapelo. The Gullah-Geechee culture is distinctive and found only in the Lowcountry: the Gullah-Geechee people are descended from formerly enslaved people, primarily from the East Coast of Africa. During this program engage in a service-learning project with museums and heritage sites. Learn how to establish reciprocal partnerships with similar organizations back in your home community for future collaboration within the classroom. Receive a professional development certificate for training in creating a culturally responsive classroom, and using the Nobis Global Action Method to guide students to complete culturally focused service-learning projects.
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Winter Conference
January 27-29 | Franklin, TN
SAIS Academic Support Conference, SAIS Athletic Directors Conference, MISBO-SAIS Auxiliary Programs Conference & MISBO-SAIS Finance Institute.

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