Keynote Presentation

Strengthen Our Community Through Education

23rd Annual Early Childhood Education Conference Keynote Kickoff

Spencer Gorin, RN Presents:
Navigating Relationships (2 hrs of professional development credit)


Personal success is dependent upon how deeply we can connect with ourselves, others, and our communities. Student behavioral challenges that are brought to our attention as counselors, teachers, parents and youth-serving professionals almost all have a common thread of the lack of empathy and an inability to negotiate simple and complex relationships.

Our students now live in a world that often annihilates critical thinking, empathy, and face-to-face dialogue. This, in turn, fosters isolation, extrinsic motivation, loss of joy and drive creating a pathway towards “sensation” but not “connection”.

However, the very good news is that when students feel deep genuine connections, with other students and the caring adults in their lives, they naturalistically gravitate towards wanting meaningful and healthy relationships.

All we need to do is gift them with simple foundational concepts on how to create healthy bonds and provide experiential opportunities for relevant and courageous conversations.

This is the key for personal happiness, optimizing life-long learning, empathy, and creating deep connections with others. More than ever learning how to navigate relationships with a strong foundation of empathy is how we best prepare our students, not only through K-12, but for college and post-secondary school life experiences.

Event Details
Date: FEBRUARY 23, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Mingus Union High School Auditorium, 1801 East Fir Street, Cottonwood AZ, 86326

Pricing and Registration
Conference Attendee Price – Included in conference registration

Group Price– $10/person
Individual Price – $20 for online registration (below)

Event will include exhibitors to provide you with information about ways in which you can help strengthen education in your community.

Please contact us if you are interested in highlighting your organization as an exhibitor.

Contact the Event Coordinator
Phone: (928) 301-9105
Email: [email protected]


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