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Social-Emotional Conference: Making a Difference

September 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Monday, September 14th

FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny (or online if we are unable to gather as a large group)

Register Now: https://forms.gle/Vz5dmdJeHp8HmozJ9

Session Topics Include:

  • Who Do We Expect Our Students To Be?
  • When Our Teachers Thrive, Our Kids Thrive Too: Creating and Sustaining Thriving School Systems
  • All Learning is Social & Emotional: Integrating SEL into Tier 1
  • PBIS: Creating a Supportive Environment for All Students
  • Ending the Silence
  • You, Classroom Teachers, Are The Most Important Tool in the Trauma Sensitive Practices Toolbox
  • Relationship Building Strategies
  • Self-Care for Individuals and Organizations
  • Build Their Mental Health Without Losing Yours
  • Becoming a Trauma-Informed District
  • Teaching the Social Emotional Standards through Play
  • Tipping the Scales: Building Resilience Through Research-Based Practices
  • And More!

Lunch Keynote

Joan Becker – Author of Sentenced to Life – The Mark Becker Story – Mental Illness, Tragedy, and Transformation

“In June 2009, Joan Becker’s son shot one of their community’s most beloved figures, but the tragedy really began years before — with a mental health system that failed her family.”*

Hear how Joan’s personal experience served as the catalyst for her becoming an advocate for individuals with mental illness.

Additional Featured Speakers:

  • Jennifer Ulie-Wells – Executive Director – Please Pass the Love
  • Jeff Herzberg – Chief Administrator – Prairie Lakes AEA
  • Tonya Hotchkin – Associate VP of Programming/Therapist – Tanager Place
  • Nina Richtman – Program Manager – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Iowa
  • Liz Cox – Executive Director – Polk County Health Services
  • And More!

*Hinga Klein, A. (2016, March 28). My Son Killed the Town Hero. Retrieved from https://www.goodhousekeeping.com

Register Now: https://forms.gle/Vz5dmdJeHp8HmozJ9


MISIC Members: $100/person/day.

Register 4 people and the 5th person is free!***

Non-MISIC Members: $195/person/day***


***Cancellation Policy: If received at least one week before the event, 100% of the registration will be refunded. No refund will be made if cancellation is received within one week of the workshop or conference.

License Renewal Credit

Social and Emotional Learning: Making a Difference – Course Details

License Renewal Credit Registration Form

Please contact Jamie Morgan at jamie@misiciowa.org with any questions.

Social-Emotional Conference: Making a Difference


September 14
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:




FFA Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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To Register for Training Sessions

Please contact Jamie Morgan at jamie@misiciowa.org

Please refer to the calendar frequently, as all changes to dates, times and locations will be made as soon as possible after they occur.

Prospective Members

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending a consortium meeting. Please let us know which meeting you plan to attend.