EVENTS

This schedule includes conference keynotes and breakouts, school visits, professional development days, and other Gurian Institute partnerships and programs.  More than 100 times per year, our certified trainers provide talks in feeder schools and local parent programs, as well.  Many thanks to all our speakers and trainers for their hard work in our communities!

 

January 1 – Chattanooga, TN – The National Center for the Development of Boys at McCallie School, Year Two of the Gurian Institute/National Center Training Partnership

January 2 – San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Center for Excellence in Educating Boys and Girls; starting year three of the collaboration between the Gurian Institute and Central Catholic High School

January 8 – Publication of The Minds of Girls:  Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Successful Women

January 11 – Phoenix – Stand Up Speak Up Save Lives Conference on Suicide Prevention Sponsored by Maricopa County Law Enforcement and Prosecutor’s Office, at Grand Canyon University

January 20 – Chandler, AZ – Helping Kids Thrive Summit at Cornerstone Junior High, with Katey McPherson, Shawn Hardnett, and Lisa Bravo

January 21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Minds of Boys and Boy Activated! Shawn Hardnett and Katey McPherson, at Cornerstone Parent and Community Evening

January 21 – Chandler, AZ – Keynote, Innovations in Digital Citizenship for Teens, Katey McPherson, at Christ Lutheran Church

January 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Minds of Boys and Girls and Digital Citizenship, Katey McPherson and Troy Kemp, teacher and parent keynotes, at Trinity Episcopal School

January 31 – Tampa, Fl — Keynote, Michael Gurian, at the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Annual Conference, The Minds of Boys and Girls, and breakouts, Tampa, Florida

January 31 – Phoenix – Stand Up Speak Up Save Lives Conference on Suicide Prevention Sponsored by Maricopa County Law Enforcement and Prosecutor’s Office, at Pendergast Community Center

February 1 – 2 — Savannah, GA — Training and Keynotes, Katey McPherson, Digital Citizenship and Use of Social Media, at Savannah Country Day School,

February 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Panel and Presentation, Gurian Institute and Terrros, at the AZ Law Enforcement Training, on Suicide Prevention

February 7 – Phoenix – Stand Up Speak Up Save Lives Conference on Suicide Prevention Sponsored by Maricopa County Law Enforcement and Prosecutor’s Office, at Pinnacle High School

February 13 – Phoenix – Stand Up Speak Up Save Lives Conference on Suicide Prevention Sponsored by Maricopa County Law Enforcement and Prosecutor’s Office, at Desert Ridge Junior High School

February 22 – Culver City, CA – Evening Keynote, The Minds of Boys and Girls, and teacher talk with Michael Gurian at the Willow Community School

February 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Michael Gurian Morning Keynote, Helping Boys Thrive at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

February 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Tim Wright, Keynote, Helping Boys Thrive in Faith Communities at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

February 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Katey McPherson, Breakout, Strategies for Teaching Boys in the Classroom at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

February 28 – Menlo Park, CA – Evening Keynote, Michael Gurian, The Minds of Boys and Girls and teacher talk for Menlo Park City School District

March 6 – Mesa, AZ – Workshop, Understanding the Minds of Boys and Girls, with Eva Dwight, at the Dobson Ranch Library Speaker Series

March 9 – Denver, CO – Morning Keynote, Michael Gurian, Helping Boys Thrive at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

March 9 – Denver, CO – Afternoon Keynote, Tim Wright, Helping Boys Thrive in Faith Communities, at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

March 10 – Scottsdale, AZ  – Workshop, Parenting with the Brain in Mind, at the Foster Parent Blitz at Scottsdale Bible Church, with Eva Dwight

March 15 – Seattle, WA – Staff Training, The Minds of Girls, with Michael Gurian, for The Center, A Place of Hope

March 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Parent and teacher talks for Tempe Union High School District, Substance Abuse Prevention Team, with Katey McPherson, including Trainer Certification for Members of the Substance Abuse Prevention Team

March, date Tbd – Dallas, Tx – Observation/Feedback for Training in Dallas Unified School District

April 4 – Spokane, WA – Educating the Minds of Our Youngest Boys and Girls, Professional Development Day for Early Childhood Educators at the Gonzaga University School of Education with Michael Gurian and Adie Goldberg, Ph.D.

April 19 – Phoenix – Morning Keynote, Michael Gurian, The Minds of Boys and Girls, at the Fatherhood Summit for Head Start of Arizona

April 19 – Phoenix – Afternoon Breakout, Katey McPherson, Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls, at the Fatherhood Summit for Head Start of Arizona

April 21 – Alexandria, MN – Morning Keynote, Michael Gurian, Helping Boys Thrive at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

April 21 – Alexandria, MN – Afternoon Keynote, Tim Wright,  Helping Boys Thrive in Faith Communities, at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Breakout, Katey McPherson, The Minds of Boys and Girls, at the Leadership and Action Symposium

April 28 – Augusta, GA – Morning Keynote, Michael Gurian, Helping Boys Thrive at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

April 28 – Augusta, GA – Afternoon Keynote, Tim Wright, Helping Boys Thrive in Faith Communities at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Katey McPherson, Training for the Association of Child Supportive Services, The Minds of Boys and Girls

May 3 – Asheville, NC – Keynote and Morning Workshop, The Minds of Boys and Girls, with Michael Gurian, sponsored by Asheville Schools Community

May 4 – Clemson, SC – Keynote and Workshops at Clemson, University, The Minds of Boys with Michael Gurian, co-sponsored by Cherokee Creek School

May 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Evening Keynote at Elect Leadership Academy Benefit, Helping Boys Thrive with Michael Gurian

June 22 – Atlanta – Michael Gurian, Plenary, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, and Keynote, The Minds of Boys, at the Innovative Solutions Educators Summit

June 23 – 24 – Carlsbad, CA – Michael Gurian and GI team, Keynote, The Minds of Boys and Girls, at the Gurian Institute Summer Institute, including certification for new trainers

August, date Tbd – Colorado Springs, CO – Induction of Kathy Stevens, GI Executive Director Emeritus and Co-Founder by Michael Gurian into the Colorado Arts and Service Hall of Fame

October, date tbd – Chattanooga, TN – Keynote,  Saving Our Sons at the McCallie School and National Center for the Development of Boys

October, date tbd – San Antonio, TX – Morning Keynote, The Minds of Boys and Girls at the Teaching Excellence/Helping Boys and Girls Thrive Summit

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Speaking Schedule 2017

JANUARY

January 21-23, Gurian Winter Institute, Tampa/St. Pete Beach, Florida, 3 day conference with Gurian Model School Tours available and Keynote by Dr. Michael Gurian

January 29, Gestalt Charter Schools, Memphis, TN, Power Center Academy, Faculty Training and Digital Forum/Parent Evening, Katey McPherson

FEBRUARY

February 3, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona Association For The Talented and Gifted Annual Conference, Workshop on “Boys and Girls Learn Differently”, Katey McPherson and Adam Brooks

February 4, Franklin Police and Fire High School, Phoenix, AZ, Student Guardian Day, Adam Brooks and Katey McPherson

February 8, Tempe Union High School District, Tempe, AZ, McClintock High School, Faculty Training and Community/Parent Evening with Dr. Michael Gurian

February 15-16, “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, St. Bernard Academy, Nashville, TN, Faculty Training and Parent Evening, Troy Kemp

February 17, “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, Faculty Training, Young Men’s Leadership Academy, San Antonio, TX, Brooke Hopkins

February 21, “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, Faculty and Administrator Training, Maple Road Elementary School, West Milford, New Jersey, Katey McPherson and Travis Webb

February 25,  Buena Vista Children’s Services, Early Childhood Conference,  Cottonwood, AZ, Keynote: ” The Minds of Boys and Girls”, Katey McPherson

February 28, “Boys and Girls Learn Differently”, Faculty Observations and Parent Training, Wright Academy, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Katey McPherson

MARCH

March 4 – Scottsdale, AZ – Katey McPherson presents Boys and Girls Learn Differently/Screen Time & Cognitive Development: One day training at INSPIRE Early Childhood Leadership Series.  Registration is open to all educators supporting the learning of Pre-K to Grade 3 students.  Scholarships available through Valley of the Sun AEYC.

March 19-22, National After School Association National Convention, Dallas, TX, Workshop on “Boys and Girls Learn Differently”, Katey McPherson

March 24-26, Gurian Spring Inst

March 25, Gurian Spring Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, Sequoya Elementary School, Dr. Michael Gurian, Keynote ” The Minds of Boys and Girls” and 3 day conference with deep dive break out sessions

March 27, “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, Faculty Training, McCallie School For Boys, Jim Weber

APRIL

April 4, Informal Observations and Feedback, YMLA Leadership Academy, San Antonio, Texas, Katey McPherson

April 5, Podcast with Michelle Chauvin, Teach Your Kids to Meditate: Unconventional Parenting In A Conventional World, Katey McPherson

April 5, Turning Digital Stress into Digital Success, Parent Evening, Auxier Elementary, Chandler, Arizona, Katey McPherson

April 5, “The Minds of Boys and Girls“, Prevention Specialist Meeting, Tolleson Unified School District, Katey McPherson

April 6, “For Our City” Breakfast, City of Chandler, Arizona, Katey McPherson

April 8, “How To Raise Digital Leaders”, Girl Scout Troop 511, Chandler, Arizona, Katey McPherson

April 29, “Helping Boys Thrive” at the Fatherhood Summit,  sponsored by The City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program in partnership with The City of Phoenix My Brother’s Keeper, Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Gurian and Katey McPherson

MAY

May 4-5, Young Male Leadership Academy, San Antonio, TX, “The Minds of Boys”, Faculty Keynote and Community/Parent Evening with Dr. Michael Gurian

May 6, “Boys and Girls Learn Differently”, ECE Training, Los Angeles Valley College, Sherman Oaks, California, Glynetta Fletcher

May 9, ” 13 Reasons Why” Parenting Series, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona,  6:30-8:00 p.m., Katey McPherson and Kristen Polin

JUNE

June 24-25, Gurian Summer Institute, Army and Navy Academy, Carlsbad, California

JULY

July 20-21, Arizona Charter Schools Association Educator Summit,” The Minds of Boys and Girls“, Phoenix, Arizona

July 25, Yavapai Elementary School, “Boys and Girls Learn Differently“, Faculty Training, Scottsdale, Arizona

July 26, Providence High School, “The Wonder of Girls“, Full Day Faculty Training, San Antonio, Texas

AUGUST

August 1, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Keynote, Presbytery of New Covenant Conference, Houston, Texas, Katey McPherson

August 2, Dr. Michael Gurian Keynote “Boys and Girls Learn Differently”, Tempe Elementary Schools Back To School Teacher Kick-Off, Tempe, Arizona

August 3, “Boys and Girls Learn Differently” Faculty Training, Smith Junior High School, Mesa, Arizona, Katey McPherson and Adam Brooks

August 4, Davidson Academy, “The Minds of Boys and Girls”  Half Day Faculty Training, Nashville, Tennesse, Katey McPherson and Troy Kemp

August 5, KCOBUSA Board Meeting, New York, New York

August 9, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Faculty Training, Conder Magnet Elementary School, Columbia, South Carolina

August 15,  “The Minds of Boys and Girls“, Faculty Training, Pro-Vision Academy, Houston, Texas

August 15, Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, ” The Wonder of Girls” Faculty Training, Houston ISD, Houston, Texas

August 18, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Administrator Training, District 11, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Troy Kemp

August 22, Chandler Police Department, Guardian Academy Presentation, Chandler, Arizona

August 24, “iGen:Stepping Into The Virtual World of Teens in 2017“, Parent Forum, Leading Edge Academy, Gilbert, Arizona, Katey McPherson

August 17, Pinnacle Presybterian Church, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Faculty Training, Scottsdale, Arizona, Trisha Lucas and Katey McPherson

​August 28, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Faculty Professional Development, Academy Of The Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

August 29, Hamilton High School Parenting Education Series, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona, Katey McPherson

SEPTEMBER

September 9-11, The Gurian Fall Institute, featuring Dr. Michael Gurian and Rosalind Wiseman, Sequoya Elementary School,
Scottsdale, Arizona

September 23, #GilbertTalks, Digital Citizenship Presentation, Gilbert, Arizona

OCTOBER

October 16, Parent Association Meeting, The Francis Parker School, San Diego, California

October 17-18, Moms With Teens and Moms Next, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Presentation, La Casa de Cristo Church,
Scottsdale, Arizona

October 24-25, “The Minds of Girls” Faculty Meeting and “iGen” Parent Forum, Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Katey McPherson

October 25,”iGen:Stepping Into the Virtual World of Teens in 2017“, Parent Forum, Davidson Academy, Nashville, Tennessee, Katey McPherson and Troy Kemp

NOVEMBER

November 1-2, Lovett School, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Parent Forums, Atlanta, Georgia

November 6, 2017, “The Minds of Boys And Girls”, St. Andrew’s Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN

November 6, “The Minds of Boys and Girls“, St. Andrews Sewanee School,  Sewanee, Tennessee, Katey McPherson and Troy Kemp

November 14, “iGen: Turning Digital Distress Into Digital Success“, Scottsdale Christian Academy, Scottsdale, Arizona, Katey McPherson

DECEMBER

December 5, Moms With Teens and Moms Next, “The Minds of Boys and Girls” Presentation, La Casa de Cristo Church,
Scottsdale, Arizona

 


JANUARY

01/01/2016
The Gurian Institute’s headquarters moves to Phoenix, Arizona.  Grand Opening and installation of new Executive Director, Katey McPherson.

01/02/2016
San Antonio, TX – Opening of the San Antonio Center for Excellence in Educating Boys and Girls, a collaboration between the Gurian Institute and Central Catholic High School

01/22/2016-01/24/2016
Tampa, Florida – Gurian Institute Winter Training with Hillsboro School District, Keynote: Boys and Girls Learn Differently® and workshops with Gurian Institute and Hillsboro team

01/28/2016
Edmonds, WA – Keynote, How Do I Help Him?  Working with Boys and Men in Therapeutic Settings at The Center, a Place of Hope

FEBRUARY

February 1 – 8 – Tele-Summit, Let’s Hear it For the Dads – The Importance of Father Attachment on Boys and Girls
Spring – Helping Boys Thrive Summits® are also in discussion for Baltimore, Columbus, Atlanta, LA, and Colorado Springs

MARCH

March 11 – 12 – Greenville, SC, Featured Speaker and Keynotes on Helping Girls Thrive and Helping Boys Thrive® at the GHC Annual Convention

March 17 – Phoenix, AZ, Keynote, Understanding the Minds of Boys and Girls, and Q @ A, at the Gurian Institute Spring Train-The-Trainers Certification

March 18 – 19 – Dallas, TX, Featured Speaker and Keynotes on Helping Girls Thrive and Helping Boys Thrive at the GHC Annual Convention

APRIL

April 1 –2 – Cincinnati, OH, Featured Speaker and Keynotes on Helping Girls Thrive and Helping Boys Thriveat the GHC Annual Convention

April 7 – Webinar:  Ten Strategies for Helping Boys Succeed in School, ERN Webinars

April 11– Katey McPherson– Presentation of Lovett School-Middle School Gurian Model School Plaque

April 23 – Seattle, WA, Keynote, Helping Boys Thrive, at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit® at Shoreline Community College, sponsored by the Washington Association of Middle Level Educators

April 26– Katey McPherson– Boys and Girls Learn Differently: One Day Training at Capuchino High School, San Mateo, California

MAY

May 7 – Spokane, WA, Commencement Address, Gonzaga University Graduate Schools Commencement

May 11 – 13 – Phoenix, AZ, Corporate Meetings, The Gurian Institute

May 20 – Clemson, SC, Keynote, The Minds of Boys, for Cherokee Creek School, at Clemson University

May 27 – Softcover Publication of The Wonder of Aging (Atria/Simon and Schuster).

JUNE

June 9 – Denver, Co., Keynote, Helping Boys Thrive, at the Helping Boys Thrive Summit®

June 16-18– Michael Gurian– Gurian Summer Institute and Certification at Army and Navy Academy, Carlsbad, California ( A Gurian Model School)

June 18 – 19 – Ontario, CA, Featured Speaker and Keynotes on Helping Girls Thrive and Helping Boys Thrive at the GHC Annual Convention

JULY

AUGUST

August 3-4 –Katey McPherson–Region 16 Schools, Amarillo, Texas- Headstart Program

August 10-11 — Michael Gurian and Katey McPherson–Central Catholic, San Antonio, TX Two day faculty training

August 15 –Katey McPherson– Ashe County Schools, Ashe County, NC

One day faculty  trainingAugust 17 – San Antonio, TX – Evening Keynote, The Minds of Boys, and Teacher in-service at the San Antonio Academy

August 18 – 19 – San Diego, CA – Keynote and training, with Katey Mcpherson, on The Minds of Boys and Girls, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, and Digital Citizenship for Both Genders at Horizon Preparatory Academy

August 20 –Katey McPherson– Back To School Bash, Army National Guard, Portland, Oregon

August 22 – 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Keynote, The Minds of Boys and Girls, at the Annual First Things First Early Childhood Summit

SEPTEMBER

September, date tbd – Tampa, Florida – Keynote, Helping Boys Thrive, at the Tampa Helping Boys Thrive Summit®, co-sponsored by the United Way of Tampa and Hillsboro Schools.

September 10– Michael Gurian and Katey McPherson– Helping Boys Thrive, San Antonio, TX
Central Catholic HS

OCTOBER

October 4, Sequoya Elementary, Faculty Training, Scottsdale, Arizona, Katey McPherson

October 13 – 14 – Charlottesville, VA – Keynote and teacher training on The Minds of Boys and Girls, and The Minds of Boys for the Keswick Foundation for Special Education

October 19, Ocotillo Friends, NextGen:Digital Distress into Digital  Success, Katey McPherson

October 20 – Tacoma, WA – Evening Keynote, The Minds of Boys and Girls, and teacher and student talks at Annie Wright School

October 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Morning Keynote, Helping Boys Thrive at the Helping Christian Boys Thrive Summit®

October 26, Altadena Middle School, Phoenix, Arizona, Digital Citizenship Student Assembly, Katey McPherson

October 26, Desert Vista High School, NextGen: Digital Distress into Digital Success, Phoenix, Arizona, Katey McPherson

October 27-28, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Jackson, MS, Student Retreat and Parent/Educator Forum

October 29, Central Catholic, Achieving Excellence In Educating Boys and Girls, San Antonio, TX, Parent and Educator Forum, Dr. Michael Gurian and Katey McPherson

NOVEMBER

November 1-3, Lovett School, Atlanta, Georgia, Faculty Training and Prospective Parent Meeting and Forum, Katey McPherson

November 10        Desert Ridge HS, Gilbert, Arizona   Digital Citizenship Student Series

November 15, TUHSD Superintendent Student Advisory Council Meeting, Corona del Sol HS, Tempe, Arizona, Katey McPherson

DECEMBER

December 1, Teen LifeLine Meeting and Presentation, Phoenix, AZ, Katey McPherson

December 2, Canyon Rim Elementary School, Gilbert, Arizona, “The Bullied, The Bully, And the Bystander” Presentation, Katey McPherson

December 6, New Way Academy, Phoenix, AZ, Parent Digital Citizenship Meeting, Adam Brooks and Katey McPherson

December  9, St. Theresa Catholic School, Phoenix, Arizona, Professional Development Day, Adam Brooks and Katey McPherson

December 14, Father Ryan High School, Nashville, TN, “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, One day faculty training and parent evening forum

December 19, Loyola Marymount University Children’s Center, Los Angeles, CA,  Faculty Training, Katey McPherson

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