Niroga Conference

Annual Conference:
Building Stress Resilient Schools and Communities

July 26, 2017   Oakland, CA

In this year's conference we will explore the
connections between the stress and trauma from structural inequity
(social, political and financial),
its impact on brain and behavior,
and implications for policy and system change.


 

 

Who Should Attend

Educators, behavioral health professionals, violence prevention officials, child and youth development workers, youth advocates, and agents for system change.

  • Stay up to date on the latest research related to trauma, learning, and education excellence.
  • Hear from experts who are bringing mindfulness based skills and restorative practices to schools and community organizations.
  • Learn mindfulness skills and practices that you can use in any setting.
  • Connect with like-minded educators, mental health professionals, researchers, parents, and community members.

Featured Speakers

Adele Diamond
Adele Diamond
Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Why Youth Act the Way They Do - The Impacts of Stress and Trauma on Child and Youth Brain Development and Behavior
Itoco Garcia
Itoco Garcia-Davenport
Administrator, Hayward Unified School District
Healing and Transforming Ourselves, Our Schools & Our Communities
Conrad Tiu
Conrad Tiu
Administrative Coordinator, Professional Learning and Leadership Development, Los Angeles Unified School District
Developing Inner Leadership for Transformative Education
Marc Philpart
Marc Philpart
Senior Policy Director, PolicyLink
Impact of Inequity on Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC)
Arnold Chandler
Arnold Chandler
Principal, Forward Change Consulting
Stress Inequity and the Life Course: Addressing the Need for Programs and Policy Change
Bidyut Bose
Bidyut Bose
Founder and Executive Director, Niroga Institute
Stress Inequity and the Life Course: Addressing the Need for Programs and Policy Change

Conference Agenda

8:30 am Registration
9:00 Welcome and Dynamic Mindfulness practice
9:15 Why Youth Act the Way They Do: The Impacts of Stress and Trauma on Child and Youth Brain Development and Behavior
Adele Diamond Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
10:00 Q & A
10:15 Break
10:30 Healing and Transforming Ourselves, Our Schools & Our Communities
Itoco Garcia, Principal, Cherryland Elementary School, Hayward Unified School District
11:15 Q & A
11:30 Education Excellence and Equity Award
A national panel of judges selects a recipient who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the areas of education excellence and equity
12:00 pm Lunch on your own
Check out a Bay Area Bites piece on Chinatown lunch spots or the East Bay Express Restaurant list for downtown Oakland.
1:30 Developing Inner Leadership for Transformative Education
Conrad Tiu, Administrator, LAUSD Los Angeles New Administrators Leadership Program
2:15 Q & A
2:30 Jonathan Relucio: The Power of Presence
2:45 Impact of Inequity on Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC)
Marc Philpart, Senior Policy Director, PolicyLink
3:30 Q & A
3:45 Break
4:00 Stress Inequity and the Life Course: Addressing the Need for Programs and Policy Change
Arnold Chandler, Principal, Forward Change Consulting
Bidyut Bose, Founder and Executive Director, Niroga Institute
4:45 Q & A
5:00 pm Closing

Education Excellence and Equity Award

2017 Award Recipient: Janette Hernandez
Director, Secondary Education, San Lorenzo Unified School District
Janette has dramatically changed the course of secondary educators in two districts by her personal example, by engaging organizations and ideas that support SEL and the whole child, and by her commitment to equity and inclusion in all its forms.

Education Excellence & Equity Award, 2017

Awards Committee

Lynda TredwayLynda Tredway
Senior Associate, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington DC

Rebecca Cheung Rebecca Cheung
Program Director, Principal Leadership Institute, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Kofi-Charu Nat Turner Kofi-Charu Nat Turner
Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


CEU Information

Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider Number: 128478.

 

July 26, 2017
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St, #290
Oakland, CA 94607

REGISTER NOW for the Conference and Special Price Packages for Conference and 2-Day Trainings
Group discounts available

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Take our Dynamic Mindfulness Training before the conference:

  • On July 24 learn skills and tools for your personal stress resilience.
  • On July 25 learn how to use these skills professionally.

Dynamic Mindfulness is an evidenced-based, trauma-informed practice for increasing stress resilience and supporting social emotional learning

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Conference Sponsors

A bow of gratitude to sponsors of Niroga Institute's 2017 Stress Resilience Conference:

Kaiser Permanente
Wells Fargo
Alameda Public Health Department
Whole Foods
Trader Joe's
Sprouts