Saturday, June 2nd 8:30am - 3:45pm
Bessie Rowell Community Center, Franklin, NH
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Dr. Christopher Thurber is devoted to educating leaders using innovative content that stirs thinking and compels action. Chris has served as a psychologist and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy since 1999 and is the co-founder of ExpertOnlineTraining.com. He has been invited to deliver keynotes, contribute articles, and lead workshops on five continents. A proud father of two boys, Chris and his wife Simonida, a chemist and musician, live in New Hampshire. Learn more on DrChrisThurber.com.
Keynote Session: Kids Do Dumb Stuff
When I was 4, I stuck a toy car in an electrical socket. That was just the beginning of a developmentally normal trajectory of doing dumb stuff that peaked (I hope) in adolescence. Of course, we must distinguish between normal shenanigans, behaviors that indicate trouble, and the mistakes that make us better people. The goal of this keynote is help youth leaders make this distinction, embrace mistakes, and respond wisely. Learn to cultivate patience, promote camper learning, and be a mentor that every youngster looks up to this summer. Jaw-dropping stories are the prelude to healthy best practices.
Supervisor Breakout Session:
Here's Some Feedback: I Hate Feedback!
Providing effective feedback is a tremendous professional challenge, but with the right mindset and tools, your camp can transform itself from a culture of grumbling and gossip to one of clear communication and continuous improvement. We all fear delivering feedback because relationships are at stake, yet there are ways to provide feedback that actually enhance connection. This intensive workshop will combine discussion, video, and simulation drills to endow participants with new techniques for soliciting and providing effective feedback. Perfect for all youth development professionals who want to participate in daily organizational growth.
Speakers from Across NH are back along with some new enthusiastic speakers! Many educational sessions to choose from.
Lunch provided. Ice cream and raffle prizes at the end of the workshop.
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