May 24th, 2014
9am ~ 4pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts, WA
The Helping Boys Thrive Summit is a one-day event that brings together professionals, parents, educators, and community stakeholders who are raising and educating boys. The summit is a positive, life-affirming, science-based, and practically focused professional development and networking event. This is the first of its kind in our community, one that brings together a national pioneer in the field of boys’ development with local pioneers in helping boys, young men, and families. This event is ideal and targeted to the following groups:
parents :: teachers :: counselors :: therapists :: medical professional :: grandparents :: law enforcement :: corrections workers :: youth service providers :: early childhood providers :: mentors :: faith professionals
Our boys need us now in ways they have not before. They are being raised in a very complex world and many of their support systems and developmental frameworks have crumbled. As we bring our passionate attention to boys today, and come together to nurture, support, and educate them well, we give a gift not only to them, but to our families, communities, and culture. I hope you will agree that it is time for a coordinated grass roots effort to help our sons. Let’s do this together with summits and outreach that positively alter the cultural landscape for our sons.
Parents and professionals today can sense the hunger in boys for innovative parenting and effective education. In nearly every academic and behavioral marker, boys and young men are struggling. While some males get to the top of corporations and government quite well, millions of males are not thriving. In your own community, you may have felt a need to study and positively affect the developmental journey of our boys. In every community, we are seeing more and more boys who need our help, and want us to engage with them in successful ways.
If these kinds of questions are being asked in your community, this summit might be just the right vehicle for growth and social change:
The founders of the Helping Boys Thrive® Summit Seattle 2104 will focus the program on boys, but we believe this work is not just about boys—it is also about girls. We are now in an era in which girls’ and women’s rights will not move to their next level of social success until we solve the issues boys face. Michael Gurian, the father of two daughters, recently noted, “Our genders are utterly interdependent and the disturbing loss of our males is beginning to significantly harm our females as well.”
While the need for the Summit grows, the founders believe, from disturbing trends in the social development of boys today, the Summit itself can also be a celebration of the vitality and uniqueness of boys and young men. This is a day to focus on boys’ development and enjoy boy energy and the resilience and vision of our boys and young men.
|8:00am – 1:30pm||Registration/Ticket Sales*|
|8:00am – 9:00am||Helping Boys Thrive Exhibitor Booths Open
Social Networking; Coffee, concessions available
|9:00am – 12:30pm||Helping Boys Thrive Morning Session|
|9:00am – 9:05am||Welcome from Dr. Gregg Jantz. Introduction to Special Guest|
|9:05am – 9:15am||Special Guest Remarks|
|9:15am||Dr. Jantz Introduces Featured Speaker Michael Gurian|
|9:15am – 10:30am||Michael Gurian – Keynote Session 1|
|10:30am – 10:50am||Coffee Break & Networking|
|10:50am – 12:00pm||Michael Gurian – Keynote Session 2.
Introduction to Dr. Jantz
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Dr. Gregg Jantz Keynote|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm – 4:00pm||Helping Boys Thrive Afternoon Session|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||Breakout Session (3)
- Dakota Hoyt from the Gurian Institute
- Dr. Gregg Jantz from The Center • A Place of HOPE
- Third Expert Session to be announced soon
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Coffee Break & Networking|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Expert Panel with Moderator and Q&A
-Dr. Gregg Jantz
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||Conference finished; exhibitor booths remain open|
*Registration remains open until the start of the afternoon session
Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty six books published in twenty one languages. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals.
Called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to dynamically combine cutting edge science with stories from people’s everyday lives, his presentations leave audiences with new tools of which to interpret the signals of our growing children and new confidence to love and educate both sons and daughters in a high-pressure world.
As a family counselor, Michael has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including The Mind of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, and Leadership and the Sexes. His book The Wonder of Boys is credited with sparking the Boys Movement (USA Today).
Michael provides keynotes and consulting throughout the world, and his work has been featured in professional journals and major media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Time, Educational Leadership, Newsweek, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS, and National Public Radio. He has been called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to bring together scientific principles and people’s everyday lives.
Michael is a lead author of a meta-study you can access on the internet (click www.whitehouseboysmen.org then “Proposal”). Michael and a number of thought leaders in male development wrote the study in order to celebrate boys and alert policymakers to issues they face today. See his biography at www.michaelgurian.com.
Gregory Jantz, PhD, is the Founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington. For thirty years, The Center has developed the whole-person approach to development and care. Dr. Jantz’s team includes world-class professionals – medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, licensed counselors, ordained spiritual counselors, dieticians, nutritionists, fitness consultants, and others – who work as a dedicated team to provide treatment for each person individually.
As a licensed mental health counselor with a doctorate in counseling psychology, Dr. Jantz has dedicated his professional life to understanding human behavioral science and disorders. He is regarded as a leading expert and innovator in the treatment of behavioral disorders.
An acclaimed speaker on behavioral issues frequently appearing as an expert around the world, Dr. Jantz is the author of twenty-eight books. His latest book, Raising Boys By Design with co-author Michael Gurian, is a primary reference source for the Helping Boys Thrive Summit. He is the father of two teenage boys.
With thirty years of studying and treating developmental behavior in children and young adults, Dr. Jantz’s presentations combine unique insight and uncanny revelations that dramatically affect and improve relationships and, indeed, lives.
He has appeared on The 700 Club, Tim Clinton’s Life, Love and Family, CNN, ABC and CBS, and been interviewed for the New York Post, the Associated Press, Family Circle, and Women’s Day. See Dr. Jantz’s biography at www.drgregoryjantz.com.
As the former National Youth Director of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Gregg Johnson directed a network of youth leaders, pastors and workers throughout North America. A gifted speaker, writer, musician and motivator; Gregg is now at the center point of a bold vision for an emerging generation of young people around the world within the Body of Christ. Throughout his years as National Director, Foursquare Youth experienced explosive growth, as culminated at “Summit 94″, a National Foursquare Youth Convention in which over 10,000 young people attended the largest three-day gathering of youth in the history of the denomination.
In 2000, Gregg married Jessica and together they have launched J12, a dynamic ministry to the “tweeners” of society (those between the ages of 8 to 12). With a passion to reach a generation before they need to be rescued, they now have 2 children who will be tweens someday!
Gregg continues to travel internationally ministering in conferences, camps, seminars and churches all over the United States, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Australia.
Over her career she has experienced that there is no quick fix to complex educational problems. Her approach is to have educational staff focus on what instruction is best for all students to be successful (results). She does this by having the staff identify where they are currently being successful (data), identify the students that are falling through the cracks (data), and analyze possible underlying issues. With this critical information she helps the staff discover “new” strategies and tools (research) to redesign their best educational practices for all students.
Dakota has been associated with the Gurian Institute since 2004 as a Master Trainer and became Executive Director in 2012. Previously, she was also Gurian Institute Project Director, working with her mentor, Kathy Stevens, on a number of one to three year Gurian Institute training programs in schools and districts.
Dakota’s keynotes and training work spans Early Head Start through college students and parent groups at the local, national and international level.
What educators are saying about Dakota’s training:
“The best thing about this training was the relevancy to all grades and to life/understanding of the opposite sex!”
“Excellent presenter—very engaging and informed—lots of movement and good information and practical examples to use in my classroom.”
This summit is for a wide variety of industry professionals, parents and youth organizers passionate about the welfare of our young boys and girls:
Breakout sessions are targeted toward both professionals and parents and provide CEU for professionals. All sessions provide evidence-based practical strategies that can be used today in homes, offices, schools, youth groups and other environments. Education and counseling professionals receive 5 CEUs for attendance.
Receive outstanding visibility for, and engagement with, your organization or company. Be highlighted on radio, television, and print brochures detailing your organization and your support for your local community.
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The Helping Boys Thrive Summit Seattle 2014 is truly packed with excitement and value.
Attendees may earn up to 5 CEU hoursRegister Now
May 24, 2014
Edmonds Center For The Arts, Edmonds Washington
25 minutes north of Downtown Seattle
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