Preparing for Post-Election:
Considering How to Handle the Opening Minutes of School (and the rest of the day) on Wednesday, November 4
For: All Educators
Thursday, October 29, 2020; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Election Day, is a big day for our students, their families, our faculty and staff. No matter what the decision, there will continue to be hope, fear, division, and powerful emotions within all of our school communities. In preparation for the opening minutes of school (and all that follows), join Dr. Deborah Offner, who will offer a framework for analysis over advocacy and help us learn how we might infuse empathy, connection, tolerance -- even unity-- in the moments leading up to, during, and just after the Presidential election. After a brief presentation, Dr. Offner will lead an interactive discussion for participants.
$50 per registrant, Member Schools
$75 per registrant, Non-Member Schools
Deborah Offner is a clinical psychologist and student affairs consultant who has taught and counseled Middle and Upper School students as well as college students for more than two decades. From 2003-2017, she served as Consulting Psychologist and subsequently Dean of Students at The Commonwealth School, an independent college preparatory school in Boston. She currently consults to independent school counselors, classroom teachers, senior administrators, and student affairs teams about mental health, school policy, and campus life. Dr. Offner also maintains an active clinical practice in a Boston suburb, where she specializes in adolescents, young adults, and their families.