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Let's Discuss Discussion:
Developing a Skills-Based Strategy for Our Conversation Crisis

For: Academic Leadership including but not limited to Department Chairs, Deans of Teaching & Learning, Directors of Studies, Division Heads, Assistant Heads for Academics, DEIJB Directors




Thursday, October 13, 2022

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Discussion is at the heart of everything: democracy, workplaces, relationships -- and all great schools. Yet, for today's students, teachers, and school leaders, real discussion can be hard and scary. The roots of this challenge are myriad and debatable -- blame COVID! social media! politics! parents! -- but it's clear that students are struggling to communicate – and that schools need a mission-aligned strategy for supporting kids in developing discussion skills for success in school and life.



Presented by:

Liza Garonzik is the Founder of R.E.A.L.® Discussion. She has served as a teacher, administrator, and trustee in independent schools. Liza designed R.E.A.L. based on her experience teaching Humanities, her learnings at The Klingenstein Center, Exeter Humanities Institute, and Athena, and diving deep into educational research over a decade. Liza holds degrees in History and Literature from Harvard College and Education from PennGSE, with additional graduate work at Harvard GSE and Lesley University. She trained as a teacher at Shady Hill. She’s proud to serve on the Board of Trustees at Nashoba Brooks School and the Board of Advisors at Shady Hill TTC.



Program Fee


$75 per registrant, Member Schools

$150 per registrant, Non-Member Schools








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MEMBER INFORMATION: If your school is a member of NJAIS, upon receipt of your registration, we will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice.

NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program. You may transfer your registration to a colleague in your school at no cost.