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Welcome to the 2017 Parent Leadership Conference! In order to receive training certificates, you must create a personalized schedule. Not sure how to create your personalized schedule? Check out this guide! If you can’t get it to work after reading the guide please email tmock@ohsa.net. 

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Wednesday, January 18
 

1:00pm

Welcome
Overview and orientation of the 2017 Parent Leadership Conference.

Intérprete en Español 

Speakers
avatar for Tristin Mock

Tristin Mock

Executive Director, Oregon Head Start Association
Dr Tristin Mock has been the Executive Director of OHSA since October 2013. Before becoming the ED she served on the OHSA Board as the Secretary having been elected to a staff at large position. Tristin worked for Mid-Columbia Children's Council for three years as their Heath, Safety, and Nutrition Manager. Tristin enjoys giving back to the community. She has served as both an Americorps and VISTA volunteer. Dr Mock had a private naturopathic... Read More →


Wednesday January 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Jefferson

1:30pm

Discover Yourself & The Personality of Others
When we wipe away the behavioral and contextual circumstances and questions that typically define who we are and how we engage with others, we find a truer understanding of our deepest, unwavering core values and begin to discover how we experience, engage with and respond to the people and the world around us - and why. This knowledge leads to stronger relationships in every area of life; personally & professionally, children & adults, family & friends, and leads to achieving one's highest and greatest contributions to themselves and others. In this program, we will offer the opportunity for each attendee to take this revolutionary assessment and couple it with a playful, insightful and eye-opening keynote to unpack, understand and effectively apply the content and knowledge to one's life, business, career, and relationships.

Before the conference please complete the Core Values Index (CVI) at http://members.taylorprotocols.com/Tools/CVIGift.aspx?GiftHash=5ac7631a-02f8-1031-b155-bf7f3badb170.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Fulmer

Steven Fulmer

President/CEO & Chief Leadership Officer, Steven Fulmer, Inc.
I'm a husband, a father of two amazing girls, a sailor, a speaker, a writer and coach. I am passionate about helping people look into a mirror and find the courage to see a leader - and then act on that discovery!


Wednesday January 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Jefferson

3:00pm

Break
Snacks & Drinks provided -Fresh Vegetable Display/Fresh Baked Cookies- Coffee/Tea/Hot choc

Wednesday January 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
South Bar

3:30pm

Is My Child On Track?: Learning About Developmental Milestones
Limited Capacity seats available

Families are often concerned about their child's development and if they are "on track" with milestones such as walking, speaking, and playing. During this presentation, families will learn about developmental milestones and what to expect at what age. Resources about birth through age five development will be shared.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • identify developmental milestones for their child's age.
  • use a resource "Learn the Signs, Act Early" from CDC for more support.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Danner

Natalie Danner

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Western Oregon University
Teacher. Researcher. Passionate about early childhood inclusion. Assistant Professor at Western Oregon University.


Wednesday January 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hood

3:30pm

Parents as Mentors
The speaker will provide clear, practical strategies to help parents take on a mentorship role in their child's life. This includes becoming a "detective" to anticipate and recognize emotional and behavioral dysregulation. The speaker will then introduce foundational skills for positive behavior management and the co-regulation of emotion.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize and/or anticipate behavioral and emotional regulation
  • Implement proactive and responsive strategies for building strong relationship with their child and encouraging positive behavior

Speakers

Wednesday January 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington

3:30pm

Parents as Leaders of Change: Invisible Innovators
The presentation brings forth the leadership theory of Positive Deviance. Rather than following top-down experts to solve problems, the positive deviance (PD) approach empowers parents and ordinary people impacted by an issue, to discover solutions for themselves. Positive Deviance is successfully implemented in over forty countries in which there is a letting go of traditional ideas about authority and power, and allowing parents to be innovators, and be leaders of change to solve problems and improve programs.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the successful leadership theory of Positive Deviance and why the leadership approach is a positive way for parents to be the innovators to implement change.
  • Complete a positive change plan using the Positive Deviance approach on an issue of choice.

Speakers
avatar for Gail Wolf

Gail Wolf

Reading Researcher, Oregon Health & Science University
Promoting Literacy, Promoting Health and Culture of Safety | | A Passion | | Gail has a passion for prevention of poor literacy; promoting literacy and promoting health. For over a decade she has volunteered at a local YMCA preschool teaching children to read. | | Through doctoral research, Gail found that poor early childhood literacy is linked to poor health, early school dropout, entrance into crime, and early mortality... Read More →


Wednesday January 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson
 
Thursday, January 19
 

8:30am

Breakfast
NW Scramble -  Scrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms,chives and tomatoes, bacon strips and sausage links, herbed breakfast potatoes, fresh biscuits, country gravy and a fresh fruit display

Thursday January 19, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
Jefferson

10:00am

Imagination Yoga: Inspiring Kids to Move
Beginners are encouraged to attend!

Join us for this fun and interactive workshop where you will be introduced to the Imagination Yoga curriculum designed specifically for the needs of Head Start. You will learn developmentally appropriate kids yoga poses, 1 adventure (kids yoga flow) that supports early literacy skills and activities to intentionally practice kindness, calm and concentration. Integration ideas for teachers, home-visitors, parents and healthy family champions are discussed. At the end of the workshop, self-care strategies for the participants will be explored and practiced. Please wear comfortable clothing, yoga mats will be provided.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • An introduction to several Imagination Yoga poses and techniques to make them fun for the young child.
  • I am able to identify ways to introduce Imagination Yoga to the children I work with.

Speakers
JD

Jamie Dix

Imagination Yoga
avatar for Jessica McClintic

Jessica McClintic

Imagination Yoga


Thursday January 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Oregon

10:00am

Program Governance
In this training, we will learn about Program Governance as defined by the Head Start Act and Performance Standards. We will also discuss the roles in governance for parents, staff, and Board of Directors. Participants will receive tools that will support their meetings and leadership in the Policy Council and Board of Directors. We will discuss by-laws, minutes, code of conduct, and Robert's Rules of Order.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Use parliamentary procedures (Robert's Rules)
  • Understand why we use Robert's Rules in Head Start Policy Council and Board meetings.

Speakers
avatar for Karelia Harding

Karelia Harding

PArent Engagement and Equity Manager, OCDC
Throughout her career, Karelia Harding has ignited her passion by serving marginalized children and families. Karelia’s service career began as a teacher in the public schools; she then spent seven years as a Program Director for the Camp Fire Boys and Girls in the Portland Metro area. Since 2002 Karelia has been working to empower farmworker families at OCDC, where she currently serves as the Policy Council Coordinator. Her role includes... Read More →


Thursday January 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington

10:00am

Surviving the Storm: Understanding and Responding to Tantrums
One scary truth about early childhood? Tantrums are normal. With that said, responding appropriately can be a tricky task! This presentation is designed to help participants understand what is going on inside the brain of a tantruming child and help said child calm down and communicate through the storm.

At the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • decipher key differences between various types of tantrums.
  • identify a minimum of three techniques that appropriately help children to calm in the midst of a tantrum. 

Speakers
avatar for Natalie James

Natalie James

Counselor & Child Life Specialist, DreamBranch Education
Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and Certified Teacher Trainer, my passion is speaking. I travel all along the west coast, from Seattle to Los Angeles, presenting at conferences and providing in-service staff trainings on the topics of relationships, child development, and mental health.


Thursday January 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Jefferson

11:30am

Lunch
Lasagna Buffet -  1/2 Meat Lasagna  1/2 Vegetarian Lasagna, Eggplant Parmesan, Caesar salad, chef's choice of vegetable, fresh fruit platter, garlic bread and chef's choice of dessert along with some ice tea.

Thursday January 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Jefferson

1:00pm

Rx for Members of Boards, Councils & Committees
Limited Capacity seats available

Even a lot of smart, talented, skilled people, when combined together into a group, will have some challenges in being able to have a thorough discussion, or make a decision, or resolve differences and conflict. So this workshop helps you review several ways to view the sometimes mystical continuum of responsibilities, relationships, roles and “rigamorals” inherent in your work as a member of a board, council or committee. We also review some of the common “style differences” you experience as you interact with different people, and learn ways to “flex your style” so you can better manage the style differences, build trust and cohesion, and effectiveness.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Explain at least two examples each of their key: Responsibilities as a member, Relationships with key others, and Roles they serve as a group.
  • Better understand ways to turn what can be seen as “conflicting” communication styles into “complementing” styles with other group members.

Speakers


Thursday January 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hood

1:00pm

Structure, Ground Rules and Consequences for Kids
Paul shows their importance of and they learn how these “three” actually are a loving thing to provide and follow through with. Parents see how internal drivers set up obstacles to receiving, providing and applying structure.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Identify their hurdles in applying loving structure
  • Use effective tools to apply loving structure, to follow through and be consistent

Speakers
avatar for Paul Figeroa

Paul Figeroa

CEO, Peace Enforcement LLC
Paul Figueroa, the founder of Peace Enforcement LLC, has over twenty years of experience helping people understand and deal with anger, violence and onflict. Paul is a twelve year veteran of the King County Sheriff's Department in Seattle, Washington. During his career he spent over five years working with street gangs and decided to redirect his efforts toward positively impacting the lives of people, both young and old, before law enforcement... Read More →



Thursday January 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington

1:00pm

Understanding Early Childhood Anxiety
In this presentation participants will learn about the all-too-common issue of early childhood anxiety. From typical separation anxiety to more extreme anxious disorders, behavioral manifestations are often confusing and misread by the adults and caregivers in a child's life. This session will aid adults in their ability to identify and respond appropriately to anxious children.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • identify and appropriately respond to behavioral manifestations exhibited by anxious children.
  • understand the primary components of various early childhood anxiety disorders. 

Speakers
avatar for Natalie James

Natalie James

Counselor & Child Life Specialist, DreamBranch Education
Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and Certified Teacher Trainer, my passion is speaking. I travel all along the west coast, from Seattle to Los Angeles, presenting at conferences and providing in-service staff trainings on the topics of relationships, child development, and mental health.


Thursday January 19, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Jefferson

2:30pm

Break
Snacks & Drinks provided -  Chocolate Brownies, Sliced Seasonal Fruit platter - Coffee/Tea/Hot Choc

Thursday January 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
South Bar

3:00pm

The Fun & Frenzy of Fatherhood
Limited Capacity seats available

As a father, is it more frenzy than fun? Get frustrated sometimes over the different ways you and your partner approach parenting and interact with your child?  This workshop explores the unique contributions fathers bring to their children, as well as some of the challenges, barriers and other reasons why many dads don't get more involved with their children. The goal is to identify ways to encourage dads to get more involved with their kids and help dads and moms find ways to work better together to improve communication with the child, help kids succeed in school, and raise kids with positive self-esteem.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Identify at least three unique contributions or roles fathers can provide to their children.
  • Explain at least three ways that fathers often parent differently than mothers do.

Speakers


Thursday January 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hood

3:00pm

Self Esteem: For you and your kids!
Discover the impact that self-esteem has on choices, for adults and kids. Learn ways to recognize how we forget who we are and how to remember the truth - that we are all amazing, wonderful, smart, capable and loved - our brains just get in the way!

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Understand how self-esteem is formed and what to do when it's low
  • Use tools to repair self-esteem in ourselves and support our kids to do the same

Speakers
avatar for Paul Figeroa

Paul Figeroa

CEO, Peace Enforcement LLC
Paul Figueroa, the founder of Peace Enforcement LLC, has over twenty years of experience helping people understand and deal with anger, violence and onflict. Paul is a twelve year veteran of the King County Sheriff's Department in Seattle, Washington. During his career he spent over five years working with street gangs and decided to redirect his efforts toward positively impacting the lives of people, both young and old, before law enforcement... Read More →



Thursday January 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Washington
 
Friday, January 20
 

8:30am

Breakfast
Oregon Buffet - Fluffy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon and sausage links, french toast and maple syrup, potatoes, seasonal fruit, yogurts and granola, breakfast breads and pastries, chilled juices

Friday January 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
Jefferson

10:00am

The Pits & Pleasures of Parenting
This upbeat and musical keynote reminds us that the journey as a parent includes both the pits and perils of parenting, as well as the pleasures and payoffs. And because we parents are the child's first and most important teacher, it's important we do it the best we can, the first time. Let’s have some fun while we reaffirm our serious goal to be the best dads and moms we can be, and review some important skills and strategies to help us succeed in our journey through the pits & pleasures of parenting.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Identify and better understand both their own pits & perils they face, and the pleasures & payoffs they receive as a parent, and can explain at least one way to better manage their challenges as parents.
  • Explain at least 1-2 other skills or technique covered that they can use to be more congruent, resilient and effective as a parent.

Speakers


Friday January 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Jefferson