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Small Group Seminars

Small Group Seminar Descriptions

Morning and Afternoon seminars with Age Recommendations

Conference Schedule

 7:45-8:30     Check-in

                    Continental Breakfast

                    Vendor Row

 8:30-8:45    Welcome

 8:45-10:15  Keynote Address

10:15-10:45  Book Signing


                   Vendor Row

10:45-12:15  Small Group Seminar 1

12:15-1        Lunch, Vendor Row

1-2:30         Small Group Seminar 2

Parenting 2013 & Beyond...

Mike's books

If you want to purchase Mike's books, he will give you the same deal he offered at the conference. Just mention you were an attendee at the Parenting 2013 & Beyond... conference, and when you order both of his books, he will send you his CD "The Power of Appreciation" for free.

You can contact Mike Robbins at mike@mike-robbins.com

A Book recommendation...

Trying to remember that other book Mike mentioned during his keynote address?

"Will You Still Love Me If I Don't Win?" by Christopher Andersonn

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The Power of Appreciation

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs

presents its annual parenting conference

Parenting 2013 & Beyond...

on Saturday, February 23, 2013

at Dougherty Valley High School

from 8:30am to 2:30pm


This year’s keynote speaker is Mike Robbins, who will talk about “The Power of Appreciation”Mike Robbins is an author and a sought after keynote speaker. He travels around the country speaking to groups of parents, teachers, students, and business people about the importance of appreciation.  A former college and pro baseball player (at Stanford and with the Kansas City Royals), Mike is a Bay Area native and a product of California Public Schools. According to the latest research in the field of positive psychology, when parents, schools, and communities put more attention on what is working for them and their strengths, instead of focusing on problems and perceived weaknesses, they thrive. Through this program, which is based on the key principles of his book Focus on the Good Stuff, Mike Robbins illustrates exactly how appreciation impacts success, perspective, and fulfillment. 



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