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Friday, December 9, 2022 | 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ridgedale Baptist Church


You are invited to attend!

You are invited to attend!

School Counselors, Social Workers, and School Psychologists from Hamilton County public and private schools are invited to attend a day of training and inspiration with Robert Jamison on the topics of Diversity, Equity, and Self-Care. You can also visit with Chattanooga-area youth service agencies and sponsors, who will display information on their available services. Come be refreshed and invigorated to continue the work you are doing. For the full schedule see below.

Also, all School Counselors, Social Workers, and School Psychologists who register by December 2nd will receive a COMPLIMENTARY BOOKSTORE VOUCHER to be used to shop at the on-site NCYI Product Showcase – compliments of community donors.

With grateful appreciation to our Sponsors

With grateful appreciation to our Sponsors

Memphis-Shelby County Schools



Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.

Robert Jamison

Robert B. Jamison currently serves as a coordinator of school counseling services for a large suburban school division and has years of experience as a school counselor and school counseling department chair. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia as well as his Master of Science in Education in School Counseling and his Education Specialist degrees from Old Dominion University. Mr. Jamison has also supported school counselors and educators as a member of the Board of Directors for a state school counselor association; and, he served on a state commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Robert is also the co-author of the book 15-Minute Focus: Diversity, Bias, and Privilege: Addressing Racial Inequities to Create Inclusive Learning Environments. Whether conducting professional development activities or supporting students and families, Mr. Jamison enjoys working and collaborating with all stakeholders.

The goal of this introspective session is for participants to think about diversity and equity through a more expansive lens. The presenter will review common terms used in schools, classrooms and organizations and how these terms relate to our behaviors. The session will also review things to consider when working with staff and students, and personal stories related to these topics will be shared. Participants will be asked to participate in individual, small and large group activities throughout the presentation.

In this empowering and light-hearted session, student services professionals will consider as well as engage in a variety of self-care activities they can practice throughout their careers. With an honest look at the challenges student services professionals face every day, SSPSC is vital and we will work to address staff well-being during our time together.

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7:30 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Visit Sponsors

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Session

8:30 am – 9:45 am

Robert Jamison
How Do You View the World? A Discussion of Diversity and Equity

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Sponsor Break

10:15 am – 11:30 am

Robert Jamison
We All Need It: Self-Care for Student Services Professionals!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Local Mental Health Agency Updates

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Door Prizes

12:15 pm -1:15 pm

LUNCH & Shop at the NCYI Product Showcase & Visit Sponsors

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

HCDE Staff Meetings by Grade Level



Registration has Closed

All Summit activities, including lunch, the training sessions, showcase voucher, and parking are FREE OF CHARGE, compliments of community donors. Please register below to attend and to receive a showcase coupon (please note deadlines below).

Registration deadline:

DECEMBER 2, 2022

Register to attend and receive a Product Showcase Coupon

Work Address(Required)
Are you a HCDE employee?(Required)

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the Summit because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to large gathering centers may change. We will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the Summit.



All School Counselors, Social Workers, and School Psychologists who register by December 2nd receive a COMPLIMENTARY BOOKSTORE VOUCHER to shop the NCYI Product Showcase at the Summit!

This is an opportunity for you to personally review and purchase curriculum, activity and small group manuals, books, videos, DVDs and CDs. NCYI has the newest and best guidance resource materials available from America’s foremost publishers in Classroom Guidance, Character Education, Bullying Prevention / Intervention, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Separation Issues, Grief Recovery, Learning Disabilities and Social Skills Training.

Save on shipping and handling – You can save 5% to 8% by purchasing from the on-site display and taking the resources with you, which eliminates shipping and handling charges! On-site discounts will also be offered.

Specialty savings on overstock items – Save 50% or more off the retail price of a unique selection of overstock items.

NCYI accepts all major credit cards, personal checks, purchase orders, and even cash for additional purchases! If you have building level funds available, you can use a school purchase order.

Practical Guidance Resources Educators Can Trust

National Center for Youth Issues, or NCYI, is a national non-profit organization that publishes and distributes guidance resource materials for schools. In addition to publishing its own publications, NCYI represents over 40 different publishers of educational resources. They also provide training opportunities for educators through on-site training services, as well as regional and state-wide conferences.



National Center for Youth Issues
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.)

Make all checks and purchase orders payable to:
National Center for Youth Issues