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This is a series of seminars designed to provide information and leadership strategies related to current school and district education issues. Kansas school district and state education leaders will share current research-based information and best practices on these topics.

Leadership in a Trauma-Sensitive
Learning Environment


Sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas and KELI


November 16, 2016
K-State Alumni Center
1720 Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kansas


Pete Hall currently serves as a speaker, an author, and a professional development agent for schools and districts across the globe. A former teacher and veteran school principal, Pete is the author of more than a dozen articles on school leadership and six books, including Fostering Resilient Learners. Pete will share how to create and nurture a school environment that provides a safe, healthy, and strength-focused atmosphere – for students and the adults who support them. In this engaging, informative session, Pete will help you define trauma, understand its impact, and begin to unpack ways to help teachers create trauma-sensitive classroom environments – supporting motivation, relationships, management, and student learning. Pete will help you to understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. With easily implementable strategies for building strong relationships and creating a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels, this session addresses the leadership approaches that helps the adults stay on their A games…so their students can too.



Handouts from Previous Seminars can be found on the Resources Page.