Exclusively for trainees and graduates of the Neufeld Facilitator program, our facilitator track includes two full days of presentations and meaningful discussion relating to course facilitating and working with the material professionally.

  • Three keynote addresses from Dr. Neufeld, workshop sessions, small-group breakouts, and a Q&A session with Dr. Neufeld.
  • Facilitator social Friday evening, where you can enjoy casual conversation as you connect with faculty and facilitators over wine and cheese.
  • Many opportunities for connection with others who share your desire for understanding and supporting children and their caregivers.

Please note that Dr. Deborah MacNamara will deliver a keynote address on the topic of food and attachment on Friday evening following the facilitator social. We hope that you will attend! Please note that this special event – open to the general public, too – is an additional cost of $20.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Exclusively for students and graduates of the Neufeld Facilitator program until Dr. MacNamara’s public address in the evening.

TIME DESCRIPTION LOCATION
8:30-9:00 am Registration Foyer
9:00-10:30 am Introductions and Plenary Session with Gordon
Skyview
10:30-10:45 am Morning Break
Skyview
10:45-11:00 am Brief Session with Tamara
Skyview
11:00 am-12:30 pm Cohorts, Led by Faculty Members
Skyview
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
Included in tuition (vegan and non-vegan options available)
Tivoli’s II
1:30-2:30 pm Rituals of Rest & Play with Tamara and Genevieve
Skyview
2:30-2:45 am Afternoon Break Skyview
2:45-4:15 pm Faculty Panel
Skyview
4:15-4:30 pm Closing Comments by Tamara
Skyview
4:30-6:00 pm Facilitator Social
Vancouver Kidsbooks will be on site offering a large selection of books from the Neufeld Institute’s list of children’s literature recommendations. The Product Table will also be open from 4:30 to 5:00 pm for faculty and facilitators to pick up their DVD pre-orders.
Foyer
7:00-9:00 pm Optional: Friday Evening Public Address
Dr. Deborah MacNamara
Nourish: Why Food and Relationship Belong Together
Westminster Ballroom

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Open to the general public AND students and graduates of the Neufeld Facilitator program.

TIME DESCRIPTION LOCATION
8:00-9:00 am Registration Foyer
9:00-10:15 am Dr. Gordon Neufeld—Opening Address
Keys to Resilience
Grand Ballroom A—C
10:15-10:35 am Morning Break (20 minutes) Foyer
10:35-11:50 am Sessions A
You are welcome to attend any session you wish. This year is particularly rich in new topics, with most sessions being applicable to facilitators, educators, and professionals:

  • A1 – Resilience and the Adolescent Rites of Passage
  • A2 – Q&A on Food and Attachment
  • A3 – Supporting the Anxious Child (general)
  • A4 – Cultivating Resilience in a School Setting
  • A5 – Walking the Maze of the Mental Health System with My Child
  • A6 – Resilience and the Brain (general)
  • A7 – Alpha Children: Dancing Your Way Back into the Lead (general)
  • A8 – Resilience in Motion: A Journey of Stories and Pictures (general)
  • A9 – The Up-Side of Upset: Emotions and the Road to Resilience
  • A10 – Q&A on the Role of Grandparents in Cultivating Resilience
See Session Detail
11:50 am-1:00 pm Lunch
Independently, or you may pre-order an optional buffet lunch for $26
Grand Ballroom C
1:00-2:15 pm Sessions B
You are welcome to attend any session you wish. This year is particularly rich in new topics, with most sessions being applicable to facilitators, educators, and professionals:

  • B1 – Hypersensitivity: Special Challenges Regarding Resilience with Gordon
  • B2 – Alpha Problems and Resilience
  • B3 – Aggression, Adaptation, and Resilience
  • B4 – Softening the Defenses: Helping Children Face Vulnerability and Gain Resilience
  • B5 – Understanding Counterwill and Cultivating Cooperation (general)
  • B6 – Q&A on Adolescence
  • B7 – The Neuroscience of Resilience (advanced)
  • B8 – Special Challenges in Resilience: Fostering, Adoption, and Divorce
  • B9 – Roadblock to Resilience: The Problem of Addiction (advanced)
  • B10 – Supporting Emotional Expression in Schools
  • B11 – Loss, Grief, and Resilience
See Session Detail
2:15-2:30 pm Afternoon Break (15 minutes) Foyer
2:30-3:45 pm Sessions C
You are welcome to attend any session you wish. This year is particularly rich in new topics, with most sessions being applicable to facilitators, educators, and professionals:

  • C1 – Resilience and the Digital World – A New Frontier
  • C2 – Tears and Tantrums: Understanding Frustration and Aggression (general)
  • C3 – Q&A on Sibling Rivalry (general)
  • C4 – Consciously Integrating Families – The New Blended
  • C5 – Stuck on You: Adolescent Sexuality and Nature’s Design
  • C6 – Cultivating Resilience in the Defended or Stuck Child (for practitioners)
  • C7 – Resilience and Special Needs in Schools
  • C8 – Carving out the Space for Play
  • C9 – Attachment-Safe and Developmentally Friendly Discipline – Keeping Resilience in Mind (general)
  • C10 – Boys, Men, and Tears
  • C11 – Roundtable: Resilience in Indigenous Communities
See Session Detail
3:45-3:55 pm Transition to Final Address
No refreshments available at this time. Book and DVD sales closed.
Foyer
3:55-4:30 pm Door Prizes
Dr. Gordon Neufeld—Final Address
Keys to Resilience
Grand Ballroom A—C
4:30-5:30 pm Facilitator Farewells—Separation Bridging Skyview