Daila Boufford 
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Life is About Relationships:  Learn How World-class Leaders Build and Sustain Them
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In a culture that is increasingly technology-centered and relationally fragmented, teens struggle with face-to-face communication, relationships, and interpersonal skills. 

Yet these skills are crucial for them to succeed at the foundational levels of life—family, school, community, college, the workplace, and beyond. 

Employers and colleges report that teens today are seriously lacking in these “soft skills” as well as endurance and personal leadership skills. This is affecting both college completion rates and employability.

What are the keys to successful relationships?  How do world-class leaders conduct themselves, communicate, develop lasting relationships, handle conflict, and build strong teams? How can we prepare our students for life literacy?

Register now for this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs) and learn five memorable principles to guide teens in developing and sustaining healthy interpersonal relationships: 

Life is About Relationships:  Learn How World-class Leaders Build and Sustain Them

Presented by Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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As a former highly successful investment manager, part of Dennis Trittin’s job was to evaluate leaders of financial management companies to determine if they had the necessary integrity, savvy, and interpersonal skills that would lead to business success. Over time, he identified the key personality factors that were common among world-class leaders—whether they were in business, government, education, or politics. What he learned along the way was too valuable to leave behind.  Now, through LifeSmart Publishing, he is dedicating his life to sharing those insights to empower future generations.

For 90 minutes, you will be immersed in hands-on tools to help your students: 

  • Make great first impressions
  • Develop strong new friendships
  • Recognize that true friendship takes time and trust
  • Understand the power of your words on relationships
  • Be a valuable team member in any setting

After this webinar, you will be able to

  • Identify key interpersonal skills teens need to successfully navigate the social networks of school, home and community, and the workplace
  • Incorporate  creative activities and ideas for discussion ideas for teaching and reinforcing these skills

Webinar participants will have free access to a lesson plan within the LifeSmart curriculum: Keys to Making a GREAT First Impression, and will receive a special discount for the curriculum set.  However, the lesson plan, concepts, and activities can be incorporated into any curriculum.  

Handouts and other resources will be provided.

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Visit and then sign up for this webinar, which will be one of the most engaging, stimulating, and practical webinars you will ever experience.   We all can learn more about improving relationships.

Invest 90 minutes now and watch your students achieve life literacy!

About the Presenters: Dennis Trittin, author of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead, is the founder and CEO of LifeSmart Publishing. After a successful career in managing billions of dollars of assets as an investment manager, Dennis now applies the insight and experience gleaned to developing “life literacy” in young people to prepare them for successful living.  Arlyn Lawrence, who is co-author of the book’s Student Guide, is LifeSmart’s curriculum developer. She has been a leader in mentor and family organizations for 20+ years. They both are extremely passionate about helping parents and educators equip teens with the wisdom and skills they need to overcome obstacles and live with excellence and impact.

Who should register?  High school and middle school teachers who teach courses relating to interpersonal relationships and relationship-building skills, leadership, teen living, careers, transition, and communication.  College faculty who are preparing students for future teaching careers. Ideal for parents of pre-teens or teenagers and for student advisors.

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 non-members)  

If you work at a higher ed institution and would be interested in using this webinar as content in your classroom, please contact Daila Boufford for information on special site license rates!