Saturday May 20, 2016
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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College Place Middle School
7501 208th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

30 minutes north of Seattle

Event Sponsors

Northwest Gifted Child Association 

Gifted Research and Outreach


Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
http://www.giftedhome schoolers.org


Be a Change Agent for Your Gifted Child
CANCELLED - hoping to reschedule for the fall

Effective advocacy for gifted students requires both knowledge and skill. Presented by nationally recognized experts in the field of giftedness, this ground-breaking workshop delivers both in one sitting!

Put knowledge you learn in the morning to work with proven techniques that will make your advocacy efforts a success.

You'll walk away understanding:

  • What giftedness is and how it impacts your child's experience in the world
  • About resources on the potential differences in gifted physiology
  • How to overcome perceptions of elitism when advocating for gifted students
  • How to drive change using industry-proven project management and change management methodologies

$99 adult registration ($75 for a second family member).

Lunch and workbook included.

Download a printable flyer

Advance registration is strongly recommended. Space is limited.

Presenters from GRO-gifted.org

Sharon Duncan
is an independent consultant. She works with parents, educators, schools, districts, and psychologists to help them understand and meet the social emotional and educational needs of gifted children. A nationally recognized expert on giftedness, Sharon regularly presents at state and national conferences and has served on the governing boards of both public and private schools. She is co-founder of both Gifted Identity and Gifted Research and Outreach (GRO). She recently co-authored a book, The Glass Cage, which describes the gifted experience in story form.

Dr. Joanna Haase is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 28 years of experience. She works with gifted individuals and their families to help them understand, navigate, and embrace the joys and challenges of giftedness. In addition to working with parents and individuals, Dr. Haase partners with schools and districts to educate teachers and administrators on how to better support gifted and talented students. As a nationally recognized expert, she presents regularly at state and national conferences on various topics about giftedness. She is co-founder of both California Gifted Network and Gifted Research and Outreach.

Marc Montgomery is an executive in the aerospace industry. He brings 37 years of management experience to the GRO team having held a variety of leadership positions in both project and line management. A life-long proponent of continuous improvement, Marc holds a NASA-certified master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma process improvement techniques. As the father of two grown gifted children, he understands the joys and challenges of raising them. Realizing how beneficial it would have been to better understand giftedness and to have had more resources available to him as a parent, he is enthusiastic about working to advocate for the gifted population.