Saturday January 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Brightwater Center
22505 State Route 9 SE
Woodinville, WA  98072

Event Sponsors

Northwest Gifted Child Association 

Gifted Research and Outreach


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

NWGCA is thrilled to partner with GHF to bring Gifted Research & Outreach to Washington state for the premier of their brand new workshop!

The Gifted Advocacy Toolkit
Leveraging neuroscience, gifted research, and industry techniques to drive the change you want to see.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

9:00am - 5:00pm
Woodinville, WA
Effective advocacy for gifted students requires both knowledge and skill. This ground-breaking workshop delivers both in one sitting!
Presented by nationally recognized experts in the field of giftedness, you will start the morning by learning how to best talk about the physiological and psychological differences that are seen in gifted individuals in a manner that creates a solid framework for collaborate partnerships that serve all gifted children. In the afternoon, you will learn to put that new knowledge 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  • How the research in neuroscience and psychology provides a framework to better understand gifted behaviors and prevents mis-diagnosis.  • How to overcome perceptions of elitism when advocating for gifted students  • How to drive change using industry-proven project management and change management methodologies


Feel free to forward this announcement via email or social media to friends, local gifted parent groups, educators, and other professionals who work with gifted children. Download a printable flyer (PDF)

If you know a legislator who would benefit from the groundbreaking information presented in the morning session, please contact us at info@nwgca.org. We have free seats for legislators and their aides for the morning session.

Hope to see you there!

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

Lunch and workbook included.

Educators: 6.5 clock hours are available at no additional cost.

Advance registration is strongly recommended. We expect high demand for this event, and 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.