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Celebrate Support Staff Conference
June 13, 2023
Eureka High School

Join us at our annual conference designed to celebrate support staff! Choose from more than 20 breakout sessions to personalize your day of learning and connect with others who serve students behind the scenes.     

Conference content strands include Health and Wellness, Culture and Climate, and Technology and Job Skills with 60 or 90-minute sessions. Learn new skills you can apply to your personal and professional life and leave inspired knowing that you make a difference in the lives of students every day. 

Keynote Speaker Tim Bono will kick-off the conference and share simple research-based strategies that can be incorporated into our lives to become just a little happier every day.   


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Dr. Tim Bono 

Dr. Tim Bono is a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis where his teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development. His work has been featured in a number of national media outlets including NBC News, CNN, Fast Company and the Associated Press. Over the last decade, thousands of students have taken his popular courses on the Psychology of Young Adulthood and the Science of Happiness. He summarizes the research from those courses, along with how his students have put that information into practice in their own lives, in his recent book, Happiness 101: Simple Secrets to Smart Living & Well-Being. 

The Science of Happiness (Keynote Session)
What makes people happy and how can we increase happiness in our lives? Gain insight into the good life and strategies for life satisfaction based on research in Positive Psychology, featuring some of Dr. Tim Bono’s favorite studies from his WashU course on the Science of Happiness. We’ll dispel some of the myths around the nature of happiness and its pursuit, and delve into the behaviors and mindsets that contribute to sustainable happiness in our day-to-day lives.

Emotional Intelligence (Breakout Session)
Our emotions can lead us on a roller coaster of feeling good, feeling anxious, feeling indifferent—and everything in between. Learn research-based strategies for harnessing the potential of the good and minimizing the impact of the negative. Bringing such emotional intelligence to our daily lives can strengthen both the quality of our work as well as the quality of relationships with others.