(ONLINE) Building the Heart of Successful Schools (BHSS) Conference

#277 - Building the Heart of Successful Schools

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 12/2/2020 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 12/2/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: ONLINE
Facility: Zoom
12/2/2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM VIRTUAL PRECONFERENCE
12/3/2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
12/4/2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Building the Heart of Successful Schools - VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Preconference - December 2, 2020
Conference - December 3 & 4, 2020

*All sessions and keynote speakers will be ONLINE*


Preconferences - December 2, 2020

  • SEL Training of Trainers
  • Facing Anxiety: Strategies to Successfully Understand, Engage and Support Students with Anxiety and their Families (*half day training) - Flyer attached
  • PREPaRE: Day 1 Flyer attached

Pre-conference registration ($50.00) includes: 

  • access to participate in the live session on December 2
  • access to the session recording


Conference Keynote Speakers

  • "Cracked Not Broken-The Kevin Hines Story" Kevin Hines, author, documentary filmmaker
  • "Navigating Amidst Overwhelming Times" Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute

Sectional Topics
Select sectionals will be available to view *LIVE* on the days of the conference, and others will be pre-recorded and available to view on your own at any time.

  • Preventing ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs)
  • Mental Health
  • Creating a Positive School Climate
  • Health, School Safety and Violence Prevention
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • and more

Conference registration ($125.00) includes:

  •  access to participate in the live keynote and sectional sessions on December 3 & 4
  • access to session recordings and additional pre-recorded presentations that you can view at any time in the next year*. 
    • *December 4 Keynote featuring Laura van dernoot Lipsky will be available for limited playback through December 7.

Register today:


Preconference sessions are $50.00 (optional, but select only one if you're attending)
Conference registration is $125.00

Additional details and the conference brochure will be available soon.

To keep the health and safety of all conference participants a priority the planning committee has decided to shift the 2020 Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference to an *all virtual* event, December 2-4, 2020.  Registration cancellations and refund requests will be honored with flexibility.

For 20 years the Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference has been a place for Wisconsin educators to gather and learn
alongside their colleagues.  We know powerful ideas and strategies will be shared at the 2020 conference and we look forward to learning alongside you *virtually* at the 2020 BHSS Conference, and seeing you in-person again in the future! 

—The BHSS Conference Planning Committee

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event, unless otherwise stated in the event details. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Dietary Restrictions: CESA #4 will make every attempt to accommodate dietary restrictrions as noted in a user's MyQuickReg profile; however, we encourage anyone with a dietary restriction or preference to bring food items in case the event menu cannot fully accommodate. Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Additional Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.