(WI Dells) Building the Heart of Successful Schools (BHSS) Conference

#277 - Building the Heart of Successful Schools

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Last Date to Register: 11/27/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge - Wilderness Resort
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Facility: Conference Center
12/2/2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM PRECONFERENCE
12/3/2020 07:45 AM - 03:00 PM CONFERENCE
12/4/2020 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM CONFERENCE & LIVESTREAM

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

Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness Resert, Wisconsin Dells, WI


Preconferences - December 2, 2020

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

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

  • 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

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Additional details and the conference brochure will be available soon


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. The situation we are in with COVID-19 will result in some changes at the conference, but we are hopeful
that our 2020 conference (and 20 year conference anniversary!) can be celebrated with you in-person.

To keep the health and safety of all conference participants a priority the planning committee will work with the venue to closely monitor official guidance from health authorities and local governments in regards to in-person gatherings. Alternative virtual conference plans are being explored for the same dates (December 3 & 4, 2020), and the planning committee will announce by October 1, 2020 whether the in-person or virtual conference will be held. Registration cancellations and refund requests will be honored with flexibility.

We know powerful ideas and strategies will be shared at the 2020 conference, and we can’t wait to connect with you there!

—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.