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November 2016 – July 2017
Character All Star Webinar Series
From November to July, we are going to have veteran speakers expand our 2016 conference experience one day a month for a school year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

You will receive access to all of these webinars including: Clifton Taulbert, Amy Johnston, Phil Brown, Joe Beckman (The Happy Caveman), Marvin Berkowitz, Michele Borba, Mark Liston and others. Together we will explore such topics as fundamental principles of character education, positive discipline, the importance of adult culture and some inspiration to keep you excited about the work. Series price: $449
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Oct. 20-21, 2017 | Crystal Gateway Marriott | Arlington, VA
The 2017 National Forum on Character Education
The National Forum on Character Education is the largest conference bringing together practitioners and experts to share best practices on developing character in young people. This year’s theme is “Character: The Missing Peace.” Stay tuned for more information.


Related Events

April 25 | 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | Roseville, MN
Fostering Students’ Self-Motivation
Join us for a half-day workshop on fostering students’ self-motivation. Speaker Tamra Nast will explore intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, school and classroom culture, discipline that fosters students’ self-motivation, building a climate of trust and respect, providing a sense of autonomy, developing students’ social and emotional competencies, and student recognition. Student input will be shared from sessions held earlier in the day. Participants will leave the workshop with practical steps and strategies to use in the classroom and school. Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center. Download flyer >>     Registration >> 

June 19-23, 2017  9:00 am to 4:00 pm | University of Missouri St. Louis
Summer Institute in Character Education (SICE)
The SICE, led by Dr. Marvin Berkowitz and Dr. Amy Johnston, is designed for school character education leadership teams to learn about character education, as well as for team-building and action planning for the upcoming school year. Send inquiries to Beatrice Shivers at shiversb@umsl.edu with the subject line “Summer Institute.” Register now >>

June 22-23, 2017 | San Diego, CA
21st Annual Character Matters Conference, Building Character in Homes, Schools, & Classrooms.
Students need intentional practice to build their character skills and habits so that they learn effective and productive ways of flourishing in this global and digital society.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Character Development Center, University of San Diego. Learn more >>

September 27-29
CharacterPlus – Character In Action Conference.
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November 2-4, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
43rd Annual Association for Moral Education Conference
Dr. Frans de Waal, known for his work on behavior and social intelligence of primates will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Wolfgang Althof, the CCC Co-Director, and Dr. Stephen Sherblom (Associate Professor, Lindenwood University) are conference chairs. The theme will be “Evolving Ethics: Moral Education and the Struggle for Democracy.” Hotel reservations at The Chase Park Plaza (conference site) can be made now. Registration and proposal submissions will open in February. See more at the conference website.