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Creating Ethical Student Leaders: Confronting Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice

Monday, March 1, 2010
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Often when kids assume positions of official leadership in their school or youth group, they are surprised and unprepared for the challenges they will face at the hands of their peers. In this presentation, author and educator Rosalind Wiseman presents an overview of her work and demonstrates how cliques, bullying and social hierarchies among children can be placed in a larger context of social justice and ethical leadership. She explores the hidden obstacles teens face in positions of leadership, as in the following examples:

  • What does it mean to be a leader when your leadership is challenged?
  • What can you do when your peers expect you will do the work but not demand credit?
  • What does it mean to “snitch” and how can we transform the idea of what snitching is all about?

Drawing from her Owning Up™ Curriculum and New York Times best-selling book Queen Bees and Wannabes, Wiseman helps strengthen participants’ skills to foster positive leadership among their students. Educators will learn concrete strategies for responding effectively to perpetrators, targets, and bystanders of kids’ social conflicts, and how to apply them to their individual teaching experiences. Wiseman empowers teachers and other professionals who work with youth to create a climate of safety, respect, and dignity so every participant leaves with positive ways to impact their communities.

Rosalind Wiseman is the New York Times best-selling author of Queen Bees & Wannabes. That iconic book, which was the basis for the movie Mean Girls, will re-release in an all new edition in October 2009. Wiseman's first young adult novel, Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials will be released in January 2010. Wiseman is also the author of Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads that explores social competition among parents. Rosalind Wiseman speaks to tens of thousands of students, parents, and educators each year in schools, organizations and corporations where her workshops focus on negotiating conflicts in ways that treat oneself and others with dignity. She makes frequent appearances in the national media to discuss issues of bullying and relational aggression, and is a monthly advice columnist for Family Circle magazine. Stay connected with Rosalind's latest blogs, videos, resources, and presentation schedule on

The workshop will take place at the Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St. in Chicago, IL

Click here for directions and parking information for the Hotel Allegro.

Hotel Reservations - ** New updated rate of $119/night
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hotel Allegro
for the night of Sunday, February 28th at an updated rate of $119/night plus tax (single or double occupancy). To make a reservation call 1-800-643-1500 and use Group Code: "ISACS Leaders" Special discounted room rates are available until Monday, February 8, 2010.

Registration Fee
  • $285 Member Fee
  • $335 Non Member Fee
  • 10% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Workshop includes lunch

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $285     Non-member Cost: $335


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