ONWARD: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Teachers with Janet Baird

June 16 & 17, 2021

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Registration 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (8:00 AM) and Lunch Included

Hortonville High School

155 Warner Street, Hortonville, Wisconsin

About This Program:

This workshop begins by reflecting on your own emotional resilience, then exploring and practicing coaching strategies to do similar work with others. Coaches play a critical role in cultivating an educator's ability to manage stress and respond to adversity, and therefore, coaches can mediate the impact of burnout, including high turnover of teachers. To do this, coaches need a refined and specific skillset to understand emotions, know how and where to intervene in an emotional cycle, and build the capacity of another to manage their emotional experiences.

Participants Will:

  • Employ various approaches to respond to and manage the emotions of self and others
  • Understand the cycle of an emotion and the greatest points of intervention to build resilience
  • Know how to build the habits of a resilient educator and understand the dispositions that are strengthened by doing so
  • Identify moments where resilience can be cultivated and use a range of strategies to do so
  • Connect efforts to build resilience in adults to the task of creating equitable schools and transforming the experiences of children

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is relevant to anyone working who seeks a deeper understanding and wider skillset for responding to the emotional experiences of adults.

About our Presenter:

Janet Baird has been in education for over 20 years, teaching, coaching, and designing and facilitating professional development. She is a certified coach in the Art of Coaching and has been a certified yoga instructor for the past 15 years. Janet's work focuses on developing the content for the Onward website and facilitating the Onward workshops.


We have arranged for a spe­cial room rate at Home2 Suites in Little Chute, (920) 739-8440. Men­tion WASCD when booking.


8:30 –3:30 (Registration & breakfast starts at 8:00)

Pro­gram includes break­fast and lunch.

Registration Fees:

WASCD mem­bers:

1-4 district registrations: $299

5-10 district registrations: $249

11 + district registrations: $174


1-4 district registrations: $379

5-10 district registrations: $329

11 + district registrations: $199

Prices will increase after May 1, 2021

Register today


Con­tact WASCD (715) 453-2142 or office@wascd.org

Reg­is­tra­tion Terms: Reg­is­tra­tions will be invoiced one week before the event and are on a first-​come, first served basis only. Con­fir­ma­tions are e-​mailed approx­i­mately one week before the pro­gram. Please call the WASCD office before the pro­gram if you did not receive a con­fir­ma­tion to deter­mine your reg­is­tra­tion sta­tus.. There are no refunds, how­ever, there is no charge for substitutes.

On-​Site Reg­is­tra­tion: When space is avail­able, you may reg­is­ter on-​site for an addi­tional $25 fee. Can­cel­la­tion Pol­icy: WASCD reserves the right to move or can­cel meet­ings because of low reg­is­tra­tion. That is why it is impor­tant to reg­is­ter early. In the unlikely event of a can­cel­la­tion, all reg­is­trants will be noti­fied and will receive full refunds.

Spe­cial Needs: Please notify WASCD of any spe­cial needs when you register.