Educator on Ethical Leadership & Parenting, Founder of Cultures of Dignity & Social Media Expert
From where we learn to where we work, Rosalind Wiseman fosters civil dialogue and inspires communities to build strength, courage, and purpose. She is the founder of Cultures of Dignity; an organization that shifts the way communities think about our physical and emotional wellbeing by working in close partnership with the experts of those communities--young people, educators, policy makers, and business and political leaders. In May 2022, Rosalind and co-author Shanterra McBride will publish Courageous Discomfort: How to have Brave, Life Changing Conversations about Race and Racism by Chronicle Books. Read More >
Masterminds and Wingmen: How to Talk To Your Teenage Boys About Bullying
The Media's Impact on Boys and Girls Growing Up
You Raise Your Kids, I Teach Them French
Your Kids and Bullying
This presentation is a call to action to create communities where young people thrive. From young people’s friendships, anxiety, social media use, conflicts with friends and family, and the constant pressure to “keep up,” we will share how to best connect with young people; especially when they need us most. As young people navigate a constantly changing educational environment, we know a few things are certain, supportive relationships and social skills are critical to their emotional well-being. But these skills are not “soft skills;” they are essential for young people to engage in education, manage emotions and become responsible and positive members of families and community. Read More >
This presentation will:
• Define the difference between dignity and respect and their impact on communicating with young people
• Establish foundational principles in alignment with community and family values
• Help guide children and students as they navigate their friendships online
• Provide a deeper understanding of the role and purpose of emotions
• Strengthen communication between adults and young people to avoid breakdowns and power struggles
• Share concrete skills to increase adults’ ability to support the emotional well-being of young people
This talk can be adjusted for remote learning, hybrid, or in-person. This talk can be adjusted for an audience of parents, educators, youth advocates, or other community needs.
One of the most crucial skills we can model for the young people is emotional intelligence. However, many of us were not explicitly taught emotional regulation skills and often feel like we are at the mercy of the emotions swirling throughout our homes. This feeling has been dramatically amplified by the pandemic, from our youngest household members to parents. Read More >
This presentation will provide:
• An informative, user-friendly summary of the most helpful aspects of the science behind emotions
• Specific skills to understand and manage emotional dysregulation, anxiety, emotional hijacking and anger
• Tips on depersonalizing and normalizing emotion management to support the health of your family Read Less ^
How do you talk to young people about social media? How do you understand its grip on your community? How does it influence young people’s self-esteem, friendships, identity and conflicts with other people? This presentation will bring the newest insights and research on social media’s impact on emotional health, well-being, and culture. Read More >
We will highlight why adult efforts to communicate with young people about social media can be so challenging and provide participants with effective alternatives so young people don’t shut down and disengage. Talking with young people about technology and social media can be a unique opportunity to better understand and provide support that works best for them.
During this presentation will provide:
• Strategies to understand their experiences on social media and support young people’s digital wellbeing
• How to talk to young people about the media literacy, misinformation, and civic engagement online
• Best practices for setting agreements and routines around technology
• How to manage our own digital use and role model thoughtful technology use Read Less ^
How do we make an inclusive community where everyone feels a sense of belonging? How can we have honest conversations about discrimination and bigotry that brings us closer as a community? How do we integrate the principles of dignity with anti-racist work? While this topic for many can be uncomfortable, it is efforts like these that build our capacity to be a place of dignity for all. Read More >
Increased knowledge and skills to support a school or community’s efforts to promote diversity and equity by covering the following topics: Read Less ^
How do we build an inclusive workplace where people can thrive and feel a sense of belonging? How can we have honest conversations about bias and discrimination that bring us closer as a community and enable us to work together with a foundation of dignity? How do we integrate the principles of dignity with diversity and equity efforts? While these topics can be uncomfortable or polarizing, building our capacity to manage them is essential to our ability to work together. Read More >
This presentation will focus on the following content areas and skills:
• How to manage emotions amidst contentious interactions
• How to support anti-racist work when you have little education or experience in having these conversations
• How to recognize the difference between a curious question and a question that reinforces bias and intensifies conflict in interactions
• How to identify when conversations/interactions are derailed
• How to get conversations/interactions back on track
• How to transform moments of discomfort and conflict into interactions where all feel heard and valued Read Less ^
"Your impressive remarks and nuggets of wisdom were laced with gentle humor...in other words, you were awesome and gained many new followers and fans! I want to thank you for sharing your expertise in adolescent culture that can be so confusing and challenging to parents and educators...the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. Again, I thank you for a most memorable evening!"
"Rosalind’s presentation was a huge success! She really is a masterful speaker and really connected with our audience. I was there in the front row the whole time and I was enthralled. I really appreciated how she took the time to know our membership and tailor her remarks specifically to them.
We sold out of her books and she took time after her session to sign every one and engage with our members.
Thank you for making her appearance happen – she really helped make our event special."
"Rosalind was amazing, and her keynote/concurrent sessions were certainly highlights of our convention. We have heard that so many of the educators and parents in attendance found her information relevant and extremely applicable. Not only that, but she was very willing to spend time with our attendees one-on-one to provide insight and feedback to their personal questions and was so fun to work with onsite. I really can’t say enough positive things about our experience with her. Many thanks for your help throughout our convention preparations!"
"It was really a privilege and an honor to meet you. It was an awesome day today, truly, and you were the one who made it magic. Thanks for your wisdom and good humor. Hope you had as much fun as we did."
"What Rosalind Wiseman shared was very beneficial to those in the audience. The content was relevant and she was able to effectively engage teachers ranging from pre-kindergarten to those teaching AP high school courses. We had additional professional development planned for staff around bullying prevention and Ms. Wiseman’s presentation was clearly aligned with our work to help students and families feel comfortable and safe in our schools. Bottom line: her presentation resonated with all staff and she did a great job sharing the information in an engaging and relevant manner. I heard only positive feedback about her presentations. Thank you!"
"The presentation far exceeded any reasonable expectations. There were 1300 kids or so and you commanded the room with power, expertise, authenticity, and intimacy—no mean feat. I spent the latter part of the week asking kids what they thought of your presentation. As expected, universally positive. The key, as it is the key to effective 21st century education as a whole, is your no-nonsense authenticity. The most common comment was individual kids thinking you were talking directly to them. You were able to establish a measure of intimacy. The concern, which you went to great lengths to point out at the faculty session, is that messages are effective when delivered faithfully over a long time period. A single banner, slogan, or even assembly doth not a culture of dignity make. We shall do our best to incorporate your messages into daily academic life—and our own. Keep up the good work…you are making a difference."
"The Rosalind Wiseman event in Gainesville was a success. We had over 100 guests in attendance for our community event and when you figure that our town only has a population of about 700, that's a really good turnout! The teacher in-service the next day was very well received. I think the teachers really enjoyed the small group discussions and I know for a fact that our school administrators are making efforts to incorporate Rosalind's message into our school climate. We are actually in the process of redoing our front lobby as we speak."
"It was wonderful. Rosalind was compelling and profound….and so easy to deal with. The feedback from participants was uniformly positive. Parents really appreciated her clarity and concrete strategies. And the professional audience understood that she really knows schools and kids and was able to offer teachers and administrators real answers to their issues and questions. It was an honor and privilege to work with her and learn from her. Please extend our thanks to her."
"EVERYONE had nothing but GREAT things to say about Rosalind’s workshops. They only wish they could have stayed longer!! Each of us who had staff there or overheard others talking only had positives to say about her as well. We were impressed with the “take-aways” she gave to the youth workers in the audience and her frankness. We are glad we invited her to come! Thank you for all you did to help facilitate this and hopefully we can work together in the future."
"We were so pleased with Rosalind’s presentations and the positive feedback we received from attendees. She was interviewed by Channel 13 news in Orlando and was fabulous. She was an excellent speaker and also took time with people to offer suggestions and helpful advice."
"Rosalind was wonderful! She was friendly, easy to work with, personable, and flexible. She connected with us ahead of time, talked with us about our needs, and followed through on everything. This was really refreshing. Our survey results from the conference were positive in regard to her keynote. We enjoyed having her at the conference. Thank you so much."
"We had a very successful event yesterday and Rosalind was an integral part of making that happen. She was wonderful, rolled with the punches, and made everyone feel welcomed. From everything I heard and saw, she was a Rockstar!"
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