Dr. Gordon Neufeld
Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld appears regularly on radio and television. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.
An evening public lecture will take place on:Thursday November 24, 2016 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
at the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre, located in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre at King's University College, 266 Epworth Ave, London, ON N6A 2M3
Helping Children Flourish
(For parents, educators and anyone who participates in the care of children)
We all want our children and students to thrive - to become all they were meant to be. But how is this to be accomplished? What conditions are required for optimal functioning? What experiences are essential to the unfolding of human potential?
Dr. Neufeld will put the pieces together to reveal rather surprising answers to this quintessential question of human development. A consciousness of the irreducible needs of children is a much needed antidote to a society that has become outcome driven and a culture that has lost its intuitive wisdom.
A morning workshop will follow this on:
Friday November 25, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00)
at London Waldorf School, 7 Beaufort Street, London, Ontario, N6G 1A5
Relationship Matters: Harnessing the Power of Attachment
(Professional development for teachers, early childhood educators, and anyone who works with children)
Teaching doesn’t always result in learning and this discrepancy seems to be widening. This, despite the fact that students have never been smarter, teachers have never been better trained, our curriculum has never been more honed, and our technology has never been so advanced. The reason is as simple as it is profound. The most important link in learning - the connection between the student and the teacher - is not sufficiently supported in today’s society. Dr. Neufeld explains how attachment facilitates learning and presents a working model of attachment that is relevant for students of all ages. Included in his presentation will be strategies for cultivating a context of connection, both with individual students and in the classroom at large.
*workshop registration includes breakfast