In addition to the events below, in the spring of 2021, Tom is teaching two graduate courses by Zoom for UMSL, School Culture (Educ 6705) and Leaders Cultivating Virtues (Educ 7610), co-taught with Dr. Mindy Bier. In April, Tom will serve as a committee member for doctoral defense presentations by five UMSL students for their EdD in educational leadership. Tom continues to work on his next book, The Principal As CEO: Chief Empathy Officer.

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2021

Talk about leadership, opening schools in the fall, and social-emotional learning

Zoom Town Hall with ISACS Executive Director Mary Menacho

May 31, 2021

Presenting The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs

The Principals Academy of Singapore

Virtual

June 1, 2021

Talk about leadership and empathy fatigue

The Principals Academy of Singapore

Virtual

June 23, 2021

Presenting "SEL: Building Moral and Performance Character in a Time of Uncertainty"

ASCD Annual Conference

Virtual

Past Events

April 26, 2021

Presenting The Formative Five

The faculty of the Roosevelt School in Council Bluffs, IA

Virtual

April 21, 2021

Tom will be presenting “The Principal As CEO: Chief Empathy Officer”

ASCD Empowered Principal Symposium

Virtual

April 20, 2021

Tom will talk with podcast host Lisa Cypers Kamen

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

April 9, 2021

Presenting "Empathy Fatigue is Contagious"

The Principals Academy of Singapore

Virtual

April 1, 2021

Presenting The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs

The Principals Academy of Singapore

Virtual

March 30, 2021

Presenting Follow-up on The Formative Five

Sunset School Faculty

Virtual

Archived Past Events

January 29, 2021

Presenting "Lessons from A Half Century of Reflections"

The Principals Academy of Singapore

Virtual

January 20, 2021

Social Emotional Learning In A Remote Learning World

NASSAU TRACT Teachers Center

Virtual

January 14, 2021

Presenting "The Formative Five: Preparation for Life"

Colorado Academy Parents

Virtual

December 15, 2020

Presenting Follow-up on The Formative Five

The Sunrise School in Desoto, MO

Virtual

December 9, 2020

Presenting SEL in a Remote Learning World

Nassau TRACT Teacher Center

Virtual

December 1, 2020

Presenting "Empathy Fatigue"

The Principals of the Lawrence, NY School District

Virtual

November 24, 2020

Presenting a Preview of Spring Presentations

The Principals Academy of Singapore

Virtual

November 19, 2020

Presenting The Formative Five

Eastern Suffolk BOCES (NY)

Virtual

November 17, 2020

Presenting The Formative Five

The Sunrise School in Desoto, MO

Virtual

October 21, 2020

Presenting The Formative Five

Zooming with the Slavens School (CO) PTA

Virtual

October 20, 2020

Multiple Intelligences Discussion

Zooming with a Stanford University graduate class

Virtual

October 16, 2020

Empathy Fatigue

Zooming with the faculty of Clara Barton School (WA)

Virtual

September 18, 2020

Psychology Is Presentation on multiple intelligences

Nick Fortino Interview

Watch on YouTube

September 15, 2020

Presenting The Formative Five

Zooming with Epstein Hebrew Academy (MO)

Virtual

February 17, 2020

Presenting The Formative Five and School Culture

Associated Talmud Torahs Conference

Skokie, IL

February 9, 2020

Presenting The Formative Five and School Culture

Yachad and Association of Jewish Day Schools Conference

Coconut Creek, FL

January 11, 2020

Presenting Multiple Intelligences (MI)

St. Louis Regional Arts Commission

St. Louis, MO

November 21, 2019

Presenting The Formative Five and School Culture

Nassau TRACT Teachers Center

Long Island, NY

November 6, 2019

Presenting The Formative Five to staff and parents

Ella Baker Elementary

Redmond, WA

October 18, 2019

Presenting Beyond Test Scores: Preparation for Life

Missouri Charter Schools Conference

Kansas City, MO

August 28, 2019

Presenting The Formative Five

Principals of Multiple Schools

Auckland, NZ

August 2, 2019

Presenting Leadership Is A Verb

TAIS New and Emerging Leaders

Nashville, TN

June 27, 2019

Presenting No Leapfrogging Allowed! Engaging Everyone in SEL

ASCD Teaching and Learning Conference

Orlando, FL

June 17, 2019

Facilitator

ISACS New Heads Network

St. Louis, MO

June 11, 2019

Presenting The Formative Five

The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)

Montgomery, AL

June 5, 2019

Presenting The Formative Five and School Culture

The Consortium of Jewish Day Schools

New York, NY

June 4, 2019

Presenting The Formative Five

St. John's Lutheran School

St. Louis, MO

March 18, 2019

Presenting SEL: Fostering the Formative Five Through School Culture

ASCD Annual Conference

Chicago, IL

January 30, 2019

Working with Network Members

2019 ISACS Heads Conference

Chicago, IL

December 6, 2018

SEL: The Formative Five (Day Two)

Board of Cooperative Educational Services

Yorktown Heights, NY

November 7, 2018

SEL: The Formative Five (Day One)

Board of Cooperative Educational Services

Yorktown Heights, NY

September 17, 2018

Leading the Initial Session

2017-18 ISACS New Heads Network

Chicago, IL

August 14, 2018

Presenting "Closing the Circle with Students’ Parents: Roles & Communication"

Gilmore Academy

Cleveland, OH

August 3, 2018

Presenting "Leadership Is A Verb"

TAIS New and Emerging Leaders

Nashville, TN

June 13, 2018

Presenting Trustees in the Trenches: The Five C’s

St. Louis’ Independent Schools New Board Members (sponsored by ISSL)

St. Louis, MO

June 11, 2018

Leading the Final Meeting

2017-18 ISACS New Heads Network

St. Louis, MO

May 31, 2018

Presenting The Formative Five

Special School District’s 2018 Planning and Summer Development Institute

St. Louis, MO

May 27, 2018

Podcast discussing "The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Schools"

St. Louis Educators for Social Justice

March 25, 2018

Presenting The Formative Five and School Culture

ASCD Annual Conference

Boston, MA

March 24, 2018

Panel Participant, "MI After 35 Years"

ASCD Annual Conference

Boston, MA

February 19, 2018

Presenting The Formative Five

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School

St. Louis, MO

February 11, 2018

Presenting The Formative Five

Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, "Family Matters" Series

St. Louis, MO

February 7, 2018

Classroom Visit, Faculty Meeting, Parent Presentation about work with The Formative Five

Grace-St. Luke’s School

Memphis, TN

February 4, 2018

Presenting The Formative Five

Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, "Family Matters" Series

St. Louis, MO

February 2, 2018

Presenting The Formative Five

UMSL Grand Seminar

St. Louis, MO

February 1, 2018

On-line Asynchronous Book Talk

Voxer

January 31, 2018

Presenting The Formative Five

Timberlane Regional School District

Manchester, NH

January 24, 2018

Discussion with New Heads of Schools and Their Mentors

ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) Heads Conference

Chicago, IL

October 6, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

MENA Teacher Summit Global Conference

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

August 21, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Yavneh Academy

Los Angeles, CA

August 15, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Summer Academy, Council Bluffs Community Schools

Council Bluffs, IA

August 10, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Rockwood School District Early Childhood Educators

St. Louis, MO

August 9, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Visitation Academy

St. Louis, MO

August 4, 2017

TAIS Emerging New Leaders

Leadership Is A Verb

Nashville, TN

June 20, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

True Colors of Character Annual Conference

Milwaukee, WI

June 15, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Rockwood School District

St. Louis, MO

June 12, 2017

Leading & Facilitating Meetings

ISACS New Heads Network

St. Louis, MO

June 6, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Cypress-Fairbanks School District Leadership School Conference

Houston, TX

May 5, 2017

"Lunch and Learn" Podcast on The Formative Five

Kurtz Psychology Consulting

April 27, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Rockwood School District

St. Louis, MO

March 30, 2017

Presenting Fostering Grit and The Formative Five

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Organizations

Dublin, OH

March 26, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

ASCD Annual Conference

Anaheim, CA

March 10, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Lower School Faculty, Visitation Academy

St. Louis, MO

March 7, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Learning and the Brain Conference

Arlington, VA

February 14, 2017

Presenting "Leading from the Middle"

Administrators at the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools

Memphis, TN

February 7, 2017

Presenting The Formative Five

Podcast with TL Talk Radio

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