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2010 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute

3 Day Basic Training July 7-9, 2010
5-Day Advance Training, July 7-9 and July 12-13, 2010
PREPaRE Workshop 1 and Training of Trainers 1, July 10, 2010

George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs Building, Room 310|Washington, DC

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the George Washington University (GW) Graduate School in Education and Human Development (GSEHD) will co-host an annual federal public policy institute in Washington, DC starting in the summer of 2010.  This agreement posed an incredible opportunity for NASP members, as GW is consistently ranked among the top 20 graduate programs in educational public policy. Space is limited, so register early!

The theme of this year’s PPI is "Safe and Healthy Environments for Educating the Whole Child."  The 2010 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute will feature a 3-day basic training for school psychologists and other national organization participants from Wednesday –Friday, July 7-9, 2010 on GW campus in Washington, DC.  GW graduate students and any other participants taking the institute for graduate semester credit will engage in a 5-day experience that continues on Monday-Tuesday, July 12-13, 2010.  The 3-day basic training will focus on building the foundational knowledge of grassroots advocacy and federal education law while the 5-day experience will look more closely at the development of administrative policy and procedure and their impact on students and school organizational systems. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process through a Capitol Hill experience visiting their elected officials and observing Congress in action.

Registration includes all materials,  an evening networking reception, a $10 metro pass to enable participants to participate in the Capitol Hill experience, and selected meals (breakfast and lunch daily with the exception of July 9 lunch on your own.)

For school psychology state associations, a limited number of registration scholarships will be available to assist associations in building grassroots advocacy capacity. These are need based scholarships and will be rewarded in the form of tuition reimbursement only. Please click on the link below for more information.

To learn more about the content and registration process for the 3-day basic training and the 5-day experience please read our printable brochure below.  

PREPaRE Workshop 1 and Workshop 1 ToT Training

Combine your PPI training with PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention workshops, Saturday July 14, 2010. Take Workshop 1—Prevention and Preparedness: The Comprehensive School Crisis Team, Workshop 1 Training of Trainers (ToT 1), or both. Further information and registration are available here.

For More Information

Contact one of the following NASP leaders or staff:

Contact one of the following GW leaders for information on registering for the PPI for GW Graduate Semester Credit: