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2011 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute

3-Day Basic Training July 6-8, 2011
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. Space is limited, so register early!

5-Day Advance Training, July 6-8 and July 11-12, 2011
In addition to all of the offerings included in the 3-day training, 5-day training participants will take a more comprehensive look at how educational policy helps to shape positive school climates and cultures and more about how schools can best respond to the unique learning needs of vulnerable student populations.

3-Day Basic Training July 6-8, 2011

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

The theme of this year's PPI is "Learning and Social Emotional Supports for Vulnerable Students: Directions for the Nation."

The 2011 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute will feature a 3-day basic training for school psychologists and other national organization participants from Wednesday –Friday, July 6-8, 2011 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 11-12, 2011.  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.

Cost: $369 per person, including all materials (handouts and a CD-ROM of selected materials), a networking reception, selected meals, and $10 Metro ticket to enable transportation to/from Capitol Hill. Participants will earn NASP continuing professional development credit.

Registration: Register online for the 3-day training.
Register early! Space is limited.

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.