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2014 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI) Supporting Student Resilience in the Family, School, and Community: Policy and Practice Directions for the Nation

The George Washington (GW) University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the National Association of School Psychologists will partner again this year to offer a federal public policy institute.

This interactive training will offer presentations by national leaders working in federal education and human service offices, Congress, research institutions, professional associations, and student development organizations. Interested participants may include graduate students, school psychologists, school counselors, teachers, principals, and others committed to promoting resilient successful students.


July 16–18, 21–22, 2014


George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs Building, Room 310
805 21st St NW, Washington, DC


The 2014 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI) is being offered as a 3-day basic training and a 5-day advanced training.

3-Day Basic Training
July 16–18, 2014

The 3-day basic training will focus on building the foundational knowledge of grassroots advocacy and federal education policy.

5-Day Advanced Training
July 16–18, 21–22, 2014

In addition to all of the offerings included in the 3-day training, 5-day training participants will explore the conference theme in greater depth by examining how administrative policy impacts student resilience and school climates.

Participants will:

  • Learn about how public policies are made and the changing federal role in education.
  • Examine how student resilience can be supported in policy and practice.
  • Understand how IDEA, ESEA/NCLB, emerging national policies, and current federal legislation promote student success.
  • Learn how to develop grassroots advocacy campaigns to effectively influence legislation, administrative policy, and professional practices.
  • Engage with national leaders and experience firsthand how legislation is created and advanced on Capitol Hill.
  • Examine how school administrators, teachers, counselors, school psychologists and other stakeholders can more effectively collaborate to provide comprehensive student learning supports

Watch past participants of the GW/NASP Public Policy Institute describe their experience in Washington, DC and the impact the Institute has had on their careers.

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NASP leadership involvement in the PPI or school psychologists’ participation:

Registration questions for the 5-day Advanced PPI for GW Graduate Semester Credit: