Welcome & Opening Keynote: The Power of One Caring Adult

August 10, 2023    9AM  -  10:30AM

Josh Shipp was a foster kid, class clown, a trouble maker. He was written off, kicked out, and every adult’s worst nightmare. Until one caring adult changed everything. In his trademark playful yet authoritative style, Josh delivers practical ways that your audience can make a difference in a kid’s life.
As a foster kid, class clown, and troublemaker, Josh knows what it’s like to be left out and left behind by almost everyone. And yet, thanks to just one caring adult, he turned his life around and learned to thrive. Equal parts empathy, instruction, and inspiration, this unforgettable talk will move your audience to action.

Learning Objectives:

1. OWNERSHIP: Help kids take ownership when they inevitably mess up

2. COMMUNICATION: Improve communication (on both sides) without nagging

3. TRUST: How to gain (or regain) the trust of even the most skeptical or oppositional kids

4. CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS: Get the kids you care about to open up to you even about difficult or awkward topics

Session Category :  2023 Sessions  Advanced  Beginner  Intermediate