"From the moment I walked into the venue, I could feel the energy and positive buzz. This was one of the best gatherings of educators and community leaders I have attended. Everyone there was whole-heartedly invested in creating a positive space for kids to learn. I am really looking forward to attending the next one!"

Ed Cervone

Executive Director, Educate Maine

"These CPI people are hearts-on-legs! I attended their first conference and, from there, I was hooked! I will never miss The Maine Event!!"

Karen Williams

National Speaker/Trainer, Neuroscience and Education / Juvenile Justice

" This was a fantastic and eclectic professional development program for my staff! The overall message about positive school culture and the effective interventions were just what we needed to energize us and focus our efforts heading into the new school year. I highly recommend that a school send its entire leadership team in the summer before they develop their goals for the upcoming year." 

Joshua Ottow

2015 Maine Assistant Principal of the Year

"Moving us to tears and to laughter, frequently in the same session, the presenters modeled the profound impact that connections between school adults and children can make. It was simply my favorite conference of the decade!  CPI reminds us all about why we do this work,  in both inspiring us and in providing practical take-aways!"

Jodi McGuire,

Director of Instructional Support, Yarmouth School Department

 

RECENT Professional Development Offerings:

The Restorative Mindset:   Course at South Portland School Department ...

Participants engaged in a weekly course, designed to support deep understandings around student behavior and our responses as educators and school leaders. Practical, evidence-based strategies were provided in the context of both the underlying research and pragmatic experiences of educators in the field.

The State-Wide Trauma-Informed Practices Workshop Series

The CPI team traveled across the state to provide a monthly professional development workshop to widely share evidence-based and emerging best practices for supporting all youth, and particularly those youth who have experienced significant trauma and/or challenges.

 

Man and woman in chairs listening to lecture

 

KIND WORDS FROM ATTENDEES

Ed Cervone“From the minute I walked into the venue, I could feel the energy and positive buzz. This was one of the best gatherings of educators and community leaders I have attended. Everyone there was whole-heartedly invested in creating a positive space for kids to learn. I am really looking forward to attending the next one.”
Ed Cervone, Executive Director of Educate Maine

Jodi McGuire“The conference focused distinctly and wholly on the foundational principle of what must, unquestionably, be present before students of all ages can learn: Relationships.
Moving us to tears and laughter, frequently in the same session, the presenters modeled the profound impact that connections between school adults and students can make. It was simply my favorite conference of the decade…reminding us all about why we do this work, in both inspiring and full of practical take-aways!”
Jodi McGuire, Director of Instructional Support, Yarmouth, Maine Schools

Joshua Ottow“The MAINE Event was a fantastic and eclectic professional development program for me and my staff. The overall message about positive school culture and effective interventions was just what we needed to energize us and focus our efforts heading in to the new school year. The keynote and break out presenters were top-notch and represented the eminent thinkers from educational leadership nationwide. I highly recommend that a school send its entire leadership team in the summer before they develop their goals for the upcoming school year.”
Joshua Ottow, 2015 Maine Assistant Principal of the Year

“This conference is a phenomenal experience with a myriad of resources available to everyone.  Every educator should take the opportunity to attend this conference.”
Stephen Avery, Teacher, SAD 6

“This conference is so important in helping people understand how to better reach kids. I learned many strategies here and I’m so glad that I was able to bring my entire staff! We all thought the conference was amazing.”
Charity Williams, Teaching Principal, Princeton Elementary School

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