Events

Navigating New Beginnings: Training New Counselors Afraid of Making Mistakes

American Camp Association National Conference | Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017Details

Today’s newest counselors are often grappling with a fear of failure and perfectionist culture that prevents them from taking healthy risks as an opportunity for growth and development. Noted author Ana Homayoun describes the root causes of the perfectionist culture, and how to use staff training and ongoing support to develop resilient leaders. She provides practical strategies to develop staff training that re-defines failure, promotes healthy risk taking, and addresses underlying anxiety.

What’s Your Social Media Camp Policy: Promoting a Safe Community Online and IRL

American Camp Association National Conference | Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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What is your camp’s social media policy? What can be posted and where? How do you address parent concerns, and parents who step over the line? What guidelines are in place for counselors? For campers? Noted author Ana Homayoun highlights the latest trends in social media, and provides strategies around developing an effective social media policy.

Keynote for Future Leaders Forum for Young Women: “Overcoming the Myth of the Perfect Girl”

Capital One | Richmond, VA
Saturday, March 18, 2017Details

In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurriculars, family life and social lives, as well as relationships online and IRL (in the real world), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please others. Ana Homayoun presents advice which empowers young women to discover what true success and happiness means to them, and how they can work to achieve their goals.

Faculty and Staff Training: Peninsula Bridge

Palo Alto, CA
May 10, 2017
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Ana Homayoun provides practical, approachable advice on how small shifts in perspective and behavior can make a big difference in helping both students and educators create organized lives. She will present ideas and strategies to build stronger organization, time management, and executive functioning skills among students, along with ways to promote overall wellness in the classroom and school community. Her strategies and techniques have saved teachers hundreds of hours in chasing down missed assignments and addressing stressed-out parents, whose children have poor grades because of organizational issues. This interactive presentation offers opportunities for faculty and staff to collaborate, and participants will leave with practical tools that they can almost immediately implement in their classroom and in their own lives. 

Faculty and Staff Training: Peninsula Bridge

Palo Alto, CA
August 30, 2017
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Ana Homayoun provides practical, approachable advice on how small shifts in perspective and behavior can make a big difference in helping both students and educators create organized lives. She will present ideas and strategies to build stronger organization, time management, and executive functioning skills among students, along with ways to promote overall wellness in the classroom and school community. Her strategies and techniques have saved teachers hundreds of hours in chasing down missed assignments and addressing stressed-out parents, whose children have poor grades because of organizational issues. This interactive presentation offers opportunities for faculty and staff to collaborate, and participants will leave with practical tools that they can almost immediately implement in their classroom and in their own lives. 

Keynote Speaker: Grant Halliburton Foundation Conference

Dallas, TX
September 20, 2017  | 11 AMDetails

Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”

Private Event | Atherton, CA
September 28, 2017  | 7 PMDetails

Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University

George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
October 11-14, 2017Details

Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

“Ana is a dynamic, engaging speaker who accurately portrays the challenges teens face in a 24/7 digital world.”

MARGARET MILLER

Dean of Students, St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA