Professional Development Programs
The Summa Professional Development approach emphasizes supporting inherent well-being and builds upon the strengths that are in each person. Summa’s programs have a long track record of improving each professional’s ability to successfully increase their students’ well-being, confidence, and academic excellence.
Our programs aid professionals to develop understanding, build skills, and interact with integrity while respecting diversity.
Professional development programs offered at Summa Institute include:
- Talks, Presentations, and Seminars: with a focus on positive relationships with children and their parents.
- Professional Development programs: Trust and Skill building programs for professionals that are challenging, insightful and fun.
- Ongoing Support: Summa Institute is interested in promoting competency and success. To this end, we provide follow-up support to our programs.
Some of our most popular presentations include:
- Strategies of Parent Education: Family is the crucible of the child’s well-being. Delivery, implementation, and approaches to parent education useful for schools, mentors, or health service professionals serving parents and children.
- Natural Learning Relationships: Consciousness of the developing child, optimal well-being, and education
- Brain Development and Natural Learning Relationships child development: How relationships affect the developing brain and access to well-being.
- Supporting Positive Development in Children: K-5 (ages 5 through 12 years)
- Supporting Well-being in Relationship with Adolescents and Teenagers (ages 13through 18)
- The Dance of Mutual Development between Adult and Child: How children affect adult development
- How Children Succeed: Conquering the Tyranny of Normal
- Children and Social Justice: The child’s perceptions and contributions
- Bullying: Causes, Prevention, and Solutions (includes all age children)
- Behavioral Dysfunction: Alternatives for Children Who Are Diagnosed with Chronic Behavioral Dysfunction (includes all age children) - Developmentally appropriate responses that support optimal well-being
- The Power of Project Based Learning: The exploration of real life questions and learning by doing.
- The Importance of Play in Education: the benefits of play to brain development, cognitive development, social skills, language skills, enhanced attention, emotional growth, and attuned relationships.
- Physicians and Children Patients: Building TRUST in the first 5 minutes of an office visit with children patients
- Healthy Boundaries with Children: Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries
- Divorce and Blending Families: Positive answers to a vexing challenge of our times
- Children, Their Families, and Bereavement: children’s changing perceptions of death and dealing with bereavement
- Using Child Development in Family and Educational settings: Learn to create environmental conditions that promote positive development and well-being in children
- Relationships with Parents in Education: Relationship with a student’s family is essential to student success. Teacher/family collaboration supports optimal development and academic success in a way that elevates the child’s highest potential.
For more information contact:
Josette Luvmour, PhD,
Family Development Director at Summa Academy
Professional Development at Summa Institute