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2020 MESCA Conference

“Avenues to Hope”

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Ross Greene
Lisa Koenecke

October 29-30, 2020

Conference Fee
(includes membership)

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Care packages will be mailed to the first 150 registrants.


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Dr. Ross Greene

Dr. Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the originator of the innovative, evidence-based approach called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. He also developed and executive produced the award-winning documentary film The Kids We Lose, released in 2018.

Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and founded the non-profit Lives in the Balance in 2009. He is also adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Greene has worked with several thousand behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers, and he and his colleagues have overseen implementation and evaluation of the CPS model in hundreds of schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, with dramatic effect: significant reductions in  recidivism, discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, and use of restraint and seclusion. Dr. Greene lectures throughout the world and lives in Portland, Maine.

Lisa Koenecke

Lisa Koenecke

As an experienced and energetic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) professional speaker and facilitator, Lisa specializes in counteracting unconscious bias and LGBTQ+ inclusion in business. Her impact is amplified through strengthening each person’s allyship. With a demonstrated history of working in secondary education and a passion toward community and social services, she is an expert in counseling, crisis intervention, educational leadership, and program development.

Have you ever wondered what to do when you hear a racist or homophobic comment? Lisa will take you on a journey from being a small “a” ally to becoming a capital “A” Ally. Through her TEDx Talk, “Allies Save Lives,” and her best selling book, “Be An Inclusion Ally: ABCs of LGBTQ+” she gives you a three step process to inclusion. As school counselors, we are all collaborative leaders advocating for systemic change. Lisa has been a middle school counselor and is currently a Counselor Educator with her Diversity & Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. Leadership is important, Inclusive Leadership is imperative. We can be inclusive leaders in academic attitudes, social/emotional skills and in providing career knowledge. Walk away with a renewed purpose to lead our communities toward being significant and inclusive!



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