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ED WELL Conference



You are invited to be part of the ED Well Conference hosted by the IM Foundation.  As part of our attempt to address the social-emotional needs that exist for educators and students, IM has assembled an amazing two day Live Broadcast event to support educators and administrators across the country. 


With speakers like Dr. Jean Clinton, Marc Brackett, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Stephen de Groot and soon to ANNOUNCE MORE, IM is bringing forth the best minds around wellness for our educators.

The IM Foundation will be offering thousands in scholarships and gifts to teachers, schools, districts, and associations who are a part of this event.  Additionally, there will be gifts given away to participants throughout the event.  The earlier you are registered the more times your name will go in for drawings. 


Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. 

Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play therein. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and voices are heard and respected.


Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University. He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by nearly 2,000 pre-K through high schools across the United States and in other countries. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

As a researcher for over 20 years, Brackett has focused on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance.  Most recently, he co-founded Oji Life Lab, a corporate learning firm that develops innovative digital learning systems on emotional intelligence.  Brackett’s mission is to educate the world about the value of emotions and the skills associated with using them wisely.


Julie believe in humans.  She believes that all of us should have the chance to make our way in the world.  To be our most authentic selves.  She believes this not only for the sake of each individual but for the sake of the world. Because when we truly love ourselves, we become able to uplift and assist others. 

Julie is also interested in what gets in the way of each of us being our best self and in doing something about it—overcoming the fear, shame, and insecurities that prevent us from being seen.  

One of the universal truths she has come to appreciate about us humans is that we all want to know we matter. We all have this heart that aches to be held and fears being pierced. When we dare to share those vulnerable pieces with one another and have that reciprocated, it makes being a human exquisite.

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Stephen has maintained a very simple and determined mission his entire life; to make better the lives of as many people possible. He has dedicated his life’s work to optimizing human potential towards the greatest possible outcomes, for everyone.

Steve is past President of Myriad Consulting, author of Responsive Practice and Responsive Leadership and founder of the Getting to Better Initiative.

As an author, international speaker and performance development facilitator Steve, has worked with and learned from more than 40,000 of the most amazing and “challenging” people and, has achieved and exceeded expected outcomes with more than 250 organizations world-wide.

His career as a professor of human behavior combined with extensive practice experience, across a myriad of human service and business sectors, places Steve in a unique league. 

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