Civility Partners partners with CESCaL to raise funds for LGBT Conference

by Jul 20, 2012

Nine out of 10 LGBT students are harassed at school, are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide, and have a dropout rate 3 times the national average.

To make a difference in these students’ lives, The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL), a 501(c)3 non-profit, offers the only annual national educator conference focused on LGBT youth titled, Supporting Students ~ Saving Lives. CESCaL will present the 4th annual convening at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Diego, February 15-17, 2013.

CESCaL brings in the best national LGBTQ advocacy organization and educator associations to train, provide resources, and empower educators to create needed change in schools. Some of those organizations include: GLSEN, Trevor Project, PFLAG, True Colors Fund, American Psychological Association, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and many more.

Last February, the conference sold out with 500 educators attending from 29 states and 3 countries.  After being mentioned  in national magazines, and receiving coverage by CNN, the conference was recognized by President Obama.

Unfortunately, due to harsh budget cuts in education, districts are no longer sending educators to conferences nor are they providing needed district training on working with LGBTQ students. Therefore, CESCaL is seeking fundraising opportunities to provide for educator scholarships so that they can attend the conference.

So that we can create awareness about workplace bullying, celebrate the release of Catherine Mattice’s book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, and help CESCaL raise funds for their event, we are throwing a joint fundraiser/book release party!

Event Details:

Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 6-9 pm

AT-HOM furniture store in Little Italy

2310 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Make a difference

If you would like to sponsor an educator, please fill out the Sponsorship Options form.

If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, to be auctioned off at the event, let us know by filling out the Silent Auction form.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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