Ruby Payne

Emotional Poverty in All Demographics

GOCSD Member Districts & University Partners who register by December 7 will receive a significant discount!

GOCSD is pleased to be hosting Ruby Payne for Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom at the Bolivar High School Auditorium located at 1401 N Hwy D Bolivar, MO 65613 on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


Join Ruby from 9:00a - 4:00p as she discusses emotional poverty and how to build emotional wealth in your students. The workshop:

  • Provides understandings of origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance
  • Gives a language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence
  • Provides tools for educators to address and reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance
  • Helps educators manage the “classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the students
  • Provides the tools to motivate good behavior
  • Identifies the differences in male and female emotional processing


Ruby's newest book, Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom will be available for purchase at the event.

Lunch is on your own.


  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: GOCSD Member Districts & University Partners as well as members from Southwest Center, Education Plus, and KCCSD who register by the early bird registration date of December 7 with this discount coupon code "GOCSD50" will be able to register for $50 per registrant. Non-member registration is $99 per registrant.


  • Non-members or those who register after the December 7 early bird registration deadline, will register at the cost of $99 per individual registrant or the group discount of register 5 at $99 per registrant and get 1 free registrant.


Register here for individuals or groups of 10 or less.


***For you convenience in registering a group of more than 10 individuals, rather than completing an online individual registration for each member of your group please download and complete this spreadsheet and email the completed spreadsheet to both cindy.bryant@gocsdmo.org & Kim Vann kim@brightfuturesusa.org .

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