Conferences & Institutes

Bullying Conference


"Bullying: How Teachers Can Respond"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Northern Illinois University is proud to present the 4th Annual Conference "Bullying: How Teachers Can Respond," Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, DeKalb, Ill.

The goal of this professional development conference is to inform and educate administrators, teachers, counselors, and staff members about how they can respond to the issue of bullying in their schools. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Professional Development Hours for licensed educators and Continuing Education Units will be available for those completing the conference.

Speakers (subject to change):

Carrie Goldman, Author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, 2012). The mother of a bullied first grader, Carrie Goldman's inspiring true story gives us a guide to the crucial lessons and actionable guidance she’s learned about how to stop bullying before it stars. Time will be allowed to meet and greet the author and for autographing.

Christine Malecki, Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program, Department of Psychology and Michelle Demaray, Professor, Department of Psychology, “Using Social Support to Intervene in the Bullying Dynamic: The AEIO-You” Approach.”

Toni Tollerud, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Counseling, Adult & Higher Education, “Creating A Safe and Healthy School Climate: Teacher Responses to Bullying and Cyberbullying.”

Some comments from past participants:

"Presenters were knowledgeable about their content and I thought they all did an excellent job."

"All presentations gave me information that I will bring back and try to implement at my school."

"Content was very useful."

"I will go back and share a lot of the information with fellow teachers." 

Fee: $99 per person ($125 after October 6, 2014; $150 on-site)
Includes continental breakfast, networking lunch, resource materials, and
5.5 Professional Development Hours or .55 Continuing Education Unit documentation.

Register online at


If you have questions, please contact us at:

Mark Pietrowski
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Phone: 815-753-1456



Marti Jernberg
College of Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Phone: 815-753-3005