Fostering a Positive School Culture

Cultivating Success with Staff and Students

February 14, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speaker: Rob Smith, Ph.D., Certified Mental Performance Consultant, HealthPoint

Webinar Description
Drawing from his extensive experience with using Positive and Sport Psychology tools, Performance Psychologist Dr. Rob Smith will share tools you can apply to your work with staff and students.  Among these tools include a deeper understanding of what makes us more resilient, confident, focused, productive, and capable of better managing conflict with others.  Dr. Smith will also discuss the key habits of fast learners, how to set and track your goals, break out of a mental rut, and how to find (and become) a great mentor.   

About the Speaker
Rob Smith, Ph.D., is a performance psychologist with 40 years' experience in the field of performance enhancement.  He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (Association of Applied Sport Psychology), and serves on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center's Registry of Sport Psychologists.  He played college basketball, coached at the H.S. level, and currently holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Kenpo karate.  He has authored 2 books, including Black Belt For Life (2007), and his new publication, Shooting Out of Your Mind: How to Shoot a Basketball from the Inside Out (2022).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Dr. Smith's handouts available here.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email

Rob Smith, Ph.D.

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