NESA Webinars

Parents as Partners

An Eight-Part Webinar Series FOR SCHOOL PARENTS

SEPTEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 8, 2020 | EVERY 2ND TUESDAY, 4:00-5:00pm (GMT+3)




About the Webinar Series

Join with parents across the NESA region to hear from distinguished specialists and to explore and learn new strategies in support of your child as a learner.

Years of research reveal that schools that partner with parents positively impact student growth and achievement. This series will address child development within the context of family and school.

Attendance is open to entire school parent communities. Registration is by school. Schools do not need to register each participant; NESA will send information and a link to join the webinars to the school. Distribution of this information to parents is the responsibility of each individual school.

Webinar Schedule

About the Presenters

Clinical Psychologist, School Consultant, Author


Michael Thompson is a clinical psychologist, school consultant and author based in Boston. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He has consulted to or given presentations at over 700 schools in the United States and in international schools around the world, speaking to students, teachers and parents.

Founder & Director

Positive Discipline UK


Joy Marchese is a mother, educator, author, and well-being advocate. For over 20 years, she has worked with thousands of children, parents, teachers, and professionals to help foster a happy and flourishing environment in the home, in schools, and in the workplace. Ms Marchese is the Founder of Positive Discipline UK and Co-founder of iGROWco. She runs a successful coaching practice and offers seminars and workshops to various schools and organizations globally.

Communications Consultant & Author

Jennifer Abrams Consulting


A former English teacher and new teacher coach, Jennifer Abrams is a communications consultant who works with educators, health care personnel and others on new employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations and creating identity safe workplaces.

Her publications include Having Hard Conversations, Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives, and The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community.

Chief Medical Officer

Truman Group


Sean Truman spent the majority of his childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, where his father worked for the United Nations and his mother taught at the International School of Kenya. He attended college in the US and received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. He was a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he worked both at the Child Study Center and in the Department of Psychiatry.


Big Questions Institute & Oneness Lab


Homa Tavangar is the author of best-selling Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House), co-author of five books for educators, and most recently, Global Kids, a colorful activity deck exposing children to world cultures and global mindsets. She coaches heads of schools and education leaders around the world on accountability for equity and leading through crisis, and works with parent groups around the world.


Oneness Lab


Eric Dozier is a musician, cultural activist, and anti-racism educator who uses music to engage communities in dialogue about racism. He is a founding faculty member at the Episcopal School of Nashville. Mr Dozier serves as a Museum Educator for the forthcoming National Museum of African American Music to be built in Nashville, TN, and has recently launched the Young People's Freedom Song Initiative.

Science & Mathematics Consultant, including with the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools


Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the US Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.

She has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on several projects including the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (, and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence and Coordination of Secondary School Science.

Registration Fees

Fees quoted are per school, and include unlimited parent and educator attendance for ALL 8 webinars.

All fees quoted are in US Dollars (USD).
An invoice will be sent following registration.

  • NESA Member School: $500/school
  • NESA Affiliate School: $500/school
  • Non-Member School: $650/school

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.

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