The Missed Essential of Student Achievement: Building a Healthy Community to Champion Student Safety, Agency, and Engagement

Date: June 19-21, 2019

Location: The Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center - Princeton, New Jersey

Accommodations: Reserve a Hotel Room at the Chauncey

Presenters: Rosalind Wiseman, Charlie Kuhn (Cultures of Dignity) and Laurie Tasharski (International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children)

Target Audience: Heads of School, Principals, Senior Leadership, Counselors, Lead Teachers



How many schools do you know that struggle to formally articulate decency, dignity and responsibility as specific aims for its students and then precisely outline how the community can work together to achieve it?  How many international schools have created deep engagement about child safety and protection across the entire school community with an ethos of abuse prevention? 

Join us for this three-day workshop to rethink, reimagine, and retool how we support our students to be safe, different, and better because of their experience in the international school community.




With the best of intentions, overseas schools can be so focused on curricular expectations that we pay inadequate attention to integrating social-emotional learning into the life of our schools. We must not miss the opportunity to focus on our students' social and emotional competencies of engagement, health, and happiness that positively correlate to academic success. 


School leaders must give greater focus to the complexities of adolescence within international schools as the key to student academic success. A key leadership outcome for any international school is intentionally building opportunities for student purpose, voice, and self-agency while finding agreement among the various school stakeholders to support and keep young people safe.  


Laurie Tasharski

Laurie Tasharski

Education Advisor-International Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Rosalind Wiseman at AAIE 19

What Schools Must Do to Thrive: Embracing the Complexity and Cultural Challenges of Childhood and Adolescence

Charlie Kuhn Webinar

Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Schools


We are organizing for 25 participants* with Rosalind, Charlie and Laurie. Please register for the workshop and then separately make your hotel reservation using the links on this page or by contacting Gerri-Ann Friedman at Travel to Princeton from Newark Liberty International Airport is forty-five minutes by either Uber or the New Jersey Transit train. 




Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center is located on 370 beautiful acres of lakeside woodlands just minutes from downtown Princeton and Princeton University, to which the hotel offers a shuttle service. 
Chauncey features luxurious guest rooms, a conference center, event space, indoor saltwater pool and state of the art fitness center, dining room, lobby bar and a helipad. The hotel's helipad is located outside on the ground level—a short walk from the main building, and available to guests upon request. Tucked away close by is historic Laurie House, a former hunt club that welcomes guests to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a small inn. Laurie House has inviting rooms for special occasions and seven elegant bed and breakfast-style accommodations.
As our guests arrive along a winding, tree-lined drive, they discover a quiet retreat from Central New Jersey’s busy pace. Yet Chauncey is conveniently located midway between New York City and Philadelphia and a short drive to Princeton’s campus, cultural attractions and shopping.

Reserve Your Room


Downtown Princeton and the Palmer Square area in particular contains an ample amount of wonderful restaurants for a wide variety of tastes.

Also in the area is the Princeton Market Fair on Route 1 which features Seasons 52, P.F. Chang's, Brick House Tavern, On the Border Mexican Grill, TGI Fridays, Bahama Breeze, and Bobby's Burger Palace



Airports within an hour's distance of Princeton include Newark International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Trenton-Mercer Airport. 

The NJ Transit train to Princeton Junction is accessible at the Newark International Airport. 

Download detailed train and driving directions to Princeton Junction from Newark.