Directors Summer Institute on June 25, 2014 at Newton White Mansion

Thank you for making our second annual Director’s Institute a success! The Newton White Mansion set the ambiance for a beautiful day filled with relevant information, networking and most importantly laughter. We hope that you left feeling rejuvenated and prepared to implement some great new ideas.

We are grateful for the expertise provided by our presenter and panelists. Special thanks to Gigi Schweikert and panelists Pamela Green, Dr. Francine Favretto and Sheila Maness for sharing their wisdom. We’ve included pictures below and yes, Gigi perused wallets and ordered the audience to get on their cell phones! If you didn’t have the opportunity to purchase any of her published works but are interested, please visit her for more information.

See you next year!

Keynote Speaker: Gigi Schweikert
Early Childhood Consultant

Gigi Schweikert is a national expert on early childhood education, parenting and leadership, and is a popular speaker for educators, women’s events and parenting seminars. She has published seven books including the best seller I’m a Good Mother for the not-so-perfect mom. Gigi’s practical ideas and realistic perspective on working with young children and supervising adults has audiences laughing and learning. Gigi directed the United Nations Early Childhood Program in New York City and developed and managed the Johnson & Johnson System of Family Centers. Gigi regularly publishes articles in Children and Families, eFamily News, Northwest Baby and Child, Cricket Magazine, Baby Bug and Child Care Information Exchange. In addition to presenting keynotes and workshops to parents, educators and corporations, she hosted a cable television show, Today’s Family. When Gigi’s not in front of the computer writing, she’s behind the wheel of a mini-van carting around her four kids. Gigi lives in New Jersey with her husband, four children, three dogs, many chickens, and one turtle.

Newton White House Mansion
2708 Enterprise Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721

  • Registration Fee (includes breakfast and lunch): $60
  • Registration closes on 6/19/2014
  • Directors and Assistant Directors only
  • No REFUNDS will be issued
  • There will be a $25 service fee for returned checks
  • We love children, but only adults will be admitted.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please forward requests by 6/10/2014.


8:00 Check-in & Breakfast

8:45– Welcome – Marti Worshtil

9:00 – Gigi Schweikert, Early Childhood Consultant –Who Made Me Boss? Supervision Made Simple

11:00 Table Talk

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Gigi Schweikert – Ten Steps to a Winning Team

2:00 Panel Discussion

Team Building: What Works for Us

Pamela J. Green, President and Founder, Power Project Institute

Sheila Maness, Quality Assurance Specialist, MSDE

Dr. Francine Favretto, Director, University of Maryland Center for Young Children

3:30 Table Talk

4:00– Closing: Tea & Pastries

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