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Good Ideas Conference

May 19, 2017 @ 7:45 am - 2:00 pm

Monmouth County School Counselors Association


Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association

present the

33rd Annual Good Ideas Conference

Friday, May 19, 2017

Georgian Court University

Casino Auditorium

Members of OCPGA/MCSCA until May 12 : Free  Non-Members until May 12: $50

Members of MCSCA/OCPGA May 12-17: $10 Non-Members May 12-17: $60

Pre-Registration is Required. No On-site Registrations!  

7:45 am – 8:15 am          Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 am – 8:20 am          Welcome and Announcements

8:20 am – 9:20 am          Keynote Address: “Creating Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Creative Youth

9:30 am – 10:30 am        Workshop Session I

10:40 am – 11:40 am      Workshop Session II

11:50 am -12:50 am       Workshop Session III

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm          Lunch, Turn in Session Evaluations & PDH Certificate Distribution

Breakfast and lunch compliments of the Office of Admission, Georgian Court University

Keynote-Creating Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Creative Youth

Presented by: Aaron Potenza, MA, MPhil Director of Programs, Garden State Equality

Recent estimates suggest that approximately 1%, or 90,000 New Jerseyans identify as transgender. That number is higher for young people, who are increasingly identifying not only as transgender, but outside of the conventional gender binary. What does it mean to be transgender, what challenges do transgender youth face, and how can youth-serving professionals play a role in creating safe and affirming spaces for these students? This workshop will provide an overview of key concepts around gender identity and gender expression, gender transition in childhood and adolescence, and the experiences of transgender youth in New Jersey schools. (K-12).


May 19, 2017
7:45 am - 2:00 pm


Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701 United States