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Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders Spacer P.O. Box 1683, Manhattan, KS  66505, 785-539-5252
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2016 Symposium

34th Annual Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders

February 25 27, 2016

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street; Kansas City, Missouri  64108

2016 Symposium Program

Symposium Brochure  |  Register Today

Groups and Individuals may still register for the 2016 Symposium. Presymposium Workshops #1 Supporting School Success and #9 Rage to Reason are SOLD OUT. 

For the 34th year, the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders will address cutting-edge issues of interest to professionals working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Our comprehensive, three-day program starts with workshops on Thursday, followed by keynote, breakouts, posters, exhibits and more.


Positive Education: Hope for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges 

Drawing from positive psychology research and practice, Shane Lopez, Ph.D.,discusses how attention to strengths, hope, and well-being can transform the educational experience of all children and youth.

Dr. Lopez, a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, is a leading authority on the psychology of hope. He has published numerous professional articles and books on the role of hope and the importance of focusing on individual’s strengths, including Making Hope Happen, The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, and Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths.


Thursday, February 25 | Pre-symposium Half Day Workshop 

Description Half-day Workshop Sessions (PDF formatted document) 

Friday, February 26  |  Keynote, General Sessions, Poster Session

  • Breakout Sessions (PDF formatted document) 
  • Poster Sessions (PDF formatted document) 

Saturday, February 27  |  Two-Hour Workshop Sessions

Description Saturday Two-hour Workshop Sessions (PDF formatted document)


Register Today; Discounted Registration through Friday, January 22. Registration postmarked after January 22 will be charged at the regular symposium rate.

  • Presymposium Workshop & Symposium, $170 early / $190 regular
  • Symposium Only, $155 early / $175 regular
  • Presymposium Workshop Only, $140 early / $160 regular


Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center | 2345 McGee St. Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 841-1000  |  http://www.mslbd.org/conference_hotel.htm

  • $144 - Single/Double per night + tax
  • $169 - Triple per night + tax
  • $194 - Quadruple per night + tax

Request special Room Rates for the "2016 MSLBD Annual Convention" 


Individuals and companies interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Symposium are invited to review the invitation and register online for exhibit space. 


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