Welcome to the
Gentle Teaching International Conference 2024
October 1-3, 2024
Nurturing Cultures of Gentleness
About the Gentle Teaching International Conference
The 2024 Gentle Teaching International (GTI) conference is the premiere gathering of people from around the world committed to providing positive and proactive support in health, mental health, disability and educational sectors. This event will mark the 23rd anniversary of the conference and will bring together 500+ participants over three-days from October 1-3, 2024. This conference presents a unique opportunity to learn about the research, best practices, case studies and lessons learned on creating and sustaining a culture of support for vulnerable populations in varied environments.
Gentle Teaching incorporates compassion as an alternative to the reactive and restrictive practices that are commonplace in working with vulnerable populations. Our central purpose is to nurture, teach, and sustain the experience of connectedness, companionship and community for those who have repeatedly experienced an existence of disconnectedness, isolation and loneliness.
Gentle Teaching is based on the premise that all people have a right to feel safe and valued in their homes; with their families and caregivers; and at their job, school, or other forms of meaningful day activities. Those who are most vulnerable require predictability and structure in their day. They also need to experience interactions from others that are overwhelmingly positive and uplifting (vs. critical and demanding). This is truly a cultural shift to, or in some cases a deepening of, those principles that provide a solid base for helping individuals experience companionship and connectedness. It serves as a foundation for other models of treatment or teaching specific to the needs of the individual.
Welcome to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – a city that takes immense pride in hosting the 2024 Gentle Teaching International Conference! We extend a warm invitation to join us from October 1st to 3rd, 2024, for this prestigious gathering of compassionate individuals from around the world, united in their dedication to fostering positive and proactive support in health, mental health, disability, education and community service sectors.
A Welcoming Hub of Diversity:
Regina, as the capital city of Saskatchewan, embodies the essence of Canadian charm and hospitality. Renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere, it offers a diverse and inclusive environment for all attendees. As you walk through our city’s vibrant streets, you’ll experience a delightful blend of cultures and perspectives, making the conference a truly unique and enriching cultural exchange.
Discover Regina’s Charms:
When you’re not engrossed in conference activities, take the time to explore the wonders of Regina. Discover the city’s rich cultural heritage at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum or marvel at the artistry in the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Embrace the tranquility of nature in the scenic Wascana Centre, home to beautiful gardens, walking trails, and a picturesque lake. Don’t miss the chance to savor diverse cuisines and experience the local charm at Regina’s vibrant restaurants and cafes.
Convenient Amenities and Accommodations:
Regina boasts a range of modern amenities and facilities, ensuring that your conference experience is nothing short of comfortable and seamless. Participants will have easy access to conference venues, hotels, and various entertainment options, all within a short distance from each other.
Your Unforgettable Experience Awaits:
Join us in Regina for the 2024 Gentle Teaching International Conference, where the fusion of compassion, knowledge, and culture will create an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Let us come together to nurture cultures of gentleness and make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable populations worldwide.
For any questions or inquiries regarding sponsorship, registration, or conference details, please contact Michael Lavis, CEO at email@example.com.
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