Become a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator

Help parents understand and develop skills for nurturing the development of their gifted children

SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPGs) are structured to bring together 10 to 20 interested parents of gifted and talented children to discuss such topics as motivation, discipline, stress management, and peer relationships. The co‐facilitators of the group, though they are knowledgeable about parenting and about educating gifted/talented children, do not attempt to give expert advice to families. Instead their facilitation provides a non‐judgmental and nurturing atmosphere. The parents of the high ability children are themselves a rich resource of information, and they are able to get fresh ideas from other parents and from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, the book around which the sessions are organized. The groups meet weekly for 8‐10 weeks.

Facilitator training includes:

  • Objectives of SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPGs)
  • Characteristics of Parents in SMPGs
  • The Role of SMPG Facilitators
  • Group Facilitation Techniques
  • Content Learning of Session Topic Areas:  Characteristics, Motivation, Discipline, Stress Management, Peer Relations, Sibling Rivalry, and Tradition Breaking.
  • Practice of Facilitation Techniques
  • Potential Problems and Solutions in SMPGs
  • How to Organize a local SMPG
Note: All SMPG Facilitators are required to maintain their annual SENG membership and submit a new SMPG Directory Form. We are rebuilding our SMPG Facilitator database.


Minnesota SMPG Facilitator Training
October 1st & 2nd, 2015
Times: 9:00am – 8:45pm Thursday | 9:00am – noon Friday
Place: Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road, (Rooms 350 & 351), Edina, MN 55424
Hosted by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented
Trainer(s): Carol Malueg

Trainings may be cancelled subject to not meeting the minimum requirements.

Refund Policy: If class is cancelled, registrants can choose between a full refund or apply credit toward a future workshop. No other refunds will be given. Registration is not refundable for any other reason. 


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