Presented by Dr. Nicole D. Dietrich

Date, Time, Cost

Recorded Thursday, July 20, 2017
7.30PM EDT – 9.00PM EDT
Fee: $30.00 for SENG Members; $40.00 for Non-Members
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The theory of relinquishing dreams was generated in the substantive area of gifted adults, and examines the ways in which individuals consciously and unconsciously forgo their personal and professional objectives. For her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Dietrich interviewed gifted adults and asked them to “Tell me about your dreams”. She was fascinated and surprised when what emerged were NOT revelations about all of the dreams that they had achieved. Rather, without exception, every single participant in the study chose to focus on stories of all of the many dreams that they had relinquished, and the subsequent regret that had resulted!

This webinar may be beneficial for gifted adults in examining how their own complex behaviors and emotions have impacted their past, current, and potential future decision-making. It may also be useful for those who work with or live with gifted individuals. This webinar will help parents and educators to recognize and better navigate some of these barriers. It will equip them with strategies, resources, and ideas on how to implement positive behavior supports for dealing with conflict and change that may promote the resiliency that is necessary for optimal dream realization for gifted children and adults.

About the Presenter

Dr. Nicole DietrichDr. Nicole Dietrich is an educational consultant and gifted specialist with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. In her previous job assignments, she has taught gifted students at grades K-8 and coordinated Gifted Services K-6. In her current capacity at HCESC Nicole provides professional development for K-12 teachers, administrators, parents, and students in the areas of differentiation, gifted programming, academic service learning, brain research, 21st century skills and competencies, leadership, curriculum, the importance of a growth mindset, and other gifted issues.

Dr. Dietrich earned her bachelor’s from Northern Kentucky University where she received certification in early elementary (K-8) and special education (K-12). Her master’s degree was obtained at Xavier University in the area of Special Education with a gifted education endorsement (K-12). Additionally, she holds teaching certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL K-12) and an Elementary Principal License. In 2015, she completed a PhD in interdisciplinary studies, with an emphasis on ethical and creative leadership, at the Union Institute and University. Her dissertation is a grounded theory study on gifted adults and the relinquishing of their dreams.

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