Community News - 2014 Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented Conference
Monday, September 22, 2014 6:05 AM


2014 Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented Conference

The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a support and advocacy organization for parents and educators of gifted children. MCGT publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, hosts a member-only email discussion list, sponsors an annual state conference with special children’s programs, conducts monthly CHAT Nights and occasional topical seminars, promotes advocacy at all levels.
Register for the November 8th 2014 MCGT conference at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus. There are classes for children during the conference. You may register online or you may download, print and mail a registration form to our office. For more information, see the the MGCT website.

Online Registration

Printable Registration Form

Child Program Descriptions

Conference Flyer

Conference Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00 Check-in and pick up program

9:00 - 12:00 Children’s morning session

9:00 - 10:30 Welcome, MCGT Friend of the Gifted Award, Keynote Address

10:45 - 11:45 Adult Breakout Session I

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch for adults and students

1:00 - 4:00 Children’s afternoon session

1:00 - 1:20 MCGT Annual Meeting

1:30 - 2:30 Adult Breakout Session II

2:45 - 3:45 Adult Breakout Session IV

4:10 - 4:30 Book Swap session for students

All day Vendors & information 

Keynote Speaker

Lori Comallie-Caplan is a New Mexico Licensed Master Social Worker, a Licensed Educational Diagnostician with a Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling. Additionally she holds Advanced Certification for Mediation from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Mrs. Comallie-Caplan has 30 plus years of experience in the field of counseling, coaching evaluation, mediation and educational consultation. She is best known for her work with gifted individuals through the lifespan and frequently provides professional development for school districts and mental health professionals in the social emotional needs of the gifted. Other areas of expertise include behavioral consultation for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the supporting of positive parenting through behavioral analysis and intervention. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Gifted Children, and SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted). She served on the Executive Board of SENG as Secretary, President-Elect and President .

Mrs. Comallie-Caplan’s additional certifications include: Discovering Your Sacred Gifts Facilitator and Guide, Frasier Talent Assessment Profile Evaluator, SENG Model Parent Group Master Facilitator, and SENG Model Parent Group.

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