We are so pleased to introduce two more of our speakers for the Respond. Relate. Resonate. conference this November: Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder and Lisa Olcese! Dr. Schroeder will be providing a keynote about young people's use of pornography as a sex education tool . She will also be providing a workshop on best practices for gender-affirming sex ed. In her closing keynote, Lisa Olcese will be speaking about stressful times and how we react or respond. Lisa will also be facilitating a workshop around building rapport. We are so excited to have both of them here with us!
Dr. Schroeder comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience working in the sexuality education field. She is an award-winning educator, trainer, and author with focuses in methods for teaching sexuality education, best practices in working with LGBTQ populations, and working with adolescent boys. Additionally, she has worked directly with schools, parent groups, and youth-serving organizations in providing direct education and consultation in countries around the world for nearly 25 years.
Dr. Schroeder is the former executive director of Answer. She has also served Planned Parenthood as the associate vice president of education and training in New York as well as manager of education and special projects at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Not only has she provided hands-on training and consultation, she has also authored and/or edited several publications, including American Journal of Sexuality Education, Sexuality Education: Theory and Practice, and a four-part book series entitled Sexuality Education: Past, Present, and Future. Most recently, Dr. Schroeder served as the lead author of the Advocates for Youth curriculum Rights, Respect, Responsibility. This is the first-ever K-12 sexuality education curriculum that is aligned with the National Sexuality Education Standards.*
Lisa Olcese joins us from Colorado, where she has resided for 27 years. She has spent over 25 years in nonprofit work as a leader, trainer, mentor, and network builder. As the leader for an agency similar to EOI in Colorado, she understands and values the importance of sex education work for the youth and adults served. After spending time working in executive leadership and experiencing much reward and some burnout, she moved into a role helping others to develop skills to be more effective and elegant in motivating themselves, their teams, communities, and families. She says that one of her favorite accomplishments is realigning her work so that she can support other leaders to live their lives with purpose and passion.*
Lisa is an alumna of Smith College. She later went on to receive her Master's in Organizational Leadership from Regis University as well as becoming a certified Executive Coach and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. In her free time, Lisa enjoys getting out into nature-she highly values self-care and credits this as well as meditation, running, and writing practice to keeping that a sustainable priority.
Thank you, Dr. Schroeder and Lisa, for being so committed to the sexual health field and working hard to continue moving our work forward! We cannot wait to hear from them at the conference this year! Don't miss out - for more information go here!