Free Professional Development Workshops
for School Professionals
1.5 SCECHs / CEs per session  

Giant Step had to be cancelled this year, but we're still here to help.

Giant Step Teen Conference is a free, annual workshop for 300 teens from throughout metro Detroit. For 39 years, Giant Step has brought teens together from different backgrounds to get to know each other. We help them meet, talk and share. They enter as strangers and exit as friends.

While the teens are in discussion, the school counselors, teachers and principals who bring them attend a professional development session.

Sadly, we can't hold the teen portion of Giant Step this year. Covid-19 is too dangerous. But we can offer these virtual CE and SCECH workshops to all the school professionals working heroically to teach during a tough school year.

Thanks to the generosity of PNC Bank, both sessions are free. PNC is covering the $10 fee per person as a thank-you to the wonderful professionals who captain our schools. Space is limited. Sign-up now.
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Educators & Social Workers
Earn 1.5 Credits per Workshop
Tuesday, August 11
10:30 am - Noon
1.5 Credits
Stress in School Professionals
How to Spot It, Stop It & Prevent It
Understand the particular stresses faced by school professionals during the Covid-19 crisis. Learn what stress feels like, how it impacts the body, how to alleviate it and how to prevent it.
Thursday, August 13
10:30 - Noon
1.5 Credits
Students in Crisis
Understanding & Preventing Stress, Anxiety, Depression & Suicide in Teens
Learn how to spot signs of trouble, relieve stress, prevent suicide, and engage parents in understanding what teens cope with in today's pandemic afflicted and socially disrupted world .
Giant Step Conference Coordinator Cheryl Deep @ 313-664-2607