THE 2022 LASSCA CONFERENCE TOOK PLACE FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 2 AT THE ROSEN PLAZA HOTEL IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.
Themed “Rejoice, Redefine, Renew: Engaging Our Lasallian Communities,” the conference will feature speakers and activities to rejoice that we are together again, redefine practices from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and consider strategic visioning to the future, and renew our personal and spiritual well-being so we may return to our ministries inspired and energized to continue our good work as secondary school leaders.
- Registration Announcement Letter
- Conference Information for Participants
- Conference Draft Schedule
- Learning Roundtables Descriptions
- Nearby Restaurants
- Hotel Reservations
Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 700 schools across the United States, as well as in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He co-authored The New York Times best-selling book, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He is the author of Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions about Raising Sons and Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow, and co-author of Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children and Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems. He co-authored The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life to help parents understand the complex journey of children from kindergarten through senior year. His third book on the psychology of boys, It’s a Boy!: Understanding Your Son’s Development from Birth to Eighteen, focuses on the importance of undirected, free play in the lives of boys. A dedicated speaker and traveler, Dr. Thompson has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s 20/20, CBS’ 60 Minutes, The Early Show and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time and U.S. News and World Report and has been a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition with Susan Stamberg, Talk of the Nation with Ray Suarez and the Diane Rhem Show. He wrote, narrated and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary entitled Raising Cain.
Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, JD, Ph.D., is a Sister of Charity of Nazareth who has taught at all levels of Catholic education from elementary through graduate school. For the past 30 years, she has served in a number of administrative roles in Catholic higher education, as well as teaching. Sister Mary Angela is considered to be an expert on Catholic education and the law in the United States. She has been named one of the 25 most influential persons in Catholic education, and in April 2016, she received the National Catholic Educational Association’s J. Albert Koob Merit Award, which is given to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to Catholic education. Sister Mary Angela currently serves at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, as a senior distinguished fellow.
Dr. Josh Packard is executive director of Springtide Research Institute, which maintains the largest dataset on young people and their spirituality in the United States. Josh has a doctorate in sociology from Vanderbilt University, and he is the author of several books, including Meaning Making: 8 Values That Drive America’s Newest Generations and Church Refugees: Why People are Done with Church but Not Their Faith. Josh is a sought-after speaker and author and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CBS, USA Today and more.
Nabil Tueme is Springtide Research Institute’s BIPOC research fellow, who will soon assume the role of associate researcher. She is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Connecticut, where she studies immigration and politics with a focus on Latine social movements in the United States. At Springtide, Nabil is diving deeper into the faith lives of young Latine/Hispanic people through an ongoing project examining Hispanic campus ministries and the cultural differences of belonging.
LASSCA 2021-2022 membership dues are non-refundable. Christian Brothers Conference will grant refunds for additional administrators, board members and District and Regional leaders for registration cancellations received in writing on or before February 11, 2022, less a $25.00 administrative fee and a credit card processing fee. No refunds will be granted after February 11, 2022. Cancellation notices must be emailed to Mari John at email@example.com or faxed to 202-529-0775. Refunds for incorrect or duplicate registrations will be granted, less a $25.00 administrative fee and a credit card processing fee. All refunds will be in the form of a check mailed within three weeks of receipt of the written request.