Dr. Sylvia Rimm, Presenter and Psychologist on Gifted Children, Parenting, Education, Schools
Scheduled Appearances of Dr. Sylvia Rimm

Bring Dr. Rimm to Your Community

Dr. Rimm speaks to thousands each year at schools, conferences, and meetings throughout the world. Her energizing and inspiring messages make her an ideal speaker for parents, educators and students.

She is able to adapt her wide range of messages to suit keynote addresses, seminars, one-, two-, or three-day workshops, or college credit workshops to fit the needs of particular audiences.

One Parent Chairperson stated "On behalf of our entire Academy community, thank you so much for speaking at our school. Your talk resonated with all the parents. People are still talking about it! We hope to have you back to share more of your insight, wisdom and advice. You were certainly the highlight of our parent program series."

 


Dr. Rimm speaks on many topics for educators, parents, and students, and also to community leaders, administrators, and health care professionals. If a specific topic from the list below interests your group, Dr. Rimm will be happy to tailor her talk to the special themes of your meeting. If desired, she will also accept written questions from the audience.

For further details or to make arrangements for Dr. Rimm to come to your school, church, or community, call 1-800-SYL-RIMM (800-795-7466) or email booking@sylviarimm.com

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Topic List (not limited to): - (Click on a topic to view it's description)

Underachievement Syndrome: An Educational Epidemic
Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer
Parenting for Achievement
How to Parent So Children Will Learn
Pressures Gifted Children Feel
Gender Issues in Achievement
See Jane Win: How to Engage Girls to Become Successful Women
Raising Girls with Optimism and Resilience
Raising Happy and Well-Behaved Preschoolers
Identification of Gifted and Creative Students
Growing Up Too Fast (for Middle- and/or High-School Students)
How to Respond to Bullying
Getting Along with Your Adult Children: When You Can Be Friends
Rescuing the Lives of Overweight Children

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Dr. Rimm's 2017 Speaking Schedule

Listed below is Dr. Rimm's speaking and appearance schedule. To find out which talks are open to the public or for further information, call 1-800-SYL-RIMM (1-800-795-7466) or email booking@sylviarimm.com

 
2017
 
Every Saturday Morning

Weekly TV Show "Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes"

Dr. Rimm will be doing a segment at the end of each show called "Creating Heroes"
(If you missed any episodes, go to her website www.sylviarimm.com to find the link.)

Airs on CBS channels at 11:00-11:30 a.m. EST

Airs on CBS
Feb. 2, 2017

North Canton City Schools
First Christian Church
6900 Market Ave., N., North Canton, OH 44720

Topic: "Growing Up Too Fast"

(This event is open to the public)

North Canton, OH
April 2, 2017

Beth Israel - The West Temple
14308 Triskett Road, Cleveland, OH 44111

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Topic: "Parenting Gifted Children for Achievement, Fulfillment and Contribution"

(This event is open to the public)

Cleveland, OH
June 8, 2017

The Ecumenical Center 2017 National Speaker Series
Jones Hall
8310 Ewing Halsell, San Antonio, TX 78229

Workshop - 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topic: "The Dynamics of Parenting Gifted Children"

(This event is open to the public)

San Antonio, TX
June 12, 2017

Ohio Educators' Symposium

Topic: "Underachievement Syndrome"

(This event is NOT open to the public)

Medina, OH
Sept. 15, 2017

University School at the University of Tulsa
326 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104

Workshop - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Topic: "Helping Gifted Students Deal with Anxiety"

(This event is open to the public)

Tulsa, OK
 
2016 Speaking Schedule
 
Feb. 3-4, 2016

Institute for the Development of Gifted Education (IDGE) -
Over, Under, Inside Out: Achievement and Emotions of the Gifted

Topic: "Jane Wins Again"

Denver, CO
Mar. 4, 2016

Educational Service Center of Lorain County (ESCLC)

Topic: "Gender Issues and Achievement"

Elyria, OH
Mar. 5, 2016

University of Akron: Women in Engineering - Kids Career Day

Topic: "STEM for Girls"

Akron, OH
Mar. 7, 2016

Coventry Local School District

Topic: "Parenting for Achievement"

Akron, OH
Mar. 10, 2016

Muskego-Norway School District

Topic: "The Pressures Gifted Children Feel"

Muskego, WI
April 7, 2016

Oconomowoc Parent Education Network (OPEN)
Oconomowoc High School - Little Theater
641 East Forest Street, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Topic: "How to Parent So Children Will Learn"

(This event is open to the public)

Oconomowoc, WI
May 5 & 6, 2016

Rice University and Emery/Weiner School

May 5 - Rice University - BioScience Research Collaborative
6500 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
(This event is open to the public)

Topic: "Passion, Reason and Religion: Forming Positive Identities from Cradle through College"

May 6 - Emery/Weiner School
9825 Stella Link Road, Houston, TX 77025
(This event is open to the public)

Topic: "Motivation and Pressure - Flip Sides of the Same Coin"

Houston, TX
May 21, 2016

Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) - Parenting 101

Topic: "Helping Children Reach Their Potential"

(This event is NOT open to the public)

Cleveland, OH
May 26, 2016

Menlo Park Academy

9:00-10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation with the Director
Topic: "Perfectionism and Anxiety in Gifted Children"

(This event is for Menlo parents only)

Cleveland, OH
Aug. 11, 2016

Menlo Park Academy

Teacher In-service
Topics: "Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Learners", "The Goals for Gifted Education--Brilliance and Eminence or Creativity, Contribution and Character" and "Preventing and Reversing Underachievement"

(This event is NOT open to the public)

Cleveland, OH
Aug. 25, 2016

Menlo Park Academy

Parent Session (Kindergarten) - 6:30 pm
Topic: "Parenting for Happy Achieving Children"

(This event is open to the public)

Cleveland, OH

Sept. 29, 2016

Menlo Park Academy

Parent Session (All Parents) - 6:30 pm
Topic: "The Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Learners"

(This event is open to the public)

Cleveland, OH
Oct. 24-25, 2016

United Arab Emirates University -
Scientific Committee of the Gifted and Talented International Conference

Oct. 24 - Keynote Topic: "The Goals for Gifted Education"

Oct. 25 - Workshop: "Reading - The Key to Lifelong Achievement"

Dubai City, United Arab Emirates
Nov.
3-6, 2016

NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children - 63rd Annual Convention
Walt Disney World Resort

Topics: "Counseling Anxious Children Toward Confidence"

Orlando, FL
Nov. 10, 2016

Mayfield Heights Middle School

Topic: "Parenting for Success"

(This event is NOT open to the public)

Mayfield Heights, OH
Dec. 13, 2016

Menlo Park Academy

8:30-10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation with the Director
Topic: "Oversensitivity and Anxiety"

(This event is for Menlo parents only)

Cleveland, OH
 
2015 Speaking Schedule
 
Jan. 10-17, 2015

Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education - Annual Hotung Lecture

Topics: "The MAGIC, PLEASURES and PRESSURES of Parenting Your Gifted Child", "How To Motivate Students To Learn" and *"Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Learners"

*Saturday, January 17, 2015 - Asynchronous Broadcasting Event

Event:           Annual Hotung Lecture 2015
Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Learners
Speaker:         Dr Sylvia RIMM, Director of Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Date:               17 January 2015 (Sat)
Place:             Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Duration:        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 hours)

English School Foundation - Teacher Workshop

Topic: "From Underachievement to Wondrous Achievement: Practical Strategies for Motivating Gifted Students"

Hong Kong, China
Feb. 12-21, 2015

Cruise - Queen Mary 2 - Southeast Asia

Lecture Titles (4 Total):
1) Smart Parenting and Wise Grandparenting for Smart Kids
2) Relating to Your Children When They're Adults - When You Can Be Friends
3) Jane Wins Again - Can Successful Women Have It All? A Fifteen-Year Follow-Up
4) Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Port Kelang, Singapore, Hong Kong
Mar 7, 2015

Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars (ALAS)

Topic: "How to Prevent and Reverse Student Underachievement"

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
April 2, 2015

Peabody School

Topic: "Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Children"

Charlottesville, VA
Aug. 9-14, 2015

WCGTC World Conference 2015
Educating Gifted and Talented Children - Turning Research into Practice

Mon., Aug. 10 - 12:30-3:30 pm - Pre-Conference Workshop: "Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades: An Educational Epidemic"

Tue., Aug. 11 - 6:00-7:00 pm - Keynote Address: "From Underachievement to Wondrous Achievement: Practical Strategies for Motivating Gifted Students"

Thur., Aug. 13 - 5:00-6:00 pm - "Transforming Creative Talent into Achievement Through the International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards"

Odense, Denmark
Aug. 20, 2015

Menlo Park Academy

New Teachers - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Topic: "Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Children"

Cleveland, OH
Aug. 25, 2015

Menlo Park Academy

All Teachers - 1:00-4:00 pm
Topic: "Practical Strategies for Reversing Underachievement"

Cleveland, OH
Sept. 10, 2015

Menlo Park Academy

Parent Session (Kindergarten) - 7:00 pm
Topic: "Keys to Parenting Your Gifted Child"

Cleveland, OH
Sept. 17, 2015

Menlo Park Academy

Parent Session (Grades 1-8) - 7:00 pm
Topic: "Keys to Parenting Your Gifted Child"

Cleveland, OH
Sept. 19, 2015

Albuquerque Association for Gifted and Talented Students (AAGTS)
37th Annual Conference - Growing a Gifted Learner

Topics: "The Magic, Pleasures and Pressures of Parenting and Teaching Gifted Children" and "Helping Anxious Gifted Children Build Confidence"

Albuquerque, NM
Sept. 24, 2015

NAGC - Webinar

Topic: "Creative Underachievers and the Fashion of Passion"

 
Oct. 19-23, 2015

Davidson Institute for Talent Development - Seminar

Topic: "Guiding Anxious Children Toward Achievement and Confidence"

 
Nov. 12-15, 2015

NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
62nd Annual Convention and Exhibition

Fri., Nov. 13 - Topic: "How Anxiety Leads to Underachievement in Middle Grades and What Parents and Teachers Can Do About It"
Sat., Nov. 14 - Topic: "Children Who March to the Beat of a Different Drummer"

Phoenix, AZ
Dec. 22, 2015 - Jan. 5, 2016

Cruise - Haute Caribbean Holidays - Crystal Serenity Cruises (Caribbean Sea)

Lecture Titles (4 Total):
1) Jane Wins Again - Can Successful Women Have It All? A Fifteen-Year Follow-Up
2) Smart Parenting and Wise Grandparenting for Smart Kids
3) Relating to Your Children When They're Adults - When You Can Be Friends
4) Working in Television: Behind the Scenes on "20/20," "Today," and "Oprah"

Miami, FL
 
2014 Speaking Schedule
 
Feb. 5-6, 2014

Arkansas Association for Gifted Children
WOW! A Celebration of the Wondrous Opportunities Within

Topic: "From Underachievement to Wondrous Achievement - Practical Strategies for Motivating Gifted Students"

Keynote Topic: "WOW - Wisdom of Words for Engaging Gifted Children"

Hot Springs, AR
Feb. 7, 2014

Arizona Association for Gifted Children
40th Annual Event--"Looking Back...Moving Forward"
Preventing and Reversing Underachievement

Keynote Topic: "Pressures Gifted Children Feel and Why Some Underachieve"

Breakout Session #1 - "The TRIFOCAL Model for Preventing and Reversing Underachievement"
Breakout Session #2 - "Helping Anxious Gifted Children Build Confidence"

Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 10, 2014

Deer Valley Unified School District
Underachievement with a Focus on Prevention and Solutions

Topics: "Teaching for Success" and "Parenting for Success"

Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 6-7, 2014

Western Kentucky University

Topics: "Parenting Your Gifted Child for Achievement and Fulfillment" and "Understanding the Social Emotional Issues That Lead to Gifted Achievement"

Bowling Green, KY
April 10, 2014

Greenwich Academy
Topic: "Growing Up Too Fast"

Greenwich, CT
June 28, 2014
OH Federation of Mothers of Twins Club
Westshore Mothers of Twins Club - Annual Convention
Topic: "Raising Happy, Achieving Multiples - A Special Challenge"
Strongsville, OH
Aug. 21, 2014

Quest Academy
Topics: "Underachievement" and "Parenting for Achievement"

Palatine, IL
Aug. 28, 2014
Menlo Park Academy
Teacher Training Session - 9:00 am
Topic: "The Importance of Social-Emotional Needs for Gifted Students"
Cleveland, OH
Sept. 8-9, 2014

Menlo Park Academy
Mon., Sept. 8 - Parent Session (Kindergarten) - 6:30 pm
Tues., Sept. 9 - Parent Session (Grades 1-8) - 6:30 pm
Topic: "Parents are Important at Menlo Park Academy"

Cleveland, OH
Oct. 23, 2014
CESA 1 (Cooperative Educational Service Agency) - PAGE (Parent Advocates for Gifted Education)
Topic: "Guiding Gifted Children Toward Achievement"
Brookfield, WI
Nov. 13-16, 2014

NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
61st Annual Convention and Exhibition

Fri., Nov. 14 - Topic: "Counseling at Specialized Gifted Schools"
Sat., Nov. 15 - Topic: "Gender Issues in Achievement: Are Girls Making Inroads and Boys Falling Behind?"
Sat., Nov. 15 - Topic: "The Fashion of Passion - Are We Setting Too High Expectations?"

Baltimore, MD
Dec. 4, 2014
Hilliard City Schools
Topics: "How to Motivate Gifted Students"/"Preventing and Reversing Underachievement" and "Parenting Gifted Children for Achievement and Fulfillment"
Columbus, OH
 
2013 Speaking Schedule
 
Feb 3, 2013

 

Beth Israel-The West Temple:
How Parents Can Help Their Children Respond to Bullying and Hateful Speech 10:15 a.m. ***Guests Welcome!*** http://www.thewesttemple.com/

14308 Triskett Road Cleveland, OH
(216) 941-8882

Feb 11, 2013

Crystal Symphony Cruises/Sydney to Bali Reefs and Rainforests

Lecture Titles (4 Total):
1) Smart Parenting and Wise Grandparenting for Smart Kids

2) Relating to Your Children When They're Adults – When You Can Be Friends

3) See Jane Win: How Competitive Girls Become Successful Women

4) Working in Television: Behind the Scenes on “20/20,” “Today,” and “Oprah”

Sydney, Australia
Feb 28, 2013
Avon Lake TV - Bullying Show #1
Avon Lake, OH
June 6, 2013

WRUW-"Max and Teddy in the Morning"
Radio Show: "College Student Issues, Featured Books: Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It,and See Jane Win-15 Year Follow Up Study"
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Cleveland, OH
June 13, 2013

Archdiocese of Louisville, Summer Institute
Workshop: "How Educators Can Prevent and Reverse Underachievement, Including the Importance of Differentiating Curriculum"

Louisville, KY
June 18, 2013
Virginia Region VII Gifted Consortium
"Preventing & Reversing Underachievement". An all-day Educator Workshop at Virginia Highlands Community College, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, VA
Aug. 10-14, 2013

World Conference for Gifted & Talented Children 2013: Celebrating Giftedness and Creativity
Saturday, August 10— "Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer" Workshop.
Morning Session: 9am-12pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm-4pm sessions

" Helping Anxious Gifted Children Reverse Underachievement and Build Confidence"

"My 'Top 10' for Preventing and Reversing Underachievment"

"Identifying Twice Exceptional Children" Symposium

Information and registration details are posted at: www.worldgifted2013.org

Louisville, KY

 

Sept. 9-10, 2013

Menlo Park Academy
Monday, Sept. 9: Kindergarten Families 6:30 pm
Topic: Parenting for Achievement

Tuesday, Sept. 10: All other new parents 6:30 pm*
Topic: Parenting for Achievement

*This session is also open to any parents in the MPA community

Cleveland, OH
Sept. 19-20, 2013

University School at The University of Tulsa

Thursday, Sept. 19: "My 'Top 10' for Preventing and Reversing Underachievement" (Presented to teachers and parents)

Friday, Sept. 20: "The Pressures Gifted Children Feel" (Presented to 7th & 8th grade students)

Tulsa, OK

 

Sept. 26, 2013

Southwest Virginia Governor's School

Thursday, Sept. 26: "Underachievement: Causes and Cures"

Parent Session
Topic: Parenting Gifted Children for Achievement and Fulfillment

Pulaski, VA

 

Oct. 10-11, 2013

WATG-Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted

Thursday, Oct. 10: Topics: "The Pressures Gifted Children Feel & Why Some Underachieve"



Wisconsin Dells, WI

 

Oct. 17, 2013

IDGE-The Institute For the Development Of Gifted Education

Acceptance of the Institute for Gifted Education Palmarium Award

Topics: "The Goals for Gifted Education - Eminence or Creativity, Contribution and Character?" and "Guiding Oversensitive Children Toward Confidence"

Thursday, Oct. 17: Conference Title: "Engaging The Mind & Heart - Character Education for Gifted Learners"

Denver , CO

 

Nov. 5, 2013

Avon Lake TV - *Bullying Show #3 - 4:00 pm

*Show airing starting on Wed., November 13 at 5:00 am/pm and 11:00 am/pm on government access (12 on Time Warner and 21 on W.O.W. in Avon Lake) and will run for two weeks.

The avonlake.pegcentral.com link is:
http://avonlake.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=d4ae0a6595efb516da93b4b1ab021c84

Avon Lake, OH
Nov. 7-10, 2013

NAGC—National Association for Gifted Children
Thursday, Nov. 7: "Making a Difference: Steps to Reversing Underachievement"
Presented with Del Siegle, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut and D. Betsy McCoach, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut 12:30-2:15 pm

Friday, Nov. 8: "Helping Anxious Children Shift Into High Gear"

Friday, Nov. 8: "Gearing Girls Up for STEM Careers"

Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 14-16, 2013

GT Parent Connection
GT Students: How They Are Different and What Services and Supports Are Needed

Topics: "Counseling Strategies for Gifted Children & Their Parents", "Underachievement Syndrome: An Educational Epidemic", "Understanding the Emotional Impact of GT", "How to Understand Our GT Children & Help Them Maximize Their Gifts" and "Equity/Diversity (Re: GT students are a special needs sub-population similar to ELL or Special Education Students)"

Reno, NV
 
2012 Speaking Schedule
 
Feb. 6-20
Crystal Symphony Cruise - From Miami to Rio de Janeiro
"Getting Along with Your Adult Children"
"See Jane Win: How Girls Become Successful Women"
"Smart Parenting and Wise Grandparenting for Smart Kids "
"Working in Television: Behind the scenes on Today, 20/20 and Oprah"
Rio de Janeiro
April 5
Harvard School of Public Health
"Good Enough" vs Perfect Parenting: Where is The Fine Line?
Boston, MA
April 12-13
Schaumburg School District
Parent Evening: "Parenting for Achievement"
Teacher Workshop: "Teaching for Achievement"
Schaumburg, IL
April 26-27
Anchorage School District
Parent Evening: "Parenting for Achievement"
Teacher Workshop: "Pressures Gifted Children Feel"
Anchorage, AK
April 30
Mat-SU School District
Teacher Workshop: "Guiding Gifted Children for Achievement"
Palmer, AK
May 17-31
Silversea Cruises - SilverShadow
"Smart Parenting and Wise Grandparenting for Smart Kids"
"Relating to Your Children When They're Adults"
"See Jane Win: How Competitive Girls Become Successful Women"
"See Jane Win Abroad: How the Lives of Arab Women are Changing"
"Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer"
"Working in Television: Behind the Scenes on 20/20, Today, and Oprah"
Tokyo, Japan to Seward, Alaska
June 11
Archdiocese of Louisville, Summer Institute
Workshop: "How Educators Can Prevent and Reverse Underachievement, Including the Importance of Differentiating Curriculum"
Louisville, KY
August 24, 27, 28, & 30

Menlo Park Academy
8/24: Teacher Inservice
8/27: New Kindergarten Families: "Parenting for Achievement"
8/27: New Grade 1-3 Families: "Parenting for Achievement"
8/27: New Grade 4-8 Families: "Parenting for Achievement"

Cleveland, OH
Sept. 28
Alabama Association for Gifted Children
Keynote: "Pressures Gifted Chilren Feel and Why They Underachieve"
Breakout: "Preventing and Reversing Underachievement"
Birmingham, AL
Oct. 4
Tennessee Association for Gifted Children
Keynote: "Pressures Gifted Chilren Feel and Why They Underachieve"
Breakout: "Preventing and Reversing Underachievement"
Nashville, TN
Oct. 14 & 15
Ohio Association for Gifted Children
Parent Keynote: "Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child"
Teacher Keynote: "The Gifted Child: Superachiever or Underachiever"
Breakout: "Preventing and Reversing Underachievement"
Columbus, OH
Oct. 18
Ruth Feldman Memorial Lecture
Keynote: "Parenting Gifted Children for Achievement and Fulfillment"
New Jersey
Oct. 27
Westshore Council of the International Reading Association Westlake
"The Reading Key to Lifelong Achievement"
Westlake, OH
Nov. 3 & 5
Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Children
Nov. 3, Parents Workshop
Morning: "Understanding and Helping Underachieving Gifted Children"
Afternoon: "Strategies to Help Underachieving Gifted Children"
Nov. 5, Teacher Workshop
Morning: "Using the Tri-Focal Model for Gifted Children"
Afternoon: "Counseling Strategies for Parents of Gifted Children"
Hong Kong, China
Nov. 15-18
NAGC—National Association for Gifted Children
Nov. 17: "My 'Top Ten' for Preventing and Reversing Underachievement"
Nov. 18: "Reaching Beyond the Summit for Middle Schoolers"
Denver, Co


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(This schedule is subject to change without notice. Updated: 3/2/2017)