Leadership in a Time of Crisis

This interactive webinar focuses on the psychological demands of camp leaders as they absorb the panic of those around them, calm them, and find themselves making tough decisions in an emotionally and economically uncertain environment. Ample time will be available to engage with presenters.


Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is a consultant, author, and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 700 schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in South and Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Michael served on the ACA National Board and has offered countless hours to the camp community.  He and co-author Dan Kindlon wrote the New York Times best-selling book Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, which has been the bestselling book on the psychology of boys for sixteen years. He is also the author of Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons and It’s a Boy!: Your Son’s Development from Birth to Eighteen.   Along with Catherine O'Neill Grace and Larry Cohen, Ph.D., Dr. Thompson wrote Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems and Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Worlds of Children, about which Publishers Weekly declared, "Not since Dr. Spock and Penelope Leach has there been such a sensitive and practical guide to raising healthy children. 

Robert Evans, Ed.D. is a psychologist and school consultant. A former high school and pre-school teacher, and a former child and family therapist, he has consulted to more than 1,700 schools, public and private, both in the U.S. and internationally, working with teachers, administrators, boards, and parents. His presentations are known for their lively wit and plain talk. He is the author of many articles and three books: Seven Secrets of The Savvy School Leader: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving; The Human Side of School Change; and Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with The Crisis in Childrearing. 

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Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Robert Evans, Ed.D.