WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND


Do you want to be more effective, happier, and fulfilled at work? While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach (and we’re not pretending there aren’t significant systemic and structural changes also needed), what we can promise you is that if you commit to meaningfully engaging with the content in Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and The Onward Workbook, your fulfillment, happiness, and effectiveness will increase. That’s a big promise, but one we stand behind. 

The Onward Book Club offers a year of monthly book study discussions for individuals and groups to grow resilience in a supportive community. Based on the 12-month curriculum in the books, Onward and The Onward Workbook, the book study will provide strategies and practices to help you deepen your resilience. 

The book focuses on the 12 habits that cultivate resilience and their correlating dispositions and provides a roadmap for how to feel more effective, more fulfilled, and happier at work.

📖 Move Beyond the Book
This book study provides you with an opportunity to connect with and learn from educators around the world. As you process your learning and practice new strategies together, you’ll experience the potential of supporting yourself and each other to create healthy, resilient communities. You’ll be amazed by the connections you will make in a short period of time and the inspiration you’ll find in this experience. You’ll return to your organizations feeling energized and hopeful about what can be done in schools, and about your potential for impact.

Onward Book Club

Learn about this book study series from Elena Aguilar.

WHAT’S REQUIRED

Participants must have their own copy of Onward. This book is required for prework reading each month and is not included in the registration fee. We also highly recommend having your own copy of The Onward Workbook, though it is not strictly required.

The virtual engagement takes place on Zoom and requires Zoom (5.8.6 or higher)* and a computer. If you have access needs or accommodation requests, please email support@brightmorningteam.com. We will do our best to meet accessibility needs. 

*Currently Zoom does not allow for auto-captioning in breakout rooms, which we frequently use in workshops. Please let us know if you require captioning in all spaces to access virtual learning.



YOUR INVESTMENT


Participants may join the book study at any time as each month’s discussion will be recorded and access made available through the duration of the learning experience.

*To register a group, pay by invoice, or pay by purchase order, please complete this Pay by Invoice/PO form.



DATES AND TIMES

2023-2024 Sessions (first Thursday of each month):

  • June 1, 2023

  • July 6, 2023

  • August 3, 2023

  • September 7, 2023

  • October 5, 2023

  • November 2, 2023

  • December 7, 2023

  • January 4, 2024

  • February 1, 2024

  • March 7, 2024

  • April 4, 2024

  • May 2, 2024


2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time // 11:00am-12:00pm Pacific Time




HOW YOU’LL SPEND YOUR TIME 

  • Connecting in community with people all over the world

  • Identifying powerful passages from readings and integrating them into your practices

  • Developing tools to cultivate your resilience from the 12 habits and dispositions

  • Our 2023-2024 cohort will meet on the first Thursday of each month starting June 2023. Discussions are 60 minutes each with assigned pre-work and reading.



WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Anyone seeking to deepen their resilience, groups that are interested in using Onward as text in their school or community, or anyone familiar with Onward who wants to go deeper with the text. 




WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

Course access and recording: All sessions will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the last virtual session to help supplement learning.

Accommodating participants with disabilities: Bright Morning strives to provide universal access to all of our events. Please contact support@brightmorningteam.com as soon as possible to request disability accommodations. Advanced notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. A full refund will be issued, and the registration will be canceled without penalty if we are unable to provide satisfactory accommodations. You can learn more by visiting our Accessibility Services page. 

Cancellation policy:

  • 10 or more days prior to the event – Full refund

  • Less than 10 days prior to the event – No refund

  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferable. For more details about our cancellation policy and transfers, visit our FAQ page.


In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternative learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

How to Register

  • 1. Choose the payment method that works for you: credit card or invoice/PO.

  • 2. If registering by credit card, check your inbox for a course access email and receipt.

  • 3. If registering a group, please use the Group Registration/Pay By Invoice form. Our team will follow up in 2-3 business days.

Individual Registration by Credit Card

To register as an individual, pay by credit card for instant enrollment and access to course materials. This option requires registering one individual at a time.

Group Registration or Pay by Invoice/PO

About the Presenter

Presenter

Nita Creekmore

Nita Creekmore is an Instructional Coach who has been in education for 17 years. She taught in grades 1, 2 and 5 for 13 years before becoming an Elementary School Instructional Coach. Nita obtained her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2002 from the University of South Carolina and her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership in 2013 from the University of Virginia. Nita began Love. Teach. Bless. on Instagram in 2015 as a fun hobby highlighting the fun things that she did with her first grade class. From there, Love. Teach. Bless. has grown to be a thriving, collaborative space for educators. Nita believes in holding inclusive spaces that are on the journey of equity for all—especially for folx from marginalized and oppressed groups. In her free time, she loves practicing yoga, spending time with her family and friends, attending her kids’ extracurricular activities, and relaxing with a good book. Nita is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia, and currently lives just outside Atlanta, GA with her husband and four children.