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Ideas@TheWillows Speaker Series

Learning in Action!

Ideas@TheWillows is a collaborative community generating and exchanging ideas to enhance the knowledge of parents, extend the vision of educators, engage life-long learners, enlighten our community, and enrich the classroom experience.

Our speaker events, workshops, film screenings, panels, partnerships, blogs, and mentoring opportunities are intentionally designed to continue the education and empower the growth of great minds. We open our events to all of Los Angeles and beyond to share wisdom and build partnerships with our larger community. Our events open to all extend our mission to build bridges culturally and educationally by seeking ways to partner with our neighbors and engage locally and globally.

Welcome to The Willows Community!

Marc Brackett at The Willows, LA Private School

Marc Brackett, Ph.D, founding Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Lead Developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning, and author of Permission to Feel.

Ilyon Woo, Master Slave Husband Wife, at The Willows Community School

Ilyon Woo, New York Times Bestselling Author of Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom and contributor to The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Lisa Damour, The Willows, Los Angeles Private School

Dr. Lisa Damour, Clinical Psychologist, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Emotional lives of Teenagers, New York Times Columnist and CBS-TV News Contributor.

Michael Thompson at The Willows, School in LA

Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Internationally Acclaimed Psychologist, Speaker, Consultant, and New York Times Bestselling Author

Natterson and Kroll Puberty experts at The Willows Community School

Cara Natterson, MD, Pediatrician, Podcast Host, New York Times Bestselling Author & Vanessa Kroll Bennett, Puberty Expert, Podcaster, and Author.

Dasher Keltner on Awe, Willows Community School Los Angeles

Dacher Keltner, Psychologist, Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, University of California at Berkeley, and author of AWE, The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your life and The Power Paradox

More speakers will be announced prior to the 2024-2025 school year.

Dr. Lisa Damour Speaks to parents in the gym at The Willows, a private school in Los Angeles