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Keynote Speaker on Bullying Prevention

Conference Testimonial

“I wanted to say a huge thank you for your contribution to a great conference. I knew that your energy and humor would be a great way to close the day. I’ve heard great feedback and we are looking forward to continuing to work together.!”

— Keli Wickersham, Event Coordinator, Girl Bullying & Empowerment National Conference

Learning Objectives

These are the exact points that Jeff will cover with your audience.


The Secret to Empowering Kids

1. Participants will learn how to play a unique, improvisational game that educates children in why they are bullied, and how to stop it immediately.

When participants infuse this game into their current prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation efforts, they will help students grow in emotional resilience, build empathy and kindness, and develop effective leadership skills.


Building Resilience

2. Participants will learn the top-ten socio-emotional resilience items that must be identified for a child to become truly emotionally resilient to bullying behaviors.

Each will learn how to apply the “Peace Sign Approach”, using a role-playing game to a child’s area of weakness, to build and promote emotional strength.


Understanding Social Aggression Through a Growth Mindset

3. Participants will learn a simplified definition of bullying/social aggression that allows them more clearly understand this complex issue, and how to respond to it more effectively.

Furthermore, they will learn how to keep a positive mindset that enables them to see the bullying problem as an educational opportunity for a student’s social and emotional growth.

Jeff Veley Peace Ambassador Motivational Speaker

Conference Keynote Speaker

Research has identified resilience education as a promising solution for the modern bullying problem.  The challenge is this, “How do we identify a child’s emotional weaknesses and teach them to become more emotionally resilient?”   Jeff Veley will provide tools to identify and strengthen children in their specific areas of need.

As a youth treatment specialist who’s spent years working on the front lines, in schools and residential treatment programs, Jeff understands how important it is to find simple techniques that work immediately!

Unlike many programs that rely on school-wide systems and significant time to implement, Jeff’s approach focuses on empowering students with social and emotional skills.

Attendees will learn a practical approach to social aggression, that’s psychologically-sound, and rooted in best practices.  This approach gives students the ability to change their own situation, rather than waiting on the environment around them to change.  As a result, students grow in the areas of self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.

Educators and mental health professionals that utilize Jeff’s techniques, will find that they spend far less time intervening, and more time teaching and coaching.

Jeff’s session is high-energy, and infused with stories of student success, including the best practices from the latest research on resilience, wisdom from the ages, and plenty of humor. His teaching methods include lecturing, interactive role-playing with audience members, and group discussion.

(Duration:  60-min keynote or 90-min interactive)

The “Peace Sign Approach” to bullying is based on best practices including social and emotional learning, resilience education, and cognitive behavior therapy.

It is in harmony with Love & Logic, WhyTry Resilience Education, PBIS, Character Education, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Merrill’s Strong Kids, Bucket Fillers, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, The Four Agreements, The Golden Rule, and wisdom from the ages.

Breakout Sessions

These sessions can be added to Jeff’s keynote.


SQUABBLES®, Your Game Plan for Aggression

Experience the conflict resolution system that empowers students through play.  SQUABBLES® gameifies conflict resolution, bullying prevention, and resilience education.

Building a Golden Rule School

What would happen if kindness went viral on campus?  Learn how to turn student leaders into Golden Rule Ambassadors through lessons on civility and citizenship.

Helping Kids Manage Anger

A three-step process to prevent, intervene, and positively respond to anger based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy.


If you’re interested in bringing Jeff for an upcoming conference, contact us for more information.