Keynote Speaker on Bullying Prevention

In-Person 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

Virtual Conference Testimonial

“I’ve never been that engaged on a ZOOM meeting, ever!  We felt like we were watching a TV show. It’s hard to believe that the training was 7 hours. The time flew by and we left wanting more. I’ve been a part of many virtual trainings and I’ve never felt that way before. It was unbelievable!”

— Jacquelyn Van Orden
Principal, Vernon Township School District

SQUABBLES® Learning Objectives

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


Identifying Types of Aggression

What happened? Participants will learn the four types of aggression along with quick interventions.

This helps grownups replace the abstract, unhelpful, overused, and emotionally-charged word “bullying” with clear language that gets to the root of the problem (aggression).

Managing Emotions

How do you feel? Learn the most effective ways to help students de-escalate and manage their feelings, after experiencing aggression.

With 3 questions, you can move a child from “mad” to “glad”, helping them find an updside to the let down, and foster a resilient (growth) mindset.

Resolving Conflicts

Why were they mean? How will you respond? Once you know the 3 reasons why people are aggressive, it’s easy to tell why someone is being mean and stop them in two easy steps.

The SQUABBLES® Intervention Games allows students to practice conflict resolution skills in a safe environment, with a caring adult.

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 brings a playful solution to a painful problem and empowers students through play. SQUABBLES® gameifies bullying prevention, resilience education, and mental health.

Participants will learn the three questions to help students respond to aggression and resolve social conflicts. Additionally, they’ll leave with practical intervention games and strategies.

Jeff is the Director of Implementation for the
SQUABBLES® Institute for Conflict Resolution

Building a Golden Rule School

Learn how educators are transforming their schools by turning students into Golden Rule Ambassadors.

Attendees will learn the Four Areas of Influence for cultural change. This presentation can be tailored towards administrators that are passionate for creating systemic change or teachers/counselors who are seeking practical classroom lessons and student leadership opportunities.

Jeff is recognized as a Peace Ambassador by the United Nations
and the Global Ambassador for The Campus Peace Initiative


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