Seminars

As a benefit of membership we offer information sessions for parents and teachers with professional guest speakers. Topics include identification, asynchronous development, acceleration, underachievement and more. Discounted entry to information sessions and other activities for members.

See below a list of the many seminars and information sessions we have offered since 1999! Upcoming events and seminars can be found on our events page.

Year Term Speaker Topic
2014 1 Dr Susan Nikakis Why Fostering Creativity & Encouraging Innovation is Important for Your Child
2 Penny Willoughby & Christine Ireland Double Seminar: Perspectives on Parenting & Education Gifted Children, Understanding and Supporting Social and Emotional Development in Gifted Children: A New Perspective
3 Penny Willoughby Helping Highly Able Children & Teenagers Manage and Move Beyond the Stressful Challenges of Being Able
4 Gifted Support Network Expo 2014 Exhibitors: Born To Soar, Bradfield Dumpleton Cartooning, CHIP, Exceptional Children, GATEWAYS, Gifted Resources, GSN Tech Table, Hawker Brownlow, Home Education Network, Kids Like Us, MENSA, Robotics Club, SEAL, The Philosophy Club, Thinking Outside the Box, VAGTC, WiseOnes. Presenters: Carolyn Giles, Born To Soar; Ann Jackson, Kids Like Us; Susan Wight, Home Education Network. 
2013 1 Murray Evely Helping Gifted Children and Young Adolescents Make – and Keep - Friends
2 David Southwick MP Chair of the Victorian Government Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Children
3 Dr Gail Byrne Understanding Social and Emotional Development in Gifted Children
4 Martin Jellinek Gifted Children and the Traditional Education System: Avoiding the Pitfalls
2012 2 Dr Claire Spicer Self Efficacy - Helping Gifted Students Increase Their Motivation & Self-Belief
3 Martin Jellinek The Impact of Social & Emotional Issues on the Academic Outcomes & Well-Being of Gifted Learners.
4 Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey Identifying and Supporting Development in Young Gifted Children.
2011 1 Dr Susan Nikakis The social and emotional lives of gifted children and the challenges of parenting and teaching them.
2 Christine Ireland Questions frequently asked by parents and teachers of gifted children
3 GSN Lunch VAGTC Parent seminar
4 Susan Wade Giftedness and the Autism spectrum
2010 1 Penny Willoughby Spot the difference – a practical approach to differentiation for gifted children
2 Pat Slattery What do you mean by the Sensitive Gifted child?
3 Assoc. Professor John Munro Assisting Gifted Underachievers
4 Twilight Gifted Expo Expo
2009 1 Jodie Valpied Gifted Introverts from the inside out
2 Shaun Hately Helping the gifted survive and prosper
3 Leonie Kronborg Identifying Gifted students at home and in the classroom
4 Dave Harrison Liaising with your gifted child’s school
2008 1 Gail Burn Understanding Gifted Children’s IQ assessments
2 Judy Connell (CEO) & Kalliopi Giacco (Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College) Gifted Services in Schools
3 Glenison Alsop Smart Girls / Bright Boys: are gender differences fact or furphy
4 Jennifer Grant The Advocacy journey
2007 1 Alison Brown Discipline with Dignity – One Step Ahead
3 Lynne Mackenzie-Sykes Acceleration & Advocacy: The Challenge Continues
4 Star Jump (EXPO) Helping Gifted Visual Spatial Learners
4 Wiseones Enrichment Program for Gifted Students
4 Curious Kids Enhancing Children’s Learning Through Play
2006 2 Suzanne Wakefield Handwriting – Getting it “Write” for Gifted Children
3 Jodie Valpied Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children
2005 1 Jan Elsner Coaching Gifted Children: Permission to Shine
2 Karen Green Curriculum Differentiation: Strategies to Cater for Gifted Students in the Classroom
3 Lesley Sword Understanding Giftedness Emotional Intensity and Sensitivity
4 Maureen Theobold Managing Boredom: Is it good for you
2004 2 Lynne Mackenzie-Sykes To Have and To Be. The Joy & the Challenge”
3 Andrea Truckenbrodt Early School Entry
4 Jo Freitag Learning Ladder sales night
2003 1 Karin Morrison (Bialik College) Creativity and the Young Gifted Child
1 Paula Touzeau Dual Exceptionalities- gifted children with learning disabilities- a parents perspective
2 Glenison Alsop Motivation & Self Esteem in CHIP
2002 1 Helen McFarlane What Catholic Schools are doing for Gifted Students
1 Lynne Mackenzie-Sykes Acceleration and Advocacy: the challenge continues
2 none  
3 Millicent Henry (CHIP) Selecting Schools & Scholarship Testing
3 Anne Jackson Parenting the Gifted
4 none  
2001 1 Liz Robinson (DEET) Developing Curriculum for Gifted Learners
1 Elaine Brownlow Book Resources on giftedness for Parents and Teachers
2 Lesley Sword Living with Intensity
2 Jen McVeity Adults as Editors for Gifted  Students
3 Pat Minton Software for Gifted/Highly able Children
3 Christine Martin Perfectionism and the Highly Able/Gifted Child
4 Leonie Kronborg Programming for the Gifted
2000 1 Liz Robinson (DEET) What Schools are Doing to Motivate Gifted Children
1 Christina Martin Underachievement & Motivation
2 Lesley Sword Emotional Intensity & Sensitivity
2 Gail Byrne Bibliotherapy
3 Anne Jackson Living With Your Gifted Child
3 Millicent Henry (CHIP) Choosing a School & Scholarship Testing
4 Dr Mary Ainley (Melb Uni) ‘Curiosity and Commitment’ – Investigating the motivatin of achievement in gifted students
4 Dr John Geake (Melb Uni) Implications of Brain research for gifted education
1999 3 Sally Baker Unmasking the Gifted: Recognising the gifted child that doesn’t want to be recognized and then what?
3 Rhonda Collins (PACSA) Different Children, Different Needs
3 Rhonda Collins (PACSA) A Special School for Gifted Children
4 Peter Bennett (MGG) Teaching Philosophy
4 Lyn Kelly Virtual School for the Gifted