The Common Ground speaker program kicks off this year with Paul Stoltz, Ph.D., speaking on resilience and optimism; he will be appearing at Harker on Tues., Oct.4 a 7 p.m. in the Nichols Hall atrium on the upper school campus at 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. Stoltz is founder and CEO of the PEAK Learning research and consulting firm and one of the nation’s top experts on human resilience. He created the AQ (Adversity Quotient) Method of measuring and fostering resilience, which is currently used by many Fortune 500 companies and leading business schools. In this back-to-school special, Stoltz explores how families may apply AQ techniques to encourage positive mindsets that promote greater learning, optimism, resilience and happiness. Stoltz’ best-selling books include “Put Your Mindset to Work” and “The Adversity Advantage: Turning Everyday Struggles into Everyday Greatness.”
Parents of students enrolled in Common Ground member schools may attend free of charge. Non-members may attend for a $20 admission fee.
Common Ground is a coalition of Bay Area schools that organizes events featuring experts in various fields to enhance parent education. Hosting of these events is rotated among the various schools throughout the year.
Dr. Paul Stoltz’ appearance schedule:
Tues., Oct. 4, 9 a.m.
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Boulevard
Tues., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
The Harker Upper School
500 Saratoga Avenue
Wed., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
302 Portola Road