Unforgettable Keynotes, Workshops, and Webinars

Prep4Live Events will Inspire and Improve Your Team!

Dr. Thurber's TOP 10 Most Requested Topics Include:

The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure
Preserving Professional Teacher-Student Boundaries
Cracking Kids’ Secret Code
Preventing and Treating Homesickness
Providing Balanced and Effective Feedback
The Synergy of Schools and Summer Camps
Kids Do Dumb Stuff: Intelligent Failure
International Students’ Mental Health and Success
Promoting Social Justice through Courageous Ignorance
Skillful Discipline and the The Problem with Punishment

“Dear Dr. Thurber, I cannot thank you enough for your awesome presentation on Teaching Students to Fail last week at Purnell for the Association of Independent Schools of New Jersey! We learned a ton and it has already helped me as a teacher and a parent!”

Dr. Nicole Lynn MartoneHead of Upper School - Ranney School

Prep4Live Delivers the Goods

Chris Thurber’s live events always showcase his trademark combination of practical strategies, audience participation, and relevant research (peppered with humor, of course). Because his engaging style makes learning stick, Dr. Thurber has been invited to provide inspirational keynotes, workshops, and webinars to schools, camps, and companies on five continents. No matter how challenging the topic, your team will love a Prep4Live event hosted by Dr. Thurber.

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Booking a Prep4Live Event is as easy as 1-2-3

1. Dream a Little

Imagine your ideal format (keynote, workshops, group consultation, or individual meeting), then narrow your focus to one or more of these themes.

  • Leadership & Parenting
  • Mental Health & Behavior
  • Physical & Emotional Safety
  • Social Justice
  • Supervision & Management
  • Youth Development

Once you have a general idea of what kind of Prep4Live event is best for you, it’s time to get specific. Click the button below to read descriptions of popular topics.

2. Talk It Over

To best meet your needs, please reserve a time to discuss your chosen format, focus, and topics with Dr. Thurber. As you plan your event, consider:

  • Areas / Activities with Highest Risk
  • Your Team’s Top Training Needs
  • The Time Your Team Can Commit
  • Other Planned Training Events
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Laws and Accreditation Standards

With these parameters in mind, click the button below to complete the Contact Dr. Thurber form. You may also email [email protected] or call (603) 557-8111.

3. Reserve Your Date

After finalizing the details of your Prep4Live event, you will receive a Letter of Agreement to review and sign. To complete your booking, please:

  • Review your Letter of Agreement
  • Sign and return the Agreement
  • Mail or wire a 50% deposit
  • Distribute handouts to your team
  • Prepare necessary A/V, if included
  • Call (603) 557-8111 with questions

Please note that your booking is finalized only after your deposit is received. You may mail a check or make a secure online payment with a credit card by clicking below.