Schedule of Workshops and Events

Workshops for 2019:

Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, Hawaii

Date: January 5-8, 2019
Location: Hilton Waikiki Hawaiian Village
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

If you are attending the conference, I will be presenting a 90-minute experiential workshop on January 5th at 8:00am on the basics of Unstorying! Come join us and see what Unstorying is all about.

All the World’s a Stage: The Creative Arts as a Tool for Character Development and Transformation in San Francisco, CA


Date: Friday – February 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Lick-Wilmerding High School
755 Ocean Ave,
San Francisco, California  94112


This workshop through is for K-12 Creative Arts Teachers or anyone who wants to incorporate more social-emotional learning into their coursework with students.

Join Dr. Nicole Kavner Miller as she explores the power of creative arts education in effectively teaching social-emotional learning skills to students. Whether through theater, fine arts, movement, writing, or music, the creative arts enable us to look deeply into the artistic mirror, and shine a light on aspects of who we are, and who we want to be. Creative Arts teachers have seen this transformation unfold time and time again.

This workshop will offer discussion, journaling, experiential activities, ideas, and strategies you can bring back to your own classrooms, to foster your students’ character development, explore their inner worlds, strengthen their interpersonal dynamics, and build self-confidence.

Tentative Agenda:

  • The Power of the Creative Arts in Character Development – An overview and discussion
  • Each topic will focus on specific social-emotional learning concepts and associated experiential activities:
    • Writing
    • Art
    • Movement and music
    • Performance activity
  • Closing discussion and strategy session

Registration includes coffee and lunch

Member Schools

$125 for first registrant from a school / $100 for additional attendees


$200 for first registrant from a school / $175 for additional attendees

For more information, or to attend this workshop, please: Click Here To Register

NYSAIS Workshop: Unstorying: A 360° Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum in Oyster Bay, NY

Date: Thursday – February 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: East Woods School

31 Yellow Cote Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771  map

To attend this workshop, please: Register Here

Who should attend?  K-12 Faculty, Administration, Social Emotional Learning Coordinators, Advisors 


This experiential workshop will discuss the process of Unstorying, a tool for creating more authentic relationships with the teachers, administrators, students, and parents in your school community, as well as within our personal lives. School communities strive to be nurturing environments, which endeavor to foster a child’s academic and social-emotional growth, but unfortunately, many times, we fall into story patterns with each other which create distrust, divisions, and miscommunication. Unstorying explores why this happens and how to dissolve those issues with intention; why seemingly unimportant conflicts seem to trigger strong emotional responses, and how you can “see through” those experiences to have more clarity in your relationships, and find more peace in your life. Strategies will be given for stepping back from triggering scenarios, and communicating more clearly and honestly with your self and others, as well as practical applications adapted for your school community.

A tentative outline for the day:

  • Opening activity
  • Introduction to Unstorying: What is it and why do we need to un-story ourselves?
  • School community dynamics and the need for a 360° approach to Social Emotional Learning
  • Observations from the implementation of Unstorying at East Woods School
  • Unstorying nuts and bolts:
    • Recognizing the trigger stories we carry and why
    • 10-second rule/Responding vs. Reacting
    • Clear, honest, kind communication
    • Footsteps conflict resolution process
    • Creating communities of kindness
  • Resistance to Unstorying, or “Why wouldn’t you want to gain more clarity in your relationships with colleagues, students, and the rest of the school community?”
  • Designing and adapting an Unstorying program at your school
  • Closing discussion and reflection

To attend this workshop, please: Register Here

Fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch and all materials.

Substantial discounts are available for groups registering together. 

  • 5-9 attendees @ $175.
  • 10-20 attendees @ $150. 

Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event

    •    NYSAIS members – $215.00
•    Non-members – $260.00

Early Discount of $20.00 will apply until 2 weeks before the event.
Late Fee of $10.00 will apply within 2 days of the event.

* Note: Payment is by credit card only.

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I am also available for individual sessions, please contact me directly at to arrange for a session.

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See you Beyond the Story…Nicole Miller

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