The New Jersey School Boards Association will host a webinar, “Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome” on Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m.

Are you high achieving, yet you still doubt your worth? Do you often attribute your success to luck rather than hard work and talent? If so, you are not alone. You might be surprised to find out how many exceptional and accomplished professionals suffer from impostor syndrome.

In this presentation we will define what it is and how we can identify this all-too-common self-limiting belief about ourselves. We will discuss ways to ameliorate its effects on our careers, so we can own our greatness and stop doubting the value we bring to our organizations. This webinar is part of the Women’s Leadership Series. All are welcome.

About the Speaker: Laine Whitaker, MSL

Laine Whitaker, MSL is the vice president of professional learning at Effective School Solutions, co-host of the ESS Mindbeat podcast and a keynote speaker. She has over 15 years of teaching experience serving at-risk youth at the New Jersey State Department of Children and Families, Office of Education. Additionally, she was the director of experiential learning at a Philadelphia charter school before transitioning to consulting.

Whitaker is an advanced trainer of The Nurtured Heart Approach, a certified youth mental health first aid instructor and holds several parenting and youth group facilitator certifications. She has a social work certification from Rutgers University, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Cabrini University, where she was also an adjunct professor. At Cabrini, Whitaker taught a course on Social-Emotional Learning, which she designed for education majors. At ESS, she uses her knowledge and passion for school-based mental health to offer professional learning, coaching and consulting to district leaders, educators and parents.

Webinar Information This webinar offers one Board Member Academy credit. Members must pre-register to attend this webinar.

For questions regarding NJSBA webinars, please contact Michael Kvidahl via email.