Health/Wellness/Fitness Professionals

2020-2021 Schedule and Topics

Headways for Health/Wellness/Fitness Professionals will be facilitated by Carol Hatton, Director of Athletics at Roland Park Country School. Each meeting will occur from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Cohort meeting dates for the 2020-2021 program will be posted by early August 2020. Please note that NCGS is mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will ensure that discussion topics are timely and relevant.

Headways for Health/Wellness/Fitness Professionals is open to those in positions including but not limited to Athletic Director, Coaches, Director of Health & Wellness, Meditation/Yoga Instructor, Nutrition Teacher, Physical Education Teacher, School Counselor, Health & Wellness Teacher, etc.

October 2020: Social Emotional Learning

Topics to consider: resiliency, compassion, self-care, mindfulness, peer-ed programs, self-regulation, social responsibility, ubiquitous wellness programs throughout co-curricular, athletic and academic program

November 2020: Coaching, counseling and teaching Generation Z

Topics to consider: developing leaders to be competent and empathic; encouraging independence and self-directed learning; fostering healthy practices and self-management techniques; promoting mindfulness and strategies for combatting anxiety; use of technology to promote healthy habits

January 2021: Anxiety and Mental Health

Topics to consider: stress, depression, body image, girls’ relationship with food, perfectionism, parent relations, third party counseling services, counselor and coach self-care, confidentiality, coping, parent/student mental health education programs

February 2021: Transgender and Gender Identity

Topics to consider: gender spectrum and fluidity, non-conforming students, advocacy and education, role of school counselor; implications for athletic programs including roster policies, league rules, uniforms, locker room accommodations, overnight trips, coach sensitivity and professional development

April 2021: Healthy Relationships

Topics to consider: respect, self-esteem, trust, honesty, social media, healthy boundaries, anger control, conflict resolution, peer counseling and mentoring programs


Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, each cohort includes five conversation topics. A registration fee of $250 is required by each participant. Space is limited with preference given to new, first-time participants who can commit to joining every session within a cohort.

Advance-registration for the 2020-2021 Headways program is now open! Join the list to receive information ahead of the general registration period in late August.