Dr. Packer lectures and conducts workshops across the United States and around the world, meeting with parents, administrators, teachers, counselors, youth-care professionals, and students. Given his experience as a school head, developmental psychologist, substance abuse prevention specialist, and etiquette authority for teens, Dr. Packer’s topics vary widely and include: manners (presented very politely); parenting; healthy highs; nurturing creativity; school-based substance abuse prevention; encouraging student non-use of alcohol and other drugs; "parent raising" (for teens); and creating safe, civil, supportive, and tolerant school climates.
Many of the hundreds of topics covered in How Rude!, Dr. Packer’s award-winning etiquette guide for teens, can be mixed and matched to form the basis of a lively presentation (e.g., 21st-century online etiquette; social media do’s and don’ts; the art of conversation; friendship problems; body talk, hygiene, and disgusting habits, etc.).
Numerous education and parenting associations have invited Dr. Packer to present at their events and conferences, including the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of American Schools of South America (AASSA), Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Tri-Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico; European League for Middle Level Education (ELMLE), Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Dr. Packer was a keynote speaker at an all-day parenting conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City along with co-presenters Howard Gardner, Penelope Leach, and Adele Faber.
A hallmark of Dr. Packer’s work with schools, parent organizations, and education associations is his flexibility and willingness to individualize his presentations to best meet the needs, interests, and scheduling formats of your community. For more information, please contact Dr. Packer.