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Michael Brandwein

Educator/speaker/staff trainer
Michael (michaelbrandwein.com) is a nationally award-winning expert on youth development and training for camps, schools, and other youth programs. His reputation is international: He has presented in all 50 states and on six of the seven continents. Michael is the number one best-selling author of staff training and supervision books for camps, including Training Terrific Staff (Volumes 1 & 2), Super Staff SuperVision, Learning Leadership: How to Develop Outstanding Teen Leadership Training Programs at Camp, and Skill of the Day: What Great Leaders of Young People Do and Say. His latest best-seller is called Growing Great Qualities in Kids: The L.A.S.E.R.B.E.A.M. Technique for Bringing Out the Best in Young People. Michael wrote and presented three Emmyâ award-winning television programs on communicating with children. and wrote and performed for two years on Beyond the Magic Door, a weekly Emmy® award-winning Jewish educational television program broadcast on CBS in Chicago and produced by the Chicago Board of Rabbis. Michael has been a keynote speaker at national conferences for the American Camp Association and many other national associations serving educators and youth professionals, including BBYO, the Jewish Learning Institute, Jewish Community Center Association, National Council of Jewish Women, and the North American Alliance for Jewish Youth. Michael keynoted the International Camping Congress, the global conference held in Russia for 1,250 camp professionals from over 30 countries. He is a frequent staff trainer for individual camps, schools, and Michael has served on the national board of directors of the ACA. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife Donna and their two sons.