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ABT in Education and Business


The following is a select list of workshops and national conferences at which the Asset-Based Thinking™ work has been shared with others by ABT in Action by Lori Dixon unless otherwise stated:

  • ISACS Regional Conference, St. Louis, MO; three individual workshops on Asset-Based Thinking presented by 1) Lori Dixon, 2) Dr. Kathryn Cramer, and 3) Dean Ena Shelley (Butler University), Dr. Arthur Hochman (Butler University), Dr. Catharine Pangan (Butler University), and Dr. Angela Lupton (Butler University);

  • Odyssey School, Austin, TX; ABT Positive Change Process training, ABT Connection Coaching, ABT Huddles;

  • Christel House DORS, Indianapolis, IND; ABT Innovator’s Conference and Café, ABT Webinars;

  • Key Learning School, Indianapolis, IND; ABT Innovator’s Conference and Café;

  • Lincoln-Way School District, Chicago, IL; ABT Innovator’s Conference and Café (8 local districts participated), Partnership with Administration and Asset Coaches to support development of ABT Asset Moment Curriculum; 

  • Summer Institutes in partnership with College of the Pacific in Modesto, CA; summer college program on ABT and teaching; supports ABT workshops and trainings by providing graduate level credit nationally to our programs;

  • Kids at Hope Regional Master’s Academy in Tacoma, Washington; keynote and workshop;

  • Gervin Academy in San Antonio, TX and Phoenix, AZ; coaching, ABT Huddles, ABT Activator Training

  • Shortridge Middle and High School, Indianapolis, IND; ABT Activator and ABT Culture workshop;

  • Irving ISD, TX; guidance counselors for elementary ABT Activator workshops and creation of a school-based curriculum for guidance lessons using ABT and literature-based integration;

  • Tolleson High School District, Tolleson, AZ; ABT Activator and ABT Literacy Infusion for High School focus;

  • Juvenile Justice Program in Durango, CO; ABT infusion into youth program with adjudicated youth; data collection;

  • California Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) workshop;

  • World Vision Youth Empowerment Summit in Dallas, current national partnership, Texas keynote and workshop;

  • Volunteer Center of North Texas in Dallas, Texas, multiple staff workshops and outreach events;

  • Seasons of Change in Dallas, Texas, workshop for leaders;

  • Education is Freedom; multiple workshops for leaders and the Mayor’s Summer Intern Program in Dallas, Texas workshops, which includes over 400 youth each session for the last 5 years;

  • Sabor Latino Business Group, Dallas, Texas, ABT workshops;

  • St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas; ABT Activator Training for faculty and staff and infusion of ABT into their Summer Bridge Program for students, supports ABT in Texas by offering CPE’s for our workshops and trainings;

  • Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana; numerous workshops  on ABT, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning workshop and ABT Activator Training for Facilitators; Bullying Prevention Program;

  • Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois; coach and mentor training for the TNT Program in Chicago Public Schools; webinar and face to face training;

  • Houston Area Association of the Education for the Young Child (HAAEYC) Annual Conference Keynote;

  • Austin Association of the Education for the Young Child (AAEYC) Annual Conference Keynote and workshops; Annual Leadership Summit Workshop;

  • Texas Association of the Education for the Young Child (TAEYC) Annual Conference Keynote, Workshops, Leadership Summits;

  • First United Methodist in Huntsville, Alabama; Early Childhood Program; ABT and Faith-based;

  • Trinity Christian Academy in Dallas, TX; ABT faith in action workshop and bible study;

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