Professional Development Center

Maine PBIS Conference 2022

PBIS Maine, A UMaine System Collaboration, is pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Maine Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Conference will take place on Friday, November 4, 2022: 

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November 4, 2022
9:00 am - 3:30 pm (check-in 8:30-9:00)
Augusta Civic Center

Registration - CLOSED/FULL as of 9/29

If you have any questions about the registration process, contact USM Conference Services at or 207-780-5960.

Registration Types and Fees

Individual registration: $195
Group registration (3+): $165*

*Note: Once you choose group registration for the "lead" registrant, you will be prompted to add guests, which you will do individually for each additional registrant. The lead registrant will be sent the invoice for the group.

Lead presenter: $0
Additional presenters in group: $195

Note: This rate applies to full-time undergraduate and full-time graduate (6 credits per semester for at least 2 semesters/year) students. 

Conference Overview

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a multi-tiered framework for developing positive, predictable, equitable, safe learning environments that address the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of ALL students. PBIS is being implemented in almost 75 schools throughout Maine and continues to gain momentum.

Sessions are designed to support schools seeking to start up or sustain PBIS efforts, including topics such as Social Emotional Learning, function-based thinking, MTSS, staff buy-in, classroom interventions and more.

Who Should Attend

Teachers, special educators, principals, special education directors, social workers, school counselors, school psychologists and state leaders are all encouraged to attend. Ideally, a school or district will send a team comprised of representatives of various grade levels, roles and administration.

Conference Outcomes

Conference outcomes include:

  • Acquire Universal, Tier 2, and Tier 3 strategies and interventions
  • Learn how teams have applied PBIS strategies to their schools
  • Acquire ideas and examples of school systems from those who are at years 1-4 of implementation
  • Participate in capacity building sessions and take back to your school useful information to apply now or as you implement PBIS
  • Get connected to a network of facilitators who will support your school or district as you implement PBIS
  • Learn how to apply PBIS foundation to classroom systems

2022 Keynote Speakers

Susan Barrett,

  • Co-Director for the Center for Social Behavior Support (CSBS) at Old Dominion University
  • Implementer Partner with the Center on PBIS
  • Assists with large-scale implementation of PBIS Partners with researchers to evaluate the impact of PBIS on students, school staff, and school communities
  • Serves on the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Board of Directors
  • Co-leads the development of the Interconnected Systems Framework, a mental health and PBIS expansion effort
  • Published in the areas of large-scale adoption of PBIS, mental health, cost-benefit analysis, advanced tier system development, and adoption of evidence-based practices in schools

Kimberly Yanek,

  • Co-Director of the Center for Social Behavior Support (CSBS) at Old Dominion University
  • Technical Assistance Director with the National Center on PBIS
  • Coordinator of the APBS Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network
  • Develops curriculum and instructional materials to provide a continuum of support around multi-tiered frameworks, systems change, capacity building and sustainability, coaching, and classroom behavior support systems to state departments, school divisions, and schools
  • Research interests include positive behavioral interventions and supports, positive classroom behavioral supports, function-based thinking, and equity
  • Teaching career currently focuses on adult learning and it began in the classroom as a special education teacher

Request for Proposals

The conference planning committee is seeking presentations from individuals, schools, and districts that have been implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. We are accepting evidence-based proposals on all three tiers. See the link below for the online RFP proposal application form. Proposals are due October 7.

RFP application form (PDF) or direct link here 


If you have any questions regarding the conference or proposal submissions, please contact Courtney Angelosante at To join the PDC mailing list, and be notified about registration for the conference and information about future conferences, email