Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FREE Webinars for Afterschool Professionals

We are happy to offer free webinars to our list of professional development support we provide to the afterschool field. These courses are designed for all levels of staff, from frontline staff to site coordinators to even those directing multiple programs and blend the online instruction that web-based training gives with real time interaction and feedback. That means that any time during the course, you can ask a question, make a comment or contribute to a conversation along with all the other participants joining the webinar. Our expert trainers respond and use this feedback to guide the learning.

We know that true development doesn't happen in one one-hour training, so we've structured the webinars to build upon each other with a new topic every month. They are a great for individual development, as well as team and group development. Participate in the webinars with colleagues and use them as discussion topics for meetings. We even record the sessions, so if you ever need to a refresher, all you have to do is click the play button.

Check out our topics for this month and be sure to register today!

Upcoming Webinars
Date & Time
Suggested Participants
Tuesday, August 21
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Mid-Management staff who lead multiple sites
Are your arms and hands tired? Well they should be! Did you know that the average middle manager changes hats over a 100 times a day just in their professional life and probably another hundred times in the personal life? As an afterschool professional, you are a mentor, a leader, a coach, a director, a supervisor, a manager and a keeper - that's 7 different hats!  If you have ever felt overwhelmed, come join this interactive webinar and let’s go deep into what is involved with each one of these hats and learn that just by identifying which hat you should put on at what time will be hugely beneficial for the programs, the people you support, the kids and yes even you.
Tuesday, August 21
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Site Coordinators who lead staff at one program site
Set the tone for your program each day with a phenomenal opening. This is the time to let everyone know that your program is the "place to be at 3:00" (or whatever time you start). Pack your opening with opportunities to build relationships, laugh, and focus on your goals. When everyone works together your opening can be AMAZING!
Tuesday, August 21
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Program Leaders and frontline staff who work directly with kids
Dealing with the poor behavior choices can take up a lot of your time as a leader working with youth, time that could be better spent engaging kids in learning. Preventing poor behavior choices and setting the stage for positive choices is key! Join our webinar for tips, tricks and ideas for creating positive reward systems. Learn how to create opportunities for youth to make positive choices regarding their behavior!

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