Growing Great Leaders:
A Mini Conference for Emerging Leaders in After School
In what we hope will become an annual May event, we are offering a new mini-conference for program and site leaders (and other emerging staff).
Come for breakfast, be inspired, and learn skills to help you do your job better. Tiered sessions will be offered for newer leaders to learn the nuts and bolts of managing others and engaging children as well as those that are more advanced in their leadership that are looking for new program elements or quality building strategies.
Schedule of Events
8:00 – 8:30 AM
8:30 – 9:00 AM
Opening Session – “Before you get real with your staff. Get real with yourself first.”
As leaders, we must understand that we are the creators of the work experience. Therefore, our ability to build a solid rapport with our employees, plan strategically, envision our mission, and produce results rests on us. It is a tall order but blaming others will not render the desired experience you want your programs’ families, students, and team to walk away with. The first step to checking yourself is being totally honest with assessing your effectiveness. Sucess is in the details. For example, are you reliable, do you follow up on issues in a timely fashion? Are you excited, creative and willing to put in the extra effort to create the experience that enhances your program? Once you have kept it real with yourself and set high expectations, and began to live by them, then you can effectively influence others around you. Your staff has to trust you before openly respecting and receiving your feedback.
9:10 – 10:30 AM
Session 1 (Choice of One)
1. Conversations on Race
2. Special Needs Inclusion in After School
3. Defining Quality in Your Program
10:40 – 12:00 PM
Session 2 (Choice of One)
1. Social Emotional Learning in After School
2. Managing &Motivating Staff
3. Self-Care & Time Management
Who is Tiana Brown?: Tiana is a graduate of Virginia State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She has 11 years of professional experience as an educator and Therapeutic Support Facilitator with the Bridgeport Public School District. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Norwalk Housing Authority Learning Centers where she supervises and develops after-school programming and supplemental learning opportunities for at-risk students. Tiana is a passionate practitioner and has presented at several state and national after-school conferences including the Connecticut After School Network Conference, National AfterSchool Association Convention, and BOOST Conference. She has also authored several blog posts to state and national audiences
Pre-registration is required.
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