Welcome to the Connecticut After School Network’s Staff Meeting Starters staff training kit. We hope that you will find this a valuable resource for your program. Research has shown that the level of staff development directly impacts the quality of services that after school programs provide.

The 3 Ps of After School Leadership: Professionalism, Parent Involvement and Positive Attitude

In this kit you will find the following:

1. Guide to “3 Ps” Leadership

This is the presenter’s guide to setting up the meeting, including purpose, materials needed, handouts and trainer tips.

2. Slide Presentation Companion for Presenter
3. Slide Presentation
4. Hand Outs:
5. Director’s Evaluation Form

For more information on professional development training visit our Training and Consultation Service or contact Sue Krampitz at (203)483-1846 to set up a specialized training for your program.

Positive Youth Development / Youth Voice

In this kit you will find the following:

1. Guide to Positive Youth Development / Youth Voice

This is the presenter’s guide to setting up the meeting, including purpose, materials needed, list of handouts and trainer tips. Many of your handouts are included in this document.

2. Slide Presentation Companion for Presenter
3. Slide Presentation
4. Hand Outs:
  • Math is Fun (Pages 10–11 of the Guide to Positive Youth Development / Youth Voice)
  • Best Practice Guidelines (Refer to #3)
  • What Are My Learning Strengths? (Pages 12–13 of the Guide to Positive Youth Development / Youth Voice)
  • Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Pages 14–15 of the Guide to Positive Youth Development / Youth Voice)
  • Slide handout with space for notes
5. Director’s Evaluation Form

For more information on professional development training visit our Training and Consultation Service or contact Sue Krampitz at 203-483-1846 to set up a specialized training for your program.

Introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets for Children and Youth

In this kit you will find the following:

1. Guide to the Introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets

This is the presenter’s guide to setting up the meeting, including purpose, materials needed, list of handouts and trainer tips. Some of your handouts may be included in this document.

2. Slide Presentation Companion for Presenter
3. Slide Presentation
4. Hand Outs:
5. Director’s Evaluation Form

For more information on professional development training visit our Training and Consultation Service or contact Sue Krampitz at (203)483-1846 to set up a specialized training for your program.

Beyond Good Job: How to Use Praise Effectively in After School Settings

In this kit you will find the following:

1. Guide to Beyond Good Job: How to Use Praise Effectively

This is the presenter’s guide to setting up the meeting, including purpose, materials needed, list of handouts and trainer tips. Some of your handouts may be included in this document.

2. Slide Presentation Companion for Presenter
3. Slide Presentation
4. Hand Outs:
  • Best Practice Guidelines for Connecticut After School Programs — Human Relationships #5 (Page 10 of the Guide to Beyond Good Job: How to Use Praise Effectively)
  • Handout for activity to evaluate different types of praise: 65 Ways to say “Good for You”. Please note that this is NOT an example of the best types of praise — only use this in the context of the activity included on page 7 of the module in #1 above.
  • “Beyond Good Job” Evaluation form (Page 11 of the Guide to Beyond Good Job: How to Use Praise Effectively)
  • Slide handout with space for notes
5. Director’s Evaluation Form

For more information on professional development training visit our Training and Consultation Service or contact Sue Krampitz at (203)483-1846 to set up a specialized training for your program.

Living the Mission of After School

In this kit you will find the following:

1. Guide to Living the Mission of After School

This is the presenter’s guide to setting up the meeting, including purpose, materials needed, list of handouts and trainer tips. Some of your handouts may be included in this document.

2. Slide Presentation Companion for Presenter
3. Slide Presentation
4. Hand Outs:
  • Best Practice Guidelines for Connecticut After School Programs — #13 (Page 8 of the Guide to Living the Mission of After School)
  • Pike Place Fish Market (Page 9 of the Guide to Living the Mission of After School)
  • Living the Mission Evaluation form (Page 11 of the Guide to Living the Mission of After School)
  • Slide handout with space for notes
5. Director’s Evaluation Form

For more information on professional development training visit our Training and Consultation Service or contact Sue Krampitz at (203)483-1846 to set up a specialized training for your program.

Can I Play With You? Supporting the Development of Children's Social Skills

In this kit you will find the following:

1. Guide to Can I Play With You?

This is the presenter’s guide to setting up the meeting, including purpose, materials needed, list of handouts and trainer tips. Some of your handouts may be included in this document.

2. Slide Presentation Companion for Presenter
3. Slide Presentation
4. Hand Outs:
5. Director’s Evaluation Form

For more information on professional development training visit our Training and Consultation Service or contact Sue Krampitz at (203)483-1846 to set up a specialized training for your program.