Training Events

  • Creating Theater Magic in Your Program Performing arts can be found in many forms and variations, and can fit into any program! Whether your budget is tight, your time frame is short, or you just don’t know where to start, you will be provided with tools and insight to help you make theater enrichment a […]

  • Creating Aligned Interactions: Partnerships that Matter Relationships are at the center of the work we are doing. Each of us has countless interactions with people throughout the course of the day that have varying degrees of impact on programming. The quality of these interactions often relate to the spaces programs can use, the level of […]

  • As directors and supervisors you are called upon daily to solve problems and put out fires. Too often your own professional development and self-care takes that back seat to managing problems. We invite you to join us for our Special Training Event for Directors and Supervisors for Spring 2017. This session is designed for afterschool […]

  • Unlocking the Mystery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Incorporating STEM into your program begins with realizing how much STEM you’re already doing, and learning to capitalize on STEM in your everyday activities.  Explore key strategies for identifying and lifting up STEM in your program.  Make STEM fun and easy for children with a variety […]

  • Making Memories: End-of-Year Celebrations that Matter What is the perfect end of year celebration? How do we make something that children will cherish and families will regret not being a part of if they miss it? It could be as simple as a family dinner, a picnic, a talent show, or an end-of-year carnival. In […]

  • Giving Your Summer Space a Makeover Transforming a classroom to feel like a “camp” atmosphere that is fun and engaging can be a challenge. Often children are in there from 7am-6pm and programming can quickly become stale. In this session we will discuss ways to get your summer program having more of a camp-feel in a […]

  • Supervising 101 In the after school field we can come to the role of supervisor by many different paths.  We know that strong leadership is an essential ingredient in a high quality program.  It is with this in mind that we are offering a four-part course in youth development and leadership.   Adapted from a time-tested […]

  • ADHD/Autism In this full-day workshop, dive deep into strategies to support children with ADHD and with Autism. ADHD is one of the most frequent diagnoses in young people, and can be befuddling and overwhelming to adults. Understand the diagnosis better, separate myth from fact, and explore concrete strategies for helping children learn self-regulation and focus […]

  • De-escalation for Summer The full-day format of summer programs comes with a host of benefits and opportunities, but sometimes it also comes with intense, even extreme behaviors. How do you handle situations where a child is fighting, running, screaming, destroying things, or otherwise endangering him/herself or others? Serious behavioral issues are a missed opportunity. Instead […]

  • Teaming Up with Parents & Caregivers Engaging families in your program starts with finding lots of ways to include parents so that they feel like part of what’s happening. The trouble is, some parents are too busy, while others may be a bit difficult to work with. Back by popular demand, this workshop explores ways […]