We hope you have enjoyed all our training offering in 2016.  We are ready to kick off our training once again in 2017.  Here is what we have coming in January.


Supervisors Foundations:  Supervisor 101

Date:  January 5, 2017
Time:  8:30 – 12:30 pm
Location:  CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

Skill Building for Your Staff

Staff development is one of the essential components to creating a high quality after school program. Too often we attend trainings, go back to our programs energized, and try to translate learnings to staff only to have the result be short lived or have a binder that sits on a shelf. Teaching staff active learning techniques that allows for practice and refinement is the core of our third Supervising 101 session. We will discuss and practice the needed elements of effective communication, teamwork, boundary setting, appreciating children’s multiple intelligences, and being a motivational support for all staff.

Workshop Fee

Member   $175/4 days or $50/day
Non Member  $275/4 days or 75/day

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First Fridays – Transition Tips & Tricks

Date:  January 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

Do you find yourself dreading the chaos of transitions?  Is it a challenge for you to have reflection conversations with the kids in your group?  Do you sometimes wish the kids all had mute buttons?  We can help!  Come to this First Friday and explore strategies to engage the kids in end-of-activity reflections that help them move from one activity to the next, as well as concrete ideas for how to get everyone organized and moving in the same direction!

Workshop Fee

Member   $25.00
Non Member  $50.00

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Deep Dives – Telling Your Story: Helping Others Understand the Value of Your Work 

Date:  January 9, 2017
Time:  9:00 – 12:00 pm
Location:  CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

Lift Up Your Voice, It Does Matter! Your representatives, school board, and other parents and stakeholders in positions of power want, and need, to hear your story. Learn techniques to engage these people on issues that matter to your community. These stories can enhance your grant applications, advocate for funding, and help you with community organizing and advocating with a purpose for your children and family as a whole. Be Bold, Be Courageous, Be the Change!

Workshop Fee

Member   $50.00
Non Member  $75.00

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Double Deep Dives – De-Escalation: How to Respond to Defiant Children and Overwhelming Situations

Date:  January 10, 2017
Time:  9:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Mystic Seaport, Mystic

Positive behavior management strategies are intended to help children make good choices.  But what about children who continuously struggle?  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 of trying to contain or manage the problem, we could and should be equipping children for happiness and success in afterschool and in life.  In this intensive day-long Double Deep Dive session, we’ll take a close look at why children escalate and how to deescalate them, including hands-on, powerful tools and approaches that turn the most challenging behaviors into meaningful opportunities for lasting growth and social-emotional learning while keeping children and staff safe.  Participants will receive opportunities to practice new skills and troubleshoot their own real-life scenarios.

Workshop Fee

Member   $110.00
Non Member  $160.00

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Deep Dives – Bullying: Understanding and Halting the Cycle 

Date:  January 24, 2017
Time:  9:00 – 12:00 pm
Location:  West Haven Community House, West Haven

Building a strong sense of a welcoming, inclusive community is at the heart of preventing bullying. Learn about the cycle of bullying and ways to empower yourself and your students to stopping bullying in its tracks. Explore the simple steps to developing a program environment that halts this destructive behavior before it can take hold. Learn to teach essential skills such as self-awareness and authentic communication, personal responsibility, and mutual support, and how to process difficult things as a group. Assess your current program culture and identify where to start building a bullying-free program.

Workshop Fee

Member   $50.00
Non Member  $75.00

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Look at what’s ahead in February…

  • 2/3- First Fridays – Tough Conversations
  • 2/6 – Online Webinar – STEM (part 1)
  • 2/7 – Supervisors Foundations – Leadership
  • 2/8 – Deep Dives – Grant Writing
  • 2/13 – Online Webinar – STEM (part2 )

Visit our Professional Development page for a detailed list of all our upcoming workshops.