Whether you’re looking for general training or something very specific, the Network is the place to go for conferences and workshops. Each year we offer lots of opportunities for people who work with children and youth to get the training they need to run high-quality programs, including:

→ See all our upcoming Network Training Events.

Questions about any of our training? Topics you’d like to have added? Please contact us at info@ctafterschoolnetwork.org

Below you will find an array of past workshop titles and topics for your viewing.  Most recordings can be found on our YouTube channel.


  • April 16, 2021 – Rebuilding the Field Series: Planning for Summer 2021 (recording)
  • February 12, 2021 – Rebuilding the Field Series: How Do I Advance in My Job? (recording)
  • January 7, 2021Cloud Learning AS Series: Bringing it all together: Planning ahead for 2021 (recording)


  • December 16, 2020Cloud Learning AS Series: Creating the Classroom of Your Dreams: Content Creation and Classroom Design (recording)
  • December 11, 2020 – Rebuilding the Field Series: Local and National Perspectives on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic in After School (recording)
  • December 10, 2020Cloud Learning AS Series: Virtualization of Programming: Platforms, Staffing Considerations, and Resources (recording)
  • October 14, 2020Rebuilding the Field Series: Pro Tips for Engaging Youth in Virtual Settings (recording)




  • May 17th, 2016Community-wide Partnerships to Support Student Success
  • May 12, 2016Making the Case for Summer Learning& Global Learning
  • April 14, 2016Childhood Food Insecurity: What It Means, What It Looks Like, And What You Can Do About It
  • February 18, 2016Game Design in Afterschool Settings Watch the recording, download the slides and resources.
  • January 14, 2016Using Restorative Justice in Youth Programming View presentation here.


  • October 8, 2015 –21st Century Skill Building & Global Learning View presentation here.
  • May 28, 2015 – The Legal Costs of Inclusion in After School and Summer Programs View presentation here.
  • May 13, 2015 – Competency-Based Learning: From Curiosity to Career View presentation here.
  • May 8, 2015 – Social Media Outreach Strategies for OST Programs Webinar View slide presentation here.
  • April 9, 2015 – Tinkering and the Intersection of Formal and Informal Learning Webinar View presentation here.
  • February 12, 2015 – Supporting LGBTQ Youth in After School Listen to the recording here. View slide presentation here.
  • February 3, 2015 –  Partnering with Google to Enhance Your After School Program View the webinar here.
  • January 8, 2015 Kids with Autism – Best Practices for Inclusion Listen to the recording here.


  • December 11, 2014 — Telling Your After School Story Listen to the recording hereView slide presentation here.
  • June 19, 2014 Helping Youth Thrive View View the webinar here. (YouTube)
  • May 29, 2014 Defining, Measuring and Tracking Youth Outcomes View the webinar here. (YouTube)
  • March 20, 2014 — Linking After School Programs with Summer Learning Programs
  • February 13, 2014 — Competency-Based Education and Its Application in Rhode Island
  • February 5, 2014 — What works? What lasts? And Why?: The Neuroscience of Learning
  • January 10, 2014 From Graham Crackers to Grinders: Enhancing Your Afterschool Program with Suppers Listen to the recording here. View the slide presentation here. (PDF)


  • December 3, 2013 — More Than Just Another “To-do” on the List: The Benefits of Strong School, Principal, and Afterschool/Community Relationships View the webinar here. (YouTube)
  • November 19, 2013 A New Resource for Educators, Community and Afterschool Leaders and Funders: Expanding Minds and Opportunities View the webinar here. (YouTube)
  • October 31, 2013 Embedding 21st Century Skills into Afterschool Programming Webinar View the webinar here. (YouTube)
  • June 13, 2013 Strengthening Financial Management in Afterschol Partnerships
 View the webinar here. (YouTube)
  • April 11, 2013 Afterschool Marketing View video here. (Dropbox)
  • March 14, 2013 Exemplary Summer Learning: Local and National Strategies View video here. (Dropbox)
  • February 21, 2013 Aligning the Learning Day View video here. (Dropbox)


Other National Conferences

In addition to the many Network offerings, here are some other possibilities you might be interested in attending: