Past Event Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Supporting and Engaging Leaders to Thrive

April 6 - May 7, 2021 | Registration Fee: $300

This learning community series equips leaders with organizational strategies that support SEL: Organizational Context, Responsive Management Practices, Equity and Belonging, and Intentional Sequencing. These strategies are based on the social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum features that are described in "Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social Emotional Learning".

Essentials of Quality Social Emotional Learning Practice (April 6): This virtual interactive workshop will orient participants to the series, build community among the cohort, and provide an overview of the eight essential elements for readying and deepening a program's efforts to foster social, emotional, and cognitive development in staff and youth.

Organizational Context (April 13): Create clarity and alignment by identifying your SEL Leadership Core Values and crafting your SEL Leadership Mission Statement and SE Leadership Vision Statement to inform how you will support and guide your team.

Responsive Management Practices (April 20): Supportive relationships are the foundation of our work with young people--and our teams! Discover ways to deepen your professional relationship with your team through meaningful meetings and intentional discussions.

Equity and Belonging (April 27): Cultivate an understanding of how equity intersects with program quality and youth readiness while reflecting on what an equity lens is and what it means for youth programs. This workshop will set the stage for examining strategies to promote equity and belonging that managers can use in their programs and organizations.

Intentional Sequencing (May 4): Prepare to guide staff through intentional sequencing of SEL and content-related skills using tools for mapping a project offering from pre-planning through the final session.

Final Reflection (May 7): Come together as a cohort to reflect on this professional development series and look forward to your future as a leader.

This series is offered as six 90-minute live, virtual, and interactive workshops for up to 20 participants and is intended for youth development professionals who supervise staff, have a working knowledge of both social emotional learning practices, and have experienced any of our Youth Work Methods or Social Emotional Learning Methods.

The workshops will take place on:
Tuesday, April 6, 11am-12:30pm EST
Tuesday, April 13, 11am-12:30pm EST
Tuesday, April 20, 11am-12:30pm EST
Tuesday, April 27, 11am-12:30pm EST
Tuesday, May 4, 11am-12:30pm EST
Friday, May 7, 11am-12:30pm EST

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important