Thank you to all those who participated in and presented at the 2016 Summer Matters Leadership Conference in Oakland on January 22nd, 2016. The event was a huge success.
Below you will find the list of workshops and presenters, as well as links to many of their handouts.
Darlene A Hall PhD
Trauma Informed Youth Development: A Leadership Perspective
Trauma impacts leadership staff, not just the children/youth served and frontline staff most directly working with children/youth. Examining trauma through a social justice lens, this interactive workshop provides an expanded understanding of trauma beyond PTSD to include complex, multiple losses, intergenerational, sociocultural, and secondary trauma to give organizational leaders a glimpse into trauma’s impact on two key administrative responsibilities: fundraising and supervision of frontline staff.
Coaching Staff to Success
During this training, participants will learn about the different stages of coaching and the coaching steps, and have an opportunity to practice the coaching steps. Objectives: Participants will understand the four coaching stages. Learn and practice successful coaching strategies.
Increasing Diversity and Engagement in Your Program.
In this training, participants will address the extent to which culture impacts their lives and the lives of children/youth they serve. They will also critically evaluate the ways in which they can recognize the diversity and increase the engagement of all those involved in their program. Objectives: Participants will understand how culture impacts and shapes individuals Examine their cultural identities and how these identities may impact their interactions with others in their programs. Identify ways to increase the engagement of all those involved in their program.
EDMO: Creating Strong Summer Staff Communities!
Create an amazing staff experience, cultivate an amazing camp. Camp offers a unique transformational opportunity for youth but starts with the staff leading them. In this session we will explore techniques, approaches and activities that will create a meaningful growth experience for your staff. Happy staff makes for better, retention, happier campers and a stronger community.
EDMO: Self Care and Mindfulness for Busy Youth Workers
Do you take care of everyone else, but forget yourself? If we don’t care of ourselves we cannot be the leaders we strive to be. In this session we will discuss the importance of healthy habits and will learn techniques to help care for both body and mind so you can be the best youth advocate you can be!
EDMO: Summer Planning Process- Timeline and Tools
Summer camp has a special timeline and planning process and this session prepares you to take on summer! Using FREE Google Drive tools. It will provide tested timelines and task tools to help you create quality programs and training structure. The session will also provide tools to create program plan with agency.
This interactive workshop introduces strategies for incorporating active learning, and helps participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth.
Building Community/Cooperative Learning
This interactive workshop will introduce participants to a variety of activities designed to support the community building process and equip participants with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.
This workshop will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nourish youth leadership. This interactive workshop is focused on providing meaningful choices within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself
Godfather Ethics- Take your program to the next level
Outstanding leaders lead strategically, work collaboratively, and act intentionally to provide exemplary programs. How you approach this defines who you are as a leader. Find out where your passion comes from and how you can use these skills to get the most from your staff.
It’s time to start enjoying teaching again!
Kids are NOT coming to school willing and ready to learn. The main ingredient missing in our classrooms today is nurturing with clear expectations. When students know you care, they will work harder for you and challenge you less. Lack of classroom management is the number one reason why educators are leaving the profession. If you want to increase student achievement, you must first put a system in place for discipline that empowers your teachers to improve behaviors of students in the classroom. With Learning Time Consulting’s immediate, consistent, research based proven, practical strategies and applications you can provide your teachers with the support and tools they need for success and renew their passion for teaching!
Expanded Learning Advocacy 101
What is the change we most need and want in the world? How do we make that change, and who must do the work? The transformation we need for the world and in our communities requires a movement: one that includes our children and youth, and each of us – for we are stewards of a world that belongs to young people. As we build collective understanding of issues that impact our programs and communities, we can take collective action toward transformative change by educating and influencing decision makers. Our programs are the ideal place to embody the world we want and need right now, as well as provide a catalyst to inspire and engage others to address our most pressing issues.
All About Program Culture
Program culture is a unique way to receive buy in from the staff, families, and program participants. This workshop will explore the many ways on how to create an inclusive program that produces a unique program culture.
Think Outside the Survey Box- Creative Ways to Solicit Youth Input
Break out of the survey box! There’s more than one way to learn what youth think, care about, want to do, or have learned in your program…. so let’s use them! In this session, participants will learn about verbal, kinesthetic and visual ways to solicit young people’s input through hands-on practice and review of our comprehensive implementation manual for youth work professionals. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify 2-3 creative strategies for data collection in their programs, understand their pros and cons and have a list of next steps for implementing these methods.
Dabbling in the Data- Hands On Data Analysis Activities for Teams
Nonprofit organizations are called to demonstrate impact and to engage in data-informed continuous quality improvement. Too few have the capacity to engage with data in a meaningful way, often because staff lack formal training and confidence in their own abilities. Dabbling in the Data is a user-friendly guide to participatory data analysis methods that any organization can use. By making the most of our natural abilities to detect patterns and make conclusions, Dabbling turns data analysis from a dreaded chore to a mission-critical conversation. In this hands-on workshop, we will share several participatory data analysis techniques that evaluators or program teams can use to stimulate robust, data-driven conversations.
How to Support New Staff to Create Engaging Lesson Plans
Creating engaging, project-based lesson plans is a complex skill that takes time to develop. And time is in short supply during the summer! In this hands-on workshop we’ll explore tips and tricks for supporting our new (and emerging) staff in developing lesson plans that build skills and keep youth active and engaged while learning. I’ll share a simple four-part framework for creating effective activities, and we’ll explore the art of debriefing, one of the most powerful but overlooked elements of an effective lesson.
Empowering youth to change communities
Explore strategies and tools to support youth development. Tools, resources and support for youth used to build bridges between community and police. This model addresses gaps we see in education and social capital for urban youth. Participants will learn best practices for becoming a community engineer.
Develop a shared curriculum for communities (families and service providers) to address academic and social justice outcomes. This workshop will provide a summer curriculum service guide for service providers & families. The guide includes a suggested book list and activities for parents and service providers to engage with children and youth over the course of the summer.
Promoting a Growth Mindset as a Daily Practice
Shift your mindset from managing student behaviors to coaching behaviors. We will highlight the instructional strategies staff can utilize to support a growth mindset. When we coach students we reinforce our expectations and strengthen communication & collaboration skills. These strategies can become a daily practice and promote a positive learning environment.
Standing in the Role of a Professional
What does it mean to be a personally responsible role model? Let’s define for ourselves what we need to do to create a place where we are proud to work together.
Taking on the Role of a Coach to Strengthen Staff Practice
We want to be catalysts to promote staff reflection and action planning so that they have a clear pathway to improving their own practices in working with youth. We will practice key coaching skills and explore a process for coaching staff in the moment and during 1-1 conversations.
Co-Facilitation: Working together to create a supportive learning environment for all
Participants will focus on team teaching and how to facilitate in a small group or pair to best serve the outcomes and goals of their programming. This workshop is aimed at direct service staff interested in learning how to best work with other leadership styles to co-facilitate activities and curriculum.
Leadership and Employment Pathways for High School Youth
A workshop focusing on engaging High School aged youth within your Middle and Elementary School programming through leadership and employment opportunities. Participants will leave this workshop with a framework to use at site regardless of where their high school leadership programming is currently.
From Flash Mobs to Parades: Applying Creative Youth Development Practices to Community/ Culminating Events
Community based performance art is a powerful tool to elevate and amplify youth voice and leadership. In this workshop, you will learn about the Creative Youth Development framework and how to apply it to existing programs and community events. Come learn methods of how to engage youth not only as performers, but also as producers involved in the shared-decision making, skill-building, and planning our talent shows, graduations, showcases, etc. As a tangible application of the workshop content, you will receive written curriculum on how to co-create and produce a Flash Mob performance with youth in your program.