DQUAC Professional Development Opportunities

November & December 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

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Facilitators: Marc Morgan, Director of Programs, Denver Kids; Tara Jae, Executive Director at YouthSeen,  and Reaca Pearl, Program Director at YouthSeen
 

Description: In this session, you will learn about some important information about identity development, LGBTQ and racial cultural context, school setting context, and an intersectional approach to encourage healing, building your own social and self-awareness, and tools to support your students. Be prepared to come ready to learn, cry, and be empowered to support social justice healing.

Takeaways:

  • Build your own social and self-awareness and develop tools to support your students

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; New to youth development

LGBTQ Support: Social Justice Healing Approach

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Schlessman Y (3901 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210) - Community Room

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Facilitator: Amy Brady, Founder, StandUP


Description: In this session, participants are invited to throw out the terms behavior management and classroom management and develop a new, more powerful and forward-thinking approach. We will explore the three key factors in inspiring positive behavior: the presence of positive relationships, positive staff attitude, and effective planning. Participants will walk away with a new approach and several specific strategies that they can begin utilizing immediately.
 

Takeaways:

  • Strategies for building meaningful relationships with young people

  • Clear and usable tips for effective planning

  • Understanding your WHY and the importance of a positive adult presence

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop & round table discussion

Recommended for: Anyone working in the youth development field

Positive Engagement: The New Behavior Management

Thursday, November 29, 2018

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

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Facilitators: Nikki Murillo, Educational Counselor; and Audrey Reyes, Volunteer Mentor Coordinator, Denver Kids, Inc.


Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is a great resource for anyone who works with youth as it allows a person to learn specific skills and processes that are important when working through a mental health crisis. Training on tools and resources for recognizing, supporting and getting help for youth experiencing mental health challenges. Learn about mental health first aid and how to recognize different mental health challenges, learn how to use a 5-step model for helping a youth in crisis, and learn about what supports the youth and first aider have for getting help. (25 person capacity)


Takeaways:

  • Learn preventative tools to strengthen your students' resources for mental health challenges.

  • Recognize signs/symptoms of mental health challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide.

  • Learn a step-by-step process for how to work through challenging situations with students.

 

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

Recommended for: Comprehensive providers, content-specific providers, site/direct-service staff, managers/multi-site managers, new to youth development, and any/all in youth development.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Friday, November 30, 2018

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Facilitators: Jonathan Charles McMillan, Director, Be Better Than Average

Description: Who am I? Who am I supposed to be? How do I show up in the world? How am I supposed to show up? What if I don’t feel comfortable with the identity or in the role that others assign to me? How do I decide and stand strong in who I want to be? These are all questions that even adults struggle to answer and it is incredibly difficult for young people who are just discovering the world. They are reliant upon the trusted adults in their lives for inspiration, encouragement, advice, assistance and an expectation of reciprocal accountability when it comes to figuring out who they need to be in order to be empowered to be who they want to be.


Takeaways:

  • Learn the skills and strategies to facilitate challenging conversations with the young people

  • Develop techniques to help youth form their own identities and be comfortable with whom they choose to be.

 

Session Style: Lecture; Round table discussion; Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

I Am Better Than Average: Authentically Supporting Young People to Discover and Build Empowered Identities

Monday, December 3, 2018

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W 9th Ave Denver, CO 80204) - JC Owen Board Room

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Facilitators: John Lewis, DAA Network Lead, will be moderating a panel of providers including: Rachel Greengard-Galt, PlayOn!, Phuong Phan, DU Bridge Project, Kesha Carney, Science Matters

 

Description: Have you ever wondered what it takes to build and maintain effective partnerships across multiple OST organizations? Join us for a panel discussion to discuss a variety of topics connected to building a strong foundation, articulating and advocating for organizational needs and cultivating thriving partnerships. Panelists will include members of the DAA's 360 Builders & Quality Champions projects, comprehensive providers and content-specific providers from around Denver.


Takeaways:

  • Learn new strategies and approaches to partnership. 2. Participants will have the opportunity to ask partnership-related questions to an experienced panel.

  • Gain insight on successful partnerships by connecting with other providers and experienced panelists

 

Session Style: Panel & round table discussion

Recommended for: Managers or site leads; Organization leadership

Building and Maintaining Effective Partnerships

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Facilitators: Jamie Villarreal Bassett, Professional Learning Specialist, Culturally Responsive Education, Denver Public Schools and Dr. Kristen Pozzoboni, DELCS Senior Manager at Denver Public Schools, and Core Staff, Denver Afterschool Alliance

 

Description: In this 2-part workshop participants will learn tools and strategies of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT). Active participation and inquiry are essential to the success of this workshop, together we will:

  • Expand our vocabulary for talking about culturally responsive education

  • Explore the four practice areas for the Ready for Rigor Framework (Hammond, 2015):

      • Awareness

      • Information Processing

      • Learning Partnerships

      • Community of Learners and Learning Environment

    • Learn how to leverage the natural learning systems of our students to enhance learning and development

    • Understand how using a culturally responsive approach in out-of-school time contributes to closing the opportunity gap

    • Practice applying elements of CRT in out-of-school time contexts

 

Attendance in both sessions is required.

 

This workshop is designed in two parts. In the first session, we introduce foundations of culturally responsive teaching and unpack elements of the Ready for Rigor Framework. Each participant will develop a plan to explore one of the practice areas through application in their daily work. In the second session, participants will engage in critical self-reflection and share insights from this practice.

Session Style: Lecture, round table discussion, & interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development; Experienced youth developers

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator - Part II

Thursday, December 6, 2018

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Coffee at The Point (710 East 26th Avenue Denver, CO 80205)

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Facilitators: Brenda Vasquez, Volunteer Services Manager, Denver Public Schools and Emily Fenger, Program Manager, Girls on the Run Rockies

 

Description: Nonprofit Staff and Volunteers wear many different hats. Brenda Vasquez, Manager, Volunteer Services, DPS, and Emily Fenger, Girls on the Run Program Manager, would like to share best practices on how to engage and develop relationships with parent and community volunteers. We will offer ideas of the different volunteer opportunities and roles filled by parents and community volunteers.

 

Takeaways:

    • Strategies of how to market and fulfill diverse volunteer roles

    • Understanding the importance of volunteer training and tips for retention

    • Exploring how to honor school culture within volunteer management

 

Session Style: Round table discussion

Recommended for: Managers or site leads.

Strategies in Recruiting, Engaging, and Retaining Community and Family Volunteers

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Facilitator: Amy Brady, StandUP

Description: A positive feedback culture is paramount to a positive team and organizational culture. During this program, participants will first explore common reactions to feedback and where those reactions come from. Participants will walk away empowered to use feedback for growth, both in delivery and receiving. They will also be introduced to and practice the COIN process, used for holding others accountable in a meaningful way.

Takeaways:

  • Understanding the barriers involved in giving and receiving feedback

  • Specific strategies for positively receiving feedback

  • Specific strategies for positively giving feedback

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop & round table discussion

Recommended for: Anyone working in the youth development field.

Building a Positive Feedback Culture

Thursday, December 13, 2018

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Facilitator: Carol Schneider, Community Partnership Program Manager, Denver Public Schools

 

Description: Your organization does such great work in your programs! Are you currently sharing your impact and story in a meaningful way? In this session, learn organizational storytelling best practices and engage with other partners to understand how they tell their stories. (35 person capacity)

 

Takeaways:

  • Different ways to tell your organization's story.

  • Three types of stories your organization can tell.

  • The one-two punch of story telling.

  • Ways to store and share your data.

 

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

Recommended for: Those who will be telling organizations' stories or reporting on programs and data. Great for development staff and site managers.

Telling your Story with Data: The One-Two Punch

DQUAC Professional Development Opportunities

January-July 2019

Organic Youth Engagement

Facilitator: Michael Hooten, Recreational Instructor, Denver Parks and Recreation

Description: Participants will explore a variety of group management and facilitation tips and tools through first-hand application, group and partner collaboration, and small lecture components.  Foundational concepts and activities for engaging individuals and groups will be framed around youth populations and Social Emotional Learning strategy.  Professional development around motivation, boundaries, empathy/rapport building, and successfully reading and responding to youth behavior will all be potential learning opportunities.  This workshop lays foundations for direct-care staff to summon sustainable energy and flow with the developing mind.

 

Takeaways:

  • A toolbox of concepts, activities, & resources for easier youth engagement

  • Collaboration and exchange with fellow youth development professionals

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop; Lecture; Roundtable Discussion

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

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YMCA Denver Headquarters Rm. ASO Basement - 2625 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Quality 101

Facilitators: John Lewis, Data and Quality Manager, Denver Public Schools; and Tim Hoisington, Afterschool and Summer Quality Coach, Denver Public Schools

Description: A Denver Afterschool Alliance workshop designed to be an introduction to quality in afterschool programs and to explore ways that your site and/or organization can engage in deeper continuous quality improvement work.

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn the history of Denver’s quality work and the current Denver landscape.

  • Engage with the Denver Afterschool Alliance’s Pillars of Quality and discover how they connect to your program(s).

  • Explore a variety of quality measures that may be useful to your organization.

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Site leads, managers and organization representatives interested in connecting to the Denver Afterschool Alliance and understanding the quality work in which it is engaged.

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DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Youth Suicide and Self-Harm: Concrete Tools to Build Trust and Create Safety

Facilitator: Dana Choquette, PACE Program Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

Description: This session will break down myths surrounding youth suicide & self-harm as well as give in-depth instruction about using risk assessments, mandated reporting, safety plans, and positive communication with youth and families. The session will use a values-neutral, strengths-based and solutions-focused approach.

 

Takeaways:

  • Session participants will walk away with an understanding of what steps to take when a youth is struggling and will feel ready to use a risk-screening tool.

 

Session Style: Lecture; Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Experienced youth developers only

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204), JC Owen Board Room

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Supporting the SEAL Foundation: Emotion Coaching

Facilitators: SEAL Coaches, Denver Afterschool Alliance

Description: Understanding our roots and reactions when it comes to our emotions is paramount to our SEL development. Join us as we define emotion coaching and build the skills necessary to support youth in naming and navigating their emotions in times of conflict and joy.

 

Takeaways:

  • Participants will be better equipped to help youth (and themselves) name emotions, identify the root, and determine a forward moving course of action that is both positive and productive.

 

Session Style: Lecture; Interactive workshop; Round table discussion

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

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YMCA Denver Headquarters Rm. ASO Basement - 2625 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Culture=Values in Action  

Facilitators: Amy Brady, Founder, StandUP

Description: How present are your personal and organizational VALUES in your day to day work? When a values are not consistently present and lived, it is difficult to create the kind of culture you want within your team and organization. During this workshop, participants will explore both their personal and organizational values… What are they? Do you walk the talk? How about others within the organization? What would you need to DO full live your values? Participants will walk away with new insight and empowered to bring these conversations to others.

Takeaways:

  • Understanding personal values

  • Connecting personal values to organizational values

  • Action steps to more fully live your values

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop & round table discussion

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

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DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 Creating Opportunities for Partnership through Listening

Facilitators: Leanne Alaman, Equity and Diversity Consultant

Description: Most of us think we are good listeners, but how often do we feel heard? In our debate centered culture, we are trained to listen through the filter: do I agree or disagree? Are they right or wrong? Inside this filter, we listen and communicate to convince, control and force. It is understandable that we are exhausted by the end of the day! This workshop will use dynamic activities to build listening skills that can dramatically shift this crucial dynamic with youth, staff and workers.

 

Takeaways:

  • Participants will become skilled in using 3 listening techniques. 

  • Participants will leave with handouts and activities to share with students, coworkers and staff.

  • Participants will create a goal for what partnership can look like in their workplace.

Session Style: Lecture & Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

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DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Trauma-Informed Practices

Facilitators: Nachshon Zohari, Program Manager, Denver Office of Behavioral Health Strategies
 

Description: This training explains how one’s trauma history can impact current behaviors and how organizations and communities can best create environments that maximize a sense of safety and minimize trauma triggers.  After the training the participants should be able to:

  • Define trauma and describe how it differs from everyday stress

  • View people’s behaviors through a trauma lens

  • Better understand the role of resilience in buffering the effects of traumatic events

  • Describe 2 to 3 survival coping strategies people with trauma may use and name alternative ways to cope

  • Describe how adverse childhood experiences impact adult health

  • Describe ways they can help people experiencing traumatic stress reactions

  • Describe the importance of self-care

  • Identify potentially traumatizing events they may encounter within a workplace setting

  • Learn about vicarious trauma

  • Identify the impact of stress on their bodies and minds

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop & round table discussion

 

Recommended for: Anyone working in the youth development field

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YMCA Denver Headquarters Rm. ASO Basement - 2625 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Becoming a Naturalist: Bringing the Outdoors to the Classroom   

Facilitator: Kathy Nguyen, School and Groups Program Manager, Colorado Mountain Club

Description: How can I teach about nature, science and the outdoors while stuck in a classroom? This experiential learning workshop provides inspiration, information, and resources that support you in developing your own outdoor program at your site. Join us and participate in outdoor/nature themed games and activities, and share ideas with your peers.

 

Takeaways:

  • Developing curriculum using an outdoor theme.

  • Ideas and examples of hands-on activities to bring the mountains to the students.

 

Session Style: Interactive worksho

 

Recommended for: Anyone working in the youth development field

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DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Youth Development Executive Director Meetup #2 (Coffee & Conversation) 

Facilitator: Mary Cipollone, Executive Director, Heart & Hand Center

Description: Come grab coffee and get to know other Executive Directors/CEOs working in youth development in the Denver metro area. We will discuss our successes and challenges, strategize on how to work collaboratively towards common goals, and have some fun! We will have one more meetup for this group scheduled on Thursday, April 25, 2019. [10 person capacity]

 

Takeaways:

  • Relationships with your colleagues at peer organizations

  • Inspiration and suggestions for challenges you are facing

  • Stronger collaborative network of youth development professionals

 

Session Style: Round table discussion & networking

 

Recommended for: Executive Directors, CEO, organizational leaders

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Prodigy Coffeehouse 3801 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

9:15 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Best Practices for Accessing CPS Data: Moving Towards Evaluation and Impact

Facilitator: Carol Schneider, Community Partnership Program Manager, Denver Public Schools

Description: Are you collecting enough data on your programs and their impact? Community Partners who have a Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement and a CPS profile have the ability to get school day data. Participants will learn how to access data in the system and best practices for creating your student rosters. (35 person capacity)

 

Takeaways:

  • A walkthrough of a complete CPS profile for your agency

  • How to create a student roster in CPS.

  • How to download data from the system.

  • A better understanding of the importance of out of school time programming.

 

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Organizations with a DPS Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement. Organizations and staff new to data and the CPS system.

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DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

POSTPONED: Developing Independent Youth Learners through the Process of Choice Theory

Facilitator: Dr. Bryan Bohanan, Associate Director, Denver Public Schools and Melanie Kartzmer, Program Manager for Universal Supports, Denver Afterschool Alliance

Description: Pens or pencils? Playing in the gym or going outside? We often provide youth superficial, limited options that hinder their ability to think critically and make meaningful choices. In this workshop, we will explore choice theory, the myths of choice, and what influences the decision making process.  Participants will dive into what factors affect choice and develop strategies to better incorporate authentic choices into programming.  

Takeaways:

  • Understand what choice theory is and how to create authentic choice opportunities.

  • Learn how to develop independent learners through authentic choice processes.

  • Develop techniques to create an environment at your site that allow youth to experience organic/authentic choice. 

 

Session Style: Lecture & Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

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DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Facilitators: Nikki Murillo, Educational Counselor; and Audrey Reyes, Volunteer Mentor Coordinator, Denver Kids, Inc.

Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is a great resource for anyone who works with youth as it allows a person to learn specific skills and processes that are important when working through a mental health crisis. Training on tools and resources for recognizing, supporting and getting help for youth experiencing mental health challenges. Learn about mental health first aid and how to recognize different mental health challenges, learn how to use a 5-step model for helping a youth in crisis, and learn about what supports the youth and first aider have for getting help. (25 person capacity)

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn preventative tools to strengthen your students' resources for mental health challenges.

  • Recognize signs/symptoms of mental health challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide.

  • Learn a step-by-step process for how to work through challenging situations with students.

 

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

Recommended for: Comprehensive providers, content-specific providers, site/direct-service staff, managers/multi-site managers, new to youth development, and any/all in youth development.

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DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Instructor Personae - Find your Sasha Fierce!

Facilitator: Meghann Henry, Program and Partnerships Director, Mirror Image Arts
 

Description: Facilitating after school programming can feel a lot like being in the spotlight. All eyes are on you, how will you perform? Work with Mirror Image Arts to develop your authentic after school instructor personae, or the version of yourself that you present to students. Understanding your instructor personae opens up the door for stronger rapport, co-creation of classroom environment with students, and increased engagement.

Takeaways:

  • Discover how an instructor personae supports building agency with youth that leads to stronger relationships.

  • Key reflection questions to support the evolution of your personae in order to improve classroom management.

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204), JC Owen Board Room

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Strategic Board Recruiting: Practical Steps to Cultivate Engaged Leaders

Facilitator: Kate Kalstein, Kate Kalstein Consulting

Description: Come join us for an interactive and practical discussion around board recruiting best practices. Nonprofits thrive with strategic leadership engaged around the impact of your mission and engaged board members are the most effective ones. We will explore how to reflect your organizational priorities and strategy as you outline and implement a Strategic Board Recruitment Plan for your organization - including identification of board recruiting priorities, how to cultivate priority aligned candidates, intentional application/review process and strategic orientation and on-boarding to enhance board effectiveness.

 

Takeaways:

  • Identify critical elements in board recruiting 

  • Explore ten key steps for strategic board recruitment

  • Outline the elements of a Strategic Recruiting Plan to understand your own opportunities to refine board recruiting practices

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Organization leadership; Staff leadership, those who work with boards and board members

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DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

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Facilitator: Gabriela Mohr, School Health Care Professional, Denver Public Schools

Description: This session is an interactive training where participants will work together to understand what they are seeing in their communities, examine current data trends with substances, and collaborate ways to engage families in prevention.

 

Takeaways:

  • Participants will gain deeper understanding about data trends.

  • Participants will collaborate with others and learn different strategies to engage families.

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development; Parents

Strategies to Engage Parents & Families in Prevention

Thursday, March 7, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

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Facilitators: SEAL Coaches, Denver Afterschool Alliance

Description: Play is all about building engagement, fostering peer to peer connections, and having fun! Join us for an interactive workshop on how to use play based SEAL for warm welcomes and transitions in your program.

 

Takeaways:

  • 10+ new games and activities to support welcoming ritual, transitions, quiet time, and to help your learners to connect to each other during programming

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

Supporting the SEAL Foundation: Play-Based SEAL for Engagement and Transitions     

Monday, March 11, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Facilitator: John Lewis, Data and Quality Manager, Denver Public Schools

Description: Join the Denver Afterschool Alliance to discover how participants of the DAA’s Systems Building work utilize the Weikart Center’s Youth Program Quality Intervention to impact the quality of their programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn key components of the program intervention process and have the opportunity to explore the Youth Program Quality Assessment.

 

Takeaways:

  • Understand the continuous quality improvement process that is used by DAA participants.

  • Explore and grow personal knowledge of the Youth Program Quality Intervention process and the Youth Program Quality Assessment.

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Youth developers who want to dive deeper into the world of program quality, are curious about using the Program Quality Assessment at their site/organization, or are current participants of the DAA that are new to their role (e.g., newly hired site leads or managers).

Quality 201: Continuous Quality Improvement Basics

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (2121 Children's Museum Drive Denver, CO 80211) - Skyline Gallery

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Facilitator: Nicole Marie Ortiz, Associate Director of Education, Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Description: In this session participants will learn about theories of childhood development through participatory sessions and observation. In addition to classroom time with peers, participants will spend time in the Museum's exhibits observing children in their natural element. Pedagogy will be explored through dialogue and shared meaning making.

 

Takeaways:

  • Deeper understanding of child development theories

  • Connecting play to childhood development

 

Session Style: Lecture; Interactive workshop; Round table discussion

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

Theories of Childhood Development in Action

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Facilitator: Carol Schneider, Community Partnership Program Manager, Denver Public Schools

Description: Did our program cause that increase in a student's skills? What does it mean to have "At Risk" attendance? We have all asked ourselves these questions! Come learn how DPS measures a variety of data points that are available to your organization in CPS. (35 person capacity)

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn about the different levels of data and data points available in CPS

  • How to analyze and interrupt CPS Data Repots.

  • How DPS measures data points including attendance, tardies and behaviors.

  • Determine what data matters to your organization.

 

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

Recommended for: Organizations with a DPS Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement. Organizations and staff who have uploaded rosters in CPS. Staff who will be utilizing CPS, including grant writers and site managers.

Understanding and Analyzing School Day Data: Diving into CPS Data Points   

Friday, March 15, 2019

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Facilitator: Jennie Merrigan, Program Director, Scholars Unlimited

Description: For new staff or returning staff that would like extra support in OST 101. This interactive workshop will fill your toolbox with tricks and tips to help you succeed in your role.

 

Takeaways:

  • Tools for your toolbox such as: quick behavior management techniques, transition games, way to "know" your youth on day 1, 25, and 140

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff

OST Boot Camp

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204), JC Owen Board

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Facilitator: Regan Byrd, Regan Byrd Consulting LLC

 

Description: Diversity. Inclusivity. Cultural Competency. Equity. Affirmative Action. Far too often, these words represent a PR campaign or a throwaway gesture much more so than a true commitment to organizational anti-oppression. We need to do better. We need to be working harder, to make sure our organizations are truly committed to creating inclusive, anti-oppressive work environments, work products, and relationships. It is especially critical youth-serving organizations do this work well in order to foster true educational opportunities, instead of contributing to barriers and systemic inequity. At this training, attendees can expect to learn how oppression works institutionally on an internal level, and what strategies they and their organizations can use to truly implement anti-oppression in their spaces.

 

Takeaways:

  • A model for understanding oppression and how it functions systemically.

  • How internal policies and processes can contribute to oppression.

  • Strategies for evaluating and deconstructing oppressive systems at one's organization. 

 

Session Style: Lecture & Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Any/all in youth development.

Anti-Oppressive Practices and Youth Development

Thursday, March 21, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

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Date

Facilitator: Meghann Henry, Program and Partnerships Director, Mirror Image Arts

Description: Choose your own adventures, we all love them, but if characters don’t have the right tools their adventure might go from fun to stress to chaos. The after school environment provides youth with the space to choose their own adventure, but without the proper scaffolding and skill building what began as empowerment can lead to frustration for both instructors and youth. Join Mirror Image Arts as they share their techniques for scaffolding lesson plans that lead to deeper student engagement.


Takeaways:

  • Understand how to empower youth voice through structure

  • Brainstorm rituals to use in your classroom that build skill week over week

  • Connect how Scaffolding supports classroom management goals

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

Scaffolding for Choice

Thursday, March 21, 2019

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 213

Location

Time

Date

Description: Join John Lewis, the Network Lead for the Denver Afterschool Alliance and Melanie Kartzmer, the Program Manager for Universal Supports for an engaging and informative learning session around the Denver Afterschool Alliance's Membership Levels and system of supports. This session is a great opportunity to see how your organization fits in to the Denver Afterschool Alliance's landscape of out-of-school-time providers and connect with others in out-of-school-time field.

 

Takeaways:

  • Understand the Denver Afterschool Alliance's (DAA) levels of membership

  • Learn about resources that the DAA provides

  • Learn how your organization can become a part of the DAA community

The Path to Program Quality: Denver Afterschool Alliance Membership Levels Information Session

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Anna Theisen, Denver Public Schools Homeless Education Network

Description: Gain strategies for understanding and communicating more effectively with people who are fighting poverty. Poverty competency is having a comprehensive understanding of poverty and the skills to effectively eradicate its impacts on learning. It is knowing the history and structural causes of poverty ensure that you are operating from facts not stereotypes. Poverty 101 is understanding the complexities of poverty and how many different life experiences are labeled “poverty.” It is fostering a climate of everyone belonging and having the opportunity to shine. It is creating relationships based on identification so people can see they are not so different.

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn tools for making a difference for those living in poverty in your classrooms, schools and community.

 

Session Style: Lecture & Round table discussion

Recommended for: Managers or site leads; New to youth development; Direct service/site staff; Organization leadership

Poverty 101

Thursday, April 4, 2019 and Monday, April 15

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Dr. Kristen Pozzoboni, DELCS Senior Manager at Denver Public Schools, and Core Staff, Denver Afterschool Alliance and John Lewis, Data and Quality Manager, Denver Public Schools and Network Lead, Denver Afterschool Alliance

Description: In this 2-part workshop participants will learn tools and strategies of Culturally Responsive Educators. Active participation and inquiry are essential to the success of this workshop. Together we will explore how using a culturally responsive approach in out-of-school time builds community, increases program quality and promotes learning and development. Attendance in both sessions is required. In the first session, we introduce foundations of culturally responsive teaching and unpack four areas of practice. Each participant will develop a plan to explore one of the practice areas through application in their daily work. In the second session, participants will engage in critical self-reflection and share insights from their practice.

Attendance in both sessions is required. 
 

Takeaways:

  • Expand vocabulary for talking about culturally responsive education

  • Learn strategies to support cognitive development

  • Practice applying elements of culturally responsive education in out-of-school time

Session Style: Lecture, round table discussion, and interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator Part I & II

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204), JC Owen Board

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Bridget Boyd, Director of Marketing and Communications, Denver Kids

Description: This session will review the top five ways to create an integrated marketing communications plan, including: 1. Define your target audience 2. Articulate your differentiator 3. Determine your MarCom mix 4. Define your brand assets 5. Go, measure, modify!

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build a simple, yet effective marketing and communications strategy.

  • Understand the components of effective communications strategy.

  • Guests will articulate their core brand identity and assess if that is reflected consistently throughout their core messaging and media assets.

 

Session Style: Lecture & Round table discussion

Recommended for: Managers or site leads; New to youth development; Entry or junior-level marketing and communications professionals; Single-person-led nonprofit marketing and communications professionals

How to Create an Integrated Marketing Communications Plan

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

10 a.m. –12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Maya Osterman-Van Grack, Program Coordinator, Mirror Image Arts

Description: Restorative practices create a safe space for dialogue and increase trust between youth and facilitators. In this interactive workshop Mirror Image Arts will model a physical and emotional environment that inspires curiosity and empathy while providing a space that encourages participants the "freedom to fail" - to make a bold choice, revise, and come back stronger. The work is collaborative, uplifting individuals as the "Mantle of Expert" in their own lives.

 

Takeaways:

  • Understanding of Restorative Justice

  • Strategies on how to weave restorative practices into your current teaching methods

Session Style: Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

Restorative Justice through Creative Collaboration

Thursday, April 25, 2019

9:15 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

Prodigy Coffeehouse 3801 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Mary Cipollone, Executive Director, Heart & Hand Center

Description: Come grab coffee and get to know other Executive Directors/CEOs working in youth development in the Denver metro area. We will discuss our successes and challenges, strategize on how to work collaboratively towards common goals, and have some fun!

 

Takeaways:

  • Relationships with your colleagues at peer organizations

  • Inspiration and suggestions for challenges you are facing

  • Stronger collaborative network of youth development professionals

 

Session Style: Round table discussion & networking

Recommended for: Executive Directors, CEO, organizational leaders

Youth Development Executive Director Meetup #3 (Coffee & Conversation)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Gabriela Mohr, School Health Care Professional, Denver Public Schools

Description: This session is an interactive training where participants will work together to understand what they are seeing in their communities, examine current data trends with substances, and collaborate ways to engage families in prevention.

 

Takeaways:

  • Participants will gain deeper understanding about data trends.

  • Participants will collaborate with others and learn different strategies to engage families.

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development; Parents

Strategies to Engage Parents & Families in Prevention

Thursday, March 7, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitators: SEAL Coaches, Denver Afterschool Alliance

Description: Play is all about building engagement, fostering peer to peer connections, and having fun! Join us for an interactive workshop on how to use play based SEAL for warm welcomes and transitions in your program.

 

Takeaways:

  • 10+ new games and activities to support welcoming ritual, transitions, quiet time, and to help your learners to connect to each other during programming

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

Supporting the SEAL Foundation: Play-Based SEAL for Engagement and Transitions     

Monday, March 11, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: John Lewis, Data and Quality Manager, Denver Public Schools

Description: Join the Denver Afterschool Alliance to discover how participants of the DAA’s Systems Building work utilize the Weikart Center’s Youth Program Quality Intervention to impact the quality of their programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn key components of the program intervention process and have the opportunity to explore the Youth Program Quality Assessment.

 

Takeaways:

  • Understand the continuous quality improvement process that is used by DAA participants.

  • Explore and grow personal knowledge of the Youth Program Quality Intervention process and the Youth Program Quality Assessment.

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Youth developers who want to dive deeper into the world of program quality, are curious about using the Program Quality Assessment at their site/organization, or are current participants of the DAA that are new to their role (e.g., newly hired site leads or managers).

Quality 201: Continuous Quality Improvement Basics

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (2121 Children's Museum Drive Denver, CO 80211) - Skyline Gallery

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Nicole Marie Ortiz, Associate Director of Education, Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Description: In this session participants will learn about theories of childhood development through participatory sessions and observation. In addition to classroom time with peers, participants will spend time in the Museum's exhibits observing children in their natural element. Pedagogy will be explored through dialogue and shared meaning making.

 

Takeaways:

  • Deeper understanding of child development theories

  • Connecting play to childhood development

 

Session Style: Lecture; Interactive workshop; Round table discussion

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

Theories of Childhood Development in Action

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Carol Schneider, Community Partnership Program Manager, Denver Public Schools

Description: Did our program cause that increase in a student's skills? What does it mean to have "At Risk" attendance? We have all asked ourselves these questions! Come learn how DPS measures a variety of data points that are available to your organization in CPS. (35 person capacity)

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn about the different levels of data and data points available in CPS

  • How to analyze and interrupt CPS Data Repots.

  • How DPS measures data points including attendance, tardies and behaviors.

  • Determine what data matters to your organization.

 

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

Recommended for: Organizations with a DPS Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement. Organizations and staff who have uploaded rosters in CPS. Staff who will be utilizing CPS, including grant writers and site managers.

Understanding and Analyzing School Day Data: Diving into CPS Data Points   

Friday, March 15, 2019

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Jennie Merrigan, Program Director, Scholars Unlimited

Description: For new staff or returning staff that would like extra support in OST 101. This interactive workshop will fill your toolbox with tricks and tips to help you succeed in your role.

 

Takeaways:

  • Tools for your toolbox such as: quick behavior management techniques, transition games, way to "know" your youth on day 1, 25, and 140

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff

OST Boot Camp

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204), JC Owen Board

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Regan Byrd, Regan Byrd Consulting LLC

 

Description: Diversity. Inclusivity. Cultural Competency. Equity. Affirmative Action. Far too often, these words represent a PR campaign or a throwaway gesture much more so than a true commitment to organizational anti-oppression. We need to do better. We need to be working harder, to make sure our organizations are truly committed to creating inclusive, anti-oppressive work environments, work products, and relationships. It is especially critical youth-serving organizations do this work well in order to foster true educational opportunities, instead of contributing to barriers and systemic inequity. At this training, attendees can expect to learn how oppression works institutionally on an internal level, and what strategies they and their organizations can use to truly implement anti-oppression in their spaces.

 

Takeaways:

  • A model for understanding oppression and how it functions systemically.

  • How internal policies and processes can contribute to oppression.

  • Strategies for evaluating and deconstructing oppressive systems at one's organization. 

 

Session Style: Lecture & Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Any/all in youth development.

Anti-Oppressive Practices and Youth Development

Thursday, March 21, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Meghann Henry, Program and Partnerships Director, Mirror Image Arts

Description: Choose your own adventures, we all love them, but if characters don’t have the right tools their adventure might go from fun to stress to chaos. The after school environment provides youth with the space to choose their own adventure, but without the proper scaffolding and skill building what began as empowerment can lead to frustration for both instructors and youth. Join Mirror Image Arts as they share their techniques for scaffolding lesson plans that lead to deeper student engagement.


Takeaways:

  • Understand how to empower youth voice through structure

  • Brainstorm rituals to use in your classroom that build skill week over week

  • Connect how Scaffolding supports classroom management goals

 

Session Style: Interactive workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

Scaffolding for Choice

Thursday, March 21, 2019

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 213

Location

Time

Date

Description: Join John Lewis, the Network Lead for the Denver Afterschool Alliance and Melanie Kartzmer, the Program Manager for Universal Supports for an engaging and informative learning session around the Denver Afterschool Alliance's Membership Levels and system of supports. This session is a great opportunity to see how your organization fits in to the Denver Afterschool Alliance's landscape of out-of-school-time providers and connect with others in out-of-school-time field.

 

Takeaways:

  • Understand the Denver Afterschool Alliance's (DAA) levels of membership

  • Learn about resources that the DAA provides

  • Learn how your organization can become a part of the DAA community

The Path to Program Quality: Denver Afterschool Alliance Membership Levels Information Session

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Anna Theisen, Denver Public Schools Homeless Education Network

Description: Gain strategies for understanding and communicating more effectively with people who are fighting poverty. Poverty competency is having a comprehensive understanding of poverty and the skills to effectively eradicate its impacts on learning. It is knowing the history and structural causes of poverty ensure that you are operating from facts not stereotypes. Poverty 101 is understanding the complexities of poverty and how many different life experiences are labeled “poverty.” It is fostering a climate of everyone belonging and having the opportunity to shine. It is creating relationships based on identification so people can see they are not so different.

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn tools for making a difference for those living in poverty in your classrooms, schools and community.

 

Session Style: Lecture & Round table discussion

Recommended for: Managers or site leads; New to youth development; Direct service/site staff; Organization leadership

Poverty 101

Thursday, April 4, 2019 and Monday, April 15

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Dr. Kristen Pozzoboni, DELCS Senior Manager at Denver Public Schools, and Core Staff, Denver Afterschool Alliance and John Lewis, Data and Quality Manager, Denver Public Schools and Network Lead, Denver Afterschool Alliance

Description: In this 2-part workshop participants will learn tools and strategies of Culturally Responsive Educators. Active participation and inquiry are essential to the success of this workshop. Together we will explore how using a culturally responsive approach in out-of-school time builds community, increases program quality and promotes learning and development. Attendance in both sessions is required. In the first session, we introduce foundations of culturally responsive teaching and unpack four areas of practice. Each participant will develop a plan to explore one of the practice areas through application in their daily work. In the second session, participants will engage in critical self-reflection and share insights from their practice.

Attendance in both sessions is required. 
 

Takeaways:

  • Expand vocabulary for talking about culturally responsive education

  • Learn strategies to support cognitive development

  • Practice applying elements of culturally responsive education in out-of-school time

Session Style: Lecture, round table discussion, and interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator Part I & II

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204), JC Owen Board

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Bridget Boyd, Director of Marketing and Communications, Denver Kids

Description: This session will review the top five ways to create an integrated marketing communications plan, including: 1. Define your target audience 2. Articulate your differentiator 3. Determine your MarCom mix 4. Define your brand assets 5. Go, measure, modify!

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build a simple, yet effective marketing and communications strategy.

  • Understand the components of effective communications strategy.

  • Guests will articulate their core brand identity and assess if that is reflected consistently throughout their core messaging and media assets.

 

Session Style: Lecture & Round table discussion

Recommended for: Managers or site leads; New to youth development; Entry or junior-level marketing and communications professionals; Single-person-led nonprofit marketing and communications professionals

How to Create an Integrated Marketing Communications Plan

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

10 a.m. –12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus (1617 South Acoma St., Denver, CO, 80223), Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Maya Osterman-Van Grack, Program Coordinator, Mirror Image Arts

Description: Restorative practices create a safe space for dialogue and increase trust between youth and facilitators. In this interactive workshop Mirror Image Arts will model a physical and emotional environment that inspires curiosity and empathy while providing a space that encourages participants the "freedom to fail" - to make a bold choice, revise, and come back stronger. The work is collaborative, uplifting individuals as the "Mantle of Expert" in their own lives.

 

Takeaways:

  • Understanding of Restorative Justice

  • Strategies on how to weave restorative practices into your current teaching methods

Session Style: Interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organization leadership; New to youth development

Restorative Justice through Creative Collaboration

Thursday, April 25, 2019

9:15 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

Prodigy Coffeehouse 3801 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Mary Cipollone, Executive Director, Heart & Hand Center

Description: Come grab coffee and get to know other Executive Directors/CEOs working in youth development in the Denver metro area. We will discuss our successes and challenges, strategize on how to work collaboratively towards common goals, and have some fun!

 

Takeaways:

  • Relationships with your colleagues at peer organizations

  • Inspiration and suggestions for challenges you are facing

  • Stronger collaborative network of youth development professionals

 

Session Style: Round table discussion & networking

Recommended for: Executive Directors, CEO, organizational leaders

Youth Development Executive Director Meetup #3 (Coffee & Conversation)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitators: Lorin Scott-Okerblom, Youth Engagement Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Sedona Allen, Youth Advisor, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Description: Discussion and brainstorming about authentically engaging young people into your work spaces and places. Identifying challenges and barriers that can affect engagement and strategizing positive approaches to engagement. Throughout this session will we be highlighting the importance and value of uplifting youth leadership and engagement. 


Takeaways:

  • Strategies for positive youth engagement and integrating youth engagement and leadership

  • Leave feeling empowered to overcome challenges and barriers with youth engagement!

 

Session Style: Lecture & Interactive Workshop

 

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; Organizational leadership; New to youth development; Youth

Uplifting Youth Voice: Authentic Engagement with Young People

Thursday, May 2, 2019

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mile High United Way (711 Park Avenue West Denver, CO 80205)

Location

Time

Date

Facilitators: DQUAC Leadership Team

Description: We love out-of-school time (OST). You love out-of-school time. So come join the DQUAC community in a celebration of the incredible work that we all do as out of school time professionals. In this exciting 3 hour session, you’ll have the chance to celebrate with your colleagues and staff, build meaningful connections outside of your organization and learn from the field, and explore your own journey in the OST field. Take the day to be recognized for all of the hard work that you do and let DQUAC celebrate YOU! Bring your teams, and mark your calendars today!


Takeaways:

  • Celebrate, connect, and reconnect with OST professionals and co-workers

  • Discover how you like to give and receive appreciation and love

  • Expand your understanding of OST career paths and the broader OST field

 

Session Style:  Interactive workshop, panel discussion, & networking

 

Recommended for: Site staff, managers, and all OST professionals who need some appreciation and love!

Breakfast will be served.

I <3 OST

Friday, May 3, 2019

9:00 a.m.-11 a.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Carol Schneider, Community Partnership Program Manager, Denver Public Schools

Description: Your organization does such great work in your programs! Are you currently sharing your impact and story in a meaningful way? In this session, learn organizational storytelling best practices and engage with other partners to understand how they tell their stories. (35-person capacity)

 

Takeaways:

  • Different ways to tell your organization's story.

  • Three types of stories your organization can tell.

  • The one-two punch of story telling.

  • Ways to store and share your data.

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

Recommended for: Those who will be telling organizations' stories or reporting on programs and data. Great for development staff and site managers.

Telling your Story with Data: The One-Two Punch

Monday, May 6, 2019

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Jay Grimm, Director, Student Equity and Opportunity, Denver Public Schools and Monica Padilla, Specialist of Trauma Informed Practices, Denver Public Schools

Description: Learn more about the programs and services offered by Student Equity and Opportunity (SE&O) and how you can support the Whole Child. We will discuss data and priorities for the Whole Child, and learn about initiatives like Trauma Informed Practices and Bully Prevention. You will engage with our vision, connect with other organizations and leave with new and clear strategies.

Takeaways:

  • Learn how your program can support the Whole Child.

  • Learn about key initiatives and priorities from SE&O

 

Session Style: Lecture & interactive workshop

 

Recommended for: Managers or site leads; New to youth development; Direct service/site staff; Organization leadership

Student Equity & Opportunity and Supporting the Whole Child

Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (2017 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204), JC Owen Board Room

Location

Time

Date

Facilitators: SEAL Coaches, Denver Afterschool Aliance

Description: Summer is the perfect time to take your SEAL practice to the next level! Join the SEAL Team from the City and County of Denver's Office of Children's Affairs to develop your Summer SEAL toolkit!


Takeaways:

  • Participants will walk away with tangible SEAL skills around play based learning, using SEAL to transition from ELA Academy to Camp sessions, and using SEAL as a tool for conflict management.

 

Session Style: Lecture & Interactive Workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

Incorporating SEAL in Summer Programming

Thursday, May 16, 2019

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

DPS Acoma Campus - 1617 S. Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223

Room 113

Location

Time

Date

Facilitator: Heather Intres, Associate Director of the Department of Extended Learning, Denver Public Schools and Chair, DQUAC

Description: The field of out-of-school time is striving for the next level of professionalism, and it starts with each individual. From first impressions with a hiring manager, to developing a way to honor your "reason" in your career each day, this training will promote your personal growth and self-awareness about your trajectory in the OST field.


Takeaways:

  • Resume and Interview Tools for OST jobs

  • Tactics for success with any supervisor

  • Action Plan for how to demonstrate your impact on a team

 

Session Style: Lecture, Roundtable Discussion & Interactive Workshop

Recommended for: Direct service/site staff; Managers or site leads; New to youth development

Building your Career in OST

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Crafty Fox (3901 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216)

Location

Time

Date

Join the DQUAC Leadership Team for an end-of-year celebration, networking opportunity, and the official announcement of our 2019 Professional Development SUMMER Series. Come enjoy some free food, connect with other youth professionals, and celebrate all of the hard work you've done all year.

We will also be announcing the person AND organizations that attended the most DQUAC sessions this year!


Who: Any and all youth developers in Denver!


Parking: Plenty of street parking available


Food: Pizza & salad provided (first come, first serve) and happy hour-priced food and drink available for purchase.

DQUAC End-of-Year Happy Hour