NAA hosts a variety of events for the afterschool community, each designed to encourage networking, education, and advocacy for the field.

State Affiliate Events

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CLASS Workshop
February 20, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
Have a Voice. Be a Leader. - Building Kind and Responsible Leaders, be Kind People

Leadership Series
February 20, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
The Mosaic Team, Corey Pruitt

CLASS Workshop
February 21, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
Great Games for Recreation Programs, Jason Jamison

Leadership Series
February 21, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
Creating an Energized Workspace, Jason Jamison

CLASS Workshop
February 26, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
RESILIENCE Documentary viewing with Q&A

Leadership Series
February 26, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
Leading in Times of Change, Corey Pruitt

February 28, 2019 | Tucson, AZ
RESILIENCE Documentary viewing with Panel Expert Led Q&A session

CLASS Workshop
April 3, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
Modern Leadership, Adam Brooks

Leadership Series
April 3, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
The Gender Game, Adam Brooks

CLASS Workshop
April 4, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
Using Problems as Learning Opportunities, Tessa Brock

Leadership Series
April 4, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
The Challenges of "Holding Space", Tessa Brock

CLASS Workshop
April 9, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
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Leadership Series
April 9, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
Staff Recruitment & Retention Guidance, Manny Padia

April 11, 2019 | Flagstaff, AZ
RESILIENCE Documentary viewing with Q&A session

2019 Annual Conference - Arizona School's Out, Make it Count
October 19, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
At the 2019 School’s Out, Make It Count conference, you will:

  • Learn the newest activities, curriculum & strategies for afterschool, before school and summer youth programs!
  • Gain over 4 hours of professional development from your choice of over 44 workshops, covering topics such as STEM, Social & Emotional Development, Leadership, AzCASE 101 series and Quality Initiative Series, and more!
  • Network with over 750 Out-of-School Time Professionals from across Arizona!
  • Interact with dozens of exciting programs, services and products in our Exhibit Hall!

LDI 360/365 Recognition Ceremony | 2018 Cohort
December 6, 2018 | Oakland, CA
Join us for drinks and appetizers as we honor emerging leaders in the out-of-school time and early learning fields. Meet the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) 360/365 fellows as we commemorate their successful completion of the year-long, intensive program.

The goal of the LDI 360/365 is to deepen the knowledge, skill and abilities of site coordinator and supervisory level staff to lead and manage effective programs that build the character of staff and students. The focus on character aligns with our desire to foster a value driven field that is rooted in equity and social justice, and one that unifies professionals in the field with one collective image of integrity.

Social Emotional Learning Training
Now available
Out-of-school time programs play an important role in helping young people develop confidence, problem-solving skills, self-management, and interpersonal skills. In this program, practitioners learn how to help young people build a solid foundation of character, which imparts valuable social skills for success in school, work and life.

Environmental Stewardship Training
Now available
Energenius® Out-of-School Time Program is an environmental stewardship curriculum designed to ignite a passion for science, fueling a new generation of innovators and environmental stewards. The curriculum is designed to engage youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured, paid for, ways to save energy and practice influencing others to take energy-saving actions. Additionally, the curriculum is uniquely and intentionally designed to engage families in energy and water conservation habits.

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders of Color
Application Coming Spring 2019
CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) fellowships foster transformative change, allowing each individual to be part of the larger movement for equity and social justice. Through an intensive year-long cohort-based program for emerging leaders in the out-of-school time field, the LDI equips site coordinators to director level professionals with an aspiration for advanced leadership with skills in management and leadership. A foundational component of this project is to understand how power, privilege and oppression manifest in the field, and provide participants with the tools, confidence and network to create new realities for themselves, their organizations and their communities.

Training: Onsite & Online
As Requested
CalSAC provides a diverse array of free and low-cost experiential, interactive training and learning opportunities that build the skills and confidence of youth development professionals at all levels, from line staff and practitioners to managers and program directors. From STEM to social and emotional learning to equity-based leadership, CalSAC has over 800 hours of curriculum available to meet a range of interests and needs. To get started, simply choose from an array of onsite or online training topics or programs and select your preferred date and time.

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2018 Annual Conference - After School Grows Brighter Futures
November 3, 2018 | Cromwell, CT
Early bird registration is now open!

Supervisor Essentials: Goal Setting for Staff
November 13, 2018 | Hartford, CT
When we initially hire staff we often hope for the best and know that for some, working in afterschool is a stepping stone to another career. How we engage with staff and provide opportunities for growth within our programs can help stem the tide of turnover in programs. Over the years the staff at EdAdvance has remained relatively stable because of proper placement and helping staff goal set. In this session we will cover what steps you need to take in your own programs to help staff strive for quality, find their place in your organization, and become leaders that help sustain quality and continuous improvement.

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Rome Afterschool Community Conversation
December 4, 2018 | Rome, GA
Come join the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) for a morning filled with resources and information that will support your afterschool or school-age child care program. Connect with others in Rome over breakfast for a conversation on how to best support young people in the community.

2019 IAN Spring Conference
April 27, 2019 | Lisle, IL
Embracing the Future: A Focus on Children, Youth and Families in All Sectors of Afterschool and Youth Development

  • Professional development sessions for front line sta and seasoned professionals
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Announcement of Award Winners
  • Market Place-Exhibitor’s Hall
  • Youth Involvement

Regional Trainings
Dates and locations vary
Learn more about the different regional trainings offered.

Claim Your Calm: 2019 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 16-17, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
Indiana’s premier conference designed exclusively for afterschool and summer program providers!

The 2019 Summit, brings together youth programs, schools and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana youth. Join 600+ participants to experience:

  • More than 60 innovative workshops on leadership and best practices
  • Inspiring and high impact keynote speakers
  • Special Evening Networking Reception at the Indiana State Museum
  • Spectacular Exhibit Hall
  • Champion Awards for Outstanding Programs

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Trauma Informed Care Online Training for Frontline Staff
November 10, 2018
Back by popular demand! KYOSA is proud to offer a live, online Trauma Informed Care training designed for frontline program staff. Join us Saturday, November 10th at 10:00E/9:00C as we discuss what trauma is, how it affects behavior, and how to meet the needs of children and teens dealing with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Trauma Informed Care certified trainer April Pieper will be facilitating this interactive, online training. Registration is free to network members, and required for participation. This training has been approved for three (3) ECE-TRIS clock hours.

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Leadership Symposium
November 9, 2018 | Southfield, MI
The purpose of the Michigan Afterschool Association (MAA) Leadership Symposium is to equip leaders at all levels to create out-of-school time (OST) policies, programs, and practices that enable youth to reach their full potential. The Leadership Symposium will draw over 350 youth development professionals from across the state of Michigan. The conference will be held Friday, November 9, at the Westin Hotel in Southfield, Michigan.

Fall Super Saturday
November 10, 2018 | St. Paul, MN
Hosted by St. Paul Public Schools
Super Saturday is an engaging professional development event designed specifically for people working with school-age youth to deepen their knowledge and skills in providing high-quality youth development opportunities.

Rethinking Anti-Bias in Afterschool Environments
December 4, 2018 | Webinar
Anti-bias curriculum goes far beyond making sure children see images of "non-stereotypical" roles. Diversity in our settings is so much more than the posters, the books, the crayons, paint and dolls. Anti-bias work includes diversity and culture. Anti-bias work is essentially optimistic work about the future for our children. Anti-bias teachers are committed to the principle that every child deserves to develop to his or her fullest potential. This workshop will explore the 'isms' included in true anti-bias work. We will examine how to more authentically include anti-bias and diversity into the settings that children find themselves in through reflecting on ourselves and our programs. Practical tips, strategies and suggestions will be included in this session.

2019 McAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference
January 31-February 2, 2019 | St. Paul, MN
Please join the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC) and the Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance (MnSACA) by exhibiting at our Annual State Conference, February 1-2, 2019 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. We are excited to offer a premier conference for professionals working with children and youth. It brings together nearly 1,000 leaders from across Minnesota providing care and education in a variety of early childhood and afterschool settings.

2019 MAACCE Conference
Pre-Conference: June 17, 2019 | Conference: June 18-29, 2019 | Osage Beach, MO
More information coming soon!

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Strengthening Tomorrow's Leaders!
November 16-17, 2018 | Princeton, NJ
The 2018 conference, Strengthening Tomorrow's Leaders, focuses on laying the foundation for long-term success in the ever-changing landscape of Afterschool, Out of School Time and Expanded Learning.

Empowering Youth Success - 2018 Rochester Regional Training Institute
November 10, 2018 | Rochester, NY
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2019 Annual Conference
May 10-11, 2019 | Saratoga Springs, NY
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Synergy Conference 2019
April 24-25, 2019 | Greensboro, NC
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Best Foot Forward 2019
February 22, 2019 | Dublin, OH
OAN’s Statewide Conference for Afterschool and Summer Learning Professionals. This year OAN celebrates our 15 year anniversary and you are invited to be a part of the celebration at our biggest conference yet! We took everything you loved about last year’s conference and made it even better!

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Oregon Afterschool Conference
November 3, 2018 | Salem, OR
With the 2018 Oregon Afterschool Conference just several months away, we are so excited to be welcoming our Keynote Speaker, Sadiq Ali, joining us all the way from Maryland. Sadiq is a two time best selling author, speaker, professor, education consultant, leadership trainer, social entrepreneur, trained mediator, certified mentor consultant and founder of the Millionaire Manners Academy training organization. Click here to download the event brochure.

PSAYDN Retreat & PENN SACCA Statewide Conference
November 29-December 1, 2018 | Grantville, PA
The PSAYDN Retreat and Annual PENN SACCA Conference will provide professional development opportunities for OST professionals, school administrators, teachers, faculty, nonprofit/community leaders, business/industry professionals, policymakers and other community partners.

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Jump Start 2018 Conference
November 2, 2018 | Ogden UT
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Behavior Management Institute
January 26, 2019 | Salt Lake City, UT
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Southern Recharge Workshop
February 9, 2019 | St. George, UT
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Vermont Afterschool Conference
November 2, 2018
The Vermont Afterschool Conference will be held November 2, 2018. We are excited to announce that Dr. Milton Chen will be our keynote speaker for 2018. In total, this statewide professional development experience offers six hours of quality training plus time for visiting with exhibitors, hearing from state leaders and special guests, and networking with other programs and providers from around the state.

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Leading with Afterschool: Reducing the School to Prison Pipeline, 3rd Annual Summit
April 25, 2019 | Lander, WY
The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance will present the 3rd Annual Statewide Summit on Juvenile Justice will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Lander Community and Convention Center in Lander, Wyoming featuring special guest, Nubia Pena – Juvenile Public Defender from Salt Lake City, Utah.

11th Annual WYAA Statewide Conference on Afterschool Programs
October 2-3, 2019 | Cheyenne, WY
The conference provides professional development, technical assistance, and networking opportunities for afterschool providers and staff, coordinators and directors, school administrators, early childcare providers, youth development professionals, and key stakeholders from across Wyoming.