Schedule

NAA20 Reimagined

Virtual Convention Part 1: March 16-18, 2020
Virtual Convention Part 2: April 19-May 2, 2020

All registered participants of NAA Convention 2020 are automatically registered for NAA20 Reimagined Virtual Convention. Below are details from the general sessions and workshops from Part 1.

Instructions on how to access Part 2 will be emailed to registered participants a few days prior to April 19.

NAA20 SCHEDULE V42

 Schedule as of 3.12.20

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

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General Sessions: March 16-18, 2020

Join us for live daily general sessions via the Internet. All you need is your laptop, smartphone, table, or other internet-enabled device to participate in these engaging sessions featuring keynote speakers DeRay Mckesson, Alex Sheen and Stacey Abrams! Speakers will engage Convention participants live, 2:00-3:00pm ET via video and will share their slides, handouts and answer your questions! With NAA20 Reimagined, we’re able to offer extra time with our speakers for Q&A. We can’t wait to see you in the chat box! 

Each general session will be launched at least 10-minutes prior to the start time. We recommend joining early to test your connection and system requirements. 


General Session #1: Monday, March 16, 2:00-3:00pm ET

Power and Empower: Lifting Our Voices, Supporting Our Youth

We see, hear, and understand what’s happening in our communities through the hearts and voices of young people. We have an opportunity to SPEAK UP for what matters. In this general session, afterschool professionals will learn about resources that support their work along with strategies that empower them as advocates for themselves and youth to help our democracy flourish.

KEYNOTE:
DeRay Mckesson
Internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People

Remarks and introductions:
Gina Warner, President and CEO, National AfterSchool Association


General Session #2: Tuesday, March 17, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern time

Keeping Our Promises: Connecting and Keeping it Real

We are committed. Afterschool professionals and leaders are passionate, compassionate, and skilled in building relationships. We find the people who need extra support and promise to be there for them. In this general session, we explore what it takes to reach beyond our comfort zones, to hold ourselves accountable, and to make a difference.

KEYNOTE:
Alex Sheen
Founder, because I said I would


General Session #3, Wednesday, March 18, 2:00-3:00pm ET

SPEAK UP: With Persistence Toward a Better Future

Convincing others – and yourself – that you are capable of taking charge and achieving more requires insight and courage. Harnessing your strength to speak out and define the future we deserve takes motivation and persistence. In this general session, Stacey Abrams will inspire and empower with her experiences, insights, and vision.

KEYNOTE:
Stacey Abrams
Political Leader, Non-Profit CEO, Entrepreneur and Author; First African- American Woman to be a Gubernatorial Nominee of a Major Party in the U.S.


WORKSHOPS, SPARKS, LEADERSHIP INTENSIVES

All educational sessions are hosted and presented by NAA Convention’s top presenters. Contact the host for technical questions. More details forthcoming. 

 

Monday March 16 

Workshops 1: 3:15-4:15pm 

Leading with Compassion & Courage Through COVID-19

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn concrete tools and strategies to lead with courage and compassion amid rising fears and anxieties around COVID-19. We know that these are unpredictable, uncertain, and sometimes scary times. This session will help you notice what is happening within you and around you and will provide a framework for addressing tactical and adaptive challenges without succumbing to fear, anger, frustration, or helplessness. Video is required to participate in this workshop.

Marissa Badgley, MSW, Reloveution

 

Five Resources to Engage Families through Wellness and Nature
Equity, Family, School, Community Engagement, Safety and Wellness
Proficient

Families and afterschool programs provide essential protective factors for children experiencing adversity. You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with at least five resources to engage and support families through wellness and nature. We’ll emphasize simple, inclusive and intergenerational resources, and discuss strategies for successful community partnerships. 

Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

 

Creating a Bag of Tricks for Success with Behavior Challenges
Youth Engagement, Interactions with Youth, Diversity, and Inclusion
Developing

Who knew? This highly interactive workshop will prepare every participant to go back and create an effective, portable treasure chest of behavior and sensory supports, referred to as a “Bag of Tricks.” Participants will discover simple and inexpensive items found in any dollar store that can be used to support youth when they are struggling. Highlights include a competition for the most creative use of an item and a door prize drawing for a complete Bag of Tricks.

Kathryn King, Kids Included Together

 

Leadership Intensives 1: 3:15-5:15pm 

Virtualizing Your Professional Development Offerings
Advocacy and Leadership
Advanced

Don’t let time, distance, and budget be barriers to engaging your staff in professional learning! Come learn what it looks like to virtualize professional development – and it’s not the standard “webinar” approach. We’ll showcase tools and techniques for connecting with educators, including small group work, hands-on activities, and reflective peer-coaching.

Perrin Chick, ACRES Project At MMSA

 

Let's Raise the Room!
Advocacy and Leadership
Advanced

You’ve included parents on your board, created systems for youth-led advocacy, and empowered staff to lead their own professional growth because you know it’s time to step back and become the incredible transformational leader you’ve always wanted to be. This session will dive into the critical skills needed to make our public engagements (professional learning events, conferences, classes, meetings) truly participant-driven by focusing on facilitation strategies. If you regularly lead events or meetings, you will walk away inspired to try out new ideas that increase inclusion, equity, and participation from all stakeholders – and will be excited to give yourself the upgraded title of transformational facilitator.

Eva Meyers, Raise the Room


Tuesday, March 17 

Workshops 3: 12:30-1:30pm 

Burnout Happens: What It Is and How to Avoid It
Advocacy and Leadership
Proficient

Burnout is a very real problem that is often experienced by administrators and staff in the world of afterschool. Come learn what burnout looks like and take away strategies to help staff stay mentally healthy.

Brad Lademann, Missouri Afterschool Network

Technical: Workshop via Zoom. Capacity 100

 

Providing More Equitable Services through Evaluation
Equity, Family, School, Community Engagement, Safety and Wellness
Proficient

Learn how Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a national youth mentoring organization, is embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion practices to better support youth and families. From identifying the unique strengths and needs of each individual served to assessing effective community partnerships, their DEI work is grounded in evaluation. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to assess and better serve youth through evaluation tools, wraparound services, and community partnerships, as well as strategies on how to approach DEI at their own organization.

Hillary Bardwell and Jessica Mitchell, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Technical: Workshop via GoToWebinar. Capacity 1,000

 

Workshops 4: 3:15-4:15pm

Grant Writing 101: Creating Effective Proposals for First Time Grant Writers
Program Planning and Administration, Staff Development
Proficient

“We don’t have the funding,” is the afterschool cry heard ‘round the world. For those charged with running afterschool programs, figuring out how to find, and secure, funding can be a daily stressor. As an organization that has successfully partnered with companies and school districts around the country to secure millions in funding throughout the past twenty years, we feel your pain! And, we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. In this workshop, participants new to the grant writing world will gain tips and tools for creating proposals that get funded, as well as insight on where to look for funding streams. You will leave brimming with ideas and excited to get back to your office.

Blonka Winkfield, The Leadership Program

Technical: Workshop via Zoom. Capacity 60

 

Mastermind Magic: Leveraging the Minds of OST Leaders
Advocacy and Leadership
Advanced

A mastermind group is designed to solve real-life problems by maximizing the collective skill and influence of the individual members. In this session, you will gain insight on how to implement the mastermind framework within leadership development offerings to stimulate innovation, cultivate relationships and advance the professionalization of the OST field. Liven up your sessions and empower your participants by leveraging this powerful technique!

Nicole Edwards, Prime Time Palm Beach County

Technical: Workshop via Zoom.

 

Sparks 1: 4:30-5:00pm

Managing a Virtual Team ASAP!
Program Planning and Administration, Staff Development
Proficient

Are you suddenly managing your team remotely? This can be a daunting task—even without a public health crisis. We’ll talk through 5 top strategies to manage your team with care while also being efficient and effective.

Jennifer Brady, Development without Limits

Technical: Spark via Zoom Capacity 100


Wednesday, March 18 

Workshops 5: 12:30-1:30pm 

Leading with Compassion & Courage Through COVID-19

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn concrete tools and strategies to lead with courage and compassion amid rising fears and anxieties around COVID-19. We know that these are unpredictable, uncertain, and sometimes scary times. This session will help you notice what is happening within you and around you and will provide a framework for addressing tactical and adaptive challenges without succumbing to fear, anger, frustration, or helplessness. Video is required to participate in this workshop.

Marissa Badgley, MSW, Reloveution

Technical: Workshop via Zoom. Capacity 100

 

Maslow Was a Working Parent: Engaging CareTakers Beyond the Carpool!
Program Planning and Administration, Staff Development
Proficient

If it takes a village to raise the child, how do you get the villagers to partner with you beyond permission slips and carpool pickup? We know that the key to effective work with young people often includes engaging the adults and family neighbors that they learn, live, and grow up with. Don't miss this tool and example filled workshop to showcase six different strategies and approaches to effectively attract and engage parents, family members, and caretakers! We'll introduce you to a ton of free resources that can be used immediately with your outreach and engagement efforts,  from the Periodic Table of Texting to an awesome onslaught of online tools.

Eric Rowles, Leading To Change

Technical: Workshop via GoToWebinar. Capacity 250

 

SEL as the Catalyst for In-School and Out-of-School Collaboration
Youth Engagement, Interactions with Youth, Diversity, and Inclusion
Proficient

When SEL is the bridge between in-school and out-of-school, kids win. But creating a common language, ensuring content is context-appropriate, and developing relationships between school and out-of-school aren’t small hurdles. In this session, find out how Denver Afterschool Alliance SEAL Initiative Manager Miranda Cook has worked toward cross-environment SEL and built a collaborative SEL community along the way. Also hear from Research Scientist Tricia Maas, Ph.D., about the powerful benefits and practical challenges of bringing SEL to both settings. This multimedia workshop will include a step-by-step overview of a successful cross-environmental effort and will invite you to explore ways you can collaborate in your community through SEL.

Melanie Kartzmer, Denver Afterschool Alliance; Tricia Maas, Committee for Children

Technical: Workshop via Zoom. Capacity 300

 

Afterschool Policy Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Advocacy and Leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way afterschool programs operate at least in the short term. What policy changes are needed for programs impacted by school closures? What policies are needed for programs who are now open all day serving students? How will summer learning programs meet the challenges of the summer of 2020? We will talk through these and other questions and provide the latest on what we are hearing from Capitol Hill and the Department of Education.

Erik Peterson, Afterschool Alliance

 

Knowledge is Power: Real-Time Solutions for Pandemic Panic with Soothing SEL
Youth Engagement, Interactions with Youth

We have created a FREE 5 to 10-hour activity guide filled with lessons, reflections, questions, and extended activities in response to the pandemic crisis that is happening around the world. We developed this document in true kid-grit format: Mind, Body, Connection, and Digital and Social Media Consciousness in hopes that its content will provide relief and support for our students and their families, educators, staff, and administrators. These activities can be used during and post this uncertain time in our history. Come prepared with paper, pens/pencils, and hope!

Julia Gabor, kid-grit

Technical: Spark via Zoom. Capacity 100

 

Workshops 6: 3:15-4:15pm 

Beyond Pizza Toppings: Authentically Engaging Youth Voice
Youth Development, Learning Environments, Curriculum, and Assessment
Proficient

Youth ownership, youth empowerment, youth development, youth adult partnerships… the buzz words of engaging young people are often used, but how are they really practiced? In this provocative and reflective training experience, participants will have the opportunity to assess their own agency’s level of youth engagement and explore tangible strategies that can be implemented to authentically involve young people far beyond picking the color of t-shirts or what’s on their pizza!

Eric Rowles, Leading To Change

Technical: Workshop via GoToWebinar. Capacity 250

 

Empowering Young Professionals for Community Change
Equity, Family, School, Community Engagement, Safety and Wellness
Proficient

“Show Up & Speak Up” is an important step for Engaging emerging leaders, young professionals and passionate millennials. You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with five simple activities to create a thriving workplace culture that supports the mental and physical health of your staff. Come prepared to share your staff engagement challenges and brainstorm solutions with other attendees. 

Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Lindsey Jorstad, Gwinnett County Department of Community Services

Technical: Workshop via Skype. Capacity 250

 

Self-Care During Difficult Times
Advocacy and Leadership

Is stress getting you down, making you irritable, affecting your sleep? In this workshop, participants will learn and share techniques for self-care, including strategies for alleviating stress and creating a work-life environment that is balanced and sustainable during these difficult times.

Eva Meyers, Let's Raise the Room

Technical: Workshop via Zoom. Capacity 100

 

COVID-19: Resources for the Field
Advocacy and Leadership

As afterschool providers, there are many ways we can mobilize to support our students and families as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this short session, we’ll share some resources and inspiration for supporting our programs and families during these unprecedented times.

Brent Cummings, Walla Walla Public Schools and Alexis Steines, Afterschool Alliance

Technical: Workshop via AdobeConnect. Capacity 100

 

5 Mindful Ways to Shift the Climate of Your Program
Program Planning and Administration, Staff Development, Youth Engagement

This session provides educators with a hands-on approach that addresses everything from mindfulness, body awareness, empathy, and digital/social consciousness. These CASEL aligned activities are student-driven and inquiry-based. We'll demonstrate tips, tools and trade activities that will help you, help students learn how to build skills in self-regulation, self- awareness, relationships, and build connections/community inside your programs. We will take a dive into today’s digital dilemma and provide new approaches so that students can make healthier decisions about how to use devices and social media. Join us and learn how to help guide students to help them understand their potential to become thoughtful and kinder contributors to a larger society.

Julia Gabor, kid-grit

Technical: Spark via Zoom. Capacity 100

 

Serving Meals During COVID-19: Out-of-School Time Partners
Advocacy, Leadership

Out-of-school time program providers and non-school meal sponsors can work collaboratively with districts to ensure access to meals when schools are closed or dismissed. Join this event to hear the latest updates on guidelines and opportunities for providing meals during COVID-19 for out-of-school time programs.

Clarissa Hayes, Food Research and Action Center


Afterschool for All Challenge 

If you were registered for the Challenge you should have received an email with information about the following virtual events from the Afterschool Alliance:

Tuesday, March 17: 3:45-5:45pm ET Hill Prep Sessions
Wednesday, March 18:  Phone Meetings with Policymakers

Now more than ever, as we all try to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak, policymakers need to hear from YOU. As such, the virtual Afterschool for All Challenge on 3/18 will be a chance for the afterschool field to raise up their concerns, needs, and challenges related to the COVID-19 response.

Everyone can go to the Take Action Center to let your members of Congress know about all the important things afterschool programs do for your community.

Let’s show Congress how important these programs are to communities and how they are a vital partner in ensuring kids, families, and providers are cared for. #AfterschoolWorks

Sign up for email alerts to take action: https://3to6.co/9ada8

 

 

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