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School's Out, Make It Count
October 23, 2021 | Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Out-of-School Time Conference

Leadership Intensive Retreats
When out-of-school time providers increase their skills and confidence as leaders, it benefits the young people they work with and their programs as a whole. CalSAC’s leadership and management training deepens the knowledge, skill and abilities of out-of-school time professionals, helping them lead and manage high-quality programs that bring out the best in the young people they serve.

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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2021 Virtual After School Conference
November 5-6, 2021 | Virtual
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Annual Power Up Summit
September 9-10, 2021 | Boise, ID
Our conference is for those who run programs or offer services that youth may access out-of-school: summer, afterschool, camps, or even online. Our theme this year is "Build Up!" Bring your team and join us for an inspiring 1.5 day conference that will 'Power' you up!

Distance Learning Session: We're Back in Person, Now What—Program Check-in using a Trauma Informed Lens
August 25, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Distance Learning Session: Health and Safety – Caring for Youth in Afterschool Programs as transition out of COVID: A New Discussion about Health and Safety
September 8, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Series on Diversity Equity and Inclusion: Context to Response
September 15, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Appropriate Setting (Remote Learning), for Family Child Care Professionals Post-COVID
September 15, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Boys and ACEs – How to Assist those with Challenging Behaviors
September 22, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Distance Learning Session: Series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Part Two: Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Space: The Responsibility of Responding
September 29, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Homework Strategies in Action!
October 6, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in New Norm with Family Child Care Providers
October 6, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Part Three: The Road Ahead: A DEI Action Plan
October 13, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Health & Safety - Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
October 20, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Seasoned Professionals Series: Coaching and Mentoring Staff. Session One - Leading with Skill and Building your Competence
October 27, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: 10 Leadership Lessons for AfterSchool Professionals
October 28, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Distance Learning Session: Seasoned Professionals Series: Coaching and Mentoring Staff. Session Two - Leading with Clarity, Energy, Influence and Productivity to build an effective/high Performing Team
November 3, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Annual Leadership Institute Day - SEL through the Lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
November 5, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session: Seasoned Professionals Series: Coaching and Mentoring Staff. Session Three - Leader-Coach-Supervisor-Mentor
November 10, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Session:Supporting Positive Youth Development from Developing SEL Skills to Restorative Practice 
November 17, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Training Opportunities
Multiple Dates
IAN supports strong teams and programs by establishing standards and best practices, and offering tools for professional development with ways to measure success.

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2021 Fall Conference
September 19-20, 2021 | Traverse City, MI
The MAA Fall Conference is a professional development event for the Michigan expanded learning community, including teachers, on-site staff, administrators, child care providers, and parents.

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Lunch and Learn Series
Multiple Dates | Virtual
The Michigan AfterSchool Association supports statewide regional workshops for out of school time professionals per year. These workshops meet in different regions throughout the state of Michigan. Specific topics will vary from workshop to workshop, but they will be facilitated with a common goal of providing quality professional development training and resource sharing to members of the out of school time field.

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Annual Conference
April 8-9, 2022 | Troy, NY
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Off to a Great Start (OTAGS) 2021-22  

September 27, 2021, 9 AM - 1 PM 

Join OTAGS for a live free virtual PD event, full of relevant and useful PD content to support your learning and program impact. When you and your team members register, you will also receive access to our bank of pre-recorded sessions to further your professional development efforts. Content is relevant for afterschool direct service staff, program directors, social workers, counselors, and OST providers.  

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OTAGS PD Series | Event Calendar: 

August 2021 Onboarding Toolkits Available 

Onboarding Toolkits Include: Bank of recorded virtual sessions with facilitation guides and handouts/resources for in-house professional development training for their teams with free curricular resources to be used throughout the year.

Live Virtual Learning Conferences:

All Sessions will be recorded and made available on the OTAGS PD Site.

September 27, 2021 – 9 AM - 1 PM

January 12, 2022 – 9 AM - 1 PM

June 1, 2022 – 9 AM - 1 PM



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17th Annual Jump Start Afterschool Conference
November 5-6, 2021 | Ogden, UT

UAN's Jump Start Afterschool Conference is a professional learning event for afterschool staff, educators, teachers, emerging leaders, program administrators and other youth-serving professionals. Each year, attendees have opportunities to expand their knowledge of afterschool programming and youth development, network with others in the field, and learn new strategies to help improve outcomes for the youth and families they serve.

This year, we will Refocus, Renew, and Refresh ourselves as we join together once again at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah on November 5-6, 2021. Save the date! More details to come!

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12th Conference: Are We There Yet?! Cultivating Joy on the Long and Winding Road 

November 9 - 10, 2021

This virtual conference is themed around cultivating joy for OST professionals and the youth they serve in the face of enduring challenges.

Bridge Conference
October 26-29, 2021 | Virtual
Now in its 19th year, SOWA’s annual Bridge Conference brings together school-age care providers, youth development professionals, leaders, community organizers, funders, and policymakers from across the country.

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The Wyoming Nonprofit Conference
August 2021
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