Special Invitation for Leaders in Afterschool!

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Welcome, Afterschool Leader! The 2019 NAA Annual Convention (NAA19) coming to New York City, March 15-18, includes targeted opportunities designed for leaders to connect, share and learn.

This year, we’re hosting a slate of “invite only” leadership events that include special opportunities - opportunities to network with other key leaders, special guests and to lend your valuable voice in support of afterschool and afterschool professionals.

Please review the leadership session schedule below.

Friday, March 15
2:30-5:00 p.m.
Social Emotional Learning: Foundations and Futures (Invite only)

Interact with authors of the new volume, Social Emotional Learning: Foundations and Futures, while examining the foundations of social emotional learning in child and youth development community programs. The session will illustrate current cutting-edge practices in systems as well as programs, grapple with measurement, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of positioning afterschool and summer opportunities as not only contributors but leaders in this rapidly growing field.

Saturday, March 16
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Creating a System to Fund Afterschool Professional Development (Invite only)

Share your experiences and ideas as we create a call to action to fund and sustain professional development for afterschool staff and leaders.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Conversation with New York Times bestselling author and NAA19 keynote speaker, Gretchen Rubin (Invite only)

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Recommended Leadership Intensives

  • It's Time to Address Equity in Leadership
    Presented by: Jimena Quiroga Hopkins, Development Without Limits; Ruth Obel Jorgensen, California School-Age Consortium·
  • Hands, Heart, Head: Moving Evidence to Innovation
    Presented by: Charles Smith, Q-Turn; Denice Williams, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; Hillary Salmons, Providence After School Alliance; Jessica Donner, Every Hour Counts

4:15-5:15 p.m.
Recommended Session

  • Social-Emotional Learning in OST: Exclusive Briefing and Input Session
    Presented by: Heidi Ham, National AfterSchool Association; Joan Cole Duffell and Angela Fountas, Committee for Children

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Celebration of Leadership Reception (Invite only)

Join us for a special evening as we recognize NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2019 honorees and honor Ellen Gannett of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time for her decades of leadership in the field of afterschool.

Sunday, March 17
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Facilitated Conversation with NAA19 keynote speaker and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama teacher, Melody Herzfeld (Invite only)

12:45-2:45 p.m.
Recommended Leadership Intensives

  • Virtualizing Your Professional Development
    Presented by: Perrin Chick, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance·
  • Beat Turnover: Afterschool Leader Must-Knows
    Presented by: Dr. Michele Wilkens and Mina Patel from Right At School, LLC. *Sponsored by Eleyo


 When registering for NAA19, use the invitation code NAA19InviteOnly. Using this code will secure your space for the “invite only” sessions and ensure that you receive further details. If you've already registered, please contact us at Convention@naaweb.org to have the invitation code added to your registration.