Executive Extra

Monthly content focused on leadership exclusively for the Executive members of NAA.

September Is the New January: 5 Books to Inspire and Accelerate Your ‘New’ Year

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 00:00

Maybe because—like many of you—I have spent the better part of my life in or around school, my mind automatically visualizes September as the start of a new calendar year, full of promise and possibilities.

A Response to ‘Summer. Learning. Loss. Leadership.’

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 16:23

A recent blog by the Readiness Projects Coordinating Partners provides four big considerations as a starting point for building back better and broader together as the only way to ensure we don't exacerbate inequities that existed before COVID-19.

Think Ahead: Personalized Career Protection

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 00:00

Being an afterschool professional and leader is easier when you know you've got your bases covered.

Have Patience. Be Kind. Do the Best You Can.

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 16:17

It's 9:07 a.m. and I'm just starting my day at work. I should have logged on by 9 a.m. at the latest, but I laid in bed instead.

A Glimpse of Youth Workers’ Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 10 August 2020 16:02

A little over a month after COVID-19 was characterized as a global pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education and United Way's Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time partnered to address the question:

The Role of OST Workers During the Pandemic

Monday, 10 August 2020 16:00

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought many changes to the delivery strategy for school-day and out-of-school time (OST) programs.

Skilled Professionals, Not Superheroes

Monday, 10 August 2020 15:57

According to Stan Lee, former editor and publisher of Marvel comics, a superhero is a person who does heroic deeds and has the ability to do them in a way a normal person couldn't.

How to Select an Equity Consultant

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 00:00

The current pandemic and recent uprisings calling for racial justice have magnified long-standing inequities and brought heightened awareness for the need to put racial equity at the forefront.

Recommendations for Supporting Emerging Leaders of Color

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:15

As NAA embarks on a PLC for supporting afterschool leaders of color, the research literature and lessons learned from other leadership development programs, including CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute (LDI), yield several recommendations:

Explicit Policies for Leadership Diversification

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:13

Organizational policies can support and strengthen the racial diversity of afterschool leaders. Afterschool organizations need to:

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